Under the cover of Ebola the United States looks more totalitarian, authoritarian and just plain fascist than ever.
By Jeff Berwick @ The Dollar Vigilante
As Zero Hedge points out, many of us were led to believe President Obama spent the weekend golfing for nearly five hours, doing nothing, while his new Ebola Czar missed crucial meetings to the safety of the nation…
The truth of the matter is much different. Those cliques truly in charge of the nation worked behind closed doors, and closely with the military. Ebola has more-or-less been exposed as a live drill in which the media, the military and other branches of government have coordinated to introduce the notion that, just like in the cinema, the military and the healthcare system are conjoined at the hip, and the military will be deployed in numerous scenarios nationwide. The Obama Administration will not only send troops into Africa to stop Ebola, but also into the US. The US will get so-called “quick-strike teams.”
The U.S. military is forming a 30-person “quick-strike team” equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN’s Barbara Starr on Sunday.
A Pentagon spokesman later confirmed portions of the official’s information.
The team will be under orders to deploy within 72 hours at any time over the next month, the official said.
The Department of Health and Human Services requested the military team, and the Pentagon has given verbal approval, the official said.
The team will include five doctors, 20 nurses and five trainers, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.
The Pentagon has been working to determine what assistance it could offer the civilian health care sector following a White House meeting last week during which President Barack Obama said he wanted a more aggressive response, according to two Defense officials…
…Jacoby is already working with the military on the joint team, Kirby said, and once formed, it will head to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for up to seven days of training in infection control and personal protective equipment. The training, provided by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, will begin “within the next week or so,” Kirby said.
Posse Comitatus, you say? That was subverted years ago!
On Monday Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby dismissed the Constitution and Posse Comitatus.
“We actually do have the legal authority to do this,” Kirby told Morning Joe. “This is nothing more than potential support, and I stress, potential support to civilian medical authorities if and only if they ask for that.”
“This isn’t going to violate Posse Comitatus,” he continued.
Posse Comitatus has been long for the dustbin of history. At least that’s what the military itself thinks.
“It is time to rescind the existing Posse Comitatus Act and replace it with a new law,” retired Col. John R. Brinkerhoff stated in the December, 2009 issue of the Journal of Homeland Security.
“Things have changed a lot since 1878, and the Posse Comitatus Act is not only irrelevant but also downright dangerous to the proper and effective use of military forces for domestic duties.”
As we wrote last week, the advice found within these pages at The Dollar Vigilante can generally be applied to the Ebola crises. First and foremost, if you are near the US border, now might be a good time to get out of your already Constitution Free Zone. Come to Mexico. (The chances of a quick strike team kidnapping you from your home is like .00001% here) I will be starting The Health Vigilante in the coming months. That will be a hub of valuable information for vigilantes all over the world.
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