“Tragic spread of Ebola in several West African countries” ….. hope this can be corrected!!!!
Humanitarian aid and medical supplies are encouraged; increased positioning of AFRICOM on the continent is not.
With the tragic spread of Ebola in several West African countries – among them Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone – U.S. President Barack Obama has sent the United States military to the region to help combat the crisis, though some are quite skeptical of whether sending armed combatants into places stricken with extreme poverty and disease is really the most clever of ideas. The recent outbreak of Ebola has killed some 2,811 people so far. In all there’s been an estimated 5,864 who’ve been infected with a about a 42% chance of survival. The fact that AFRICOM is part of this mission is more than enough reason to question the American agenda here. Political commentator Glen Ford wrote previously, “AFRICOM and U.S. policy are the disasters afflicting the continent; they are part of the…
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