Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ebola, Porous Borders, and Roosting Hens

The Weekly Standard carries some comments from Marine Corps General John F. Kelly about  the possible problems if Ebola hits Central and South America.

We already have an uncontrolled invasion of illegals from Latin American countries.  A plague of Ebola would be one more incentive. 

Kelly told an audience at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday that, if the disease reaches Central America, "it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States." He also said with certainty that "there is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa."

He also speculates on the role human trafficking might play in spreading this disease.

A lot of this sounds like melodrama, hype, and panic.  Government agencies are always looking for excuses to expand their budgets.  A plague will do as well as anything.  However, we do need to seal the border.

Not to be callous, but didn't DHS or some other bunch of federal bureaucrats buy millions of rounds of hollow-point handgun ammo?  I have a suggestion as to where they might want to use it.

OK, that might be just a little bit callous -- but then so is allowing our kids and grandkids to be exposed to a deadly virus we could have stopped if we had tried.

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