Originally posted at Truth be Told Media
America is debating whether or not incoming flights from Ebola-stricken West Africa should be halted. Yet the Southern Border remains open. The president’s philosophy must be to keep the doors open, which, when it comes to deterring an intruder, accomplishes absolutely nothing.
It’s already quite clear, although the CDC and the Obama administration refuse to admit it, that Enterovirus 68, a respiratory virus that requires some children be intubated and has already killed two small children and three adults, came over the border from Latin America.
We also know that our Border Patrol agents have contracted bacterial pneumonia, scabies, and TB from the thousands of unaccompanied minors, MS13 thugs, and other culturally diverse individuals that range from Chinese gang members to Islamic terrorists.
So the discussion continues as an administration that can’t seem to tie its own shoes attempts to reassure a skittish nation that they’re equipped to handle hemorrhagic Ebola.
Clearly the government is not only unequipped, it’s inept, ignorant, and playing with all our lives.
Now, despite the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issuing warnings for U.S. citizens to avoid travel to West African countries, and notwithstanding the fact that at every airport, all day every day, individuals with visas traveling to the US from West Africa continue to arrive, the news, although not surprising, has just gotten worse.
According to Chris Cabrera of the National Border Patrol Council, West African illegals are crossing the Southern Border, and “[n]ot too long ago [they] did catch some people… from Liberia.”
Seeing as wisdom is lacking, maybe some basic math skills are in order.
What we already know is that a person can be exposed to Ebola in West Africa. Then, thanks to our open borders, that same person has 7-21 days to make their way to the Southern Border of America. If that person happens to be in upper end of the 21-day limit and has no symptoms, they can mingle in stash houses with other immigrants without infecting them.
Individuals with Ebola bubbling up inside them will be processed by Border Agents, sent to a family somewhere in America, and a few days or weeks later may be found somewhere puking a hemorrhagic virus all over otherwise healthy people.
In fact, in 2013 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reported that Border Patrol agents detained 112 illegal immigrants from Guinea, 231 from Liberia, and 145 from Sierra Leone. Those numbers add up to a potential 488 Thomas Eric Duncans running around hacking and spewing all over everyone and everything.
Speaking from a place of sanity, Cabrera expressed the opinion that “We need to be more pro-active about trying to prevent it from coming in as opposed to trying to contain it once it’s here.” Ya’ think?
CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden disagrees. Frieden feels that closing the border or stopping incoming flights from West Africa will make the situation worse by preventing medical workers from traveling to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone and returning home. Why medical teams can’t be given exclusive clearance remains a mystery.
Nevertheless, apparently the administration’s view on the potential pandemic is that the virus can only be stopped at the source. In other words, arsonists are being allowed to set fires all over America, and all Barack Obama and the CDC are focused on matchbooks.
So besides being patted down, arriving visitors at airports are now having their temperature taken by the TSA, which, based on some of the more intrusive pat downs, is a scary thought. Meanwhile, our borders remain wide open and people who may be infected but have not yet presented with symptoms, are being waved right on through.