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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I guess dropping off medication is not enough, we now have to send our troops to face possible death.

    If you were ordered to go by the president, would you follow orders, or would you say no and face a dishonorable discharge?
    The military must go in to fight enemies foreign and domestic as lawfully ordered to do so by the President (with consent of Congress at some point). You may get to chose who and how you want to serve but if it is different than ordered be prepared to face the consequences of court martial and so forth. Mission first, men always.

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    My friend who's a medic in the Canadian military said there has been an ebola vaccine since the 90's, but it's for military use only, mostly because it has potential severe side effects. Glad I'm not a soldier, but on the other hand it does illustrate how the media uses fear of disease to get the sheep running to their local pharmacy for injections. It's funny how simultaneous to the ebola story there's now this ev-d68 hysteria happening. Run for your lives, or into our waiting hands!... preferably with your cash!

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    No, cause I would not "fight" the virus in ordinary uniform. I suppose they would issue me the right kind of a uniform that would conceal me from such influence.
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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I guess dropping off medication is not enough, we now have to send our troops to face possible death.

    If you were ordered to go by the president, would you follow orders, or would you say no and face a dishonorable discharge?
    Going on this kind of mission is exactly why I joined the service in the first place.

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    One of us is having delusions. I'm suggesting they will send 3,000 grunts and you are implying that they will send the best and brightest. One of us is wrong.
    You're not delusional, just ignorant; US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    With the addition of military personnel, administration officials said that the new U.S. initiatives aim to:

    —Train as many as 500 health care workers a week.

    —Erect 17 heath care facilities in Liberia of 100 beds each.

    —Set up a joint command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia, to coordinate between U.S. and international relief efforts.

    —Provide home health care kits to hundreds of thousands of households, including 50,000 that the U.S. Agency for International Development will deliver to Liberia this week.

    —Carry out a home- and community-based campaign to train local populations on how to handle exposed patients.
    That's not the work of "grunts".

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    You're not delusional, just ignorant; US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola



    That's not the work of "grunts".
    Perhaps. Your link didn't work and the only thing I read was that the US would establish a 25 or 30 bed portable hospital for health workers only. If your "blocked" quotes are true, it sounds lots better.

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    My friend who's a medic in the Canadian military said there has been an ebola vaccine since the 90's, but it's for military use only, mostly because it has potential severe side effects. Glad I'm not a soldier, but on the other hand it does illustrate how the media uses fear of disease to get the sheep running to their local pharmacy for injections. It's funny how simultaneous to the ebola story there's now this ev-d68 hysteria happening. Run for your lives, or into our waiting hands!... preferably with your cash!
    Your friend is mistaken. There is no special military vaccine for ebola. The current trials are the first examples we have of possibly successful treatments for the disease.

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Lol, most of the smartest people you've met have been in the military!!!! Small circles you walk.
    I have two graduate degrees. I've interacted with lots of pretty intelligent people. But your bigotry is noted.

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    One of us is having delusions. I'm suggesting they will send 3,000 grunts and you are implying that they will send the best and brightest. One of us is wrong.
    You are wrong, for two reasons:

    1. They aren't by and large planning on sending infantry, but rather pilots, logisticians, command and control staff, medics, engineers, and the like;

    2. There are lots of smart people in the infantry. The two-time jeopardy champion I told you about, for example, was an infantry officer. I couldn't tell you how the Army does it, but the Marine Corps actually structures it such that the various arms get a rather even divide of talent. Only Lawyers and Pilots get to pick their MOS - and if they drop from the program, it's right back to where the Corps sends them.

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    You're not delusional, just ignorant; US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
    That's not the work of "grunts".
    Yeah, I didn't see a whole lot of "seek out close with and destroy the enemy through fire and maneuver and repel his assault through fire and close combat" in there.

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