Pentagon Announces Domestic ‘Ebola Response Team’

Northcom Sends Team to Texas to Prepare Deployments

The Ebola hysteria hasn’t amounted to all that many patients inside the United States, but it’s still being used as a pretext for the deployment of US military forces on American soil.

The Pentagon today announced that Northern Command is creating a “Ebola Response Team” that will be ready at a moment’s notice to deploy anywhere in the US to “fight” the virus.

The program is going to start with 30 troops at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, where they are conducting “high-level preparations” for operations in case anyone other than the existing three Ebola cases become confirmed.

In and of itself, the program appears fairly innocuous, but the precedent it sets, allowing the Pentagon to start preparing domestic deployments every time a scare story reaches critical mass, could have boots on the ground constantly, as if there is one constant in American life, it’s that there’s always something we’re being told is about to become a crisis.

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