Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Top SOUTHCOM General: If Ebola Strikes Latin America There Will Be A Flood Of Refugees To The U.S.

Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, center, commander of U.S. Southern Command, speaks with Adm. Sigifrido Pared Perez, Dominican Republic minister of defense, in Barahona, Dominican Republic on June 9, 2014. SOUTHCOM Photo

SOUTHCOM Commander: Ebola Outbreak In Central America Could Cause Mass Migration To U.S. -- USNI News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The head of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) warned an Ebola outbreak in Central America or the Caribbean could trigger a mass migration to the U.S. of people fleeing the disease and implied established Central American illegal trafficking networks could introduce the infected into the U.S., during remarks at a Tuesday panel on security issues in the Western Hemisphere at the National Defense University.

“If it comes to the Western Hemisphere, the countries that we’re talking about have almost no ability to deal with it — particularly in Haiti and Central America,” SOUTHCOM Commander, Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, said in response to a question of his near term concerns in the region.
“It will make the 68,000 unaccompanied minors look like a small problem.”

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Update #1:
Kelly: Southcom Keeps Watch on Ebola Situation -- US Department of Defense
Update #2: General: If Ebola Reaches Central America, 'There Will Be Mass Migration into the U.S.' -- Weekly Standard

My Comment: I am willing to bet that those who are fighting for immigration reform and amnesty are probably feeling very comfortable with this General's remarks.

4 comments:

Aizino Smith said...

Pro-immigration (at all costs) people are likely to feel more than uncomfortable. They are likely to get cold cocked or worse.

I could see Ebola and than other diseases (after breakdown of an overwhelmed system) racing through th favelas and the rest of the cities in Brasil. there is air travel between Angola (a former Portuguese colony and Brasil. If Angola has a problem (it does not) Brasil will have the problem.

The cities in Brasil are absolutely huge. Old camping grounds (south reservoirs) an hour or 2 outside of Sao Paulo are now part of the Sao Paulo metropolitan area.

phill said...

More voters

Aizino Smith said...

To some extent Portland Oakland, NYC and other cities are ungovernable, when certain groups decide to hold protests.

These protests are planned even 6 months ahead of time by people in the "extended" government.

When you have a revolving door between the news media, 501c3, and other NGOs, the government is more than just the official government.

These groups will have a falling out as they grow.

Adding more people will not bring ipso facto increased stability simply due their existence.

oldfatslow said...

I guess the zombie
apocalypse fans might
be on to something.

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