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Originally published December 6 2014

US government to send states' National Guard forces to Ebola-stricken West Africa

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Sending America's military men and women directly to the front lines in West Africa apparently isn't enough for the Ministry of Ebola Propaganda. The government reportedly also wants to take away our last line of defense here at home, the National Guard, and place them directly in harm's way on the ground in the Ebola hot zone.

A local news affiliate in Ohio, for instance, reports that roughly 130 soldiers from a National Guard unit in Columbus will be deployed to West Africa in April, while the California Army National Guard has been told to mobilize its members for deployment. All across the country, in fact, National Guard units are reportedly being instructed to ready the troops to soon be deployed to West Africa.

I don't know about you, but the last time I checked, Liberia and Sierra Leone aren't part of the U.S. The National Guard, as its name implies, is for protecting our nation, not fulfilling the political agenda of a fear-induced invasion of diamond-and-oil-rich West Africa. And yet these faithful men and women who should be actively gutting D.C. of all the crime and treason taking place there will instead be expanding the American empire abroad.

"The deployment will support Operation United Assistance, the U.S. government's mission supporting civilian-led humanitarian efforts in countries affected by the Ebola outbreak," reports the Dayton Daily News. "All service members deploying to West Africa receive training, protective equipment and medical threat briefings."

Six National Guard battalions ordered to mobilize for deployment to West Africa

In California, the 223rd Military Intelligence Battalion, located in San Francisco, has been ordered to prepare for "involuntary mobilization," a.k.a. forced deployment. At least five other battalions across the country have also been ordered to prepare for quick deployment to the hot zone.

According to The Associated Press (AP), some 1,200 National Guard soldiers will be deployed as part of the effort, which is not supposed to involve direct treatment of Ebola patients. Instead, the National Guard troops will provide Ebola "training," according to the AP, as well as malaria prevention and "medical readiness."

"Because it is a new mission, there is anxiety, but morale is high," stated Colonel Kevin Olson, spokesman for the Minnesota National Guard, to the Star Tribune. Minnesota is one of at least 13 states planning to send National Guard troops to West Africa.

"We are confident in our equipment and in our training, and in the discipline in our force. That will help make sure our people accomplish our mission without putting our nation, our state and our forces at unnecessary risk."

Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Texas and others all sending National Guard troops overseas

USA Today says the 1,200 National Guard troops who will be joining the nearly 3,000 military men and women already on the ground there will come from a multitude of states besides Ohio, California and Minnesota. These states include Texas, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Maryland, Georgia, Illinois, Florida and Wisconsin.

Each of the battalions was carefully chosen based on its unique abilities to handle the assigned mission. Collectively, the 1,200 troops from these battalions will represent the second round of U.S. deployment to West Africa, the first of which is already handling logistics, engineering, construction, and command and control support for the U.S.-led operation.

Before coming back to the U.S., all soldiers and reservists will undergo a 21-day "controlled monitoring period" to look for Ebola infection, according to the Army.

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