Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ebola Update, War On ISIS, & Economic Recovery?

WNW 161: Ebola Update, War on ISIS and Obama CriticismBy Greg Hunter’s 
It’s all Ebola all the time.  The Obama Administration got this wrong from the beginning.  It told us there was very little chance of a case getting to the U.S.–wrong!  Then they told us there was little chance of it becoming an epidemic–again, wrong!  If that was the case, the head of Health and Human Services would not be saying there may be other Ebola cases in the U.S.  Also, the head of the CDC would not be comparing Ebola to the AIDS crisis.  This is a big problem folks, and the Obama Administration is getting it wrong–again.  The IMF says the crisis will cost more than $30 billion to fight.  Many health professionals say there should be a travel ban to and from West African countries.  In Sierra Leon alone, it is reported there are five new Ebola infections per hour.  Of course, there can be exceptions for medical personnel fighting the problem, but this is the type of protocol that can contain the outbreak.  Senator David Vitter from Louisiana said the new Ebola health screening in five big airports is “laughable.”  Not having an immediate West Africa travel ban seems too stupid to be stupid to me.
The war with ISIS is going pretty well, if you are in the ISIS army that is growing by more than 3,000 fighters per month.  The bombing campaign is weak, at best, and now ISIS is looking like it will take the border town of Kobani despite the 14 reported airstrikes by the U.S.  Yes, you heard right, just 14 reported air strikes, and that just isn’t doing much to stop the terror army of ISIS.  It appears to me that President Obama is not serious, and he is doing exactly what he said he would do and that is to “manage” the situation.  Who knows what he is thinking, but he continues with a plan that even his own generals in the Pentagon say isn’t working, and remember, this army is growing by thousands each and every month.
This brings me to my next observation and that is top Democrats are throwing President Obama under the bus.  Top Democrat and former Defense Secretary and head of the CIA, Leon Panetta, is out with a new book, and it is very critical of President Obama’s policies in the Middle East.   He also said he told the President the night of the Benghazi terror attack that it was “terrorists,” not protesters.  Add to the list Former President Bill Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter, who also had negative things to say about Obama’s policies, and you have unprecedented criticism of a Democratic President from Democrats!!!  Also, with the mid-term elections coming up, almost every Democratic candidate is giving slogans saying things like they will “stand up to President Obama.”  What?  Stand up to the head of the party and the policies Democrats pushed and voted for such as Obama Care?  Am I hearing this right?  I don’t think the head of either party has been trashed like this before—until now.  This smacks of desperation, and I think the election will show big victories for Republicans, and it won’t even be close in many so-called “close” races.
Finally, how many times have you heard we are in a “recovery”?   Every week, the main stream media is cramming the phony good news down our throats.  Oh, it’s a recovery for Wall Street, but not a recovery for Main Street.  Now, they want you to think that the debt problems of the U.S. are getting better when just the opposite is the truth.  Look at this headline from an AP story in the local newspaper, “U.S. Budget Deficit Falls to $486 Billion.”   The story says, last year, the budget deficit was “$680 billion.”  What’s the real story?  According to folks like John Williams, the real total deficit was “$6.8 trillion.”  Yes, I’ll say it again, $6.8 trillion.  David Stockman, the former White House Budget Director, says the U.S. needs to roll over around $8 trillion in debt.  How long can we keep acquiring debt and commitments that we NEVER intend to pay back?  Who knows, but this is not going to end well for most Americans.
Join Greg Hunter as he analyzes these stories and more in the Weekly News Wrap-Up.