Government incompetence again? Really? This is just an argument I can’t buy anymore. If these guys are so incompetent, why do they remain rich and powerful and continue to march us down the road to serfdom decade after decade no matter which party is in office? The truth is, a fundamental rule of political power is as Rahm Emanuel told us: never let a good crisis go to waste. But it’s not much of a stretch to take that one step further and suggest that Rahm might have added, “Don’t stop a good crisis too soon.” And that’s exactly what I think they are doing with the Ebola scare – making sure that we are scared enough to let the government do, as Mr. Emanuel put it, “things you think you could not do before.” What might that be? Many have suggested that an Ebola scare is just what Big Pharma needs to sell mass quantitites of vaccines. That might be true, but I think the bigger goal of the Ebola scare is to get AFRICOM firmly entrenched in Liberia where it has wanted to be since its inception in 2008. Why? AFRICOM’s mission is to ensure US access to resources on that continent and to keep countries like China from getting preferential treatment there. Obama is putting anywhere from three to five thousand troops in Africa without so much as a nod to Congress – pretty slick! To hear more on why this libertarian smells a rat, here is a clip from my show this weekend.
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