Ebola Watch!

DaManBugs

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In the “Muscovite Mindset” international treaties and conventions are only seen as tools to weaken their perceived adversaries. They are viewed as non-binding to itself, if Moscow cannot be coerced to be constrained by them.
You mean just like the Septics do it?

MsG
 
You mean just like the Septics do it?

MsG
Not quite. The USA tends to take a legalistic approach and at least attempts to work within the law. The Judicial branch being viewed as separate from the Executive. In the Muscovite Mindset the law is always subservient to the authority of the Kremlin, which does not see itself bound by any laws.
The advent of the “Stable Genius” has led to his attempts to emulate the Muscovite system, but this is likely to be unsuccessful in the long-term. However in the short-term, it is helping to fulfil a major Muscovite foreign policy aim, to weaken the USA and the Western Alliance.
 
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DaManBugs

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Not quite. The USA tends to take a legalistic approach and at least attempts to work within the law. The Judicial branch being viewed as separate from the Executive. In the Muscovite Mindset the law is always subservient to the authority of the Kremlin, which does not see itself bound by any laws.
The advent of the “Stable Genius” has led his attempts to emulate the Muscovite system, but this is likely to be unsuccessful in the long-term. However in the short-term, it is helping to fulfil a major Muscovite foreign policy aim, to weaken the USA and the Western Alliance.
The Septics take a legalistic approach? That's interesting, where did you pick that up? So assassinating legally elected leaders, fomenting coups in various countries around the world (the Septics admit that it cost them five billion dollaz to knacker Ukraine) and thoroughly destabilising nations in the Middle East (Iraq, Iran, Syria etc) is called the "legalistic approach is it? You live and learn.

MsG
 
The Septics take a legalistic approach? That's interesting, where did you pick that up? So assassinating legally elected leaders, fomenting coups in various countries around the world (the Septics admit that it cost them five billion dollaz to knacker Ukraine) and thoroughly destabilising nations in the Middle East (Iraq, Iran, Syria etc) is called the "legalistic approach is it? You live and learn.

MsG
Some live and learn and yes, I believe that I do, thank-you.
Others, remain stuck in a groove of teenage angst and a manichaean belief in the protest messagery of their youth.
 
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Snapped today re-entering DRC after lunch in Rwanda. It's interesting in Goma - warning signs everywhere, washing hands and having temperature taken everywhere, but it is still Africa, and if you can't be arssed or get whistled through formalities by someone in the system, all these precautions are bypassed.
 
I agree with the UN on few subjects, but on this, they're right; there's no time to lose. If the disease gets a hold in any of the larger towns, or Kinshasa, that's trouble for a lot more than the DRC's population.
 
To be fair the continent is struggling to feed itself so it's just nature balancing the books. I don't recall the UN bothering their arses to help us during the Black Death...
 
The bad news continues as the outbreak has now spread to Uganda.

'A five-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola in the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last year, the country’s health ministry has said.

'The Congolese child has been isolated with family members at a hospital in a western district near the Congo border, according to Ugandan health minister Jane Aceng. Two family members were also being tested for Ebola after developing symptoms, with results expected on Wednesday.

'Confirmed late on Tuesday by officials, it is a blow to efforts by health workers who for months sought to prevent contamination across the frontier. The announcement puts new pressure on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare the Ebola outbreak – the second-deadliest in history – a global health emergency.'

Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda as child diagnosed with virus

'Two more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda after a five-year-old boy died of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. “The young patient ... died last night. Two more samples ... have tested positive. We, therefore, have three confirmed cases,” the agency said on Twitter, citing Uganda’s health minister.'

Two more cases of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO - Reuters
 
I agree with the UN on few subjects, but on this, they're right; there's no time to lose. If the disease gets a hold in any of the larger towns, or Kinshasa, that's trouble for a lot more than the DRC's population.
The daft thing is that when one flies into Goma from Kinshasa there's all the handwashing, checking of body temps, filling of forms etc. But when one flies from Goma to Kinshasa there's none on arrival.

Ebola in Kinshasa would be biblical (Old Testament style).
 
From today's Economist Espresso daily news alert:

Crossing borders: Ebola in Africa
An emergency committee of the World Health Organisation will meet today to decide whether to declare an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”—thus raising the level of attention, and money, given to fighting it. It will be the third such meeting since the outbreak began in August last year. In the past few days, Ebola has crossed the border to Uganda. Although the situation may seem to qualify as an international emergency, the cases were actually identified in DRC before the patients left a treatment centre and fled across the border. They have now been isolated. However, it is also clear that the outbreak is escalating and showing no signs of stopping. There have been around 2,000 cases and 1,400 deaths. Most of the rise is from regions that are hard to reach, and where health workers are subject to frequent attacks.




Edited to add: The Economist is very conservative regarding factual accuracy and avoids sensationalsm. To this end it will cross-check sources and information as much as it can and will tend to err on the side of caution when publishing any figures.
 
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There is some preparation for political pant's pooping going on here too. Trumps fabled wall is not just to keep out Mexicans and various flavours of South American, it is also to keep out other nationalities too. The route up to the US from South America is seen as the best option for illegal immigration into the US by many from all over the world, including Africa.

In the period May 30th, 2019, to June 5th, 2019, some 550 nationals of various African nations were detained after crossing the US border illegally. That included 315 citizens of the DRC.

550 African migrants were just caught in Texas. DHS head says they aren’t being screened for Ebola

Immigration officials see drastic rise in number of African migrants arriving at US-Mexico border
 
There is some preparation for political pant's pooping going on here too. Trumps fabled wall is not just to keep out Mexicans and various flavours of South American, it is also to keep out other nationalities too. The route up to the US from South America is seen as the best option for illegal immigration into the US by many from all over the world, including Africa.

In the period May 30th, 2019, to June 5th, 2019, some 550 nationals of various African nations were detained after crossing the US border illegally. That included 315 citizens of the DRC.

550 African migrants were just caught in Texas. DHS head says they aren’t being screened for Ebola

Immigration officials see drastic rise in number of African migrants arriving at US-Mexico border
I maybe wrong but if they left Africa with ebola wouldn't they have died or been taken seriously ill by the time they got to the States?
 
I maybe wrong but if they left Africa with ebola wouldn't they have died or been taken seriously ill by the time they got to the States?
It's not as if the get a tramp steamer to Venezuela. Many fly into Mexico and head up to the US border using trains, buses and internal flights, arrive at the border and pay for a guide. You could literally leave Africa on monday morning, be in Mexico City tuesday afternoon, catch an onward flight up to Del Norte and then bus, or train up and be up at Nuevo Laredo or a similar spot on the US border by wednesday/thursday, then friday/saturday over in the US.

Edit: I am not a people smuggler, it is based on what people in the police tell me and what I see on the local Texarrse news.
 
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