Archive for July, 2014
In case no one has noticed, earth is being bombarded with various diseases, viruses, and other ill health maladies––Bird Flues, MERS, Chikungunya, etc. The latest is Ebola Virus, attacking Africa’s Atlantic Coast, killing some 700 victims.
While the ‘CDC Downplays Ebola’s Threat to the United States’––as reported by Dennis Thompson––claiming: “The deadly Ebola virus that continues to rage throughout West Africa poses little risk to Americans,” other ‘facts’ emerge:
First, inquisitr.com reveals: ‘Ebola Kits Sent To National Guard Units In All 50 States’: “Ebola bio kits have been deployed to National Guard units in all 50 states, according to a Committee on Armed Services report, [which states] the kits were created in April to address mounting concerns that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus could spread outside of Africa.”
That site quotes Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Executive Officer Carmen J. Spencer: “ . . . the bio systems are rapid, reliable, and provide simultaneous identification of specific biological agents and pathogens. Approximately 340 Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) units have reportedly been given to emergency response personnel.”
Second, several posts insists that expected world-wide spread has already begun. In ‘Ebola’s Patient Zero Has Been Identified: Global Transmission Has Begun,” Dave Hodges exposes: “Patrick Sawyer, whose sister died from Ebola, was allowed on two airline flights in Liberia while infected with Ebola.
“Sawyer, had a layover in Ghana then changed planes in Togo and flew to an international travel hub of Lagos, located in Nigeria . . . the site of an Ebola outbreak . . . [Sawyer] died five days after arriving in the city.” Because Sawyer had contact with his sister, He should never have been allowed to board any plane.
Hodges rightfully explains: “A desperate search is on to find the hundreds of passengers who flew on the same jets as Sawyer . . . [who] was vomiting and had diarrhea aboard at least one of his flights with some 50 other passengers aboard. . . passengers connected to other flights . . . the virus would expand because nearly a half a million people would be potentially exposed. . . . the window for tracking down Sawyers . . . contact with the traveling public. . . [He] has tipped the very first dominoes in what could prove to be the worst epidemic in human history.”
Like many internet journalists, Hodges doesn’t trust government officials: “. . . given the fact that we now know that Ebola detection kits have been deployed in all 50 states, it would appear that someone knew about this possibility for sometime. We are either looking at gross negligence or a well-planned conspiracy.”
beforeitsnews.com/health/2014/07 adds: “ . . . provisions are currently underway . . . where even healthy Americans will be subjected to mandatory quarantine in the event of an Ebola pandemic. . .”
For too long believers have depended on medical communities to keep them safe. Such sole dependence is not Scriptural. As wholesale Christian Bibles demand of all believers: “Look unto Me, and be ye saved [healed], all the ends of the earth: for I Am God, and there is none else (Isaiah 45: 22).”
Doctors and nurses are human beings. Many of them have died from Ebola, while trying to heal others. Only God’s power, through authentic ministries in His Son’s Body of healers, can stop to spreads of such world-wide diseases. Unless God-sent revival, resulting from those Christian prayers comes, millions will die!
Siberia often refers to itself as “the end of the world,” and now mysterious huge gaping holes, bottomless caverns appearing out of nowhere recently confirms that symbolic name. A desolate location where Russia sends its supposed miscreants for punishment, the region is desperately cold most of the year.
A few days ago, sheep herders there notice a massive hole, some 262 feet in diameter. Sara Gates describes this mysterious cavern as different from known sink holes: “A giant hole opened up in Siberia, and nobody knows why. The ground on the outskirts . . . appears to have been displaced, perhaps by whatever caused the hole to form.” Now two more holes have also mysteriously been carved out.
FishOutofWaterFollow for Climate Change SOS describes them as “a mysterious crater almost the size of a football field,” indicating instability of “Arctic methane and catastrophic climate change.” Their depth is unknown.
‘Fish’ and other scientists speculate that meteorites were not the cause. Nor do they believe these are ‘run of the mill’ sinkholes, which “generally don’t have elevated rims because they are produced by collapse of surface material.” So they conclude: “The most likely cause is a methane explosion.” But no one is sure!
Jake Ellison of Seattle Post-Intelligencer writes in ‘Giant Mystery Crater in Siberia Has Scientists Stumped, But They’re Looking Into It’: “The cause of its sudden appearance in Yamal … is not yet known, though one scientific claim is that global warming may be to blame, and that it is not––as one web claim suggested––evidence ‘of the arrival of a UFO craft’ to the planet.”
Brittany Greenquist of ryot.org says: “Siberia now beginning to collapse in huge holes? Theories range from meteorites to stray missiles, a man-made prank or even aliens. One of the craters is on the same peninsula as the first one, while the other is on the Taymyr Peninsula. The first is 98 feet in diameter, the second is 49 feet, and the third is 13 feet.” So mankind waits for science to explain everything.
Of course, the Bible symbolizes such holes as lowest prisons of unseen hell––that place God prepared for the devil and his rebellious angels, a space where He never intended human beings to go: “They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust (Job 17: 16); “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit (Isaiah 14: 15).” But those who insist on serving sin and evil shall go there of their own free will just the same.
Ezekiel’s Bible prophecies says: “. . . for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit (31: 14);” “ . . . though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit (32: 25).”
Saint John’s Revelation says a ‘space angel’ opens it: “ . . . I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. . . . and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace (9:1-2).” So maybe this is all just blowhard Putin in Russia passing gas, but then maybe its not!
Well the word is out: Don’t buy that fruit! And if you did buy it: Don’t eat it! California company, Wawona Packing Company, has put a recall on all its ‘stone fruit” packed and supplied to grocers between June 1 and July 12 could be contaminated with the dreaded Listeria bacteria.
Those fruits include whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow plums, nectarines and pluots (apricot-plum hybrids). Wawona ships fruit to outlets––Costco, Wegman’s, Walmart, Krogers, Ralph’s, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s, Food4less, etc. Wegman’s has also recalled its baked goods using these fruits.
“CNN adds: “Listeria was found on on two nectarines and one peach. It is not yet clear how they became contaminated. The facility was shut down and sanitized, and subsequent tests have been negative for the bacteria.” Their release also says that Trader Joe’s will issue a full refund for these items purchased.
In the company’s press release, Wawona president Brent Smittcamp says: “We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products. By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority.”
In its press statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assures the public: “No other products are impacted by this recall. No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.”
“Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”
According to Amy Philpott, FDA spokesperson, this recall was initiated by Wawona’s internal testing. “The company shut down the implicated packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the facility and retested. Subsequent daily test results have been negative.”
However, in the first internet printing of “FDA Issues Nationwide Stone Fruit Recall Over Listeria Fears,” Janaki Jitchotvisut states the company only began the recall: “After an Australian importer found minute levels of Listeria monocytogenes on three peaches.”
Jitchotvisut adds: “According to NPR, some affected fruits are also sold individually [i.e. rather than in clamshell-type packages], as loose pieces of produce in grocery stores.” Wawona told NPR, “Fruit sold as individual pieces should have a sticker on it; the recalled product stickers will read ‘Sweet2Eat.”
Consumers can contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8am-5pm ET.”
As wholesale Christian Bibles teach, God blesses the meals of believers who pray according to His Word: “For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer (1 Timothy 4: 4 – 5).”
Constant internet chatter that Russia and China collaborate to devalue the U.S. dollar, along with record numbers of European banks collapsing and bankers committing suicide, and Russia returning to Cold War status after the crash of Malaysia Flight 17––what is one to think?
inquisitr.com writes in ‘Cold War 2 Or World War 3? Economic Warfare Between The United States And Russia And China Has Begun’: “The potential for World War 3 or Cold War 2 has NATO nation scrambling to prepare for economic warfare with Russia or China. But according to some reports, the attack began years ago and only has intensified in 2014.”
That blog even suggests: “Russia can refuse to pay debts owed to the United States, they can freeze US assets, and they could even unleash hackers to mess with the New York Stock Exchange, the electrical grid, and various other computer systems controlling vital assets.”
Of course with the world hounding Russian President about his (indirect?) use of a war Missile to bring down Malaysian Flight 17 in Ukraine, Putin could try such skullduggery. But other analysts argue that as proof pours out of Russia’s guilt in Ukraine, China will want nothing to do with that economic war.
Simultaneously, U.S. and European citizens demand the EU to aim stronger financial attacks against Russia after that murderous plane crash, but EU leaders have reason for such caution: Various scholars of finance and economy claim the region never came out of its last recession. (See this blogger’s post @ June 18th).
Two other factors indicate EU’s weak economy: 1) Several EU banks in Portugal, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, France, etc. are collapsing, and some 15 bankers from Europe, Hong Kong and the U.S. have committee suicide this year alone.
Few commentators view a ‘big picture’ economic comparison between Russia and the U.S. However, in “Russia Vastly Outgunned in Economic Showdown with West: Combined Sanctions by the US, Europe, Japan and the OECD Bloc Pit a $35 Trillion Colossus Against a $2 Trillion Midget,’ Ambrose Evans-Pritchard does that precisely:
“The economic showdown unfolding between Russia and the West is almost entirely one-sided. The US has the power to bring Russia to its knees through hegemonic control over the world’s banking system, using an array of lethal financial weapons developed by a cell at the US Treasury, and already deployed against Iran and North Korea.
“Richard Christopher Granville, from Trusted Sources, said the US ‘crossed the Rubicon’ last week even before the apparent missile strike against Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, imposing sanctions that effectively shut the energy trio of Rosneft, Novatek, and Gazprombank out of international finance.
“The Americans have the power to throttle Russia unilaterally because no European or Western bank of any importance is going to defy the U.S. . . . “ Granville told Enans-Pritchard.
As this blog site begs its readers: Keep praying, Keep trusting God. He alone ordained and keeps the United States. As plus-sized Christian sweatshirts proclaim: “But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings (Jeremiah 23:22).” That counsel always means Victory!
Lax safety procedures at laboratories ran by the federal government have reached beyond points of explainable human error. CDC Director, Tom Frieden, seems dumbfounded by multiplying misdeeds among his personnel. Congressmen even questioned accuracies of Frieden’s testimony before them this week.
In ‘Poor Oversight Catches Up with High-Security Infectious Agent and Disease Labs,’ Dina Fine Maron of ‘Scientific American’ records reaction to Frieden’s testimony: “. . . he said that his agency wants to reduce the number of laboratories that work with dangerous agents, the number of people who have access to those labs and the number of dangerous pathogens studied.”
To which Rep. Henry Waxman (D–Calif.) responded: “In fact, there is no record of how many high-level BSL-designated labs even exist.” Waxman “was referring to BSL-3 and 4 levels, which deal with biological substances that can cause serious or fatal illness when inhaled.”
Maron explains: “Around the country the number of BSL-3 labs has increased rapidly in the past decade to nearly 1,500 in the U.S., according to 2013 estimates from the Government Accountability Office. CDC, itself, says it has 21 BSL-3 labs. (The agency also has one BSL-4 laboratory.) Other such facilities are located at university, state, local and private labs.”
Obviously, Waxman is right: There is no system of national control over these labs. Nancy Kingsbury, Director of Applied Research at the Government Accountability Office, told Congress at the hearing: “There is a continued lack of national standards for designing, constructing, commissioning and overseeing these labs. One entity should be charged with coming up with such a plan.”
Kara Manke of National Public Radio summarized the problem, while Frieden who only talked about how the nation’s vast system of ‘independent’ labs is suppose to work, never covering how it does in fact work: “It all started in mid-June, when the CDC [learned] that dozens of its scientists might have accidentally been exposed to anthrax. Since then, a number of other security risks in and via national laboratories have come to light:
“Ordinary flu virus was unknowingly contaminated with the deadly virus (sent from a CDC lab); vials of smallpox virus forgotten in a National Institutes of Health storage room; and just this week the FDA [admitted] that forgotten vials of other potential bioterrorism agents were discovered in the same storage room where the smallpox samples turned up.
“These lapses, occurring in some of the nation’s top government-run facilities, left many to wonder whether the CDC, which is charged with protecting the public from natural and man-made health threats, is capable of shielding Americans from the risks posed by its own research.”
Some states, such as Maryland, have designed their own systems for safety in such dangerous labs. Others, such as New York, are now “considering instituting a voluntary moratorium of its own, after last week’s news,” says Maron.
Surely, anyone can see that this nation has not been kept safe by man’s watch care, but by God’s ntervention. City after city, state after state is still kept safe by God’s Loving Grace. As wholesale Christian Bibles premise: “It is of The LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not (Lamentations 3: 22).” So thank Him, and pray for scientists to work on safety.
It is as if the protective training wheels have fallen off the wagons of U.S. government labs assigned to keep this nation safe from infectious diseases. Several mishaps have exposed lab workers and the public to serious illnesses.
Last week, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claim: “a CDC lab accidentally contaminated a relatively benign flu sample with a dangerous H5N1 bird flu strain that has killed 386 people since 2003. Fortunately, a United States Agriculture Department laboratory realized that the strain was more dangerous than expected and alerted the C.D.C.”
Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC Agency Director, was visibly upset by these multiple accidents: First, because the CDC is known as “the reference laboratory to the world;” and Second, because each of these accidents could have “have killed both staff members and people outside.”
Donald G. McNeil of The New York Times explains: “The anthrax episode took place on June 5 in the agency’s bioterrorism rapid response lab as part of testing a new mass spectrometry method.
“. . . . at least 62 C.D.C. employees may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after potentially infectious samples were sent to laboratories unequipped to handle them.” Affected employees were offered shots and antibiotics.
The Extinction Protocol adds: “The CDC, which is already under fire for safety mishaps involving live anthrax, said samples of the highly infections H5H1 virus that were sent last March to the Department of Agriculture for research.”
But Frieden is livid because he didn’t learn about that incident until last week. “I’m upset, I’m angry, I’ve lost sleep over it . . .” He has ordered an immediate moratorium on transferring any biological samples between high-level labs until officials have reviewed all their safety protocols.
Dr. Frieden demands that all anthrax and flu labs remain closed until new procedures are imposed. Ferdous Al-Faruque of thehill.com writes that Frieden ordered “appropriate actions” against any worker who knowingly violated safety rules and failed to report breaches. Frieden also created a new position, Director of Laboratory Safety, to be filed by CDC official, Michael Bell.
But that’s not all: “A 1975 image of smallpox. Two of six vials of smallpox stored at the National Institutes of Health since 1954 contained live virus capable of infecting people . . .” Frieden insists: “All the samples will be destroyed as soon as the genomes of the virus in them can be sequenced. The N.I.H. will scour its freezers and storerooms for other dangerous material.”
In his article Henry Fountain reveals: “Until now, the only known samples of the virus were at high-security CDC labs in Atlanta and in Russia.” He quotes Dr. William Schaffner, infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt: “. . . when smallpox was eradicated, every single research lab in the world was asked to scour their facilities and submit all specimens for accounting and destruction. The fact that these vials were found in a storeroom, seems curious beyond belief.”
Some journalist imply these ‘mistakes’ could be intentional, or from serious underfunding. Both the House and Senate will hold hearings. One thing is for sure, Christians must pray about this. As plus size Christian sweatshirts exclaim: “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (James 5: 16).”
But no matter how they ‘wax poetic’ about the coming cold, the message is the same. Summer will look like early winter in most parts of the country, even as far south as Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Generally, meteorologists all agree that for most of the nation temperatures will be 20 degrees below normal.
Jason Samenow of The Washington Post yells: “Call it the ghost of the polar vortex, the polar vortex sequel, or the polar vortex’s revenge . . . But make no mistake, in parts of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest getting dealt the chilliest air, hoodies and jeans will be required. Highs in this region could well get stuck in the 50s and 60s – especially where there is considerable cloud cover.”
Yahoo News’ Dylan Stableford pines: “Remember the polar vortex? That weather pattern that sent temperatures plummeting across much of North America last winter, causing the Niagara Falls to partly freeze? Well, it’s back — sort of.
“Forecasters say polar air from the Arctic Ocean is expected to arrive in Canada and the United States next week, bringing unseasonably cool temperatures to the eastern half of the country.” And this unseasonably cold weather could last from six to ten days (i.e. or longer). Hm, remind anyone of last winter?
The Extension Protocol makes it sound even worst: “ Instead of warm summer-like conditions it will feel more like fall. Temperatures are likely to be 5-10°C below normal. This will keep daytime highs buried in the teens with overnight lows in the single digits.
“This cold air is expected to move as far south as Texas where record low temperatures could be broken. When you average the temperatures we have seen for the first 9 days of July we are already 3°C below normal. Adding on this upcoming cold outbreak will likely cause the entire month to end up below average. This would mean that six of the first seven months of 2014 have brought below normal temperatures . . . only June was near normal.”
But the National Weather Center also predicts it will be hotter than normal for six to ten days in the West––i.e. Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho and California. Oh my, for bathing suit weather, maybe everyone should go there!
Yet, abc7chicago.com brings some consolation: “Residents won’t need boots or shovels, but a sweater may come in handy in the evenings. The July version of the ‘polar vortex’ that brought a deep freeze over Chicago for much of the winter wouldn’t involve snow.”
OK so no snow, but surely plus size Christian sweatshirts may be needed. Of course, the Book of Job predicted this: “Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north (37: 9).” Hm again. Whirlwind sounds like hurricane. Is that what’s coming next? Maybe Jeremiah said it best: “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved (8: 20).”
Health officials around the world are increasingly alarmed this week by the uncontrollable growth of Ebola virus cases spreading throughout West Africa. When the outbreak began in March, medical officials thought it was under control, but it has doubled back to become the biggest spread of Ebola since 1976.
Yesterday, guardian.com.uk reports: “Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since 3 July, as the deadly virus continues to spread in families, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
“In a statement, the UN agency said that the latest figures from health ministries in the three countries showed a total of 844 cases including 518 deaths in the epidemic that began in February.”
map.org. describes Ebola symptoms: “. . . this alarming disease appears with a serious fever and headache. The patients are exhausted all the time and vomit too much. Diarrhea and cough accompanied by bleeding are not seldom and 90% of infected persons die and currently 40% of dead people are health care workers.”
AP reporter, Sarah DiLorenzo, quotes senior officials from Doctors Without Borders that “Ebola in West Africa is totally out of control,” that it is in its second wave, and that more international organizations and governments must send in more health experts to combat the outbreak.
Because the disease is spreading to new areas in Guinea, Sierra Leona and Liberia, leaders from eleven West African countries and their ‘global health partners’ held emergency meetings in Accra, Ghana, to agree on “a basic strategy to battle the disease and agreeing on a list of challenges they need to tackle.”
In a statement after this meeting, WHO says: “ . . . between July 1 and 2, the three countries reported 21 more cases and 14 more deaths, pushing the outbreak total to 779 illnesses, including 481 deaths. Guinea reported 2 deaths, Liberia reported 8 cases and 10 deaths, and Sierra Leone reported 13 cases and 2 deaths.
Officials in various states disagree on the source of the illness. According to AFP News Service, this disease could be spread through what is known as ‘bush meat’: “Late in March, Health Minister Raymonde Goudou Coffie called for her compatriots to stop eating porcupines and agoutis, which look like large river-rats, ‘until we can be sure’ there are no risks.
“Bushmeat is known to be a vector of Ebola, the alarming hemorrhagic fever that has claimed at least 122 lives in Guinea, according to a UN World Health Organization toll on April 17 Liberia, meanwhile, reports 13 deaths.”
But a WHO spokesperson claims: “This means that the two main modes of transmission are home care, people who care for their relative at home, and during funerals, are still ongoing. If we don’t stop the transmission in the several hotspots in the three countries we will not be able to say that we control the outbreak.”
In ‘Deadly Ebola Virus Could Hit Britain,’ Jessica Haworth of the Daily Star writes: “It is feared passengers flying into Paris might carry the disease and could bring it to the UK if they travel on to London using the Eurostar.” She mentions Paris because most of the affect countries remain in French colonial spheres.
Ebola is just one of many diseases foretold in Bible prophecies that would hit earth in these last days: “And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed The Name of God, Which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give Him glory (Revelation 16: 9).” Yes, it is time for repentance!
This volunteer systems of parents deciding whether or not their child will be vaccinated against whooping cough and other communicable diseases, and of each state deciding their own requirements for vaccinations––simply isn’t working.
Mid-way in the last century, parents were required to have certificates of vaccinations and booster shots, before a child could be enrolled in school. But through various usually-unfounded rumors about these preventive medicines, parents are now allowed to opt out of protecting their child with such shields.
And they thus endanger the lives of all children, and adults for that matter, within the child’s environments. With such lax enforcement of basic safety measures, the medical community, as well as the government of California is now faced with an explosive outbreak of whooping cough.
Ryan Parrish of vaccinenewsdaily.com, writes that as of July 2nd, California had amassed 1,100 new cases of whooping cough in just two weeks. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) says that thus the total number of cases so far this year is at 4, 558. All the cases in 2013 only totaled 2,532.
Of that new total already three infants have died of pertussis (whooping cough). “Infants are at the greatest risk of illness and death from pertussis,” Ron Chapman, CDPH Director claims. Babies four months old and younger are at least two thirds of all hospital cases with pertussis. Chapman also advises:
“Vaccination is the best form of protection. We’re encouraging all parents to vaccinate their children, and for pregnant women to be vaccinated to protect their babies. This will ensure maximum protection against this potentially fatal disease.”
Jen Christensen of CNN News adds that all people must make sure their vaccinations are up to date. This includes pregnant women. When they receive their shots, immunization passes on to the womb. She adds:
“All adults should get a Tdap booster, unless you had one as a teenager (after age 11). Nationally, more than 90% of children get the first three doses of the vaccine, but far fewer get the booster.” CVS Drugs announced that whooping cough vaccinations are now available throughout all their stores in California.
Studies of the 2010 outbreak in California show “ . . . large clusters of parents who did not vaccinate their children close to areas with a large number of whooping cough cases during” that outbreak. So their refusal to receive preventive shots, endangered the lives of children and adults in their environment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports: “Whooping cough cases have spread rapidly in the United States this year, with a 24% increase nationally in the number of cases, compared to January through April of last year.”
Emma Rogers of Vaccine News Daily explains: “Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Symptoms in children include a two-week cough and runny nose, leading to a worsening cough with a “whooping” sound. Infants may have a red or purple face without a cough.”
So good doctors insists: get your shots and boosters. And above all pray! As plus-sized Christian sweat shirts advise: “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray . . . the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and The Lord shall raise him up . . . pray one for another, that ye may be healed (James 5: 13 – 18).”
An unbiased observer has difficulty discerning the truth about threats of new diseases that thousands of children from nations below Mexico could bring to the United States. Clearly, whether at the border, or other U.S. cities, children and adults flooding U.S. southern borders should have careful medical examinations.
On one side, some claim that stories about diseased children are planted to embarrass the government. On the other side, others claim doctors and nurses face threats if they tell the truth about the numbers of diseases this new group of illegal immigrants bring with them into this country.
Undoubtedly, the truth is somewhere in the middle. Beyond issues of possible diseases, however, other questions need answers: First: If El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras––where this new wave of immigrants from Central America come from––are such poor countries, how can impoverished parents raise thousands of dollars to pay “coyote” criminals to transport them to America?
It should be apparent that some kind of organized funding is behind the sudden move of thousands of people across hundreds of miles of dangerous desert to reach the U.S. border. What political entities stand to gain by embarrassing their opposite political entities? What criminal elements cross with these children?
Who gains by forcing the American government to send thousands of children back home to possible criminal environments? But then there are criminal environments in the U.S. with hundreds of American children killed on a regular basis, about which little is done? So how will these new children be safer here?
Second: The public is told the immigrant children are fleeing extreme criminal activity in those nations. But, if criminal elements in these nations are so horrendous as to force children as young as three years old to walk hundreds of miles to get to the U.S. border, then why hasn’t the American government done more to help these nations stem such a criminal tide?
If the U.S. intervenes in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, why can’t it intervene in Central America, which is much closer to America’s shores? What is the strength of diplomatic and intelligence operations in those nations? How could this sudden influx flooding across the southern border be such a surprise?
Third: In groups of thousands, these masses trekked through Mexico. Did that government not see them? What did that nation do to turn them back, or to warn the U.S. of the pending invasion of mostly children? Why wasn’t Mexico’s southern border better sealed? Where are Mexico’s police and border patrols?
Medical science clearly defines diseases that are more than physical. Diseases of the mind can incapacitate the human spirit. Of course, diseases of the heart can also weaken the body. What applies to the physical man, magnifies toward a nation? In this situation, American must strengthen her body and soul.
As wholesale Christian sweatshirts implore men and nations, like good scientists, good journalists must work to get to the heart of an illness: “Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow (Zephaniah 3: 3).”