Pentagon Preparing for a Major Outbreak

FoxNews and CNN is reporting that the Pentagon is preparing plans to assist the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) in the event of an anticipated Fall 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus.

According to the report:

In the event of a major outbreak, civilian authorities would lead any relief efforts, the official said. As the military would for a natural disaster or other significant emergency situation, it could provide support and fulfill any tasks that civilian authorities could not, such as air transport or testing of large numbers of viral samples from infected patients.

As a first step, Gates is being asked to sign a so-called “execution order” that would authorize the military to begin to conduct the detailed planning to execute the proposed plan.

Speculation is running rampant as to the use of military forces during such a pandemic including the use of massive quarantines.

This is really starting to sound like something out of a movie.



  1. I’m more concerned about the socialized medicine that the Obama is trying to puch under the radar…

    “Centers for Disease Control”? Are they trying to dictate what diseases I can and cannot get? In my day, we chose to decide if we got polio, and that’s the way we liked it!

    And “Centers”? That sounds like “centralized”, and you know what that means: COMMUNISM.

    Seriously though, I’m glad they’re preparing, but it’s just going to be like bird flu – remember when we all died of that?

  2. kralmajales says

    Man…gosh if we just didn’t have government and could cut back on all that crap like public health, we sure would be better off!

    I am sure the market will save us!

  3. As many of the eviromental-darwinists would say, “It’s just Mother Earth thinning out the human population.”

  4. I recall the 1976 swine flu well, and I took a shot two days before the vaccine was recalled due to outbreaks of Guillaine-Barre syndrome from it. There was no swine flue then, except for maybe some isolated cases at Fort Dix.

    This is a real epidemic, but I had H1N1 in late April, and it really wasn’t any worse than the regular flu. I have some immunity, being 58 and having had similar H1N1 flu in 1957 and 1968; most older people have immunity, which is why people over 65 are not a priority for the vaccine.

    In the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic most of the deaths were among healthy young people in their teens and 20s, and that would probably the case now. But the teens in the NYC area who’ve had the flu seem to have had the same mild case I did. (I felt sick on a Friday and worked anyway, thinking it was allergies, went home in the middle of work on Saturday to discover I had 102 fever, felt sick on Sunday, fever broke during the night and I rested and went back to work on Monday evening and recovered much faster than usual from this flu.

    Most people I know who have had it have had similar experiences. The Chinese are quarantining people, including American teens on tour groups, for weeks and weeks, and after a few days of illness, most of the kids are well and just totally bored out of their minds.

    The government needs to prepare for worst-case scenarios. I thought one of the virtues of conservatives was that they didn’t panic based on government planning for contingencies.

    This is one of those areas, like hurricane or earthquake disaster relief, when even the most vehement free-market conservatives should agree that government action and coordination is called for. Since we do not have a national police force, we have to rely on the military for disaster planning just as the National Guard is called in during natural physical disasters.

  5. Rosco P Coltrane says

    This is a setup for martial law. Thanks to the police state setup by the Bush administration, we are going to be forced to enjoy forced inoculations and military on American streets, perhaps coming door to door making sure you’ve had your shots.

    The shots have not been tested, they caused more deaths in 1976 than the flu did, and you should look up the frightening ingredients contained within. Companies manufacturing the vaccine will be shielded from any wrongful death lawsuits. Your child, wife, or parent may die from this vaccine, and too bad for you.

    Do not submit to taking this vaccine.

  6. kralmajales says

    I heard that they might inject a microscopic transmitter that they can use to track your every movement…and if it moves to the brain…they can plant thoughts in your head too. I have heard that those thoughts will immediately make you love Patti Smith music, fall in love with Hillary Clinton, enjoy sipping wine, green tea, love soccer, speak Spanish, and ultimately become a liberal.

  7. Kral,

    LOLOL! I have to admit that was great!

    Sounds like you’ve been hanging out with Ted (3R) too much lately!


  8. Rosco P Coltrane says

    Catherine Austin Fitts, senior Bush I official, says:

    “I believe one of the goals of the swine flu vaccine is depopulation. Perhaps it is the goal of a swine flu epidemic as well, whether bio-warfare or hype around a flu season.”

  9. kralmajales says

    Thanks DSW and have a great day too!

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