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Tue Jul 23, 2019, 01:59 AM

Sand flies carry a parasitic disease to Mideast-based US troops. Soldiers in Honduras aim to find ou

Sand flies carry a parasitic disease to Mideast-based US troops. Soldiers in Honduras aim to find out how to stop it.

By WYATT OLSON | STARS AND STRIPES
Published: July 17, 2019

Military personnel based in Central America are investigating an outbreak of a parasitic disease that has long plagued U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Joint Task Force-Bravo’s medical unit, based at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, recently conducted a medical field investigation into the outbreak of leishmaniasis in a nearby mountain community, the Army said Monday in a news release.

The parasite, called leishmania, is carried and transmitted by numerous species of sand fly, a blood-sucking pest found around the globe.

The investigation’s goal is to determine how and where the disease is spreading and then develop recommendations for stopping its sweep.

“Our job is to find out how local folks are contracting leishmaniasis,” U.S. Army Maj. Jorge Chavez, a public health nurse with JTF-Bravo, said in the news release. “How it is affecting them, how they are managing it locally through the Ministry of Health, how they are treating it, and whether or not there is a pervasive environmental threat to U.S. forces in the area.

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https://www.stripes.com/news/americas/sand-flies-carry-a-parasitic-disease-to-mideast-based-us-troops-soldiers-in-honduras-aim-to-find-out-how-to-stop-it-1.590775

How many people have known there are U.S. soldiers stationed in Honduras?

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Judi Lynn Jul 2019 OP
dhol82 Jul 2019 #1
greyl Jul 2019 #3
dhol82 Jul 2019 #4
greyl Jul 2019 #5
dhol82 Jul 2019 #6
greyl Jul 2019 #7
Beartracks Jul 2019 #2
Judi Lynn Jul 2019 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:03 AM

1. What are the troops doing in Honduras?

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:13 AM

3. Combatting drug trafficking, ostensibly. Palmerola airbase

has been there since the 80s.

http://www.g2mil.com/sotocano.htm

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Response to greyl (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:18 AM

4. So, how come so many migrants are coming up?

Or is Honduras not one of the countries sending refugees?

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:21 AM

5. Migrants don't bring drugs and crime. nt

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Response to greyl (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:29 AM

6. No, my point was that if we have troops there controlling all the evil shit

How come Honduras is not a paradise?
Sorry, I just don’t see a real reason for us to be there. If the drug problem is that bad, why not a UN task force?
I just don’t trust our military policing another country. Too much money floating around.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:31 AM

7. Right on, that's why I said "ostensibly". nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:11 AM

2. Perhaps a lot of people knew about it?

I, however, was not one of them.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soto_Cano_Air_Base

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 03:29 AM

8. For some reason, they have always tended to play down information about US troops in the Americas.

The Presidents (puppets) the US has always supported are always puppets, putting US business and government business ahead of the interests of the people of the country, insuring there is ALWAYS a large pool of extremely poor people, which will provide an enormous desperate cheap labor pool, extremely few laws supporting regulations for business, and these regimes always have violent ways of discouraging union organizing, which would tick off large international corporations. It's that way throughout the Latin America countries, easily clear only to people who decide to start researching.

Having US forces on hand helps strengthen to authority of right-wing leaders, and discourage leftists from trying to organize unions and try to improve living conditions for the masses.

The last leftist in Ecuador, Rafael Correa, sent the US military packing, leaving the Manta military base, finally, when he was inaugurated, after the people had been protesting Manta for years, under US-pleasing Ecudorian Presidents. Now they have a new President who used to be in the previous administration, who is finally showing his true colors, once he gained the Presidency, and he is very US-friendly. There's not a doubt in the world the US is going to put forces back at Manta.

In Honduras previously, under President Zelaya, there were plans to ask US military to back on out of Palmerola air base, and the President was planning to turn that base into a desperately needed international airport, as the one they had been using for international travel was considered right at the very top of the list of the most dangerous airports in the world, being very small, and almost suicide for pilots trying to hit a tiny airstrip in a very small area high in the mountains: Toncotin.

Why this airport is one of the most dangerous in the world
SO MANY planes have crashed at this deadly airport, passengers now cross their fingers and pray to survive as they approach it.

Megan Palin@megan_palin news.com.auMAY 24, 201810:47A



Whoops.

Information at link:

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/why-this-airport-is-one-of-the-most-dangerous-in-the-world/news-story/61394ec7a38d7e53a944ac1c704d963c


Suddenly, Honduran oligarchs and their dirty legislators decided to throw Zelaya out, and started a ridiculous bogus scandal, and sent the military to his house in the night, who shot it up and kidnapped him in his pajamas, flew him to Costa Rica and dumped him out on the airstrip in his jammies.

Back at the ranch, they quickly turned the country back into the hands of the extremely corrupt dirtbags who had been governing it before Zelaya, who turned to death squads, and torture, and murder of dissenters. All that since 2009.

They also will be keeping Palmerola for the US military to use as much as it wants, as a location from which the US forces have quick access to Central AND South America.

They have always done most of their stuff covertly in Latin America because they are not wanted there. Remember the phrase "Yanqui, go home." It was put into service a very long time ago.

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