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(NaturalNews) The Defense Department assured Americans that the U.S. military personnel that President Obama ordered to West Africa to build clinics for Ebola victims would be protected — safe, even — from the deadly virus.

But, as has been the case from the outset, the administration’s actions have rarely matched its rhetoric. Now, as civil libertarians lament the quarantine of a CDC nurse in New Jersey, lost in the conversation is the fact that the Pentagon is ordering troops returning from the Ebola “hot zones” to be quarantined as well.

As reported by CBS News, apparently, America’s Italian allies aren’t as confident as the Defense Department that American troops returning to bases in Vicenza, Italy, are disease-free. As such, the Italians have enacted a policy that requires returning U.S. troops to be quarantined for 21 days.

CBS News reported further:

The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend…. There are currently 11 soldiers in isolation.

Italy insisted?

When the troops deplaned, the report said, they were met by Carabinieri — Italian national police — who were outfitted with full hazmat suits. If Rome keeps the policy, then all U.S. personnel returning from Liberia — which will be several hundred — are to be placed in quarantine for the 21-day time period. Thirty more personnel arrived a few days ago, the report said.

CBS News said that a Pentagon spokesman has defined the isolation as “enhanced monitoring” — whatever that means. Soldiers are to remain confined to a building where they are being held and are not being allowed to see family members.

The report said that the decision was actually made by the Army and will only apply to soldiers returning from Liberia — which, if true, means that, once again, our government has lied to us about the danger, or potential danger, that our troops are in (war is one thing, but exposing them to a deadly disease without proper protection is quite another).

Written by: J. D. HEYES – continue to NATURAL NEWS

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