Women in Direct Combat
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
(From Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia
(who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more
... the call by men for women to fight in their place is the height of
cowardice, and worthy of the strongest possible rebuke." Source: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thoughtlife/2013/01/women-should-not-be-in-combat-says-a-female-marine-captain/
the Obama administration gone completely nuts? (THAT is a rhetorical
question.) One is required to be at least "nominally" sane before one
can go INsane.
Now they are going to place the lives of that half of the human species -- able to reproduce life -- directly in harm's way.
they grown weary of just killing the babies? Have they now become
intent upon killing those capable of producing the babies in the first
Placing women in direct combat teams is so wrong -- on so many levels.
One thing is for darned sure. I will not recommend my grandson join the US Military. Not any longer.
the advent of gay society into the ranks, and now weakening the war
fighting ability of the armed forces by placing women in combat roles,
the US military is simply not up to the moral standards -- nor the
warrior standards -- to which I would have my son, my grandson, my
daughter, or my granddaughter exposed.
social experiments with the US military over the decades has left us
with a military that hasn't won a war since the Second World War. (Desert Storm was basically one huge battle which lasted days.)
veteran myself, I am proud of having done the tiny bit that I did for
my country in the military. But that was back in the 1950s when we were
marched over to the WAC's barracks at Fort Jackson, South Carolina --
which were fenced off with eight-foot tall fencing -- and we told by our training sergeant that that was where the women were and if we even went near the place we'd be shot!
I read recently of concerns by some on the political left that America is creating a "warrior class"
with our all volunteer military. Heck, we've had a warrior class
since, at least, the War Between the States. We call 'em Southerners!
When the US decides to go to war, southern males begin lining up and
signing up. Blame our Celtic heritage and ancestry.
President Bush in 1992 created the Presidential Commission on the Deployment of Women in the Military to determine the capability of women severing in direct combat positions. “The
Commission showed that women were three times more nondeployable than
men, primarily due to pregnancy, during Operations Desert Shield and
Storm.” (Hoar 1) The commission used expert medical witnesses
and current military policy to show the pitfalls of having potential
mothers serving in military units. SOURCE: http://www.grossmont.net/musgrave2/Grammar%20Hospital/new%20pages/opponent.example.htm
Look. Combat is just as mean, just as barbaric, just tough as it has always been. The combat soldier MUST rely on his physical strength, and his mental strength to survive and to aid his fellow soldiers to survive and win the victory. That is a fact -- period.
Let's state the obvious here: Women cannot carry as much as far as fast as men, and they are more susceptible to fatigue.
are shorter. Women have less muscle mass. Women weigh less than men.
This is a great disadvantage when called upon to perform tasks that
would require a high level of muscular strength and aerobic capacity,
you know, like -- ground combat. Read more about this issue here: http://www.grossmont.net/musgrave2/Grammar%20Hospital/new%20pages/opponent.example.htm
This just WRONG! A nation intent upon survival does not, I repeat, does not deliberately place the "life-givers," -- their women -- in danger. It is a basic rule of survival.
I am not surprised. The left places so little value on human life, so
little value on human dignity, so little value on the worth of each
individual, that, to them, this is just another victory for their
progressive agenda. They simply don't care about the consequences.
We've known for many decades that the political left views humankind as a plague upon their Holy Mother Earth. So, maybe this is just one more way they feel they can rid earth of it's payload of humans and cleanse the planet.
Consider the following: "In
"On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and
Society," Lt. Col. Dave Grossman briefly mentions that female soldiers
in the Israel Defense Forces have been officially prohibited from
serving in close combat military operations since 1948. The reason for
removing female soldiers from the front lines was due less to the
performance of female soldiers, and more due to the behavior of the male
infantrymen after witnessing a woman wounded. The IDF saw a complete
loss of control over soldiers who apparently experienced an
uncontrollable, protective, instinctual aggression, severely degrading
the unit's combat effectiveness.
However, in 2001, subsequent to
the publication of Grossman's book, women did begin serving in IDF
combat units on an experimental basis. There is now an all-female
infantry battalion, the Caracal Battalion." SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_combat
Read more about the Caracal Battalion at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracal_Battalion
I came across an article while doing a bit of research recently that I think should be read by everyone -- on both sides of the women in combat debate. It is entitled: "Women Should Not Be in Combat (Says a Female Marine Captain)
You will find the article here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thoughtlife/2013/01/women-should-not-be-in-combat-says-a-female-marine-captain/ READ THIS ARTICLE.
those who dictate policy, changing the current restrictions associated
with women in the infantry may not seem significant to the way the
Marine Corps operates. I vehemently disagree; this potential change will
rock the foundation of our Corps for the worse and will weaken what has
been since 1775 the world’s most lethal fighting force." -- Capt Katie Petronio -- SOURCE: http://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/article/get-over-it-we-are-not-all-created-equal
The quote immediately above is from the article entitled: "Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal." The article was written by Capt. Katie Petronio, a Marine. You will find the entire article here: http://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/article/get-over-it-we-are-not-all-created-equal
Placing women in direct combat war fighting roles within the US military will do nothing to elevate women. It will, in fact, grind women down even more.
Now that that the ban has been lifted we are left with a fight between facts an leftist ideology. Women are now caught in the middle of yet another fight in which ideology will trump facts.
No matter how horrible the results of this decision will be for women serving in America's military, leftists will NEVER admit to being wrong. So, this
disastrous decision will stand while the broken, twisted, and maimed
bodies of America's young women, those who would bear our young, those
who would rear America's children, will continue to pile up.
© J. D. Longstreet
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