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ACLU sues over policy
barring women from combat

Reuters, by Peter Henderson & David Alexander

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/27/2012 6:51:45 PM

San Francisco - The American Civil Liberties Union and four servicewomen sued the U.S. Defense Department on Tuesday to end a ban on women in combat, calling the military the last bastion of discrimination by the federal government and saying modern warfare has already put women in the line of fire. The civil rights group argued in a legal complaint filed in federal court in Northern California that the military policy barring women from roles primarily focused on combat solely because of their gender was unconstitutional. Hundreds of thousands of women veterans returning from wars in

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I would expect that the dRATS will see this as another way to dilute the strength of our fighting Military [no offense to women serving]. Next, the ACLU will be trying to bring the Unions in on the action.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scribelus, 11/27/2012 7:07:15 PM     (No. 9036661)

Both the Nazi and Soviet Armies ensured that political officers were included in the order of battle of fighting units. They had serious authority, up to instant execution of those considered violators of the party line.
Now, the likelihood that there will be ACLU political officers in American combat zones is multiplied.
God save us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 11/27/2012 7:20:11 PM     (No. 9036673)

I´m just trying to imagine a 130 lb (being generous) woman dragging a battle clad comrade out of a firefight. I´m trying to imagine that same woman doing it carrying a full compliment of combat gear including a 70# ruck.

Sorry, but I cannot imagine it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 11/27/2012 7:28:33 PM     (No. 9036682)

Im wishing that someone would sue the ACLU for lack of brain power!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/27/2012 7:31:57 PM     (No. 9036684)

Can you just imagine all the damage that can be done by a platoon of women suffering from PMS?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/27/2012 7:34:15 PM     (No. 9036685)

Then don´t coerce men into signing up for forced conscription.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/27/2012 7:47:19 PM     (No. 9036698)

My my. How times have changed! Who would have imagined such a thing as anybody, especially women, going to court to get into combat during the Vietnam war? Then it was all about how to avoid the draft, which many in the liberal establishment did and about which some, at least, have a bad conscience. Of course there is a vast difference between a drafted, temporary and quickly demobilized army and a standing professional army such as we now have and may one day come to regret.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CEP, 11/27/2012 8:14:48 PM     (No. 9036718)

What do you expect from the ACLU, a bunch of sissy´s that haven´t a clue as to what really goes on in the military.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: aasilver, 11/27/2012 8:34:52 PM     (No. 9036734)

All front line combat soldiers should be women.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/27/2012 8:35:08 PM     (No. 9036735)

Sgt Sandra fluke !, can not wait... Pink hearts?????

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/27/2012 8:42:41 PM     (No. 9036742)

If I were in combat, I would not want a woman backing me up unless she is going through menopause.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: God of Irony, 11/27/2012 8:49:07 PM     (No. 9036747)

As a soldier, I say fine with me as long as we do away the different physical fitness standards for sexes where a 50 year old female going 2 miles in 25 minutes and does 7 pushups is considered more fit than an 18 year old male who does it in 16 minutes and 40 pushups.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fastphil, 11/27/2012 9:19:26 PM     (No. 9036780)

There is no woman alive who could defeat in a one on one encounter a man who is combat ready.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Fromtheright2, 11/27/2012 9:31:15 PM     (No. 9036790)



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Reply 14 - Posted by: bluefindad, 11/27/2012 9:31:44 PM     (No. 9036792)

Women will not be happy once they´ve finished destroying everything that shapes boys into men. They will then miserably discover that they can´t find a man. They will realize, much to their chagrin, that they no longer know what it is to be fulfilled as a woman.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Fromtheright2, 11/27/2012 9:34:04 PM     (No. 9036795)

These people should keep in mind the old saying "What isn´t forbidden...is required." I wonder how happen women in the military will be when taking on a combat role isn´t voluntary.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Flashback, 11/27/2012 9:37:22 PM     (No. 9036802)

Have the ACLU lawyers; male and female, do some live contact field research. Take the Point and Flank. Problem solved.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jgat, 11/27/2012 9:39:43 PM     (No. 9036809)

Make females into combat riflemen the day the first man gives birth to a baby.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/27/2012 10:07:18 PM     (No. 9036840)

#15, that has already happened by friend.

Women have such a terrible time finding a real man, they either read romance novels, or go for the "bad boy", thinking they can change him.

My nephew is big on electronic dating sites for people in their 20s. What´s there? Tattooed, scrawny women who are often unemployed, and have 2 or 3 kids. Alot of stuff in their profile is all the demands they expect in a relationship, and then complain they can´t find good men.

The men? Wussified jerks who are more interested in gay rights, think their dopey, goateed face and flabby body should bring porno star-bodied girls to their beck and call, rights for criminals, wearing baggy clothes, big doughnut ear rings, how much MPG their car gets, getting rid of plastic bags, favoring abortion as a convenience, and those whose biggest political issue is legalizing dope.

No wonder women have a hard time finding a man, and how many real men are left?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: privateer, 11/27/2012 10:12:33 PM     (No. 9036845)

I´ll go a step further: since women are more than 50% of the US´s population, by rights they should be doing most of the fighting and dying. When enough have died the population will be in balance, and men will no longer be the minority. Then women will not have to step aside in the job market while a man gets quotas, set-asides, special consideration and affirmative action. Oh wait!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/27/2012 10:26:06 PM     (No. 9036857)

#9 beat me to it. Put the broads out there and keep the men behind the lines. They ask for it, give it to them. Especially in Muslim countries.

I´m a woman and have been pretty much ashamed of my sex for the last 40 years. Maybe this is a good way to get rid of some of the worst examples.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: janylou, 11/27/2012 11:14:29 PM     (No. 9036905)

#2, my daughter did ruch marches with 70 lb packs when she was in OCS. She is a darn fine soldier and what holds her back is the male officers who treat her like a girl instead of another officer. While she may not be able to fight in combat, she could hold her own if she had to. She did cage fighting before she went into the Army and sparred with guys all the time. She wasn´t a stranger to a gun before she went into the Army either. I admit there are certain areas that should be reserved for the guys, but for the most part women are just as capable as the guys.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/28/2012 4:44:58 AM     (No. 9037020)

I can find nowhere in the constitution that says the goobermint, using our tax dollars, has the right to fund this organization of destruction.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: larhof52, 11/28/2012 6:22:25 AM     (No. 9037056)

I don´t understand why a woman would want to do the worst thing a man would ever have to do.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/28/2012 9:33:29 AM     (No. 9037316)

Women (normally, but less lately) are fierce protectors of their children. Men are socialized (by their fathers) into being protective of their women.

Most American men (until lately) had been conditioned to defend not only their own women and children but those being persecuted outside our country. Now that socialization among men is being undermined for the flimsiest of reasons and with very bad intent.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 11/28/2012 10:50:04 PM     (No. 9038626)

#22, no disrespect, but did she have to achieve the same standards as the men in all areas? Just curious.

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