A number of former soldiers have spoken out against the move because of the tough logistical life of fighters on the front line, even though many outsiders see Defense Secretary Leon Panetta´s decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat positions as a progressive move. Some have spoken out about how the move ignores some of the realities of war, like disgusting unhygienic conditions and the way that soldiers are sometimes forced to change in front of one another, in favor of gender equality. One wrote a letter in the Wall Street Journal describing the conditions
Assuming none of the powers that be who thought this was a zippy idea have never served in combat, have they not read any of the books that describe what it is like? Try Sebastian Junger´s War, on Afghanistan. Or any number of books about WWII.
We do not see this in the Hollywood versions of war.
Leon served in the First Heavy Pork Division (To the victors go the spoils) fighting to give contracts to Democratic donors while under heavy Republican fire.
Barack Obama served in the Very Light Infantry Brigade, The Screaming Metrosexuals, based in Chicago. Hillary claimed in a NY Times article designed to shift focus away from Bill´s draft dodging that she wanted to join military. However, military rejected her because male soldiers didn´t want to risk seeing her naked, showered or not. She did come under fire for Benghazi, but escaped without a scratch.
It´s all a farce, and we are the audience.
Piñata´s afternoon announcement was designed to shift evening news away from Hillary´s testimony. Longer term, Obama and Hagel will use GOP efforts to keep woman out of combat for more War on Women PR..
The thing is, most women don´t want to be on the front lines. They know they´re not equipped for it in many ways, including strength and temperament.
But if a woman can pass all the rigors of training that the men do -- without exception -- then it seems like they´d just be another asset. The social implications are always the monkey wrench, though.
I don´t think anybody brought it up yet but combat situations often make you really horny, especially when anyone of the opposite sex is around. I understand it is a survival of the species thing. It´s nice of the brass to think about our combat troops and provide them with a little "companionship."
A soldier called in this morning on Laura Ingraham´s show and said while he was in combat the men didn´t get a shower for 90 DAYS. Some of the women were helicoptered out to give them showers. This is just a disaster of epic proportions. The ramifications of this horrible decision are endless. This is just what 0bama wants, to create chaos everywhere, no matter what segment of society.
Tired women force the guys to choose: I know the guys in training rotate carry the womens´ gear because she just can´t keep up and they have to help her out at the end of the day to keep up with the group.
This kind of thinking forces young men to decide to leave behind a flagging female or risk more of them being hurt or worse.
How much do I despise this government for forcing good men to make these kind of decisions.
And what happens when, in the chaos of combat, women lose their Urinary Diversion Devices? What happens when supply lines prioritize, um, ammo and ordinance over boxes of “menstrual suppression pills”?
In the meantime, our enemies will be bright enough to know that men make better soldiers than women. Our gender-compromised battalions will be up against the uniformity, and cohesive uncompromised morale, of MEN.
You couldn’t destruct this country better than if by plan. I wonder…
All women within the right age group need to register with the Selective Service. And, women should not be given the choice to go into combat. Men don´t have a choice, why should women? That means every women needs to meet the same physical standards as men.
The first time a female gets her head chopped off and hung on a bridge pike, I hope someone takes a picture and spreads it all over the internet with a message saying demonrats have reaped what they´ve sown.
If people are so hung up on what is on the outside of a body then how can they respect what is inside the body? For centuries we have been brainwashed into being ashamed of having a normal human body. We are so ashamed that we have to cover up to console our false sense of reality.
Someone once told me that we must honor and respect all of God´s creations. Well when it comes to the human body some tell God to "stick it". It´s not really a matter of morals, it´s a matter of what and who we truly are.
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