Last week, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter issued a landmark announcement that beginning in 2016, all combat jobs in all U.S. Armed Forces Branches will be available to women. This includes all special operation forces such as Army Green Berets and Navy Seals.
This decision may now have a blow back effect as military and political leaders are now coming to grips with the fact that women may now be forced to comply with registering with the Selective Service System; meaning that for the first time in our nation’s history, women could be subject to the draft.
Although the draft no longer exists; at least right now, we cannot say that it would not be reinstated given the current state of terrorism in the world today; a level of terrorism that involves barbarism at an epic level; something that hasn’t been seen since the Middle Ages.
The 1981 U.S. Supreme Court case of Rostker vs. Goldberg, officially excluded women from the draft on the premise that women were prohibited from ground combat operations.
A few days after the Defense Department announced that all combat jobs will be open to women, a three-member panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit heard arguments in a 2013 lawsuit filed by the National Coalition for Men and James Lesmeister.
Deciphering the legal speak, essentially, the arguments proposed by Plaintiff’s Attorney Marc Angelucci, NCFM, including President Harry Crouch and member Fred Sottile were that excluding women from having to register, was that it was discriminatory.
The prior 1981 Supreme Court Decision and the argument and position of this three-member panel, seems to suggest that the discriminatory argument is moot, since the policy change by the DOD.
This case appears to be headed back to the district court for further argument. What this also appears to be, is the courts will hand off the decision back to Congress; a shuffling of the decision to put this decision back into the hands of the legislature. Everyone pointing their fingers saying “it’s not my job, you decide,” “no no no it’s not my job, you decide.” The typical hand wringing that we typically see in today’s government that occurs at all levels and with both parties.
The shrill lobby who jumped up and down like circus monkeys screaming and demanding that all military combat jobs are open to women, will now start jumping up and down like circus monkeys complaining that they didn’t really mean that women will now have to actually register for the draft, and if they don’t, they will be subject to the same penalties and possible prosecution as men if they fail to do so.
The typical delusional uber-feminist speak, “we demand, we demand, we demand, combat jobs.” “Oops; well, we didn’t really mean that we would have to register for the draft, and be subject to the same penalties as men if we fail to do so, we just want equality, equality, equality.”
Those demands now also seem to be moot. We shall now see how the delay tactics, irrational arguments, spin and legal actions will be to prevent young women from having to register, by the shrill equality cottage industry.
Huh? WTF? Am I suddenly on a different planet? Can someone please translate this convoluted, upside down, sideways up, Jefferson Airplane window pane acid logic to me?
It appears, that despite the studies, testing, and protests by large numbers of high ranking military officials, some Pentagon officials who have not fallen in line with the politically correct socialization of the military, and most combat operators who state that women simply do not have the physical strength nor the warrior, “Sheep Dog” mind set to do this dangerous arduous job, and to voluntarily and willingly place themselves in harm’s way; to protect the Sheep from the Wolf.
In seemingly the only display of testicular fortitude opposing this monstrously stupid social engineering decision, came from the Marine Corps Marine Corps Commandant, General Joe Dunford who requested that the Marine Corps be exempt from the change as careful studies and a lengthy exploratory training and testing program shows “integrated units” with men and women don’t perform as well as all-male units. He also wanted an exception to maintain elite units known as force reconnaissance as male-only.
According to the study and program conducted by the Marine Corps, which has yet to be released, women were slower, in an exercise testing an integrated unit’s ability to remove casualties from the battlefield. The slower performance and need to use additional troops led to more casualties. Those tests concluded the slowness exposed the entire unit to more danger.
“A greater reliance on two-man carrying methods removes another Marine from providing local security during the movement,” the report said. “Integrated crews performed noticeably slower during the execution of this subtask.” Other tests showed that women had poorer performance in hikes, gorge crossings, cliff ascents and shooting accuracy.
In a recent 2014 study of more than 7,600 special operations personnel by the Rand Corporation, echoed the same sentiment of General Dunford; essentially stating in one collective voice that allowing women in combat roles, especially in special operations units will be disastrous, will cause men to leave the service and will cost lives. The survey also allowed for written comments.
One special operations respondent to the survey stated this.
“I could list hundreds of reasons why women cannot do the job that a Green Beret is required to do, but as I only have 1,000 characters, I will choose the one that I think is the most important.” “I weigh 225 pounds, and 280 pounds in full kit, as did most of the members of my ODA (a 12-man Army Green Beret unit). I expect every person on my team to be able to drag any member of my team out of a firefight. A 130-pound female could not do it; I don’t care how much time she spends in the gym. Do we expect wounded men to bleed out because a female soldier could not drag him to cover?”
Another special operations respondent stated the following, intermingled with a host of expletives.
“No one wants this. Do us a favor and listen to what we are saying for a change. Can Washington really afford to take that risk so politicians can brag to the public that they brought gender equality to SOF?” “Expletive, Expletive, Expletive!”
An Army soldier in an elite unit who has won unit physical fitness awards, who trains in mixed martial arts, and who is a former football player, spoke on condition of anonymity;
I’m 6’5” in stocking feet; nearly 6’7” in boots and helmet and dressed in full “battle-rattle” of nearly 100 pounds, I am well over 320 pounds, about the same as an NFL lineman. At that weight and in combat conditions with bullets flying and sh*t blowing up everywhere, even UFC former champ Rhonda Rousey wouldn’t be able to pull me out of the line of fire if I went down, and she may get killed trying.”
The request for the exception from the Marine Corps drew the ire of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus who called into question the testing methods, motives, and mind set of the Marine Corps personnel conducting their study. It appears that Secretary Mabus’ cancerous feminist and hallucinogenic thought process, prevented him from seeing and understanding the obvious, that virtually every test, study, survey, argument and proof that women simply do not possess the physical attributes, and emotional, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for ground combat operations; he is going to force it anyway.
Since the release of findings of the Marine Corps study, Mabus has publicly criticized it, saying the Marines in charge were biased against the idea of women in combat, and the women who participated may not have been the best the Corps had to offer.
That decision; without a microgram of a doubt, will cost lives.
California Congressman Duncan Hunter (R), a former Marine officer and Iraq veteran issued a statement saying Mabus’ recent public comments were an insult to the service.
“Secretary Mabus is quickly proving that he’s a political hack who cares more about doing the White House’s bidding than the combat effectiveness of the Marine Corps. Mabus is not only insulting the Marine Corps as an institution, but he’s essentially telling Marines that their experience and judgment doesn’t matter.”
Cheerleaders and supports of the women in combat mantra insist that physical and training standards are not and have not been lowered to accommodate females. That is about as truthful and accurate as what comes out of the southbound end of a steer; BULLSHIT!
There are now numerous stories; including People magazine, and whistleblowers who have all said that the three recent graduates of the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger School were in fact afforded special considerations. The three who did graduate along with another dozen or so that failed were allowed to preview certain courses and aspects of Ranger School months before they actually had to perform them, were allowed to recycle or permitted numerous “do-overs” out of the view of other trainees and only with selected staff, were provided special trainers and nutritionists months in advance, and suddenly and mysteriously, their Ranger School training and injury records were mistakenly shredded when they were requested by a congressman who became aware of the special treatment and compromised standards.
Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell (R); himself a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and graduate of Ranger School had demanded all training records of the women who had graduate from the Secretary of the Army, when tips started pouring into his office.
Among the documents Russell requested were patrol grade sheets, spot reports, phase evaluation reports, sick call reports with all to include the Ranger Instructor comments for each and every phase to include every recycled phase and class. Also requested were each female candidates recycle history and dates for each phase.
Here is a post from Congressman Russell’s Facebook page.
His request went unfulfilled and was met with a request for his own records from a group of West Point affiliated women, led by Sue Fulton; herself a former Army officer and West Point graduate, and Janet uh-uh-uh-uh-uh Reno bloated look-a-like. Fulton tweeted out a demand to Russell; presumably between bites of an In-and-Out Double-Double; to see his Ranger School records.
— Sue Fulton (@suefulton) September 24, 2015
That’s like a three toed sloth asking for the running times of a greyhound.
In conclusion; what we have is a staggering and epic level of factual evidence that every scientific study, survey, comments and opinions of some military leaders; and most importantly the common sense wishes of those in the foxholes; the “ground-pounders;” the ones who will be directly affected and who may die, and basic common friggin sense, that women simply do not possess the inherent warrior and physical qualities for combat operations.
Military women have served in deployment areas, some have encountered combat conditions, and yes some have been injured and killed. No one is going to detract from, or fail to honor the sacrifice that some women have made. Are there some women who are physically and mentally tougher than men? Sure there are, but we don’t put all military males in direct combat units either.
Military morale has tanked in the past seven years with the current policies in place, the unclear and dangerous rules of engagement that are getting military members killed, the persecution of military males based on dubious sexual assault allegations that would not reach the front door of a civilian prosecutor, and now this decision has and will continue to drive qualified men and some women out of military service.
I can imagine Defense Secretary Carter delivering his message in typical “Forest Gump” southern drawl along with his Flex-o-Lite ping-pong paddle is his back pocket saying, “I’m not a smart man, but I know what equality is.”
With all of the coddling and babying of women in our criminal and family courts, our college campuses with the claims that women are so fragile that if they are in the same zip code as a bottle of alcohol, and they have their hand touched by a male student, and that is tantamount that they have been raped, then just what in the hell does anyone in their right mind want women in direct military combat units in combat conditions.
I wonder if a female Soldier or Marine who is on the front lines and gets shot at by ISIS, if that would constitute grounds for getting a restraining order against the terrorist. What if the terrorist shouts out to the female combatant uncomfortable words, would the U.N. or the Geneva Convention rules have to be re-written to mandate trigger warnings? What if female combatants are taken POW, will the enemy be required to provide “safe spaces” for female POW’s, sanitary conditions?
Ooooooooooh,,, I get it now,,, yeah, let’s only put women on the front lines, and when the terrorists shoot at them or threaten to cut their heads off with dull knives, they can petition for restraining orders. Yeah, that’s the ticket, we’ll defeat the enemy by restraining order. Gee,,, I apologize for my lack of forward and progressive thinking. My bad.
As a result of this shrill feminist social engineering delusional demand, and now mandated Department of Defense policy, perhaps the equality mantra will be tempered once millions of 18 – 25-year-old females will be forced by law, to line up around the corner from each and every Selective Service office across the country, or when they start coming home with missing limbs or in boxes in mass numbers.
You don’t hook up a covered wagon to a sheep, not even if you put a Rambo mask on it, you hook it up to a horse. Is that not clear?
I have made some facetious comments for entertainment purposes but to those in positions of political, military, and Pentagon decision making I say, “Jesus Herbert Christ folks, wake up and think!”
This is not an issue of equality, it’s an issue of ability.