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The Blood-Smeared Glass Ceiling
American Spectator, by Jed Babbin

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Posted By:Drive, 1/24/2013 9:10:09 AM

In one of his last acts as Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta today will revoke the last of the policies that prevent women from serving in combat arms. Make no mistake about it: this action isn’t about civil rights, equal opportunity, or any of the laudable things America has done in the past fifty years to remove false barriers within the military. This is different. It’s a purely political act that will make our military — and the military families liberals claim to venerate — much weaker than they are today. Panetta is acting in response to feminists’ demands

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/24/2013 9:29:06 AM     (No. 9136125)

One of our best "Shooters", manning the lead vehicle in Iraqi convoys was a female Sargent
who would put a 50cal. round through a six year old child about to throw a brick without batting an eye. It takes the girls longer to get ready but they are crazy warriors once you get them going. Kinda like some other activities one need not mention. Might as well get real about it. They´ve been doing it for years anyway.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ecclesiastes, 1/24/2013 9:44:46 AM     (No. 9136153)

#1 - That´s the problem.

Assuming you´re a soldier who was there, tell me, was that shot correct under your Rules Of Engagement?



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus, 1/24/2013 10:04:14 AM     (No. 9136196)

Why did none of the star female candidates manage to pass the USMC Infantry Officer´s Course last October? Was that due to "sexism"?

Really this is pointless - the military is already so politicized I am astonished that anyone sticks with it. The fact that we have been screwing around for more than a decade in Afghanistan fighting guys in sandals with Chinese AK´s ought to be proof that the military is not actually meant for fighting.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: aasilver, 1/24/2013 10:09:40 AM     (No. 9136214)

Men are required to ´go into combat´.

Will women be required to do the same or will women have to volunteer for combat?

Just wondering.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coyote, 1/24/2013 10:10:30 AM     (No. 9136216)

A really stupid decision. But why should Leon worry. He´ll be enjoying retirement in California.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bevan, 1/24/2013 10:35:42 AM     (No. 9136297)

Women have choices. Men have responsibilities.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/24/2013 11:59:35 AM     (No. 9136537)

I believe #7 gets to the heart of this matter.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 1/24/2013 1:21:07 PM     (No. 9136759)

#1" "It takes the girls longer to get ready but they are crazy warriors once you get them going."

Ryan Smith: The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat (http://goo.gl/A6OLv)

Army tried putting women in same conditions as men. The women said, after a few months, their muscles atrophied and they were unable to walk up even a moderate grade without tripping, reaction times disastrously slowed.

The problem is women´s lack of testosterone resulting in an ability to repair fatigued, strained muscles. Which is not to say that women can´t ride a car out to some location, squeeze off a few shots and drive back to base, but months- or even weeks-long deployments in the field are out of the question.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 1/24/2013 1:23:13 PM     (No. 9136764)

Oops! Typo: Wrote "The problem is women´s lack of testosterone resulting in an ability to repair fatigued, strained muscles."

Meant to write: "The problem is women´s lack of testosterone resulting in an INABILITY to repair fatigued, strained muscles."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Chief1942, 1/24/2013 10:19:34 PM     (No. 9137769)

Progressive/socialists are setting this country up for an easy conquest for China. Since most of these idiots are already closet communists, they will simply be absorbed into the Chinese communist community with open arms and considerable rewards for saving China the real effort it would have needed to take these former United States.

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