Skip to comments.Gates, Rumsfeld Sued Over U.S. Military's Rape Epidemic
Posted on 02/15/2011 8:17:11 AM PST by ConorMacNessa
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LMAO, what did they expect?
Now they are going to put women in submarines.
I have a niece in the Air Force, she is a bitch and a Dyke.
covered with tattoo’s.
I don’t think she is a whore.
Guess that went right over your head. Supporting the exclusion of women in military combat forces is more to the point.
Extra hardware would be the right term, I guess.
Yes, that seems like backwards thinking. Especially when some female troops hit the bar after work and get $ - - - faced drunk. I've witnessed that firsthand, and had to have a fellow female designated driver take the drunk women home.
One got so drunk one night at a topless bar, she jumped up, pulled her top off and showed the not so well endowed dancer what breasts look like. The bouncer told us to get her and ourselves out of there.
No, I read and understood what you wrote. Anyone who supports the rape of US servicewomen by US servicemen has issues.
Once you have killed a man or had someone try to kill you rape does not seem like such a big deal. For most of human history when one army conquered another army the raping and pillaging started soon after.
I think for men there is a connection between violence and libido. I would have not thought that until my first deployment and experience it myself. I did not rape anyone but after a firefight there was a strong urge to procreate. Talking to other Soldiers this seems to be common.
"Jesse Ellison is a writer and editor for Newsweek..."
'Nuff said ?
Few people know me better than myself. You are not one of them.
Thanks for a good catch. See? It taxed my memory. LOL!!
By your logic, it’s the women in the military who are paying the price. That’s like saying that a woman in police uniform gets raped, it’s to be expected. Gross.
Lol! So firing a gun does give you a woody? Sounds like rationalization to me.
I am a history buff. When I would read about ancient battles and how it was common practice that after an army took a city they would go on a rampage of indiscriminate killing, raping and pillaging I could not understand how they could do that. Now I do.
My hypothesis is that combat results in our reptile brain becoming extremely active. In fact they have done functional MRI’s on combat veterans with PTSD and there is way more activity in the reptile portion of the brain then there is in people without PTSD.
I am not rationalizing it. It is still wrong by our societies standards. The military puts alot of time and money into training Soldiers to be discplined and not allow those impulses to take over.
O.K., but you realize many will read that the wrong way. I MIGHT just understand one army’s soldiers raping the women of the enemy as “justified” revenge for real atrocities; what I will not understand is raping one’s “own”.
I state that last one because men use sex as a means of releasing stress. This is the only long term war we have been in were prostitutes are not available. I am not saying that it is right I am just making an observation.
Well, some women in the military *are* paying the price are they not? I fully accept that women are in the military now and they’re there to stay. All I said was that such things were predicted by those who argued against allowing women in the military— and they were right. Not all the effects of allowing women in the military are good effects.
But there is no excuse. Soldiers must (and generally do) have that sense of honor as a gentleman. Basic chivalry demands that a warrior rushes to the *defense* of women, and has no mercy on those who abuse them. Psychopaths and predators have no place in the military and must be rooted out.
This takes away command time from actually fighting the war to policing the Soldiers. Also don't get me started on fraternization between the ranks.
Was I talking to you? Get lost wipe.
I can’t say whether this war is the first where prostitutes were unavailable or not historically. I have heard commanders say that their soldiers are more disciplined BECAUSE there weren’t any bars and prostitutes around, but that still doesn’t explain why the U.S. soldiers who rape U.S. females see them as merely pieces of meat, instead of fellow soldiers in a deadly combat zone.
Amen to that. Will the globalist banksters that have sold us out as a nation ever be held to account, or will we continue to be oblivious and spend our time on Facebook, watching Dancing with the Stars and NFL?
I don’t agree with women in combat zones because it creates un-needed tension. Just like I don’t support women competing in male sports such as football or wrestling. That said any service man who rapes a woman (either a fellow American service woman or a local) needs to be castrated. It should be an offense with lasting implications.
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