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Some advice on women in combat from a female veteran
Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2013 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 01/28/2013 3:57:20 AM PST by Hojczyk

It was from one of America’s female veterans who served in Iraq, delivered with a first hand, been there, done that background. The Marine in question – who for purposes of publication will go by the pseudonym of “Sentry” – had previously submitted this history and opinion as a comment at National Review, but her story was compelling enough that I checked into her background, contacted her and decided to republish it here in its entirety

Lastly, this country and our military are NOT prepared to see what the enemy will do to female POWs. The Taliban, AQ, insurgents, jihadis, whatever you want to call them, they don’t abide by the Geneva Conventions and treat women worse than livestock. Google Thomas Tucker and Kristian Menchaca if you want to see what they do to our men (and don’t google it unless you have a strong stomach) and then imagine a woman in their hands. How is our 24/7 news cycle going to cover a captured, raped, mutilated woman? After the first one, how are the men in the military going to treat their female comrades? ONE Thomasina Tucker is going to mean the men in the military will move heaven and earth to protect women, never mind what it does to the mission. I present you with Exhibit A: Jessica Lynch. Male lives will be lost trying to protect their female comrades. And the people of the US are NOT, based on the Jessica Lynch episode, prepared to treat a female POW the same way they do a man.

I say again, I would have loved to be in the infantry. I think I could have done it physically, I could’ve met almost all the male standards (jumping aside), and I think I’m mentally tough enough to handle whatever came.

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1 posted on 01/28/2013 3:57:23 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Sentry is correct - and that is the way it is.

But Wash DC wants distraction - and this is yet another perfect “emotional” distraction from what POTUS is doing to the US as a whole///


2 posted on 01/28/2013 4:14:33 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Hojczyk

Plain old common sense. Sentry is right on.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 4:16:25 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Hojczyk

Sentry is telling it like it is. Of course, it will be ignored by the media. All I hear is how “another glass ceiling has been shattered”. IMHO, shatter that glass ceiling, and you shatter the entire military.


4 posted on 01/28/2013 4:29:31 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Hojczyk

Wife served her 2 years in the ‘90s. Says hygiene is an obvious issue but not discussed much.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 4:31:33 AM PST by jughandle
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To: FES0844

Common Sense is something that is sorely lacking in the united States today.

Common Sense would tell us we cannot borrow our way out of debt or keep printing money that has nothing behind it.

Common sense would tell us that a child raised by two freaks is likely to end up a freak.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 4:37:36 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Hojczyk
How many women are in the NFL, MLB, NBA?

Our glorious “leaders” think front line combat is easier?

IDIOTS!

And what kind of society are we when there are able bodied men, 24 years old, sitting in their underoos all day playing XBox, that we are so desperate to throw women into combat? Chivalry is dead? The devil and the left hope so.

7 posted on 01/28/2013 4:44:10 AM PST by ryan71
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To: Venturer

Common Sense....Should be made a mandatory course in all
schools.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 4:56:35 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Hojczyk

Apparently women don’t really care. They will disrupt where they can. Why? Stuck on stupid!!


9 posted on 01/28/2013 5:13:04 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: FES0844

Who would teach it? Very few teachers in the public schools with common sense, themselves.


10 posted on 01/28/2013 5:19:13 AM PST by Catholic Iowan
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To: FES0844

LMAO Who would teach it, the Principal who suspended a kid for using his finger like a gun?

Or the female teacher who has sex with a 14 year old?


11 posted on 01/28/2013 5:43:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Hojczyk

So lives will be lost on the altar of political correctness. That’s the way it is now, in the once-great United States.

Democrats are deathly afraid of fang-tooth raging feminazis.


12 posted on 01/28/2013 5:45:08 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: momtothree

> Sentry is telling it like it is. Of course, it will be ignored by the media. All I hear is how “another glass ceiling has been shattered”. IMHO, shatter that glass ceiling, and you shatter the entire military

If you were the POTUS and an enemy of the state wouldn’t you do the same so your terrorist allies could destroy your military in a war zone where the only way to fight effectively is by using their infantry? The libtards either want the United States overtaken by terrorist elements that they think will treat them like friendlies (but we know the end result of that don’t we?) or they are just too stupid to realize the end conseqsences Of their actions.


13 posted on 01/28/2013 5:57:11 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: momtothree

> Sentry is telling it like it is. Of course, it will be ignored by the media. All I hear is how “another glass ceiling has been shattered”. IMHO, shatter that glass ceiling, and you shatter the entire military

If you were the POTUS and an enemy of the state wouldn’t you do the same so your terrorist allies could destroy your military in a war zone where the only way to fight effectively is by using their infantry? The libtards either want the United States overtaken by terrorist elements that they think will treat them like friendlies (but we know the end result of that don’t we?) or they are just too stupid to realize the end conseqsences of their actions.


14 posted on 01/28/2013 5:57:30 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: BCW

Women in Combat and the Gun Control are mere smoke screens for something going on the our government that this adminstration doesn’t want us to know about. Pur and simple.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 6:07:39 AM PST by tillacum
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To: ryan71

The same point that I always make.

If women can compete on an equal playing field when it comes to combat, why can’t they in sports?

Female sports exist as protected second tier leagues. Why do we need title 9 if women are equal to men physically?

By all means, lets start co-ed highschool sports (without quotas) and see how many girls make the team.

The militaries purpose is not to ensure that everyone gets an equal career path.


16 posted on 01/28/2013 6:28:03 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BCW

But Wash DC wants distraction....

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If only that were the case. But it is far more sinister than that; these people want to destroy our military, to make us sitting ducks.


17 posted on 01/28/2013 6:37:02 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Hojczyk

In the current climate, ideology trumps reality 100%.

The reality set-—when we have to fight a “real” war (think Normandy, Okinawa, Chosin, Hue)-—is going to be horrific.


18 posted on 01/28/2013 6:37:54 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: momtothree

IMHO, shatter that glass ceiling, and you shatter the entire military.

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Bingo! Their ultimate goal in this is to destroy the fighting capability of our military. They are hoping to chase out the real warriors and leave us with women and girly men.


19 posted on 01/28/2013 6:39:28 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: FES0844

Sentry is right on and very articulate. That’s a well put together argument.


20 posted on 01/28/2013 6:53:26 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: FES0844

I agree. Its not fair to the men who will be serving with women in combat. Its bad enough for them to have to watch their captured comrades be beaten, tortured and murdered but having to watch a female comrade raped to death is going to be terrible.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 7:11:58 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hojczyk; All
For another excellent perspective on this issue, here's a superb article from the Marine Corps Gazette by a female Marine officer:

We are not all created equal

22 posted on 01/28/2013 7:22:38 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: jsanders2001

“... wouldn’t you do the same so your terrorist allies could destroy your military..”

That is exactly what I would do if I wanted to weaken the U.S. via weakening the military. I would allows gays to serve openly and I would allow women to serve in the front lines. Next... I would have women/gays given slots in special forces (Delta, Seals etc). Finally, I would reduce/eliminate any sort of physical standards like weight, etc (I believe this part is coming). A hundred pounds overweight and can’t walk to your mailbox? Fine... sign here and you can be a Ranger (or name whatever you want to do). All part of the big plan IMHO.


23 posted on 01/28/2013 7:31:34 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Hojczyk

Obama would transform our military from a fighting force to peacekeepers, relief aid delivery forces and social workers. He and other liberals have no concept that the capability to wage real wars is needed to protect this country. If we are unfortunate enough to be hit with another 9-11 size attack, Obama’s response will be to use DHS and the FBI and maybe call on the UN.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 8:28:40 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Hojczyk

The Israelis learned after the 1948 war what happens when you have women in combat.

It’s not just that men will worry more about protecting the women than the mission. It’s not just that they will be angry when one of their female soldiers gets killed.

It’s that killing and mutilating a female soldier, as Muslims really know how to do, will make our troops so pissed off that they will thereafter MASSACRE the next group of jihadis they meet, and their won’t be a damn thing their officers will be able to do to stop them.


25 posted on 01/28/2013 9:12:15 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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