Skip to comments.Panetta removes military ban on women in combat, opening thousands of front line positions.
Posted on 01/23/2013 12:39:15 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad
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I totally agree with you, but we have to understand who is running our Govt. now - avowed Enemies of America, including the marxist Panetta. This is so wrong, and if it stands, if Congress goes along with this, then we are cooked. Which is just what Barry Soetoro, et.al., want. To have a young woman take a slot away from a young man when there is absolutely no way she could ever be physically or mentally qualified means the standards will be tanked even further.
When will the madness stop...I am going crazy with rage.
Maybe the leftards can unionize the military next.
Apparently Congress has nothing to do with it anymore. It’s all up to the Marxist Peneta. Was I sleeping when Congress said it was fine? Am I missing something here? Woman in combat has ALWAYS been banned by Congress, but of course when Democrats are in power they ignore Congress. So can someone tell me when Congress lifted the ban?
Let women pay their share of the butchers bill. They will have had enough after the first few.
But we will no longer be a world power in the meantime.
I don’t think Congress did lift the ban. When I hear these women say they can’t get ahead in the military without combat experience, I just want to retch. The Jerk-in-Chief and Panetta are purging our military of anyone who still cares about this country. Putting women on the front lines may well drive out the remaining Patriots, leaving only those who are willing to go after Americans on American Soil. Career advancement, my arse. this is about the impending civil war.
While they are primarily in support roles, women in the IDF are not exclusively so. Several served in combat roles in the Lebanon war in 2006, one killed in action I believe.
So how many qualified men will be replaced by women to fill a quota? I know feminists and the politically correct will deny it, but men are stronger, faster, and can carry heavier loads. Thems the facts, Jack. Physical fitness standards for men in the military have already been lowered because they were too high for women. Now this?
Those fox holes, combat outposts and helicopters will then need to have ladies rooms. What’s next? Hiring the handicapped?
The ACLU is un-American, uncivil, and anti-liberty.
I wanted to put that to Clinton in the '96 San Diego debate but didn't get my chance.
My nephew (Army major, West Point grad) is being deployed for the 2nd time to Afghanistan, after 2 tours in Iraq as well. My advice to him is to AVOID combat encounters as much as he can, and to steer around them if it appears inevitable. I would hate most of all to see him take a bullet for that RAT bastard 0bama, or to be prosecuted on some trumped up charge, due to a split second decision. We now have a good number of soldiers spending 10 yrs to life in prison because of a split second decision in firing or being fired upon, and then being hauled up on murder charges.
The U.S. military is now a giant, pandering, capitulating, politically correct social experiment for 0dumb0, his muzzlim collaborators, the LGBT and socialist radicals. I tell anyone these days, DON'T GO IN. You may be another casuality on 0dumb0's girdle.
He hates, absolutely HATES women, as he hates the Jews. The Messiah was born of a woman. Satan is constantly trying to destroy those made in the image of God. If he'll do it through hypersexualization and objectification then he'll do it through taking away all that makes them uniquely feminine. And Obama is willing to mess with creation and it's order for him.
Goes back to Genesis.
"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
Thus the Islamic view of women as well.
Well, well...things are starting to become clearer now.
“Report: Gen. Mattis Forced Out of CENTCOM for Questioning Obama’s Advisers”
Pure evil at its core.
I had not put that together until you pointed it out.
Amen to that!
...as of now she isn’t; talk to us after a year in the female billets. Better yet, talk to a military chaplain familiar with these things.
What’s left on the insanity list? I think they’ve checked off every box.
Funny, we are still deploying AD to Iraq (MSM crickets, plus the kicker, we are involved in a messy Sunni and Shiite triangle by attempting to work both sides in different areas, lol), what makes you think Afghan will be any different? Oh, wait, you must believe in this fairy tale called “end of combat operations” well unfortunately there are plenty of other operations that will be alive and well. Bagram (Several other FOBs) for instance is/are being beefed up well into the billions for some long term plan that will continue to drain our resources/taxpayers. AD will be deployed by the thousands for awhile...
Women have no place in combat except in the direst of circumstance
Real life is not based on that prick and his silly what if movies
Obama the evil SOB. He has found a way to remove the only legal obstacle to requiring women to be drafted.
The last federal court ruling on why women are not subject to the draft is because women were prohibited by federal law from the combat positions that were mostly being drafted for.
I will not turn my daughter over to the sodomites running our government and military. -Under no circumstances-. And daughter being sent into infantry combat is utterly depraved. FUBO marxist plant usurper.
I beg your pardon but plenty of women in uniform have indeed asked for this precisely
Try august in full pads in Mississippi football practicd
Two a day
Hell i smoked Marlboro reds behind the sleds at spring training
They will lower all standards....they always do
Romulus ...sad to say
This site has further degenerated into the stupid
Were women so effing great at combat it would have been so for all recorded history since Lagash versus Umma
Idiots laughing about this much like those implementing it do not take war seriously
Cause most aren’t fighting it
Womens lib in the modern era is mostly the product of liberal pissed off bored Jewish women in urban areas who often came from socialist families
Red diaper babies as Horowitz coined it
Think any of them ever served?
Hell they loathe the military
First one dead in combat and all hell will break loose. Hearings will happen, heads will roll, good men will lose their jobs.
This is the dumbest idea since New Coke.
Instead of criticizing Panetta, you turn your vitriol against the young women?
How conservative—to hope other people “enjoy” crimes committed against them.
“Frankly, I dont care anymore. Let them go. Let them get shot at and die like men. Thats what they demand, give it to them.”
Really? Where did most women demand this? Or most women in the military?
Women who did not demand this and women who actively opposed this will likely die if Congress approves of this plan.
And you’re willing to throw in the towel and show a singular lack of regard for all the women involved because of the beliefs and desires of a minority.
It sure is, libs don’t like absolutes and Mattis is an absolute type of guy.
You are a minority..if you believe you, or a small group of like minded people, can influence this current admin...or any of the insanity going on.
Remember when we thought obamacare was dead..did we stop tarp/stimulus?
Have ‘we’ stopped ANYTHING?
My entire point was that it's not realistic.
Should be an interesting reaction to see the first female that has to hump an 81 mm baseplate strapped to her pack for 20 miles....
This is meant by 0bama to get the country to hate the military...not just the Fiat and Volvo drivers, but the rest of the country.
Here is a link to a very well written article on the issue of fraternization. The point is that no level of military code or discipline can stop human nature. Put members of the opposite sex together in any organization and there’s going to be fraternization. Put them in situations where they are away from their spouses, facing constant danger or long stretches of boredom, and human nature will trump discipline. The most intriguing part of the article is to Tito’s strict policy against fraternization in his Yugoslav army during the war, where the penalty was death. There were apparently dozens of his troops executed for this offense. If people are willing to risk death in exchange for some human affection in a war zone, then lesser punishment is not going to have a major effect.
Not very many, I think four and only one was enlisted. All this will do is push more women into the Navy and Air Force. Everyone in uniform knows that regardless of your job or branch that you have a bullseyes painted on your back.
I could attest that women don't really hold up in stressful environments and I have never been in a combat situation. I have seen female supervisors break down and cry. All the bravado is from pilots or officer types.
I think it’ll ultimately be a wash, because few women will volunteer from infantry front-line duty. However... for those who do, not a single standard should be lowered in training to ease the path for them. Whatever their male counterparts must accomplish, so must they.
Won't happen. Based on current male standards few females would be on active duty. They could run and all but loaded down with equipment, nah.
They will just change the regs to accomodate women. Now stretchers are a four person job because two women can't lift a stretcher with an average sized guy and if they could they would not get very far.
They will forecit. It will fail and they will change the regs againg. Happens all the time.
Agree, xzins. This will destroy the warrior culture of our military. This president is determined to destroy all that is good, honorable, great about our country. My heart hurts for America and what he is doing.
Repubs need to wake up and realize obama is their and America’s enemy. Who gives a crap about polls, whether they can get reelected in two years......they need to realize the time is now to stop him.
Thus, getting more people maimed and killed in the fire zone. Not that it matters to liberals.... the more dead military members the better, as far as they’re concerned.
And that, unfortunately, is **EXACTLY** the problem.
The primary legal ground for drafting only men rather than both men and women is the combat exclusion. Eliminate the combat exclusion and the Supreme Court will probably have no way to avoid declaring the Selective Service system unconstitutional.
That's merely a formality today. There may be a day it is not a formality at all.
I'm afraid this is going to come back and bite big time in ways that the women who want a combat MOS never expected.
It's one thing to let women volunteer for something (leaving aside the question of whether or not they can do it without lowering the standards). It is a very different thing to start drafting women.