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The Turret Gunner Was a She

para_dimz Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 7:34 AM
A pile. He exposed himself with this equality baloney. On the battlefield legal equality means zero. Its dangerous. You had better be physically, mentally and technically equal or go gome. You're a liability. Women and PC nutjobs want one thing; career advance,ent opportunities. However, they want it to be voluntary. Well, that's not equal for the men. Men don't get to volunteer for combat assignments in the same way women want to be able to. That's another rub. No woman should get an avenue in the service that is mot open to men.
para_dimz Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 7:38 AM
IOW, man should be also able to volunteer out of combat roles and into tech and support roles with the same deferrence to their wishes as they're giving women to "volunteer" for combat. Either that or all women go to the same basic, PT, combat onfantry training as men, apptitide test with men and wash out according to blind, objective data. No fair having women unqualified for basic or infantry getting cushy jobs.
Happy Jake Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 8:31 AM
A man who does not meet the standards for front-line combat risks the lives of his fellow soldiers. This has been known since ancient times. Even Hollywood knows this, that's why movies always depict undersized, underpowered men as working extra hard to "make it" in a combat unit.

I won't say front-line combat is no place for a woman, so much as I will say anyone (man or woman) who is in front-line combat MUST be physically and mentally tough enough to handle it. Either that or people die.
Drifter33 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:37 PM
What would King Leonidas have done, faced with this PC baloney?
mhood175 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:22 PM
Since he was left to fight the Persians ALONE because those that were supposed to help defend didn't show, I believe the 300 would have been delighted that women showed up to assist. I don't think PC would have entered his mind, even related to that medieval period of time! I think he would have welcomed the assistance and who knows, maybe it would have prevented the Persians from sneaking around over and behind the 300! Think about it! They got annilated BUT they put up one h*** of a fight! They get MY vote any day!
mhood175 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:22 PM
Since he was left to fight the Persians ALONE because those that were supposed to help defend didn't show, I believe the 300 would have been delighted that women showed up to assist. I don't think PC would have entered his mind, even related to that medieval period of time! I think he would have welcomed the assistance and who knows, maybe it would have prevented the Persians from sneaking around over and behind the 300! Think about it! They got annilated BUT they put up one h*** of a fight! They get MY vote any day!
mhood175 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:23 PM
double publishing - don't know how that happened - sorry!

Martin Dempsey, the Army general who's now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was a division commander when he got to Baghdad in 2003 and climbed into a Humvee for his first trip off base. "I asked the driver ... who he was (and) where he was from," the general remembers, "and I slapped the turret gunner around the leg and I said, 'Who are you?' And she leaned down and said, 'I'm Amanda.'

"And I said, 'Ah, OK.' So female turret gunner protecting division commander."

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