Posted by Ann Barnhardt – June 27, AD 2012 9:08 PM MST
I am DELIGHTED to help, as much as I can.
The issue is the current push by the Marxists to put women into COMBAT. Not merely “women in the military”, but women in full-on combat, including putting women into all branches of the Special Forces.
Make no mistake, this business of putting women in combat has nothing, and I mean nothing, to do with “equal rights” or any other such nonsense. This is a cold, calculated effort by the Marxist contingent to render the United States military totally ineffective and completely unable to effectively prosecute and win any war, or “kinetic military action”, as they now call it.
In the spirit of my apparent vocation, let me just drill down to the bone right away, because time is of the essence.
Women, no matter how well-trained, can never, ever be anywhere close to a match for a man in combat. They do not have the strength, especially in the upper body, and never will no matter how hard they train. They can not carry loads, and they do not have the endurance of men. And I will tolerate no delusional horseshit arguments to the contrary. I don’t care about “this one girl you know” who can do X, Y and Z. Her strength is exceptional RELATIVE TO OTHER FEMALES, but she is absolutely no match for a man, even a man of a significantly lower fitness level.
On a personal note, I can testify. I have been doing CrossFit-like training five days per week since November. I am 5’4″ and weighed 130 pounds on the nose this morning. Do you honestly think that I would be any match at all in combat with a man with average to below-average fitness who was 5’10” and 180 pounds? Heck, I wouldn’t be any match for a man who was 5’4″ and 130 pounds like me. The upper body strength advantage of the man would itself be more than enough to put a quick end to any fight. This is why I carry a gun at all times, as all women and men of good will should.
Now let’s assume equal height and weight. The woman is still at a massive anatomical disadvantage. Men are built for strength, speed and endurance. A woman at 5’10” and 180 pounds is physically constituted to gestate and then breastfeed babies. Big, big difference. This is like trying to use a Toyota Siena minivan as a dumptruck. No matter what you do, or how many lies you tell yourself, it is never, ever going to work.
Next to the moral issues. Again, I’ll be blunt. Putting women in combat will destroy the ability of the military to fight, and will kill the women in question, and kill them ugly. But exactly like Operation Fast & Furious, that is precisely what the Marxists want. They WANT the optics of dead American women in order to kill morale and drain the nation of any will to fight ANY aggressor.
The current rules of engagement have already handicapped our military to a large extent. Putting women in combat will utterly destroy what little combat effectiveness remains. Why? Because women who were captured would be raped to death, beheaded, their bodies desecrated and mutilated, all on video which would be posted on the internet, and this would destroy all will to fight. Commanders would simply lay down and surrender before sending women into any situation that could result in capture – which means that we would be totally unable to fight at all. Further, the American people would themselves demand surrender when faced with the videos of women soldiers being raped, killed and mutilated, and the Marxist, satanic media would absolutely foam at the mouth to run such videos on a perpetual loop, lusting the carnage and the sensationalism for ratings, and in loyal service to the Communist, anti-American cause.
Again, I can personally testify. Earlier this year the video of my burning of the koran that was subtitled in Arabic by the Coptic Christians in Egypt, who are dying in a genocide as we speak, went uber-viral in the Mid-East. It is now flirting with 700,000 views, almost all of them in the Middle East, and Dearborn, Michigan. I see the comments left in English. Let me put them into a nutshell for you. They involve putting me in traction, raping me, and then killing me not by beheading, but by raping me to death with objects – tearing apart my internal organs and puncturing my diaphragm from inside and below. Then, after I was dead, my corpse would be decapitated, then mutilated, then displayed. Think Mogadishu with rape. All on video, of course.
If you put women in combat, I promise you, that is what will happen to any that are captured. Knowing this, what commander is going to hand the enemy that kind of propaganda victory, not to mention sending the woman to a horrific, horrific death? Any sane commander for both personal AND tactical reasons MUST shield and show tactical “favoritism” to any females in his outfit. All this accomplishes is massively reducing the efficacy of the outfit, replacing able-bodied men with not just a woman of inferior physical ability, but also a huge burden and liability that would have to be effectively “babysat” and “protected”, thus draining the outfit of even more combat ability.
But Ann! What about Joan of Arc?
Joan of Arc was a full-blown physical miracle of the Holy Spirit. Do you understand? If I opened the window and flew to Kansas City at Mach 3, it would be an equal physical miracle to Joan of Arc. Why do you think the French Army dropped everything and happily followed a seventeen year old girl into battle? The French had not yet become the race of cheese-eating surrender monkeys that we see today. That descent only happened within the last 200 years. Why? Why would rough, rough men follow a little girl? Because she did things in all of their sight that were physically impossible for a girl to do – like learning to ride a battle horse in full armor, wielding a shield and longsword, with two weeks training. Most men twice her weight couldn’t do that with two YEARS training. That would be like me going into SEAL training and setting new records in every discipline and doing it easily. Let me assure you, that would be a miracle of Biblical proportions. Akin to Joan of Arc. So please, let that all go.
Finally, PLEASE watch this 13:30 testimony of General Robert H. Barrow before congress in 1991 on this very topic. Gen. Barrow was a combat and command veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam, and he fought at the Chosin Reservoir in Korea. If you have streaming Netflix, there is a documentary called “Chosin” that you simply MUST watch in order to understand what combat is. Gen. Barrow was there, one of the “Frozen Chosin.”
This was the last generation of non-Marxist, competent, masculine, oath-keeping flag officers of integrity in the United States. That is why we have to go back over 20 years to hear from a General of any integrity or sense on this matter. Please listen to this, and then send the YouTube around.
The remnant of constitutionally loyal Soldiers and Marines in the United States Military are specifically pleading for help from YOU civilians on this matter. Please answer their call.
No women in combat. Not now, not ever.
My only comments to this relate back to my time in Basic Training and AIT (Advanced Individual Training… where you actually learn your job beyond just being a basic foot soldier). I was in AIT for NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Operations) and we had females in our company. I had no real problem with this, but I’ve always had the opinion that a female doing a man’s job (and all military combat-ops jobs are mens jobs) must be able to meet the exact same standards of performance. Most of our females were pretty strong and rather butch (but, to my knowledge, none of them were lesbians). Anyway, I was a pretty good soldier (if I do say so myself) and was promoted to Platoon Leader. I held this position for a couple of weeks, but then I got pulled into the 1st Sergeants office. It turns out that I was accused of sexual harassment. After some discussions with the 1st Sgt, the Cpt and all of the Drill Sergeants (including the female ones), none of us could find any evidence that I was sexually harassing anyone. So, separately, they questioned the girls that complained about me (to this day I don’t know for certain which ones complained about me). It turns out that their complaints were that I was ‘being mean’ and treating them differently from the males. None of the Drill Sergeants had witnessed any of this and they all agreed that I didn’t treat the females any differently than I treated the males. It turns out that was the problem. I held the females to the exact same standards as I held the males and they couldn’t perform adequately, so they were given more extra duties than the males to attempt to get them up to standard. So, because of this accusation, and even though all of the Drill Sergeants and 1st Sgt and Co agreed with me and found no evidence to justify any punishment for me, I was relieved of my Platoon Leader position.
The only reason I even mention this is because I have seen first hand that females are simply not capable of performing to the same standards as males, and when you try to treat them the same as you treat males there is a good probability that you will get harassment charges thrown at you because you’re being harsher to them than you are to the males.