Why men fight

Posted By on January 30, 2013

Another excellent piece from Mercatornet:

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, proclaimed that, “The time has come to rescind the direct combat exclusion rule for women and eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service,”

Why is this necessary? How did such a “time” arrive upon us? According to theWall Street Journal, “last February, Mr. Panetta ordered US military service chiefs to find ways to expand the role of women.” In other words, the military chiefs did not go to the Secretary of Defense and say, “we need to place women in combat units in order to fulfill our military mission.”…

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D. Ill), a former Army pilot who lost both her legs in Iraq when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, said the decision will allow the “best man or woman on the front line.” Absolutely, if a woman can kill men more effectively than a man can, why not let them? Women killing men is an essential part of equal opportunity….

There is another serious problem that requires no sarcasm. According to John Luddy, in a 1994 backgrounder for the Heritage Foundation, “History shows that the presence of women has had a devastating impact on the effectiveness of men in battle.” Why? For example, “a review of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War… revealed that men tried to protect and assist women rather than continue their attack. As a result, they not only put their own lives in greater danger, but also jeopardized the survival of the entire unit. The study further revealed that unit morale was damaged when men saw women killed and maimed on the battlefield.” [Dear Heaven, let’s hope it “damages morale” to see women killed and maimed. What’s next? Desensitizing us to children being killed and maimed?]

Read the full piece at THIS LINK.

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4 Responses to “Why men fight”

  1. mrsbartley says:

    the Marines have done surveys asking female marines if women should be in combat and an overwhelming 97% have said NO! These are women that understand the military is not the civilian world. These women understand that the Unit comes first, not their own personal goals and career ambitions. The military has no room for selfishness.

    “best man or woman on the front line.” This female thinks that units function the best when each individual is the best. This isn’t true! Units must work together. Also, women have less muscle mass and that can mean life or death when it comes to grenades and ieds.

    No one is talking about women and POWS. Will men be able to resist telling information when they see their women soldiers being tortured? Will men be able to carry out the mission when they see their women being hurt in battle? Men in combat do not save everyone and duck for cover. They have a mission to accomplish and sometimes that means lives will be lost in order to complete the mission.

  2. Independent says:

    [Dear Heaven, let’s hope it “damages morale” to see women killed and maimed. What’s next? Desensitizing us to children being killed and maimed?]

    Actually the desensitizing of people to children being killed and maimed has already taken place in America. Abortions have gone on for decades, there is no organized , serious fight to stop it because it would require sacrifice and suffering for those brave enough. we live in a spoiled nation that doesn’t want to fight unless it “has” to. There has never been a fight more worthy than saving unborn children and America failed miserably.

    It wont take long in our current culture for it to be acceptable for a high body count of women on the battlefield. The Population is not in any danger of being too low and equality is starting to come around.

  3. Point well taken, Independent, and it just shows how even those of us who call ourselves “pro-life” have become desensitized. Abortion didn’t even cross my mind when I was thinking about warfare, but, of course, it is one of the chief reasons we are so calloused that we barely turn a hair when women are pushed into combat. Thanks for commenting. You really brought me up short today and reminded me of the millions of children whose voices we as a nation have silenced.

  4. Maddie says:

    As an aside, I read somewhere that the right to vote, historically, was given to the men who would, as their part of the bargain, fight to defend the country in wartime. So now we have women in combat.

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