Friday, January 25, 2013

Scaling the Cliffs - Pointe du Hoc

The media can celebrate another victory in the fight for gender equality. The Pentagon is going to make some changes so women can serve in combat roles. As a volunteer force, this will allow women, who crave the thrill of combat, to fight on the front lines. Why worry about winning wars and conflicts when we can make aging feminists feel good? This is what a current world power does when they do not feel threatened by anyone. That is usually right before the fall. Does it mean a two tiered physical requirement structure? Most likely. Does it mean a fighting force with a lower physical capability? Most likely due to nature. If you doubt it, check out this link to Pointe du Hoc. This pic, specifically, as it is a simulation of what the Rangers scaled with the Nazis waiting for them. They also carried gear, wore chemically treated fatigues out of fear of German chemical weapons, and had spent the morning on ships rolling in the ocean.

 
I ask every progressive: in your gut, would you have wanted to send your grandmother or your grandfather up that ladder into the Nazi machine gun's field of fire to win?
 
I can just hear the cackling of one billion Chinese.
 
 
*Photo is in honor of my grandfathers who went through Normandy as well as my grampa's twin who scaled the damn cliffs at Pointe du Hoc.

4 comments:

Cogitans Iuvenis said...

I don't expect this policy to last very long. Here is what I expect. The infantry will be forced to lower their standards so as to not effectivly disbar women from serving in the infantry, since the number of women who could pass the standard as it stands now is very small, and we will see a drop in our infantries military readiness. Soldiers, both men and women, will die due to this drop in readiness. Perhaps a decade or two later the military will reverse their decision.

Cogitans Iuvenis said...

I don't expect this policy to last very long. Here is what I expect. The infantry will be forced to lower their standards so as to not effectivly disbar women from serving in the infantry, since the number of women who could pass the standard as it stands now is very small, and we will see a drop in our infantries military readiness. Soldiers, both men and women, will die due to this drop in readiness. Perhaps a decade or two later the military will reverse their decision.

odinslounge said...

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Latavius Moon said...

Yer Grampa and his generation scaled those cliffs and fought the natsies so that lesbians would have the right to kill for Dumbocracy too.