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Women in Combat? I Think Not!

Alicia Colon

By Alicia Colon

Published March 17, 2016

March is Women’s History Month and Michelle Obama in a speech March 3rd celebrated the decision taken by her husband’s administration to put young women in all combat roles in the U.S. military. I am constantly amazed by liberals who refuse to accept the biological fact that men and women are different. But there's hope. Recently, Defense Secretary Aston Carter admitted there are differences between men and women. Welcome to reality, Carter. Booyah.

There is a scene in that great WWII TV miniseries, Band of Brothers, which shows the GI’s racing through the enemy lines and one of them played by Damien Lewis, spots a young unarmed German soldier with his arms out to the side. He shoots him dead. Go to You Tube for ‘Dick Winters kills boy’ video. That is war and why men are born with testosterone and women have estrogen. Different strokes for different folks but I can't imagine the average woman shooting that young boy who appears to be surrendering but the question remains; if women were in combat during World War II, would we have even won?

Feminists always point to the Israeli model for advocating women in combat but according to Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times: “a closer look shows Israeli women are not in direct combat special operations such as the Green Berets. Nor are they in front-line combat brigades mobilized to engage in direct heavy combat. In the infantry, virtually all of Israel’s female combat soldiers are confined to two light battalions — the Caracal and the Lions of Jordan — which are assigned to guard the borders with Egypt and Jordan, the only Arab countries that have peace treaties with Israel."

Israel is one of only a few countries in the world (along with Norway[1] and Eritrea[2]) with a mandatory military service requirement for women. Considering that this small country is surrounded and besieged daily by hostile forces, it makes perfect sense to have as much of the citizenry, male and female, involved in its survival. That being said, there are allowable exceptions to service that include religion, marriage, pregnancy or parenthood.

War is indeed hell but there are evil forces that need to be conquered and it takes true warriors to win the battle. I'm sorry; Mrs. Obama and the rest of the feminist brigade, but the average American women are not that kind of warrior. Very few of us are built like 6' 3" Gwendoline Christie who plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones. We do not have magical powers like the good witches on Charmed. We are not all MMA fighters like Ronda Rousey or any of the reality show contestants- save for those survivalists pioneering Alaskan residents.

There may be valid and plausible reasons for having all women forces in the Middle East fighting jihadist men who would fear losing to 'gasp' women because they would go straight to hell. But American women can’t be compared to those female Kurdish soldiers who live daily under siege by ISIS.

The reality is that there may indeed be women who meet all the designations of warrior and women are also excellent snipers. These women, of course, should aspire and have the opportunity to fight in some venues in the military but the danger of the blanket policy that Obama and his advisers are promoting raises the possibility that standards will be lowered to admit unqualified women. It has happened in police and fire departments to their detriment.

Remember when Gloria Steinem protested the strength tests for the fire departments by insisting that instead of carrying the test dummies on their shoulders, the female applicants could drag the bodies down the stairs? What if there are no stairs, Gloria?

Modern feminists do not seem to have a clue about any political issue without portraying women as victims of sexism. Ever since that play, ‘The Vagina Chronicles’ reared its pitiful head, feminists insist on letting their vaginas rule their actions. These liberal women are as brainless as the men they mock who think with their private parts. They proudly announce that they vote with their vaginas at both Hillary and Bernie rallies. I kid you not.

I don’t expect liberals to propose any policy that does not square with their partisan social engineering agenda but it would be nice if for once they considered the consequences of their naive and inane schema.

Instead of pushing for women to fight in combat, may I suggest the most effective way to fight jihadists in the Middle East? We do need boots on the ground but not in huge numbers. We have superb special ops teams such as Delta Force, Navy Seals, Green Berets, and Army Rangers that can exact deadly covert activity against ISIS. Every Time I see videos of ISIS murderers brazenly driving in their trucks after their slaughters, I keep thinking, “Where’s a Chris Kyle when you need him?” How about a home grown Lyudmila Pavlichenko to take care of those beheaders? Too bad so many of our gender militants don’t like guns or the Second Amendment.

Pardon me for sounding so cranky but I am so sick and tired of the debate about the faux war on women’s rights. A real woman doesn’t need the federal government babysitting her. I have been sexually harassed on the subway and on jobs and knew like many women of my generation how to handle it without getting a Gloria Alred to sue somebody.

By the way, if there's a women's history month, is there a men's history month; or a Caucasian, Asian, heterosexual month? Just asking.

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