By Ray Starmann
Yesterday, Ash Carter jumped the shark and announced that women would now be authorized to serve in the combat arms and special operations units of the US military without exception. I find it more than insidious that Carter made this major announcement less than 24 hours in the wake of the horrific San Bernardino terrorist attack.
It’s almost like they wanted to fly right under the radar of the media, which has deployed in force to Southern California’s Inland Empire. Carter may have thought he was being clever and no doubt he is under orders from the White House.
Unfortunately, he hasn’t been clever enough. Senator John McCain wanted to know yesterday why Carter made the announcement earlier than expected. There were reports that Carter wouldn’t make a decision until January or February.
An article in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, which in my opinion is in the hip pocket of Fort Benning, stated that Carter made his decision based on the “successful” performance of the three female Ranger School graduates in the last three months at the US Army’s toughest combat school.
US Defense Watch believes that Captain Griest, First Lieutenant Haver and Major Jaster, did not in fact successfully complete Ranger School, but instead were passed, in order to satisfy a political agenda emanating from the White House.
It is indeed the Greatest Lie Ever Told to the American people.
For those who have not read any of USDW’s other coverage of the ongoing story, here is a brief summary of the Ranger School fiasco until now:
Congressman Steve Russell (R, OK) contacted the Secretary of the Army on September 15, 2015, and requested the Ranger School records for the first two female graduates, Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver.
Russell, a Ranger School graduate, who served 21 years in the Army and earned a Bronze Star with Valor device, was elected to Congress in 2014. He led 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment during its deployment to Tikrit, Iraq.
The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, stalled Russell for nine days and then asked for an extension to obtain documents readily available.
The Army waited another two weeks to tell Russell the documents had been shredded.
The Army still refuses to tell anyone what the school’s policy is for the storage and destruction of Ranger School records.
The Army still refuses to tell the media why they shredded Griest’s and Haver’s records.
The Army refuses to tell the media what they are doing with the third female graduate, Major Lisa Jaster’s records.
The Army now refuses to send Congressman Russell the so-called “Green Cards” for the female Rangers. The Green Cards are basically a report card on how any Ranger School graduate performed, in a practice dating back to 1952, the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade keeps a Ranger student’s Green Card, which verifies their attempt or successful completion of the course.
In summation, the US Army has refused a Congressional request for the school records. If the Army has nothing to hide why aren’t they turning over the records or the Green Cards?
They aren’t turning over the records because they know that the records would show that the female graduates did not perform to standards.
Ash Carter mentioned how women would be integrated in the combat arms and be forced to adhere to the same standards as men. Nothing could be further from the truth. Not only is the Army flouting Congress and their own standards, so is Ash Carter.
Carter is either lying or an idiot or both. He refuses to examine the Marines’ 36 million dollar, 644 page study, which in a nutshell states that all female units and coed units did not perform as well as all male units in simulated combat exercises. Carter is also ignoring the Marine Corps’ test run of women at the Marine Infantry Officers’ Course, where women went 0 for 26 last year.
During the Day of Infamy yesterday, General Joe Dunford was not on the scene with Carter. Dunford must be outraged that Carter and the White House will not even look at the Marine Corps’ study.
Carter, like Mabus, like Dempsey, like Odierno and the rest of the fools and lackeys simply refuses to face reality and accept the fact that women are physically unqualified for the rigorous physical demands of combat arms and special operations units. Carter refuses to understand the enormous hygienic issues with women in the field and unable to shower for weeks or months. Carter refuses to understand the indefinable, yet so very important role of male bonding in war, something that cannot be and will never be replicated in coed units.
Carter is nothing more than a minion serving Obama. His decision is not only made on ignorance of the facts and based on political pressure, but is a disaster for national security. We are now at the stage where lunatic feminist policies are going to put the country at risk.
Congress has 30 days to review Carter’s decision. USDW is calling on Senator John McCain and Congressman Mac Thornberry, chairs of the Senate and House Armed Service Committees, to order the Army to turn over the Ranger School records for the three women. If it is found that Griest, Haver and Jaster were put through Ranger School when they weren’t qualified, Carter must be immediately fired and there must be a Congressional investigation of the Army and Ranger School.
There is no doubt that the Army participated in this conspiracy to graduate women from Ranger School in order for Ash Carter to use this as a precedent for authorizing women to serve in the combat arms and special operations.
There is no equal opportunity on a battlefield. There is no equal opportunity in war. To quote, Jack Kennedy, “life is not fair.” In war, we need the toughest, most physically fit men in the combat arms and special operations units. The life of our nation depends upon it.
This story could end tomorrow if the Army coughed up the records. But, they won’t because they are lying.
Please contact Senator John McCain and Congressman Mac Thornberry and ask them to investigate this issue.