From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Gender Neutrality

By Ray Starmann

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The Marines are facing their greatest fight; the battle to implement the lunatic gender neutral policies ordered by the Secretary of Defense and his willing executioner, Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus.

There is no doubt that Ray Mabus is going down in history as the worst Secretary of Navy in the long annals of the Marine Corps. Mabus is a disaster for the Marine Corps; a ready-made, machine fabricated, glow in the dark nightmare.

Ray Mabus is a politically correct cluster; one each, olive drab.

Ray Mabus is a leftist Visigoth, a man who’s breaking the premier fighting force in the US and the world into a million, shattered pieces.

Whether Mabus is just a lackey following orders to keep his job and a key to the E Ring executive latrine, or an actual believer in the gender neutral fantasy world is unknown. Either way, two things are clear; Ray Mabus is no friend of the Marine Corps and the policies that he has helped green light are putting the country in mortal danger.

The forced implementation of gender neutral policies and women in the combat arms and special operations units of the Marine Corps was made official on April 1, 2016, when the deadline passed for the Congressional review of Ash Carter’s authorization in December of 2015.

Last year, both Ray Mabus and Ash Carter decided to not only ignore, but not even examine the Marines’ $36 million, 9 month study which pitted all male units against coed and all female units in simulated combat environments. The all male units performed better in every test than the coed or all female units.

Mabus and Carter also chose to ignore the fact that female officers had gone 0 for 26 at the Marine Infantry Officers’ Basic Course in 2015.

Several months ago, Mabus demonstrated his complete and utter ignorance of combat and the combat arms when he wrote this diatribe for the Washington Post editorial board.

As the nature of warfare becomes more dynamic and unpredictable, we need to be the strongest force possible, and diversity is one of our greatest strengths. When we talk about diversity, we mean the full spectrum of demographics, but even more important, we mean diversity of thinking. The Marine Corps Times has highlighted an anecdote about the creative, expeditious way a four-woman team in the Marine Corps’ study confronted an 8-foot obstacle; an American Forces Network report featured female Marines who demonstrated that gender does not define their service. These are the thinkers we need in every part of our force; they will maximize our combat effectiveness.

According to Mabus, wars are won by diversity of thinking. Apparently, military history and $36 million dollar studies are irrelevant for measuring how women will perform in the combat arms. What counts as a major indicator is the fact that four female Marines managed to scale an 8 foot wall.

Mabus, I can find four 10 year old Girl Scouts selling cookies who can scale an 8 foot wall.

Forget about shooting the enemy point blank in the face or sticking a bayonet in his guts. What counts is diversity of thought.

With the complete disregard of the study and the results from Marine IOBC and his refusal to consider a requested waiver to stop women from serving in the combat arms of the Marine Corps, Mabus paved the way for the chaos engulfing the Corps today.

In a Jan. 1 memo to Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus requested a “detailed plan” on how the service will fully integrate its boot camp and Officer Candidate School. The plan is due Jan. 15 and will be implemented by April 1, the memo states.

“The Department of the Navy’s implementation plan must include gender integration of Marine Corps enlisted recruit training and officer candidate school,” Mabus wrote. “In this submission, identify where, if anywhere, this training is already integrated, where it is separate, and specific steps that you will take to fully integrate these trainings.”

In a second memo from Mabus to Neller on the same day, the SecNav directed the Marine Corps to conduct a full review of its military occupational specialty titles in an effort to ensure that they are gender neutral.

Every Marine is a rifleperson. It’s so cute; it’s soooo Sanders.

Furthermore, the Marine Corps is mandating so-called “unconscious bias” training, the Corps wide brainwashing to convince Marines that all genders are neutral and that the five foot, 90 pound cheerleader in fatigues is going to take down a 6 foot, 200 pound Ivan in hand to hand combat with her KA-BAR.

Col. Anne Weinberg, deputy director of the Marine Corps Force Innovation Office, recently told journalists that the Marine Corps would send mobile training teams to installations across the country in May and June to give a two-day seminar to majors and lieutenant colonels, who will later offer the training to their subordinates, Military.com reported.

Mobile training teams, sounds very Maoist, very Soviet SMERSH-like to me, Comrade Colonel Weinberg from the Komitet.

“You’re in the field, you only have this certain amount of space for billeting and you’ve got three women and six guys. How are you going to billet?” Weinberg stated. “Just some of these common sense things that these units probably haven’t had to deal with … that ground combat units haven’t had to deal with, but we’ve been dealing with in the rest of the Marine Corps for generations.”

Billets in the field; Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot?

I’m not sure what universe or Marine Corps Colonel Anne Weinberg is residing in, but the Marines on Bloody Ridge, on Iwo, in Kuwait, in Fallujah, didn’t’ have any “billets.”

Brig. Gen. James Glynn, the Marine Corps’ director of public affairs, said that the purpose of the mobile training team will be to “begin to facilitate the cultural change.”

Glynn sounds just as clueless as Colonel Anne “Rosa Klebb” Weinberg about the realities of ground combat.

To complete the utter destruction of the Corps, units will be ordered to meet quotas of 25% to 35% females in infantry, armor, artillery, Marine Recon and Marine Raider organizations.

God help us all.

Obviously, no amount of evidence from Elaine Donnelly’s Center for Military Readiness, from the study, from years of watching women struggle physically at certain tasks in the Marines, from the common knowledge that women do not have the upper body strength, aerobic lung capacity and aggressiveness to complete the missions required of the combat arms makes any difference to the social engineers.

The policies will be implemented even if the US Marine Corps dies, which it will.

The Marines will soon look like every city fire department that is under legal pressure to hire women. But, fire departments are able to tuck women away at the station on a computer while the guys siren out, hump the gear and put out the fire.

When you have a Marine Infantry battalion with a TOE of 400 grunts and now 120 of them are women, you aren’t hiding anything. You’re now advertising yourself to the world as the force that is going to lose every skirmish, firefight and battle.

The Denver Broncos have just become the Little Sisters of the Poor, courtesy of the Obama Administration.

Still, there are a small percentage of women in the Marine Corps and in every service who have bought into the feminist fantasy deception. Any woman who thinks that an edgy “You Go Girl” attitude is going to get the new Marine Corps through future battles is out of their mind. Any woman who thinks that just because they do kick boxing in the gym that makes them tough enough to go on a sustained combat operation in the boonies with a Marine grunt unit is delusional. Any woman who thinks that because they can jog faster than some Millennial loser in Capris and a Taliban beard, they’re going to be able to survive sustained combat operations with a Marine Raider unit is nuts.

The fantasy will go out the window the moment the first hostile round goes down range. Just ask the Israelis. They had women in combat in the ’67 War and had real problems. They pulled them out of the combat arms and made them instructors until 2000, when they were under pressure again from social engineers to put women back in the combat arms. According to the Israeli news service, Arutz Sheva, the problems of women in the combat arms of the IDF have been covered up for the last decade.

Imagine that.

The good thing is that most women in the Marine Corps and in the US military want to stay out of range of the combat arms and special ops and for good reason; these jobs are brutal, they grind men down to the bone and you can get killed doing them.

The bad thing is Ray Mabus and Ash Carter don’t care what most women in the Marine Corps want. Mabus and Carter haven’t been within 2,000 miles of combat, yet these two boobs are making life and death decisions and deciding the fate of the Corps.

Want to know what Marines in the past experienced in combat? Want to know what women in ground combat units can expect?

Read E.B. Sledge’s, With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa, John Wukovits’, One Square Mile of Hell, the Marines at Tarawa, Phil Caputo’s, A Rumor of War, James Webb’s, Fields of Fire, Karl Marlantes’, Matterhorn or We Were One – Shoulder to Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah by Patrick O’Connell.

Read those books, and tell me if this is something you want your sister, daughter, wife or mother to experience. Tell me if this is something that you think is doable and realistic and not just downright suicidal and a fantasy based on false premises.

Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, the Frozen Chosin’, Khe Sanh, Hue, Khafji, Fallujah…

Those famous Marine battles all had one thing in common; the Marines won, the bad guys lost.

The Marines aren’t going to win anything anymore and every Marine knows it now, including General Joe Dunford.

What the hell is General Joe thinking? What the hell is Ray Mabus thinking? What the hell is Ash Carter thinking? What the hell is President Obama thinking?

God only knows.

I know what our enemies are thinking. They’re thinking, it’s time to make a move. I know what our enemies are doing. They’re locking and loading and they’re doing it with a big grin on their faces.

From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Gender Neutrality

We fight the feminists’ battles on the land and on the seas….

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13 comments on “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Gender Neutrality
  1. Carter and Mabus’ lofty decrees will be undone if Cruz or Trump become the new resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. If the people foolishly elect Hillary the order will stand. If Bernie, well, not to worry then because the nation will be unable to fund any military in order to pay for free everything.

  2. No problem with women in combat if you make them walk “point” in ground operations. They are smaller targets for snipers.

    • Mabus’ granddaughter ought to have the privilege and honor of being the first to walk point in combat.

  3. Ray Mabus should be in a military prison for endangering this country and putting unusual hardship on men in combat by making him drag his sister along.

  4. The Sec of the Navy cks abd so does the Sec of Defense. That shows one how phoney these non combat political crony offices are. THEY KNOW NOTHING. NO WAY WILL A woman be able to match the strength of the men. Put any women who insist , on point.

  5. A buddy was a POW. He testified on women in combat. He explained what was done to him, and asked the question; what man is going to be able to stand by and watch it happen to a woman?
    I do know that there is a big problem with women in the military now, and we’re not even talking about combat. If they don’t feel like doing it, they go to the ranking female and complain.
    Our military is falling apart.

  6. Prayerfully, the next potus who mercifully won’t be obama, will have some common sense. And then again, maybe SHE-if that is the case, won’t.
    And I leave now to plead with our Maker, that all this will be behind us in a few months.

  7. It is with sadness, that something like this is taking place. This finest of fighting forces is going to suffer tremendous casualties with the implementation of Political Correctness. It is simply delusional, to believe the female body is physically able to sustain the rigors of the Infantry. The studies have proven they suffer from stress fractures, back issues etc. This has totally been ignored. Just because a woman may run faster or climb a wall is not indicative of what is required to lug a 60 to 100 pound pack on your back.

    Now and if you are a mortar man carrying the 60MM, add roughly another 47 pounds. Let us move up to the medium sized 81MM Mortar and you are in the 90 pound range plus the pack. Granted the tube is detached from the ground plate but we still have the added weight. Hey, I forgot the weight of the ammo for the mortars plus your personal weapon and its ammo.

    Or let us say, you are in weapons Platoon and are suppose to man the 50 Caliber Machine Gun. Geez, that is roughly 83 pounds without the tripod which now total roughly 127 pounds. I am not even going to speak about the weights of the rounds for the 175 MM howitzer or the weight of the M-1 tank.

    So, do we get the picture? The Corps did have success with Female Engagement Teams (FETS) in the Middle East and they performed admirably. However, this is a far cry from the daily rigors of the infantry.

    I could find numerous other examples similar to what I have stated. But, it would just be more facts. With that said, arbitrarily forcing a percentage of an Infantry Battalion being women is a combat disaster. Should this really happen, the blood of many men and women will be on the conscious of the Politically Correct. Used to be that those facing United States Marines had fear in their hearts. Now, they may look forward to those future battles.

    • Thanks Sergeant-Major. Check out my article Smokescreen on the Potomac from a couple days ago. It links to the CMR’s 37 page report to Congress and the Marines Study. Garryowen! Ray

  8. On several occasions, I have met the enemy at bayonet length distance. I am here now because I was able to do what the North Koreans and Chinese soldiers could not do. I killed some of them, instead of the other way around. Since I am 89 years old now, I probably won’t have to see combat again, but I fear for the lives of our present day Marines when they meet the enemy in battle, when they have to depend on whoever is next to them, a real marine or some would-be warrior female!

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