By Ray Starmann
Most Americans have never spent a day in uniform in America of 2016 and that is a problem. The White House social engineers have been able to manipulate the Congress and the American people and have led them to believe that women can serve successfully in the combat arms and special operations because most Americans don’t understand anything about the military.
Combine the ignorance of a nation, with the political correctness of Congress and the moral cowardice of the Joint Chiefs and it’s open season to destroy the military if your Valerie Jarrett, Ray Mabus, Ash Carter or Barack Hussein Obama.
Ash Carter’s recent authorization to allow women to serve in the combat arms (infantry, armor, armored cavalry, artillery) and special operations units (Navy SEALs, Marine Recon, the Rangers, the Green Berets, Delta Force) is probably the single biggest disaster for the US military in our nation’s history.
As Memorial Day looms on the horizon this week, Americans must stop and ask themselves some questions. The fate of our country may very well be in jeopardy as the military integrates women into direct ground combat units.
Every American should ask if they want their daughters, sisters, mothers, wives and sweethearts exposed to the horrors of ground combat.
Furthermore, why are we doing this to our nation? The nation is not in mortal peril. We have millions of young men who can serve in the combat arms and special operations. Why are we deliberately weakening ourselves to fulfill agendas created by radicals who know nothing about the military?
Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter has indicated that every Army and Marine combat arms and special ops unit will be required to fulfill mandatory quotas of 25-35% women in every detachment, company and battalion.
Meaning for every 100 soldiers or Marines in a combat unit, up to 35 of them will be women.
I could tell Americans to read any number of books about the nature of modern war, but perhaps visual mediums are the best to convey the horrors of ground combat; especially since these films and series are known for their outstanding accuracy.
This Memorial Day weekend the cable networks will certainly play a myriad of war movies and military TV shows.
Every American should watch Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, the Pacific, Platoon and Blackhawk Down and ask if they really believe women can perform well enough, much less survive, in ground combat to win our nation’s wars.
Watch Saving Private Ryan and ask if women could have survived a trip to Omaha Beach? What if our units on D-Day actually had up to 35% women? Omaha may have very well have been lost and in fact, the whole invasion would have been a shambles despite the success on Utah. World War II would have lasted perhaps two more years in Europe and Hitler’s mass murder of the Jews would have been completed. On D-Day, the fate of the free world and indeed the lives of millions of people living under Nazi subjugation hung in the balance. Those young men that landed on the beaches of Normandy and who parachuted into French fields the night before had an enormous responsibility on their shoulders. They knew it and they succeeded. But, would a coed D-Day operation have been successful? It is highly doubtful.
Watch Saving Private Ryan and ask if women could have survived a street by street, building by building battle with Hitler’s elite Waffen SS?
Watch Band of Brothers, the brilliant and perhaps the greatest military mini-series of all time and ask if women could have held off wave after wave of the German Army as they hit the fragile sub-zero perimeter around Bastogne?
Watch the Pacific; the mini-series based on the works, Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie and With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge, and ask how America’s young women would have done in brutal, close quarters combat with the fanatical Japanese Imperial Army?
Watch Platoon, Oliver Stone’s masterpiece about the Vietnam War and think to yourself how many women are capable of humping a 110 pound ruck up jungle trails for days or weeks at a time. Then ask yourself how women would deal with feminine hygiene issues in the middle of the Vietnamese jungle while on sustained combat operations against Victor Charlie and NVA Regulars.
Watch Ridley Scott’s, Blackhawk Down and ask how women would have done in the Rangers or in Delta Force as a handful of the elite troopers held off hundreds and hundreds of madmen loyal to warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid on the streets of Mogandishu, Somalia, in violent, room to room, alley to alley combat.
The social engineers, the dingbat feminist professors, the five deferments to get out of Vietnam, Vice Presidents like Joe Biden will tell you that war is fought by drones, lasers guided bombs and high speed smart phone apps. But, nothing can be further from the truth. The military still needs combat soldiers to find, fix and kill the enemy. It still needs special operators to carve their initials in the craniums of ISIS thugs in the middle of the night. The military still needs rough and ready men to complete impossible missions. The fate of the nation depends on it.
Our enemies are not only laughing at us, but planning to destroy us. The daily threats by the Russians and the Chinese and ISIS and Iran are a harbinger of things to come. Unless we get tough and get tough fast, we are in danger of not only losing wars, but losing the country.
We are at a tipping point. If the insane policies of this administration are not amended and amended soon, we may be witnessing the final days of the United States of America.