There has been a big push recently by the Obama administration to allow female Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen to serve in combat roles in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Coming on the heels of allowing Gays to serve openly in the Military, the next step, according to the liberal social engineers, is to allow the females on the front lines.
From the CSM, "Women serving in combat: US panel to recommend ban be lifted" Jan. 21:
The Pentagon should allow women to serve in combat: That’s the conclusion of a US government commission made up of current and retired officers and senior noncommissioned officers.The big breaking story of the day, is the brutal rape and beating of CBS 60 Minutes female reporter Lara Logan by Muslim Anti-Mubarak protesters in the streets of Cairo last week. CBS just released the details late last night. And the blogosphere, and news sites are burning up with the story.
The commission, established by Congress and the White House, is expected to send its recommendation to Capitol Hill and the White House in March.
Because they are not permitted to serve on the front lines, women – who make up 14 percent of the US armed forces – are routinely falling further behind men in their military careers, according to the nonpartisan Military Leadership Diversity Commission, charged with assessing whether the Pentagon promotes leaders who reflect the ranks of troops who serve beneath them.
On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a "60 Minutes" story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.We all remember the brutal assault of Private Jessica Lynch (photo) during the early days of the Iraqi invasion in 2003. Now this.
In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently home recovering.
Certainly Logan was targetted because of her Western ways. Does anyone seriously doubt that the Muslim men went after her because of her stunningly good looks and bright blonde hair? An attention getter in a sea of dark-haired Egyptian men.
The Pentagon recognizes this. They have ordered all women serving in Afghanistan to cover up with a hijab to "blend in" and not affront Muslim sensibilities.
See LibertarianRepublican.net Feb. 5, "Obama's new PC Military - Female Soldiers now required to wear Muslim headgear rather than Helmets"
But even with forcing females to wear Muslim dress, which is patently offensive to begin with, not to mention highly discriminatory, is that enough to save them in a similar mob rule type situation in Kabhul or Quandahar?
Imagine the scenario, a bomb blast goes off in downtown Kabhul, killing 50 or so Afghanis, and the bearded-Muslim men looking for a scapegoat see a blonde American soldier-ette or two off to the distance.
Will Americans be able to stomach such scenes of American female soldiers being brutally raped, maybe burned alive and hung from bridges, on YouTube or Al Jazeera?
The Logan incident has taught us that females are treated much differently from males in riot situations in the Muslim world. We need to excercise extreme caution before moving forward with a policy of putting attractive blonde American women on the front lines in the Middle East.
Dondero is editor/publisher of LibertarianRepublican.net