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Good morning good morning good morning
Actually its evening as I sit here.
Cold and rainy out here in OR on wednesday night.
Hmm what to talk about (racks brain)
I see in the paper theyre opening up all combat to women and someone wrote a diary about it already. Won't that be so fun for them. I wonder what it would have been like to share a foxhole with a woman. That sort of relationship is such a forced thing anyway. This will certainly be interesting to see how that works out.
The talk about it always turns to bathroom facilities and carrying heavy weights but there's more to it than that even. Its about attitude like nothing else. Well,they'll find out soon enough. I think one thing for sure---the all volunteer army will kind of sort this out because I can't imagine joining the infantry being really attractive to lots of women. Its all about killing people which is sort of Macho X 1,000,000. Like I said, its not all that attractive to most men either.
Has this been done in other armies yet? Anybody know how that worked out? I remember reading somewhere that the Israelis didn't have women in the front lines because they felt that their enemies would fight harder to keep being beat by women.
I dunno, glad I don't have to work this one out.
I only think in terms of infantry because thats what I was and to tell the truth, once youre in the infantry you find its the job that nobody wants to be in and everybody wants out of.Most people anyway. I think its safe to say that most women won't do this job well because most men don't do the job well, either. thats the truth you won't hear often but I bet over half of all grunts never fire their guns in combat. People tend to peel off and get lost when the bullets start flying. probably 25% or less do it all. If youre not into being in the infantry, you won't do well in it, male or female. Its the hardest job in the world, IMHO and it takes a special person to do it, male or female.
I couldn't imagine trying to fight a war like they do now with all that body armor. Basically all the stuff we carried plus 40 lbs of body armor. That would be well over 100 lbs. In the lrrps we didn't even wear helmets or flak jackets. Can't imagine fighting a war like that, for one thing you have to run, jump,roll around and crawl a lot and its awkward enough as it is, nemmine 40 lbs of body armor.
Well, chew the fat over that or do whatever you want as long as you don't wake me up because Morning Open Thread is beginning right now.