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Allen West On Women in Combat- ‘Maintain Same Standards’ as Men

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One of the country’s leading politico’s who is raising questions about the recent lifting of the ban on women serving in combat, such as in infantry and artillery units is former Congressman  and current Director of Next Generation programming for PJTV, Allen West.

Unlike some other national politicos, like Senator Marco Rubio who have come out in favor of lifting  the ban, but  have never served in the military, West served twenty-two years in the U.S. Army and knows all to well the impact that females serving in these combat units could bring to the cohesiveness and readiness of the unit.

West is not concerned that female would be fighting along side with males, because they are already doing that. West is more concerned with the ability of these female soldiers to physically perform to standard in these infantry and special operations units, that call for soldiers  to meet more strenuous physical conditioning standards.

West also adds that he doesn’t know if the American people are “culturally” ready to see women in these units, this after the highly publicized capture of a female soldier who was sexually assaulted by her captures during the Iraq war.

 I remember the young soldier who was captured back in the early days  of the Iraq war and how there was such an outcry in this country about how we needed to quickly rescue her, and find her, I think then we come to find out that she was sexually assaulted. So I don’t know culturally if the American people are ready to have women in infantry units or in some of our Special Operations units.

The biggest concern that I have is that the standards must be maintained, we cannot adjust the standards. We want to maintain a high level of readiness and that’s the most important concern as we’ll continue to fight against a very determined enemy.-Allen West

We asked West if female soldiers wanting to serve in these combat units should have to match up to their male counterparts. West stated that “it should be the same standard.”

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  1. Immortal Fish

    January 27th, 2013

    Rape? All those Harvey Fiersteins on the field alongside her would never allow it.

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  2. Tim

    January 27th, 2013

    They’ll maintain the same standards as men by lowering the standards of all.

    Just as they did after they integrated the schools.

    LOW standards to NO standards.

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  3. Aunt Liz

    January 27th, 2013

    What’s ridiculous is that the argument is that this gives women the same opportunity for advancement that they were closed out of before. I haven’t heard ANYONE making the argument that this will actually strengthen our military and turn it into an even more superior fighting power.

    This is just stupid “women can do ANYTHING just as good as a man”, fair share Obama liberal Bullshizzle.

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  4. thirdtwin

    January 27th, 2013

    @Tim…

    OTOH, it is comforting to know that the resistance will be facing a severely degraded instrument of oppression in the future.

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  5. Tim

    January 27th, 2013

    The sad part is that this has been tried.

    Soviets, Israel, Chinese … all failed.

    Seems that 18 year olds often have other things on their minds …

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  6. Chieftain

    January 27th, 2013

    Is there a female in the world that is capable of passing BUD/S training (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training for the uninitiated)??

    There is no way in hell that the SEALS will ever lower their standards for anyone, nor should they.

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  7. Racist

    January 27th, 2013

    You think this country is divided and in turmoil now, you wait until a couple of beautiful young ladies, whose hometowns are so proud and supportive of them… come home in a bag, or come home with only about 1/2 the limbs or facial features they left with!!! Imagine what the Vulture Media will do with those stories, and the nationwide outcry of anger and disgust at the ones responsible for sending them over there, you know, the warmongering Republicans of course… Booooooooooosh!!!
    Yeah Israel has its daughters carrying around “assault weapons” defending their country, but the Israelites have been under seige for nearly 4000yrs, and even now an Israeli daughter is more likely to be blown to pieces in her bed at home than 90% of the men in the US Military.
    This is a calculated plan to bring the ultimate chaos and division on the citizens of this country. Obama claims to be so “Lincoln like”, surely he must have read what Abe said about a nation divided… Then again, Abe ordered the ultimate division and bloodshed in our history to get his hands on control of the states that dared exercise their Constitutional Right to leave the Union and regain their sovereign independence.

    Sic Semper Tyrannis

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  8. Claudia

    January 27th, 2013

    The military should never be used as a social experiment.

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  9. Gina

    January 27th, 2013

    Since we are so equal I would like to know when ladies can begin to join the NFL?

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  10. Tim

    January 27th, 2013

    Yeah, and midgets in the NBA?

    All seriousness aside, the Royal Marines refused to lower their standards, and, unless it’s changed recently, no woman has passed.

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  11. Jarhead Cracka

    January 27th, 2013

    We probably have the finest Armed Forces in the world- for now. How about in a few years? Will a Rifle Platoon be more effective when a third of its soldiers are women? How many women can drag a 200 pound wounded Marine out of harm’s way while under fire? Because this is the way an infantryman will look at the soldier to his left and his right.

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  12. papadoc

    January 27th, 2013

    Whoever has my back better have the physical attributes to protect me. I don’t care if it’s man, woman or beast, whoever has my back better damn sure have the training and skills to fight–speed, strength, skills and will.

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  13. Unruly Refugee

    January 27th, 2013

    0bama and his progs will do Anything that might weaken our military. Women were not designed to fight battles with weapons. They might make better pilots because they can handle more G-force than men, but nobody wants to see a woman big enough to kick in doors and beat the shit out of the enemy with a rifle butt.

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