A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, that sexual assaults in the US military are up -- and climbing!
The leftists in America's government have tried for decades to destroy the world's finest military and they have very nearly completed that task, almost reached their goal. They should be proud of themselves. They have accomplished what some of the strongest militaries on the planet have been unable to do and that is -- defeat the US military.
Allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military and allowing women in combat positions are the last nails in the US military's coffin. Both have compromised the effectiveness of the military.
Look. Even a blithering idiot knows that if you place healthy young men and women in close situations for prolonged periods nature will run its course and have its way.
Don't believe me? Ask about the US Navy ships having to put women sailors ashore due to pregnancies. (Naval policy is to transfer women immediately to shore duty if they become pregnant) It is mind boggling. The numbers were so high, one had to wonder when they found time to sail the cussed ship. Some even referred to it as "The LOVE Boat." For more, read the article from the New York Times published April 30th, 1991 entitled: 36 Women Pregnant Aboard a Navy Ship That Served in Gulf at: http://www.nytimes.com/1991/04/30/us/36-women-pregnant-aboard-a-navy-ship-that-served-in-gulf.html
There were reasons women were not allowed to serve alongside men on seafaring vessels. That has been a virtual law of the sea since men began venturing out onto the water alone for prolonged periods.
Oh, it gets worse. The number of reported sexual assaults in the military increased by more than 50 percent this year, according to a report by The Associated Press. You may check the story from the Associated Press for yourself at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ap-early-data-shows-50-percent-increase-in-reports-of-military-sexual-assaults/
Then we get stories like this one: "Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up." The article explains: "Females in the Marine Corps currently are not required to do even a single pull-up, and a deadline mandating that by Jan. 1, 2014, they be able to do at least 3 pull-ups as part of their training has been delayed for at least a year, the Corps quietly announced on social media." - SOURCE: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/female-marines-not-required-do-1-pull#sthash.ez0B7byV.dpuf
Then we get this report from the New York Daily News: "Majority of sexual assaults and rapes committed in military in 2011 were against men." This article was published way back in September of 2012 and says the following: "Of the estimated 19,000 reported sexual assaults and rapes in the armed forces last year, the majority were actually committed against men."
The article goes on: "Men are assaulted at a lower rate — 1% of servicemen reported being attacked by a comrade last year versus 4.4% of women — but that still translates to more than 10,000 cases compared with 9,000 attacks on female recruits and officers."
“This is the supersilent epidemic,” said Dr. Curt Dill, chief of emergency medicine at the Manhattan VA... ."
Dr. Dill continued: "It is not accepted in our culture that this happens to men, so they are far more ashamed and embarrassed and far less likely to talk about their experiences with their health care providers or even their loved ones.” - SOURCE: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/majority-sexual-assaults-rapes-committed-military-2011-men-article-1.1150235#ixzz2oo61SY8d
There's an old expression that states: "Stop crying over spilt milk -- and get the mop!" We KNOW the source of the problem. We know what to do to stop it, but, in all honesty, it won't be "fixed" because our Congress doesn't have the courage to do that which ought to be done.
In the meantime, those of us who insisted that unit cohesion would be affected by allowing homosexuals to serve openly, and allowing women in combat roles, have been MORE than proven correct. We now know it's not just unit cohesion, but the cohesion of the entire armed forces of the United States.
America's domestic enemies, those Americans who hate America, are deliberately destroying the US military. Why, because they can -- and they KNOW they can get away with it because they ARE getting away with it.
THIS is what lack of courageous leadership in Washington does to a country.
J. D. Longstreet
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