Diamonds & Lip Gloss

090424 at 8:15 pm 5 comments

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Please bend over – Again!

This nineteen-year-old ex-cheerleader (now an Air Force Security Forces Sniper) was watching a rolad that led to a NATO military base when she observed a man digging by the road. She engage the target (i.e., she shot him). Turned out he was a bomb maker for the Taliban and he was burying an IED that was to be detonated when a US patrol walked by 30 minutes later. It would have certainly killed and wounded several soldiers.

The interesting fact of this story is the shot was measured at 725 yards. (That’s a shot 25 yards longer than seven football fields!) She shot him as he was bent over burying the bomb. The shot went through his butt and into the bomb which detonated: he was blown to pieces. And the last thing that came out of his mouth… was his butt. The Air  Force made a motivational poster of her.

-email from Rick

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  • 1. Evil Monk  |  090426 at 8:04 pm

    It’s interesting to see that of all the Armed Forces, only the Marine Corps is hesitant in allowing females to participate in traditionally combat roles and duties.

    Now before you start to knock them for their “sexism”, please understand that they have tried various experiments, one of which was the most open experiment to see how the Female Marine would work in a Combat Role.

    In Afghanistan in or around ’06 (this was just prior to my joining the unit…) an Infantry unit took along an “attachment” of Female Marines from various other MOS jobs.

    Apparently, they didn’t work out well, and the idea was shelved for another generation or so, but according to the people who had been there, they were given every opportunity to prove their worth on the Battlefield. What was missing though was the same training that the Infantry had received prior to deployment. Typical Marine mentality:

    Think you can do it? Then do it. No, you don’t need any training, you can do it, remember?

    It was a rigged experiment, but to date the closest that Females in the Military have had to prove their Combat Worth on the front lines. I don’t necessarily count Security Snipers. I’m sorry, and I mean no offense to them or their bravery, but they sit in posts within the Lines and watch the horizon. Other snipers sit in enemy controlled territory, sometimes for days and observe the Baddies up close and personal-like.

    Read into it what you will…

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  • 2. amnesty  |  090528 at 7:03 pm

    I have no problem with women in the military. Combat should be restricted to men. Period. You can’t have the love factor creeping into the equation. Homosexuals? They shouldn’t be in combat either. You say they have been there? I say we should not facilitate the potential for romance. It should be stopped when it can be stopped. Just because it happens does not mean it should be facilitated. It is important that a combat group have as few distractions as possible. Any variable that can compromise any mission should be addressed. While politically and socially incorrect, keeping women and homosexuals out of combat is a necessary evil.

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    • 3. Evil Monk  |  090529 at 7:03 pm

      Hey, if it ain’t broke…

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  • 4. niquetta  |  100107 at 4:05 am

    wow! women in the military! i was thinking of joining.

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    • 5. hepsy  |  100107 at 4:50 pm

      Yes! Women in the Military!
      Between you and me, I’m with the gang that says women and men are different. I do not think a woman needs to be either on the combat field (safe distance, as in Diamonds and Lip Gloss) nor confined in areas dominated by men. Command, yes!!! (I know the Pacific Fleet Naval Commander here. She has my vote!:))

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