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Combat ready?

17 Sep

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11 responses to “Combat ready?

  1. Will S.

    September 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    This, though: £79million battle kit

    War is getting expensive!

     
    • c matt

      September 18, 2019 at 10:12 am

      WTH? Is it lined with gold?
      If that pic of the Brit gal is for real, it would be a total waste to have her in combat. We cannot afford to have those genes lost to the gene pool.

       
      • Will S.

        September 18, 2019 at 10:27 am

        I know, eh?

        Agreed.

         
    • freemattpodcast

      September 18, 2019 at 4:56 pm

      I have full faith that Manfred von Richtofen would beat us this time around if we had more unqualified pilots and soft people on the front lines.

       
      • Will S.

        September 18, 2019 at 5:39 pm

        No doubt.

         
  2. feeriker

    September 18, 2019 at 10:10 am

    “Affirmative action for female combat pilots is a terrible idea.”

    Only if you intend for your fighter pilots to be actual combat pilots who face the prospect of engaging a well-seasoned enemy in a major war. It’s obvious, however, that the Powers That Be in the Clownworld States of America have no such plans for their armed forces. Or, at least they have no plans for them to WIN in such a scenario.

     
    • feeriker

      September 18, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Quite frankly, I’m all for the move to turn the U.S. military into a freakshow of girls, queers, and trannies.* The very LAST thing I want to see is a capable fighting force for this dysfunctional, collapsing, totalitarian wreck of a country.

      (*This is coming from a guy who served a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy, so for him to wish the institution he served to be put out of its misery shows just how far gone things are.)

       
      • Will S.

        September 18, 2019 at 10:28 am

        Oh, I agree; I don’t want the empire to be able to win imperialist wars…

         
    • c matt

      September 18, 2019 at 10:17 am

      I do not know enough about the requirements to say one way or the other. Ground combat, yes, it’s obvious. Pilots? Is there that significant difference in reaction times, are the effects of g-forces enough to make a difference? I just don’t know – maybe yes, maybe no. Women tend to have more hand dexterity, which is advantageous for example in delicate surgeries, but I don’t know if that translates to fighter pilots. Other requirements of being a fighter pilot could overcome any advantage.

       
    • Will S.

      September 18, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Yep.

       

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