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Australia to Allow Women to fight in the front line and special forces

Old Jun 16th 2011, 2:18 am
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Default Re: Women on the front-line in Afghanistan?

Someone has to make the sandwiches at lunchtime and clean up the mess from the explosions - I don't see why it should be the men.
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Old Jun 16th 2011, 2:22 am
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Originally Posted by keel
The reason that everyone ignore's is the sex. They keep saying that women don't have the stamina etc but it's nowt to do with that.

I had a mate came back from Afganistan recently and popped over to perth to visit. He showed me photos of his oppos in the unit. They are not infantry but pretty close and he was giving me a commentry of which of them he'd shagged and which he hadn't. He also was telling me about the bickering that went on in the unit, the Sgt's shagging her so we'll have to pick someone else ETC.

This is the problem. It destroys the unit cohesion. It's nice to see lasses out and about in the unit but the army is not a social experiment. It is real life, and people will/ getting killed because of it.

Remember Helen of Troy!

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A big reason why it is unworkable. Besides that there is no way to prevent such encounters plus there are other considerations as well.
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Default Re: Women on the front-line in Afghanistan?

Originally Posted by Millhouse
Someone has to make the sandwiches at lunchtime and clean up the mess from the explosions - I don't see why it should be the men.
Get back to the ME board, what are you doing over here young man? No threads on maids in the Ranches here.
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Old Jun 16th 2011, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by the troubadour
If women insist an all women brigade perhaps?
Could you imagine the kudos the enemy would get if they captured an all woman brigade? They would have sport for weeks.
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Old Jun 16th 2011, 2:52 am
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Originally Posted by Deancm_MKII
Could you imagine the kudos the enemy would get if they captured an all woman brigade? They would have sport for weeks.
The price of capture would be impossible to think about. On the other side all women who did enlist would/should realise the consquences that surrender was not an option hence could become the toughest bunch in the entire army.

But don't they say women can take more pain than men,anyway?
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Originally Posted by the troubadour
But don't they say women can take more pain than men,anyway?
That's what women keep telling us.
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Old Jun 16th 2011, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by Deancm_MKII
That's what women keep telling us.
So if that is what they want why not give them the opportunity to prove it?

Just keep the men out of harms way,and I don't refer here to the Taliban.
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Default Re: Women on the front-line in Afghanistan?

Originally Posted by CelticRover
Talk about a rabble...
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Default Re: Women on the front-line in Afghanistan?

Originally Posted by Amazulu
I don't see the Australian army as a real military, fighting force except for the SAS and their commando battalions. They are more like a peace keeping force. They cannot even deploy their Blackhawk helicopters in Afghanistan as they are not combat ready (bought a cheap version). Where are their Tiger attack helicopters?
Spot on and nail on the head Zulu man. Had to reply straight away with that one. Am composing my two cents worth reply to this question watch my traser and wait...out.
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Originally Posted by Deancm_MKII
Talk about a rabble...
I agree. Did you see them running? and what was that stupid face paint she was wearing?
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
I agree. Did you see them running? and what was that stupid face paint she was wearing?
Saturday night in Gympie make up,come to think of it,any night in Gympie
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Originally Posted by Bernie Barfly
Saturday night in Gympie make up,come to think of it,any night in Gympie
I have never been to, or ever intend to go to, the unfortunately named town of Gympie
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
I have never been to, or ever intend to go to, the unfortunately named town of Gympie
It's not the name,it's the people
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Don't knock it, I might be working up there soon
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