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  •  I'm not questioning the bravery or (0+ / 0-)

    capability of individual women.  My point was that women can be considered fully combat-ready only if an all female unit can be expected to fight and win.

    •  No, you are questioning them, implicitly. (3+ / 0-)
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      Or is Hitler dying of old age in 1961 because of some weird time warp?

      Simple question: In the years since Republicans successfully urged the disempowering of workers and unions in the Midwest, what has happened to those states economies?

      by Stephen Daugherty on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 11:36:47 AM PST

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    •  More history (1+ / 0-)
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      She once told a story, when "about half a hundred frenzied fascists with wild cries" attacked the trench accommodating twelve female snipers, including Shanina herself: "Some fell from our well-aimed bullets, some we finished with our bayonets, grenades, shovels, and some we took prisoners, having restrained their arms."
      Want a commander for this all-female army?  How about Joanna of Flanders?

      In the siege of Hennebont by Charles of Blois in 1342, she took up arms and, dressed in armour, conducted the defence of the town, encouraging the people to fight, and urging the women to "cut their skirts and take their safety in their own hands". When she took a look from a tower and saw that the enemy camp was almost unguarded, she led three hundred men on a charge, burned down his supplies and destroyed his tents. After this she became known as "Jeanne la Flamme".

      Tell me what to write. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

      by rbird on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 01:37:14 PM PST

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