The generation, raised on the mythical celluloid pretend world of Star Trek, controls the military and political establishment in most of the West. Inclusion and diversity was all part of "beaming up Scotty."
Propaganda, intense media indoctrination and education are all forms of mind melding. The “coming together” one of the byproducts of the outcome based, concluded that woman needed to be everywhere from clubs, locker rooms and most unfortunately combat units and warships.
All that provides some interesting distractions and distortions of some hard cold facts. The presence of woman in these roles distorts politics, propaganda, tactics and the survival and well being of the unit personnel. The recent events in Iraq are instructive. This from a Telegraph article this morning:
Two women were among four soldiers killed in Basra yesterday in an unprecedented day for the Army in Iraq.more here at The Telegraph, where 2164th is now banned, and his previous comments expunged. Oh dear, was I bad again?
The women, a nurse and a member of the Intelligence Corps, were in a party of four patrolling the southern Iraq city in the early hours.
The Warrior armoured vehicle in which they were travelling was torn apart by a "colossal" bomb.
A fifth soldier was "very seriously injured" and is being treated in the military hospital in Basra.
Iraqis were pictured waving one of the soldiers' battered helmets while children held aloft fragments of the shattered vehicle collected as trophies.
The nurse, from Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, was the patrol's medic. The men were from the 2Bn The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. A civilian interpreter was also killed. The patrol was returning to its base in Basra air station after providing protection for a "strike operation" that had seen British forces arrest a man said to be a senior member of the insurgency.
The deaths come at the end of one of the deadliest weeks for the Army since the invasion of Iraq and follow the shooting dead of two soldiers by a sniper earlier this week.
But it is the death of the women that will reinforce the danger faced by troops in southern Iraq.
Never before have two women died in the same incident on the front line.
Their deaths also come at a time of heightened debate about the wisdom of putting female personnel into dangerous positions.
Only yesterday Faye Turney, a mother of a three-year-old girl, returned to Britain after she and 14 other Royal Navy personnel taken prisoner by the Iranians were released.
Col Bob Stewart, who was the first British commander of UN forces in Bosnia, yesterday said that he was against women being close to combat as their deaths or injuries had a debilitating effect on male soldiers. "It's disquieting for a lot of people in this country when women are put into the front line because when they are wounded or killed, the men around them find it very difficult to operate," he said.
Col Stewart, who commanded the Cheshire Regiment, said he had twice been present when women soldiers died.
"One was in my arms after a bomb in Northern Ireland and I was inconsolable afterwards. I could not operate.
"If you put women in the front line because they are equal then you have to expect that there will be operational casualties."