27 March 2007
A total of fifteen British sailors and Royal Marines have been captured by Iran but this is all we seem to hear; this one single female amongst them.
Sorry, this mother, as they all seem to emphasise.
What about the fourteen men? What about mentioning that some of them, no doubt, are fathers?
It’s as if women should be kept completely out of harm’s way, especially if they have children (but still allowed in the military to ensure equality of course), but men – fathers included – are not really a big deal. They’re more expendible it seems.
Take this headline, or this one, talking of the captured woman’s family being ‘distressed’. I’m sure they are. I’m sure the families of the fourteen men are a bit distressed too, but no reporters seem to flock to their doors to see how they feel.
Naturally I hope she gets home safely, but I hope all the men do too, unlike the media, which once again only really gives a shit about women.
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 7:01 PM
At 8:46 PM, Anonymous said…
This proves to me that women should not serve in combating units in the military. If you live by the sword, you die by the sword.
Problem is the Iranians might not give her the special treatment she is accustomed to, but who knows, maybe the pussy pass even works in Iran.
At 1:30 AM, Fred X said…
This proves to me that women should not serve in combating units in the military.
Women’s lives are no more important than mine- or any other man’s for that matter
Also- it might do some skanks good to be put on the front line for a change- they are too pampered as it stands I’m afraid
Also- I am pissed off about hearing this ALL DAY on tv and suchlike- and this is yet again another piece of shit thrown in men’s faces
We are worthless to the government and feminist-led media
And fuck- does it show
At 4:44 AM, Anonymous said…
Is she a sailor or a marine? There are female marines?
At 5:15 AM, Anonymous said…
No pussy pass in Iran–the mullahs are all homosexual pedophiles, you know, like Arafat was. It’s the boys who’ll get buggered on this one. But at least they’ll be prepared for the rest of their lives in the UK…just getting buggered by the State and Big Sister instead of the dirty mullahs.
At 7:33 AM, Chris Laing said…
She made the choice to try and exceed the limited abilities of her sex by joining the military, and now she is facing the consequences of her decision just as every serviceman must.
The idea that it’s somehow worse because she’s a woman and a mother is repulsive.
Let’s just hope that they all come home safely.
At 8:21 AM, Anonymous said…
Well men are expendable, because one man can impregnate many women. So it is better to sacrifice men than women.
If there are 10 men and 10 women and 9 have to die (combat), who will you send?
The men, because there are still one man and 10 women left, who can produce 10 children each year.
If 9 women die, people can have only one child each year.
That is the old reason why women are always better treated.
It is better for survival of a group.
I cannot understand why these men did not put up a fight or fled?
Some of them were elite royal marines. Where is there honour, where is their pride?
It would have been a great opportunity to earn a victoria cross.
The officer in charge must have been a coward.
At 9:02 AM, Anonymous said…
Better still all the military should be female. Why should any man want to kill another? Do we still not know who are real enemy is?
At 2:42 PM, Anonymous said…
Looks like she’ll be released:
There are unconfirmed reports that first she “apologized for the violation of Iranian territory” or some such nonsense. Way to hold out “soldier”!!!
I don’t think this is a case of the pussy pass working, IMHO this is the Iranians using our own PC Marxist media against us.
1. No on outside of us (few) men and (much fewer) women give a shit about the male soldiers.
2. The feminists/et al will celebrate the “humanity” of the Iranian tyranny. And most will go on not giving a shit about the men.
This could diffuse any talk of offensive action, because the female demon is being appeased. It would be quite intelligent for the Iranians to release this fool.
[A contrast – in World War II, when the USS Sculpin was scuttled after a gunfight with Japanese destroyers, Captain John P. Cromwell – who knew top secret information – chose to die in the submarine rather than surrender. His heroism was not singular; several others have done similar acts in the past.]
At 4:38 PM, Christopher in Oregon said…
Franky, I hope the Iranians release the men, and put the little tart in a harem in the desert. It would serve her right.
At 5:31 PM, Field Marshall Watkins said…
It won’t be the pussy pass I don’t think, more like the Tony B’Liar and Bush War Machine pass.
Still, it’s true, how about focusing on the men as well, if they are going to do anything.
By the way, off topic, but this whole episode could be another Gulf of Tonkin incident…
At 7:22 PM, Anonymous said…
“They’re all sluts”
-Conan The Barbarian
At 1:41 AM, k-dog said…
Field Marshall Watkins said…
“By the way, off topic, but this whole episode could be another Gulf of Tonkin incident…”
Rosie O’Donnell has said the same thing publicly here in the US. Given her fembot leftist background, that would tend to discredit the idea in my book… 😉
At 9:35 PM, Pumpkinhead said…
“Well men are expendable, because one man can impregnate many women.”
But can one man raise many children? I don’t think so.
Women are not more important than men.
At 6:32 AM, nigeles175d said…
“Leading Sea[wo]man Faye Turney, 26, the only woman in the party, was not among the six personnel who appeared at a press conference on Friday at the Royal Marines Base at Chivenor, Devon.
But reports in the Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph said the mother-of-one had now sold her story to ITV1’s Tonight with Trevor McDonald programme and a newspaper for more than £100,000.”
I agree with this comment: “I think a great many serving military people are going to wonder where on earth this all leads and the idea that you can make several years’ pay out of being captured – as opposed to not being captured and doing your job normally – is a rather strange incentive system.”