Say Goodbye to Grenades By Mrs Vera West

     While the gangs who now rule the country that was once Sweden freely toss around hand grenades like baseballs:

which is now accepted as part of the new exciting cultural ethno-diversity, the US Army is dropping hand grenade competency as part of its graduation requirement:

“The U.S. Army will drop its hand grenade competency requirement for graduation from basic training because getting recruits to pass it is taking “too much time” and they’re just not strong enough, Major General Malcolm Frost told reporters on Friday. Changes to the Army’s Basic Combat Training (BTC) will eliminate the current hand grenade proficiency standards as a requirement for graduation, reports: “The new BCT does, however, do away with hand grenade qualification and land navigation course qualification as graduation requirements.”

Discussing the change with reporters, Maj. Gen. Frost explained that training recruits to pass the current requirement was taking too much time: “What we have found is it is taking far, far too much time. It’s taking three to four times as much time ... just to qualify folks on the hand grenade course than we had designated so what is happening is it is taking away  from other aspects of training.” Plus, trainees just aren’t strong enough to throw the grenade far enough away – and simply can’t be taught to properly throw a grenade “if they haven’t thrown growing up” – Maj. Gen. Frost explained.”

     No mention here about women and minorities, but the failure to be strong enough to throw an object less than the usual rock which teenage boys throw, is suggestive. Navigation also requires map reading and spatial IQ, which is also suggestive. Not that one would want to point a finger in any direction though, for I am still working out my navigation here, being an old woman! Anyway, the future US Army probably will not be tossing many hand grenades, or even getting to the correct battlefield on time, so this is a good thing, which may lead to less loss of life.



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Tuesday, 16 July 2024

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