RUSH: Well, it was on this program, if you listen to this program, by the way, you are on the cutting edge. It was a long time ago, it had to be the early nineties, during the discussions of women in combat in the military, that we came up with the unique idea of the All-American First Cavalry Amazon Battalion, a bunch of combat ready females on PMS, way to go, great tactic. In fact, it might have worked in getting Manuel Noriega out of his hiding place a little sooner than playing rock music did. Well, the United Nations has ripped me off. ?The United Nations’ first all-female peacekeeping force ? made up of 105 Indian policewomen ? is set to deploy to the troubled west African country of Liberia, an official said Friday. The team, which has been training since September, leaves for Liberia on Sunday, said Abhishek Dayal, a spokesman for India’s Central Reserve Police Force, which contributed the officers. ?They will initially stay there for six months and then it will depend on the UN,? Dayal said.?
This is the first all female peacekeeping team, and participants have said that it would have unique advantages in conflict zones. ??Women police are seen to be much less threatening, although they can be just as tough as men. But in a conflict situation, they are more approachable and it makes women and children feel safer,? Seema Dhundia, a unit commander.? Okay, well, interesting theory, keep an eye. Make a note. Keep an eye on Liberia. Let’s just see if women as peacekeepers are more approachable by women and children. You know, a lot of UN peacekeeping forces engage in rape and child rape, particularly in Africa. We?ll see if there’s any change in that behavior here with the all-babe police force.