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US Marines Urinate on Taliban Corpses
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The U.S. Marine Corps is investigating a video that surfaced online today in which several Marines appear to urinate on the corpses of suspected Taliban fighters.

The video, which is less than a minute long, appears to show four men in uniform looking around before urinating on three dead bodies, at least one of the men chuckles as they do so.

"Have a great day, buddy," one of the men is heard saying, apparently to a dead body.


The Marine Corps responded quickly after reports of the video surfaced, calling for a full investigation.

"Headquarters Marine Corps has recently been made aware of a video that portrays Marines urinating on what appear to be deceased members of the Taliban," the USMC statement said. "While we have not yet verified the origin or authenticity of this video, the actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps."


The video surfaced on several websites early Wednesday. On one website, the member who posted the video identified the Marines as belonging to the 3/2 Marine battalion out of Camp Lejeune. The battalion served in the northern Helmand Province in Afghanistan last summer.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a D.C.-based human rights group, condemned what it called "the apparent desecration of the dead."

"If verified as authentic, the video shows behavior that is totally unbecoming of American military personnel and that could ultimately endanger other soldiers and civilians," said CAIR in a statement. "We trust that this disturbing incident will be promptly investigated in a transparent manner and that appropriate actions will be taken based on the results of that investigation."

The 3/2 Marine battalion last made headlines in November when movie star Mila Kunis attended the 3/2 Marine Corps Ball at Camp Lejeune after being asked on a date by a Marine via online video.

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Yup. It only takes a few assholes to make everyone look bad.
This is disgusting.






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Posted 1/13/12
I'm not surprised. People are assholes.
Posted 1/13/12
They'll stink that much more.
Posted 1/13/12
They must have picked up something horrible for their boy-parts to be all blocky and fuzzy like that.
Posted 1/13/12
I thought this was already posted...? Hmm, guess not. Must have seen it somewhere else.

I for one find this utterly stupid. All they're doing is reinvigorating their enemies lust for vengeance. What do you think Amerifat would do if it was the reverse? Freak out and launch some warheads, that's what. Foolish, foolish.
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Damn, that's like the worst thing you could do to a corpse of an islamic person. This is just adding fuel to the fire.
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They do realized that release of such video would have consequences will come from this.
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Wow!! srsly thats really messed up! but thats what the war does!! it corrupts peoples ways of thinking! this reminds me of the Vietnam War i heard a similar story on the T.V when a group of old U.S soldiers were serving in the war at the time how many of the U.S soldiers in there unit slowly were being affected by the war becoming as they put it someone they have never seen before hurting innocent people lucky they were able to stop them!!
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never have i heard the word 'deplorable' elicited so many times in a day.
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The fact that they even made a video is even more disturbing.
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I served in Iraq. I'm not condoning this, but young people thrust into this type of environment will often lose their moral inhibitions. They are/were a sniper squad, so they were witness to daily death and atrocity. When you can see the people you're killing, look in their faces as they die, you become numb to it after a certain amount of time. I heard a quote from a retired Vietnam vet officer who said, if you don't keep tight control on young men in war, they will become animals. Again, I'm not condoning, but unethical and atrocious behavior will always occur in war, on both sides. I also want to add that when an enemy uses tactics like suicide bombing, blowing up their own people, children, it's hard to have any kind of respect for them.
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oyaji3211 wrote:

I served in Iraq. I'm not condoning this, but young people thrust into this type of environment will often lose their moral inhibitions. They are/were a sniper squad, so they were witness to daily death and atrocity. When you can see the people you're killing, look in their faces as they die, you become numb to it after a certain amount of time. I heard a quote from a retired Vietnam vet officer who said, if you don't keep tight control on young men in war, they will become animals. Again, I'm not condoning, but unethical and atrocious behavior will always occur in war, on both sides. I also want to add that when an enemy uses tactics like suicide bombing, blowing up their own people, children, it's hard to have any kind of respect for them.


Ha!! thats it i heard that quote to i couldnt remember it so i just posted were i saw it!! *raises hand* I second This i totally agrees with chu!X3
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panamapunk wrote:

Damn, that's like the worst thing you could do to a corpse of an islamic person. This is just adding fuel to the fire.


islamic person my ass!!! they are bunch of retarded misleaded hypocrites



well Taliban fighters or whatever you call them are worthless pigs and so are Marines or whatever you call them ..but this is disgusting and stupid
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People say this is disgusting because they've had a chance to see it. But, I'm telling you, things a thousand times worse than this happens on a daily basis in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Myanmar, etc. People who either are teenagers or very recently were teenagers, who were very recently living the life of a high schooler, now face the reality of going out and taking life and watching their friends' lives taken. Until you live that reality, you really don't know what kind of person you would become in that reality. But, as I've said, they should NOT have done what they did. And they should be punished
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I like Allen West's response:


“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?

“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”


http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/allen-west-marines-incident-shut-your-mouth-war-hell_616699.html
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