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2 U.S. marines in urinating video ID'd by corps
ap ^ | 1/12/12 | staff

Posted on 01/12/2012 6:35:31 PM PST by Nachum

An official says the U.S. Marine Corps has identified at least two of the four marines in an internet video that purports to depict them urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan. A marine official said Thursday that the four were members of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, which returned to its home base in North Carolina last fall after a tour in Afghanistan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because a criminal investigation is underway. The official said that at least some of the four marines are no longer in that battalion. He provided no other details. (Snip) Panetta

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corps; marines; urinating; video
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
Isn't it Leon Panetta's responsibility for controlling the presence of digital video equipment in combat zones?

If it comes to that, the left and media will spin it as Gates' policy. Hence, Bush's fault.

21 posted on 01/12/2012 7:27:24 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Nachum

Can no one keep their mouth shut?

22 posted on 01/12/2012 7:42:31 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: All

Sorry, I don’t have a problem with this at all. Piss is sterile. They should’ve dropped trou and dropped a deuce on the chests of every one of them.

These maniacal neanderthals cut off the genitals of slain US soldiers and stuff them in the mouths of the corpses. That along with Daniel Pearl, et al, and I have no sympathy.

This is all orchestrated, IMO. I’d bet the farm that they’re sitting on mountains of this stuff and will use it to further degrade the military.

We’re really fscked, IMO.

23 posted on 01/12/2012 7:45:47 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Nachum
Let me see if I have this straight.

During war it is okay to shot and kill an enemy combatant.

But you can never ever piss on their dead bodies ?

There is something wrong with that mentality.

The dead seem to have more rights then the living.

24 posted on 01/12/2012 7:49:47 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

shot = shoot

25 posted on 01/12/2012 7:51:21 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: pacpam

It´s said that two people can keep a secret, if one of them is dead.

26 posted on 01/12/2012 8:57:44 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Nachum


Who in hell would take a video of such an event and then post it on the internet? Is this all a faked thing? Are US Marines carrying around video devices when in battle?

27 posted on 01/12/2012 11:57:53 PM PST by octex
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To: Nachum

Hey, that is my old outfit!

28 posted on 01/13/2012 12:13:00 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Or Americans being hung from bridges.

29 posted on 01/13/2012 12:13:43 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Sivad
1898 Covered them in pig skin and dumped them in a grave. 1914 to 1918 Poked the eyes out of Germans with a ripper in the other side of the bayonet and send them back to their lines. WW2 I have seem pictures of heads cut off and the tooth collectors were documented. In Europe there were days when no prisoners were captured. Korea had killings of NK army mixing with peop[le fleeing. Nam had ears and people attempting to fly and free fire zones. Nothing but lost wars in our future.
30 posted on 01/13/2012 12:59:02 AM PST by Domangart
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To: Domangart

I was looking at a book about military doctors while waiting in a doc’s office. When we first came upon some Nazi concentration camp a group of doctors and medics were some of the first to be there and sort of took control of the situation. After a few hours some of the Nazi guards and officers were found hiding.

They were brought out, and the U.S. officer in command - a doctor - hastely asked for volunteers from his medical team to perform the executions. He was not wanting for volunteers, and the Nazi’s were lined up and killed.

I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like to see the prisoners in that camp. But still found it interesting that the docs had no qualms in rendering a swift justice.

I would like to think that was justice (and revenge?) enough without further acts on their dead bodies. But I suppose not - but the book didn’t say anything about it.

31 posted on 01/13/2012 1:13:24 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: Tucker39

“Where’s the snitch that videoed it?
Surely the ones who did it weren’t foolish enough to HAVE it recorded?!”

That is where these guys made their mistake. It’s one thing to what they did but they absolutely knew this guy was filming and went through with it. He told them twice that he was filming it.

War is hell and stuff like this happens. But it happens in battle. To do it for fun on camera and to show off, bad move. These guys are going to pay for their stupidity.

32 posted on 01/13/2012 4:53:10 AM PST by Snark
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To: Nachum
The act itself is fine. The raw stupidity of allowing yourself to be filmed doing a travesty.

One has to wonder what the incredible "films" would have shown coming from ....oh.....say....Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Brest, Manheim, and many many more.

Rules: 1) get the civilians away from the military.
2. any representative who votes in favor of war, shall be given the rank of E-1, issued a rifle, and immediately emplaced in a rifle platoon that is in the vanguard of the attack (or defense as the case may be). This will be so regardless of the rep's age, sex, or marital status.
3. No device capable of taking still or moving pics will be allowed on the person of anyone engaged, or who might become engaged, in close combat - this includes civilians. Anyone caught with such a device will have it confiscated and destroyed; if a civilian, see rule two above.

These three rules should fix a great deal of the current problems.

33 posted on 01/13/2012 5:03:49 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (N/A)
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To: Nachum

While I don’t really care the enemy dead, our troops have to be cognizant that ANYTHING they do may become a newstory, even years later, and it may be released by the very same guys who they served with.

They have to be careful with people, even their own, filming them.

I can see the new DOD policy though.

Openly gay troops will be authorized necrophilial relations will dead enemy combatants to assuage the damaged insensibilities of the enemy forces.

34 posted on 01/13/2012 5:52:59 AM PST by Molon Labbie (End the War On Drugs, Restore the Constitution.)
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To: Molon Labbie

The government is looking for scape goats and the marines have been selected. The news media is hyping this one.

35 posted on 01/13/2012 6:51:42 AM PST by DaveA37
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