Outrage Over Video of Marines Urinati...

Outrage Over Video of Marines Urinating on Corpses

There are 1585 comments on the gawker.com story from Jan 12, 2012, titled Outrage Over Video of Marines Urinating on Corpses. In it, gawker.com reports that:

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Marine Corps commanders are investigating a video which appears to show US Marines urinating on Afghan corpses. The video has sparked outrage, and the marines' behavior has been condemned by Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Hamilton Nolan at Gawker.com gives an interesting take on what he sees as self-righteous outrage over the video:

The outrage machine grinds into motion. ... Americans momentarily pay attention to the war in Afghanistan again. Politicians rush to add their names to the chorus of identical statements. All inflamed over the least bad thing that soldiers do in war.
Do you know what is worse than having your dead body urinated upon? Being killed. Being shot. Being bombed.
Your take: Should we be outraged by the marines' behavior? Were you shocked by the video?

Join the discussion below, or Read more at gawker.com.

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Lance Winslow

United States

#1 Jan 12, 2012
Desecration of enemy dead is a war crime and should be dealt with accordingly.

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Since: May 10

Branson, MO

#2 Jan 12, 2012
No I wasn't shocked because I've seen them do a lot worse ! I myself would have covered the bodies with pig blood or at least had made it appear that's what I did ! How Can we get upset over pissing on them when the do far worse to our Soldiers or to those who disagree with them !

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Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#3 Jan 12, 2012
They were just washing the dirt off of them.

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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#5 Jan 12, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
Desecration of enemy dead is a war crime and should be dealt with accordingly.
OBAMA:GONNA NEED ANOTHER TRILLION

Obama offers $20m to find jobs for ex-cons...What about the people that live by the rules……………zilch.

GALLUP: America still conservative...

PANETTA: Apparent Marine desecration of Taliban corpses 'utterly deplorable'...WHERE IS STATE MEDIA AS THEY DID WITH BUSH.

WE DON’T WATER BOARD…………..WE PISS ON YOU.
BARRY OBIMBO OBAMA

Wasilla, AK

#6 Jan 12, 2012
Childs play for Japs in WWII

they loved to throw Filipino babies in the air and let them fall on their bayonets in front of the babies parents.

of course the libs love all minorities and all they do is good!
Larry

Herndon, VA

#7 Jan 12, 2012
maybe they were putting out a fire

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#8 Jan 12, 2012
waterdogg wrote:
No I wasn't shocked because I've seen them do a lot worse ! I myself would have covered the bodies with pig blood or at least had made it appear that's what I did ! How Can we get upset over pissing on them when the do far worse to our Soldiers or to those who disagree with them !
Hi Waterdogg, the American soldiers are in rural Afghanistan, killing people. The people you see lying there dead did not declare war on the United States. If they were fighting the Americans at all then they were just doing what you would be doing if there were a bunch of armed Afghan's roaming around rural Missouri killing people.
bloods crips latin kings

Wyoming, PA

#9 Jan 12, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
Desecration of enemy dead is a war crime and should be dealt with accordingly.
one of the bloods crips or latin kings do it every night of the week, in some minority infested city in usa.
Veritas

San Clemente, CA

#10 Jan 12, 2012
If we simply desecrated each terrorist body with pig's blood, this war would have ended years ago. But no -- our young men must die because of political correctness. Just research what MacArthur did in the Philippines to Islamic terrorists.

U.S. politicians are despicable. If you do not fight a war to win it, then stop sending over young men to die.

These evil fools truly believe that if they die as martyrs, then they obtain 72 virgins in Allah heaven. They also truly believe that if they die unclean, they cannot receive this bounty. So, every dead scumbag should be covered with pig entrails. This is too simple for the evil fools in our country.
down with war criminals

Covington, VA

#11 Jan 12, 2012
These murderers in this video should be hung period.

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GOP all the way

Hollywood, FL

#12 Jan 12, 2012
EonBlueApocalypse wrote:
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Hi Waterdogg, the American soldiers are in rural Afghanistan, killing people. The people you see lying there dead did not declare war on the United States. If they were fighting the Americans at all then they were just doing what you would be doing if there were a bunch of armed Afghan's roaming around rural Missouri killing people.
They are Muslims aren't they ? Lol enough said
Duke Snider

Waneta, KY

#13 Jan 12, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
Desecration of enemy dead is a war crime and should be dealt with accordingly.
So what? They were dead and it didn't feel a thing. Look, war is a nasty business and it leads to some very harsh and seemingly unfeeling acts towards the enemy. What these Marines might or might not have done is probably not the wisest thing they could have done,especially in front of a camera, but to call it a war crime is ridiculous. Do you think they do anything less to our dead? How about all the films of our dead being drug naked down the streets and their penis being publicly fondled for the camera's? How about the one they decapitate on camera while begging for mercy?

I don't feel sorry for any of their dead and sure don't care if they got peed on or not. Perhaps they were only attempting to wash away their sins before meeting their false God Allah in Hell.
ok people

Dayton, OH

#14 Jan 12, 2012
Im sure these Marines are Pissed Off !! How many of their buddys do you think they seen killed in action ? How many of our soliders were captured and tortured, then to have their heads cut off ? Screw the afgan. soliders and their people ! piss on all of them, GO MARINES !!!

LOST IN MISSISSIPPI

“it's just craic”

Since: Jan 09

United States

#15 Jan 12, 2012
waterdogg wrote:
No I wasn't shocked because I've seen them do a lot worse ! I myself would have covered the bodies with pig blood or at least had made it appear that's what I did ! How Can we get upset over pissing on them when the do far worse to our Soldiers or to those who disagree with them !
guys like you are why good solders get dragged behind jeeps

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#16 Jan 12, 2012
These soldiers obviously have no honor or integrity. My first response was to wish that they would spend the rest of their lives carrying the label of having been "dishonorably discharged" from the service of their country. On second thought, I realize that these soldiers are victims of a failed military machine that has taught them to hate rather than respect life. The root of the problem is deeper than these few soldiers.

LOST IN MISSISSIPPI

“it's just craic”

Since: Jan 09

United States

#17 Jan 12, 2012
ok people wrote:
Im sure these Marines are Pissed Off !! How many of their buddys do you think they seen killed in action ? How many of our soliders were captured and tortured, then to have their heads cut off ? Screw the afgan. soliders and their people ! piss on all of them, GO MARINES !!!
oh well, so much for the rule of laws
bohart

Morristown, TN

#18 Jan 12, 2012
EonBlueApocalypse wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Waterdogg, the American soldiers are in rural Afghanistan, killing people. The people you see lying there dead did not declare war on the United States. If they were fighting the Americans at all then they were just doing what you would be doing if there were a bunch of armed Afghan's roaming around rural Missouri killing people.
Very astute observation , unlike the knuckle dragging savagery shown in many of these comments.Did you know over 90 percent of the Afghan people had never heard of 9-11? Many people cannot grasp the concept of what would we do if foreigners were over here doing to us what we do to them?
bohart

Morristown, TN

#19 Jan 12, 2012
ok people wrote:
Im sure these Marines are Pissed Off !! How many of their buddys do you think they seen killed in action ? How many of our soliders were captured and tortured, then to have their heads cut off ? Screw the afgan. soliders and their people ! piss on all of them, GO MARINES !!!
Maybe the Afghans are mad because a people from the other side of the planet came and murdered them.Screw on your thinking cap, we are going to lose Afghanistan , 5 years ,10,20 whatever . They will drive us out eventually as they have all invaders for 2,500 years and imbeciles will wonder aloud why did we ever go there?
bloods crips latin kings

Wyoming, PA

#20 Jan 12, 2012
bohart wrote:
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Very astute observation , unlike the knuckle dragging savagery shown in many of these comments.Did you know over 90 percent of the Afghan people had never heard of 9-11? Many people cannot grasp the concept of what would we do if foreigners were over here doing to us what we do to them?
who gives a shiet.

sell all your crap and give it to the afghans if youre so concerned.
bloods crips latin kings

Wyoming, PA

#21 Jan 12, 2012
USAsince1680 wrote:
These soldiers obviously have no honor or integrity. My first response was to wish that they would spend the rest of their lives carrying the label of having been "dishonorably discharged" from the service of their country. On second thought, I realize that these soldiers are victims of a failed military machine that has taught them to hate rather than respect life. The root of the problem is deeper than these few soldiers.
the root of the problem is that usa liberals hate the usa and love foreigners.

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