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.

“The Sky Is Falling!”

Since: Apr 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#1506 Feb 5, 2012
VN Vet wrote:
In Nam,some GIs collected ears on a wire, some put heads on polls,and some cut d*cks off and shoved them down their throats( because the little ba*turds did it to our guys first). You PC commie fairies can k*ss a soldiers azz.
Apparently you took shrapnel to the head and Agent Orange into your pores. Sorry, "charlie"... we're not showing any sympathy for you. The U.S. should never have gone to war there, you should never have been taken there, and now you should never sit around caterwauling. Just STFU.

“I See.”

Since: Aug 10

Minneapolis

#1507 Feb 5, 2012
eyeful wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently you took shrapnel to the head and Agent Orange into your pores. Sorry, "charlie"... we're not showing any sympathy for you. The U.S. should never have gone to war there, you should never have been taken there, and now you should never sit around caterwauling. Just STFU.
My next door neighbor took Agent Orange in his pores. He has to get chemo regularly. JFK started the first deployments to Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson brought in about 500,000 troops. We won the war in Vietnam- the Vietcong and North Vietnam troops were defeated and decimated. But Nixon gave it all away. Show some respect for our warriors even if you disgree with the war. And alot of poor kids got drafted- and they went to Vietnam because they had no choice. A friend dodged the draft. The FBI arrested him 4 years later and he did 2 years in prison. Too bad we weren't drafting women. You'd have alot less to b!tch about. But then you can b!tch at us but we can't say a word. STFU mealy mouth b!tch.

“I See.”

Since: Aug 10

Minneapolis

#1508 Feb 5, 2012
VN Vet wrote:
In Nam,some GIs collected ears on a wire, some put heads on polls,and some cut d*cks off and shoved them down their throats( because the little ba*turds did it to our guys first). You PC commie fairies can k*ss a soldiers azz.
I heard the Australian troops were creative in what they did to the captured or killed. Rock on you Aussis.
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Country Joe

Pahrump, NV

#1510 Feb 5, 2012
iMonk wrote:
<quoted text>
My next door neighbor took Agent Orange in his pores. He has to get chemo regularly. JFK started the first deployments to Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson brought in about 500,000 troops. We won the war in Vietnam- the Vietcong and North Vietnam troops were defeated and decimated. But Nixon gave it all away. Show some respect for our warriors even if you disgree with the war. And alot of poor kids got drafted- and they went to Vietnam because they had no choice. A friend dodged the draft. The FBI arrested him 4 years later and he did 2 years in prison. Too bad we weren't drafting women. You'd have alot less to b!tch about. But then you can b!tch at us but we can't say a word. STFU mealy mouth b!tch.
The draft was nothing but legalized slavery. Thank God for the activism of the 60's that ended the indentured servitude of a draft. No one should be forced to join a military in a free country It gives the powers to be unlimited cannon fodder to fight wars that should never have been fought. Korea, Vietnam Grenada, Panama and all the fiascos we are losing now are not worth one American life. What did we as a country ever get as a benefit from them? All of those wars were illegal because congress never declared war as it specifies in our constitution.
VN Vet

Richmond, VA

#1511 Feb 5, 2012
eyeful wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently you took shrapnel to the head and Agent Orange into your pores. Sorry, "charlie"... we're not showing any sympathy for you. The U.S. should never have gone to war there, you should never have been taken there, and now you should never sit around caterwauling. Just STFU.
Yes little girl, I did take Agent Orange int my pores and have had to suffer for it. I also had little liberal hppie twerps like you spit and throw shihit at me and my buddies when we came home. For the 58,000& GIs that died there and all the many thousand more wounded and scarred from the war, may you and your Hanoi Jane types all rot in hell with the ghosts of all of us haunting your sorry liberal azzes(you and L.B.J.)
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_yernogood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jun 11

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#1513 Feb 6, 2012
A man filming a man pissing on a man….how GAY!

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#1514 Feb 6, 2012
Country Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
The draft was nothing but legalized slavery. Thank God for the activism of the 60's that ended the indentured servitude of a draft. No one should be forced to join a military in a free country It gives the powers to be unlimited cannon fodder to fight wars that should never have been fought. Korea, Vietnam Grenada, Panama and all the fiascos we are losing now are not worth one American life. What did we as a country ever get as a benefit from them? All of those wars were illegal because congress never declared war as it specifies in our constitution.
What form should a declaration of war take according to the constitution?

What do we do when someone has declared war on us? Are we then at war or do we have to wait for the Congress?
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“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#1516 Feb 6, 2012
seedtick wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, when I renewed my drivers license a year ago I had to give a fingerprint and a new picture. I guess, according to you, all Juan Valdezs have the same fingers, too.
Remember this...most of the illegal aliens crossing the southern border are only here a short period of time. The border states are only a staging area where they catch a ride to the Northeast or heartland states.
You do know fingerprints can be removed, right? Wait, if you're from Texas, you probably don't. Y'all ain't the sharpest knives in the drawer, are ye?

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#1517 Feb 6, 2012
_yernogood- wrote:
A man filming a man pissing on a man….how GAY!
It's weird how shooting someone 50 times is honorable but pissing on them is disrespectful. Pretty sure that since they are waaaay dead, they don't care.

“If you believe it, stand by it”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#1518 Feb 6, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>You do know fingerprints can be removed, right? Wait, if you're from Texas, you probably don't. Y'all ain't the sharpest knives in the drawer, are ye?
Woooo-hoooo...you should watch out for the black helicopters. They are the dangerous ones. I bet you have been abducted by aliens, haven't you? If not I guess you have been watching too many old spy movies.

_yernogood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jun 11

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#1519 Feb 6, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>It's weird how shooting someone 50 times is honorable but pissing on them is disrespectful. Pretty sure that since they are waaaay dead, they don't care.
Well I don’t know how honorable over kill is but A man filming a man pissing on a man? That’s way gay!

_yernogood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jun 11

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#1520 Feb 6, 2012
Asian Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
hell, why just piss on them when their guys are cutting the heads of ours off?
Yes…because we should always take a step back and downgrade our superiority by stooping to their level. Yep..makes sense. Once a lowlife, always a lowlife huh?

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#1521 Feb 6, 2012
eyeful wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently you took shrapnel to the head and Agent Orange into your pores. Sorry, "charlie"... we're not showing any sympathy for you. The U.S. should never have gone to war there, you should never have been taken there, and now you should never sit around caterwauling. Just STFU.
Up yours ya rug munching bull dyke $lut.
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“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#1523 Feb 6, 2012
If an army is incapable of winning a war, then by all means pee away.

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#1524 Feb 6, 2012
Richard_ wrote:
If an army is incapable of winning a war, then by all means pee away.
As usual, the problem is with the politicians and not the troops.

The troops need to be given clear orders as to WHAT to do and not HOW to do it.
Country Joe and the Fish

Pahrump, NV

#1525 Feb 6, 2012
The draft was nothing but legalized slavery. Thank God for the activism of the 60's that ended the indentured servitude of a draft. No one should be forced to join a military in a free country It gives the powers to be unlimited cannon fodder to fight wars that should never have been fought. Korea, Vietnam Grenada, Panama and all the fiascos we are losing now are not worth one American life. What did we as a country ever get as a benefit from them? All of those wars were illegal because congress never declared war as it specifies in our constitution
Fudge packing USMarine

Pahrump, NV

#1526 Feb 6, 2012
_yernogood- wrote:
<quoted text>Well I don’t know how honorable over kill is but A man filming a man pissing on a man? That’s way gay!


How bout showering with other men in BOOT CAMP?

_yernogood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jun 11

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#1527 Feb 6, 2012
LonePalm wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual, the problem is with the politicians and not the troops.
The troops need to be given clear orders as to WHAT to do and not HOW to do it.
Oh yes..yes..for sure...the polititians are the ones telling our guys to act like lower forms of life.

_yernogood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jun 11

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#1528 Feb 6, 2012
As long as there’s a buck to pass, we Americans will pass it man.
The 80's will NEVER die...uhhgggg!

_yernogood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jun 11

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#1529 Feb 6, 2012
Fudge packing USMarine wrote:
<quoted text>
How bout showering with other men in BOOT CAMP?
I don't know...how about it?

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