Outrage Over Video of Marines Urinating on Corpses

Jan 12, 2012 Full story: gawker.com 1,585

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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?

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Jill

Pahrump, NV

#152 Jan 12, 2012
down with war mongers wrote:
<quoted text>All the american terrorist in the video should be hung period.
From what I saw in the uncensored video 3 of them were pretty well hung. Be fun to meet them in a bar sometime. It would be fun to do GOLDEN SHOWERS with them.
atheist infidel

Santa Monica, CA

#153 Jan 12, 2012
CTYankee wrote:
The Marines weren't pissing on the terrorists. They were pissing on the korans they had in their pockets.
doesnt satan piss in their ears regularly anyway...

while alive they wiped their asses with their hand, and drank camel piss, because their backward prophet said so.... personally, I think this is an ugrade .

Since: Jan 12

Mililani, HI

#154 Jan 12, 2012
Should they be punished? Personally I don't think so, theres been way worse things thats happened in the history of war that make those marines pissing on dead bodies look like children playing with toys.
Indians used to scalp heads, the vietcong would cut you open while still alive and pull your organs out and wrap it around you like a christmas tree, the days where men fought with honor are gone, its kill or be killed (and pissed on in this case)

BUT since these marines were dumb enough to piss on the bodies of the dead on camera, I doubt Obama will let it just fade away not after what happened with those SEALS.

piss on the wife beaters

Santa Cruz, CA

#155 Jan 12, 2012
give the Marines a medal and a promotion.

Since: Jan 12

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#156 Jan 12, 2012
waterdogg wrote:
All this outrage because they pissed on a few dead Muslims ! Where the hell is the Outrage When these Muslim Sons of Bitches Cut the head off an American Solider or when they Burnt 6 Marine bodies that they hung from the Bridge on the Tigris river out side of Baghdad ! You people talk a lot of shit and that's why these ass holes have no respect for us ! We do nothing but play by the damn rules well screw that ! We need to get just as dirty and evil as they are then this shit would end ! And to those who think Guys like me give the rest of you a bad name FO ! When you have seen the shit these Muslim Bastards are capable of doing we'll talk until then go drink your Kool-aid and sing we are the world to some other dumb-ass Lib ok ! Ask some of the Viet-nam vets or some of the WWII vets about the Japs and how they treated our Troops ! I don't give a rats ass about any Muslim POS nor do I care they could cut each one open and put pig shit inside and out on every damn Muzzy in the World and I'd be just as happy ! The only Difference between you and me is I'm not afraid to say it !
So you wouldn't care if they took 1.8 million Americans, cut them open and put pig shit inside their dead bodies? Look at the CIA world factbook. There are 1.8 million Muslim Americans. You are unpleasant and stupid. I sincerely hope no country's armed forces have made the mistake of allowing you to enlist.

“it's just craic”

Since: Jan 09

Mears, MI

#157 Jan 12, 2012
Raydot wrote:
If the taliban can highjack our planes and fly them thrugh our buildings, killing innocent people, then I see no reason why our Marines cant piss on dead taliban scum. Right On guy's. Again as always, job well done. It's called REVENGE!*******OOH RAH*******
laws?

“it's just craic”

Since: Jan 09

Mears, MI

#158 Jan 12, 2012
WAKE UP AMERICA wrote:
We don't belong in any of the past few wars ..We killed a lot of inocent people in Iraq . If what we do to others happen here the maybe AMERICANS would wake up . Our Government is very crooked and dangerous . America has become a killing machine for the rich . Folks America is being destroyed without any bombs dropping on us .
Maybe they will get a clue when China parks an aircraft carrier off the coast of California.

Since: Jan 12

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#159 Jan 12, 2012
Veritas wrote:
<quoted text>This comment is so idiotic that I must assume that you are just a troll. The invasion of Afghanistan was the direct result of 9/11 and the Taliban's refusal (after due warning) to kick Al Qaeda out of Afghanistan and to close down its training camps. Even today, the vast majority of Democrats consider the invasion of Afghanistan a just war. So, anyone saying otherwise is simply a cowardly lowlife. I hope that the next terrorist attack hits your loved ones.
The thing is, in Afghanistan we are not fighting a conventional army, that represents a state. A lot of the people we kill were not supporters of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. They just ended up with guns in their hands when a foreign invading force came to their village.(Well, a lot of the people we kill weren't even bearing arms) The political structure of Afghanistan was such that you can't simply say all Afghans are valid enemies simply because the Taliban in Kabul wouldn't kick out Al Qaeda.
paul

Havelock North, New Zealand

#160 Jan 12, 2012
StellarKnight wrote:
and what is a sniper other then a coward?
A sniper is an extremely brave individual who needs a cool nerve operating ast times with out the support of others in a hostile enviroment.
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Since: Jul 07

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#162 Jan 12, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
Desecration of enemy dead is a war crime and should be dealt with accordingly.
Oh yeah? What happened to the Muslim filth that cut the heads of those Americans and Jews? Have they been punished yet? Where's the outrage over that? At least the dead were already dead. Do you think they cared if they were pissed on?
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Since: Jan 12

Gaston, SC

#164 Jan 12, 2012
P..ssing on the enemies of America...Why am I so not having a problem with this??

Since: Jul 07

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#165 Jan 12, 2012
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI wrote:
<quoted text>laws?
Why should we (the US Military) follow laws when the enemy does not? Where was the law when people were getting their heads cut off or dragged thru the streets?
Politics as usual

Texarkana, AR

#166 Jan 12, 2012
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI wrote:
<quoted text>guys like you are why good solders get dragged behind jeeps
you're lost in mississippi for sure. out of your freakin mind.
Politics as usual

Texarkana, AR

#167 Jan 12, 2012
EonBlueApocalypse wrote:
<quoted text>
So you wouldn't care if they took 1.8 million Americans, cut them open and put pig shit inside their dead bodies? Look at the CIA world factbook. There are 1.8 million Muslim Americans. You are unpleasant and stupid. I sincerely hope no country's armed forces have made the mistake of allowing you to enlist.
I would say the same about you, pigshit.
Politics as usual

Texarkana, AR

#168 Jan 12, 2012
Who wrote this crap? The Associated Press? idiots. News must be slow.
AmeriKKKa

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#169 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.
How do you know what these terrorists were doing before these badarse US Marines pissed on their filthy carcass?
INK

Jackson, TN

#170 Jan 12, 2012
Marines may have big balls, but they sure do have tiny dicks.
OhohObama

United States

#171 Jan 12, 2012
I think it is wrong, killing them should be enough, but if I ran a war it would have been done with sheer overkill force and would have ended 5 years ago.

What is even more disgusting is China moves in and snatches up piles of rare minerals.
In Iraq we build up the place quite good, only to hand over the oil then the other wimpy countries that bashed USA and Bush go in and clean up on doing business.So the liberals and their "we are going for the oil" are sicko anti-Americans

So those troops probably, don't care.The so called leader Obama stabs them in the back. don't shoot, be nice, don't make them mad pfffft
Jim Dumps

United States

#172 Jan 12, 2012
They should just poop on them too and then pee on them to wash it off. LOL
greeno

Wahroonga, Australia

#173 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.
yes they did it is called a fatwa have you been living under a rock not to mention were do you think the worlds herion comes from rural afgahn and the money from that supports terror. Exampl, so if you neighber was growing drugs u wouldnt do anything about it

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