Marine to face trial for urination on dead Taliban

May 13, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WINK-TV Fort Myers

A Marine officer in charge of snipers shown in a 2011 video urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters Afghanistan will be court-martialed. The U.S. Marine Corps announced Monday that Capt.

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Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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I served in the USMC from 1989 to 1993, and stress is no excuse for conduct unbecomingÖ WTF is wrong with you? His actions placed his fellow Marines in unnecessary danger; you donít let that go, you condemn it and punish him accordingly. Come on man, show some common sense and a little honor and pride in the way we were trained to conduct ourselves when we went through boot camp.
Semper Fi
You served one hitch ...
thank you for your service.
Now shut the hell up.
You ain't no lifer, so quit trying to sound like one.

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shhhh... STFU, you lost...

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hick-up wrote:
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You served one hitch ...
thank you for your service.
Now shut the hell up.
You ain't no lifer, so quit trying to sound like one.
You donít have to be a career Marine in order to know the right and wrong way to conduct yourself. You carry what you learned from boot camp to the fleet for the rest of your life. And the fact that any Marine would try and stick up for another Marine who clearly did the wrong thing, especially when those actions place other Marine at risk just shows that you lost your way and your honor.
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Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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I served in the USMC from 1989 to 1993, and stress is no excuse for conduct unbecomingÖ WTF is wrong with you? His actions placed his fellow Marines in unnecessary danger; you donít let that go, you condemn it and punish him accordingly. Come on man, show some common sense and a little honor and pride in the way we were trained to conduct ourselves when we went through boot camp.
Semper Fi
I can understand that. There was no stress from 1989-1993.
When the boy is back on safe ground without worrying about an "in-house" bullet he will probably act right.

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Chesty Puller wrote:
Too bad nobody had to shit!
Now I see why you live a lonely life.
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Clint would probably spit his luge into it.

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Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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You donít have to be a career Marine in order to know the right and wrong way to conduct yourself. You carry what you learned from boot camp to the fleet for the rest of your life. And the fact that any Marine would try and stick up for another Marine who clearly did the wrong thing, especially when those actions place other Marine at risk just shows that you lost your way and your honor.
He urinated on a deceased enemy combatant.
Nevermind the big picture; that members of the human race were committing genocide on each other.

I served too Marine ...and thankfully I was never called upon to take another mans life. If I had, perhaps I'd feel differently.

They jumped ranks ...this was an issue for a squad leader to deal with. A courts martial is overkill.
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hick-up wrote:
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You served one hitch ...
thank you for your service.
Now shut the hell up.
You ain't no lifer, so quit trying to sound like one.
I agree with you
he needs to shut up. Punish him In private he doesn't deserve this. These men have seen so much. I'm sure they are angry and full of hate that' is what keeps them going. He pissed on someone. How many Americans did he see get killed? How many did he kill for his country. I'm sure the good hes done out weighs the bad.

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VVV wrote:
<quoted text>I can understand that. There was no stress from 1989-1993.
When the boy is back on safe ground without worrying about an "in-house" bullet he will probably act right.
hick-up wrote:
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He urinated on a deceased enemy combatant.
Nevermind the big picture; that members of the human race were committing genocide on each other.
I served too Marine ...and thankfully I was never called upon to take another mans life. If I had, perhaps I'd feel differently.
They jumped ranks ...this was an issue for a squad leader to deal with. A courts martial is overkill.
We are and should be held to higher standards than so-called soldiers in other countries. The way we conduct ourselves isnít determined by our geographical location. Maybe this could have been dealt with in a private fashion; unfortunately for him his disgraceful actions went public. The bottom line is that he is a professional Marine and he did the wrong thingÖ stop making excuses for him trying to justify his actions.
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US Army 1983 - 2004.
I served multiple combat tours, and my opinion as an NCO is that the incident should have gone no farther than the Battalion level. It was an offense under the UCMJ, and warrants some punishment.

The introduction of social media has changed the dynamics of warfare. Armchair Generals will analyze frame by frame anything they feel incriminating to support thier cause. This causes a call of greater punishment that is warranted.

The actions, in my opinion, were unacceptable behaviour, regardless of what others have done in the past.

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Too bad nobody had to shit!
You're all class, Chesty. Now if we want more verbal vomit, we know whom to contact.
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how in the world do you expect us to support U.S. toops when we keep hearing stories like this the troops are way out of control and i for one dont support them or the government. War is EVIL.
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These soldiers should have been issued tickets for public urination and returned to their units.

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VVV wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree. I served in the U.S.M.C from 1968-1972 and I say let it go. Wartime is a stressful time.
This MC fake poster is a John Kerry type of soldier if he is one at all. I know we would have let this go as part of war..and stuff like this happens often.
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Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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We are and should be held to higher standards than so-called soldiers in other countries. The way we conduct ourselves isnít determined by our geographical location. Maybe this could have been dealt with in a private fashion; unfortunately for him his disgraceful actions went public. The bottom line is that he is a professional Marine and he did the wrong thingÖ stop making excuses for him trying to justify his actions.
I guess we'll have to disagree. I'm glad we could do it without name-calling, unlike a lot of these posters.

Like the saying goes.."I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
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Marine to face trial for urination on dead Taliban

THE MARINE IS PROBABLY ANGRY BECAUSE THE TALIBAN TAKE NO PRISONERS.
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I would rather be pissed on after I'm dead, than have my head cut off while I'm alive.

I think the fckunig finger of righteous indignation is pointed in the wrong direction.
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Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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You donít have to be a career Marine in order to know the right and wrong way to conduct yourself. You carry what you learned from boot camp to the fleet for the rest of your life. And the fact that any Marine would try and stick up for another Marine who clearly did the wrong thing, especially when those actions place other Marine at risk just shows that you lost your way and your honor.
Take me to the brig, I want to see the REAL Marines - Chesty Puller

That's the second post where you've mentioned boot camp. Sorry but we arerched talking about COMBAT here. If that's all you've got then just admit you've got no experience in this situation and move the fu@k on somewhere else. You're all spit shined and starched, these guys are fighting to stay alive.

A bad day for you was a scuffed boot. These men are watching their best friends getting killed. You have NO BUSINESS in this discussion, no knowledge, just an opinion of someone who drank a little too much koolaid in boot camp.

You can badmouth these guys all you want but they have Combat Action Ribbons and you do not. They could be all get a big chicken dinner tomorrow and will still be more Marine than you ever will be. Now go spit shine that!

They say once a Marine always a Marine...but we'll make an exception for you. You don't belong, you are not one of us. You're out of the club, bitch.

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Chesty Puller wrote:
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Take me to the brig, I want to see the REAL Marines - Chesty Puller
That's the second post where you've mentioned boot camp. Sorry but we arerched talking about COMBAT here. If that's all you've got then just admit you've got no experience in this situation and move the fu@k on somewhere else. You're all spit shined and starched, these guys are fighting to stay alive.
A bad day for you was a scuffed boot. These men are watching their best friends getting killed. You have NO BUSINESS in this discussion, no knowledge, just an opinion of someone who drank a little too much koolaid in boot camp.
You can badmouth these guys all you want but they have Combat Action Ribbons and you do not. They could be all get a big chicken dinner tomorrow and will still be more Marine than you ever will be. Now go spit shine that!
They say once a Marine always a Marine...but we'll make an exception for you. You don't belong, you are not one of us. You're out of the club, bitch.
Grow up.
Robert

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May 15, 2013
 
Chesty Puller wrote:
Too bad nobody had to shit!
pattie is just a pretend marine on topix so don't worry about it
dude

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May 15, 2013
 
Chesty Puller wrote:
Too bad nobody had to shit!
Lmao

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