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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ardith

United States

#277 Jan 13, 2012
Cat74, you sound like a big dummy. No one invited us over there to bomb their country back to the stone age. No one forced those service men into the service, they decided to go and it had NOTHING to do with protecting America. It has to do with oil billionairs...people who should be hung by their necks until dead.
ardith

United States

#278 Jan 13, 2012
Blackwater? Disgusting paid mercenaries. They could all be dead and peed on and I would be happy.
Go marine

Charlestown, IN

#279 Jan 13, 2012
Pee on more of them or cut their heads off and send a message to the rest of them retards. They kill innocent Americans........3000 of them to be exact. Why does anyone even care what a marine who gets shot at does to show his contempt for some religious nut bag who would cut his head off or better yet the guy who would blow everyone of you up. If it were a nazi could he piss on him. They hide behind religion and act like they have a just cause. Well so did the marine.....he had to relieave himself...............in war we kill and to win we kill, embrace that fact and thank that marine).................dead is dead no matter how you look at it and we are there to win
down with war mongers

Covington, VA

#280 Jan 13, 2012
Billy Bob wrote:
whats the big deal here??? they drag our boys dead body's thru the streets and behead them.. why is ti ok for them to do it?
Your "boys" should not have been in their country to begin with killing the citizens and being a puppet of the war criminal zionist american government.
down with war mongers

Covington, VA

#281 Jan 13, 2012
ardith wrote:
Cat74, you sound like a big dummy. No one invited us over there to bomb their country back to the stone age. No one forced those service men into the service, they decided to go and it had NOTHING to do with protecting America. It has to do with oil billionairs...people who should be hung by their necks until dead.
Great post!!
ardith

United States

#282 Jan 13, 2012
Islamic fanatics are whackos and Christian fanatics are whackos and Jewish fanatics are whackos but the real whackos are the ignorant Americans who never actually understand why we go to war. We go to war because our military industrial complex wants their pockets filled with our tax money. And that's the truth.
ardith

United States

#283 Jan 13, 2012
Go marine...what an ignorant pig. We go into some poor country, who has never done us any harm and you say...cut their heads off. They simply try to protect their own homes and family. Well in my opinion, your head should be cut off...both of them.
ardith

United States

#284 Jan 13, 2012
I can't believe how American's think we are always right. Fact is, we haven't been in the right since World War II. So sad, so much destruction, so much evil...all brought about by blind Americans.

“I See.”

Since: Aug 10

Minneapolis

#285 Jan 13, 2012
Tony wrote:
They were just washing the dirt off of them.
My philosophy is better to be pissed off than pissed on.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#286 Jan 13, 2012
ardith wrote:
I can't believe how American's think we are always right. Fact is, we haven't been in the right since World War II. So sad, so much destruction, so much evil...all brought about by blind Americans.
Maybe you should switch teams and go a few innings with them?
Sum of ALL OBAMA FAILURES

Smithville, MO

#287 Jan 13, 2012
down with war mongers wrote:
<quoted text>Your "boys" should not have been in their country to begin with killing the citizens and being a puppet of the war criminal zionist american government.
Go f*ck yourself a**hole.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#288 Jan 13, 2012
waterdogg wrote:
<quoted text>You know shit about Muslims as they would not even touch a pig or any part thereof let alone the Shit ! LOL ! I served this Nation for 12 years with pride and maybe if you'd seen the things i've seen these Muslim POS do you wouldn't have your panties in such a wad over these Marines Pissing on them !
No you didn't understand. I'm asking what your attitude is to the 1.8 million Americans who are Muslims? From what you write, you seem to wish death upon them. So it sounds as though you should not be serving the American people, seeing as you want to kill 1.8 million of them.
down with war mongers

Covington, VA

#289 Jan 13, 2012
ardith wrote:
Islamic fanatics are whackos and Christian fanatics are whackos and Jewish fanatics are whackos but the real whackos are the ignorant Americans who never actually understand why we go to war. We go to war because our military industrial complex wants their pockets filled with our tax money. And that's the truth.
And who controls the military industrial complex?? I will give you a hint they have a lobby in washington dc called aipac.Its time this country was taken back from these parasites.In the constitution it says we the people not israel and corporations.
8th M249

Monroeville, PA

#290 Jan 13, 2012
down with war mongers wrote:
<quoted text>Your "boys" should not have been in their country to begin with killing the citizens and being a puppet of the war criminal zionist american government.
Yeah we were all begging for a all expense paid trip to Afghanistan!!!! WHAT A MORON YOU MUST BE. HELP NOT HINDER.

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#291 Jan 13, 2012
Not at all shocked, just disgusted. I can at least hope that those who salute this sort of behavior won't be upset when the first photos of Taliban taking a whiz on room-temperature Marines appears on the internet.

War is dehumanizing brutalization. Such behavior is always part of it.

“I See.”

Since: Aug 10

Minneapolis

#292 Jan 13, 2012
ardith wrote:
Islamic fanatics are whackos and Christian fanatics are whackos and Jewish fanatics are whackos but the real whackos are the ignorant Americans who never actually understand why we go to war. We go to war because our military industrial complex wants their pockets filled with our tax money. And that's the truth.
Our military industrial complex- Russia's, China's, France's, England's, both Korea's and on and on. It's a human condition, not just an American condition. Profit at the expense of human suffering.

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#293 Jan 13, 2012
ardith wrote:
Islamic fanatics are whackos and Christian fanatics are whackos and Jewish fanatics are whackos but the real whackos are the ignorant Americans who never actually understand why we go to war. We go to war because our military industrial complex wants their pockets filled with our tax money. And that's the truth.
Well said, Ardith. Right on the money.
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“Be American Buy American”

Since: Apr 08

Big Rock Candy Mtn.

#295 Jan 13, 2012
Hey, when a guy's gotta go, a guy's gotta go.
Maybe they should've cut their heads off and dragged the bodies around town behind a Humvee. That seems to be an acceptable practice among the enemy.
What kind of idiot would post a video like that, knowing the stir it would cause.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#296 Jan 13, 2012
This should become the Marines policy!!!

"PISS ON THEM"!!!!
down with war mongers

Covington, VA

#297 Jan 13, 2012
Crazy Uncle wrote:
Hey, when a guy's gotta go, a guy's gotta go.
Maybe they should've cut their heads off and dragged the bodies around town behind a Humvee. That seems to be an acceptable practice among the enemy.
What kind of idiot would post a video like that, knowing the stir it would cause.
A decent person would post a video like that so the world can see what is really going on.

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