Skip to comments.Urination Excitation! (Are the Marines Being Set Up?)
Posted on 01/13/2012 6:04:20 AM PST by LSEdited on 01/13/2012 6:21:44 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
The buzz today is Drudge's headline, "P@$$ed" and the associated Wapo blog
Most Freepers know that I'm as far from a conspiracy theorist as one gets. But this seems too convenient. You have:
a president whose polling is tanking, whose re-elect is deeply in trouble, and whose policies cannot possibly improve things in the next eight months;
a president who despises the military (there is a new book out by Michael Hastings, The Operators, reporting that Obama in Baghdad didn't want to shake any more soldiers' hands or sign books http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/book-depicts-cranky-obama-on-baghdad-visit;
a president who desperately wants out of Afghanistan and Iraq and who has refused to take the recommendations of his senior generals;
and now, out of nowhere, a video of Marines "desecrating" the bodies of Taliban killers suddenly appears. (For the record, I seem to recall Patton urinating in the Rhine and it was cheered by the press. Also, for the record, I seem to recall Taliban/al-Qaeda types actually cutting off the heads of living Americans, and I'm supposed to get upset by urinating on the dead body of an enemy? Sorry, gotta meditate on that one).
Also for the record, to me the video is extremely staged. The bodies are neatly positioned, the Marines lined up, and obviously this wasn't spur-of-the-moment passion, er, erupting. At the end, the photographer apparently says, "Is that it?" So the video was meant to be released.
As I say, I'm no conspiracy theorist, but for an administration desperate to be hailed for something positive and desperate to radically reduce the size of the military, this little incident seems tailor made.
Cair is an arm of Islmic Stealth Jihad in America......it isn't so much their suites...that's secondary...it's all about making Americans "Afraid" to speak out and that's 'political terrorism'...keeping the pressure on , and CAir does that 24/7.
Piss on ‘em again, and show it live in Prime Time.
FORMER Marine? You mean like Congressman John Murtha?
Doesn’t make me sad in the least.....our guys are at war and this stuff happens on every war field . Had you served in a war zone you might understand this far better..it just goes with the turf they’re on.
The media is making far more of a deal about this then necessary but of course they are part of tool box being used to take our country down and demoralize our military....so they’ll certainly make our guys look bad. When was the last time we saw the mainline media say anything favorable about our troops...unless OBama was on stage?
1. Hope they ate a pork-heavy meal before the event.
2. Hope the dead hadn’t been gay or anything, because, hey, you know, I mean that would have been a capital offense, or something.
You know what makes me sad? Watching the Wounded Warriors videos where the young war veteran standing on his one good leg picks up his child with his one good arm. Or the young father bouncing his baby on his metal "knees". Or any of the other warriors who suffered life-changing injuries from "IEDs". Some of them will have trouble peeing for the rest of their lives (yes, bombs cause injuries to their private parts as much as their public ones).
I haven’t clicked on your link, so maybe I’m misunderstanding your point.
That said, it seems like you’re being very vulgar and disrespectful toward both God and the US military. Am I misunderstanding you?
It could be as simple as Obama wanting to get the Alice in Wonderland party off the front page. He is that insecure.
For all those who have never been in combat, these things happen. I would love to see the ground commanders tell the troops. Pack em up boys we are going home and send them all back to occupy the white house and clean out the riff raft.
And what have you done Ahole!
We need to treat the Taliban dead with honor. BRING IN THE FLAME THROWERS AND FRY THEM!
These troops, in an excess of “virtus” - lost essential discipline, and created a PR victory for the enemy.
They should be disciplined, for excess “virtus”, for loss of discipline, for inadvertently aiding the enemy - and for the blatant stupidity of doing it on film and posting the film online.
That, is a good one.
I agree completely...but don’t expect some on FR to agree.
Well, you know what the Army did to the Filipino Moro Muslim insurrenctionists . . . . threw the bodies in graves with pig carcasses!
His narcissism is a national security risk.
It’s a valid question. Somebody on the thread said that one of the guys ID’ed has been out of the military for a while. If that’s true, then this has to be an old video and the story of how/why it “surfaced” right now deserves to be investigated.
In addition to the video being old, it may well have been staged, based on the things you observed - the photographer saying “Is that all?” at the end, and the tidy layout of everything as if it was staged. I haven’t looked at the video myself so I can’t vouch for those details. Most posters here aren’t really engaging with the evidence you presented for your theory.
Unfortunately, we do know that the Obama regime has no problem with staging “fake but accurate” images - as can be seen by their staged photo of people anxiously watching a screen where the Bin Laden assassination was (not) being shown.
Somebody suggested that the timing of this could be to prepare for another attack. I’ve been reading up on the Holocaust and realizing just how much the Reichstag Fire was used to get Hitler’s nose into the tent. That’s how tyrants always get their foot in the door. Like a computer trojan - get somebody to believe their computer is in danger and click on the box, and voila! you’ve got full control to take over everything.
Obama tried fomenting trouble with OWS but people could see through that stupidity so it didn’t work. So now Obama has to come up with something else to be the spark to ignite the communist-slamist takeover of America. Could be the Israel and Iran situation. Maybe this attempt to raise another Abu Ghraib scandal is a back-up plan to that, or maybe this is to serve the double purpose of demoralizing the troops and distracting the public while he grabs more unconstitutional power in a race for martial law before the judges find him in contempt for refusing to fork over his documentation.
Lots to think about, for sure.
"I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.
All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?
The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.
As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.
see post 79...Col. Allen West’s assessment of the media hype about the soldiers urinating on the thugs.
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