Skip to comments.Official: Marines in Afghanistan video identified, expected to face charges
Posted on 01/13/2012 4:11:49 PM PST by ColdOne
Meanwhile, the Marine Corps has appointed a three-star general to decide what disciplinary action to take against the four Marine snipers.
Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser will name another officer to lead an internal Marine Corps investigation. That investigation will be in addition to a criminal probe already under way by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Waldhauser, who is commander of Marine Corps Forces Central Command, will determine how to proceed once both investigations are completed.
NCIS Communications Director Maryann Cummings also said her department's probe is still "in its very early stages."
"At this point, NCIS has identified and talked to the four Marines in the video. All four are currently in the U.S.. NCIS investigators are still tracking down information on the individual(s) who created and posted the video as well as initiating computer forensic techniques on the video itself," Cummings said. "NCIS conducts a wide range of law enforcement missions for the Department of the Navy. As always, the goal is to gather every possible fact, put the facts into context, and present the results of the investigation to a convening authority to take the appropriate action. NCIS is committed to conducting a comprehensive and thorough investigation."
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and military leaders have promised an exhaustive investigation and sought to contain the damage at home and abroad.
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One minute those guys are trying to kill you and the next moment you’re not supposed to want to piss on them...ain’t PC great?
In the meantime the traitor in chief commits treason and no one blinks an eye!
If my late father had done this to some Japanese, Chinese or North Koreans, he’d probably have been promoted, or at worst, scolded.
I would like to know if whatever conduct rules they broke are even applicable to nonuniformed combatants.
The crime is the stupidity of letting the video get out.
This is disgusting. THEY mutilate, defile, burn, plunge their hands in the still warm blood of Americans, steal body parts, and they dare, THEY DARE put our Marines on trial for peeing on murderers who were just trying to KILL them??? Have we gone insane???
Yes, this generation is too anxious to put everything on tape.
I think we have.
The crime of stupidity is letting the video get made.
I will wait for the NCIS report.
in VN there were strings of ears, Blackhorse patches
nailed to skulls, faked executions of already dead
VC to induce live ones to talk...
peeing on the dead seems an order of magnitude less of a crime...
So they can kill ‘em but they can’t pee on ‘em.
I guess this kind of silliness is part of what you have to put up with when you’re the world’s hyperpower.
Oh here we go again. These poor guys are going to get the death penalty or something for a verbal reprimand type activity. Unbelievable!!!
All of the military should piss on ‘em. Let’s see them charge them all.
I’m sorry to see these Marines get sacked for PR purposes, but they shouldn’t have done it.
Correct, should be a standing order, you get caught with a camera and/or a phone in a combat zone, you have 2 minutes to strip and hide the camera. Going to be rough sitting for a few days.
Clearly small revenge is best left undocumented, and damn well left off the web!
Should have removed a few small body parts too, ears or fingers, to deny the vermin their virgins since they have to “Whole” to enter “Paradise”.
Guys I know laugh about that, the vermin blow themselves up, which should doom them to Islamic Hell according to their own book, but somehow claim an exemption for terrorism.
Next time treat them to the same insult meted out to our Marines at Tripoli , feed them to dogs!
I think the book “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand needs to be read by every high school student and government employee and then maybe we can rationally discuss this incident. Really the hysterics are over the top.
OH pahleeeeze. The dummies need to GET OVER IT.
I bet all the people that have suffered at the hand of the Islamofascist wish all they had to endure was some guy peeing on them.
Maybe we should go back to the old ways...Where anger was a normal emotion.....
In WW2 Life Magazine ran a picture of a Japanese soldier’s head mounted on the headlight of one of our tanks. Disturbing, but consider the sneak attack on PH and the Bataan death march and perhaps understandable. War IS hell. Someone should kick the ass of the photographer.
I have not heard where this video came from. Does anyone know?
I agree, but of course, it won’t...especially not in public schools.
with what crimes can they be charged?
the Marines may be Marines but they are still kids and kids do stuff like this. Remember??
Asked my dad (former major Marine Pilot) about this and as far as he knows there is nothing in the UCMJ about urinating on dead people. Now conduct unbecoming (but that applies to officers) maybe but that’s so general. Now if they were ordered not to urinate and they did, well defying orders ..... but these guys will be tried and convicted in the media and the state department. I guess it’s okay to have sex in the Oval Office by a president but G-d forbid you pee on a dead enemy combatant.
Some people just are not aware of the old, often used phrase, especially after just getting rid of someone who only moments ago was intent on seeing that you could/would never relieve yourself again.
Exactly, a lot of stuff went on when I as in the Military, but if a camera showed up somebody got their ass kicked.
thank you for that link....
lets form a new group....."MOVE ON TO FAST AND FURIOUS"....
When will we ever stop these evil marines from killing innocent people.
Will anyone ever ask the marines what had they just been through or what had just happened to their brothers-in-arms? Or did we just jump to our pansy-assed conclusion that American soldiers are evil?
Grow a frickin' pair America or die a cowards' death!
Again, I apologize for my exuberance but this second guessing of our young men really pi$$es me off (my late brother was a marine - I lack perspective).
My question is, who released this/these photos to the press?
Imho, that is the real traitor. I can understand the behavior, not condone it, but certainly understand it given what these soldiers and their families have gone through. Would I do it even in their circumstances? I hope not, but seriously, who knows what any one of us would do if we were their age, etc., and given the overwhelming circumstances and immense pressure.
Make them each drink three pitchers of beer, then stand at parade rest while listening to one of Obama’s long winded speeches. That’s about right.
Okay, here is a cynical thought....Obama wants to eliminate 1/2 billion US troops...let’s paint US troops as neanderthals, murderers, scum...
Let’s use the media to leak stories to sway public opinion - “oh yes, the military is bad, let’s cut 500,000 soldiers - oh joy Obama is cutting that dreaded pissing on dead bodies military!”
Umm, is your reply really directed at me?
If so, read my post again, more slowly.
I never stated that the Muslim terrorist were innocent.
I did suggest that small acts of vengeance not be posted to the web.
I did try to remind folk here that the Muslims have a long history of abusing OUR soldiers remains, going at least as far back as the Tripoli operations.
Those bodies remain in Tripoli to this day.
A short Google search will reveal details of what was done to OUR dead by the barbarians, including allowing them to be desecrated/consumed by dogs.
A little whizzing on some Taliban corpses is NOTHING by comparison.
"Though not specifically mentioned in this chapter, all disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital, of which persons subject to this chapter may be guilty, shall be taken cognizance of by a general, special or summary court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offense, and shall be punished at the discretion of that court."
I’d like to piss on the person who shot this video.
I wish just ONE Tea Party Congressmen would complain about how this investigation of USMC urination is a waste of tax payer dollars.
What a waste of time and money. I protest. The investigation is trivial.
No women, no beer, far from home , might get you legs blown off any minute and some General wants to hang you for pissing on the enemy.
Thats todays military. It’s a miracle we still have men who want to join.
But given that it's in press, and given who is in the White House and Pentagon, those guys will be dragged through the whole process.