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Official: Marines in Afghanistan video identified, expected to face charges
FoxNews.com ^ | /13/12 | Fox,Justin Fishel and AP

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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: computerforensics; marines; marinespissed; photoshop
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To: ColdOne
I am a bad man: my wife was on the phone with her mother and I yelled "Honey, do you have a dead Taliban? I REALLY have to go to the john!".

She does question my sanity occasionally...

Can't believe Tom Waldhauser is running this witch hunt. Used to be a pretty solid guy.

51 posted on 01/13/2012 5:30:38 PM PST by Chainmail
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To: ColdOne

Much ado about a piddling matter.


52 posted on 01/13/2012 5:59:04 PM PST by Palladin (Vote for Rick Santorum: He is a REAL Catholic.)
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To: ColdOne

General Patton’s well publicized piss into the Rhine River would get him court-martialed in today’s military.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2832255/posts

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/EasternGermany/Buchenwald/GeneralPatton.html


53 posted on 01/13/2012 6:02:47 PM PST by DFG
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To: ColdOne

That reminds me. Anyone know where they buried that sack of sh!t Ted Kennedy? And if there is a beer depot near by?


54 posted on 01/13/2012 6:04:47 PM PST by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: gorush

If they are pushed out of the marines I say they be sent to Congress.


55 posted on 01/13/2012 6:17:37 PM PST by iamweasle
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To: colorado tanker

That can cover a lot of indiscretions. They could use that on some servicemen going to Hooters as an example.


56 posted on 01/13/2012 6:18:17 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Monitor

That reminds me. Anyone know where they buried that sack of sh!t Ted Kennedy? And if there is a beer depot near by?

Bucket list


57 posted on 01/13/2012 6:21:54 PM PST by iamweasle
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To: gorush
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 dhiminitude great?

When pansies vote for pansies, they want pansies to protect them because they think the rest of the world is just as big a pansy as they are.....and yes of course, the word I wanted to use was pansy and not something that would get me banned.

58 posted on 01/13/2012 6:35:40 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

NO-—they are going to be tried for being ‘stupid’ (making a video and then allowing it to get out)-—remember, ‘there is no Statute of Limitations on Stupidity’-—seems we have an oversupply these days, even in our military members


59 posted on 01/13/2012 9:54:44 PM PST by cmomm44
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To: Palladin

60 posted on 01/13/2012 9:58:05 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: notaliberal

“In the meantime the traitor in chief commits treason...]

No kidding....

I watched the video of them relieving themselves on this sub-human scum, and view Obama as taking the very same action on our Constitution on a daily basis.

Obama does it on video as well!


61 posted on 01/13/2012 10:39:27 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: chris37

On my old computer, I have the video file of the beheading of Daniel Pearl. Watched it several times, as they sawed his living head from his pleading torso with a knife and held it up for display.

I needed to see the evil we were confronting. The general population has never seen true evil up close. I stare it in the eye for the sake of clarity.

That said, I’m GLAD they pissed on them, and in doing, presumably denied them their expected passage to their intended eternity.

Piss away boys, but turn off the cameras!


62 posted on 01/13/2012 10:45:42 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: ColdOne

OK, so lesson learned Marines. Next time take a dump on them instead - and be sure to have eaten a ham sandwich in the 24 hours leading up to the event.


63 posted on 01/13/2012 10:46:14 PM PST by MCH
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To: ColdOne

NCIS defending dead enemies. Impressive.


64 posted on 01/13/2012 10:48:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: ColdOne
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and military leaders have promised an exhaustive investigation and sought to contain the damage at home and abroad.

Give me a break Panetta, you @hole. The only damage is self inflicted by jerks like you, who are more interested in kissing libtard & muzzie rears than standing behind your own troops. Send them to bed for a week without supper or something, and be done with it. Acting self-righteous as if pissing on dead bodies is so much horribly worse than killing them in the first place (which Taliban richly deserve), is ridiculous and disgusting. Act like a man & a leader with common sense for once.

65 posted on 01/13/2012 10:51:22 PM PST by MCH
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To: Loyal Sedition

I was trying to back you up. Sorry for the misunderstanding.


66 posted on 01/14/2012 5:40:03 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Rights begin where power ends!)
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To: omega4179
The biggest rule they broke, and where I imagine they'll face the most trouble is a simple conduct unbecoming, and the equivalent enlisted charge. The fact that they video taped it just nails the coffin shut. There is no legal ground to hide here.

Rep West seems to have a good handle on this, although I think the severity of punishment he suggests has been completely lost on most readers.

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.

That would be:

60 days confinement

Loss of 1 or more grades of rank

45 days of extra military duty

Loss of two months pay

A general officer letter of reprimand is itself a career killer. It's over when there is one of those on file.

67 posted on 01/14/2012 6:32:46 AM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

That seems rather severe to me for a routine act of war.


68 posted on 01/14/2012 4:26:29 PM PST by Palladin (Vote for Rick Santorum: He is a REAL Catholic.)
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To: MestaMachine
Did you hear this?!!!

The Best Mark Levin Rant Ever!

{Levin broadcast Jan 13, 2012]

69 posted on 01/15/2012 9:52:53 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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