Skip to comments.(Hoax, see posts 256-271) Video captures grinning U.S. Marine throwing yelping puppy off cliff in Ir
Posted on 03/04/2008 6:36:57 AM PST by yankeedame
Last updated at 13:49pm on 4th March 2008
The U.S. military are investigating a shocking video of a smiling Marine throwing a puppy off the top of a steep hillside in Iraq into a gully below.
The video gained widespread attention and condemnation after appearing on the web site YouTube, where it has been viewed over 8,000 times.
The footage shows two Marines, in combat gear and smiling, as one holds a white-and-black puppy by the scruff of its neck.
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Sickening: The grinning soldier holds the puppy aloft
and then throws it off a hillside
The small dog seems to be about eight weeks old and is motionless as it is held.
"Cute little puppy, huh?" says one Marine as he smiles broadly.
"Oh so cute, so cute, little puppy," says another in a child-like voice.
The Marine holding the puppy then turns and hurls the animal overhand into a desert-like gully below.
The puppy can be heard yelping in terror until it thuds to the ground at the bottom of the gully.
"That's mean," one Marine says after, in a sickening understatement.
"The video is shocking and deplorable and is contrary to the high standards we expect of every Marine," a spokesperson revealed.
Marine spokesman Major Chris Perrine believed the culprit is based in Hawaii.
"We do not tolerate this type of behaviour and will take appropriate action," he said.
The 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment of about 1,000 Hawaii Marines recently replaced a sister unit in Iraq, the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii said the vast majority of Marines "conduct their duties in an honourable manner that brings great credit upon the Marine Corps and the United States."
"There have been numerous stories of Marines adopting pets and bringing them home from Iraq or helping to arrange life-saving medical care for Iraqi children," said Major Chris Perrine.
"Those are the stories that exemplify what we stand for and how most Marines behave."
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Man, that’s sick! Of course, many other people who don’t wear the uniform also treat animals like this.
Stupid and depraved thing to do.
“Winter Soldier II - the dog-throwing”
I can’t watch the video at work, but I will bet three purple hearts it’s a fake.
Why is it fake?
Shame of Great Britain: Small boy pulls wings off of fly!
The actions of a few do not create “shame” for the many.
No, it is not America’s shame.
That POS masquerading as a Marine needs to be thrown by the scruff of his neck into Kilauea.
It’s enemy propaganda, folks. Pure and simple.
BTW--I am a vegetarian.
When did Michael Vick go to Iraq?
If they’re real Marines and not leftists dressed up for propaganda purposes.
If it’s real, there should be REAL consequences.
I never say this about our military, but one person doesn't a whole military make.....THIS DICK IS A SICK POS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It may have been a terrorist’s dog. Looked real but the disgusting comments about our soldiers on that website are what sicken me.
Once again, one dumb act judges the whole.
After the hell these people went through in Felujah..
I’d be whipping puppies of a cliff too.
I am just tendering a guess here, but I am going to bet that this video is fabricated somehow to attempt to bring more public scrutiny of our soldiers to bear on the war effort. Of course, if it IS authentic, then the soldiers involved should be severely punished. Either way, throwing a puppy off a cliff by ANYONE is sick...
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