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Urinating on the Dead: Marine Performance Art?
Godfather Politics ^ | 1/14/12

Posted on 01/14/2012 9:26:46 PM PST by Impala64ssa

You may have heard about American soldiers who urinated on the bodies of some dead Taliban insurgents. I suspect that the dead soldiers tried to kill American soldiers. War is hell. People are killed. Bodies are mutilated, blown to bits by bombs and shrapnel, and incinerated. My father had his right leg blown off in the Korean War. He would have preferred to have been urinated on if he could have kept his leg.

Here’s how Dan Murphy of the Christian Science Monitor reported on the story:

The military is investigating, and appears to have identified the four marines. Their military careers, it’s safe to say, are close to over and a court martial is almost certain. A deeper look into the Marine unit involved and its command environment is coming down the pike. That’s as it should be.

But remember that if you put enough men in combat, for enough time, this sort of thing is likely to happen.

So there’s outrage by public officials and apologies are being sent at the speed of light. Here’s what Congressman Allen West, with more than 20 years of active duty service in the United States Army, had to say about the incident:

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.

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To: Impala64ssa

In 1965 my fathers pal was a flyer in Viet Nam, he was trained in survival and he told both my brother and me, urine will sterilize a wound. Could our marines have only been guilty of rendering first aid to wounded Taliban fighters and not merely peeing on them as some under informed liberal journalists have implied?

Just a thought.

21 posted on 01/15/2012 2:49:28 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Impala64ssa

if this happened in san francesspool, it would have been called water sports and been a featured event at the folsom street fair

22 posted on 01/15/2012 3:12:16 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: alex2011
The dead are dead. There's no more desecration in peeing on a dead body than in putting make up on the face to make the body look pretty in a coffin.

Still, the way people undertake mourning for their own dead is pretty much their own business ~ which, alas, is a standard not respected by our own courts. More than one judge has found himself ruling that a cross along the highway where someone was killed is an un-permitted state establishment of religion.

With the federal courts, the ACLU and the Westboro church crowd allowed to run rampant in this nation creating distress on the way ordinary folks conduct funerals or show grief, it's pretty clear the Marines here had NO PUBLIC STANDARD AVAILABLE at the highest levels to tell them this sort of behavior was probably NOT in the public interest.

I have not yet seen the ACLU joining in this one ~ they know their own brutal ways will be highlighted should they do so!

If anyone is to blame in this it is, of course, the US Supreme Court for setting a very bad example. Next time let Justice Roberts and Ginsburg travel to Kabul to justify this to the Taliban.

23 posted on 01/15/2012 3:56:08 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

In some cultures they eat their being men.
I know there are women in the military but I don’t think they bother with the peeing and eating hearts.

24 posted on 01/15/2012 5:09:56 AM PST by Cowgirl
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To: Cowgirl

If they could write their names in large letters in the snow they’d been in on it.

25 posted on 01/15/2012 5:16:15 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Impala64ssa
Since the Marines broke protocol they should be punished, The proper protocol is to crap on the dead terrorists, pee on the wounded ones.

Just to keep it simple for the jarheads:

  1. Number 1 on the wounded terrorists.
  2. Number 2 on the dead terrorists.


26 posted on 01/15/2012 5:25:55 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Impala64ssa

This falls under FREE SPEECH....protected by the first amendment for US citizens. Might as well use this argument for our side, the left has used it for everything from artwork to flag burning.

27 posted on 01/15/2012 5:57:52 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Personally, I would love to have a Taliban urinal puck.”
I prefer a Osama toilet bowl brush.

28 posted on 01/15/2012 6:57:58 AM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 was Zero's worst night mare.)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

I thought of the sterility angle.

29 posted on 01/15/2012 8:54:38 AM PST by TwoSue
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To: Impala64ssa


30 posted on 01/15/2012 10:08:00 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: montanajoe

Patton did the same thing to the enemy. Was that a sign of unit breakdown in discipline?

31 posted on 01/15/2012 10:09:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SandwicheGuy
As I said I don't disagree with what they did and I understand the units I was in this would not be tolerated. YMMV
32 posted on 01/15/2012 7:25:20 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: alex2011; doorgunner69


You pee for us all, Marine.

This has to do with the video that popped up yesterday. It’s 40 seconds, and it shows four Marines standing above the bodies of some dead Taliban.
Peeing on them.
“Have a great day, buddy,” one of the Marines says to the corpse at his feet.
Let’s review.
America is at war with militant Islam. In Afghanistan, the Taliban is militant Islam. In Afghanistan, the Taliban gave refuge and support to Al Qaeda as it prepared the attacks of September 11. In Afghanistan, the Taliban works around the clock to put American servicemen in their graves.
The Taliban are the bad guys.
And the United States Marines are the good guys.
And this is much ado about nothing.
Because the brass are crapping their in pants.
“This is egregious, disgusting behavior,” said Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby. “It turned my stomach.”
Kirby’s branch of the Service is not listed, but I’m guessing it’s Girl Scouts.
It turned his stomach?
We are a Nation at war. We’ve had thousands of Americans die. We’ve brought hundreds of thousands home with losses of limb and mind, and THIS turns his stomach?
That is not exactly a warrior spirit.
And it makes you wish that men like those urinating Marines were running this operation.
But they are not.
And they will be crucified.
Because our military establishment specializes in throwing young GIs under the bus. Any number of desk jockeys and political Generals are glad to backstab as many warriors as they can. In the White House and at the Pentagon, the god of political correctness is fed with the frequent sacrifice of young soldiers’ careers.
You send people to war, but heaven help them if they act like it. Hamstrung by Marquis of Queensbury rules in a bar fight with savages, our GIs are attacked by enemy fighters on one side and government lawyers on the other.
It’s a funny game where no one has their back.
Except the American people.
Which gets me back to my point.
You pee for us all, Marine.
That group of Camp Lejeune snipers is condemned by the political Generals, but embraced by the American people.
Because that’s what you get when you screw with the United States of America. You get a bullet through the brainpan, and we’re going to line up to spit on the pieces.
Unless we have a full bladder.
And show the YouTube far and wide, as a warning to your pals. This is what it means to mess with America. The pantywaists in the Pentagon might want to win your hearts and minds, but the men pulling the triggers want to snap your freaking necks.
And some 310 million real Americans feel the same way. Mess with the best, die like the rest. The sooner the better, the more the merrier, and don’t be surprised if it’s not Holy Water you get sprinkled with.
Real people aren’t bothered by this.
Real people believe this is how war should be fought.
Real people think that we’ve pussyfooted around long enough, it’s time to make the rubble bounce. Pull the B-52’s out of the barn and let’s light those mo-fos up.
And real people are sick and tired of the feigned indignation coming out of the Pentagon and White House. Life is not group therapy and war is not run by “Robert Rules of Order.” War is where you kill people and break the will of a Society.
War is where you make the other guy cry “Uncle.”
Ask the people of Hiroshima and Dresden.
Or Atlanta, for that matter.
You attack the United States and you die. You die ugly. There are only two sure winners – us and the maggots. And any people, Nation or Religion that can’t stand that heat should stay the hell out of the kitchen.
So if you don’t want to be blown to bits and pieces, and pissed on by fine examples of American manhood, then you better stay home with Mama. You better lay off the jihad. You better learn some manners and mind your P’s and Q’s.
Because Lady Liberty is shaking her fist.
And that’s not just some words in a song.
That’s our pledge.
We’re going to kill you, and we’re going to cheer the men who do it.
And the rest of you goat-bearded savages better shake in your sandals, because those Marines pee for us.
And they’re coming for you next.

- by Bob Lonsberry © 2012

33 posted on 01/21/2012 12:05:15 AM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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