Skip to comments.Court Overturns Conviction of Marine Who Urinated on Taliban Corpses
Posted on 11/11/2017 4:16:54 PM PST by ForYourChildren
A military appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Marine Corps scout sniper involved in desecrating the bodies of enemy fighters in Afghanistan in 2011, finding that the actions of the service's top officer at the time tainted the case.
The decision, by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, was handed down Wednesday, five years after the original conviction.
In December 2012, Staff Sgt. Joseph Chamblin was sentenced to 30 days' confinement, docked in pay, and demoted to sergeant for participating in an incident in which multiple Marine snipers attached to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, urinated on enemy corpses and then posted a video of the act to YouTube.
When the video got public attention, the incident made global headlines, creating a black eye for the Corps and prompting many prominent American leaders to denounce the snipers' actions.
The scandal would continue to make headlines in the years following, after a Marine attorney, Maj. James Weirick, came forward to allege that the then-commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Jim Amos, had attempted to interfere with the cases to ensure harsh punishments for the Marines involved. Evidence of this alleged interference mounted.
A 2012 affidavit from then-Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, appointed by Amos as the oversight authority for the sniper cases, states that Amos told him the Marines involved needed to be "crushed" and discharged from the Corps.
Waldhauser, now the four-star commander of U.S. Africa Command, also alleged that Amos asked him whether he would give all the snipers general courts-martial, the highest form of criminal trial. When Waldhauser responded he would not, Amos allegedly told him he could make someone else the convening authority for the cases.
Two days later, Amos did just that, appointing then-Lt. Gen. Richard Mills to take over. ..
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Amos told him the Marines involved needed to be "crushed" and discharged from the Corps.
Amos asked him whether he would give all the snipers general courts-martial,.. Amos allegedly told him he could make someone else the convening authority for the cases.
This case was another one of many disgusting abuses of power by Obama Inc. and its cronies in the military.
The goal was to show the Islamic terrorists killing our soldiers how nice we are by lynching our own.
I try to keep hydrated, and sometimes drink a lot or prune juice.
Where are the corpses? Quick.
Looking tor a crime here
“Obama Nominates General Jim Amos For Commandant Post”
No jail time for Bergdahl and they wanted to punish a Marine for “desecrating” cockroaches.
A U.S. Marine disciplined for urinating on dead Taliban soldiers says he isn’t sorry and that the act shows enemy fighters “what happens when you mess with us.”
“[If] anything, it was more of a psychological effect on the enemy because if an infidel touches the body, they’re not going to Mecca or paradise,” Chamblin said. “So, now these insurgents see what happens when you mess with us.”
Given the opportunity, Chamblin said he’d do it again.
Chamblin was court-martialed and pleaded guilty in December to urinating on the bodies and dereliction of duty for not stopping junior Marines. He was fined $500 and demoted.
What...they didn’t get a commendation for marksmanship...
ROE were that the soldiers were supposed to kill them and then cover them with kisses?? that’s Obama’s mo alright. But our good men knew better.
This photo may well be a preview of a scene in the Chicago area someday in the future....or possibly in Kenya, if you get my drift. If I’m still around I might be tempted to join in; but I ain’t standing in no long line!
Blowing them apart and killing them is ok but don’t dare piss on them.
Hey cookie Amos your crap got overturned.
To moslems urinating on a corpse means he will be punished in the grave.
“Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: Allah’s Apostle passed by two graves and said, ‘Both of them (persons in the grave) are being tortured, and they are not being tortured, for a major sin. This one used not to save himself frombeing soiled with his urine, and the other used to go about with calumnies (among the people to rouse hostilities, e.g., one goes to a persona dn tells him that so-and-so says about him such-and-such evil things).” Bukhari vol.8 book 72 ch.46 no.78 p.49
We really need to find where the San Bernardino murderers were secretly buried, complete with FBI guards watching over, and soak that ground with urine and hog manure.
Well said! Reminds me of the so-called waterboarding "controversy". It was fine to kill or maim the enemy but you just can't dunk them in water.
I would have said sorry, I thought it belonged to Ted Kennedy.
I hope Trump privately calls him to give him am “Attaboy”.