U.S. Marines, Army soldiers disciplined over Afghan incidents
A screen grab from a YouTube video shows US Marines urinating on corpses of dead Taliban fighters. At least three of the Marines were punished Monday for their role in the incident.
August 27th, 2012
05:35 PM ET

U.S. Marines, Army soldiers disciplined over Afghan incidents

By Larry Shaughnessy

Nine Marines and Army soldiers have been disciplined for their roles in separate incidents in Afghanistan that inflamed anti-American sentiment and, in one case, triggered mass protests that killed four U.S. troops and more than a dozen Afghans.

Those punished are all likely to lose their military careers.

Three Marines were disciplined for their role in a videotaped incident that showed four Marines urinating on the corpse of a Taliban fighter in July of last year, the Marine Corps said in a statement.

The incident did not come to light publicly until this past January.

The three non-commissioned officers pleaded guilty to a variety of violations of Marine Corps regulations, the statement said.

Consequences could include a reduction in rank, restriction to a base, extra duties, forfeiture of pay, a reprimand, or a combination of those measures, the statement said.

An announcement concerning punishment for the fourth Marine in the video and perhaps others is expected later.

Separately, CNN learned from U.S. Army spokesman that six Army soldiers today were give "adverse administrative actions" for their role in the burning of Qurans and other religious materials. Spokesman George Wright said four were officers and two are senior enlisted soldiers.

Documents released Monday by Central Command said that more than 100 Qurans, as well as other religious materials, were partially or totally burned last before the mistake was discovered.

The materials had been seized from detainees in a facility in Afghanistan and were said to have contained extremist writings.

The burnings last February, which U.S. military leaders called a mistake and apologized over, triggered violent protests in Afghanistan that killed at least four American service members and more than a dozen Afghans.

Like the Marines, the soldiers' punishments were non-judicial but will also likely end their careers.

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  1. Stephen Rochowiak 445

    you guys are a disgrace to the army you should be ashamed of yourselves, you think this is funny and the people that think this is funny you should be ashamed too because those look like innocent people that have no weapons that are completely harmless

    November 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • Cory12345

      You are vary true Stephen.

      November 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  2. Brad

    Walk a mile in their boots before you judge them. They did not behead them or hang their dead bodies from a bridge.

    September 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Reply
  3. Sodomite

    How come their d!cks are blurred out? Is it because they're so abnormally small, or because CNN didn't want to arouse the passions of all the repressed closet f@g neocon chickenhawks?

    August 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Reply
    • Could Care Less

      Sodomite, sounds like you're mighty interested in seeing their wangs... That, coupled with your tag-name, makes me think that you are the repressed closet F*G...

      August 30, 2012 at 10:04 am | Reply
  4. Jimmy

    I would do the same.........carry on boys and stay safe over there

    August 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Reply
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Such is to be expected from someone like you with your Tea Party mentality, Jimmy. You ought to be ashamed of yourself for touting those bozoes over there for what they did. Anyone with half a brain knows that was wrong and disgraceful!

      August 30, 2012 at 1:16 am | Reply
    • marine

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      September 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Reply
  5. NObama

    I chuckle everytime I see these pictures or hear of the burning of the stupid Quran! You anti-war hippies don't realize that the Taliban have done and will continue to do much worse to the corpses of dead Americans if they got their hands on them. If you don't believe me, why don't you try looking up what they've done in the past to our fallen comrades, or better yet, grab some balls and join the military, go overseas and get your butts killed or captured. I guarantee you, your family will NEVER see your body and if they do, it'll be on Al Jazeera with your corpse hanging on a bridge somewhere burnt to a crisp for all the world to see.

    August 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Reply
  6. Get out

    They should be disciplined. Wasting all they perfectly good urin.

    August 29, 2012 at 6:39 am | Reply
    • Lyndsie Graham

      Did you post the above under the name of Get out, Phunnie boy? It appears that way! There's absolutely nothing humorous or honorable over what those bozoes did, even to dead Afghans whether or not they were members of the Taliban! At least, they are being disciplined.

      August 29, 2012 at 7:13 am | Reply
      • Micheal Moore

        Buy a ticket and take a plane ride to Afghanistan so you can comfort the poor taliban with hugs and kisses.

        Better not tell them you are a girl with an education though, they'll throw acid in your face and then gang rape you for the sin.

        Then they'll do the same to your children if you were dumb enough to bring them. And your pet goat too.
        Only difference is they'll treat your goat with more respect.

        August 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
    • jiri pinkas

      Obama is a closet Muslim that's why he keeps apologizing for our behavior. You don't think he
      listened to Rev Wright's hatred for 20 years and then all of a sudden left the church.
      People have forgotten or have been brainwashed to believe Obama is a good guy. He is an evil
      Muslim and his goal is to destroy America and only left the hatred Wright to get votes. Send the MF'en
      Muslim back to where he belongs and dat ain't Chicago.

      August 29, 2012 at 7:14 am | Reply
      • Lyndsie Graham

        As evil as Obama is, he hates the Muslims with a burning passion as his policies in the Middle East clearly point out! That's why he keeps on ordering the obscene butchery of Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen with those ungodly drones and Apache helicoptors day after day! I don't like that bozo Obama any better than you do!

        August 29, 2012 at 7:23 am |
      • :)

        And you're a closet f@g.

        August 29, 2012 at 10:11 am |
    • Jo

      they better re hydrate before they go cap some more of em

      August 29, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply
  7. Sad

    A nation that get's up in arms about the burning of books, but kills and maims its daughters without a second thought and our president apologizes to them. These men are hereo's I don't really support Romney but if he added honoring these men as the deserve instead of them being treated as second rate humans as the current administration does I might just suck it up and vote for him.

    August 29, 2012 at 12:01 am | Reply
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Come on Sad, are you trying to be funny here? There is nothing heroic about those clowns who urinated on those dead Afghans, whether or not they were Taliban. No decent person would take up for them and besides, we have no business in Afghanistan at all!

      August 29, 2012 at 5:15 am | Reply
      • Flea

        Ya, Really! A Cllasic case of "one "OH Crap" wipes out a hundred "Atta-boy's" AND one Bronze Star.

        August 29, 2012 at 5:51 am |
      • Lyndsie Graham

        Well put, Bimbo. Thank you.

        August 29, 2012 at 7:15 am |
    • :)

      What's a "hereo"? Is it a new cookie – like an oreo?

      August 29, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
  8. Taskmaster

    Theres nothing wrong with peeing on a trash pile.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Reply
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Tell me something Taskmaster, what did the Afghan people ever do to you? All they want is to be left alone. Is that any reason to hate them so? Somehow, I don't think so! The U.S. has a moral obligation to vacate that country as soon as possible!!!

      August 29, 2012 at 5:20 am | Reply
      • Flatsguide

        Well Bimbo, how about killing U.S. and Coalition soldiers and civilians. I guess you are OK with that by the look of your post.

        August 29, 2012 at 6:36 am |
      • Micheal Moore

        If they just wanted to be left alone, why do they ambush and rape children on the way to school or plant bombs on public transportation. Those aren't the actions of someone trying to stay out of the public eye.

        August 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  9. j

    As Americans we must hold the higher standard than the rest of the world, these service members were wrong in doing this to human bodies.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Reply
    • Will

      "As Americans we must hold the higher standard than the rest of the world"

      No we mustn't. We must make it clear that there are severe consequences for your actions when you face the US military, including getting your corpse defaced after death. This is the only language these sav-ages understand - pure barbarism.

      August 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Reply
      • Flatsguide

        If some of these people have ever seen what the Taliban do to dead U.S. solders and Marines, they would think differently.

        August 29, 2012 at 6:38 am |
  10. Corey

    Free the US troops from punishment

    August 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Reply
  11. ug

    Why were they punished for? it isn't anything like what the ragheads do to us and they are all nothing but low life's anyway...a good raghead is a d e a d raghead...

    August 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Reply
    • Taskmaster

      well said ug!!!

      August 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • :)

      I'll bet the third grade was long and hard on you – just like your step-dad.

      August 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
      • Micheal Moore

        Even a third grader knows that the Taliban are not our friends. Especially if you are a third grader recovering from acid burns that you received on your way to school in afghanistan.

        August 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  12. toxickid

    Wow..........for peeing on them??? So it's totally OK to gun them down and kill them, but the pee thing means you've gone too far? So it's a disgrace, and demeaning to pee on someone that is dead,but murder is acceptable? Ummmmm in case I ever have the choice, please pee on me rather then KILL me. I find the taking ones life far worse, then the whole sterile urine shower. But hey, that's just me, I don't need to save face with the United Nations.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
    • stan

      See, once upon a time most men would suffer death long before dishonor. This was way back a few generations ago when western men still had honor. I'm sure the entire concept is both pathetic and ridiculous to the majority of you today.

      August 29, 2012 at 5:45 am | Reply
  13. Rafiq Shabazz

    Islam is the greatest killer of all time, worse than Christianity, fascism or communism. Islamic jihad destroyed a Christian Middle East and a Christian North Africa. Soon it was the fate of the Persian Zoroastrian and the Hindu to be the victims of jihad. The history of political Islam is the destruction of Christianity in the Middle East, Egypt, Turkey and North Africa. Half of Christianity was lost. Before Islam, North Africa was the southern part of Europe (part of the Roman Empire). Around 60 million Christians were slaughtered during the jihadic conquest. Half of the glorious Hindu civilization was annihilated and 80 million Hindus killed. The first Western Buddhists were the Greeks descended from Alexander the Great's army in what is now Afghanistan. Jihad destroyed all of Buddhism along the silk route. About 10 million Buddhists died. The conquest of Buddhism is the practical result of pacifism. Zoroastrianism was eliminated from Persia. The Jews became permanent dhimmis throughout Islam. In Africa over 120 million Christians and animists have died over the last 1400 years of jihad. Approximately 270 million nonbelievers died over the last 1400 years for the glory of political Islam. These are the Tears of Jihad which are not taught in any school.

    August 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
    • :)

      Bullsh!t!

      August 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • RedWhite&Blue

      You clearly did not think about MAO Stalin, Pol Pot, etc. and many more non Muslim leaders who committed genocide. The Cruaders invoking the biblical injunction of herem laid waste the whole non Christian population of Jerusalem upon its capture. In contrast, Saladin spared all the non Muslims and allowed the Christians to exit the city including their army and their queen.

      August 28, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Reply
    • Proudofmilitaryservice

      Look at Mao a non Muslim. It is estimated that during the collectivization period, 72 million peasants died because of execution, "elimination", purges, and forced. Hilter–a non Muslim, commiteed the Holocaust.

      August 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Reply
    • Proudofmilitaryservice

      Gary Beene in his 2010 book The Seeds We Sow, Kindness That Fed a Hungry World, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sunstone Press states on p. 367 “During the course of the twentieth century, a number of incredibly evil sociopaths rose to power over great nations. Men like Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong […] and dozens more instigated the democidal slaughter and starvation of 200 million humans

      August 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Reply
    • Rafik

      Your "facts" are incorrect. May I suggest you go back to your history books? The Roman Empire came to attack the Muslims at the battle of Yarmuk. The Muslims defernded themselves and in the process routed the Eastern Roman Empire.

      August 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
    • Rafik

      Had the Muslims wanted to convert India by force, (a) the would have violated their own faith. See the Qu'ran, chapter 2, verse 256, and (b) the whole of India would be Muslim today. Again why don't you go back and read on how Islam came to India. Similary, why don't you go and read what happened between the Muslims and the Persians?

      August 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Reply
      • Micheal Moore

        If I want a history lesson, a religious book is the last place I'll look for it, but I do enjoy history in general. If Islam could divorce itself from the barbaric acts they perform on woman and their honor killings, they could finally come out of the middle ages. The reprehensible acts that occur in their countries are only tolerated because of their natural resources.

        August 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
      • LilCuh

        Posted on I recently had a crfntiag nightmare where after I totally ruined the object (one of those cute petal backpacks) and wasted an hour and a half of my time, I walked around whining (albeit a little put on ) like a 2 year old. I think if you were to take a sharpie and give him pupils for his eyes, he will endear himself to you a bit more.And maybe attach a bug on a piece of elastic to whack him in his funny mouth. He sort of grows on you, though. ;P

        October 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
    • Taskmaster

      Rafig Shabazz has said it very very well.

      August 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Reply
      • :)

        Whatever you say, @ssmaster.

        August 28, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
    • stan

      Um, not even close. How about all the 'white' people that the christian crusaders massacred in eastern europe at the same time they were in the middle east? Like the Prussian tribes? How about the natives of south america that were near wiped extinct by the spanish and the church? Christianity was violently spread across all of Europe by the edge of the sword. Entire cultures were dismantled and people massacred in the name of christianity you silly, uneducated twit.

      August 29, 2012 at 5:51 am | Reply
      • Micheal Moore

        They had the choice of converting to christianity or death.

        The Aztecs didn't bother giving them a choice.

        August 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
  14. George Patton

    Good grief, I never seen so much ignorance being displayed as here with all these lame-brained fools taking up those clowns who urinated on those purportedly dead Taliban! If being stupid was a virtue, these jokers would be living saints!!! The bottom line here is that we have no right to be in Afghanistan in the first place!

    August 28, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Reply
    • Sodomite

      Ignorance, hubris, arrogance........

      Anything but intelligence.

      August 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Reply
    • ug

      I say bring them back home now...until then they continue to take our troops out dressed in uniforms...I say p i s s on them and take a big healthy American krap on them and wipe their behinds with the filthy koran...

      August 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Reply
    • Taskmaster

      And you dishonor the man whose name you use!!

      August 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Reply
      • :)

        Patton had honor?

        August 29, 2012 at 10:17 am |
    • 13yr old that knows more than you do

      We have every right to be in Afghanistan! Have you forgotten 9/11 already? They attacked first! If we pull out now what were thousands of American lives lost for? Please show some respect for our troops. Who cares what happens to dead terrorists annyway.

      August 29, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply
      • stan

        The attackers were all Saudi's that were simply training in Afghanistan. You know that right?!

        August 29, 2012 at 5:55 am |
  15. Tatiana Covington

    It's only pee on a corpse. Who cares? Organic waste atop organic waste.

    Talk about censored "U"-"tubes"! (www.instantrimshot.com)

    August 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
    • :)

      I'll bet that what's between your legs is toxic waste.

      Or a penis.

      August 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Reply
    • rp1588

      They are not being punished for urinating on corpses. They are being punished because their customers found out.

      August 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Reply
  16. Mister Jones

    What a waste of time. Get back to work men. Next time, please don't YouTube it, no matter how funny it is.

    August 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Reply
    • patriot

      this is what u were thought by f******g parents

      August 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
  17. Xira

    People, this why they hate us, and will, someday, be bombing out cities and our children.

    We can only afford to ignore the rest of the world until China pulls teh plug. Then we'll get what we deserve.

    August 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Reply
    • Big Bob

      They will NEVER bomb our cities as you suggest. They could never come up with that kind of technology.

      They will conquer us through demographics. It's happening as we speak.

      But..4 more years, right?

      August 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Reply
      • Charlie

        Rome will never fall. The false claim that has proven wrong throughout history.

        August 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
      • Fig1024

        historically, we know that no civilization lasts forever. Maybe USA will last another 1000 years – which is very optimistic. But there will be an end to it, and someone else will get to the top eventually. Unless we learn not to abuse our weaker neighbors and treat everyone equally, our children's children will have to experience the same level of suffering

        August 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
      • greg

        Oklahoma city, wtc 93, 9/11, 7/7...

        August 28, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
    • armyvet129

      You must really hate America. I am also guessing that you've never been in a combat zone while serving your country. We can all agree that this wasn't the politically correct thing to do and they certainly shouldn't have filmed it but your tone suggests that you hate your country. That is sad. America does a lot of good all over the world with both money and security. I guess you overlook all of that in your hatred. People like you are sad and disillusioned. I hope you start looking for the good in your country.

      August 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
      • KevininPHX

        This wasn't the politically correct thing to do?!?!?!?! Are you freaking kidding me??? This is appalling, disgusting, sickening, a disgrace. The fact that you are here attempting to defend the indefensible, with a handle that suggest you're former military, explains all anyone needs to know. You think it's only politically incorrect to urinate on another human beings dead body. You disgust me.

        August 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
      • :)

        It's the @ssholes who condone this sort of thing who hate America.

        August 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
  18. Big Bob

    Our own rules of engagement are what gets us in to trouble.

    Our boys, western born and educated and exposed to cultural norms that are horrible by western standards.

    They see the constant cruelty to women, children and dogs. Yes, dogs. They are killed and torchered for sport in
    this region. When your supposed partners act in this way, it is very difficult to engage with them.
    Our soldiers are being ordered not to be arrogant with these people. That is, to accept the ways that they act as normal.
    When they see that we are compliant, they don't see it as compassion, they see it, through their prism, as submission.
    Thus, being superior to the kuffar, they must be eliminated. In reaction to this nonsensicle doctrine, they react violently.
    There's no way out of this, hence all of the Green on Blue violence. Get us out now!

    August 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Reply
  19. total non sense

    Those guys a HEROES, they need to be promoted, no punish. urinting on the ENEMY, it is brilliant, as for the protesters who murderer soldiers..... next time shoot first, ask question later. Muslims are NOT HUMAN anyway

    August 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Reply
    • Lyndsie Graham

      Another lame brained comment from another lame brained Tea Partier! These posts only show just how many ignoramuses there are out there!

      August 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Reply
    • :)

      Speaking of total nonsense..........................

      August 29, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
  20. Thomas Klimchuk

    Open wide and ay AAAAHHH

    August 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • calfmeat

      "I drove to the Rhine River and went across on the pontoon bridge. I stopped in the middle to take a and then picked up some dirt on the far side in emulation of William the Conqueror." – General George S. Patton, March 1945. Now let's look at it from a different perspective: I suppose the enemy can be glad the bodies were not strung up, gutted, set on fire and then doused with pig's blood.

      August 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Reply
      • da ha

        i heard a story once that GEN BLACK JACK PERSHING once theatend to bury terriost with a pig if they didn't settel down . inport a whole bunch of donated pigs in theater then post that to the world .i can smell the bacon already

        August 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  21. jim

    These guys represent .0001 percent of our military. You pople need to get off your high horse and get real. I think it was wrong, but who knows what you would do in the same situation. I have no remorse for any of the fanatics against our men and women. The only time you hear them complain is whan the US screws up. You don't hear anything when the children are being raped, poisions, mutilated, or killed. Next time use a granade and it won't make a difference where you pee!

    August 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • Jerry

      They represent the .0001 percent winning the war

      August 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Reply
  22. Dan

    We all know taking the high road works so well with muslims.

    August 28, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Reply
    • Paullwisc

      We all know that you're a bigot.

      August 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
      • cherrypieguy

        open wide pulleywiskers....

        August 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • :)

      We all know that @ssholism is as American as apple pie.

      August 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Reply
  23. take it easy

    We need to be above that. Human life being lost or taken is sad even if the person needs to die in order to protect innocent people. Capital punishment is right sometimes in US Law. But even the death of a terrible murderer should not be taken as a celebratory occasion. Life and death should always be reverenced.

    August 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
    • total non sense

      your talking about human right? so it is no concern to muslims as they are NOT HUMAN

      August 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply
      • ja

        You're an awful person

        August 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
      • :)

        I'll bet your mom doesn't even know who your dad is, either.

        August 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  24. tonyh110

    So what if these guys urinated on the ENEMY – whats the fuss – people put ads on craigs list to get people to do it to them for pleasure. If those who insist on this morale high ground spent ONE day in those marines shoes they'd think again. If your priveledged enough, like I've been, where a Marine who's served over there or Iraq feels he can talk to you about his experience then you'd realize this incident doesn't even merit mentioning to the true horrors experienced in battle.

    August 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
    • Stefanie

      Your comments are disgusting and no wonder there is so much hatred toward the US....

      August 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Reply
      • JDBRUUN

        Why don't you try going on a deployment, with insurgents shooting at you almost daily. You think urinating on a few guys that just tried killing you and your brothers is bad????

        August 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
      • Johnathan

        Is your name really Stefanie or is it Fatma?

        August 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Then why don't you soldiers go to Crawford ranch and urinate on GWB for sending you into harms way and then leaving you there by abandoning and prolonging the Afghan war to invade Iraqi? Why can't the troops who serve in Afghanistan and Iraq organize and go urinate on Bush and Cheyney? Dick cheyney went on CNN a year ago and told CNN's Candy Crawley that he has "no regrets whatsoever? No regrets whatsoever while so many of your comrads have died in vain. What kind of f-ing motivation do you robots need to go after the real enemy? Pathetic!

      August 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Government Insider Says George W. Bush Authorized the 9/11 Attacks...

      Stanley Hilton was a senior adviser to Republican Senator Bob Dole and he represented hundreds of families of 9/11 victims in a class action law suit against GWB for treason and mass murder.

      google http://www.rense.com/general57/aale.htm for full details.

      You should also read the Best Seller "What Happened" by GWB's former press secretary Scott McClellan who explained how GWB lied about WMDs in Iraqi. When the final Pentagon reported came in to GWB's cabinet that an invasion of Iraq was not necessary because intelligence report revealed that Iraq possessed "no weapons of mass destruction," GWB replied "F-it, we're going in anyway."

      Feel like urinating? Its your call brainwashed morons!!!

      August 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Reply
      • Justin

        Why don't you try learning how to spell!! Seriously you look extremely ignorant! IT is IRAQ not IRAQI moron!

        August 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
      • Passive

        Must be nice to sit behind your computer and excercise your freedom of speech from the comfort of your home, and call us morons while you sit there and do nothing but claim conspiracy.

        August 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
  25. SkiOne

    Remember these guys they killed are the ENEMY. We are trying to kill them. So while we should be better than our enemies in terms of professionalism I think this is a correctable mistake. I think these soldiers can learn from this and be better for America!

    August 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Reply
  26. Peee on your enemy !

    In Vietnam the VC's would kill American soilders open up there stomack and pee an poop inside there chest cavity they were never tried for war crimes... So why should our brave troops ? if i kill and enemy you better belive i am taking a part of that enemy home with me ... a finger... a ear... there head !

    August 28, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
    • NCme

      That sick, while I don't think what they did was right. I don't think they should lose their careers over it. Congressmen and women have done a lot worst. This is all about being PC, who care they are dealing with animals.

      August 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Reply
      • ug

        Poor baby...the enemy can do what they want to but we are suppose to take it when they do something to us...go puke on yourself huh...

        August 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
    • Daddy2010

      And if your enemy jumped off a cliff, you'd do that too? Weak, weak excuse.

      August 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Reply
    • GB

      Learn to write English you big dummy.

      August 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Reply
    • sane

      This is the most irrational reasoning I have ever heard. Unfortunately, many people agree. To excuse bad behavior by saying others do it is the most childish thinking I have heard. No wonder there is so much hate and conflict in this world.

      August 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Reply
      • ug

        An eye for an eye...

        August 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
    • Person of Interest

      As a veteran, I can say this is about discipline. These marines lacked it. By videotaping this it agitated a tense situation and several other retaliatory incidents occurred. You can argue that they would have happened anyway but after these videos were published the rate of attacks went up.

      Either way, just because the Taliban chops off our heads, just because they burn our Flag, just because etc., etc. etc. it doesn't matter. They do it to us, we kill them, respectfully bury them or let the dogs have them. We shouldn't stoop to their level, we are better than that. Honor is about holding yourself to a higher standard and holding on to your principles no matter what. If we win and “p!$$” away our principles, in the end we’ve really lost...lost who we are and what we stand for. I for one would rather lose my life than lose who I am.

      August 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
      • SkiOne

        You are right discipline is essential but people do stupid things and most mistakes can be corrected. So, yes punish these guys but don't end their careers. How can they learn to be better soldiers if they are no longer soldiers?

        August 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
      • Riptide

        Most well-stated comment I've read in weeks.

        August 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
      • Rebecca

        You seem to be the only one with a damn soul. God bless you!

        August 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
      • ug

        Oh please don't delude yourself you self centered fool...an eye for and eye...

        August 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
    • Kristin

      Your comment makes you seem dumb enough. Learn some proper English and grammar so you at least sound a little smart. Did you go to school? Did someone actually hire you?

      August 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Reply
    • :)

      The Viet Cong won.

      August 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  27. DRTSAT

    Wow, Muslims don't like it when the Koran is defiled by writing in it. A Koran that has been defiled is supposed to be destroyed by burining. The U.S. Soldiers burned the Koran (the fact they were defiled was not told to the public in Afghanistan). The Korans were being used by extremists and were defiled by Muslims (also not told to the Afghan public) and the soldiers got punished? Pathetic. Pandering to the people who were offended. As for the Marines, they had no excuse. They got what they deserved. They're lucky they weren't charged with and prosecuted for a War Crime.

    August 28, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
    • total non sense

      THe Koran is no event good enough for toilet paper....... urinate and poop on it, then set it on fire..... film the whole thing and broadcast it in all mulsims infected country..... MUSLIMS ARE NOT HUMAN PERIOD.

      August 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
      • RedWhite&Blue

        Would Jesus behave in the manner you just said? I don't think so.

        August 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
  28. mikrik13

    Another article with NO information provided. What articles were they charges with? What punishment were they awarded?

    August 28, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply
    • josh

      Look up Non judicial punishment for those of you wondeirng what they recieved. It's not too terrible.

      August 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Reply
  29. Freedom Fascist

    Peeing on a dead Taliban ends your career while r@ping and killing and entire family in Iraq gets you suspended with pay? Hahaha...Amerika your country is a joke! Look at the freedom your soldiers brought to those Afghanis they're peeing on. ZEIG HEIL!!!

    August 28, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
  30. saeed

    a chinese hyperpower is needed to destroy these usa and british whhoo,oorree yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa to nuclear bombs over london and dublin boom boom and goodbye. all irish women are whhoo,oreees yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa chicken nugget style.

    August 28, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply
    • ghjrgmgdhm

      This is the funniest post i have seen in a while...

      August 28, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
    • bafabu

      poor guy, you are stupid

      August 28, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • Johnathan

      saeed, your baba called and wants you home for your pills or your brain will explode.

      August 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
      • :)

        Wow! – that was clever. Did your mommy help you write that?

        August 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  31. eric

    Clearly it is taking time for judgement to be passed but hopefully this ordeal is settled and put behind America soon. soiling a dead body is not the American way and unfortunately these individuals are paying the price. This is not condoned behavior for the armed forces as Americans are role models at home and abroad.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • Brit

      Americans are not role models. Where do you people get this stuff? Me calling myself a doctor doesn't make me so. You American's keep referring to yourselves as great. Greatness comes from others calling you great. Yes you're nation is rich and strong but you are definilty not role models. You're liars and hypocrites. You support moral causes when they fit your strategic and economic goals. Has America ever stood up for whats right if it'll make it a little weaker, poorer, or accountable for its actions. There are way more examples out there of America inhibiting democracy, rights, freedoms, morals and supporting corruption, theft, deciept, dishonrable wars, than there are examples of good that America has done. Inventions aren't what people are taking about when they think about "bastion of freedom, rights, and democracy".

      August 28, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
      • dick gosinya

        II wish you were inccorrect, but you aren't. All governments are corrupt and full of liars. There is no such thing as an honorable government and never will be. Honorable men don't campaign for office, they're forced into it.

        August 28, 2012 at 11:01 am |
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        America is full of problems.. what makes it great are what you have to compare it to. You know… like am American girl standing next to a British girl.

        August 28, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • Johnathan

        The only ones creating most of the worl's problems are muslims.

        August 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  32. Whiskey-Jack

    For all you bozos that say that those who haven't served have no right to generalize about the military, this is why people generalize. Because even those who were'nt involved in the act agree with it and justify it.
    It was wrong. Period.
    And what do you say for Afghans and Iraqis that do what they do because they saw what an american bomb or soldier did to someone they know?
    You're a bunch of stoopid, hyprocritical, self-righteous, ignorant, clueless f@66ts, that watch too many movies and day dream about patritoism way too much. Stop day dreaming so you can actually realize what a true patriot is, because you are definatly not it. Just because you have a bunch of clowns running around together telling eachother that they're heroes doesn't make them so. You're still clowns.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
  33. Mike

    What do being trained to kill and p1$5ing on a body have to do with each other? Pull your head out of your @$5 and smarten up. Just because they're marines doesn't mean they're above criticism. They did wrong so accept it and shut your trap.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      You’re right! P!ssing on a corpse is so much worse the creating that corpse to start with. Naive fool.

      August 28, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
      • Mike

        You're the one whos naive you wad of turd. Killing someone in a time of war is not the same as murder. It wasn't done for fun (as some of you would like us to believe). You kill because you're a solider in a war not because you have no respect for a human being.

        August 28, 2012 at 10:39 am |
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        It didn’t call it murder. It’s sad that you have to change what I said to prove your point. In other words… you failed.

        August 28, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  34. GateKeeper

    Marines are my family, what these troops did is inexcusable. This deplorable act was video taped for a reason.

    A heavy reprimand is in order..but to lose their career is not the order (IMPO)..cut their PAY and rank. May them re-earn the honor to wear the uniform as a marine.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:23 am | Reply
  35. Justin

    Give a bunch of retard 20 year olds who barely graduated high school guns and send em over sea to fight a war for Israel, whats the worse thing that could happen?

    People like them make America look terrible, it already sucks enough here, government slowly eroding our freedom, idiots everywhere, a McDonalds on every intersection, people babbling mumbo yumbo reading a 2000 year old book and praying to a wooden undercase t, yet people still dont understand why everyone hates us.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply
    • Chris

      sounds just as lame and crappy if not better than every other country in the world.

      August 28, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Then change it or leave but please stop your whining.

      August 28, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
      • Mike

        Criticizing is not whining. Its part of the rights we have in this country. You on the other hand, begging him to stop criticizing is whining.

        August 28, 2012 at 10:26 am |
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        @ Mike
        Criticizing is not whining.

        Your own words moron. LOL

        August 28, 2012 at 10:30 am |
      • Mike

        Tom Tom, your point? You're delusional, you haven't gotten far in life have you. Saying please stop whining is not criticism. Go retake grade school english then maybe you'll be able to comprehend the difference.

        August 28, 2012 at 10:44 am |
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        My point is you are being a hypocritical there short cake.

        August 28, 2012 at 11:19 am |
      • Proud Canuck

        Tom Tom, it would be easier to make a valid point, and make yourself look half intelligent, by using correct grammar... "My point is you are being a hypocritical there short cake." He's being a hypcritical "what"? Or is he being a "bit" hypocritical? And childish name-calling, (Especially the pet-name Fonzie had for Joanie Cunningham...), well, that's just sad... Apparently you are the one who has FAILED...

        August 28, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  36. f-uck

    Wish they would have killed more

    August 28, 2012 at 9:56 am | Reply
    • doubledees

      killed more and crapped in their open mouths

      August 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply
      • :)

        So, THAT'S how you were conceived.

        August 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
      • Joseph McCarthy

        Please you guys above, do cut that vulgar Tea Party lingo out! It has no place here like I've said many times before!

        August 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
  37. Chris

    I dont mind being urinated on. Just sayin.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:37 am | Reply
    • The Skin-Man

      Chris, just the fact that you would type that for the world to read, coupled with the fact that you have nothing valid to add to this forum, tells us all what kind of loser you really are. Your parents and family must be so proud of you...

      August 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
    • Mike H.

      Especially dead... the urine might even delay your decay... Haha

      August 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
  38. tiredtraveller

    I agree the US troops made a grave error, primarily in the fact that they had it on film: no taksies-basies on this stuff (as Paris Hilton). However, in their defense, it was one sure way to 1) combat the boredom, 2) desicrate a fanatics body who may have killed your friends, and 3) they didn't remove the head (like these enemies seemm to enjoy doing), and give him the proverbial "number two down their neck". These guys, however bad a decision it was to do this on film, have seen a lot worse done by their Afghan and Iraqi cohorts, and this enemy, well, they all deserve whatever these troops want to do to them (but OFF camera). I thank them for their service.....Keep Up the Fire!! HoooWaaa!!!

    August 28, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
    • doubledees

      I agree.

      August 28, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Agreed

      August 28, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
    • Whiskey-Jack

      Really the primary error is they had it on film, not that they desecrated a body? For all you bozos that say that those who haven't served have no right to generalize about the military, this is why people generalize. Because even those who were'nt involved in the act agree with it and justify it.
      It was wrong. Period.
      Soldiers have seen what their "cohorts" did? Oh really? Most of these guys haven't seen any of what you're talking about. And what do you say for Afghans and Iraqis that do what they do because they saw what an american bomb or soldier did to someone they know?
      You're a bunch of stoopid, hyprocritical, self-righteous, ignorant, clueless f@66ts, that watch too many movies and day dream about patritoism way too much. Stop day dreaming so you can actually realize what a true patriot is, because you are definatly not it. Just because you have a bunch of clowns running around together telling eachother that they're heroes doesn't make them so. You're still clowns.

      August 28, 2012 at 10:34 am | Reply
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        A desecration is an insult, that’s all get over it and grow a pair.

        P.s. If you are going to insult someone at least spell it correctly.

        August 28, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • Mike H.

      Did they know they were being filmed? and isn't one of their own who did the filimg, then leaked the video?

      August 28, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  39. Fred

    Taliban deserves more than that. Brain washed, fanatics who made hell for their own citizens with the name of a religion should know this is their after life. What you plant in life , you shall harvest. This is what they harvested. These marines should be given Medals not punished. This actually is a good psychological warfare on these Hypochondriacs Fanatics who wash their butts with water after each poop and wash up and down before preyer, now they are getting "washed". Enjoy it Taliban , more yet to come.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:11 am | Reply
  40. sketchyrazor

    Your use of the English language is suspect. Are you a Jihadi troll?

    August 28, 2012 at 8:36 am | Reply
  41. anna

    Hey when you gotta go you gotta go LOL

    August 28, 2012 at 8:31 am | Reply
    • da ha

      i would bet they found some easy targets.do it agin then add some pigs blood

      August 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  42. ex-marine recon

    These f@gg0t$ give the marines a bad name – they should jih@d their @$$eS – hand them over to the t@lib@n.

    August 28, 2012 at 7:12 am | Reply
    • Lyndsie Graham

      Thank you, ex-marine recon. I couldn't agree more!

      August 28, 2012 at 7:20 am | Reply
      • Jo

        So you are agreeing with that Moron ex Marine? He was never a Marine in the first place. How do I know this? I have been training with Marines almost my entire Military Career. Ok now that we know that you would turn our forces over to the T@aliban. Oh did I mention that they saw the heads off of our captured military people, in almost every instance? 29 years in this man's army and I have never seen Americans behave so shamefully (That meaning you sister) Until you have put boots on the ground in a combat situation, stick with what you do best. Smoke that crack pipe.
        Master Sergeant Jo
        5th Special Forces
        Currently Deployed

        August 28, 2012 at 9:52 am |
      • Feltchin' Freddy Feltch

        Jo demands that you kiss her saintly @ss for puttin' her life on the line just so's you kin spew yer filth, 'lil lady.

        August 28, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • Ryan

      STFU you're not an ex marine"recon"... you are a liberal tree hugging hippie 16 year old, who still in high school and popping pimples on your face

      If you train a dog to kill, don't punish it when it does it, its way...Pathetic... If you clowns want to do it your way, then go sign up and do it your way, otherwise STFU

      August 28, 2012 at 8:39 am | Reply
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        You are just as much an idiot for your political bias.

        August 28, 2012 at 10:23 am |
      • Mike

        What do being trained to kill and p1$5ing on a body have to do with each other? Pull your head out of your @$5 and smarten up. Just because they're marines doesn't mean they're above criticism. They did wrong so recognize it and shut your trap.

        August 28, 2012 at 10:23 am |
    • ug

      Another lying troll here...go k i l l yourself alright...let me know when you do...

      August 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
  43. Laura Bradley

    As a former career Marine I'd disagree with the author on the implications of NJP (non-judicial punishment). The author states "Like the Marines, the soldiers' punishments were non-judicial but will also likely end their careers"; however, this is rarely the case. In virtually all cases of NJP, the Marine remains on active duty and, based on my 20 years experience in the Marine Corps, having an NJP is considered a "badge of honor" among the enlisted Marines. In fact, many senior NCO's have had at least one instance of NJP on their record. The thinking among most Marines is that if you are given NJP early in your career it serves as a way to "make your name known" out in the fleet and officers will remember you later on (but will not know exactly why).

    August 28, 2012 at 5:17 am | Reply
    • Shooter65

      Give the Marines a medal. We are the only ones playing by the rules. Until you liberals put on a uniform and shoot a rifle, shut the F up. Two people died for your rights; Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your freedom the other for your soul. Respect that

      August 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Reply
      • ug

        Nicely said...

        August 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
    • RDKirk

      You're right. NJP will hurt, especially if it involves losing a stripe, but NPJ only lasts for the current assignment. Now, if they were Air Force NCOs, this would very likely cost their careers–I've seen that happen with as little having been caught drinking slightly underage. But these enlisted Marines and soldiers should be able to weather it. If they were officers, it would be a different story.

      August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  44. Loya

    Why punish soldiers who are under severe anguish and mental tension on battle field scare of bullet coming from nowhere....Just bring them back to the base and give cooling down counselling. Quran Burning in thousands has been going on since 1100AD and lasted till 1500AD by Crusaders...An unique tradition among Muslims is at least one in 1000 have memorized Quran by heart from 650AD till today..so it is an immutable Book, knowing how original Bible and Torah.under went changes by men over the centuries..

    August 28, 2012 at 4:51 am | Reply
    • ex-marine recon

      That's what I say about the taliban – why punish those who are under severe anguish and mental tension on battle field scare of bullet coming from nowhere.

      August 28, 2012 at 7:14 am | Reply
      • davy

        daa ...one pees on dead bodies and the other cuts off the head of living peoples. Not really something is it?

        August 28, 2012 at 7:32 am |
  45. booboot1947

    Granted, those guys were wrong. Reality is: they did it with the vast majority of Americans behind them. Western values, culture, morality, justice and those of Muslim countries are irreconcilable and mutually exclusive.

    August 28, 2012 at 3:57 am | Reply
    • Trevor

      And you know this how? There is a comprehensive and creditable survey of Americans that backs up your claim? Befor you claim "reality" your assertion needs to actually have EVIDENCE. Link citing your proof...otherwise your creditability is in the toilet...

      August 28, 2012 at 5:22 am | Reply
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        I am only one American but they have my support. Fvck the Tal!ban and all religious zealots.

        August 28, 2012 at 10:25 am |
      • Trevor

        Tom- That's fine and I'll continue to defend you right to open you hateful mouth, but I and all my brothers and sisters sitting in the desert right now don't hold for your type of "support" in high regard, so you can take keep it for yourself....

        August 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  46. Matt

    Sometimes we forget that not all of our troops are exactly our nations brightest people. Support the Troops but not these Marines, The United States is better than these individuals. Anyone that would condone this behavior is simply Un-American.

    August 28, 2012 at 3:25 am | Reply
    • NoN

      Anyone who would say the US, a nation of shirkers, lairs, thieves, hypocrites, cowards and other forms of assorted riffraff, is better than these Marines is an i d i o t.

      August 28, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
  47. Nimeity

    In war, mistakes happen. When they do, you admit them. You don't try to hide them as truth has a nasty habit of coming out. You don't gloat over dead bodies. The guys that were killed, no doubt, did what they thought was right. It must be obvious, as it is to the non American world, that urinating on the corpses will inflame passions and will make it almost impossible to turn hate that was engendered by such action into love. There must be professionalism and dignity in war and neither of these were displayed here.

    August 28, 2012 at 2:55 am | Reply
  48. gliese 42

    Is this way to treat American soldiers who die defending your country? Perhaps its better for the US army to go on strike and see those liberal lovers react in times of trouble or better still bring them home and let those liberals fight in Afghanistan in the name of democracy. I believe its time we let the Afghans do it themselves and ignore their pleas. Let them kill each other in the name of god

    August 28, 2012 at 2:34 am | Reply
    • ex-marine recon

      Is this way to treat the taliban who die defending their country?

      August 28, 2012 at 7:17 am | Reply
      • Ryan

        TALIBAN are terrorists you fool... not citizens... get a clue, you wanna be Marine...

        August 28, 2012 at 8:44 am |
      • Jo

        So your saying the T@liban are defending their country when they poison the well's of their little girls school or throw acid in the face of some little girl trying to go to school?. Or perhaps it's ok when they blow themselves up in a crowded marketplace killing innocent women and children? Or they saw the heads off of every member of our military that they capture. Listen ace, If your an ex Marine I am Freaking Gandhi. I am going on 4 deployments over here. You gave yourself away when you took sides against our Marine brothers. MARINES do not take the side of an enemy when their brothers are involved. How do I know this? Well ace I am getting ready to retire after 29 years of working with and training with us Marines I know. I suggest you go upstairs for breakfast your mommy is calling you.

        August 28, 2012 at 9:19 am |
      • ug

        Filth is filth and the taliban ragheads are filth...now burn the koran too...get over it fool.

        August 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  49. USCitizen28

    I guess people forget about all of the horrible things that our marines have to do while they are in battle. I guess people forget about all of the friends that these marines lose from the suicide bombers who just walk up and destroy people. Yeah, suicide bombers are great soldiers who fight an honest honorable battle. (sarcasm)

    I would not personally urinate on a dead body. I think that would freak me out. As for those men and women who serve our country whose lives are in danger each and every day, I don’t blame them for getting crazy in sweltering heat and the constant fear of death looming over them.

    As for the Koran, I could care less about burning them. The Bible has been burnt on several occasions. The only reason people found the Koran being burnt so offensive, was because they knew the Muslim extremist were going to react the way they did. It was in our best interest to “act” offended in order to calm them down.

    And for those who make comments about how our military “dishonored” the country, please keep your comments to yourself. Unless you wear a marine’s uniform, you have no idea what those men and women deal with. In my eyes they can urinate on and burn whatever they want. They give their lives to serve the country. Not only do they risk their lives, but they give their entire life to serve and I am personally proud of each and every one of them.

    August 28, 2012 at 2:24 am | Reply
    • Trevor

      Thats right, people who have never served shouldn't really be making blanket statements that this is "widespread" because that is flat out ignorant. BUT you haven't worn the uniform, so on one hand telling people to keep their mouth shut, but on the other hand thinking you have the right to say its OK to desecrate another human body? 15 years active duty typing this from a very desert like environment...4 months into a 6 month deployment. 99.9% of the folks over here serving don't do what these Marines did, and they endured just as much "crap", you still want to give them a "pass"? Sorry, but every servicemember I've ever had a discussion with (atleast 50) were disgusted with their behavior.

      August 28, 2012 at 5:34 am | Reply
      • Ryan

        @trevor

        It's because you are a FOBBIT

        August 28, 2012 at 8:46 am |
      • Trevor

        Ryan- more than .1% of the folks are on patrol outside the wire and don't pull what these Marines did pal.

        August 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • ex-marine recon

      I guess people forget about all of the horrible things that our the taliban have to do while they are in battle.

      August 28, 2012 at 7:18 am | Reply
      • Jo

        Like I said ace you gave yourself away when you took sides with the T@liban.
        Master Sergeant Jo
        5th Special Forces (Green Beret to you ace)
        Currently deployed.

        August 28, 2012 at 9:23 am |
      • Jo

        our t@liban?? We now know where your loyalty's lay ex Marine. Your the freakin enemy posting under the guise of a military member. Go back into you cave their are drones looking for you.

        August 28, 2012 at 9:36 am |
      • Afghan Intelligence

        Like raping little boys?

        August 28, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  50. Bob

    The US soldier who shot and release the video / pictures should be tried for treason for betraying his buddies. He is the real a55hole

    August 28, 2012 at 2:20 am | Reply
    • gliese 42

      I will agree with you because whoever did that was a Taliban lover

      August 28, 2012 at 2:29 am | Reply
    • anna

      I agree with you, and as for punishment, a slap on the hand should do it.

      August 28, 2012 at 8:29 am | Reply
    • Kiwi

      After viewing the urination video an Afghan soldier, in anger, shot and killed several French soldiers. So indirectly these American servicemen caused the death of several alllied soldiers. You really gotta to love these clueless septics,

      August 28, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
      • ug

        And only a fool would think that way...fool.

        August 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm |
    • Jo

      Exactly! We do not betray our brothers in arms in wartime situations.
      Master Sergeant Jo
      5th Special Forces
      Currently Deployed

      August 28, 2012 at 9:25 am | Reply
      • DOC P

        Amen! Semper FI
        DOC

        August 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
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        August 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
  51. Nimeity

    You’ve got to love the Americans. When I see the images of Abu Ghraib, the My Lai massacre, the murder of the civilians in Iraq that the military wanted to keep secret and now the urination on corpses, surely they are doing everything they can to win over hearts and minds. It’s the fault of the rest of the world as we just don’t understand them.

    August 28, 2012 at 2:01 am | Reply
    • gliese 42

      Perhaps you can do a better job than you are cordially invited to take over the show but don't call us when they start shooting your X#?/

      August 28, 2012 at 2:38 am | Reply
    • DOC P

      And killing innocent women and children just because they recieved water or food from US troops? Yeah that makes "sense"

      August 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  52. Dan Brewer

    war is not nice, we expect our soldiers to kill but to do it nicely. Urinating on those Taliban that moments before were trying to kill the Marines was bad but all you REMFP's, who have never been in combat, have no right to judge. as for burning the Koran I think the soldiers should get a medal. it's just a book. a book the Taliban desecrated by writing in to book to beg
    in with

    August 28, 2012 at 12:01 am | Reply
    • Dan Brewer

      ..
      "by writing in to begin with..."

      August 28, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
      • Marzenie

        Susan Posted on As soon as I saw that picture, I burst out lanuhigg so hard it was several minutes before I could collect myself enough to read the entry that went with it. That is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. Between what she has on and the look on her face, too hilarious!! So glad you shared that.

        October 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
    • Marvin

      " as for burning the Koran I think the soldiers should get a medal. it's just a book"
      Lets take a bible, wrap it in the american flag, set it on fire and then urinate on it to douse the fire.
      After all, its just a book, and a piece of cloth, right?
      WRONG!
      What is relevant is the intent behind such an act.
      To a muslim, the koran is the holy book. It is to be preserved, honored and protected.
      To a muslim, heck to *any* culture, urinating on a fallen foe is a sign of extreme disrespect.
      That you would condone such acts shows that yopu, yourself, are deserving of the same treatment.

      August 28, 2012 at 12:58 am | Reply
    • ug

      AMEN TO THAT!

      August 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  53. NoN

    The behavior, if not excusable, is certainly understandable. The Taliban were trying to kill them only a few moments before and emotions were running high. Their mistake was making the video and then putting it online of all places. The government had no choice but to substantially punish them.

    August 28, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
  54. Andy in Oz

    It would appear that whilst these guys have been "punished" that they have got off somewhat lightly, these men are supposed to hold themselves to a higher standard than most living up to the ideals of honour and duty... something it appears they did not do. I can only imagine that if someone from the civilian world did something similar (excluding the actual act of killing) that they would not simply be told "you were bad boys we are going to make not of it, dock your pay, reduce your status or fire you. You would be hauled before a court and most likely be spending time in gaol. I can only assume there is no stomach to see sort of action taken.

    August 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
  55. abdella

    Thi's the result of bad leadership in the 21st century.This idiot they don't know the consequence to this matter.Forget the Afghan people death for protesting.What about the American who died 4 soldiers too much for for this stupid act.

    August 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
  56. Pat

    I do not see urinating on the dead as an american value...... Nor a christian value..... In fact this type of behavior results in putting our servicemen at risk....and actually is direclt responsible in the death of our soldiers......

    August 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply
  57. Ed

    For the genius who goes by Bob.........you are able to speak your wretched words because of "these low-iq paid thugs." If you are in the U.S. now, please go live somewhere else.

    August 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
    • Bob Loblaw

      Keep on sucking that MIC cawk, "patriot".

      August 28, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
      • ug

        Your a lib huh.

        August 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
    • Stevie

      No its not because of them that he can speak those words. It's because of the laws created by politicians. No country is a threat to those rights. If you think that those soliders in Afghanistan are protecting our rights then you've got the mind of a 5 year old. At no point were our rights about to be taken away or even close to being threatened.

      August 28, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
      • Sodomite

        Spmething that the armchair warriors, chickenhawks, warvangelicals and neocons will never understand.

        August 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
      • Nicholas

        Julie Ousley Posted on What a face! I love her look of resigned cooedmnatinn and can totally sympathize, considering I'm afraid that I would have added insult to injury, and held on to the project to see if I could save it for another day.

        October 13, 2012 at 2:28 am |
  58. bob

    marines, much like our US military service academies (west point, etc.), don't serve any purpose whatsoever anymore... the USA needs to disband these low-iq paid thugs, whose only purpose nowadays is to stimulate the bumper sticker and boot polish industries...

    August 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • Donnie

      Bob,

      You are a real tool! Those low paid thugs have been providing your liberal a– top cover so you can live your life to the fullest. You must be a lawyer from some third world sh-it hole, or French. I would to put to put a weapon in your hand and then clean up the mess that was your buddy!

      August 28, 2012 at 12:47 am | Reply
      • The Sceptic

        Donnie,
        I fully agree with you that people like "Bob" seem to have no clue about what they are saying, and how absurd and insulting their views are.
        However, you fall into the same trap by insulting the French – for no reason whatsoever.

        August 28, 2012 at 2:18 am |
      • ug

        Hey bob do you give bj's underwater...I know your old lady does...she is busy with me right now...

        August 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
      • bob

        Whether it be Khe Sanh or Fallujaj, the marine corps has manufactured battles in order to justify their existence, palin and simple. In Khe Sanh, to make sure that marines were not decimated by the VC, the US had to divert almost every combat air support sortie in nam to Khe Sanh, just so the marines could have their big hero battle... Meanwhile, other ground pounders had to die so marines could have their manufactured battle... Much the same happened in Fallujah. There isn't a thing, be it in the air or on ground, that the army or airforce couldn't do that marines do, and it would save US taxpayers billions if we just eliminated the marines, who unfortunately, have never been team players... Just ask the men who participated in Desert One, where marines were totally responsible for the mission failure, and as a result, the US was forced to create Socom as a result. marines had a use in the past, but no more...

        August 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
      • Jo

        Bob, you sure have a lot to say about the Marines for someone who never served. I have trained with and trained Marines for 20 of my 29 years in the Army. I can tell you this. The Marines are essential for doing what we do in any conflict. So until you go Boot's on and sign up and serve you can keep you totally uninformed comments to yourself, because you have no idea what your talking about in time of war.
        Master Sergeant Jo
        5th Special Forces (That's Green Beret to you Ace)
        Currently Deployed

        August 31, 2012 at 4:38 am |
    • DOC P

      So trying to teach honor and courage are bad things??? Let me guess Harvard, Berkley or Standford????

      August 28, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Reply
    • bob

      Sorry to disapoint you brainwashed puppets, but I've got 3 wars under my belt, a couple thousand hours flying fighters, and retired out of spec ops, where i worked with real team players (st6+delta). marines are jerks...

      August 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Reply
  59. Caihlyn

    These men must not have been properly potty trained...or they have no respect for the dead...one or the other...?

    August 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Reply
  60. Awabnavi

    The US kills CIVILIANS its a MISTAKE. The US burns QURANS its a MISTAKE. The US invades IRAQ on false pretexts (wrong intelligence) its a MISTAKE. Just when will the US do something RIGHT?

    August 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Reply
    • Zoglet

      ...tumbleweed....

      August 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Reply
    • Willie12345

      That will be on the 12th of Never, Awabnavi!

      August 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply
    • ug

      When we get rid of the libs...ragheads and illegal aliens for starters and put people back to work and throw odopey out on his behind this fall and then we are on the right track...

      August 28, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  61. Zoglet

    So they are really goingto throw the book at them huh?
    lmao!
    No wonder the Afghanis hate them.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Reply
  62. Travis

    What those clowns in Marine uniforms did back in January by urinating on those Afghan corpses made me sick to my stomach! I figured that those bozoes were going to somehow worm their way out of being punished one way or another, and they did sure enough! So much for the U.S. military justice system!!!!!!

    August 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Reply
    • Tom Hunter

      Methinks you, for some personal reason, are looking for a reason to show the public that you hate the military. The Marines are gonna lose their careers over this in addition to other UCMJ punishments – hardly avoiding justice. They are getting what they deserve for the shame they brought upon the USMC and the country as a whole. Nice try, though, Travis.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
    • ug

      TYhey only took a leak on them...I would have taken a great big odopey hairy dump on them and used the filthy koran to wipe my glorious white American behind...

      August 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Reply
      • Could Care Less

        Ug, you sound like someone who gets off on taking a dump on someone, or having someone take a dump on you... Probably a prime candidate for a Cleveland Steamer, or a Dirty Sanchez....

        August 30, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  63. Portland tony

    It's friggin' obvious, that these Marines had too much free time on their hands and it's plain to see they didn't respect their enemy. But jerking around like they did could get them ambushed in a hot zone. Bad leadership!

    August 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Reply
  64. Marine5484

    I am truly ashamed at that incident where those clowns in uniform urinated on the purportedly dead Taliban back in January. That was a national disgrace to both country and uniform! These bozoes need to be disciplined. In fact, we need to apologize to the Afghan people just for occupying their country!!! Did our society grow that sick over the years? Judging by these hateful. pro-war, anti-Islam posts here, the answer appears to be an astounding YES!

    August 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • ug

      Another lib that forgot why we are there in the first place...but no...we will not pull an odopey and bow down to anyone anymore...now we send boots up the behind and take names later...you libs are so cowardly that you need to leave this country...move to Mexico huh...

      August 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
  65. cassie1655

    This is one of the most disgusting moves by our liberal controlled idiots in Washington and the Pentagon to do to ANY of our soldiers who are in Harm's Way and risking their lives every single day! We are losing soldiers big time, being shot by those infiltrating into the Afghani military, pretending to be soldiers, yet where is Karsai and Obama on those losses??? Neither of them even bother to care. What about all the Bibles that were ordered burned or all the dogs that were ordered shot/stabbed to death where our soldiers were threatened with Article 15's if they didn't or refused??? Huh? Where is the outrage on those stories??? Yes, the very dogs that our soldiers befriended, that gave them comfort in an insane world, were butchered by our soldiers under duress and orders. And those Bibles? Instead of kindly returning them to those who shipped them to our soldiers, they were ordered BURNED! Why? Their excuse was so they weren't sent to another FOB/Base. Nice, isn't it? So while those fat cats sit easy on their big butts, our soldiers are being punished for something that there should have never been an issue with in the first place! Disgusting!!!

    August 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      There is nothing "liberal" about the right-wing thugs in Washington, cassie1655. All are conservative fanatics, pure and simple!!!

      August 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Reply
    • Bob Loblaw

      ....blah blah blah blah blah blah.........our beautiful hero's this, our hero's that.

      Liberals "controlling" the Pentagon: biggest laugh I've had in ages. Thanks.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • oj

      What are you doing setting and enjoying the civil life. Get your ass over to Afghanistan and fight. If these are your heros, then it says more about you not the liberals in the US.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Reply
      • Phunnie boy

        Gee whiz oj, you took the very words right out of my mouth! I was about to post the same thing but you beat me to it! Thanks a million, oj.

        August 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm |

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