Video Of Marines Allegedly Urinating On Dead Going Viral

From the Army Times:

The Marine Corps is promising to investigate a disturbing video that appears to show Marines in Afghanistan urinating on the bloody corpses of alleged Taliban fighters, officials at the Pentagon said Wednesday. The video is widely available on the internet. It is available on youtube here, but is age restricted.

The 40-second clip, titled “Marines peeing on taliban,” has spread to numerous websites, attracting thousands of views and hundreds of comments — some of them criticizing the men in the video and condemning the Marine Corps at large. A caption beneath the video identifies the men as members of a scout sniper team assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. The individual who posted it also remarked “I thought Marines were suppose [sic] to do the right thing when no one is watching.”

Marine officials are working to confirm the men’s unit and their identities, said Capt. Kendra Hardesty, a Marine spokeswoman at the Pentagon. Once that information is verified, their unit will assign an officer to conduct the investigation, she said.

In the video, four men wearing what appear to be Marine combat uniforms are seen standing around three dead bodies, quietly talking and joking as the camera rolls. They are equipped with chest rigs, grenades, body armor and some specialized gear. One is holding a precision rifle.

Toward the end of the video, one of the men looks down at a corpse and says “Have a good day, buddy.” Another zips his trousers and remarks “Golden like a shower.”

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