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U.S. investigates alleged Marines' urination on dead Taliban fighters

(Xinhua)

11:08, January 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Marine Corps said Wednesday it is investigating an Internet video that showed several soldiers were urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan.

"While we have not yet verified the origin or authenticity of this video, the actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps," the Marines Corps said in a statement, promising the matter "will be fully investigated."

In the video, four men in U.S. camouflage combat uniforms appear to be urinating on the corpses of three dead Taliban fighters. One of the soldiers joked: "Have a nice day, buddy."

It remained unclear who shot and posted the video on the Internet.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the video is "deeply troubling," because it depicts "egregious behavior."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a U.S. Muslim civil rights group, condemned the desecration of corpses in a letter sent to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

"Any guilty parties must be punished to the full extent allowed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice and by relevant American laws," the group said in the letter, which was also sent to media organizations.

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Hammad Sethi at 2012-01-1392.40.254.*
We Muslims need to remember one thing, and that is that, the Western Christian thugs created the taliban in the first place. The Western Christian thugs piss on everybody after they have out-lived their usefulness, including their own parents.
Me USA at 2012-01-1275.72.239.*
That"s what our solders are. When we are aggression against a nation, we recruit the young and uneducated young men from the street to the front line. These young men received basic physical training for the work and worst, instructed to shoot first question later. When they return and parents throw a welcome home celebration, most of these young adults can say three words, the most. Once their shoot first question later duties are over and returned home, they are labelled volunteers. This labeling disqualify them any benefits whatsoever. That"s why we kept on hearing them in shooting rampage, suicides, and mentally sick.
US Marine at 2012-01-12124.207.194.*
The guys who pissed on the taliban thug should be punished for pissing on him instead of blowing his head off.
  

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