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    Re: U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I think we teach those standards and stand for higher standards. I just hope people are smart enough to accept that not every marine...not every soldier is going to embrace them 24/7. I've seen GOOD soldiers do incredibly STUPID things 'in the moment'. You can teach a lot of things but you cant program out human nature.
    I agree fully. People are only human. And in a situation where a military member does something...well.....stupid, that is what nonjudical punishment can be used for quite well IMO. I don't think what they did warrants a court martial at all. I think NJP would be sufficient and I don't think these actions represent at all the military in general.

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    Re: U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    then don't complain when we see the same from our enemies. every instance of behavior like this is fodder for the world to condemn us. i also have high respect for our military, and it's sickening to see these people tarnish their reputation.
    Let's at least be honest here, the actions of these Marines in no way shape or form is going to cause any more harm from a Taliban soldier than they would already be doing to a U.S. military member if captured.

    That being said, I don't think it was the brightest and smartest thing for them to do either and I think nonjudicial punishment will be sufficent in this area.

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    Re: U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Would all of you here and the world in general have been more or less "outraged" if these Marines had just covered the bodies of the dead enemy in pig fat?
    That would be in the same catagory as pissing on them IMO. No worse or better for me.

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    Re: U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    You have no idea what discipline is. Discipline is the fact that these snipers in that video can keep their eye in a scope for 8 plus hours, in the prone position, without moving, and still take an effective shot at up to 1,000 yards. Pissing on their bodies shows more of a lack or respect and disdain for the enemy than anything else. It also shows a complete breakdown in concern for their fellow man. At least, when that fellow man is of the mold that likes to plant IED's that kill their buddies, throw acid on little girl's faces, and cut women's noses off when they are raped. Always view a Marine or soldiers acts, in combat, in context before forming your opinion. I never said it was right, if you look through all my posts on this thread. But I sympathize with them on it because I've been there and know how they feel.
    pissing on their bodies shows a lack of restraint, a lack of humanity and a moment of stupidity.

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    Re: U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    aren't we supposed to be better than that? seriously? NO ONE condones the atrocities the taliban commits, and everyone should be outraged that our marines behave this way. it's disgusting and speaks to a serious lack of discipline.
    Mr. Hat said that my opinion was this behavior was acceptable. I don't think it's acceptable. I think it's understandable and no big deal. The over-the-top adjectives people in this thread have used to describe these soldiers' actions are just that: over-the-top. It doesn't speak to a serious lack of discipline, in my opinion. It speaks to the consequences of teaching men and boys to kill without remorse. "Outraged?" "Disgusted?" As for me, I save use of those words for things much more egregious than this.
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    It is kind of sickening to see people defend the actions under the guise of "its war" or "they deserve it". At no point is it EVER acceptable. That being said, I can understand why they did it, but it still disgusts me.

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    Re: U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Mr. Hat said that my opinion was this behavior was acceptable. I don't think it's acceptable. I think it's understandable and no big deal. The over-the-top adjectives people in this thread have used to describe these soldiers' actions are just that: over-the-top. It doesn't speak to a serious lack of discipline, in my opinion. It speaks to the consequences of teaching men and boys to kill without remorse. "Outraged?" "Disgusted?" As for me, I save use of those words for things much more egregious than this.
    fine, we have different opinions. i would be outraged if i saw this from our enemy, however.

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    Re: U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan

    What's wrong with pissing on the dead corpses of THE TALIBAN fighters? How many of our loved ones have they killed? If memory and common sense serves, the TALIBAN are terrorists.

    Here. Let's ask a sobering question to the faux-perturbed:

    During WW2, would it be outrageous for an American soldier/Jewish Holocaust survivor to piss on the dead bodies of NAZIS???

    But no, TALIBAN are people, too, and deserve the utmost respect.

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    Re: U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    fine, we have different opinions. i would be outraged if i saw this from our enemy, however.
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    Re: U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    What's wrong with pissing on the dead corpses of THE TALIBAN fighters? How many of our loved ones have they killed? If memory and common sense serves, the TALIBAN are terrorists.
    If you evaluate it simply from a "haven't they killed our loved ones" perspective, then there isn't anything wrong with it. However, that's not the only way to look at it.
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