Video Of Marines Urinating On Corpses Could Become Anti-U.S. Propaganda

Video Of Marines Urinating On Corpses Could Become Anti-U.S. Propaganda: The U.S. Marines and the Obama administration promised Thursday a full investigation into a video that purports to depict four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters, images that could be used as propaganda by America’s enemies, experts said.

“The behavior depicted in the video is wholly inconsistent with the high standards of conduct and warrior ethos that we have demonstrated throughout our history,” said Gen. James Amos, the Marine Corps commandant.

Amos said he asked the Naval Criminal Investigative Service “to thoroughly investigate every aspect of the filmed event.” He also said he assigned a Marine general officer and a senior attorney with combat experience to head a preliminary inquiry.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta phoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai and promised a full investigation. Panetta said such behavior is “entirely inappropriate for members of the U.S. military” and that those responsible will be held fully accountable. Karzai called the actions “completely inhumane.” Continue Reading…

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