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U.S. Marines

To Investigate Video of

Soldiers Urinating on Corpses

1/11/2012 1:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

U.S. Marine Soldiers Urinating on Dead Bodies

The United States Marine Corps is launching an investigation into a video which appears to show Marines in full combat gear urinating on several dead bodies ... TMZ has learned.

In the extremely graphic video, which appeared on various websites this morning, at least 4 male Marines expose their genitals and urinate on the bodies.

The mystery person who posted the video included a caption that reads, "scout sniper team 4 with 3rd battalion 2nd marines out of camp lejeune peeing on dead talibans."

Now, Captain Kendra N. Hardesty -- a Media Officer for the USMC -- tells us, "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."

She adds, "This matter will be fully investigated and those responsible will be held accountable for their actions."

In the video, one of the urinating men can be heard saying, "Have a great day, buddy."

Another guy jokes about the situation ... saying, "Golden like a shower."

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526.

TTalylor    

This truly pisses me off! We send these soilders over there, they put thier lives on the line; they are subject to some horrific acts of killing or being killed, etc, then we expect morale and ethical reactions from them. These poor people suffer from stress, post traumatic stress and everything you can name under the sun, then we have the nerve to try and tear them down even more. True, this is not right what they are doing, but killing is not right either. What they do over there can weaken their sensitivity to things, so of course they are not as sensitive as we are. If we were in their shoes, theres no telling WHAT we would do, or how we would act out. They are not even sufficiently cared for when they return, but we have the nerve to pick apart every little mistake that they make, allowing their mistakes to overshadow all of the heeroic duties that they do for us. WOW! I hope that their punishment is very minimal. This world is crazy!!!

1024 days ago
527.

GoFudgeUrself    

You know what goes on in every war? Rape, murder and censorship, two side*****e each other and any innocents stuck in between get all the ****. You know what, nobody wins, you fight, waste money on artillary, lose ya ****en lives, lose innocent peoples live, the enemy grow*****eful and fights back harder, theres some ****** cheering you on in the background who's too much of a whimp to admit the horror war causes and is also losing money to the war through taxes. Iraq war caused 100K civilian lives to be lost in Iraq and that means nothing to some of you *******? Of course, too scared to admit the horrible truth about war to yourselves

1024 days ago
528.

W zane    

they were just blowing off some steam.. whats the big deal.. if given the chance the same guys laying on the floor would be here gutting an killing your families if they had the chance ! all is fair when bullets are flying

1024 days ago
529.

tina    

this is really messed up! no respect for the dead!

1024 days ago
530.

Dirk Wigglesworth    

I'm reading through these comments and I am astounded by some of these responses. First of all, most of you writing your comments have never seen and probably never will see Iraq or Afghanistan. Hell outta here with these BS explanations. Marines are trained to ELIMINATE the enemy or render them unable to harm them. Pissing on a dead body has nothing to do with any of that. These dudes were standing around laughing and joking while this happened. There was no fire to put out. Simply an asinine act for fun. The fact remains, that there will probably be retaliation from the insurgency for this. Those dead soldiers had families. After the contractors were killed and drug through the streets in Fallujah, that caused a great reaction by US troops. What do you think this act is gonna cause?

1024 days ago
531.

mike cross    

Why the **** does it matter? We are asking, why are they urinating on the corpses? we should be asking why they killed them in the first place? fyi people. there is no glory or honor in war. is it any less honorable to kill someone and leave them laying than it is to kill them and then soil their corpses?

1024 days ago
532.

Bu    

Sure show the dead bodies, but not the men's penises how crazy is that.

1024 days ago
533.

luvlee1    

i feel sorry for these soldiers' families. how ashamed they must be!!! stupid kids

1024 days ago
534.

OhWell    

This Type Of Thing
Has Been Going On
Sense Caveman A
Threw A Rock At
Caveman B....


It's War
Get Over It.

1024 days ago
535.

ADP    

Is it gross? Yep. Is it a way to dehumanize the enemy so you can survive? Yep. Does it help distance you from the fact that you had to kill them? YEP. This is just a by product. Soldiers are the toughest, but they are still people. This is just a way to be ok doing something that isn't (by nature) but they do it so YOU can sit around and watch a video and be shocked and dismayed in the comfort of your own home While THEY are dealing with it. Why don't people get that?? Battlefield desecration is as old a war itself. Until you have been asked to take a life for your country - keep your moral opinions to yourself. It’s really that simple. There is a whole world that they deal with that you are completely clueless about as you drool over the likes of the Kardshians. Not so sure WHO the sick ones actually are!!!!!! Go have another bon bon.

1024 days ago
536.

Kee Kee    

YAAAY! They were trying to kill our boys, you f*cking morons! Give these ninjas the Purple Heart! They should have sh*t on the f*ckers then wiped their @sses with their nappy f*cking beards!

1024 days ago
537.

THOMAS VANDALSE EX MARINE    

PISS ON THEM AND CHARGE IT TO ME. GOOD FOR THE MARINES, THOSE BODIES WHEN ALIVE WERE TRYING TO AND HAVE KILLED ALOT OF U.S. MARINES. GET OVER IT CRY BABIES . WE SHOULD DO ALOT MORE TO THEM THAN THAT.

1024 days ago
538.

Disgusted...    

These are the people you honor america

1024 days ago
539.

eric    

the marine who labeled the video has been over there with the taliban, and presumably briefed about the taliban, but still still thinks the plural of taliban is talibans...

1024 days ago
540.

Wendy    

Very dissapointed !!! These men do not represent anything I stand for. No matter what you always show respect to another human dead or alive!!!

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