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Urinating Marines Identified

7 Battalion Members

Had Been Killed in Action

1/13/2012 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The U.S. Marines Corps has identified all four of the men seen urinating on the corpses of insurgent fighters in a viral video that emerged this week ... and they are all part of a sniper team based in North Carolina.

According to reports, all four members belong to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, which returned to the U.S. last fall after a tour in Afghanistan ... after 7 members of the 1,000-person battalion were killed in action.

So far, the names of the men have not been released.

CBSNews.com reports the men had been showing off the video as a "war trophy" at their home base in Camp Lejeune in NC.

At least two of the Marines have been interviewed by USMC officials -- but are not being detained.

A rep for the White House says President Barack Obama is aware of the video -- but would not say if he has actually seen it yet.

Hillary Clinton has condemned the video -- calling the action "deplorable behavior."

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46.

GOLLY    

Their names should never be released. If the names are released, they will be killed along with their familys. Never release names. Remember our vice president named seal team 6, and most of those were killed in a crash. Their blood is on his hands. Don't allow the press to kill them also.

930 days ago
47.

Sue    

I support the Marines. I would have pooped on them too. War is war... get real people. These soldiers had just seen these people kill their buddies!

930 days ago
48.

HILLBILLY    

piss on them, Taliban would do it to us in heart beat.

930 days ago
49.

nicole    

really u people think this is ok and u wonder why this country is alway under attack none of u out they who is sayin this is ok would like some one piss on them dead our alive there is no good that will come out of this its shamefull disgustin and if any american is proud of this behaviour it only gos to show prove to the world what they already knows fill it in

930 days ago
50.

writenow    

Wow...most of the people spewing here, don't know much about the military.

A soldier is a trained professional.
A professional soldier knows the Rules of War.
A professional soldier knows acts such as these, could put other soldiers at risk.

A professional soldier knows this and conducts themselves so as not to put other soldiers at risk.

The men in the pictures are in no way professional. Nor are they serving other than their own egos.

Either the men weren't properly trained, or are so dumb they shouldn't have been accepted in the first place.

They are not fit to serve.

The boys with gun as well as their Commander aren't fit for duty, (anyone remember what "Duty" means) and should be relieved before they cause harm to others. Before they cause harm to the professional soldiers.

Still the problem is the same. The government should raise the hiring standards, and pay a good, not just "living" wage.

These guys? They only represent the Bottom of the barrel.

930 days ago
51.

LSUtigers    

Thank you Boys for your service. Now Piss all you want on those who train daily to KILL americans and YOU are on the front lines DOING something about. You SAVE lives on a daily basis. People that don't appreciate your commitment shouldn't reap the benefits of the FREEDOM you provide. If you don't like OUR protectors get out. I don't hear yall attacking R-Kelly, and he PEE'd on an AMERICAN GIRL that was ALIVE!!!

930 days ago
52.

anon    

"They attack us because of our freedom" - Yeah right. Those soldiers are sick pieces of sh*t and I have no need to justify their disgraceful behavior.

930 days ago
53.

Tabby    

so why are we suddenly asking Clinton her opinion on everything? Are they planning on her being president someday? I sure as hell hope not- I won't be voting her in! So stop calling her for what she thinks of everything...far more important people in the world to get their opinion from.

930 days ago
54.

Chels    

They wouldn't have been able to pee on them if they hadn't killed them in the first place. I know people who like to pee on each other for fun in the shower. No one murders for fun. We could have a verbal piss party all day if we wanted to. But who likes circular reasoning. There are no rules in war, we're better off just staying out of them. If you don't like what they did, don't do it yourself. You're only responsible for you and your judgments, so you should probably...kill them, too.

930 days ago
55.

Mumra the Ever Living    

That's the excuse? 7 out of 1,000?
They are members of a sniper team. They are used to killing men, and have no doubt killed many more than the seven members of their 1000 man unit.
So can the Afghan's urinate on our dead too. Will that be OK with you? After all we are in THEIR country.

930 days ago
56.

AMANDA    

This is bad, but, Why isnt the WHITEHOUSE COncerned with the Video of Military beating an INNOCENT SHEEP WITH A BAT AND LAUGHING WHILE IT CRIES and TRIES TO RUN AWAY!!! and THEY KEEP BEATING THE POOR SHEEP!!! I Respect a lot of Our Military, BUT A LOT OF OUR MILITARY IS **** AND THEY DESERVE TO DIE!!!

930 days ago
57.

Big D    

If you haven't been there don't judge. Spend a few months in their shoes. Seeing their buddies killed, pay back a bitch. Exactly when did war become humane?

930 days ago
58.

Big Paul    

Good for them boys. Dont show them respect, they dont deserve it.
I hope after that they dragged them to thier home towns and left them dead in the streets on fire.

930 days ago
59.

Dennis Johnson    

All these people that give this a negative view have not been in a war or they would know that things like this are done by both sides.My son served 3 tours and found some of buddies that the enemy had killed and gutted and fed to wild dogs.So I say piss on you people.

930 days ago
60.

SURFCOWBOY    

North Carolina idiot soldiers. Lets face it, these soldiers fighting for our country are as dumb as the police officers hired! Complete idiots! You give these douche bags an ounce of "power"/authority and these IDIOTS go all out. This is an example of why humans disgust me for the most part. What kind of sack of shi& pees on someone they just killed during times of war? War is disgusting. I cannot believe humans cant sort things out without going to WAR. We are such imperfected creatures I hope one day our race becomes GONE, wiped off completely. There are good people on this earth, yes, so its sad comment to make however, the bad are more present than the good. Man kind is evil. We will have our day. We polute this earth, we take everything for granted, we will have our day.

930 days ago
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