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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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Ryan Brown    

Harvey,I think you really downplayed this story on the show. If we are fighting for what we think is right, then we must ourselves act in more controlled manner. The heat of the momentis no excuse for such behavior in war as in with any other mob mentality situation. we have been at war for years, and this being only the second public incident, means that most of our soldiers do know when to turn it off. so let us not excuse those who lack control

978 days ago
77.

Rita    

Hey miss scott, go take your crap to the cleaners. what have you done lately. yeah I thought so. You deserve a racist card, and a deportation!

978 days ago
78.

HamptonsHarry    

**** off liberals! They were pissing on murderers who would be happy to kill all of us. Quit being idiots!

978 days ago
79.

terri    

who cares? Tell it to Daniel Pearl's family? or how about in our own country, it was a matter of practice for the Sioux Indians to mutilate bodies of American Solders. Terrorists deserve what they got.

978 days ago
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jeff    

For those that truely find the act "deplorable"...I would love to know which is worse in your opinion.

A) A member of our military peeing on a dead Taliban soldier that would have been happy to kill YOU or any of your family.

B) A Taliban soldier slowly slitting the throat of YOU or any of your family.

The US is supposed to play by certain social rules and rules of engagement. The Taliban soldiers don't abide by either of those.

I'm happy to help any of you find your local recruiting office and get you shipped out. Maybe you can create utopia from the inside. But until then....

978 days ago
81.

God-Of-Lyf    

"deplorable behavior."? What was it that her husband did again??? She should STFU because I can't hear what she's saying. If they want to piss all over these muzzies I say let em. After all, it's their lives on the line that afford me the comfort to be reading this NON NEWS to begin with. Instead of being dragged in the streets by the news outlets; They need to be given a medal for going above and beyond the call of duty. Just Saying...

978 days ago
82.

D    

Wonder what Hillary's definition of "deplorable behavior" is? Is getting a b.j. in the Oval Office when you are a married President of the United States considered "deplorable behavior"?

978 days ago
83.

Bob    

Really who cares.... These are known terrorist that kill. So for those who want to ruin these guys liives are the same ones that ask them to go over there and track them down like dogs to kill them, hummm not much different difference between a bullet in someones head and pissing on them. get over it.

978 days ago
84.

William    

How quick the politicans turn on the kids they send to war! They should F*** it and send us home. Maybe, they should piss on congress and the senate, since they don't do SH#T!

978 days ago
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Ryan Brown    

We are the example of great achievement in this country. If we think ourselves better than our enemy, it must show in war and peace

978 days ago
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justagirl    

Before anyone wants to place judgement on these soldiers, maybe one should walk in their shoes for a day. Funny how everyone is quick to point the finger, but a larger percentage of the commenters have never (and would never) step foot in a combat zone. We are a military family with direct involvement with current wars. I vivdly remember speaking with a soldier a year or two back who was injured while on his deployment. In speaking with him, he was extremely graphic and hard with his words towards his
enemy. While I found it disturbing, I knew not to judge his words or actions because I knew they were misdirected as he came from an environment and life experience, I will never be a part of. A combat zone changes a person's entire thinking process and behaviors in order to maintain survival. Many soldiers return as completely different person from the one they were previous to their deployment. It's sad that our government officials, like Hillary Clinton, AND Obama (who has rarely stepped foot in a combat zone pre/post presidency) find it hard to understand this "deplorable behavior" by the men and women in uniform, whose lives have been forever changed in the process of protecting those who find it so easy to "condemn" them.

978 days ago
87.

linda    

Big Friggin deal. So they pi**ed on dead bodies. It's ok for them to cut the heads off OUR soldiers and drag them through the streets !!!! Is THAT not war crimes. Give me a break...

978 days ago
88.

Sammy    

Hilary Clinton is such an azzhole. She should shut her mouth unless she has seen combat and seen people being killed right in front of her eyes.

978 days ago
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Ryan Brown    

Dont take my comments the wrong way.What these guys did, being at war is a matter of perspective. But have we not learned to not air out our dirty laundry with pictures and video? Anger is 1 thing, but why do we have to show the wordld that side of us

978 days ago
90.

Different Rules Apply    

Denouncing our soldiers for this while patting them on the back for blowing up villages and killing at will is contradictory. They have been "bred" to hate these people and that's supposed to stop when they're dead? Kill them, but don't pee on them, HUH?? Is is just me? Our government is overrun with hypocrites. Maybe the Mayans are right, it may just be time to scrap it and start over.

978 days ago
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