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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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106.

Ozzie X    

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

827 days ago
107.

Sonja    

Some of you people are nuts. Being in the military does not give you a pass to be inhumane. Wrong is wrong and your cir****tance doesn't suddenly make it right. Pissing on the dead is wrong...Sure most military are good normal people, yes war takes it's toll. But there are also sick bastards who join, who rape, who shoot civilians, who shoot dogs, who piss on the dead or cut off body parts.. I don't care if you call your soldier or American or whatever doing those things is wrong and disgusting and they should be criminally punished for doing so.. we all certainly would be.

827 days ago
108.

michelle    

They do much worse to our guys when they are killed or even captured while in war. No one should be able to say they are bad people until they walk a mile in their shoes. Just imagine what you would want to do if seven of your family members were killed.

827 days ago
109.

Deal With It!    

What a "F"ing joke! All you lefty's and politicians getting bent out of shape about these guys pissing on a dead terrorist? Do you have any idea what those Taliban would do to you if they had the chance? The reason they don’t is because better men then you stop them! Pick up a rifle or STFU!

827 days ago
110.

Sonja    

So that's your logic.. they do it so we can do it? Shall we start cutting off heads, suicide bombing civilians... how about flying some planes into buildings.. after all that's what they did so we can do it too. We're supposed to be better than them .. remember?

827 days ago
111.

jeff    

Sonja: about a minute ago

I don't care if you call your soldier or American or whatever doing those things is wrong and disgusting and they should be criminally punished for doing so.. we all certainly would be.
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In no state in the US would you be "criminally" punished for urinating on someone. If anything, it would be a misdemeanor with a small fine if anything. I'm ok with fining the guys $500 and call it a done deal.

Perhaps you would be ok with the fines being donated to a Taliban war fund?

827 days ago
112.

me    

i hope that some of the people commenting here don't have kids because if this is what we are teaching them then we are in a world of trouble...this is why we produce so many serial killers are molesters no one is telling them that are doing the wrong thing . it's free reign.

827 days ago
113.

Cat    

Until Obama or Clinton served in the marines in war time they dont know what its like. My husband served in the military for 25 years and he says this goes on all the time and it usually gets nothing more then a slap. The big mistake they filmed it and put it on the internet and now these young men will lose their career for a dumb mistake after they just lost 7 of their guys..

827 days ago
114.

Sonja    

@ Jeff oh grow up.. of course you would be 'criminally' charged (yes misdemeanors are still crimes) .. and I dare you to piss on a corpse and post it and not get hauled off to jail. So stop trying to defend bad behavior. Did you learn in the third grade or so that two wrongs don't make a right, that just because someone else does something bad doesn't give you the right to.. because last I knew that's what most of us here in America were taught.. but maybe you are really a closet terrorist who always applauds such acts of disgusting behavior.

827 days ago
115.

2idiots    

me: 3 hours ago
***ANYONE MAKING EXCUSES FOR THESE SAVAGES AREN'T HUMAN IN DEATH EVEN THE MOST VILE DESERVED TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT.ANYONE DEFENDING THIS SAVAGE ACT IS NOT FIT TO BE A PARENT BECAUSE THIS PERSON LACKS ANY KIND OF JUDGEMENT WHEN SOMEONE IS WRONG YOU HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW IT'S IS WRONG. THESE ARE THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO COME BACK HERE AND PISS IN YOUR FOOD IN A RESTAURANT AND BLAME IT ON STRESS.
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WOW You are an idiot! Pissing on a dead guys is disrespectful NOT savage. What the Taliban/Extremist have done to OUR guys is savage.....like dragging their bodies thru the streets - or hanging them from bridges for all to see...or burning them. THATS savage.
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PIssin' on dead Talibans is NOT savage.

827 days ago
116.

Sonja    

@ Cat, yeah you forgot Bush, he didn't serve either. My husband was also in the military and frankly some of the stuff I was told made me sick and would make most Americans sick... I guess because it goes on all the time it's ok? That's really sad.. do you teach your children that doing wrong is ok if you don't get caught as well?

827 days ago
117.

M.T.    

They can behead and hang our boys from a bridge in Fallujah but us pissing on their body's is a dealbreaker? Sorry but if it was me I'd find the nearest container of pigs blood, pissing on em is a waste of piss. ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR...It aint right but it's ok.

827 days ago
118.

me    

****all the military families my heart goes out to you.but the fact still remain that there are rules and we all have to follow them. the Talibans are a savage group who knows no rules. we can't live by that rule. and to call the people trying to lump all the soldiers together let be clear , these are bad soldiers their are soldiers that goes out there and do they jobs(thanks to then)this act is despicable

827 days ago
119.

j.d.    

im usually on the whole "respect for the dead" bandwagon but on this i will say this beer is for thoes foru guys. and all you people who think otherwise can kiss my ass.

827 days ago
120.

Mike174    

SCREW all of you who have NEVER served your country, who have NEVER left your families behind to fight for our freedoms, who have NEVER been shot at, who has NEVER seen a friend die in battle… and have something to say about these Marines!

These are the Marines we want fighting our war. Marines that want to fight for our country, defend our country and kill those who oppose us. We need Marines who aren’t scared to whip out their DK’s and piss on the MFKs who try to harm us. We need Marines and Soldiers with a set of balls.

827 days ago
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