Two Marines in desecration video identified: source

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:04pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two of the four Marines seen in a video appearing to urinate on the bodies of dead Taliban have been identified, a Marine Corps official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The official added that the Marines believed the video was authentic. The two that were identified are still part of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, based out of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. That unit served in Afghanistan's Helmand province from March until September of 2011, the official said.

(Reporting By Phil Stewart)

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Icetiger wrote:
We train healthy young men to be warriors against any and all enemies….We order them into combat against vicious Taliban fighters who will take lives with no pause and give no quarter….When these U.S. Marines emerge victorious from battle and we expect them to behave how? War is dirty, grim business that is waged by human beings who have feelings and emotions. Spirits will run high when you have faced death, killed your enemy and come thru alive with your buddies. Clearly, there is no morale problem with these four Marines. Semper Fi

Jan 12, 2012 7:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dmike5000 wrote:
It’s called war, it’s ugly, kill or be killed, what do you expect?

Jan 12, 2012 9:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NavySeabeeVet wrote:
Amen to that brother, tree hugging hippies need to to wise up and buy these men a beer.I laugh when I read these Marine Commanders going on record condemning these actions. You know as well as I do they are laughing there asses off while reviewing the footage.
USN Combat Veteran

Jan 12, 2012 11:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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