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NATO calls Marine video "despicable"

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 02:17

Jan. 12 - The video shows what appears to be American forces in Afghanistan urinating on dead Taliban fighters. It has been posted on Youtube and other websites and is now being called ''utterly deplorable'' by the U.S. Defense Department and ''despicable'' by International Security Assistance Force spokesman Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson. (Warning: Graphic Content) Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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This video shows what appears to be American forces in Afghanistan. Urinating on dead Taliban fighters. It's been posted on YouTube and other web sites and is now being called quote utterly deplorable. By the US Defense Department. And quote despicable. By International Security Assistance Force spokesman brigadier general Karsten Jacobsen. Well obviously we are aware of the video that most current system of public that side showing obviously. Any US person. In. In this situation. Where they and disrespect king. Dead bodies. -- we are seeing on this video. This is the despicable. Picture and therefore. The immediate reactions. Obviously. That we are looking into the hurtful or whoever is responsible. The United States has started an investigation. I say -- of course. But. Would do anything to support this. There are concerned that the video could set back efforts to broker peace talks. Justice the Obama administration. Is launching a fresh round of shuttle diplomacy. When it is difficult to say -- -- long term impacts this. And I would not get into speculation. But obviously any sorts of footage and sort of -- to that he. Of this kind that is grossly against all the moral values. That the coalition forces are standing for. Very much working against -- and against. Against everything. That we -- standing for and that way here full. So -- thorough investigation will look into the case we'll find the ones who are responsible and hold them accountable. A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban -- on Thursday that this video will not affect efforts to broker peace talks. -- leader back Reuters.

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NATO calls Marine video "despicable"

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 02:17