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First who said they were snipers my you would think the whole Army and Marine Corp was made up of snipers.
They were part of a reserve unit nothing wrong with that.
First they did wrong, you can not justify what was done.
Second the messed up making a video
Third the dummy that posted it really messed up
It should have been handled at the local command by Article 15 . Now it is way out of hand.
If I were in their Chain of command I would be counseling them .
1. keep your mouth shut
2. Seek treatment for PTSD right now, here is a booklet that explains it.
3. Keep your mouth shut tell MOM and DAD and cousin Bubba to keep theirs shut also.
Young soldiers and Marines do dumb stuff,They are not the first nor the last. I wonder how many times I had to ask if anyone else saw it, knows about it or has pictures.
The enemy has done things to our soldiers, beheadings gruesome torture, during the entire conflict in Afghanistan.
I don't think that it is right what they did, but I can understand how it could happen.
Our soldiers have been put in a no win situation, by having their hands tied during this conflict as it has dragged on, so I can understand how some could become frustrated and have errors in judgement.
The enemy, much like the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam war, doesnt play by the rules. That is what I was getting at.
Allen West (R) Fla. had a response that made the most sense to me and I like his final comment on the subject.
Allen West on the Marines Incident: 'Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell' | The Weekly Standard
"Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer".
"A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves".
Matthew 10:28 "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell." ✞
In addition to their actions being a War Crime, these four yokels have personally destroyed all the United States was attempting to accomplish during the last 10 years. In addition to Conduct Unbecoming, they should also be charged with providing Aid and Comfort to the Enemy (i.e., Treason).
I'm sorry if they're young and stupid, but there's more going on in the world than releiving your PSTD and bladders following a firefight. If you can't handle being deployed and placed in a "no-win situation" don't sign up for the military. It's not like you were drafted.
In Ohio, these guys would likely be convicted of at worst a fifth-degree felony.
Lawriter - ORC - 2927.01 Abuse of a corpse.
2927.01 Abuse of a corpse.
(A) No person, except as authorized by law, shall treat a human corpse in a way that the person knows would outrage reasonable family sensibilities.
(B) No person, except as authorized by law, shall treat a human corpse in a way that would outrage reasonable community sensibilities.
(C) Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of abuse of a corpse, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of gross abuse of a corpse, a felony of the fifth degree.
Effective Date: 07-01-1996
We are fighting a war with terrorists who do not follow the rules of war and do not care about anything except the afterlife. We need to fight this war to win. And if that means we put the fear of desecration in them then so be it. Here are our troops who have to hold their brothers as their intestines are hanging out and tell them it will be ok as they die and were worried about some dead terrorists. That's disgusting!
Before jumping on the band wagon bashing the Jar heads, I understand what they did was wrong and video taping it was even dumber.
Some of these units are on there 3rd or 4th tour of duty. "no excuse" But since they are there and we are here and haven't got a clue as to the type of fighting that takes place I recommend the following topic to look up and read. It's the Muslim perspective.
"Mutilation & Muslim Iconoclasm"
These men give their lives for our freedom and were more worried about the terrorists on the ground. Like I said disgusting!!