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  • so you dont like my opinion ok Jan 17, 9:15 a.m.

    Wrong thing to do... WWJD - well He wouldn't urinate on one of God's creations, be it dead or alive, any living creature or a human being. This comment comes from a God fearing person mmtlash...

  • mmtlash Jan 16, 5:15 p.m.

    Funny how all the religious God fearing folks on Golo suddenly approve of actions such as this....what about "WWJD"? Do you think Jesus would urinate on the deceased?

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jan 16, 5:11 p.m.

    They should give him a medal!
    miketroll3572

    Which medal exactly? Do you even have a vague idea of what you have to do to earn a medal? And you think urinating on a dead man deserves one? I am sure all the troops who have earned a medal through bravery or injury would appreciate hearing that.

  • goldenosprey Jan 16, 4:01 p.m.

    So a member of the military is deployed to another country and you do not understand that he is protecting this country? I am not surprised but wow.-ncouterbaks69

    Being deployed to another country is one thing. Happening upon dead combatants and urinating on them is not defending anything but the words of jihadists who claim US troops do not belong in their countries.

  • miketroll3572 Jan 16, 3:38 p.m.

    They should give him a medal!

  • OGE Jan 16, 3:38 p.m.

    He won't be hired by Walmart!

  • Bill Brasky Jan 16, 3:37 p.m.

    "Urinating on a dead body is "justice"? You're right - I don't understand that."

    No, I've seen that before. My dog likes to urinate on things. Perfectly normal.

  • birkie74693 Jan 16, 3:15 p.m.

    All you pro-urinators say the guy is a soldier in a war zone, and should not be subject to non-military judgement, right? Well, his SUPERIOR OFFICERS enforce the rules about no desecrating corpses--maybe they know military justice better than y'all do. The officers in charge think this case needs to be heard.

    What Sgt. Micturition did is disgusting and vile--but it's also against the RULES he agreed to obey, and he should have known it. Soldiers are SUPPOSED to obey the rules. So it doesn't matter whether YOU think he should be let off; it's up to his military superiors, who know the situation much much better than you Fuquay warhawks do.

    And as a bunch of reasonable people have noted, peeing on corpses is NOT acceptable behavior from American soldiers. And it's NO way to establish peace, either. And for those of you who keep shouting "They blow up IEDs and kill our soldiers!" Well, they wouldn't be doing that if we hadn't decided to invade their country.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jan 16, 3:01 p.m.

    Please explain how a marine who finds a dead enemy soldier ( he didn't kill him, he died in an airstrike) and urinates on him is "defending" our country. would LOVE to hear your response, really.

    So a member of the military is deployed to another country and you do not understand that he is protecting this country? I am not surprised but wow.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jan 16, 2:58 p.m.

    Which one of you posting here that believes it was okay to urinate on a dead body would think it okay if it happened to one of your relatives? As I thought, you'd be outraged.

    I can not speak for all but I can tell you that my relatives do not do the same and worse to citizens of the US.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jan 16, 2:57 p.m.

    Urinating on a dead body is "justice"? You're right - I don't understand that.

    I didn't think you would.

  • Save It Jan 16, 2:54 p.m.

    "ya know what makes the US look weak..... WEAK MINDED PEOPLE WHO DO NOT BACK THEIR OWN !"

    Back their own what? You get 'em cowboy ranger.

  • Triumph Jan 16, 2:53 p.m.

    I'd love to see a US Marine urinating on "atheistswillrule".

  • wildpig777 Jan 16, 2:21 p.m.

    u must be air farce retired. btw - i totally disagree.

  • feistyredhead2001 Jan 16, 2:04 p.m.

    @ Tax Man... Amen, and well said. I am in agreement 100%. We need more people to see that point of view. Hell if they are that bored today with this yucky weather maybe they can you tube all the nasty videos the enemy had posted in the past of what they did to our men during war time. Some are complaining that this is making the US look bad.... true is, ya know what makes the US look bad... when our country is weak in the eyes of terrorist, when we can not mind our own business from time to time with countries and their policies that have nothing to do with us, ya know what makes the US look weak..... WEAK MINDED PEOPLE WHO DO NOT BACK THEIR OWN !

  • Bartmeister Jan 16, 2:00 p.m.

    Not sure about the other charges against him, but merely urinating on a known enemy - especially one that does not honor any of the UN or Geneva Conventions - should not be a chargeable offense.
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    @Tax Man - This is a country with an administration that believes we should extend education, financial aid and services to illegal aliens. This is just par for the course. I believe the decision was in error to film it, but would have to believe things like this and worst go on every day in war zones.

  • fastolemanswife Jan 16, 1:55 p.m.

    These guys get into trouble for this, but how bout all the innocent lives that the other animals took away...they have no pity sake, or no respect for human life...they shouldn't be punished for any of their actions...there's no telling what kind of torture the animals over there have done to innocent people...

  • atheistswillrule Jan 16, 1:49 p.m.

    We have free money flowing to the lazy breaking our country, we have illegals all over the place and we will waste money/time on a Marine who defended our country. Unreal but typical of these times. ncouterbanks69

    Please explain how a marine who finds a dead enemy soldier ( he didn't kill him, he died in an airstrike) and urinates on him is "defending" our country. would LOVE to hear your response, really.

  • itsyoureternalsoul Jan 16, 1:43 p.m.

    I did not know this was illegal.

  • Relic Jan 16, 1:41 p.m.

    LKG-Lover - I'm not judging them. The military court will so your argument is a moot point. Personal "judgement" is irrelevant

  • Relic Jan 16, 1:40 p.m.

    "should not be a chargeable offense"

    It's conduct unbecoming and it is a chargable offense despite your opinion. If the incident had not been STUPIDLY videoed then it would have been handled at Division level. By it becoming public information it's not just "appeasement". That is now additional conduct unbecoming which merits a courts martial and not just a Captain's mast.

  • uncblue Jan 16, 1:32 p.m.

    Regardless of what people's opinions are of the Taliban, the military (I'm a 26 year veteran) has code and requirement to respect the dead. Which one of you posting here that believes it was okay to urinate on a dead body would think it okay if it happened to one of your relatives? As I thought, you'd be outraged. As soldiers we are to protect and defend our country's honor as well freedoms. These soldiers showed no honor by degrading the dead. We are no better than those who defile our dead if we follow their actions. As a senior enlisted member, the Sergeant was required to lead by his actions, to stop those actions that violated rules and regulations. He did not do that and now he has to answer for his actions.

  • Zorg Jan 16, 1:32 p.m.

    "No it's called justice. Don't worry most on here do not understand the term either."

    Urinating on a dead body is "justice"? You're right - I don't understand that.

  • LKG-Lover Jan 16, 1:10 p.m.

    This is another waste of taxpayer money (yours and mine). So what would be a just punishment for this act? I'd be willing to bet they have paid enough already. For those that believe they should be punished, go serve a tour in Afganistan before judging them. If your not willing to, then let them go.

  • Tax Man Jan 16, 1:09 p.m.

    Not sure about the other charges against him, but merely urinating on a known enemy - especially one that does not honor any of the UN or Geneva Conventions - should not be a chargeable offense. These are murdering terrorists and are due NO respect from our troops. They should be shot on sight and their remains burned on site. I do not blame these Marines from striking back against the terrorists! I blame our President for bowing to and appeasing our enemies when he should be standing up for America and eliminating the enemy terrorists by whatever means necessary.

  • goldenosprey Jan 16, 1:05 p.m.

    We have free money flowing to the lazy breaking our country, we have illegals all over the place and we will waste money/time on a Marine who defended our country. Unreal but typical of these times.-ncouterbanks69

    No one ever wasted more money than the department of defense. 10 years of occupation in one country and a pointless war and subsequent occupation in another country wasted trillion$ with a T. Finding the truth and enforcing basic rules is rarely a waste.

  • Not_Time_Yet Jan 16, 12:58 p.m.

    Silly boys, you would think everyone would be aware of the trouble they can get into for making a video. I feel no remorse for them urinating on the taliban (dead or alive), but after all the other incidents, the video was dumb.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jan 16, 12:51 p.m.

    We have free money flowing to the lazy breaking our country, we have illegals all over the place and we will waste money/time on a Marine who defended our country. Unreal but typical of these times.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jan 16, 12:41 p.m.

    How does his behavior defend me? All it does is sink the US to their level.

    No it's called justice. Don't worry most on here do not understand the term either.

  • Bartmeister Jan 16, 12:38 p.m.

    It was a selfish and ignorant action and those that condone him are equally culpable.
    welfarequeen

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    We will see.

  • sinenomine Jan 16, 12:00 p.m.

    Marines shouldn't act that way.

  • jahausa Jan 16, 11:56 a.m.

    What's wrong with you people? Disabled Vet says "Give this marine and the others a medal and a promotion for defending our country against terrorists and let them live their lives."

    How does his behavior defend me? All it does is sink the US to their level.

  • welfarequeen Jan 16, 11:47 a.m.

    So, oh generous public defender, you don't think this is as much about public relations as it is about the act itself? bartmeister

    It's about both of course. The act is deplorable and must be punished. The punishment must be publicized and made public to underscore the fact to our populace and also future and currently serving troops that our nation holds the actions of its military to a higher standard. What this marine did in his egomania and self serving hubris over a dead combatant puts in danger 100's of other servicemen and women. It was a selfish and ignorant action and those that condone him are equally culpable.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jan 16, 11:39 a.m.

    Now wait sugar, isn't this marine being tried by people who have served? I mean aren't his superiors the ones trying him? but I guess they are the "wrong" kind of marine for saying this is barbarous behavior?
    welfarequeen

    Excellent point. I am sure the ones trying him understand the horrors and tempatations of combat. But they also understand the need for discipline and need for a troop to obey orders. I am a veteran of light combat so I can't say what I would have done but I do remember the constant pressure to stay focused on our misson and on following orders. Its a military thing, some of you would not understand that.

  • Bartmeister Jan 16, 11:33 a.m.

    Now wait sugar, isn't this marine being tried by people who have served? I mean aren't his superiors the ones trying him? but I guess they are the "wrong" kind of marine for saying this is barbarous behavior? welfarequeen

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    So, oh generous public defender, you don't think this is as much about public relations as it is about the act itself?

  • gmarcum Jan 16, 11:33 a.m.

    This Court Martial is nothing more than an attempt at appeasement.

  • taylor3297 Jan 16, 11:21 a.m.

    Was urinating on the dead the right thing to do? No. Does the Marine need to go though a court martial? No. Other reprimands can be done.

    God Bless those who are willing to serve and protect our country. I can only imagine the horrors they have to deal with.

  • atheistswillrule Jan 16, 11:02 a.m.

    How do you know that everyone posting support goes to church or is a Christian? You assume much. relic

    Well, if they don't go to church, many of the very same posters seem more than adept at using the bible to condemn gay marriage. Funny that. But you are right, that type of condemning nature really ISN'T Christian in the real meaning of the word. Thank you for bringing that fact up.

  • mep Jan 16, 10:59 a.m.

    If you are really condoning our troops urinating on the enemy dead, you need to be spending your days in therapy as opposed to spouting off your obvious insanities online.
    atheistswillrule

    Keep on judging.... and posting on things you know nothing about, and have never experienced. Your fun.... LOL.

  • goldenosprey Jan 16, 10:57 a.m.

    Ah, the shining city on the hill. Here is American exceptionalism - it's fine to whiz on killed enemies and record it so the whole jihadist world has a motivational video. Marines are subject to rules, lots of them, and when they sign up they are made aware that they may be deployed to unpleasant places, and they are still expected to follow the rules because we would like to have a moral footing somewhere above the common terrorist or Talib fighter. This is not about vicarious revenge for you arm chair veteran "victims of terrorism" it is about discipline and an honorable standard and not promoting the terrorist agenda by making them hate us even more when we invade their country, prop up a corrupt dictator, and don't leave.

  • Relic Jan 16, 10:57 a.m.

    War is, indeed, kill or be killed. However, as soldiers who represent a nation that has prided itself on being built on freedom and HONOR then doing anything to an enemy body other than 1) leaving it there and walking off or 2) burying it is not within the military code of honor. This has nothing to do with "rules of engagement". It has to do with the upholding of military discipline and maintaining a sense of warrior's honor in our personnel. Without honor we are no more than dogs fighting in an alley. "Duty, Honor, Country". THAT is what sets us apart. Now...is the media and military using these men as "examples" right? In my mind, no. Courts Martial them under the proper UMCJ and then move on.

  • Reformed Liberal Jan 16, 10:54 a.m.

    "Why is our nation the only ones that have to play by some made up "rules of engagement", WAR IS KILL OR BEKILLED"

    Urinating on the dead enemy has nothing to do with combat! It is a despicable act in any circumstance. Just because this is America does not mean we can do whatever we feel.

    "If the tables were turned, I suspect the same would have been done to our solders, remember the beheadins, hangings in public, the incineration, and the desicrations"

    So much for leading by example.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 16, 10:54 a.m.

    Churchgoers More Likely To See Torture As Justifiable http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-4989944-503544.html
    atheistswillrule

    that axe youre grinding has to be awful sharp by now

  • Relic Jan 16, 10:46 a.m.

    I'm really not surprised at the comments on this board. After all, study after study shows that the more you go to church, the more you condone torture, so why would simple desecration of a body cause alarm to the folks of the congregation?

    How do you know that everyone posting support goes to church or is a Christian? You assume much.

  • atheistswillrule Jan 16, 10:46 a.m.

    Let me get this correct. So the fact that the government find this criminal behavior, the generals find this criminal behavior and the majority of the civilized world finds this both criminal and abhorrent isn't really important. No, the knee-jirk ignorance of a low level marine staff sgt. with probably no real education or experience trumps all those smarter and more accomplished. We don't even need to bring up the fact that these marines didn't even kill the dead enemy soldiers that they defiled, they just happened to find them after an air strike, already dead. Such bravery! Such heroism! cSo American!

  • pappybigtuna1 Jan 16, 10:43 a.m.

    In my opinion, this young man is an AMERICAN HERO, he can come to my house anytime he would like, take his shoes off, put his feet up and have a glass of sweet tea.

    Why is our nation the only ones that have to play by some made up "rules of engagement", WAR IS KILL OR BEKILLED

    If the tables were turned, I suspect the same would have been done to our solders, remember the beheadins, hangings in public, the incineration, and the desicrations

    Better come to grips with what your enemy is and does, they only know this type of warfare

  • whiffer1 Jan 16, 10:41 a.m.

    I say give him a medal for killing the enemy not a
    court- martial.

  • AtALost Jan 16, 10:38 a.m.

    "When are the younger generations going to learn to stop filming everything stupid thing they do and posting it on YouTube?"

    Probably never. Our humane approach is the reason we've lost so many lives and the war has gone on for so long. Terrorist should get what they give - no respect.

  • Desiderata Jan 16, 10:37 a.m.

    There is NO EXCUSE for desecrating a deceased person...NONE...PERIOD! It is in itself an animal act. Just remember , it is easier to do the worst and ask forgiveness , than to do what is right for humanity, REGUARDLESS of how you are treated. When you sink so low to do the worst,, you are showing the world you are worthless ..As for what those soldiers have seen over there, they have a job to do, maintaining a self standard of worth is part of it.. SHAME ON THOSE WHO BELIEVE THIS ACT WAS OK!

  • gnarron Jan 16, 10:27 a.m.

    APPLAUD Disabled Vet....This country has become a country of PANSIES...The enemy can have their way with us, but we must treat them with dignity after they cut off the heads of our soldiers...We should give these soldiers medals. Love our Soldiers and Vets!!!!

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