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Two Marines to be court-martialed in urination case

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ROBERT BURNS
AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Marine Corps says it will court-martial two non-commissioned officers for allegedly urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters last year in Afghanistan and posing for unofficial photos with casualties.

The charges are against Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Chamblin and Staff Sgt. Edward W. Deptola. They are based at Camp Lejeune.

The two also were charged with other misconduct on the same day as the urination incident. That includes dereliction of duty by failing to properly supervise junior Marines and failing to stop and report misconduct of junior Marines.

Three other Marines were given administrative punishments last month for their role in the urination incident.

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I would urinate on anyone that tried to kill me too!

More political correctness from our government. If they urinated on a christian insurgent after said insurgent tried to kill them nothing would be done...oops christian insurgents don't shoot at our marines.

get real

the marines look ridiculous standing over these dead taliban fighters (see original photos). good job morons, you beat up the disabled kid in class & now you're patting yourselves on the back. do your job like the rest of us did and stop bragging about being scrimmage heroes. you look like fools. is the marine corp falling apart????

Why don't YOU get real?

With your Clintonesque attempt at "political correctness", I suppose you see it proper that they behead an innocent journalist on camera and send it for all of America to view. I suppose you see it proper that they ambush our soldiers, kill them, burn their bodies, drag them through the streets and hang them on a bridge for display. I suppose you also think it to be "cool" that the enemy doesn't wear uniforms to identify themselves, make themselves a walking bomb and take pride in killing anyone who is in their vicinity, just for the sake of killing?
Yes, we've all seen the likes of yellow-bellies like you that soft-heart ruthless killers of your own countrymen. I wouldn't even wish a conglomerate of spineless sympathizers like you to be caught up in a 9/11 incident.
In my opinion, the only people that should've been charged and court-martialed in this case is the IDIOT that took the pictures and the other IDIOT that distributed them. They may likely be one and the same. They definitely have the same personal, unique makeup as you...a traitor and sympathizer! I can see you now at a war protest, holding a bold sign that reads, "Terrorists are humans too!". It doesn't get much more "REAL" than that!!!

i hope

you guys were not in "military intelligence". you didn't read the whole post or maybe your comprehension ability is weak. what the marines did is analogous to the florida state football team beating unc pembrokes football team 121-0, then bragging about it. those of us that actually know about these things see the marines as dumb & unprofessional because these types of lapses in focus fighting chump opponents will get good guys killed when we fight the real pros.

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I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE CLINTONESQUE, BECAUSE I LIKE CLINTON (BOTH OF THEM) BUT I AGREE WITH YOU ON THE REST. WHY IS IT THAT THESE CRAZIES CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT TO OUR PEOPLE AND BRAGG AND GLOAT ABOUT IT, AND WHEN WE DO SOMETHING TO THEM, THE FIRST THING OUR GREAT GOVT. DOES IS APOLOGIZE AND SEEK RETRABUTION AGAINST THE OFFENDER? THERE SHOULD COME A POINT IN TIME WHEN ITS OK TO STOP TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK TO BE SLAPPED.