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CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (AP) — Two more Marines face criminal charges over a 2011 YouTube video showing members of a sniper platoon urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

The Marine Corps announced Friday that Sgt. Robert W. Richards faces charges including dereliction of duty and violating orders. Military prosecutors say he filmed himself and others urinating on the corpses.

Capt. James V. Clement faces charges that include conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman for failing to properly supervise junior Marines and making false statements to investigators.

A hearing for Richards and Clement will be held at Camp Lejeune to determine if there evidence to proceed to a court martial.

Two other Marines pleaded guilty in the case that gained international attention and were sentenced to reductions in rank.

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Beach Bum
2015 years 8 months ago

Did any of the 19 highjackers offer up a choice to the passengers on the four flights to not be victims on the morning of 9/11? Or the Pentagon? What about the FDNY, NYPD, and NY/NJ Port Authority?

And our Marines can’t piss all over Talibian?

A civilian holding a weapon is no longer a civilian.

WTF America?

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2015 years 8 months ago

If the military would have taken action against “all” the things some soldiers/officers did to the enemy during the Viet Nam War…the Court Marshall cases would have been lined up from New York to L.A., but since those enemies were “stealth enemies by day…killers by night”…that idea of unbecoming conduct by soldiers…went to the hounds (don’t see…don’t tell).
Mind you…there was an incident of mass murder by Charlie Company in March of 1968 (My Lai, Viet Nam)…but to hear the soldiers point of view of explaining how the enemy was only a target you could defend yourself from “only when you were shot at first”…this painted picture of War tactics aren’t excusable for mass murders…but from a soldiers POV…one that they were scared of…tired of…and just wanted to go home without a Bull’s Eye on their backs daily:


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