Inflammatory video allegedly of several US Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters has been uploaded to the internet. In the video, a soldier exclaims “Have a great day, buddy.” “You got it on the video?” someone asks. “Golden — like a shower!” another jokes, as the group desecrates the bodies.
The Marine Corps quickly condemned the video, according to CNN, with a spokesperson calling it “egregious, disgusting behavior.”
“While we have not yet verified the origin or authenticity of this video, the actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps,” said U.S.M.C. Media Officer Kendra Hardesty. “This matter will be fully investigated and those responsible will be held accountable for their actions. We are in the process of verifying what unit these Marines are with right now and as soon as we have more information, we will let you know.”
“Regardless of the circumstances or who is in the video, this is egregious, disgusting behavior,” said DOD spokesman Capt. John Kirby. “It’s hideous. It turned my stomach.”
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