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Shame to see our soldiers throw away their military careers over something so immature, juvenile and pointless, but we must maintain control, and behavior such as this is disgusting, disrespectful, should not be tolerated and has absolutely no place in our professional armed services.

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Two U.S. Marines, both of them staff sergeants, are facing criminal charges over their roles in a video showing American troops urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, the Marine Corps said on Monday.

Staff Sergeants Joseph W. Chamblin and Edward W. Deptola, who were referred to trial by court martial, also face charges for failing to properly prevent or report misconduct of junior Marines, which included indiscriminate firing of weapons.
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The Taliban dead or alive need to get photographed or videoed with pigs defecating down their throats.
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The Taliban dead or alive need to get photographed or videoed with pigs defecating down their throats.
Would that make things better or worse?

I have always been of the mind-set that you must stand up and rise above the horrible actions of others, not lower yourself to their level.

At least that is what my wife and I taught our children. I would not want them lowering themselves to the level of others, just as I do not expect my country to do the same.
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Our military are professionals.
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Would that make things better or worse?

I have always been of the mind-set that you must stand up and rise above the horrible actions of others, not lower yourself to their level.

At least that is what my wife and I taught our children. I would not want them lowering themselves to the level of others, just as I do not expect my country to do the same.
You lower yourself to the level of your enemy when you fight him. Otherwise, he will laugh at your mercy.
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Our military are professionals.
Indeed. Unlike some other countries, we have standards and morals.
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Our military are professionals.
And disciplining them for trivial **** like this does nothing but demoralize the troops.

When you are at war you sometimes have to get in the same mud as your enemy if you want to defeat them. By disciplining troops for **** like this makes us weak in our enemies eyes. It is the same with obama's appeasement. We have done nothing to win their hearts and minds when you look like a bunch of pansies.
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Indeed. Unlike some other countries, we have standards and morals.
And we enforce them
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And disciplining them for trivial **** like this does nothing but demoralize the troops.
Urinating on corpses is not "trivial sh*t."
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And disciplining them for trivial **** like this does nothing but demoralize the troops.

When you are at war you sometimes have to get in the same mud as your enemy if you want to defeat them. By disciplining troops for **** like this makes us weak in our enemies eyes. It is the same with obama's appeasement. We have done nothing to win their hearts and minds when you look like a bunch of pansies.
It keeps them the professionals that they are - it imposes a standard.

It means OUR guys are not the guys who are raping women in the Congo or killing children in the Sudan or doing some stupid ass **** that sets off world war three.
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