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Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses

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Published on Thursday, January 12, 2012 by CommonDreams.org Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses-Common Dreams staffUPDATE: The BBC reports that they have been told by a Marine official the identities of two of the four...
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FYI

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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives News & Views | 01.04.12 Featured... States Take On Citizens United http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/04-0 Headlines... House Republicans Increase the Pressure on Obama Over Tar Sands Pipeline Decision http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/04-2 Ron Paul Would Allow ‘Open Season’ on Union Organizers http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/04-5 US Marine to Stand Trial Over 2005 Killings That Left 24 Iraqis Dead...
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Citigroup’s Role in the Rape of Haiti

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Citigroup’s Role in the Rape of Haiti Mon, 06/18/2012 - 23:47 — Peter James Hudson U.S. wars against Haiti | U.S. Occupation of Haiti Printer-friendly version by Peter James Hudson Citibank’s role in the U.S. subjugation of Haiti in the first quarter of the 20 th century sounds quite familiar, a century later. The bank demanded that Washington send troops to “stabilize” the country, fantasizing that the Haitians would welcome the Marines. “ The Haitians saw it as robbery, pure and simple,...
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Re: Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses

sunnubian ·
The military is only pissed because this photo somehow leaked out to the media somehow and they have to angerly defend it when in truth and reality, there are much much worse things that US soldiers and Marines do outside of the rules of war to the enemy and innocent civilians conducted on a daily basis than urinating on dead bodies. Murders, rapes, torture, body part amputations, beatings, abuse etc and many of the victims are not enemies trying to kill while in direct conflict but innocent...
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Re: Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses

sunnubian ·
I hope these soldiers are dishonorably discharges, pronto. Not only is what they did disgusting and unbecoming of an officer, the military should have a zero tolerance for psychotic and sociopathic behavior from soldiers. Also, soldiers should not be able to get away with deliberately murdering, raping and terrorizing innocent civilians. America cannot demand from other nations what America is not willing to do when it comes to The Geneva Convention, war crimes, etc.
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Re: Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses

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UPDATED: CNN Contributor On Marines Urinating On Dead Bodies: "Supposed To Be A Scandal"? "I'd Drop Trou And Do It Too" January 13, 2012 11:50 am ET — 192 Comments On her radio show, CNN contributor and Big Journalism editor Dana Loesch cheered on an Internet video reportedly showing U.S. Marines urinating on what appear to be dead Afghans, saying she would "drop trou and do it too." The video has been widely condemned by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta,...
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sunnubian ·
Dana Loesch and critics like her just love just sitting in the warm & cozy confines of the radio station that host their talk show while babbling like the emotional cowards they are; just a scared little girl who would panic & faint on the spot if you yelled "boo" at her and then try to sue you for emotional and physical distress. ""Supposed To Be A Scandal"? "I'd Drop Trou And Do It Too"?....Someone needs to snatch her up, whisk her off on a one-way plane trip, assign her to a...
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Re: Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses

sunnubian ·
The fact is, in Bush's haste to start the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he didn't take into account that the poorly-put-together armed forces he was sending over there ... especially Army and Marines ... were CHILDREN!!! Many still in their teens - and even more not even legally old enough to buy liquor on their own!! I don't care where you are .... you put a bunch of young, dumb, ignorant, inexperienced, scared, traumatized, over-zealous, brainwashed boys/barely men in the same room - or...
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Re: Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses

sunnubian ·
Calling pissing on a corpse a war crime is pretty ridiculous. It just shows that the marines are disgusting fools. Xum
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Re: Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses

sunnubian ·
The only thing that bothers me is the nitwits that videotaped this and put it out to the masses. This is not a war crime and the max they should get is 2 months forfeiture of 1/2 months pay, 2 weeks extra duty, and some BS sensitivity training. @ER, in the majority of our wars, it has been 18-22 year olds that have done the bulk of the heavy lifting. Not that I am a Bush fan, but it has nothing to do with politics or any party. The problem lays in trying to have a fighting force, also do...
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Re: Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses

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Originally Posted by ocatchings: @ER, in the majority of our wars, it has been 18-22 year olds that have done the bulk of the heavy lifting. Not that I am a Bush fan, but it has nothing to do with politics or any party. The problem lays in trying to have a fighting force, also do humanitarian missions, peace keeping, police, nation building etc. That is not their purpose. ============================= Well, actually, OC ... my rant against Bush in this instance goes more to the lack of his...
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Re: Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses

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Quote by ocatchings: "This is not a war crime and the max they should get is 2 months forfeiture of 1/2 months pay, 2 weeks extra duty, and some BS sensitivity training." Yep. Your basic UCMJ Article 15 reprimand for misconduct that got loose to the media and now is an international incident that will get these Marine snipers court-martialed, drummed out of the service or possible prison time. During Operation Desert Storm, commanding Army General Norman Schwarzkopf severely limited...
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Another reason why you don't unnecessarily send children into war ..... DA: Homeless killings suspect stalked victims SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 23-year-old Iraq War veteran charged with the stabbing deaths of four homeless men in a rampage that terrorized Southern California had selected additional victims, prosecutors said Tuesday. Former Marine Itzcoatl Ocampo chose the final victim because the man appeared in a news article about police warning homeless men to be careful, Orange County...
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Quote: "Ocampo's father, Refugio Ocampo , said his son was deployed to Iraq in 2008 and came back a changed man . He said his son expressed disillusionment and became ever darker as he struggled to find his way as a civilian". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Besides massive unemployment for the thousands of returning vets returning from Iraq, this is going to be one of the heavest challenges that going to face the U.S.
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Originally Posted by Cholly: The adverse affects of PTSD undiagnosed and the thousands of young military personnal who served during the 10 year war non-stop rotation after rotation witnessing death up close and personal 24/7, 365 and now after being on high mental alert each and every second of every day, now these soldiers/marines return back home not the same psychologically in all aspects. ========================================= My sentiments exactly, Cholly. But this part, especially,...
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Quote by ER: "then ... THEN ... the military decides to think about considering the fact that MAYBE there's a problem that might be serious enough to be addressed!! The government and the military are repeating the same mistakes with these soldiers/marines as returning Vietnam vets skewing/hiding the truth to keep 99% of the American public unaware and non-interested while the crimes at all levels continues everyday. The solution? We (the government & military) ensured the medical...
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Mannnnn, Cholly ..... I recently found out that that is so true it ain't even funny !! A few months ago I started looking into a VA-sponsored program I found out about that pays someone (including family members) to be "caregivers" to Vets (mostly the now-older/senior WWIIs) who are in need of home care. My Dad, at 85, is probably more healthy and fit than I am ... but, we figured we'd give a try, since he does (or did before we started seeing a chiropractor last month! ) uses a 'walking...
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$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

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$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death <cite class="byline vcard top-line">By COLLEEN LONG 23 hours ago </cite> Associated Press Videos NYC Settles Rikers Death Suit for $2.25 Million  NEW YORK (AP) — The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday. Jerome Murdough, 56, died in a mental observation uni t on Rikers Island jail on...
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Here’s Where Vaccine Skeptics Live Around the World

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Here’s Where Vaccine Skeptics Live Around the World WTF, France?! JULIA LURIE SEP. 12, 2016 4:49 PM More than 13 percent of Americans disagree with the statement that "vaccines are safe," according to a new study by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. That puts America in the middle of the pack of 67 countries where researchers examined views towards immunizations in what they believe to be the largest survey on vaccine confidence to date. Published last week...
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Cooperatives and the Black Liberation Movement

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Cooperatives and the Black Liberation Movement By ABS Staff - February 20, 2017 0 74 Cooperatives have long been a component of Black survival and economic development in the United States. Sadly, however, far too many of our people think they are white, “hippy” or “bougie” organizations that don’t have anything to do with us. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Black Liberation Movement has utilized cooperatives and solidarity enterprises like mutual aid societies, credit unions...
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