Allen West Weighs in on Urinating Marine Scandal

Unless you’ve been shot at by the Taliban ‘shut your mouth, war is hell.’

Becket Adams
The Blaze

Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a former Army lieutenant colonel, sent The Weekly Standard an email commenting on a recent video depicting what appears to be four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban terrorists. The email reads as follows [emphases added]:

I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.

All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?

The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.

Rep. West, who served in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, wrote the email in response to how some U.S. politicians and media pundits have reacted to the Marines’ video. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for example, has strongly condemned the actions depicted in the video.

“Anyone, anyone found to have participated or know about it, having engaged in such conduct, must be held fully accountable,” Hillary Clinton said yesterday, calling the incident a “potential war crime.”…

The complete article is at The Blaze.


Related: The People’s Cube weighs in with photoshopped images like this one:

WTC: At least they didn't urinate on us! Special thanks for the idea to General Secretary.

Kevin Jackson (The Blacksphere) posted this photo of General Patton relieving himself into the Rhine at his Facebook page.

Kevin credits the photo to the blog Fellowship of Minds:

…How quick we forget the blood curdling screams of Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl

Nick Berg seated, with five men standing over him The man directly behind him is the one who beheaded Berg (photo Wikipedia)

Daniel Pearl


Update: The Urination Relativism

Also, Mark Levin: Count me a staunch supporter of Marines who urinated on Taliban corpses “Let this be a lesson to everyone of you subhumans who plots against America and tries to kill American citizens.”

H/T Five Feet of Fury

Maher ‘not that upset’ if people urinate on Taliban fighters, ‘dead or alive’ – ‘If they were people who burn down girls’ schools… and do honor rapes… I’m not that upset about pissing on them’

JIM TREACHER ON PISSGATE: Uh-oh… if we don’t watch out, the Taliban won’t like us anymore!…

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