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Taliban denounces US urination video

2012-01-12 14:17

Kabul - The Afghan Taliban on Thursday denounced as "barbaric" a video apparently showing US Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters.

"This is a barbaric act. Over the past 10 years there have been hundreds of similar cases that were not revealed," Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahed said.

The US military said on Thursday it was investigating a "disgusting" online video purportedly showing Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

The video shows what appears to be four servicemen, dressed in US military uniform, relieving themselves onto three bloodied bodies on the ground, apparently aware that they are being filmed.

"Have a great day, buddy," one of them says, giggling.

The Pentagon has not yet verified the video, but spokesperson John Kirby: "Regardless of the circumstances or who is in the video, this is... egregious, disgusting behaviour, unacceptable for anyone in uniform."

"It turned my stomach," he added of the video, which was posted on the Live Leak website.

If authenticated, the images - which conjure up previous abuses committed by US troops during the decade-long war - could spark deep anger and resentment in Afghanistan and the wider Muslim world.

"We will investigate this and will have a proper statement later," the Taliban spokesperson said.

Comments
  • GTR - 2012-01-12 14:29

    who cares its the taliban

      Moss - 2012-01-12 15:27

      Sure if it was SA Military you will be singing a different tune about the ANC!! bloody agent, ohh sorry forgot you are the most intelligent sir, my appologies moron

      GWS - 2012-01-12 21:28

      The Taliban walk around in dresses and leather sandals and don't bath properly except for their hands and feet every time they pray...I have smelt Afghans and I can tell you, THAT is disgusting.

  • Blade - 2012-01-12 14:29

    The 1st World denounces Taliban decapitation videos.

  • Henri - 2012-01-12 14:42

    Think about why they are there in the first place, u asked for it !!!!

  • Shirley - 2012-01-12 14:44

    Im sure along with the rest of the world those soldiers denounce road side bombs,buildings been blown up,beheadings on tv-the Taliban got off lightly!

  • christian.helberg - 2012-01-12 14:49

    irony, they think peeing on dead terrorists is barbaric, however cutting off a man's head, and posting it on the web, isnt?

  • Lorenzo - 2012-01-12 15:12

    How can a TERRORIST group complain about ANYTHING??! They don't have the right to complain.

      Garth - 2012-01-13 12:19

      The liberals would disagree with you - such is why criminals have more rights than the victims, in this country and in many others.

  • PaasHaas - 2012-01-12 15:21

    At least they were dead when they got the golden shower, which is more than all those innocent people in the marketplace were before one of your brain dead "soldier" seeking paradise and virgins detonated the bomb strapped to his body.

  • allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-01-12 15:23

    Say the guys who destroyed ancient Buddist heritage , shrines and culture when they were in power or better yet they should stick to what they good at and threaten little girls for going to school and playing music.

  • Craig - 2012-01-12 15:29

    Interesting comment for a group that believes that forcing people into subjication and suicide missions is acceptable??

  • Rudie - 2012-01-12 16:03

    Hahahahahaha "Have a great day, buddy,"

  • Shoosh - 2012-01-12 17:45

    Oh yes of course the taliban know all about barbaric don't they? Would they rather be pissed off than pissed on?

  • Mario - 2012-01-13 11:28

    Dear 2012 Apocalypse Please be true, and put an end to the lives of warmongers, bigots, imperialists, murderers, racists, speciesists, sheeple and internet bullies. Just end it all. Yours Truly Someone who's trying to make a difference before it's too late.

  • Ajaz - 2012-01-14 23:24

    I didn't see any weapons.... All I saw was three dead guys near what looked like some sort of farm area. Hang on, maybe those wheel barrows were weapons? Or maybe the wheelbarrows were used for the transport of WMD's?

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