15 January 2014

BREAKING: Photos surface of Marines violating insurgents' corpses in Iraq | RallyPoint.com

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The United States Marine Corps is conducting a formal investigation into an incident in which Marines are allegedly shown defiling the bodies of what appear to be dead Iraqi insurgents.

Entertainment news website TMZ obtained 41 pictures they reported were shot in Fallujah in 2004, and made the Defense Department aware of them last week.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told Stars and Stripes that he has seen the photos, confirmed that they appear to show U.S. servicemembers, and alerted U.S. Central Command, which had not seen the photos.

The U.S. Marine Corps is investigating, Warren said.

The pictures show U.S. servicemembers in what could be a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which makes it a crime to mishandle remains. Warren added that these actions would not be a violation of the laws of war — but would be a violation of General Order No. 1, which governs conduct in a given war zone.

TMZ said they have photos that are too gruesome to publish. Some show U.S. Marines burning corpses.

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  1. Is any one holding the people accountable who beheaded and raped and did horrible things to U.S. Citizens ? Oh nope ! Is Iraq going down hill and 10 years of war wasted ? Yes ! But lets hold the marines who sacrificed everything for nothing accountable ! You People are ungrateful scumbags and don't know what sacrifice is. You don't know a god damn thing about whats out there and i Hope if your the one judging these marines and want to punish them you find yourself getting raped and beheaded by the mujaheddin! Especially on Christmas day on national television for the whole world to see. You Ungrateful people!

  2. David Rothermel....wtf are you talking about ? This story is just breaking and your condemning actions which have not even occurred for alleged crimes we don't know have been committed.