Video Surfaces Showing Marines Urinating on Dead Taliban Fighters

By Scott Sarvay

January 13, 2012 Updated Jan 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM EDT

Kabul, Afghanistan (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The fallout continues from the viral video showing four elite Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead Taliban fighters.

On Friday, the Arab media joined the State Department, Pentagon and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in condemning the act.

All four marines have been identified.

Two of them have already been interviewed and criminal charges could be filed against them by the end of the day, including bringing dishonor to the military and possible war crimes.

Jail time could also be included.

The U.S. announced peace talks with the Taliban leadership this week.

The incident with the Marines is not expected to derail those discussions.

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A NATO brigadier general speaking from Afghanistan called the video purportedly of U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters quote "despicable."

The video that surfaced on the web recently shows four men in camouflage Marine combat uniforms urinating on three corpses.

U.S. officials have condemned it and a NATO general said disrespecting dead bodies is despicable.

ISAF Brig. Gen. Carsten Jacobson says, “Obviously any sort of footage, any sort of activity of this kind that is grossly against all the moral values that the coalition forces are standing for are very much working against our course and against everything that we are standing for and that we are here for."

The Defense Department and the U.S. Marines have identified two of the four marines in the video.




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