‘Marines humiliating dead Taleban insurgents’: a video of American soldiers urinating on dead Muslims?
A VIDEO of US Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead Afghan men is on the internet. Three Muslims. Is the video called “Marines humiliating dead Taleban insurgents” a hoax? The injuries to the apparently dead men are hard to make out. The man in the middle has a large red stain on his chest.
For the The Taliban to call the clip “barbaric” it must be truly awful.
President Karzai of Afghanistan called it “inhuman“. Nato, rather peculiarly, says it is Nato “inexplicable”.
Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) says:
“Isaf strongly condemns the actions depicted in the video. This behaviour dishonours the sacrifices and core values of every service member representing the 50 nations of the coalition…Therefore, a United States criminal investigatory agency has launched an investigation. It will be thorough and any individuals with confirmed involvement will be held fully accountable.”
Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, fails to identify the dead men. He says:
“This is yet another barbaric act by foreign forces. Over the past ten years there have been hundreds of similar cases that were not revealed. We strongly condemn this.”
Is this Afghanistan’s Abu Graib? Or a hoax to shame the departing Americans?
Video is graphic: