The Jarhead Barometer of Our Survival

Ours is a world governed by the use of aggressive force. The more aggressive an opponent, the more imperative the mission to destroy him. It’s an intractable and undeniable truth (that emerged at about the same time Homo sapiens distinguished itself as the cap stone of the food pyramid), one embraced by Conservatives grounded in reality and denied by Liberals who dwell in the Utopias of their fantasies – where the diktats of bureaucrats and commisars somehow transmute human nature from what it is into what they believe it should be.

Those who know me well know that I have long advocated (and still advocate) the summary execution of any Mohammedan terrorist or pirate apprehended by our armed forces. I have also advocated the use of any means available (including torture) to obtain intelligence. I have no problem with collateral damage in the form of civilian casualties in the Mohammedan world if it means obliterating at least one more terrorist. Hell…if it were up to me, I would have had our armed forces surround Fallujah in 2004 and then order the city destroyed through the judicious deployment of a half dozen J-DAMs.

THAT is how you deal with barbarians. Which leads us to this:

The U.S. Marine Corps is launching an investigation into a video that recently surfaced online showing what appears to be several Marines in uniform urinating on corpses.

The video, which started Wednesday morning making the rounds on the Web, shows four men in full Marine combat gear standing over the bodies of what appear to be dead Taliban fighters. They look around before proceeding to urinate over the corpses. One of the men can be heard saying, “Have a great day, buddy.”

According to TMZ, the unnamed person responsible for posting the video included a caption reading, “scout sniper team 4 with 3rd battalion 2nd marines out of camp lejeune peeing on dead talibans,” though it wasn’t immediately clear if any of that information was accurate.

The Marine Corps issued a statement immediately after learning of the video, saying a full investigation is under way.

“While we have not yet verified the origin or authenticity of this video, the actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps,” the statement read.

Here is the video:

These men ought to be decorated for valor. Something tells me they will not and I’m at once reminded of Rasputin’s Prophecy.

And now my own prophecy:

If this video is authentic and if these men are not prosecuted, punished or in any way  disciplined for what they have done, then there is hope for the future of this republic and Western Civilization.

If these men are prosecuted, punished or otherwise disciplined, our demise is a forgone conclusion.

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2 Responses to The Jarhead Barometer of Our Survival

  1. owleyepundit says:

    Gene, I must disagree. You may not like the standards of combat behavior to which Marines (and all our uniformed services) are held, but these Marines, if guilty, broke the orders under which they are supposed to operate. If the rules are unjust, unreasonable, and ill-considered, then beat that drum loud and long, but if guilty these Marines should be ordered to apologize, not for what they did to the enemy but for embarrassing their brothers-in-arms and their country.

    • Gene Hoyas says:

      I’m weary of hearing the “We are better than that” trope. It’s total bullshit. We are not better than that – ask any WW2 veteran of the Pacific campaign who sent home the skull of a Japanese combatant or a veteran of the 3rd Army who witnessed Gen. George S. Patton ceremonially pissing in the Rhine River before invading Germany. And this was the “Greatest Generation.”

      At worst, these men should be given nothing more than a slap on the wrist accompanied by a wink and a nod. If anything, they ought to be reprimanded for not defecating on the corpses and then splattering them with pig guts – a fitting send-off for any dead Jihadist.

      But we both know that won’t happen, owleye: rather they will be keelhauled in the usual 21st century PC fashon by the same military leadership that (in fiction anyway) ordered the assassination of Col. Kurtz – the only man who figured out how to defeat the Vietcong.

      And now for my prophecy: if these men are punished by their own superiors, this republic is doomed.