A U.S. Marine that was criticized for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban insurgents is defiantly saying he’d do it again if given the chance!
Sergeant Joseph Chamblin was caught on video peeing on the bodies of dead Taliban terrorists in an incident made international headlines back in 2011.
But Sgt. Chamberlin says that he doesn’t at all regret doing what he did. The dead Taliban soldiers, Chamberlin says, were likely the same men or at least working with those that set improvised explosive devices that only days earlier had taken the life of one of his comrades, Sgt. Mark Bradley, 25.
The urination incident occurred immediately after a fierce gun battle with Taliban insurgents, Chamberlin told WSOC TV news.
“It’s not like it was a conscious thought or decision but someone was like, ‘You know what, p*** on these guys.’ And someone said, “‘Yeah, p*** on them,'”‘ the sgt. said.
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Chamberlin was one of nine Marines that were charged with the incident and eventually he was busted in rank and charged a $500 fine after pleading guilty to dereliction of duty.
“Do I regret doing it? Hell no,” Chamberlin said.
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The Sgt. is writing a book about his experiences in the War on Terror and wants to set the record straight. Despite what military brass said at the time, the incident, he says, did not bring disgrace to the US military and did not make it more dangerous for his fellow soldiers, Chamberlin insisted.
“If anything, it was more of a psychological effect on the enemy because if an infidel touches the body, they’re not going to Mecca or paradise. So, now these insurgents see what happens when you mess with us.”
Regardless of Chamberlin’s point of view, though, the incident angered our Afghani allies and Muslims around the world and caused the American brass to scramble for a reaction.
What do you think of the Sergeant’s actions?