Spread out U.S. Marines video pee on the Taliban dead bodies caused various reactions. The controversial video only lasted 40 seconds. However, the extremist Taliban will surely remember him and be a poor historical record of unforgettable Afghanistan War. Internet plays a major role in spreading this video around the world.
Observers, both military and non-military, no longer sure this incident does not affect the image of America. The question arises, why American soldiers are so often do this kind of fraud and is proud to record it?
Like the 2004 scandal at Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq. U.S. soldiers photographed themselves humiliating and intimidating prisoners. In this latest video, four U.S. soldiers, marines suspected, record themselves are urinating into the bodies of militants.
One of them joked and said, “Have a great day, buddy.” Clearly, they are aware of being recorded. At the end of the video, one of which determine whether the recorder capture the whole ‘scene.
“Yup,” said a colleague, who was a Marine from the unit based in North Carolina. There is also a casual saying, “Golden, like a shower” when urinating into these bodies. They all laughed and smiled.
Casual conversation and their attitude is what makes this video is so disgusting to look at. Has not been ascertained whether the bodies that look that the Taliban extremists. But the Marines in the video is claiming it as ‘some of the bodies of Taliban’.
“The problem is, like Abu Ghraib, you get a clear picture. It is actually very damaging, “said John Ullyot, a former spokesman for Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee, when hearing the case of Abu Ghraib.
Ullyot a former Marine and sniper commander stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, said that there are differences in this video with Abu Ghraib. Namely, the pattern of abuse (abuse) at Abu Ghraib in a systematic and approved by their superiors.
U.S. Defense Ministry immediately on fire and feel the need to immediately issue a statement. The Pentagon immediately said they condemn the incident. Defense Minister Leon Panetta promised a full investigation and sanction the four perpetrators.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai calling them inhumane. Luckily the Taliban, a very angry with the video, said the incident would not deter their desire to hold peace talks.
In America, this incident may not be discussed because it is so important for the media and political circles are busy preparing for the presidential election, in November. But abroad, Americans should pay attention to its image as a result of this incident.
“This video raises concerns about America’s image in the Islamic world. Because, videos and photos is still controversial as outstanding, “said Steven Livingston, lecturer School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.
The world still remembers when the Apache helicopter attack video on the 2007 shooting of innocent people, including the killing of two journalists Reuters. Then the soldiers who killed unarmed people in Kandahar in 2010.
Der Spiegel magazine and Rolling Stone in March 2011 had published photographs of behavior that damage the image of American soldiers. One of them, posing with the body of an Afghan child who was bleeding and had them killed.
Anti-American sentiment is also becoming fertile and U.S. troops have to explain why they have narcissistic display photos or video that is very disturbing.