Disturbing Video Seems to Show U.S. Troops Laughing While Urinating on Afghan Corpses

Perhaps today's most disturbing story involves a video of several Marines laughing while apparently urinating on the corpses of Taliban insurgents.

An unknown source leaked the short (and graphic) video to the website TMZ, which published it yesterday. In response, the Marine Corps has said it will "fully investigate" the video, according to the Washington Post. “The actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps,” said Marine Corps spokesperson Capt. Kendra N. Hardest.

Portions of the below video have been blurred, but a warning that it may still be disturbing or NSFW.

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AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at January 12, 2012, 6:01am

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