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Marine caught urinating on Taliban body says he isn't sorry

July 16, 2013 at 5:23 PM   |   Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine disciplined for urinating on dead Taliban soldiers says he isn't sorry and that the act shows enemy fighters "what happens when you mess with us."

Sgt. Joseph Chamblin was one of nine soldiers the military disciplined after a video surfaced showing American soldiers in Afghanistan urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban members.

Chamblin admits he's one of the soldiers in the video -- and told WSOC-TV, Charlotte, N.C., he makes no apologies for the act. In fact, he said counter to the U.S. government's conclusion the video will help recruit more terrorists, the act will serve as a deterrent for future Jihadists.

"[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," Chamblin said. "So, now these insurgents see what happens when you mess with us."

Given the opportunity, Chamblin said he'd do it again.

Chamblin was court-martialed and pleaded guilty in December to urinating on the bodies and dereliction of duty for not stopping junior Marines. He was fined $500 and demoted.

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