Cracked me up, might offend some.

June 13th, 2006  

Topic: Cracked me up, might offend some.

The video

Just a warning if your easily offended you might not want to watch this but this video is causing all kinds of hustle and bustle.
June 13th, 2006  
Same here- hilarious. Downright hilarious. Now, if I could only get in with the guys down the road and jump in a few jam sessions... I shudder to think what human rights groups would think.

back on topic:
Cmon, you don't think every military force since Cain slew Abel has taunted their opponents? To express outrage and go to the pols to get this kind of stuff removed is ridiculous.
June 14th, 2006  
June 15th, 2006  

This soldier is now being roasted by the public at large and the Corps is offering him up on a platter. This is going too friggin far in my opinion. There are far more serious things to be worried about than a song that helps vent the feelings and stress of being in Iraq right now. Without the damn insurgents there wouldn't even BE a song about it.

Marine being probed over song on killing Iraqis
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By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps is investigating whether a Marine did anything wrong by singing an obscenity laced song to a laughing and cheering crowd of fellow U.S. troops in Iraq making light of killing Iraqis.

A four-minute video of the performance, posted on the Internet, showed Cpl. Joshua Belile, who returned home from Iraq in March, singing lyrics about encountering an Iraqi woman and her family.

He sings, "I grabbed her little sister and put her in front of me. As the bullets began to fly, the blood sprayed from between her eyes, and then I laughed maniacally." In the background, laughing, clapping and cheers can be heard.

Marine Corps officials said on Wednesday their preliminary inquiry will focus on whether Belile broke military law or rules in writing and singing a song with offensive lyrics to an audience of other troops. Another concern, they said, was maintaining "good order and discipline" in the ranks.

The Marines have called the song "clearly inappropriate."

"I cannot say if there is a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice or the law of armed conflict. Lawyers have looked at it and they're kind of scratching their heads, which is why we're doing this preliminary inquiry," said Lt. Col. Scott Fazekas, a U.S. Marine Corps spokesman at the Pentagon.

Maj. Shawn Haney, spokeswoman at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina, said the preliminary inquiry is expected to last a couple of days. The military will then decide whether to move to a more formal investigation that potentially could lead to discipline.

Belile, who is stationed at Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina and is a member of a band called the Sweater Kittenz, told a local newspaper the song was "supposed to be funny," with lyrics based on lines from the 2004 satirical movie "Team America: World Police.

This is the UCMJ article they are going to screw this Marine with...
§ 934. Art. 134. General article
How Current is This?

Though not specifically mentioned in this chapter, all disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital, of which persons subject to this chapter may be guilty, shall be taken cognizance of by a general, special, or summary court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offense, and shall be punished at the discretion of that court.
I cannot begin to describe just exactly how many colours of ed up this is.

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June 16th, 2006  

Topic: Fyi


Here's the Marine's myspace... he could use the support guys with all the crap he's getting right now.
June 16th, 2006  
Team Infidel
Dude, ART 134 is the "catch all" for crap that is not in the UCMJ. If it is not in there, it is ART 134. Kind of like NASCAR's rule "Detrimental to Stock Car Racing"
June 18th, 2006  
June 19th, 2006  
It's got nothing on the "12 Days Of Tet." I know some GIs who sang a pretty raw version of that on the radio in Vietnam. Odd how times change.
June 19th, 2006  
I just couldnt stop laughing! He can say what he wants!
June 19th, 2006  
Earth to milforum people, come in...HADITHA. (Sound familiar???)

Let me spell out.

Hajji Girl is about Marines killing Iraqi civilians
Haditha, is about Marines killing Iraqi civilians.

Now do you people understand why it might be objectable?

Besides, how many people here would laugh if the Arabs made fun of 9-11 or of some pour soul in Iraq getting his throat slit by the terrorists, or of the death of a US marine by a IED. In WWII one of the more popular songs sung by the SS was about lineing Jews up against a wall.

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