Allen West on Pi$$ing Marines: “Unless You Have Been Shot at by the Taliban, Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell”

Private Kristian Menchaca (left) of Houston and Private Thomas Tucker of Oregon were captured by terrorists in Iraq, hacked to death, their eyes gouged, their bodies defiled. The bodies of the two soldiers were apparently dragged behind utility vehicles before being mutilated.

Rep. Allen West defended the US Marines who were filmed urinating on dead Taliban terrorists today.
The Weekly Standard reported:

“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.

“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?…

…“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.

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  • MrGoodWench

    I’m more interested in finding out WHO shot that video and posted it on
    LiveLEAK. That idiot needs to get an atomic wedgie every 30 seconds , for the rest of his life

  • Rachael

    That’s right, Mr. West! People also forget what these evil terrorists did on Sept.11, 2001. I don’t agree with what the Marines did but it’s nothing compared to what the terrorists have done and want to do. Let’s not forget that they hate us and would kill every American woman, child, and man. Becoming WEAK will do us all American’s in!

  • Multitude

    I was actually pleased to see Michael Moore and a few others out today screaming at those hypocritical bastards who are trying to make this an issue, calling people out for being Chicken Hawks. I understand the President too was quite gracious today, profusely thanking the conservatives, the tea partiers, etc. for not going wacko like his own progressive brownshirts did on George Bush.

    Even Holder, I’m told, was pretty appreciative of the right’s non-reaction. “Hell, I was afraid that the absolute lawlessness I’ve been engaged in might come up in the discussion here, as if I were sort of leading by example that laws just don’t matter and you can do whatever you want when you’re in charge.”

  • Craig

    Allen West is right on one thing: war is hell.

    So why do you want another illegal war with Iran.

  • jr

    God Bless Allen West.

  • Redlite

    Right on Sir. The Marines involved in filming this should not face more than a Court-Martial hearing or an ass chewing by ther CO! This is nothing more than p-c buls###.
    If Bush were in office this public lynching would not happen.
    I read LTC West full statement and he is a true warrior patriot that does not suffer fools lightly. We are at war with enemy that drug our dead soldiers thru the streets and hung military contractors from a bridge. Where was the media outrage over that?
    These Marines deserve our gratitude for the sacrifice they have madein defense of this once great country. Yet they get hung out to dry and are humiliated by the MSM.What a shame.

  • Craig

    Rachael, #2,

    9/11 was an inside job, so was Oklahoma City and all the other false attacks.
    Your government (the foreign bankers who own and rule your country), are your worst ennemies, not the Talibans. They are only defending themselves from your attack.
    It’s time to bring your troops home. What is the point of having soldiers killed so your government can bring Opium back home?

  • JB

    Craig you need to get back to your OWS tent the rats are gettin lonley without you.

  • Craig

    JB, #8

    You need to wake-up because the rats ruling your country are destroying you.

  • JB

    Obviouly the rats you refer to is Barry Sotero and the Democratic party. They arethe ones destroying the US. Electing a new president and a Republican majority in the Senate will Cure that.

  • jorgen

    Craig commented

    Amazing, there are people out there more insane than Ron Paul!!!

  • Craig

    JB, #10

    The rats I am talking about are the Foreign bankerswho own and rule your country.
    All your Presidents are puppets to these banksters (Dems and Reps). Only Ron Paul will not be bought and will face them by abolishing the federal Reserve.

  • Opaobie

    Mark Levin made some good observations on his show that helps put this incident into perspective…and shows how sissy and PC we have become since WW II. He pointed out that the Japanese were savagely torturing captives and POWs and violating all laws of war and humane treatment of both combatants and non-combatants, so after exhausting all other diplomatic means of persuading them to end their barbarism, we began to do the same to the ones we captured. Our “torture” was more “bark” than “bite”, and even the international press went along with the scheme. Guess what; it worked. Of course after the war, the actual Japanese war criminals were tried and punished, but that gave little comfort to the surviving POWs and the families of those tortured to death.

    Like Lt. Col. West said, “War is Hell”, and unless you’ve been shot at, either say nothing or don’t blame and defame the entire U.S. military for the lack of discipline of a few.

    They may have justified their actions in their own minds based on the experiences they had with the Taliban during the previous months of fighting, loss of comrades, finding their bodies brutalized, we may never know what drove them to do this. Everyone has his breaking point.

    Lt. Col. Oliver North had an excellent article on the topic as well at Freedom Alliance.

  • Mark Adams

    Col Allen West, most Americans agree!!!

  • Opaobie

    You know what would have been more effective if they wanted to make a statement with that video? Having dogs and hogs urinating on the Taliban savages…and then burying them wrapped in hog hides in an unmarked grave, then turning to the camera and saying, “You’re next!!!”

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    If this guy ever runs for president, he’s got my vote locked up tight.

  • VengefulSpatula

    Well said, Allen West.

    Craig, how often are you hitting the bottle or is Ron Paul sharing some of his hard drugs with you?

  • Andreas K.

    Craig, evidence or GTFO.

    If 9/11 was an inside job, what’s the motive? How was it done? There is no motive and the “official” version makes perfect sense (if you understand basic physics, which many people don’t.) As for illegal war… based on what law? International law? International law is a joke protecting genocidal maniacs.

    You shold have nuked A-stan instead. They kill 3,000 of you, you kill 300,000 of them, maybe then they’ll get that attacking you is stupid. This an enemy who only understands strength and force. They are not open to negotiations and if they come out for that, they will lie, since we’re all “Untermenschen” (lit. subhumans) to them.

    A strike against Iran should be done with nuking important targets.

    There’s nothing illegal about destroying fascists. It was legal in WW2, it still is legal today.

    As for Col. West. Yes sir, spot on. But these Marines have NOTHING to apologize for.

  • Molon Labe

    Why does Craig always sound like a zombie on crack?

    West is right.

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