Someone better go stock up the Confederate Yankee’s refrigerator with a few extra cases of Jolt and Mountain Dew, because the honor and integrity of all of our fighting men is once again on the line:
he Marine Corps released a statement today that it is investigating a video that began circulating online yesterday of a uniformed Marine throwing a puppy off a cliff.
Puppy The video is here, but beware, it’s unsettling. Note: Citing a terms-of-use violation, YouTube removed its most-watched version of the video, even after it had been posted for a day and had received worldwide attention and become a legitimate news story.
In the video, a second Marine identifies the first by name;
“That was mean, Motari,” he says, unconvincingly.
Online denizens quickly located the Bebo.com profile of a Marine named David Motari. The Marine Corps press office confirmed that Motari is, or at one time was, in the corps.
I thought after the Beauchamp incident, we all knew for sure that American soldiers never would do anything like this, as all our soldiers are, to a man, perfect angels. This obviously fake video is clearly an attempt to sap our will to fight, so I hope the wingnuttosphere debunks this soon before I have to wear a burkha to work.
In all seriousness, yes, the video is disgusting, and no, it does not surprise me one bit. People do cruel and stupid things in the military, and only the idiots in the right-wing blogosphere want to pretend otherwise. Is this video real? Looks like it, but who knows (and that isn’t because I want it to be real to advance my left-wing narrative). Is it realistic and believable? Sure. And if this jackass did in fact throw the dog off the cliff, it doesn’t mean a damned thing about our troops in general. It just means that David Motari is an asshole and is about to be in a bunch of trouble.
*** Update ***
We will defer all judgements regarding the accuracy of this video to Snopes.