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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Marine Corps Disciplines Puppy Throwing Soldiers

posted by on June 12 at 10:52 AM

Remember this video?

I guess it was real after all.

Two US Marines have been disciplined for their role in an Internet video that showed a puppy being thrown off a cliff by a soldier in Iraq, the military said in a statement Thursday.

A press release from the US Marines Corps base in Hawaii said Lance Corporal David Motari [of Monroe, Washington], who was seen in the video hurling the puppy into a rocky ravine, faced expulsion for the incident.

Motari, part of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment at Kaneohe Bay, is “being processed for separation,” the statement said. He also faced unspecified “non-judicial” punishment.

The government did not state whether Motari would be ejected from the Marines via catapult.

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Don't these guys know that they're just supposed to be killing humans? Poor training, I guess.

Posted by Mike | June 12, 2008 11:01 AM

great, another future serial killer moving back to washington.

Posted by SeMe | June 12, 2008 11:02 AM

I heard he's going to serve the rest of his enlistment period in GITMO committing war crimes, actually ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 12, 2008 11:04 AM

Another on the long list of "stories that people would consider 'over the top' if you included them in a work of fiction."

Because fiction has to be believable.

Posted by flamingbanjo | June 12, 2008 11:06 AM

A fucking puppy? Shit, we eat puppies for breakfast. Come back after lunch and we'll have some real fun.

Posted by Semper Fi | June 12, 2008 11:11 AM

Where's Bellevue Ave? Shouldn't he be pouncing on here to defend his precious Marines?

Posted by People Suck | June 12, 2008 11:11 AM

They did something wrong and they received punishment. You must have missed my point that the many of the reactions to the incident were over the top and that this doesnt make the war in iraq perceivably worse than it already is.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 12, 2008 11:17 AM

So is the Marine Corps confirming that the video is real then? The articles don't really say, do they? I know when the video initially came to light people were arguing about it frame-by-frame.

Posted by stinkbug | June 12, 2008 11:28 AM

People are so weird.

Have you ever seen footage of what happens to pigs in a factory pig farm? Pigs are at least as smart and social as dogs.

Meanwhile we're prosecuting soldiers -- people actually employed by our government to kill people -- for killing dogs in a wanton and inhumane fashion.

I can't help wondering what Stanley Milgram would make of all this.

Posted by Judah | June 12, 2008 11:30 AM

Judah: I think the point here is that this looks like purely recreational cruelty/killing. And plus, puppies!

In all fairness, the puppies were approaching a clearly marked checkpoint at a suspiciously rapid rate of speed when they were initially apprehended...

Posted by flamingbanjo | June 12, 2008 11:33 AM

@6: nice attempt at provoking BA into some kind of response that makes him out to be an ass so you can show up with your regular moniker and tell him how heartless he is.

Posted by You're right, people DO suck | June 12, 2008 11:34 AM


You are a moron. I don't use sock puppetry, but if you want to believe that I'm the only person who doesn't like that asshole, go ahead.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 12, 2008 11:47 AM

lmao, why did you think he was talking about you kesh? guilty conscience?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 12, 2008 11:50 AM

war desensitizes. end of story.

we're going to have so much fun when these kids get back & out into society. homeless vets will acquire a new, scary as fuck edge.

Posted by max solomon | June 12, 2008 11:52 AM

@12: I wasn't directing that toward anyone specific, but you obviously took the comment personally. Get over yourself you worthless bitch.

Posted by one of many Gregs | June 12, 2008 11:54 AM

kesh, how do you know he was talking about you? guilty much?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 12, 2008 11:54 AM

@11 B.A. jumped my shit something harsh several months ago. It wasn't even over THIS particular marine/dog incident (yes, there are more than one - aren't PEOPLE cool?). He couldn't even stick to the topic at hand, he had it make it out to be some Iraq war shit insinuating that anyone disgusted by animal abuse was pro-war. Rrrrright.

@7 Aren't you moving away soon?

Posted by People Suck Squared Plus Plus to the Moon | June 12, 2008 11:58 AM

@17, pay me to leave.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 12, 2008 12:06 PM

clearly it's Hyperking George w. Bush's fault for sending them all into an immoral and insane situation where the only logical result is hurling innocent puppies into ravines... *snif* *boohoo* *bhoo-hoo-whoo*

Posted by treacle | June 12, 2008 12:07 PM

You'll know he's left @17 when the odor of raw sewage has cleared.

Posted by Siobahn | June 12, 2008 12:23 PM





Posted by keshmeshi | June 12, 2008 12:24 PM

It's an easier way to get out the military than shooting yourself in the foot.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | June 12, 2008 12:44 PM

What a harsh world. What a harsh SLOG.

Posted by Vince | June 12, 2008 12:55 PM


Posted by ellarosa | June 12, 2008 1:24 PM

I can see why they're looking for a few good men.

Posted by butterw | June 12, 2008 1:32 PM

not to change the subject, or brag or whatever, but ive seen plenty of combat, done some things im not proud of, but i never got the urge to kill a puppy.

people who kill small, defenseless animals for the hell of it-not for eating, or because their life is in danger- but for the simple pleasure of laughing with their buds or seeing them suffer have either gone bezerk, are going to go bezerk, have the potential of going bezerk or are potential serial killers.

Posted by SeMe | June 12, 2008 2:04 PM

Well said, SeMe.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 12, 2008 2:13 PM

The pieces of living shit that did this are not marines. Tragic that there are good marines who have died in Iraq and yet these two impostors would live on to do something as cowardly and pussy as this. I've read that the family of one of the living pieces of shit there in good ole Washington have been getting death threats. Boo--fucking-hoo! Its parents should be jailed for inflicting this slime on humanity.

Posted by Mark in Colorado | June 12, 2008 6:48 PM

yeah mark, killing a puppy warrants the death penalty for the parents...

Is that the kind of country you want to live in Mark? Seriously?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 12, 2008 7:00 PM

A kitten would have been funnier. You know they train Navy Corpsmen to medic field wounds by shooting pigs and sending the Corpsmen out to save them don't you?

Posted by RSPA | June 12, 2008 7:24 PM

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