By Seyi Lawal
A very disgraceful video showing American soldiers urinating on the corpses of some three Afghan men was recently released on the Internet by an anonymous person. The video has now sparked outrage across the world – with Afghanistan’s leaders labelling it as a ‘recruitment tool for the Taliban’.
The 40-second clip shows four men in combat gear standing over the corpses with their genitals exposed as they answer the call of nature.
The men can be heard joking ‘Have a great day, buddy’, ‘Golden like a shower’ and ‘Yeahhhh!’ as they groan with relief whilst urinating.
Arsala Rahmani, from President Hamid Karzai’s High Peace Council said the footage will have a ‘very, very bad impact on peace efforts’.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan described the acts as ‘highly reprehensible and disgusting’. ISAF spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmie Cummings said: ‘The behaviour depicted in this video is reprehensible and is not in keeping with the values of U.S. Armed Forces.’
See video clip here: