Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Heart of Darkness: Sing-Along Edition

Jeebus, this is gross..."U.S. Marine being probed over song on killing Iraqis" [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.
Clips of the video are posted on the BBC website. Cpl. Belile has apologized.

Footnote: some of the lyrics were taken directly from a song in Team America: World Police.

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