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Does Sgt. Joseph Chamblin Regret Urinating On Taliban Corpses? ‘Hell No’

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A Marine who was captured on camera urinating on the bloody bodies of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan while wearing his uniform is saying he'd do it again.

Sergeant Joseph Chamblin claims that the 2011 incident was an attempt by battle-weary Marines to execute “psychological warfare.” Chamblin apparently believed that the insurgents in the video had been planting improvised explosives in the area and that they more than likely were responsible for the death of one of his friends, Sergeant Mark Bradley.

"These were the same guys that were killing our family, killing our brothers," he said. "We're human. Who wouldn't (want to get revenge) if you lost your brother or mother? Wouldn't you want revenge?"

Chamblin said the incident occurred when he and his colleagues were ordered to recover the dead bodies of Taliban members.

"It's not like it was a conscious thought or decision but one was like, 'You know what, (urinate) on these guys.' And some said, 'Yeah, (urinate) on them,'" Chamblin said.

Chamblin said he has no regrets about urinating on the Taliban corpses, despite being fined $500 and demoted. “Do I regret doing it? Hell no,” he said. “If anything, it was more of a psychological effect on the enemy because if an infidel touches the body, they're not going to Mecca or paradise. So, now these insurgents see what happens when you mess with us.”

Chamblin is now writing a book called "Into Infamy." He said it will be dedicated to Bradley, The Daily Mail reported.

"Do you want the Marine Corps to be a group of Boy Scout pretty boys or do you want guys that will go out and kill the people trying to take advantage of your country and kill Americans?" Chamblin said. "Which do you want? Because you can't have both."

Sources: The Daily Mail, WSOCTV