March 8, 2008 Leave a comment
Puppies get revenge against the Marines. lol.
The Progressive Truth: Truth has a Liberal Bias
March 7, 2008 Leave a comment
This certainly does not prove the puppy was or was not alive, but the videographer does provide some interesting observations to refute the notion that the pup was dead.
March 5, 2008 Leave a comment
David Motari has been named as the Marine in the video, though the Marines are still investigating. In what is purported to be a posting from him below, he blames the stress of combat.
In his alleged apology, Modari says that in combat people “develope [sic] a different sence [sic] of humor than what others are used to.” He say that he is “sorry about the dog.” He also complains about people bothering his family and his girlfriend.
I say it’s a fake….probably some attention-starved twit started up the profile.
March 4, 2008 Leave a comment
KITV of Honolulu, Hawaii provides more coverage of the “Puppy-Marine Saga”:
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.
A phone number and address for a David Motari was repeatedly posted on the Bebo profile and in the comments on the Digg entry that led to the video. When I called the number, it had been disconnected.
March 4, 2008 Leave a comment
Many posters on Youtube and various blogs are bringing up the notion that the puppy was already dead and that the whimpering sound was actually edited in after the fact. I won’t bother going through the effort to cite exact postings, but there is a minority out there that feels this way. Nonetheless, the Marines in this video should be exposed so the truth can be revealed. In fact, the USMC has launched an investigation:
The person is identified on the video and in subsequent internet postings as a lance corporal stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.
“This is a shocking and deplorable video that is contrary to the high standards that we set for every Marine,” said Maj. Chris Perrine, spokesperson for the Kaneohe base.
The Marine Corps has launched an investigation to determine whether the man on the video is their Marine who returned last October from a 7-month tour of duty in Iraq.
March 3, 2008 Leave a comment
Here is a quickly evolving “story” coming from the Middle East. To no surprise, the video is also going viral on the Internet(s) at the Youtube clip you can see a U.S. Marine throwing a puppy off a cliff to its demise.. In the
Caution! This is NOT for the faint of heart and I DO NOT suggest letting young children see this video:
Update I: It looks like Wiki removed the entry for David Motari. I didn’t have time to get a screen shot. But from Google, “David Motari is potentially the identity of a United States soldier seen in a video throwing a puppy over a cliff. The video has not been confirmed as…”
Update II: Youtube has deleted someone else’s upload of the video clip, so I have uploaded the video to blogger in case my Youtube version disappears as well.
Update III: Apparently a concerned American contacted the USMC to inform them about this video and apparent identification of David Motari. I stumbled across this entry on TheForum.com. It appears to be legitimate email from a Staff Security for the USMC in Hawaii
Update IV: A screen shot of David Motari’s, the alleged puppy thrower, Bebo Profile. Found at: http://www.mahalo.com/David_Motari
Update V: There is speculation that the video is fake.