If there is one constant in life, besides death, it is that everybody wants to see everybody, anybody, naked. It is as natural an instinct as sex itself. Men want to stick their penis into just about any available hole. And if no hole is available, their hands, with a picture of some naked woman. In support of this very natural habit, a Facebook page popped up with potentially hundreds of explicit photos of current and former female Marines and other service members, called “Marines United.” The group contained links to a Google Drive folder where the photos were stored. “Here you go, you thirsty fucks … this is just the tip of the iceberg. There is more coming,” a Marine veteran said in a Facebook post sharing the link to the drive, according to Reveal (who first published a story on the group). “Anyone can contribute. They just have to (private message) me for their own personal upload link.”
The Marine Corps is struggling to figure out the best response. So far, the Corps has permanently barred an IT subcontractor working for a firm with a support contract for the Marines, because of “misdeeds.” “There is no place for this type of demeaning or degrading behavior in our Corps — this includes our actions online,” said Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, the Corps’ highest-ranking noncommissioned officer. “We need to be brutally honest with ourselves and each other. This behavior hurts fellow Marines, family members and civilians. It is a direct attack on our ethos and legacy.” Thomas Brennan, a Marine veteran, was the one who exposed the group, and since has received death threats. At the request of the Corps, the Google drive folder has been removed. An investigation in underway, and some Marines may face criminal charges.