USA 2020 Elections: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Sat Aug 28 01:32:37 PDT 2021

US Active Military throwing rank and rebelling against
failed Biden Admin by giving forbidden political statements,
getting keelhauled and fired for it...

"I Demand Accountability": Marine Commander Fired For Viral Video
Ripping 'Inept' Afghan War Decisions

Though there are abundant examples of retired and former military
officers publicly demanding accountability of the Biden administration
over how the horribly bungled and now utterly tragic Afghan draw down
and evacuation is going, it's incredibly rare and almost unheard of to
see an active duty officer voice criticisms directed at top Pentagon
brass on a public level.

But one high ranking Marine officer has done just that in a now viral
video. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller until Friday was a sitting Marine
infantry battalion commander in good standing, but late in the day
it's been confirmed he was promptly relieved of his command over his
statements. "I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior
leaders, 'I demand accountability,'" the Lieutenant colonel said in
the Facebook video which already racked up millions of views across
various platforms.

    "I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all
away to say to my senior leaders, I demand accountability." - Marine
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller on the failures in Afghanistan that led to
American servicemen dying.
    — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 27, 2021

Following the horrific deaths of 13 American soldiers and over 160
Afghans during yesterday's suicide attack on Kabul airport, Scheller
shredded the "ineptitude" of the military's top leadership, even
questioning whether the entirety of the botched withdrawal and
evacuation effort means Americans have "died in vain" over the course
of the whole two-decade long war.

His focus in the scathing critique was to question whether top brass
stood up to the Biden administration, even while knowing that the
administration's decision-making would lead to chaos, disaster, and
possible deaths - as is tragically playing out now...

    "I’m not saying we’ve got to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am
saying: Did any of you throw your rank on the table and say 'hey, it’s
a bad idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we
evacuate everyone,'" he said.

"Did anyone do that? And when you didn’t think to do that, did anyone
raise their hand and say 'we completely messed this up.'" Scheller
questioned further. What makes the short video unprecedented and raw
is also that he's in uniform, sitting in what appears to be his base
office (such 'political speech' in open contradiction of the chain of
command while in uniform violates DoD policies). The long-serving
officer of 17 years knows this, as he later acknowledged in a short
follow-up message. "Did any of you throw your rank on the table..." -
and question? ...Sheller himself does just that, and is now paying the
price for it.

Politico and others later in the day Friday confirmed that not only
was Scheller quickly relieved of command within 24 hours, but that
action is being taken which will lead to discharge from the service
altogether, likely pending UCMJ proceedings.

    Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who posted a viral video
demanding accountability from military leaders over Afghanistan, has
been relieved of his duties and will leave the Marine Corps, the
service confirms.
    — Paul McLeary (@paulmcleary) August 27, 2021

"I’ve been in the Marine infantry for 17 years. I started my tour with
Victor 1-8, that’s the current unit that’s doing perimeter security,
dealing with the mess that’s going on there," Scheller explained in
the video.

It's being widely reported that until being relieved on Friday, he was
commander of the School of Infantry East (SOI-EAST) at Camp Lejeune,
North Carolina.

In the video he ripped everyone from top Marine commanders to the
Secretary of Defense for failures in Afghanistan which led to more
senseless deaths.

"But we have a secretary of defense that testified to Congress in May
that the Afghan National Security Forces could withstand the Taliban
advance," he said. "We have Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs — who the
commandant is a member of that — who’s supposed to advise on military
policy. We have a Marine combatant commander. All of these people are
supposed to advise."

    1. Lt Col Scheller is substantively 100% right.

    2. When I was in, and if he made this, I would’ve relieved him of
command. No politics.

    3. But the standard has changed. The leadership changed it. The
rule is now uniformed military can do politics. So I would give him a
    — Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) August 27, 2021

Should things continue to spiral downhill in Kabul over these coming
days, possibly with more terror attacks looming, could the American
public witness more such symbolic acts of 'rebellion' to come within
the ranks of active duty US troops against the Biden administration?

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