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I am sure by now you’ve heard of the “whistleblower” Marine, Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller who served for 17-stellar-years in the U.S. Marine Corps but gave it all up in order to call out top military brass for the Afghanistan debacle and the deaths of 13 US service members.
Here’s his original video:
"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. pic.twitter.com/JPH3nTctrG
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 27, 2021
The commander announced he was resigning his commission, effective immediately, after igniting a firestorm of controversy with his video.
And on Sunday, Scheller was back in front of the camera, with another video explaining his decision to resign from the Corps.
Bizpacreview reported that Scheller explained in the video that while relieved of his command, he’s still a U.S. Marine and that there were currently no legal actions be pursued against him.
“I think the plan was to hide me away for three years, let an investigation take place but not send me to a board of inquiry where they would have separated me on other than honorable conditions,” Scheller said. “And so, I had the choice where I could remain silent, keep my retirement for three years and, quite honestly, live the dream for not many responsibilities in terms of leaning into the next thing, if that’s what I so chose.”
After citing a former commander of his, whom he said wrote in a LinkedIn discussion that if Scheller was honorable, he would resign his commission, he did just that.
“I want to make the announcement today, after 17 years, I’m currently not pending legal action and I could stay in the Marine Corps for another three years, but I don’t think that’s the path I’m on. I’m resigning my commission as a United States Marine, effective now,” he said. “I am forfeiting retirements, all entitlements, I don’t want a single dollar. I don’t want any money from the VA. I don’t want any VA benefits — I’m sure I’m entitled 100%.”
“All I asked for was accountability of my senior leaders when there are clear, obvious mistakes that were made,” Scheller continued. “I’m not saying we can take back what has been done. All I asked for was accountability.”
Commenting on his request, he said he believed that would go a long way for service members, including those battling PTSD and “struggling with purpose.”
Scheller acknowledged that he was forfeiting a potentially $2 million pension fund and said that money “should go back to all the senior general officers.”
“I don’t need a single dollar. I just need every single person that’s willing to go back outside the wire every single day to wear a blue-collar and just going to work every single day and feed their families. Those are the people that I need,” Scheller said. “Follow me and we will bring the whole f—ing system down. I am honorable and you can ask any Marine who served with me for 17 years. I dare you to ask them all and find out what I’m made of. We’re just getting started.”
You can watch the video below:
But here’s where it gets dicey for Scheller.
Now, a Marine Corps spokesman told Fox News the military branch is aware of the video that Scheller released Sunday.
“The Marine Corps is taking appropriate action to ensure the safety and well-being of Lt. Col. Scheller and his family,” Capt. Sam Stephenson said. “As this is a developing situation, we cannot comment further at this time.”
Didn’t they do this to Kanye West? They locked him away, like he was a whacko, for supporting Trump and getting “religious.”
Could this be what they’re doing to silence Scheller?
“SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THE REGIME IS NOT ALLOWED.”
One was protected for speaking out against his chain of command — the other, fired within a day. pic.twitter.com/WLMVDwHe47
— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) August 28, 2021
One is a “hero” while the other is “crazy.”
I think you get how this works, right?
There’s no doubt they want to silence Scheller – is this the way they’ll do it? Labeling him a “nutjob” and then we never hear from him again?
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