Marine Corps top-brass silenced Lt. Col. Scheller.
We heard a lot about the whistleblower Marine, Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller. For 17 years, he served in the Marine Corps and gave that up to call out top military brass for the Afghanistan debacle and the recent deaths of our service members.
David Hookstead posted a video of Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller on Twitter.
“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 said on the failures in Afghanistan that led to American servicemen dying.
“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 shared that he resigned his commission immediately after the controversy with his video.
This Sunday. Scheller appeared on camera, explaining his decision.
Bizpacreview shared that Scheller said that while relieved of his command, he’s still in the US Marine. There aren’t any actions 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.”
Once, he quoted an ex-commander who wrote in a LinkedIn discussion that if Scheller were honorable, he would resign. He did precisely 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 the 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.”
Scheller realized that he was facing a $2 million pension fund and the many need to return to 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.”
The point when it is dangerous for Scheller is when a Marine Corps spokesperson spoke to Fox News and shared the military branch knows about Scheller’s Sunday video.
“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.”
They did this to Kanye West, locked him away!
I guess they are going to do the same with Scheller.
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
Watch it here: Youtube/FUNKER530