Marine who blasted Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal discharged days before Christmas — Analysis

A Marine battalion commander who went viral for criticizing the United States’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan was discharged just days before Christmas and is now preparing a ‘media blitz’ in response.

In August Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller’s Facebook video critiquing US military leadership over its treatment of Afghanistan withdrawal in that month went viral. Scheller was the victim of a suicide attack on a civilian acquaintance during the withdrawal. “growing discontent and contempt”The following are the recommendations: “ineptitude at the foreign policy level”Senior leaders must be held responsible.

Scheller revealed that he had been discharged from the Marine Corps on Thursday – just a day before Christmas Eve – and stripped of his pension after serving for 17 years.

“I was released from the Marine Corps today, Thursday, December 23rd, 2021. I am filled with mixed emotions,”Scheller claimed that the US military had locked him up and taken him away. “without basic items in prison for five days”In retaliation for the video.

Scheller said that he was conducting an interview. “media blitz”As a response to his dismissal, Tucker Carlson of Fox News was interviewed on the 4th January. He thanked Tucker Carlson as well as fellow Marines and the members and general public who supported him in the difficult times.

Out of respect to my senior leaders, I haven’t done a single interview since this began. But now it’s my turn.

Scheller’s father Stu Scheller Sr. told Fox News on Saturday that the US needed “leaders, not politicians,”While his mother, Cathy Scheller pointed out that thirteen US Marines were not returning home from Christmas in Afghanistan because of the disastrous withdrawal.

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