A US Marine who was relieved of obligation over a viral video blasting the poorly managed exit from Afghanistan has stop the service, saying he’s misplaced all belief in American leaders whereas demanding accountability for his or her failures.
The controversial soldier, Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller, took to his Fb account on Tuesday to announce his plans to depart the Marine Corps, sharing a photograph of his resignation letter, which requests a termination date of September 11. He captioned the submit with a message addressed to “the American management,” which concludes with what verges on a name for “revolution.”
“We the individuals submit our resignation with a requested date of 11 September 2021. Purpose: Lack of belief and confidence,” Scheller wrote, echoing the wording of his letter.
We the individuals search change. We the individuals search management. We the individuals search accountability. We the individuals WILL take it. Each era wants a revolution.
The Marine first gained recognition final Thursday after posting a Fb video shredding US army and political leaders for his or her dealing with of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying no person had taken accountability for a string of errors. “I’ve been combating for 17 years. I’m prepared to throw all of it away to say to my senior leaders: I demand accountability,” he stated within the clip, which rapidly went viral throughout a number of social media platforms.
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Lower than 24 hours after the video went stay, nonetheless, Scheller introduced in one other Fb submit that he had been relieved of obligation “primarily based on a scarcity of belief and confidence” from his superiors. Whereas he didn’t criticize their choice, Scheller remained adamant in urging accountability, calling on different Marines to “step up” and be a part of him: “They solely have the ability as a result of we permit it. What if all of us demanded accountability?”
Earlier than formally asserting his resignation, Scheller stirred additional controversy with one other video – filmed, he says, from “an deserted faculty bus in jap North Carolina” – entitled “Your transfer.”
“You don’t have any thought what I‘m able to doing,” he says within the video, during which he additionally discusses his publicity to poisonous burn pits throughout his deployment in Ramadi, Iraq. He later provides, addressing fellow service members: “Comply with me, and we are going to convey the entire f**king system down.”
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The following day, Scheller stated he was ordered to bear a “psychological well being screening,” suggesting his current criticisms have been being attributed to a submit traumatic stress dysfunction (PTSD).
“First, excusing the actions of service members due to ‘PTSD’ does extra injury to service members than any trauma in fight,” he stated. “I’ve been in very traumatic fight conditions. However due to that I’m STRONGER.”
And for the individuals who checked on me after my final video… I’m sorry if I scared you. However know that regardless of my feelings, my phrases are at all times rigorously thought out.
Regardless of tendering his resignation, Scheller has continued his battle with army management from his perch on social media, addressing Marine Commandant Common David Berger in a confrontational submit on Tuesday night.
“I perceive you need to courtroom martial me. Your total workers has already advised me. All of the Captains you spoke to at the moment already texted me,” he wrote, including “Your downside proper now… is that I’m shifting sooner than you. I’m out maneuvering you.”
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