Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, the marine who questioned leadership after the disaster in Afghanistan was imprisoned and court martialed for speaking out.
Scheller posted videos on social media criticizing the Biden Administrations handling of Afghanistan that led to the death of 13 marines killed in a suicide bombing.
Biden also targeted “terrorists” held up in a Kabul compound. The Administration claimed that those inside posed an “imminent threat” to the airport.
Later, General McKenzie announced that the air-strike had not killed any ISIS-K affiliates. Instead the attack killed 10 civilians including 7 children under the age of ten years old.
Scheller has now been released from the brig, but pled guilty to willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, dereliction in the performance of duties and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. There were 6 charges in total.
“I’m not saying we can take back what has been done. All I asked for was accountability,” Scheller said in one of his videos.
He was, like many other marines forced into silence frustrated that 13 of his brothers and sisters were dead beside more than 70 afghan civilians as a result of an avoidable attack.