Kabul was hit by a series of explosions on Thursday that took the lives of over 100 people, including 13 US servicemen, mostly Marines. As of Thursday evening, US President Joe Biden was still standing firm in his decision to continue the military withdrawal from the country.
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller said that he was relieved of command after publicly demanding “accountability” from senior US leaders over their actions and decisions related to the US military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
What Did He Have to Say?
In a viral clip that was shared over 38,000 times, Scheller addressed “the American leadership” just a few hours after 13 US service members were killed in a series of attacks in Kabul on 26 August.
“Not making this video because it’s potentially an emotional time,” the officer said. “Making it because I have a growing discontent and contempt for … perceived ineptitude at the foreign policy level.”
The Marine battalion commander said that he was ready to make a sacrifice of his 17-year-long career in the USMC Infantry to call on senior leaders to admit their failures in Afghanistan:
Scheller said that he was now hearing questions from his friends in the military about whether all the lost lives over the past two decades were worth it following America’s hectic withdrawal from the country that allowed the Taliban* to seize power.
“What I’ll say is, from my position, potentially all those people died in vain. We don’t have…