The mother and father of Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller advised “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday they “do not know” how their son is doing after he was put into the brig Monday. In response to the mother and father, nobody has advised them but what the charges have been.
Scheller was put beneath a gag to be able to forestall him from talking out towards navy management relating to the botched troop withdrawal from Afghanistan his mother and father, Stu and Cathy, stated in a statement. “He was issued a gag order which he broke this weekend by posting on social media,” the assertion stated.
The Marine’s father advised Carlson, “He knew this weekend when he posted once more and he broke his silence that they have been most likely going to arrest him. He’s a really clever man. He understands what is going on to occur to him.”
“He broke chain of command … his crime was speaking truth to energy, and energy could not deal with it … Whereas he broke chain of command – [Gens.] Austin, Milley, McKenzie – they broke the chain of belief and confidence within the American individuals. We’re mad, we’re mad as hell.”
“This is without doubt one of the worst tales I’ve ever seen in 30 years of masking these items,” host Tucker Carlson stated in regards to the incarceration. “I can not bear in mind being as offended as I’m by this. It is simply so fully flawed.”
The Marine, who served for 17 years, was relieved of command in August after publicly expressing his views on how the military pulled troops out of Afghanistan, together with abandoning Bagram Air Base earlier than the withdrawal was full.
The navy additionally ordered Scheller to bear a mental health evaluation. Scheller had stated on the time that he was strolling away from $2 million in pension.
He additionally stated, “I’m not going anyplace.”
“Everyone seems to be scared that the burden of the system is crashing down on me. However I do know one thing you don’t … it’s the system that’s going to interrupt. Not me,” Scheller continued.
“That is all for making a Facebook video that was totally truthful,” Tucker stated to Scheller’s mother and father in regards to the incarceration.
Scheller’s central grievance was an absence of accountability throughout the navy and authorities.
“Did anybody elevate their hand and say, ‘We fully messed this up?'” Scheller had requested. “I’m not saying we are able to take again what has been finished. All I requested for was accountability, for individuals to touch upon what I stated and to say, ‘Sure. Errors have been made.’ And had they finished that I’d’ve gone again into rank and file, submitted, and completed what I wished.”
Scheller continued to publish criticism on LinkedIn, together with accusing Gen. Kenneth McKenzie of “dereliction of responsibility.” In one other publish, he stated “the present military-industrial machine is damaged”
Scheller additionally started widespread critiques of the federal government, asking “does the present authorities nonetheless serve the pursuits of the people?”
Stuart’s father stated that his son had two requests after he was arrested: one, for his legal professional to be referred to as. Second, the Marine requested his dad to “inform everybody.”
“They’re making an attempt to bury our son,” Cathy stated, including that she was doing her greatest to maintain their grandkids sheltered from “all this.”
“I do wish to say thanks to the American individuals, and I wish to ask them to, if attainable, to wish, to contact your congressmen, and to donate,” Cathy stated.
After the Taliban took over Kabul whereas the Afghanistan withdrawal was ongoing, 13 service members, have been killed in an ISIS-K terror assault at a gate exterior the Hamid Karzai International Airport. Ten of the 13 killed have been U.S. Marines.