• Marine demands senior leaders accept 'accountability' for Afghanistan,

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Fri Aug 27 15:54:37 2021
    By Audrey Conklin
    Published 52 mins ago

    Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was relieved for cause after demanding
    that senior U.S. leaders hold themselves accountable for actions made
    during the U.S. military's withdrawal from Afghanistan that led to the
    deaths of 13 service members.

    Officials confirmed to Fox News on Thursday that ten Marines and two
    Army soldiers, as well as one Navy corpsman, were killed in explosions
    near Kabul's airport Thursday. Another 169 Afghans were killed,
    according to two officials who spoke to the Associated Press on
    condition of anonymity.

    Scheller, a father of three who has been in the USMC Infantry for 17
    years, mentioned senior military leaders including Marine Commandant
    Gen. David H. Berger, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of
    the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley, whom he said are
    "supposed to advise."

    "I'm not saying we need to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am saying,
    did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, ‘Hey, it’s a bad
    idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we
    evacuate everyone’? Did anyone do that?


    That man should be promoted not demoted. What he said is even obvious
    to me.

    It appears to me this was a manufactured crisis just like the border
    crisis. The question is why? The people that caused it are not stupid.

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