The mother and father of Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller advised “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday they “don’t know” how their son is doing after he was put into the brig Monday. According to the mother and father, nobody has advised them but what the costs have been.
Scheller was put beneath a gag with a purpose to stop him from talking out in opposition to army management concerning 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 again and he broke his silence that they were probably going to arrest him. He is a very intelligent man. He understands what’s going to happen to him.”
“He broke chain of command … his crime was speaking truth to power, and power couldn’t handle it … While he broke chain of command – [Gens.] Austin, Milley, McKenzie – they broke the chain of trust and confidence in the American people. We’re mad, we’re mad as hell.”
PARENTS OF MARINE IMPRISONED FOR CRITICIZING AFGHAN CRISIS SLAMS ‘ACT OF COWARDICE’: ‘SHAME ON AUSTIN’
“This is one of the worst stories I’ve ever seen in 30 years of covering this stuff,” host Tucker Carlson stated concerning the incarceration. “I can’t remember being as offended as I am by this. It’s just so completely wrong.”
The Marine, who served for 17 years, was relieved of command in August after publicly expressing his views on how the army pulled troops out of Afghanistan, together with abandoning Bagram Air Base earlier than the withdrawal was full.
The army additionally ordered Scheller to bear a psychological well being analysis. Scheller had stated on the time that he was strolling away from $2 million in pension.
He additionally stated, “I’m not going anywhere.”
“Everyone is scared that the weight of the system is crashing down on me. But I know something you don’t … it’s the system that’s going to break. Not me,” Scheller continued.
“This is all for making a Facebook video that was entirely truthful,” Tucker stated to Scheller’s mother and father concerning the incarceration.
Scheller’s central criticism was a scarcity of accountability inside the army and authorities.
“Did anyone raise their hand and say, ‘We completely messed this up?'” Scheller had requested. “I’m not saying we can take back what has been done. All I asked for was accountability, for people to comment on what I said and to say, ‘Yes. Mistakes were made.’ And had they done that I would’ve gone back into rank and file, submitted, and accomplished what I wanted.”
Scheller continued to put up criticism on LinkedIn, together with accusing Gen. Kenneth McKenzie of “dereliction of duty.” In one other put up, he stated “the current military-industrial machine is broken”
Scheller additionally started widespread critiques of the federal government, asking “does the current government still serve the interests of the people?”
Stuart’s father stated that his son had two requests after he was arrested: one, for his lawyer to be referred to as. Second, the Marine requested his dad to “tell everyone.”
“They are trying to bury our son,” Cathy stated, including that she was doing her finest to maintain their grandkids sheltered from “all this.”
“I do want to say thank you to the American people, and I want to ask them to, if possible, to pray, 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-Okay terror assault at a gate exterior the Hamid Karzai International Airport. Ten of the 13 killed have been U.S. Marines.
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