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Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller: Peeved Patriot or Manic Marine?

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Soon-to-be former Marine Corps Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller just threw down the gauntlet. After criticizing the military powers that be, he’s resigning his commission and inviting any and all patriots to join up in his movement to “bring the whole f***ing system down.” Sir, my question is this: What system?

The military industrial complex? American military wokeness? The worldwide cabal?

While watching Scheller’s video, I felt simultaneously fired up by his words and concerned by his vibe. After reading his Facebook post, I’m a bit comforted. Perhaps his stand is the beginning of a real and worthy revolution.

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I served six years in the Navy and schooled with Marines. An enlisted Marine would likely never try what he’s trying, for obvious reasons. Marine Corps officers are different animals and enjoy real power, like all military officers.

I remember thinking my Marine classmates were a bit high-strung. My recollections of Marine officers like Scheller bring this descriptor to mind—high-performance.

Revolutionary or Roger Ramrod?

Officers like Scheller go flat-out, but most temper their passions with a strong sense of duty. I find it compelling that he challenges anyone to ask those who served with him about his honor. Maybe he’s legitimately—and rationally—hacked off by the actions of his superiors.

On the other hand, after repeating his threat to bring down “the system,” he ended a tweet like this: “Thank you for the follows and Retweets #BidenLiedPeopleDied BIG NEWS COMING”

Big news coming? This reminds me of the many glowing promises we got from the QAnon crowd. While interacting with one of Scheller’s Facebook followers today, I was assured that “The plan is still in place. This is all part of it. “

Again with The Plan. Uh-huh. Sure.

This plan talk makes me wonder if Stuart Scheller is a QAnon proselyte. It’s one thing to recognize that President Biden is responsible for the Afghanistan debacle and the death of 13 American service members. Naturally, all commanders-in-chief are responsible for dead soldiers.

It’s another thing entirely to speak cryptically about bringing down systems and writing this on Facebook:

We can’t ALL be wrong.

They only have the power because we allow it.

Every generation needs a revolution.

Bxf6

By the way, Bxf6 is a chess move involving sacrificing a bishop. By ending his post this way, Scheller is telling “the system” it’s their move. As a chess player, I dig his style. However, for me to join his movement, I’ll need more information.

Still your move, sir.

Right kind of Kaepernick?

Maybe Scheller is the new Kaepernick who will trigger a worthy revolution. It all depends on whether his conspiratorial video style is powered by passion or crazy. Perhaps his chutzpah will compel other officers and upper echelon military power brokers to come out and join his ranks.

At the beginning of Trump’s presidency, it was tough for an old sailor like me to believe in the Deep State or that it had infected the military. When I was in, we trusted our president because he served in the military and under Ronald Reagan. Our mission was worthy and clear.

Now, after watching a career politician who escaped service through multiple draft deferments and a medical exemption mangle our disentanglement from Afghanistan—and his suspect military advisors like General Mark Milley—I have little or no trust in military intelligence.

By the way, longtime foreign correspondent and Middle East resident Jennifer Griffin is right on about Afghanistan. Our involvement there was never an “endless war.” It was maintenance of a strategic foothold in a terrorism hotspot.

If it’s truly in our interest to abandon it, any thoughtful student of history and military strategy could have drawn up a better plan of retreat. The fact that our president and his cabinet members and generals keep calling it an endless war shows a depth of deceit throughout the chain of command.

Maybe Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller is the spark to illuminate genuine corruption in our military. Only time will tell. First he must convince this veteran that he’s not just another QAnon oddball trusting in some amorphous and nonexistent plan.

Semper Fi.

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Patrick is a journalist and writer with degrees in English and journalism. He served six years in the Navy where his life was changed forever by the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives in the Sierra Nevada of Northern California with his wife, dog and two cats. He enjoys hiking and cycling, taking pictures and blogging at https://luscri.com/



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Ron White decided to memorize every single US service member killed in Afghanistan.

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Biden is Soft on Putin; Trump was Tough on Putin

Trump enacted more than 50 sanctions or policy actions on Russia, many being severe

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Joe Biden thoroughly fears Vladimir Putin, and so Ukraine and the world suffers. Donald Trump did not fear Putin, and so Russia did not gain one extra inch of Ukrainian territory from 2017 to 2020.

Leftist Lies

In May 2017, the ultra-obnoxious late night TV show host Stephen Colbert apparently delighted his legions of ignorant fans by repugnantly joking that, “The only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c–k holster.” Amazingly, Colbert is still singing the same tune.

Along with Colbert, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer, and the ‘mainstream’ media continue their non-stop, massive lies about Donald Trump being ‘soft’ on Russia. On June 28, 2020 Pelosi blabbed, “I don’t know what the Russians have on the president,” referring to the “Russian bounty”’ hoax.

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The media machine fervently wants you to believe that Russia/Putin “have something on Trump,” which impeded him from taking aggressive action to curtail Putin’s excesses. Concurrently, no U.S. president in recent history was tougher on Russia than Donald Trump.

Let’s Look at the Record

What did President Trump do in relation to Russia during his time in office? Here are only a handful of examples:

* Imposed sanctions on Russian companies and Russian entities, blocking at least $3 billion worth of deals from going into Russian coffers.

* Placed harsh economic restrictions on a group of Russian oligarchs which effectively puts more pressure on Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader has illegally amassed enormous wealth – exceeding $25 billion – in the last two decades, but he can’t hold all that wealth in his own name, so he appointed oligarch cronies to be his trustees. Putting his oligarchs on sanctions hurts Putin big time.

* Levied considerable financial sanctions and travel restrictions on 50-plus individuals who have been accused of human-rights abuses and corruption under both the Magnitsky Act and the Global Magnitsky Act.

* Criticized NATO allies for not spending enough on defense (and was accused by the lamestream media of encouraging Russia to test alliance resolve). NATO allies, however, have taken steps to pay more, and NATO appears stronger than before, which is decidedly not the outcome Putin wanted.

* Authorized the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats from the U.S. in the wake of nerve agent attack on British soil, allegedly at the hands of the Kremlin.

* Approved the export of lethal weapons, including American-made Javelin antitank missiles, to help Ukraine shore up its eastern defenses against separatists backed by Moscow. More defense cooperation with Ukraine, as well as weapons sales are on the near horizon.

* Killed more than 200 Russian soldiers in Syria – U.S. troops are present as in Syria as much to limit Russian and Iranian influence on the country’s future as to fight the remnants of the Islamic State.

* Facilitated U.S. sales of more coal to energy-strapped Ukraine, while weakening Russia’s hold on oil exports.

* Ramped up militarily to pressure the Russian Federation as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Defense Secretary work to strengthen alliances and military cooperation with Baltic states that share borders with Russia.

* Offered a proposal to Poland to host a permanent contingent of U.S. troops, in the way that Germany and Italy have done since World War II, to help secure Poland’s 180-mile long border with Russia.

* Discussed with Ukraine’s president the enhancement of cooperation in security and defense sectors, and the importance of keeping tight sanctions on Russia – to Putin a most unwelcome development.

* Pressured Germany over its status as the largest buyer of Russian natural gas, and as a huge buyer of Russia coal and mineral oil.

* Sanctioned four Russian entities and seven individuals in response to a 2018 attempt to interfere in U.S. midterm elections, including Russian financier Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a wealthy loyalist nicknamed “Putin’s chef” who has his mitts in many pies.

* Suspended its obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia was not complying with it.

No Kid Gloves

In all, as a Brookings Institute analysis revealed, the Trump administration enacted more than 50 sanctions or policy actions on Russia, many being severe, from May 15, 2017 – four months after Trump took office – to 2020. Even half of what Trump had done is massive and thoroughly refutes the orchestrated, perpetual Democrat lies about Trump being soft on Russia and Trump somehow colluding with Russia.

The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Left, in general, would much prefer that you remain ignorant about these actions. Indeed, they make their living from it.

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