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Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller was relieved of his duties Friday for publicly demanding his leaders accept responsibility for their disastrous failures in Afghanistan.

In a Facebook post that has been shared more than 60,000 times as of Monday, Scheller called out Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and others for not raising their hands and saying, “We messed this up.”

“The reason people are so upset on social media right now is not that the Marine on the battlefield let someone down,” Scheller said in the video.

“People are upset because their senior leaders let them down. And none of them are raising their hands and accepting accountability or saying, ‘We messed this up.'” 

Lt. Col. Scheller also explained that he had a personal relationship with one of the Marines who died in Thursday’s ISIS-K bombing and “potentially, all those people did die in vain” if leaders don’t take ownership of what occurred.

In a follow-up post on Friday afternoon, Scheller said was relieved of his duties.

Lt. Col. Scheller released a YouTube video Sunday night and went much farther than he had in his initial posts.

An emotional Scheller explained in the video that he had chosen to forfeit his retirement benefits and face possible legal action for breaking rank. He also issued a threat to military leadership.

“You have no idea what I am capable of doing,” Scheller warns in the video.

WIBC’s Mock n’ Rob will have more details on today’s show.