Amid chaos in Afghanistan, military leaders bear no accountability for the deaths of U.S. troops, with some who it seems are instead focusing on their woke agenda.
The suicide bombing on Thursday outside the perimeter at Kabul airport killed 13 U.S. troops, many young men, amounting to the worst single-day loss in Afghanistan since 2011 under President Obama. At least 60 Afghan citizens were killed.
Yesterday we lost 13 United States Service Members:
1 Navy Men
1 Army Soldier
Sons. Brothers. Fathers. Friends.
I urge you to join me in prayer for the families as they cope with the unimaginable heartbreak from yesterday’s events.
It should’ve NEVER come to this! pic.twitter.com/vu9U3ub2oA
— Brandon Tatum (@TheOfficerTatum) August 28, 2021
For a long time now, the military has become increasingly partisan. The programs and training they are implanting has had an adverse on morale and integrity. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) and Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) set up an avenue for service members to send whistleblower complaints on “wokeness” they experience within the military.
In a hearing where Sen. Cotton brought up these complaints, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin admitted “I would also say that diversity, equity and inclusion is important to this military now, and it will be important in the future.”
On Sunday, Secretary Austin spoke to the situation in Afghanistan.
“It was very difficult to predict with accuracy. This all occurred in a span of about 11 days. Nobody predicted that, you know, the government would fall in 11 days,” Austin told ABC News’ This Week.
As the U.S. approaches 21 years in this war, we’re told that no one, including our top generals, could have predicted this. This response been insufficient for a lot of the administration’s critics, including Democrats who once defended the administration.
But when Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley states that he wants to understand “white rage,” the competency of these generals to effectively lead our troops is put into question. While this general’s concern for white rage plays into what conservatives’ have been criticizing as of late, the events of the past couple weeks have shown how consequential leadership is to our military forces.
More recently, Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston sparked criticism when, hours before the Kabul terrorist attack, he tweeted:
Diversity is a number – do you have people that don’t look or think like you in the room? Inclusion is listening and valuing those people. #WomensEqualityDay reminds us we’re smarter and more lethal when we come together as an inclusive, cohesive team. Our values demand it. pic.twitter.com/b72l2EcIn0
— SMA Michael Grinston (@16thSMA) August 26, 2021
President of the New York Young Republican Club tweeted:
Focus on winning wars and protecting our men and women you schmucks.
Enough of your woke diversity quota bullshit. https://t.co/WgwLZuYz3t
— Gavin Mario Wax 🇺🇸 (@GavinWax) August 27, 2021
Another tweet questioned the attention of our military.
So THIS is what you were worried about, 60 minutes before terrorists were strapping suicide vests on their bodies, and heading to the airport to kill Americans?? 🤔 https://t.co/5wIaEZvdPH
— Forgotten GenX'er (@IndianaJoe777) August 28, 2021
Gad Saad sarcastically observed the reason China has refrained from attacking us.
The Chinese military refrains from attacking the US because it knows that our diversity is an impenetrable shield.
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) August 27, 2021
Despite the attack the ongoing chaos in Afghanistan, the terrorist attack that killed our troops, and the leaders in charge of the military who are either incompetent or stood complicit in the decisions that have led to American deaths and beatings, as the Pentagon confirmed, there is no accountability.
One U.S. Marine, Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, voiced his concern as an officer of the U.S. military demanding accountability for the conflict in Afghanistan that has led to the deaths of those young men.
Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller has been relieved of duty after his video demanding accountability went viral. pic.twitter.com/QrU4eTJWBU
— Jacob (@JacobYusufov) August 28, 2021
Knowing that this video might jeopardize his career, Lt. Col. Scheller said, “I think what you believe can only be defined by what you’re willing to risk. I think it gives me some moral high ground to demand the same honesty, integrity, accountability from my senior leaders.”
He was subsequently relieved of his duty. It is currently unclear whether or not that means he was discharged or placed on leave.
As the Washington Examiner reports, according to Jeff Goldby, a 20-year Army veteran and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, said that this video could have been a violation of military rules.
“I’m not sure the last time I’ve seen an active-duty battalion commander openly and directly challenge senior military officers, including the Commandant of the Marine Corps, in this way,” Golby told Stripes.com.
Nevertheless, it comes as no surprise that despite Scheller’s release, a viral video of an Army Staff Sergeant saying that she’ll shoot Americans during martial law if they disobey her.
Woke soldier says she’ll shoot Americans who disobey her if martial law is declared. She must not realize how many of us veterans have the same training and won’t be on her side pic.twitter.com/iAhCEPrRKv
— Travis (@TWines4congress) August 27, 2021