Viral videos come in all forms. Unfortunately, watching a cat play a piano or a dog walking in his sleep doesn’t positively impact the world.
The video posted by retired Navy Seal Jocko Willink that went viral this week is something entirely different.
He posted a video to his Instagram account that has called for people begging him to run for President.
He wore a black t-shirt, had close-cropped hair, and the video was shot in black and white. The video last 3:30, and Willink took that time to give Joe Biden a lesson in leadership.
Willink imagined that he were President, and without notes, he spoke in a direct and firm tone as if he were the President of the United States, and provided a message to Americans, the stranded people in Afghanistan, along with our allies and enemies.
After taking full responsibility for the mistakes that have led to the crisis in Afghanistan, Willink spent the majority of the video describing exactly what his next steps would be to fix the problem.
Here’s an excerpt.
“In the next 48 hours, America will be in control of most major airports in Afghanistan. Any resistance we meet from the Taliban or otherwise—when we seize these airports—will be destroyed completely and without mercy. Any person who interferes with these operations will be killed.”
As for the $82 billion in equipment and arms the U.S. military left behind, which the Taliban now controls, Willink addressed that too.
“Any person utilizing, guarding, or located in close proximity to these weapons or equipment will be killed.”
He wrapped up by vowing that American special forces would not leave the country until everyone was evacuated, and going forward he would keep a close eye on human rights violations with America’s superior technology.