“Ah, you knew there’d be some dislocations. You can’t gear a country’s economy for war for 20 years, then suddenly slam on the brakes and expect the whole transition to go like grease through a goose. Doesn’t work out like that. And think how the whole psychology of the thing’s been screwed up from the outset.” – Senator Raymond Clark, Seven Days in May
In his farewell address on January 17, 1961, President Eisenhower warned the nation about a future threat to its liberty from the military-industrial complex. “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.”
Flash forward to March of 2015 and the leak of a U.S. Army brief concerning a gigantic Special Operations Exercise called Jade Helm 15, set to commence on July 15th and conclude on September 15th. Most significantly, one of the pages in the presentation contains a map of the Southwest, where the states of Texas and Utah and several Republican counties in Southern California are labelled as ‘hostile.’
At first the military denied the briefing was real. But, pressure by the media caused them to admit that for the first time, US military units will be operating in ten states simultaneously, and mainly on private land and in American towns and cities. Special Operations troops will be practicing all of the things they do well; airborne insertions, raids, direct action missions and counter-guerilla operations.
The exercise, which will include famous units like the Green Berets has caused a brushfire to sweep through media outlets.
The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, is so concerned about the conduct of the exercise that he directed the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15 to ensure that “Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed.”
Perhaps out of concern for their constituents, or for their own political well-being, other elected officials have expressed their apprehension. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas commented, “When you see a government that is attacking our free speech rights, or religious liberty rights, or Second Amendment rights, that produces distrust.”
Representative Louis Gohmert (R, TX), remarked, “Having served in the U.S. Army, I have participated in or observed military exercises; however, we never named an existing city or state as a “hostile.”
Even Chuck Norris chimed in. “It’s neither over-reactionary nor conspiratorial to call into question or ask for transparency about Jade Helm 15 or any other government activity.”
Left wing pundit piranhas have savagely attacked anyone questioning the exercise. What the left doesn’t understand is that it is the obligation of every American to question the actions of their government and their military. Texas is not the problem, the federal government is the problem.
In the 1964 political thriller, Seven Days in May, the character Colonel “Jiggs” Casey uncovers a secret U.S. military organization called ECONCOM and a plan by the Joint Chiefs to topple the government.
While Seven Days in May is fictitious, Americans, like Jiggs Casey, sense that there is something very wrong about Jade Helm.
Jade Helm is like a set of Russian Matryoshka dolls, answer one question and another one appears in an endless litany of enigmatic events and reports concerning the exercise.
The Pentagon remains largely mute on the subject. Two weeks ago they dispatched a Special Operations public affairs lieutenant-colonel to Bastrop County, Texas. The officer’s verbal bobbing and weaving failed to soothe the worries of concerned Texans.
The size and scope of Jade Helm is unprecedented. Why is the military operating in mainly civilian areas and not on the vast land that the military has owned for 200 years? In fact, Special Forces has conducted Robin Sage at Fort Bragg since the 1960’s. During this capstone exercise, future Green Berets train on the base, while sometimes venturing to nearby towns, whose citizens know it’s a harmless field problem.
While the exercise map has Texas, Utah and Republican counties in California (Orange and San Diego) listed as hostile, it is possible that the Jade Helm area of operations could very well be a simulated map of the Middle East, with Southern California as Gaza, Utah as Syria and Texas as Iraq.
The military will not disclose what the threat is during the exercise. All military exercises have a threat force that is usually a fictitious country, para-military or terrorist organization. During the Cold War, the threat was often a country that sounded like one of those ersatz Iron Curtain nations Mr. Phelps and his IMF team infiltrated.
Perhaps, the military won’t tell us who the threat is because We the People are the threat. Jade Helm’s motto is “Master the Human Domain.” The Human Domain is a relatively new term coined by the U.S. military in the last decade. In a nutshell, it means collecting Human Intelligence, HUMINT, on population centers. Everything and anything is collected, learned and dissected about citizens in a given locale.
The idea of the U.S. Army collecting intelligence on American citizens is not only unconstitutional, but deeply disturbing.
Why is the U.S. military trying to master the human domain of the American Southwest?
The most widely held suspicion is that Jade Helm is really a federal martial law takeover of libertarian Texas and other areas in the Southwest. Once martial law is established, some say, the military and the UN will attempt to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens.
It is highly doubtful that Jade Helm is a takeover. But, it may very well be a rehearsal for martial law, not only in the Southwest, but the whole country. What external or internal forces would compel the government to declare martial law?
The government is well aware that the debt bubble is getting close to bursting. This would cause a massive stock market hemorrhage and an economic collapse, forcing the military to be brought in to restore order.
Recently, videos and pictures surfaced of trains carrying armored personnel carriers and tanks into Texas for the exercise. Armored vehicles seem out of place in a Special Operations exercise, unless it’s a rehearsal for martial law.
Since 2014, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, the U.S. Army has been training in a mock American city, complete with all the sundries of your average American town, including a subway station. It’s very odd that the U.S. Army is conducting training operations in mock American towns. Don’t you train the way you’re going to fight?
Add to this is an array of military riot drills where the Army and Marines practice battling libertarians and “sovereign citizens” and DHS memos labelling veterans and tea party members, “domestic terrorists.”
Jade Helm has fueled an array of hysterical reports; such as trains loaded with boxcars that have prisoner shackles inside them, transports of top secret microwave crowd control weapons and FEMA ‘death domes.’ Other stories include speculation that the shoe on the Jade Helm logo is really a clog worn by concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust.
Then, there’s the strange announcement by Walmart that they were temporarily closing five stores located in the Jade Helm area of operations, for apparent ‘plumbing problems.’ Individual reports have surfaced of supposed DHS personnel inside the stores and secret tunnels being built. Some have indicated these Walmarts might be some type of processing centers to be used during martial law.
The true intent of Jade Helm could be a cover operation for a real world operation against a growing ISIS threat in the country, particularly the Southwest. Special Operations forces and military intelligence personnel may be collecting intelligence on ISIS, under the cover of Jade Helm. When they speak of ‘mastering the human domain’ that may very well be the ISIS human domain.
No matter what the motives are, Jade Helm could very well be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which states that U.S. Army shall not act as a domestic police force.
The current U.S. Army is on the verge of becoming the kind of standing army the Founding Fathers warned us about.
The military and the government would like all of us to forget about Jade Helm, as the helicopters sweep over our heads, the troops roll down Main Street and the dissident extraction drills take place at 3 AM.
Why should we?
This is the same government that has given us the NDAA, the Patriot Act, torture and Gitmo, while authorizing the DHS to purchase more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition in the last two years.
This is the same senior military leadership that has repeatedly rolled over to every absurd politically correct whim and fancy emanating from the White House, while allowing hundreds of its best officers to be purged.
This is the same president that has a blatant disrespect for the Constitution and a bizarre and reckless infatuation with Islam.
We should all heed the words of President Eisenhower, who further stated in his final speech and warning to the American people, “We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
We are all Jiggs Casey. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.