Post by unlawflcombatnt on May 3, 2015 7:59:47 GMT -6
Operation Jade Helm is a military special forces operation taking place in several western & southwestern US states from July to Sept.
Initially, the story sounded hard-to-believe, but it has now made it's way into the national spotlight. The story has now been reported in the national news-such as the Washington Post & NPR.
It's become concerning enough for TX Governor Greg Abbott to call out the TX National Guard to monitor the exercise (see follow-up story in next post).
from the Inquisitr.com
March 27, 2015
Operation Jade Helm:
Special Forces ‘Realistic Military Training’ In 7 Southwestern States Prompts Martial Law Fears
"Operation Jade Helm involves 1,2000 special forces team members being dropped into seven southwestern states as a part of realistic military training exercises. The domestic special ops training has become highly controversial. The special ops soldiers, some of the most elite fighting men in the world, will be ordered to “operate undetected” among the American civilian population.
Beginning in July and lasting for eight weeks, Operation Jade Helm will take place in cities and small towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. For the purpose of training, residents in the entire states of Utah and Texas will be deemed “hostiles.” Some of the Army Special Forces teams will reportedly drop to the ground from airplanes while carrying traditional military weapons which will be loaded with blanks, for the realistic military training exercise.
But with residents of the entire states of Texas and Utah dubbed “hostile” for the purposes of the exercises, Jade Helm has some concerned the drills are too realistic. Some Americans and Second Amendment activist groups have expressed concerns that the realistic military training exercises designed for Operation Jade Helm are merely thinly veiled drills to practice for future martial law orders.
According to a report in the Houston Chronicle Operation Jade Helm includes plans for the Army Special Forces teams to mingle with citizens unidentified as the residents are asked to report “suspicious activity.” The effectiveness of the special ops soldiers involved in the realist military training exercises will reportedly be gauged by how masterfully they engage in such activity without attracting the attention of citizens.
The U.S. Military has reportedly been granted permission to engage in the Operation Jade Helm realistic military exercises by state and local officials in the seven southwestern states slated to be involved in the special forces exercises....
A U.S. Army Special Operations Command does note that nature the training which will take place in 7 southwestern states *is vastly more significant that similar realistic military training exercises undertaken in the past. “The size and scope of Jade Helm sets this one apart....
Special forces teams which will be a part of the Operation Jade Helm realistic military training include the Navy SEALS, Green Berets, Marine Special Operations Command, Marine Expeditionary Units, Air Force Special Operations Command, the 82nd Airborne Division, and “interagency partners.”"
Story at following link: