1,200 Soldiers to Practice Martial Law Exercises in Seven US States
March 31, 2015 Truthstream Media & NextNewsNetwork & The Daily Mail
Operation Jade Helm will see 1,200 service members including Green Berets and SEALs and special forces from the Air Force and Marines in July. Soldiers armed with blank rounds will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado for 8 weeks. The so-called Realistic Military Training has some residents fearful the drill is a preparation for martial law.
Military Helicopters Descend Over Central Texas
For Mass Civil Unrest Drill Truthstream Media
(March 26, 2015) -- We've seen at least four or five military helicopters (and heard more that we couldn't see due to cloud cover) in the Round Rock/Hutto/Georgetown/Taylor Texas area today, including two giant chinooks flying in tandem low enough and loud enough to rattle windows. We've been told there's a mass civil unrest drill going on here that involves 3,000+ soldiers. . . .. Gee . . . What do you think the government knows that we don't?
Jade Helm 15 Military Exercise Lists Texas as "Hostile" NextNewsNetwork
(March 24, 2015) -- Unclassified documents from the US Army outline a massive “Realistic Military Training” exercise to take place across 10 states over eight weeks this summer. The area in question spans across the southwest United States.
The now widely public PowerPoint document reports that the operation will be run by US Southern Command and involve only Special Forces operators. What’s the real purpose behind the training? Special Forces Set to Swarm Southwest and Operate
Undetected among Civilians in Massive Military Exercise The Daily Mail
(March 26, 2015) -- Seven Southwestern states will soon be infiltrated by 1,200 military special ops personnel as part of a controversial domestic military training in which some of the elite soldiers will operate undetected among civilians.
Operation Jade Helm begins in July and will last for eight weeks. Soldiers will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado where some of them wil drop from planes while carrying weapons loaded with blanks in what military officials have dubbed Realistic Military Training.
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.
Headlines like Freedom Outpost's 'Operation Jade Helm—military trains for martial law in American South-west' abound across the Right-leaning blogosphere and Info Wars warns that Jade Helm is simply 'an effort to test the effectiveness of infiltration techniques' on the American public.
'They're having Delta Force, Navy SEALS with the Army trained to basically take over,' Info Wars' Alex Jones said Sunday. 'Texas is listed as a hostile sector, and of course, we are . . . . We're here defending the republic.'
The Houston Chroniclereports that, among the planned exercises, soldiers will attempt to operate undetected among civilian populations.
Residents, in turn, will be asked to report suspicious activity in order to gauge the effectiveness of the soldiers.
Military officials say they've gotten the go ahead for the operations from local authorities such as mayors and county commissions.
And sheriff's deputies told the Houston Chronicle they would ensure residents living near where aircraft were slated to create disturbances and drop soldiers, civilian and military vehicles will barrel through and where blank rounds would be fired.
Jim Stewart with the Brazos County, Texas Sheriff's Office told the Chronicle that such exercises are far from anything new.
'Special ops for years have trained off-post for years, where they go out and have folks that are role players out on the economy,' said the Army intelligence veteran. 'They'll have a scenario they'll be following and they'll interact with these role players as if they're in another country.'
However, the US Army Special Operations Command themselves say Jade Helm is different.
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