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Is The United States Military Planning To Invade Texas?

U.S. Military forces are planning an exercise in the southwest called "Jade Helm 15", a two-month exercise common in military circles. Texas governor Greg Abbott fears martial law and has ordered state police to monitor U.S. forces. Are Abbott's fears justified?

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Is The United States Military Planning To Invade Texas?  

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last 24 hours | standard
Jade Helm: What if conspiracy theorists finally got it right? - Standard-Examiner
"...In and of themselves, these eight scenarios prove nothing. But combine them with the recently released flyby photo of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, and it's difficult to shrug off the mounting coincidences: An obviously unretouched photo of the minor planet reveals it looks suspiciously like an Imperial Death Star.Still not convinced? Consider the bread-crumb-like clues the government left in the term itself, Jade Helm 15. Jade, of course, being another word for green. And helm meaning to steer something. Thus Jade Helm is actually code for Green Steer, whose letters can then be rearranged to read Regent Seer. So obviously, we're talking about a plan to install a prophetic ruler to control the country in the absence of its rightful leader...." see full article

1307 days ago | sunherald
Jade Helm just another way for haters to hate on Obama -
"...Maybe some folks are scared the military is planning some sort of a takeover disguised as a training exercise in the southern U.S.But for a lot of them, it is clear Jade Helm is just another way to hate on President Barack Obama.Obama, after all, is the puppetmaster pulling the strings for Jade Helm. Why? Well after the "invasion" and "uprising" he'll be able to stay in power forever. Obama is certainly the villian on the Facebook page Operation Jade Helm and Beyond, where this morning someone posted: The president's own? We belong to this Country ... Marines are called the presidents (sic) own. So why was one of the presidents own locked up in Mexico."Read more here:" see full article

1351 days ago | yorknewstimes
Questions About Jade Helm - York News-Times
"...Everything from domestic spying to the imposition of martial law, detention of citizens with political views opposite those of the White House, and desensitization of citizens to a military presence are all feared as the purpose or outcome of the exercise.On one hand, there really shouldn't be much to worry about from our own military. Perhaps that's my opinion because I know so many still serving. It's quite difficult to envision them making war against the rest of us. It seems like an impossible stretch.They are serious about their oath to the Constitution, not the much loathed occupant of the White House. There is a difference.Furthermore, this has been a discussion in military circles for more than a decade. In preparation for deployment to places like Iraq and Afghanistan, training along the southern border has been discussed. It would be realistic and valuable in preparation for those wars.The terrain and climate are similar. The foe (drug cartels) was decentralized, violent, and oppressing a civilian population, much like Islamic terrorists overseas. Both situations were and still are counterinsurgency operations...." see full article

1366 days ago | salon
How Alex Jones' deranged Jade Helm conspiracy became an unstoppable ... - Salon

"...This is where the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party has landed: backstopping ludicrous tall tales marketed by a known flim-flam artist who's earning a fortune by cynically exploiting the na vet and paranoia of his listeners. At the end of the day, it seems rather obvious that Gohmert is engaging in a version of the badly exploitative Alex-Jones business model; and, in return, he's giving Alex Jones more scaffolding upon which to build additional levels on top of the theory.Again, this can't be emphasized enough: Gohmert is a sitting member of the U.S. Congress.Sleep tight...." see full article

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1366 days ago | dailycaller
Seven Days In September? The Truth About Jade Helm - Daily Caller
"...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...." see full article

1368 days ago | revelstokereview
Jade Helm: the hot new US conspiracy theory - Black Press
"...He sees good news, too: there are more than 250 million guns in America and the country's ready for any invaders especially if it's the blue-helmeted troops of the UN. That the world has now heard of this pernicious plot is thanks, largely, to one man. The rookie governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, put Jade Helm 15 fears on the mainstream map...." see full article

1370 days ago | huffingtonpost
The Wise Men of Jade Helm - Huffington Post

"...The far- right wing Texas politicians, including the Governor, who apparently believe that a military exercise called "Jade Helm" is really a pretext for an Obama-led takeover of their state is nothing more than the Chelmites at it again. They have gone so far as to assert go that the Obama Administration is digging secret detention centers and tunnels under abandoned Walmarts...." see full article

1379 days ago | bloomberg
4 Texas Republicans Sympathetic Over Operation Jade Helm 15 Fears - Bloomberg
"...For the past two weeks, Operation Jade Helm 15, a month-long, seven-state military training exercise, has preoccupied conspiracy theorists such as Alex Jones, frightened many local residents, and, now, elicited sympathy from some notable Texas Republicans. Despite a flurry of denials from military representatives and White House press secretary Josh Earnest that the exercise is any different than those conducted in the past, the rumors of an imminent military takeover have proven difficult to extinguish. In part, that may be because some elected officials, both past and present, have seemed to give the theories credence...." see full article

1380 days ago | washingtonpost
How Obama's hostile takeover of the American Southwest (aka Jade Helm) will ... - Washington Post (blog)

"...At that point, though, many of the primary contests will have been decided, given that the Southwestern State of Obamaland will be under the secure control of the Armies of the Democratic Party...." see full article

1380 days ago | standard
Our View: Net fuels Jade Helm paranoia - Standard-Examiner
"...Rumors have swept over the Internet and into town hall meetings that Jade Helm 15 is a ruse, or a dress rehearsal, or an outright move to an eventual hostile takeover by the government. That's nonsense, of course, but unfortunately, in the age of the Internet, paranoia thrives at the expense of common sense. In Texas, the governor of the state, Greg Abbott, a Republican, has asked the Texas State Guard to keep an eye of Jade Helm 15 when the exercise starts in his state...." see full article

1381 days ago | gawker
Ted Cruz Joins "Jade Helm" Conspiracy Lunatic Club - Gawker
"...That's crazy! This is crazy! It's crazy to take this seriously! You've all gotta stop! A responsible answer to the What do you think about Jade Helm? question that Cruz and other right wing candidates will apparently face throughout this year is I don't think anyone needs to worry about an Army training exercise instead let's worry about the economy, or literally anything else. Instead, Cruz has placed himself in the intellectual company of Chuck Norris...." see full article

1381 days ago | journal-advocate
Jade Helm hysteria sweeps nation - Journal Advocate
"...According to the narrative being laid down for these gullible hillbillies, Jade Helm 15 is a plot to round up all the right-minded patriots in America, herd them into FEMA Camps (housed in those six Wal-Marts being closed for "plumbing repairs") and exterminate them...." see full article

1382 days ago | msnbc
Cruz sympathizes with 'Jade Helm 15' conspiracy theorists - MSNBC

"...Apparently, we're supposed to believe that right-wing media figures have disseminated nonsense to right-wing activists who end up believing ridiculous theories and this is all President Obama's fault. It's one of the reasons Cruz's posture is so hard to take seriously...." see full article

1382 days ago | texastribune
Abbott's Letter Elevates Jade Helm 15 Concerns
"...Among those outside political arena, Abbott's move has garnered less praise. A number of military experts offered somewhat puzzled reactions Thursday. ..." see full article

1383 days ago | wnd
"...Whatever Jade Helm 15 actually is, I think it is more than coincidental that the FBI director just confessed in February that the presence of ISIS can be felt in all 50 states of the U.S. and that the Pentagon is suddenly running its biggest military training exercise with every branch of the military across seven Southwestern states. Whether deterrence, display of power or something more covert or devious, let's not come with any patronizing nonsense of impotence and simplicity when its origin is in Washington...." see full article

1383 days ago | globalresearc
Jade Helm 15: Police State USA, The End of Posse Comitatus? - Center for Research on Globalization
"...The confusion over what should be a clear firewall between civil society and military exploits does not bode well for the US citizenry, who will soon be getting a glimpse in the homeland of what NATO and its military do on a routine basis to would be terrorists and their loved ones throughout the world...." see full article

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