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Whither Jade Helm 15?

Military watchers – from both the Left and Right – have been watching, warning, and expressing (how do I state this with delicacy?):


It has been reported that regular military folks will be conducting a ‘training operation’ in Texas, beginning July 15.  The Texas governor has even ordered the National Guard to observe the ops, just in case things get hinky.

Following the ease with which martial law was imposed on Boston (post the terrorist bombing), some folks are suggesting this might be the next step.

Practicing to handle civilian populus in a hostile environment (Texas versus Massachusetts) should martial law be imposed THERE!

And obvious comparisons have been made comparing The President to some Austrian-born Reichschancellor who engaged in similar behavior!

Operation Jade Helm 15

Much ado about nothing?  Or should we be concerned?

What do YOU think?tin foil hat

h/t Theo Spark, The Political Commentator, Now The End Begins

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “Whither Jade Helm 15?

  1. I believe Jade Helm 15 is a training exercise to practice how to operate, civilly in a U.S. Urban envrionment. Since the miltary, active and reserve keeps getting called in for disaster and emergency relief it makes sense they understand their limitations etc in these envrionments. It doesn’t have to be about martial law or a take over by the military. A contingency that had been discussed and considered by the military prior to the current cycle of warfare was the possibility of a mass exodous from Mexico where thousand of refugees would wind up on the U.S./Mexico border. It is good to train for contingencies ahead of time. It provides visiblity for many of what does and does not work.

    I am not really a martial law conspiricist. The U.S. is to large and diverse to be easily controlled by martial law. The U.S. Army is less than 500,000 troops with many still deployed overseas. Combat troops are probably somewhat less than 100k. To control an urban area the size of greater Los Angeles or the DFW/Huston corridor in Texas would require several divisions. The army just doesn’t have it any longer. Even if the military was cojoined with fed law enforcement (light infantry) they would only be able to sieze and control state capitals at best. Holding territory? Controlling Population? Martial law didn’t work in Iraq or Afghanistan where multinational military forces could kill pretty much anyone they wanted.

    Posted by Matt | May 6, 2015, 10:55 am
  2. I totally agree on the contingency planning aspect of the military/industrial complex, scares hell out of me too. I like finding reports from the Rand Corporation, they do a lot of the contingency predictions and some of the initial planning. Always interesting, always tilted towards big government solutions.

    Posted by Matt | May 8, 2015, 9:20 am

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