By Mark Wachtler
April 6, 2015. San Diego. (ONN) Warnings are flooding the internet over the US government’s upcoming Operation Jade Helm. The American military is holding a two-month exercise this summer in which a virtual Martial Law will be declared across much of the US Southwest. The goal is to train American soldiers to put down a domestic insurgency. But the country’s patriot movement and its military arm, the various volunteer militias, are planning to use the exercise themselves - to practice deploying against the occupying armies of a dictatorship.
Operation Jade Helm will deploy units from 4 US military branches to 7 states from July to September.
The US military has confirmed that Operation Jade Helm is real. The documents and maps released online are real. And the citizens of seven Southwestern states will spend the summer of 2015 with units from four branches of the US military deployed in their communities to suppress a supposedly theoretical rebellion.
Targeting the left, or the right?
Something doesn’t make sense regarding Operation Jade Helm - If the US government is positioning to declare Martial Law to stamp out a rebellion by America’s right wing, including patriots, militia-types and secessionists, why does the operation pick the most powerful stronghold of the foreign left on American soil as ground zero?
The Pentagon-supplied map (see below) detailing Operation Jade Helm shows the enemy-held regions as Texas, along with a ‘pocket of resistance’ covering the southern-most edge of California from Los Angeles to San Diego. Is this really the stronghold of America’s patriot and militia movement? Of course not. But it is the stronghold of the Mexican drug cartels and what the same patriots and militia would call ‘the foreign invasion’.
If the Operation’s map showed that Texas was in insurgent hands and Montana, Idaho, Washington State and Oregon were marked off as insurgent-held territory, then we would agree that Operation Jade Helm is a covert operation targeting the stronghold of America’s right wing. But the operation clearly shows the theoretical insurgency as the US-Mexico border and southern California. One-quarter of all the illegal immigrants in America live in California. And nearly half of them live in southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego - the area labeled as the ‘pocket of resistance’.
When looking at the Operation’s map and the designations given each area, it seems there is one overall trend and one exception. Each state or area is designated as one of the following, ‘Hostile’, ‘Leaning Hostile’, ‘Leaning Friendly’ or ‘Permissive’. The trend appears to be that the further away from the Mexico border, the friendlier the populace is. The closer to Mexico, the more hostile. The only exception is the state of Utah, which the map depicts as being in enemy hands.
But again, the theoretical enemies aren’t revealed in the materials and it’s very well possible that in the event of an American insurrection, the US government might find itself simultaneously fighting multiple insurgencies, including a foreign insurgency in the Southwest and a domestic insurgency in the most religious state in America - Utah.
Details of Operation Jade Helm
With warnings and rumors spreading like wildfire across America regarding a Red Dawn-like military occupation of the Southwest, corporate news outlets like the Washington Post have verified the operation’s authenticity. The publication reported last week, ‘Elite service members from all four branches of the US military will launch an operation this summer in which they will operate covertly among the US public and travel from state to state in military aircraft. Texas, Utah and a section of southern California are labeled as hostile territory.’
View the 12-page summary from the US Army Special Operations Command prepared for local officials across the Southwest to prepare them for the coming two-month exercise. The presentation gives no indication regarding who the theoretical enemy is or why the Pentagon chose the seven states it did, except for Texas. The document says, ‘The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has conducted numerous exercises in Texas because Texans are historically supportive of efforts to prepare our soldiers, airmen, Marines and sailors to fight the enemies of the United States.’
What is Operation Jade Helm
Under the section of the document titled, ‘What is Jade Helm?’, the US Army only includes the following three bullet points:
The summary also details the branches of the US military that will be participating in Operation Jade Helm. They include:
Military occupation of America
The report prepared by the US Army for local government officials gives a handful of select details. It says 1,200 military personnel will take part in Operation Jade Helm in the state of Texas, but with individual local operations consisting of 60-65 service members. The report promises local elected officials that the anti-insurgent forces will pump $150,000 into their local economy due to the fact that many of the participating soldiers will be disguised as civilians and forced to live and shop like the regular population.
The document goes on to warn local officials that they will experience loud aircraft noise at night and should anticipate noise complaints from residents. Two of the final points from the Army summary of Operation Jade Helm shed additional light on the types of maneuvers planned. One point says, ‘Personnel may be carrying weapons with blank ammo.’ The next point warns, ‘Some participants will be wearing civilian attire and driving civilian vehicles.’
American Militia deploys
If the citizens of Texas, Utah and Southern California don’t like the idea of armed soldiers circulating among them dressed as civilians, imagine their reaction when those military personnel are outnumbered by even more armed strangers in the form of volunteer militiamen from across the state, reinforced by militiamen from across the country. With three months to prepare and a Pentagon-supplied map to work with, that’s exactly what America’s patriot community has planned.
Five days ago, our friends at Natural News alerted readers to the rapidly assembling response to Operation Jade Helm by America’s patriot movement. Basically, the country’s various local militias will be holding their own seven-state military drill. Without an official title, it’s simply being called, ‘Operation Counter Jade Helm’.
The report cites a recently launched Facebook Page with the same title. The description reads, ‘Since the military wants to infiltrate our towns for practice, then We the Patriots should use this as a counter surveillance exercise! I’m calling on Militias and other Patriot groups to counter this exercise with surveillance of the military’s attempt to infiltrate US towns!’
Fortunately for the safety of local citizens caught in the middle, the patriots and militias are insisting that their supporters are not there to confront the government’s counter-insurgency force, but rather to observe them. More than that, they’re going to let them know they’re being observed, as well as who they’re being observed by.
Operation Counter Jade Helm
Some of the posts on the Counter Jade Helm Facebook page show how the loosely associated group of patriotic Americans intend to counter the joint US military operation. With each state having different groups and leaders, it’ll be interesting to see how well the American militia movement will respond to this multi-state challenge.
So far, local citizens are coming forward with Pentagon presentations to local officials or local small town media reports detailing the exact locations Operation Jade Helm will take place. ‘This is how we find out where they will be,’ one group member posted three days ago, ‘Ask your town councils, police depts, mayor’s office, etc if the US military requested to use your town or county for their exercise. Please PM me with what you find out!’
Another post reads, ‘TEXAS TOWN LOCATIONS DESIGNATED FOR INFILTRATION: Bastrop/Smithville Big Spring Caddo Lake Caldwell Christoval College Station Dell City Eldorado Goliad Junction Leakey Menard Mountain Home San Angelo San Antonio Stanton Victoria. You can probably confirm this with your town councils. Looks like Marin and Howard counties will see infiltrations around August 7 give or take a few days.’ Not to be outdone, a post in the middle of the night two days ago read, ‘Local news had JH15 base camps setting up in Abilene, Big Lake and Christoval Texas.’
Keep in mind, we at Whiteout Press don’t necessarily believe this is a government operation to practice putting down a right wing insurrection, but instead putting down a left wing revolution. But if the right’s fears are correct and the militia/patriot movement is the target, then the Pentagon has just given their future adversary the greatest gift imaginable - a dry run for the American right to practice mobilizing their forces and deploying them on the streets of America.
Or, what is far less likely but just as possible, the most paranoid among the right and left are correct and Operation Jade Helm isn’t just a training mission but rather the clever first step in declaring a very real Martial Law and military occupation of America. If that’s the case, then all bets are off as that will mark the first day of the next American civil war.
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