Not sure what to make of this. The US Army is training in Texas since it has challenging terrain. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is order the Texas Guard to monitor the training to "to safeguard Texans' constitutional rights, private property & civil liberties".
Is Texas worried they are training in Texas as a prelude to invade Texas? That the Army is going to sneak in married gay couples to destabilize the state? Plant anchor babies?
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is ordering the Texas State Guard to monitor a two-month long U.S. military exercise scheduled to be held in Bastrop County this summer. The move comes amid suspicions from some residents (and the Internet) about the motivations behind the training.
The exercises, designated Operation Jade Helm 15, will involve more than 1,200 soldiers, Marines and others between July 15 and September 15. The military says the exercise is intended to train personnel on acclimating to unfamiliar terrain and climates.
U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Lastoria, says the summer months will offer an ideal training climate.
"After driving around Texas all of two weeks ago logging in about 900 miles in less than 48 hours, I can see the terrain is very challenging and is going to make our soldiers sweat,” Lastoria said. “And sweating in peacetime is what we want because we want to reduce the bleeding in wartime."
On Monday, dozens of people filled the Bastrop County Commissioners Court to voice concerns about the military exercises. Lastoria took a number of questions from people who suspect Jade Helm is something nefarious. Bastrop County resident Daniel DuCloux has some reservations about the training program.
"I think historically, it's much more common for governments to be tyrannical and infringe on other's rights,” DuCloux said. “So when you see a large military build-up like this, I think it's our duty as citizens to question what's going on and to find answers. I mean, if we don't, then who will?"
Governor Abbott, apparently sensitive to those concerns, instructed the Commander of the Texas State Guard, Major General Gerald “Jake” Betty, to monitor and update the Governor’s office.
Alex Jones his cronies on Infowars have been freaking out about this for few months now. One of the better lunatic theories is that Jade Helm is a cover for Death Squads. Governor Abbot is in the middle of a big fight Tea Party lunatics who are backing the Lt. Governor, Dan Patrick. This was a cheap way for him to look like he was 'doing something' about a non-existent problem, in order to make some of Patrick's supporters relax a bit.
Fortunately, the Texas Guard is mostly a bunch of unpaid amateurs, so it's not going to cost the State that much at all. These guys aren't the National Guard, or connected in any real way with any of the armed forces.
Usually, they help with parking at fairs or festivals, or help out during hurricanes.
Not to change the topic but I would love a good old (modern) fashioned civil war type game called Invasion Texas.
Once again Texas demands independence. But this time from the U.S. Mexico allies itself with Texas as much of Texas has ties to Mexico! North Korea sends aid to Texas as a way to disrupt our infrastructure and gain their own foothold.
Will the Texans last stand end like the Alamo? Or will they repel the invading imperial forces of the U.S?!
United States North Central Louisiana / No Longer A Resident of the Shreveport/Bossier City Area Louisiana
Not sure what to make of this. The US Army is training in Texas since it has challenging terrain. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas Guard to monitor the training to "to safeguard Texans' constitutional rights, private property & civil liberties".
Is Texas worried they are training in Texas as a prelude to invade Texas? That the Army is going to sneak in married gay couples to destabilize the state? =Plant anchor babies?....
I speculate that it's more of the trumped-up pre-show preliminaries to paint President Obama as a wild-eyed tyrant in order to somehow "explain" afterwards the justification for why it was necessary for a right-wing overthrow of the government a la a "Seven Days In May" scenario to have occurred.
So, Texas Republican Governor Abbot -- has legitimized such concerns by actually ordering the Texas State Guardsmen to monitor the military-training event.
And don't forget that while he was a Texas gubernatorial candidate, Greg Abbot posed for a photograph with Kevin "K.C." Massey, the "commanding officer" of the Camp Lonestar border militia (who also sported an "Abbot for Governor" campaign button), who was arrested by government agents just a few short days after that photograph below was taken, for having ammonium nitrate (for making bombs like Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nicholls did) and a weapons cache in his hotel room.
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