With all the misinformation about Jade Helm 15, and every conspiracy theorist having a new hypotheses of what it really means, it’s hard to understand whether Jade Helm is a real threat or not. However, every Jade Helm 15 theory ends in one conclusion, martial law being declared on the people of the United States. So what is Jade Helm 15? Who’s going to be participating? Who’s going to be affected? What is the “hostile territory” map? And what does Wal-Mart and China have to do with any of it? There won’t be any certain answers or outcomes until all of this happens but here’s what we know so far…
What is Jade Helm 15?
Jade Helm 15 is supposed to be a joint military training exercise taking place across multiple states but will mostly take part across the western states. We know that at least the following states will be a part of the exercise; Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado, although there is some speculation that Colorado actually opted out. This will all happen within the time frame of July 15, 2015 and September 15, 2015 on both public and private land.
Who’s participating in Jade Helm 15?
The operation consists of U.S. Army Green Berets, U.S. Navy SEALS, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, USMC Marine Special Operations Command, USMC Marine Expeditionary Units, the 82nd Airborne Division and civilian inter-agency partners will all take part in the super-sized exercise. It looks like the majority of answers and the go to branch is the Army. Most quotes you’ll see on this exercise come from them. It’s not been mentioned if other countries will be joining but if we allow this to continue it would look like history will repeat itself and we will be allowing our allies to join in on training on our own soil.
Why is Jade Helm being held in The United States?
According to the very pointed Department of Defense brief on Jade Helm 15, this is nothing new in the tenants of irregular warfare training, and to their defense, they’re right. According to the DoD, this training exercise has all the same elements of irregular warfare in current and past combat theaters; arid topography, different areas with different levels of affiliation i.e. neutral/sympathetic/hostile, and they even say that this is the main reason why they want to do a big chunk of the training in Texas because of the open space and “unique” terrain through the state.
Texas Prepares for Jade Helm
Like many people in Texas the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, has been very vocal about how he is not going to let this happen in his state without having some supervision. He even went as far as mobilizing the state guard to watch over the military exercise. Greg Abbott defended his reasoning by saying, “It is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property right and civil liberties will not be infringed.” It’s very refreshing to see someone actually stand up for the people they represent as well as their constitutional rights.
Because of this he has received some backlash from both political figures and talk show hosts like John Stewart; thankfully a lot of people in Texas and across the nation are still standing behind Gov. Abbott. After all the backlash Gov. Abbott is still holding strong stating, “Listen, what’s going on here is really very simple,” Abbott told reporters. “What we’re doing is serving as a communication facilitator between the Special Operations Forces and the people of the state of Texas and nothing more than that.” The other states have seemed relatively quiet, probably because the majority of the training will take place in Texas. Plus Texas was labeled as “hostile territory.”
The Hostile Territory Map
The hostile territory map released in an unclassified military Power Point raised quite a few eyebrows and questions. The map shows seven western states including: California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. There is a color legend with the categories: red=hostile, blue=permissive, brown=uncertain (leaning hostile), and light blue=uncertain (leaning friendly). The majority of California, all of Nevada and all of Colorado are labeled blue. Arizona is labeled light blue and New Mexico is brown. Utah, Texas, and a decent size chunk of Southern California are labeled red and the chunk is California is even labeled “insurgent pocket”.
Queue the Jade Helm Hysteria..
This labeling of states as ‘hostile’ naturally upset and confused a lot of people and it didn’t take long for Infowars, BEFORE IT’S NEWS, and the sort to claim martial law was coming. The military has explained that this was to be used for the training purposes only and wasn’t to be taken literally. This also is not the first time that our government has also done this type of “training” in urban and populated areas.
Miami and Houston were two of the many more recent cities to have blacked out Black Hawks running drills in their night skies. In fact this isn’t even the first time our government has labeled a place ‘hostile’. The United States has a reoccurring training exercising called “Bold Alligator” which is an amphibious assault exercise that is used to train the Navy and Marine Corps in different maritime strategies. It’s been held annually since 2011, and the 2014 exercise included 19 other countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Turkey, Japan, Australia, and Norway. The government labeled Georgia and part of Florida as ‘hostile’ during a naval exercise geared at preventing insurgent groups from launching attacks out of both of the states.
Is Wal-Mart the staging area for Jade Helm?
Let’s backtrack to the cry wolf of martial law. For Infowars/ Alex Jones, BEFORE IT’S NEWS, and the many other “conspiracy theory” group’s martial law is not a new subject. It’s their favorite topic and more often than not is their go to response to a lot of issues that arise. This story has an interesting spin on it which ended up getting Wal-Mart involved. Yes that big chain store that’s in every state and other countries has gotten itself wrapped up into being a part of this whole thing. Back in April of this year Walmart shut down five of its stores out of nowhere, two of the stores were in Texas, one in California, one in Florida, and one in Oklahoma.
Walmart did a terrible thing and decided to fire 2,200 people out of nowhere and with zero notice, they literally told them a few hours before the closing the stores that they had lost their jobs. Walmart released a statement saying that each store had been closed because of plumbing issues and that that’s the only reason. That alone is a huge red flag to me and everyone else. Wal-Mart employees didn’t even know about these so called “plumbing issues” and the Wal-Mart’s have never even asked about building permits to fix these problems. The conspiracy theorists came in saying that these five Wal-Mart’s had underground tunnels built and that they were going to be used as food distributions centers for the Jade Helm 15 training. In fact ALL NEWS PIPELINE went as far as saying that they closed to become “the headquarters of invading troops from China, here to disarm American’s one by one.” No one will EVER disarm American citizens, and you damn sure wouldn’t start the campaign in Texas of all places.
What it’s actually looking like is that Wal-Mart Corporate Board Members have simply had enough. Wal-Mart has been known to treat its staff like dog shit, this isn’t news to anyone. But one of the now closed stores actually led one of the first Black Friday protests in 2012 when employees were asking for higher pay. What it really seems like is they’re just being assholes while trying to act like they’re a great employer, but in reality they’re just trying to get rid of the bad apples before anything can happen to damage the brand even more. Wal-Mart claimed they plan to reopen the stores but even if that were to happen it doesn’t look like it’ll be anytime soon.
Chuck Norris, one of my all-time favorite bad boys, has weighed in on this situation in one of the best ways I’ve read so far. He’s quoted as saying, “It’s neither over-reactionary nor conspiratorial to call into question or ask for transparency about Jade Helm 15 or any other government activity.” The Unites States government is something its public should always be watching and questioning at every turn. While I don’t think the Wal-Marts were in connection (they’re just obviously a shitty company to work for) and I don’t think we’re about to have some Red Dawn scenario with China, I do absolutely believe that this isn’t a normal training exercise. Any exercise taking place in the states and off a military base should always be questioned and watched.
Jade Helm and Martial Law
I was tasked by Administrator Ryan to write this article on Jade Helm 15 in an objective manner, and to exposé the primary points of this exercise. After reviewing all the facts, reports, and briefings, I personally do not feel that Jade Helm will be the launching point for Martial Law in America. There is nothing entirely irregular about this exercise that warrants any legitimacy behind current conspiracy theories being lauded into the prepper and survival community. That being said, is it possible? Sure, but I don’t think that’s what this is…
“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass..” – Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese Marshal Admiral and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during World War II
Note from Administrator Ryan…
Here at usCrow.org we have a profound responsibility to provide not only quality content, but objective news on potential threats to Americans. With our multi-state militia coordination efforts, we have to see past hysteria, and objectively review all potential threats. Failure to do so, would have caused premature mobilization of many state militias over the past four years when there was always a ‘new threat’ of martial law. Just as we did before, we reached out to our contacts who are active duty service-members, and the guys on FoxTrotAlpha, and have found no viable intelligence that warrants the mobilization of militia elements. However, if you have any viable intelligence that would say otherwise, comment below (note sources), or email us. Make no mistake, the situation is being watched very closely…
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