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Mark Caserta: Should we be concerned about Jade Helm exercise?

28 May

Harbinger of Martial Law by the Obama administration?

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Mark Caserta: Free State Patriot Editor

May. 28, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Whether it’s a reprisal from the George Strait song “Don’t Mess with Texas” or an impassioned chorus of “Remember the Alamo,” many Texans are rising to contest the approaching military exercise known as “Jade Helm 15.”

According to the U.S. Army website, Jade Helm 15 (Joint Assistant for Development and Execution) is a multi-state training exercise taking place July 15 through Sept. 15 with members of U.S. Army Special Operations Command and service members from the military’s four branches. Special Operations forces will engage in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.

But to some concerned citizens in these Southwestern states, Jade Helm could be a dress rehearsal for government imposing martial law.

And why not? Our nation has never been in such a state of unrest as we are under the Obama administration. While some decry it as a “conspiracy theory,” others firmly believe the exercise is preparation for conceivable tribulation resulting from a domestic catastrophe or financial meltdown.

Army’s Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., said that while a multistate training operation was not unique, “the size and scope of Jade Helm sets this one apart,” according to a recent article in The New York Times. Jade Helm 15, according to military officials, amounts to a giant war game with Army Green Berets and other elite personnel sharpening their skills in terrain they might find overseas, the Times reported.

Yet, many still claim it’s part of a widespread plan to take away people’s guns, arrest political dissidents, launch an Obama-led hostile takeover of “red-state” Texas, or some combination thereof, according to the Times report.

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Intense unrest about Jade Helm caused Texas Gov. Greg Abbot to issue a directive in April to the Texas State Guard to “keep watch” over the military operation. In his directive, Abbot explained his actions.

“During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property right and civil liberties will not be infringed,” the governor wrote. “I am directing the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15.”

One has to understand the concerns about this operation. For the past six years the federal government has demonstrated it isn’t trustworthy and has consistently disrespected the liberty of its citizens.

Allow me to share a chilling summary line from a 2001 Final Technical Report reviewed and released by the Air Force Research Laboratory regarding the JADE project in its infancy:

“JADE can be used to support both deliberate and crisis action planning. JADE software and case bases enable a military planner to build a preliminary force deployment plan, including a TPFDD (Time-Phased Force Deployment Data) in less than one hour.”

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That was 15 years ago. Since then, our government has been collecting personal data from every U.S. citizen. Research reveals the JADE project involves using computer software and database information to formulate a deployment plan based upon the location of “the enemy.”

The potential military advantages of Jade Helm 15 are obvious. But in the hands of an administration which circumvents the Constitution, it could serve a different purpose.

So, I ask you. Which “enemy” is the government preparing to engage?

Click on link below for tips on “How to survive martial law” by a corrupt government.

Mark Caserta is a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.

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