Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Governor Greg Abbott orders Texas guard to monitor Jade Helm 15

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Paranoia catches Abbott’s attention: Governor Greg Abbott orders Texas guard to monitor military exercises over fears of federal takeover

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a Capitol news conference on Feb. 18.
Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a Capitol news conference on Feb. 18.

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Guard to monitor federal military exercises in Texas after some citizens have lit up the Internet saying the maneuvers are actually the prelude to martial law.
The operation causing rampant suspicions is a new kind of exercise involving elite teams such as the SEALs and Green Berets from four military branches training over several states from July 15 to Sept. 15

Called Jade Helm 15, the exercise is one of the largest training operations done by the military in response to what it calls the evolving nature of warfare.

About 1,200 special operations personnel will be involved and move covertly among the public. They will use military equipment to travel between seven Southwestern states from Texas to California.

On Monday, command spokesman Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria attended a Bastrop County Commissioners Court meeting to answer community questions and was met with hostile fire.

Lastoria, in response to some of the questions from the 150 who attended, sought to dispel fears that foreign fighters from the Islamic State were being brought in or that Texans’ guns would be confiscated, according to a report in the Austin American-Statesman.

He was forced to rebut that martial law was underfoot and said misinformation has been spread by those with a “personal agenda.”

“You may have issues with the administration. So be it. But this institution right here has been with you for over 200 years,” he was quoted as saying. “I’ve worn this uniform across five different administrations for 27 years.”

Radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been sending out warnings for weeks regarding the exercise, saying it is the U.S. military positioning itself to take over the states and declare martial law.

Abbott apparently has heard the concern and ordered the Guard to monitor the training and U.S. military personnel.

“To address concerns of Texas citizens and ensure that Texas communities remain safe, secure and informed about military procedures occurring in their vicinity, I am directing the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15,” Abbott wrote in his letter to the commander of the Texas Guard.

Abbott hedged the suspicion inherent in his message, saying, “The action I take today comes with the recognition of Texas’ long history of supporting our military forces.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SInce we have NOT given PERMISSION or CONSENT to Jade Helm 15 troops foreign or otherwise we need to let them know that we have not done so by creating signs and putting them in our yards and businesses and holding up the signs and state: JADE HELM 15 YOU HAVE NO PERMISSION NOR CONSENT TO BE ON THIS LAND. LEAVE NOW!!! We need to make a statement publicly so that they cannot be confused as to what we are telling them since they are not answering questions or making any sense as to why they would have the need to do this on American territory. They need to be told that the public is NOT ALLOWING THIS CRAP!