Paranoia (this writer calls this paranoia – I call it “TRUST, BUT VERIFY”) catches Abbott’s attention: Gov orders Texas guard to monitor military exercises over fears of federal takeover. (How could anyone trust this administration with all of the lieing that is going on with them and the news media.)
Published: April 28, 2015 2:16 pm
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.
Army says Jade Helm’s a training op coming to Texas this summer. Internet says it’s a takeover!
White House: No liberties at risk from Special Ops exercise, despite Gov. Abbott concerns. (Since when do we trust what the White House tells us?)
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.” (That might be true, but you have never served under a president who has shredded the Constitution like this leader has. And while we are at it – look how he has diluted the military, the Pentagon, and the State Department – they all have been infiltrated with Muslims.)
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.”
(A lot of people having the feeling that Abbott is wasting Texas’ resources! What about all of these resources that the Federal government is wasting from July 15 thru September 15. How can anyone trust this administration and the leader after all of the shredding he has done to the Constitution. Anyone that wants to trust this leader “you all” just go right ahead. It is better to be safe than sorry.)
The old saying is, “TRUST, BUT VERIFY.” We are going to give you a chance to prove us wrong!