The Top 10 Reasons You Should NOT Be Worried About Jade Helm 2015
1) It’s a Military Training Exercise
Each year the US Military spends billions of dollars to provide our soldiers and special operators with training across our country and in foreign lands. Having the most highly skilled military in the world isn’t something that can happen without training and unfortunately some training really just can’t be completed in the confines of a military installation.
I remember doing “Urban Assault” training in the Army. We raided a small village of concrete buildings with no people. The buildings had no glass in the windows and nothing covering the doorways. There were no civilians running around, no vehicles to maneuver around and really, nothing “realistic” at all. I remember thinking to myself that if my unit ever did have to assault an urban environment this training was going to help very little. Fast forward too many years to mention and look at the training now. The military is planning to use civilian locations and actors, plus real time activities during normal civilian activity. This will provide VERY good training in regards to how these units can move within a population, something our soldiers need to be able to do considering our duties worldwide.
This is nothing new. The military has been doing this for years now and Jade Helm has been on the books for a few years as well. I am happy that our military leaders have wised up to the training needs of our soldiers.
2) The Media Feeding Frenzy
I don’t care if you are Republican, Democrat or Green Party you HAVE to know that this is being hyped by certain media outlets to raise ratings. I know many people distrust the mainstream media and feel that they are really nothing more than the propaganda arm of each party (which may be relatively accurate) but there are a LOT of independent reporters and whistle blowers out there that are NOT coming up with anything on Jade Helm. All of the information on Jade Helm is based on one supposed map and a whole bunch of pictures online of military equipment moving across the country. Never mind that the equipment moves all of the time and we are in the process of replacing a lot of equipment we left in Iraq and Afghanistan right now.
Think about it, not ONE actual journalist has come forward with anything about Jade Helm that points to a conspiracy. The pictures of military equipment have come from so many different places and dates that they stretch back over 3-7 years in most cases. People are so uptight about it they are seeing “cattle trains” when an auto transport train goes by them. When you point out to someone that they are seeing something normal they say “well, that’s what they WANT you to think!”. No, its not. Its the TRUTH. This is about RATINGS and stoking fires for political and financial gain. PERIOD.
3) Edward Snowden
In all the guessing and fabricating and misinformation and disinformation, one shining beacon of American Patriotism has been woefully silent. Edward Snowden, the man with all the NSA meat and potatoes has said NOTHING about Jade Helm 2015. This is a man that supposedly destroyed his life and his future to help protect Americans from being trounced upon by their government and he has NOTHING on Jade Helm. Are we to honestly believe that the planned occupation and disarmament of the entire southwestern United States never crossed the NSA’s desk? Should we conceivably think that after everything Snowden has revealed he would be silent on this, the BIGGEST secret he would even possibly have anything on?
Snowden has been silent because there is nothing to say. He isn’t jumping up and down and screaming about Jade Helm because he has been only reporting on things that are true and real. He would lose ALL credibility if he were to start raving about Jade Helm because that exercise is right around the corner and we will all soon find out it is nothing to be concerned about. The crazed media talking heads that are spouting Jade Helm don’t care because they will just tell all of their followers that their reporting put a stop to it! Case solved! You are welcome!
This one is my favorite. A series of WalMart stores in various states (MOST of which were on the fated “map”) closed without warning due to plumbing issues. WalMart claims that the stores will be closed for approximately 6 months while plumbing repairs are completed. Now, this DOES sound fishy on the surface. Five WalMart stores closing on the same day without warning for reasons that many of us can’t fathom to be true. Obviously its a cover up as WalMart surely wouldn’t risk all of the termination lawsuits for firing people with no notice, etc. Of course they wouldn’t risk all the money they had been making on a daily basis to close down for plumbing repairs unless the US government TOLD them to, right!
Turns out WalMart is avoiding litigation by paying its employees a really nice severance. I know, its still a lost job, but considering that most of the time when you get terminated from WalMart you aren’t going to get ANYTHING this was a pretty good deal. It also turns out that if there really was a plumbing issue that could cause illness to employees and customers, then WalMart would certainly be willing to close down and repair those issues right away. Perhaps instead of looking for government conspiracies our journalists should be digging into the plumbing problems before all of the evidence is gone?
Lastly, and most important to me, are the reports of military equipment and police guarding the buildings that are now closed. Thus far I have seen two videos of police (two squad cars) sitting in a WalMart parking lot chatting and one video of someone inside a closed WalMart that shows….absolutely nothing at all. The ace up my sleeve on this one is that my father happens to be living and working in Midland, Texas right now. Midland has one of the closed down WalMart stores and it happens to be one that people are claiming has all sorts of military equipment behind it. My father has been in commercial construction for over 35 years managing projects, mostly hotels, for some of the largest chains in the country. On site he is the man in charge of everything and he knows just about everything there is to know about construction. I asked him to swing by the WalMart that closed and he reported back that it appears there are plumbing contractors there, some of which are also working on the two hotels he is currently building. No military, no police and no checkpoints to get to the location.
5) The House and Senate
Currently the US House of Representatives and the US Senate are controlled by Republicans. Many of these “statesmen” are very outspoken in their dislike of our current President and the most likely Democratic National Candidate, Hillary Clinton. Do we really believe that out of 247 Republican Congressmen and 54 Republican Senators we have only heard from TWO that are willing to even mention Jade Helm? The two that did weren’t even saying it was something to worry about, they were appeasing a small but vocal group of far right wing supporters by basically saying “I’m monitoring the situation”. I call that blowing it off, personally.
If there is one thing a Republican Congressman or Senator would love right now its a big juicy conspiracy to ensure Hillary Clinton can’t possibly get elected in 2016. What bigger conspiracy than her obvious involvement in a major operation to implement martial law in the largely republican southwest? What better answer to their dreams than forced confinement of American citizens and the suspension of constitutional rights? Even a lot of liberal supporters would shun her if she were privy to this information and didn’t stop it from happening!
At the VERY least I would expect members of our government would be talking about it. Yes, it may be discussed in terms that downplay some of it, but it would be getting some airtime, no doubt. The Republicans HATE President Obama, they aren’t going to sit back and allow him to rewrite our presidential elections system and anoint himself King of America as some people seem to believe.
6) President Obama’s Record on Guns
Although many will dispute it, President Obama has been terrible when it comes to the Anti-Gun agenda. His scores according to the Brady Campaign have been “F” throughout his tenure as President and I only know of a few measures that were brought forward for legislation, including the WIDELY over exaggerated BATF bullet ban. Oh yes, the “Green Tip Ban” in all its glory really would not have done anything other than ban that ammunition when fired through a pistol. How many of you own 5.56 pistols? Legitimately we can’t accurately discuss the language in that bill because it never even made it into the light of day. It could have been comprehensive, or it could have been a complete joke…who can say? Judging by this President’s track record I am going to guess this bill would have amounted to basically nothing.
Many of you are saying right now, “But Obama said he was getting rid of guns!”. I have never read an actual quote attributed to President Obama that says any such thing. I have read and heard quotes from him saying we need to start working on gun control. I have heard him say we need stricter laws. I have yet to see anything he has said on those fronts turn into action, even after disasters like the Aurora shooting and Sandy Hook. Mind you, I don’t think gun control would have stopped either of those two events, but they are great backdrops for sympathetic mothers and liberal leaning voters. Those were the times he needed to say it, those were the times he did say it.
Every Democratic President that sits in the Oval Office is “going to ban guns”. Its a ploy used by the NRA and other organizations to drive membership and the gun manufacturers and ammunition manufacturers pay them lots of money to get the message out. Its an awesome message and a great plan and generates a ton of revenue for all of those businesses. Even Democrats have realized that guns are here to stay in America, there are just no two ways about it.
7) The United States Military
Much has been written about the US Military taking part in Jade Helm 2015 and plotting to remove the weapons from US citizens, forcibly detain people in FEMA camps and even to “disappear” certain dissidents. There are so many reasons that this is unlikely to impossible that it will be hard to pick the best ones, but I’ll try.
In the military you are required to follow “all lawful orders” and you are protected against harm if you refuse “unlawful orders”. Although its a great message to put out there, it is rarely accurate. There are very few instances where a soldier can refuse his or her orders and not receive punishment of some kind. Most of the time soldiers found to have been correct in their refusal to follow an unlawful order are only found to be correct after they have already received some form of punishment and/or confinement. That being said the rules of lawful and unlawful orders are written primarily for officers in my opinion. Now, I know it sounds like I am saying no one would actually refuse an order, but please read on.
High Ranking Officers
You can bet that high ranking officers would be talking by now if this exercise was anything other than what the government is claiming. Officers ranking (in the Army) Colonel and above are extremely sensitive to political maneuvering. There are only so many full bird Colonels and above in the Army and those positions are highly coveted. Aside from the rank there is also the assignment. Again, many of these assignments are at least minimally affected by political stance and potential of elected office. Obviously there are MANY Colonels and Generals out there, active and retired, that completely earned their rank and status, I am NOT saying different. I am saying at certain levels and in certain assignments, there is a political motivator.
Now that we have addressed the political motivator, why would any two or three star General with aspirations of a political future, (or perhaps no political aspirations at all) keep quiet about this exercise if it were the conspiracy so many seem to believe? What is the benefit? If this were TRULY going to happen you would be looking at severe civil unrest, severe loss of property and life and a completely discarded US Constitution, which many of these men and women consider the most sacred of all texts. I’m sorry, but it just doesn’t fit.
Enlisted Soldiers and Low Level Officers
This is a short section. It is doubtful your average soldier would participate willfully in this event. I know soldiers aren’t trained to ask questions, but after some serious thought I just don’t see the US Military of today’s generation completing this mission as directed. I think we would see a HUGE number of soldiers walking away from their units despite the consequences and I would expect many of them to immediately reach out to local media to get the story out. Sure, the mission would move forward with the remaining 40%-70% who stayed, but the cat would be completely out of the bag.
The Rest of the Military
So even if we pretend that our Special Operations soldiers and a large cadre of military support soldiers and officers would be willing to violate the very concept of their oath by engaging in “war” against their own country we must remember that although Jade Helm 2015 is a huge exercise it is actually a relatively small portion of our overall military power. Are we to also believe that the rest of our military will see this happening and stay out of it? I think not. Let’s face it folks, this isn’t happening.
8) It’s a Numbers Game
So the United States government decides to disarm its citizens. In order to do so it sends a relatively small (given the size of the region) military force into one of the most heavily armed regions of the country and tell them they have to give up their guns “or else”. This doesn’t sound even remotely like a good plan.
Then you have the fact that this is just ONE area of the country! Do you really think the military and our government would leave the rest of the country open to react and resist? No way, man! Check the numbers!
Legally Owned Firearms in the USA (estimated) – 300,000,000
Percent of American households that LEGALLY own a firearm – 34%
Percent of Americans that SUPPORT a handgun ban – 25%
Percent of American Males that Own a Gun – 36%
Percent of American Females that Own a Gun – 15%
The disarmament of America MAY happen in the future, but it is a future that stretches WELL beyond Jade Helm 2015.
9) The Constitution of the United States of America
So this part may get a few people upset, but I am trying to be as open and honest about this as I can. I know people think that President Obama is wiping his butt with our Constitution, specifically the 2nd Amendment, but that just isn’t the fact. First of all, he isn’t. Second of all, he can’t.
As I have written before the President of the United States actually has very little power in regards to changing or suppressing constitutional rights. As a matter of fact, he has less power in this regard than a Congressmen or Senator. It is IMPOSSIBLE for President Obama to declare the Constitution null and void in whole or part. It is IMPOSSIBLE for President Obama to do away with the 2nd Amendment through Executive Order, Executive Action or Executive Memo. It just can’t happen. We have checks and balances in our system for this very reason, and I don’t care how much you hate the President, how bad you think he is a muslim terrorist or an illegal immigrant or anything else, your opinion of him doesn’t change his legal status and his abilities in regards to the US Constitution.
10) The End Game
When you go through a thought project like considering Jade Helm could be meant to disarm Americans and apprehend dissidents you really need to complete the thought project by coming up with the End Game. In the military every exercise, every mission, every convoy, etc has an End Game. The End Game is the point at which you tie up all the loose ends and look at the final outcome and say “Yes, this is what we wanted to accomplish”.
If Jade Helm 2015 were really meant to disarm Americans and apprehend dissidents then the military would be planning for open warfare between soldiers and civilians. Planning would include FEMA and the Red Cross for casualties and the National Guard for cleanup and protection. Planning would include prolonged warfare throughout the entire region as well as regions outside of the area of operations. Make no mistake, a mission like this would result in massive loss of life, massive damage to cities and communities and massive dissent throughout our country to a point far below where it is at today. Why?
Would our military do this to allow illegal immigrants into our country? No. Would they do this to allow ISIS to move freely and blow things up? No. Would they do this to ensure our President becomes the King of the United States? No. Would they do this to confiscate guns? No. Arrest dissidents? No. Suppress the White vote? No.
As you can see there IS NO END GAME here. Absolutely NOTHING good would come of this mission.
My conclusion is that Jade Helm 2015 will carry on and complete as scheduled. All of the shock news jockeys will make claims of their role in stopping the “next US Revolution” or the “Obama Gun Confiscation” when in reality all that happened was that these idiot loud mouths got just a bit richer while a whole bunch of regular people used a lot of unnecessary energy being afraid of the SAME SOLDIERS we hold as heroes each and every day.
That’s right folks. The next time you post something touching about a soldier’s honor I want you to sit back and think of the dishonor you do that soldier and the rest of them by thinking that our country’s finest would allow this to happen unchecked.