I have no way of working out if this has any credibility, so I will leave it to my American friends to make up their own minds of this is just more Alex Jones bullshit - or not.
BREAKING: Military Makes Massive Move That May Mean MARTIAL LAW Is Coming Soon
A group of 1,200 special operators from the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Air Force, and Marines will infiltrate communities in seven southwestern states.
This exercise is called Jade Helm, and these elite killing machines will drop from planes and will be using blank rounds to simulate actual urban combat. Residents of these states will begin seeing this spectacle in July.
These exercises will occur in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.
Some residents in these states are concerned that these drills are a bit too realistic. There have been many reported articles about the military operation warning that this is training for instituting martial law.
Other sources also complain about the military’s use of American citizens to test their urban infiltration techniques.
The military has already received permission to operate in these communities from city and county authorities. Residents will be asked to report suspicious activity as the special forces members attempt to operate undetected within the communities.
In Texas, sheriff’s deputies told the Houston Chronicle that in some areas, local residents would be asked to create disturbances. Then tanks and other military and civilian vehicles would roll down the streets, firing blank rounds.
While U.S. special forces have used off-post residents for role-playing exercises in their training for years, U.S. Army Special Operations Command admitted in a March 24 press release that Jade Helm is different (H/T U.K. Daily Mail).
Officially, the Army chose these locations to simulate the diverse environments that these special forces might have to operate in overseas.
While the Conservative Tribune is by no means a conspiracy theory website, the idea of elite military forces led by the current commander in chief marching through backyards in seven states is more than a little worrisome.
Given Obama’s record of action before congressional approval (and his many controversial executive orders), it is not too much of a stretch to see this exercise as training for the implementation of martial law.
From Britain's Daily Mail
Special forces set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians in massive military exercise
- Operation Jade Helm will see 1,200 service members including Green Berets and SEALs and special forces from the Air Force and Marines in July
- Soldiers armed with blank rounds will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado for 8 weeks
- The so-called Realistic Military Training has some residents fearful the drill is a preparation for martial law