The regular mention of Jade Helm 15 related concerns in Texas has convinced me to have a separate post from the original blog post on JH 15 (here) and update, hyperlink articles on this post. Since some of the information is timeline specific I want to be sure to keep the most accurate timeline available. Since the mention of ISIS in the recent Garland, TX attack, content is best kept organized by date.
First Known Jade Helm 15 Alarm: Alex Jones, March 22, 2015
Jones posts an article titled “Feds Preparing to Invade Texas, List State as ‘Hostile’”
Official Press Release for Jade Helm 15 on USASOC website, March 24, 2015
Special Operations Command explains the basics of the multi-state drill, which has been scheduled to run from July 15 to September 15, 2015.
Update: April 1, 2015
Alex Jones posts first (known) article suggesting that Jade Helm 15 may be a false flag operation, cites ISIS involvement (link here).
Update: April 28, 2015
Distrust of the Federal Government is getting some serious credibility in the State of Texas! Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor Jade Helm 15 exercises in Texas. Abbott cited growing concern among state residents as the reason for his unorthodox order.
Update: April 30, 2015
As Jade Helm 15 approaches, “patriots,” and conspiracy theory “researchers” will up the level of paranoia. One article, posted by Dave Hodges at thecommonsenseshow.com suggests that ISIS is planning an invasion of Texas in time for JH 15. Why ISIS would want to make the jump to Texas at just that specific time is fairly hard to understand, but Hodges insists that Texans “in the know” are prepping for the event. Hodges explains that DHS will use the ISIS threat to declare Martial Law which, of course, is all part of a ploy for Barack Obama to become America’s first Emperor (the same plot that George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have been accused of attempting during their presidencies).
Update: May 2, 2015 (7pm)
Two would-be jihadis were shot and killed during an apparent attempt to attack a Garland, Texas event involving a contest judging cartoon drawings of the Prophet Mohammed. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack.
Update: May 4, 2015
CNN covers “the controversy” caused by Gov. Abbott’s use of the Texas Guard to observe JH 15 drills.
Update: May 4, 2015
Wal-Mart releases an official statement announcing that the rumors of the U.S. military building tunnels under recently closed Wal-Mart stores are, in fact, false (check the link here).
Update: May 5, 2015
Chuck Norris, formerly famous right-wing martial arts expert and start of Walker Texas Ranger, has gone on record as completely not believing the “official story” behind Jade Helm 15. His rationale being, well, who the hell knows. This comes the same day as Texas Senator and Presidential “hopeful” Ted Cruz asserts the same logical malfeasance, because, well, Cruz has never been one to think before he speaks.
Update: May 5, 2015
ISIS Claims responsibility for attempted attack in Garland, TX. The claim may have been made as early as May 4, 2015 as some news agencies reported.
Update: May 11, 2015
As of 4:00 PM CST, Youtube.com has 329,000 videos regarding Jade Helm 15 listed. The top link is entitled The “Big Event” and has 497,000 views. The vast majority of these videos likely represent some anti-Government, anti-Military, Illuminati, or other conspiracy theory view.
Update: July 1-13, 2015
As the official date of the Jade Helm 15 exercise approaches, alternative media sources have ramped up production of ever increasingly accusatory articles. Google shows 7,540,000+ articles and approximately 4,220,000 videos related to Jade Helm 15 at this point. One such “news story” circulating on Facebook in recent days shows one marine claiming Jade Helm 15 started July 4th and is meant to start Martial Law. Obama’s attempt to be dictator of America started with the assumed plutocrat stripping Texas of Statehood. Other such claims have infected the internet, while real people (mostly in Texas) are reacting to the fear and panic on a monumental scale. News has documented the massive panic that the Jade Helm 15 military training exercise has elicited (or, more accurately, uncovered) in various reports of small towns literally up in arms and roving militias vowing to monitor the U.S. Military (even after Gov. Abbott assigned the Texas State Guard to do so). If the paranoia expressed online is representative of the real climate on the ground there will be a lot of Americans pointing guns at a lot of US Military personnel (and not the other way around). We can only hope that nothing truly horrible comes from such a situation.