Military drills are a common occurrence. Some inside the US, some overseas, some aerial, some amphibious. They are conducted by the US, Nato, UK, Canada, Poland, France, Russia, China, etc… Designed to keep servicemen on their toes and up to date, drills mimic an intended type of war or attack. Under the name Kriegsspiel, they originated in Prussia, now Germany, and were brought to the US in the 1800’s. Defined by very specific rules delineating proper tactics and techniques for defeating a technologically advanced threat, much of the games evolved into more simulation. Actually, many of our video and board games took their design from real drills.
Wargames are big business and became the mainstay of the Army War College in Pennsylvania which trains commanders in tactics and intelligence, The Naval War College in Rhode Island, a Marine Corps War College in Virginia and the Air Force War College in Thailand. Some say that wargaming predicted the losses in Korea and Vietnam, but our pride prevented us from listening. The games are used to calculate each potential attack, determine total casualties, read property destruction, interior destruction, infrastructure destruction and manage strike zones.
But the computers erred. The tactics failed. And the casualties were far greater. The military was flawed in its inability to advance their strategies and more money poured in to update the systems.
There was the Millennium Challenge Wargame in 2002 that used live and simulated computer strategies. It lasted three weeks and came to an ominous end as the US basically rigged the deck so as to create a ‘false win’ that was later exposed by Lieutenant General Paul Van Riper.
ENTER, Operation Jade Helm 15. Nearly all wargames have been conducted using either air or sea stations. In the US, civilians are generally left out of the games but are informed of their existence. So, the announcement of the US wargame, Operation Jade Helm 15, has sparked quite a bit of controversy for it’s strategy in ‘mingling’ with civilians, and with the lack of information surrounding it’s purpose. Mainstream media is silent, adding to the controversy and sparking dubious conspiracy theories.
The Pentagon released a map of the seven participating states; Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Utah, California and New Mexico. They designated certain states as hostile and others as friendly. And they stated that Special Ops troops will freely engage throughout cities and neighborhoods, sometimes decked in full military regalia armed with blanks, and other times blending in so as to appear like your buddy or friend.
The gnawing question is, WHY?
The official explanation is to see how well US Special Operations forces can covertly and seamlessly embed themselves into the civilian populace as a security training exercise to keep us all safe in the future.
Which only further begs the question, WHY?
There are boundless theories, none of which hold up; the flagged states are really Democrat vs Republican, or the flagged states house border crossing for Mexican drug cartels and illegal immigrants. But these theories don’t measure up. If out of seven states even one or two don’t fit the definition, then the theory is worthless.
So, why would we need undercover troops infiltrated in our civilian populace? Is it to scruff out the ISIL contingent that has moved across the border into the US from Mexico? Given that Texas is the entrance point, and Texas is large predator state in the wargame, that could be one motive. But Arizona and New Mexico are not considered predator, so that doesn’t really fit either.
The predators are Texas, Utah and southern California, they are the Red States considered ‘unfriendly’. The other states are considered the friendlies or borderline friendly. Already sounds dramatic, like maybe Hollywood designed the stage.
The Washington Post attempts to quell the fears by citing other wargames, including Bold Alligator, which has been held annually since 2012. It is an amphibious game held off the coast of Virginia and designed to counter terrorism and help mitigate in the event of a natural disaster. Okay, that makes sense. But it only raises the question again of what is the benefit of Special Ops being able to ‘infiltrate’ the civilian populace? Why would we need undercover military special ops in the US?
The largest speculation is that this is a test, a precursor to instituting Martial Law in the US and testing the reactions of various states based on a diversity of demographics. Websites abound with this conspiracy. But maybe even the conspiracies are a means of detracting from the truth, which is why the Pentagon yawns and the media allows the avalanche of stupidity to flourish.
Dissection #1: the operation will be conducted by all ‘special ops’ units. According to the military, special ops units rarely to never engage together in any real situation. Special Ops are usually conducted in a low-profile manner and are implemented through very specific intelligence to identify, hunt and kill. They are typically called in to perform unconventional warfare, operations against ‘guerillas’, and counter-insurgency.
Martial Law is typically implemented by police, reservists and regular military.
Dissection #2: What exactly is unconventional warfare? According to the definition provided by the Department of Defense: “activities to enable a resistance or insurgency to coerce, disrupt or overthrow a government or occupying power through and with an underground, auxiliary, and guerrilla force in a denied area.”
Where in the world have we seen activities regarding the overthrow of governments? Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Kenya, Nicaragua, Iran, Ukraine, Chile, Poland, Iraq, Venezuela, Thailand, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Georgia, and Yemen. Some failed, some achieved success. While some of these ‘regime changes’ were conducted to combat terrorism, many have been politically motivated for the purpose of global domination efforts. And while it would appear on the surface that the military is leading the politics, given Soros involvement in many of these regime changes, it would seem more that the politicals are actively pursuing their agenda and ‘using’ the military to achieve their goals. In addition, given the number of high ranking military officers purged in recent years, the agenda becomes even stickier.
The number of purged high ranking officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines has been said to top 157 in just the last few years. Some of the fired or relieved from duty officers are very high ranking – 4 stars – and their crimes of commission are absurd; a racial slur, a statement in contradictions of the President, a questioning of purpose in a command, etc… Could it be that our over-throwing of regimes is in question and the purge is related to specifically this issue?
Dissection #3: Why pick these particular states in the midwest? Arizona in the summer – temperatures static at 115′. Mimics Middle East desert training, maybe Afghanistan. Colorado in the summer – heat, fires, mountains, mimics possibly Iran. Texas is a dry heated dustbowl – like Saudi Arabia. San Diego is known for its vast underground tunnels – perhaps similar to Hamas tunnels leading into Gaza. The training in the seven US states could simply be reflective of the different terrain, weather, wind currents, and extreme conditions.
Dissection #4: An increase in special ops is a fact. While overall military personnel numbers have dropped, since 2001 special ops has doubled in size and tripled its budget. Just this past March they were recruiting for over 5,000 new positions with an interesting emphasis is psych.
Operation Mockingbird was implemented in the 50’s, and continues unabated today as a means of infiltrating the media and managing the truth. Falsifying reports, inserting disinformation, manipulating evidence, and engaging in propaganda so as to devise a campaign that subverts our understanding of information is a tactic that has infested our world. That would include hyping the conspiracies to camouflage the truth.
Lying has become so commonplace, we don’t even raise an eyebrow.
5 thoughts on “Operation Jade Helm 15 – Sometimes, Conspiracies Lie”
Isn’t it to create a scenario where they would combating a insurgency on friendly soil?
I understand that Alex Jones had it on his channel and all the Kooks are going haywire with it.
Personally, I think it’s in the name.
Nobody knows what it means but it sounds good.
Helm would suppose who is ‘in command’ of the operation, and Jade could be Green to signify the name of the person ‘at the helm’. It may very well be that simple. Insurgency on friendly soil? Historically, we are a ‘chicken little’ society always screaming that the sky is falling – until that fateful day when no one believes us. Sometimes, we step so far out on a limb of thought, that it changes the whole balance of perspective. I try to show a ‘balance’ so that it is a bit more logical and rational. Here in the states we know so much less and are fearful of so much more.
Well written article. It is evident as we all gather around crumbs from the table, we are completely unaware of the actual meal being served. This scenario remains to play out and when it does I am sure we will all be in shock. General Wesley Clark has become a whistle blower, have you seen this interview? https://youtu.be/nUCwCgthp_E It is quite interesting.
Naom Chomsky has stated the U.S. is a major threat to the world. I myself have expressed these same concerns. I am trying to understand why everywhere we go and spread democracy, we spread our military installations along with this freedom. I believe the rest of the world is coming into this knowledge and possibly ready to take action. These service members may be here to protect us from horrors we have not seen since the Civil War.
It is the way we have been since the beginning. If you look up any country, from ancient history, this is no different. It is just a place in time. It has nothing to do with countries or religion, or culture, or political lean, it is simply the greed of man. And the quest for power is all consummate. And each time, they fall as a result of their own consumption. Read Eric Carles, The Greedy Python. It says it all and you can read it in about five minutes.
Thanks! Adding it to my Goodreads now. Excellent background.