[mjb: CORRECTION NOTICE!
Mea culpa! Mea culpa! (Latin for "My fault!")
My apologies for not being quicker on the uptake. The short video link that I include in this newsletter is a FAKE. Presumably Congressman John Heller was reading from a totally redacted document. My sincere thanks to Ralphie for giving me a heads up that it is a satire from The Onion, as evidenced by the fact that the C in C-SPAN is really an onion. Damn! I hate when that happens. Now I must beat the living daylights out of the friend who sent it to me. (Trust... but verify!)
Doing my best to keep the information as accurate as possible.]
Try to imagine: the local street gang has announced they plan to practice raping your teenage daughters this weekend. They're not going to actually rape them, mind you. This is just going to be a practice run.
Before you start wondering when I became so sick and twisted, humor me for just a few more moments. Shouldn't you be asking yourself what the street gang might be practicing for? Could it possibly be that they are practicing now so they can maximize the trauma when they've decided they've had enough practice? Logic dictates that you only practice the things you plan to execute later.
Which brings me to JADE HELM 15, which is the Army's plan to practice controlling and restraining the general public. Why would the Army practice controlling the public unless they have every intention of doing so "for real"?
I have procrastinated in writing this newsletter because I didn't want to do a sloppy job on an issue that is so very, very dangerous. There are many patriots who are already getting prepared for an all out civil war, which is exactly what it will be if American civilians are forced to take up arms to protect themselves from the very government entrusted with protecting their life, Liberty, and property.
Jade Helm is scheduled to take place between July 15th and September 15th this summer. It is "is a challenging eight-week joint military and interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado." One thing the military planners have right is showing Texas as "hostile" territory. Why do you think the Don't Mess with Texas bumper stickers are still so popular, decades after the anti-litter campaign was discontinued? I'm not sure if it's possible in the three months left before their "Realistic Military Training" is scheduled to begin, but I hope we can convince the military that Texas is SO hostile to the idea, that they cancel this training all together.
I don't expect you to be convinced just yet. Please glance at this document allegedly from the US Army - Special Operations Command office. It is only a dozen pages, and has very large font. The Army has yet to confirm or deny that the document is official. It shouldn't take more than a few minutes to get the general idea. Then I'd like you to watch this short video that shows Congressman John Heller of Pennsylvania not telling us about the funding for HR-8791, the Homeland Terrorism Preparedness Bill. (This would be funny if it wasn't so dangerous to our Liberty.)
The Army admits that they have faced a lot of resistance to this exercise, and they allege that "alarmists" like me are over reacting to this ordinary military exercise. Articles at Army Times and Stars and Stripes both "pooh pooh" the idea that Jade Helm is anything the general public should be concerned about. Both articles seem to suggest that because the USASOC document doesn't give details about who or why civilians would be detained, then of course we shouldn't worry about it. Everyone knows the government would never lie to us. [Sorry. Sarcasm overload.]
So what can we do to avoid a violent confrontation with members of our own military forces? The USASOC document claims it "seeks a written invitation and approval from local officials". We must contact our local officials and vociferously demand that they revoke any permission they may have already granted. This is no time to pussy-foot around. Be clear. Be concise. Make sure they understand that our demands are not negotiable.
The Texas cities that will be involved in this exercise are Bastrop/Smithville, Big Springs, Caddo Lake, Caldwell, Christoval, College Station, Dell City, Eldorado, Goliad, Junction, Leakey, Menard, Mountain Home, San Angelo, San Antonio, and Victoria. I've created a webpage with contact information for local officials involved. Please distribute that link to your patriotic friends. If their phone continues to ring off the hook, perhaps we can convince the military that they have underestimmated our Texas passion for freedom. Please leave comments after the newsletter article letting me know who you contacted, and what their response was.
Prepared to Defend the Alamo again, if necessary,
[mjb: I also want to make it perfectly clear that my "practice rape" hypothesis was a deliberate attempt to catch your attention. Rape generates a deep, visceral reaction in everyone, and I was merely making a metaphoric comparison. You would not condone practice rape because you would never condone the actual rape itself. I was trying to make the point that I'm strongly opposed to allowing the military to practice martial law because I will not tolerate actual martial law. Never, never, never did I mean to imply that our military was coming to Texas to practice raping women. I don't think many people will draw that conclusion from my newsletter, but I want to clarify just in case that concept is wandering around out there.]
I want to thank my friend Nancy for making phone calls to as many city officials as she could. The additional information is listed in magenta on the page of contact information. Please follow her example by expressing your opinion verbally so we can avoid bloodshed in Texas and elsewhere.