Originally published May 16 2015
Establishment press discredits itself with "Jade Helm" deceit
by Natural News Editors
(NaturalNews) With preparations being made for the massive Jade Helm 15 military training across the American Southwest -- exercises that imagine conservative Texas and Utah as "hostile" and more liberal states as "permissive" -- the increasingly discredited establishment media has dishonestly seized on a handful of theories and comments to attack everyone expressing concerns about the drills. It is true that some unproven and in some cases wild claims have been made by a handful of individuals online, such as the notion that closed Walmart stores are involved in a nefarious plot with authorities to detain dissidents. However, in its deceitful efforts to demonize Americans who are suspicious of the Obama administration and the unprecedented Jade Helm 15 program, the mischaracterized "mainstream" press has seized on those claims as if they represented the primary or even only concerns being expressed. In the process, it exposed itself as a propaganda machine. (Story by Alex Newman, republished from TheNewAmerican.com)
It is hardly a surprise that many Americans have expressed concerns about Jade Helm 15. Polls show more than two thirds of Americans believe the federal government is "out of control" and a threat to liberty. The other third must not be paying attention. Plus, just the information that is publicly known about the military exercise is enough to raise alarm bells. Special Forces troops, for example, will be wandering through the streets of American towns with military weapons. Elite soldiers dressed in civilian clothes and driving civilian vehicles, in coordination with local law enforcement, will be seeking to "blend in" with local communities without being detected. The fact that multiple conservative U.S. states are being identified as "hostile," too, is bizarre, to say the least -- especially considering the argument that the drill is to train for "overseas" operations.
All of that combined with recent developments -- numerous federal reports identifying conservatives and Christians as extremists or even potential terrorists, Obama's troubling history and background of anti-American extremism, the White House's dismal track record on honesty, and more -- have sparked legitimate concerns across America and especially Texas about Jade Helm 15. The concerns expressed by outraged citizens in town hall meetings and online were so serious and widespread that Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor the exercise. "During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed," Abbott wrote in the order to the Texas military commander.
Read the entire article at TheNewAmerican.com.
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