Operation JADE HELM (JH15) is a 2-month long Realistic Military Training (RMT) exercise to be conducted by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) beginning July 15, 2015 through September 15, 2015 and expanded to occur in 10 states now: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida.
- extractions (i.e. abductions, kidnapping)
- searches and seizures
- urban camouflage (military personnel dressed to look like civilians)
- increased aircraft in the area at night, etc.
Obviously, there are rumors of covert warfare and martial law. The federal government has done much to perpetuate public concerns and distrust through actions which include, but are not limited to, the Patriot Act, NSA's spying on us, the Fast and Furious Program to arm Mexican drug cartels, helping to build a militarized police state and persistent violations of the people's constitutional rights.
Also, before the massive military exercise of JADE HELM even occurs, the government had purchased at least 2 billion rounds of ammo, has been transporting and delivering military vehicles in large numbers throughout the country, built FEMA camps in almost every state, truckers are discussing GPS-monitored, secret and sealed loads they've delivered to underground bases throughout the country, and people are reporting observations of non-U.S. military vehicles and tanks transported by railroad from Mexico and into Texas. UN vehicles (UN trucks transported from Alabama) are stored in massive quantities in several states, and foreign troops have been operating training exercises in conjunction with our military in the U.S. (Joint Russia-US military drills - Business Insider).
Perhaps some of the most intriguing articles found on sites connecting Operation JADE HELM with other events, namely Russia, includes Hayley Richardson's of Newsweek, dated March 26, 2015: "Chechnya Threatens to Arm Mexico if U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine". In part it reads:
"In response (to the U.S. House of Representatives voting to send weapons to the Ukraine), Chechnya's parliamentary speaker Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov said that the U.S. has “no right” to advise Russia on how to behave with its neighbours.
He warned that the supply of arms to Ukraine will be perceived by Chechnya, a southern Russian republic, as a signal to deliver new weapons to Mexico to “resume debate on the legal status of the territories annexed by the U.S.”
Abdurakhmanov is referring to the states of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, which Mexico surrendered to the U.S. in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, a peace deal which concluded the Mexican-American conflict." Russian rhetoric? Perhaps.
In another article, "Russian analyst urges nuclear attack on Yellowstone National Park and San Andreas fault line" dated March 31, 2015 by Su-Lin Tan of The Sydney Morning Herald, it's reported that to combat the problem of the U.S. amassing western European partners, the UK, and Canada as allies, Russia should attack America's vulnerabilities and perform "complete destruction of the enemy". Additionally written (with the article showing a picture - not of humans - but grizzly bears):
The president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems based in Moscow, Konstantin Sivkov said in an article for a Russian trade newspaper on Wednesday, VPK News, that Russia needed to increase its military weapons and strategies against the 'West' which was 'moving to the borders or Russia'."
Several reports from last year, around February, detailed Russia's presence in Cuba and its desire to not necessarily build military bases, but establish relationships with several strategic countries and use their facilities as needed. Some of the countries include Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore.
The Russian spy station near Havana, Cuba has been a key intelligence facility for many years. Russian naval vessels have been reported as arriving in Havana again since 2009. The Vietnam base in Cam Ranh Bay was built by the U.S. during the Vietnam war and leased to the Soviet Union in 1979; it includes a submarine training center, and refueling and repair facilities for Russia's ships. Joint maneuvers are held with the Venezuelan Navy in the Caribbean, and Russian military vessels also navigate the Panama Canal (Russia Seeks Access to Bases In Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers).
Mainstream media does a great job of trying to distract us and keep some in a bubble of inane entertainment so they don't even have a clue, nor will they attempt any research. Usually, they have a knee-jerk reaction and a shoot the messenger mentality. So much for the cliches. For every single article, I say you don't have to believe me - but first suspend judgment and just look it up yourself.
Sometimes, although enjoying the Blue Angels in their thunderous, sky-ripping maneuvers, I'll also consider how sounds - like helicopters and jets (smells, etc.) can trigger bad memories for too many who've experienced war. We may find ourselves thinking differently about so many things we take for granted now.