Jade Helm 15: outright paranoia, or justified concerns?


Coming to a neighborhood near you? Boston, 2013 | Prison Planet.com

As Jade Helm 15 and other domestic US military training exercises and operations are being conducted or about to be conducted all across the United States (and across Europe – see NextNewsNetwork clip below, and this previous post), the mainstream media continue to treat with contempt and ridicule the various fears that have emerged regarding the real intent of these exercises.

Wikipedia has even retitled its article about Jade Helm “Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory”, supporting the mainstream media depiction of “speculation by right-wing [sic] commentators and politicians about the prospect of martial law…” as traversing “the outer edges of political paranoia” (New York Times).

Snopes.com also claims that “as long as we’ve been operating this web site (close to twenty years), the three most commonly and continuously circulated types of conspiracy theories have to do with claims that the President of the United States or some other federal agency is about to declare martial law, is readying mass internment facilities (i.e., concentration camps), or is preparing to use armed force against U.S. citizens.”

Unfounded Fears?


Boston, 2013 | Prison Planet.com

What the mainstream media and such other sources spurn as conspiracy theories include fears that Jade Helm 15 may be a psychological operation aimed at getting the American population used to military presence, intervention and occupation; an international (i.e. UN led) operation eventually aimed at seizing guns and occupying the United States; recently closed Wall-Marts being used by the military to stockpile supplies for foreign occupation troops (Russian and others) who will disarm and police the American population; and an exercise – or implementation – of a rounding up and “removal” of dissidents and key political figures who may be against the imposition of martial law (Google “FEMA camps” for more on this).

Despite official and mainstream media assertions that these fears are unfounded and simply bullocks coming from the deranged lunatic fringe, parts of the American public remain and are developing concerns over the true intent of military exercises such as Jade Helm, especially since the U.S. Military has not been particularly forthcoming about the particulars of these operations, and at a time when public distrust of Federal authorities runs at all-time highs.

DENVER | May 22, 2015 – The rush to prepare for war continues as the American people are kept in the dark. War games with a massive military convoy are about to commence in Colorado, prior to the start of the Jade Helm 15 exercises in July. It’s called Raider Focus.

Texas State Guard on alert


Texas Governor Greg Abbot | AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman | Jay Janner

On April 28, amid growing concerns expressed by the population of his State, Governor Greg Abbott directed the Texas State Guard to monitor Jade Helm operations, to ensure that Texans’ “safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed” during the training period (read official press release here.)

The US Department of Defense [DoD] and military sources have not been particularly forthcoming with actual details about Jade Helm. According to U.S. Military sources, it is simply a planned military exercise that will be led by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and will include personnel from the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Green Berets), U.S. Navy SEALS, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, USMC Marine Special Operations Command, USMC Marine Expeditionary Units, the 82nd Airborne Division and civilian inter-agency partners.

The operation will take place across seven American states (Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Colorado) over an eight-week period from July 15, to September 15, 2015.


Map to be used in conjunction with Jade Helm 15, which has raised concerns among the American public. From USASOC unclassified document prepared for local authorities. The Washington Post verified this document to be legitimate by speaking to US Army sources.


Jade Helm logo from same document as map above. View source PDF document.

We still do not know what the operation’s official code name, Jade Helm, actually stands for, although most seem to agree that it is an acronym, and you will find various interpretations all over the Internet. There is even less of an explanation for the exercise’s motto, “Master the Human Domain”, which appears on its logo, but here is what I found in a recent U.S. Army Special Operations Command (SOC) document:

Notice the use of the expression “population-centric conflict” – this definitely does not refer to conventional warfare against organized military forces.

In its March 25, 2015, press release announcing the exercises, the SOC admitted that “the size and scope of Jade Helm sets this one apart” from previous training exercises. The press release also insisted that “This exercise is routine training to maintain a high level of readiness for ARSOF (Army Special Operations Forces) since they must be ready to support potential missions anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.” Notice the use of the catch-phrase “anywhere in the world.”

Growing concerns

Reassurances from the mainstream media have not assuaged growing fears about the possible sinister implications of Jade Helm, despite such efforts as this article, Why Operation Jade Helm 15 is freaking out the Internet — and why it shouldn’t be, published by The Washington Post on March 31.

This video published on April 12, 2015, has been filmed just off I-15 North of Barstow, California, at Yermo Logistics Marine Base. “I travel past this place on a regular basis, I have never seen so many vehicles, tanks, MRAPS, and humvees at this location EVER…” claims the man who filmed this clip.

Over the last week, while claiming that Jade Helm is now set to begin in June, one month earlier than previously announced, Dave Hodges of the Common Sense Show has published several compelling articles that raise some disturbing questions. I encourage you to read the original articles and ponder them for yourself (see Source Material below), but here is the gist of it.

“Something or someone is forcing Jade Helm to ‘officially’ spring into full operation much earlier than originally planned,” Dave Hodges insists. “Although there are the undeniable signs that Jade Helm is about the Red List extractions of political dissidents, which will be followed up with martial law, there are many of us who have covered Jade Helm since the beginning, [who] feel that there is much more to this than extractions and martial law.”

Dave Hodges believes new evidence suggests that Jade Helm will also use “Tactical Ground Reporting” (TIGR) systems to unleash false flag attacks (read more about these in this previous post). Originally introduced on the battlefield in 2007 and later deployed across Iraq, the TIGR System began as an experimental project of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which gave it to soldiers to see how they might make use of it…

“TIGR is a Web-based information-sharing system that is available on secure laptops and allows soldiers to continuously update and add information about the areas where they are deployed. The system makes it simple to add notes, identify trouble spots, and update information on current maps and satellite imagery using the kind of map-based tools and social messaging media common to the Web.” — Amber Corrin |TIGR keeps troops in the field safer | Defense system | February 25, 2010

tigr-vehicle-convoy-2If this is a system designed designed to be used in all-out ground combat, “why has it been spotted in Manhattan?,” asks David Hodges, who provides several pictures a of a TIGR convoy spotted in Manhattan by Tracy Egan. Hodges also provides evidence that the system is used to deploy Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). “Why [does] the U.S. Army want to introduce IED’s in Manhattan?”, he asks. “Is Jade Helm about ready to introduce a series of false flag events?”

We are not in Kansas anymore…


Some alternative media commentators claim President Obama wants to “obliterate” the U.S. Constitution, and others that it has already been done for all intents and purposes | Source: Stand Up America

In the second of his 3-part series published this week, Dave Hodges outlines why he believes America’s Survival Depends on Stopping Jade Helm. “If readers wonder why I am obsessed with the military takeover of this country through Jade Helm, I would answer that I recognize Jade Helm as a necessary first step to completely obliterate the Constitution.” In history, the pattern has always been the same, Dave Hodges insists:

  1. Create a false flag series of events which necessitates the need for martial law.
  2. Cordon people off for their own protection.
  3. Exploit whatever free labor can be extracted from this doomed group while they are being protected.
  4. Systematically exterminate the undesirable group.
  5. World War III will evolve out of the turmoil as was the case with World War II. This is when global depopulation will begin in earnest. When the smoke clears and the bulk of humanity has been buried, the New World Order will truly be born…

“Over the past two months, many of us in the Independent Media have said it again and again, Jade Helm is about subjugating the American people who will one day rise up to what is coming,” Dave Hodges insists in the last segment of his article.

“As the American people are kept in the dark about the true nature of Jade Helm, members of the Independent Media have been very consistent about pointing out that Jade Helm, because of its involvement of Special Operations Forces, the ‘drill’ is clearly designed to practice political dissident extractions which would be executed prior to the imposition of martial law. This is a simple and logical conclusion to draw because this is what Navy Seals, Green Berets, etc. do in pre-combat activities. The involvement of ARSOF in Jade Helm as a primary player, speaks clearly to intent.” — Dave Hodges

Why the “leaks” about extraction drills?

Dave Hodges’ latest and newest argument regarding Jade Helm is rather intriguing: “What I never counted on would be the fact that Jade Helm would ever let any part of these kinds of activities to ever become public. The military has now allowed planned political dissident extractions to become verifiably public, and most amazingly, they did so with the release of video[s] that the military, itself, would make, produce and then disseminate.”

“Why would the military release video-taped images of what are clearly extractions drills?”, Dave asks. “In [certain] video[s], they even refer to the captured citizens as ‘detainees’… This is a planned leak of very damning information. It now appears that elements of the Jade Helm task force are not fully on board with the full implementation of the objectives and we are seeing a moderate attempt to warn the American people.”

“Why would the military engage in such a self-defeating revelation and sacrifice the element of surprise prior to subjugating the American public? I have a hard time believing that the military is not on board with the ulterior motives behind Jade Helm and this release of information is intentional in that they want to see a public backlash. Based on the available information, this is the only thing that makes any sense.” — Dave Hodges

In support of his allegations that elements of the U.S. Military would not take up arms against the American people when ordered to do so, Dave Hodges claims that relations have been “extremely strained” between military command officers and the Commander-In-Chief. In support of this, Hodges mentions allegations that President Barack Obama has been systematically purging the military high command of officers who may not agree with his alleged anti-constitutional policies. Hodges says that the President has fired as many as 270 command military leaders.

Apparently, these claims originated from a certain Dr. Jim Garrow, who claimed on his Facebook page on 21 January 2013: “I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new ‘litmus test’ in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. ‘The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not’. Those who will not are being removed.”

Retired U.S. Army Major General Paul E. Vallely also published an article on his website, Stand Up America, stating that President Obama had sacked 197 high-ranking officers in a 5-year period.

Finally, on May 24, Dave Hodges wrote this: “My military sources have confirmed that key members of the Jade Helm leadership are growing concerned because they are not entirely certain of their mission goals because their participation is so heavily compartmentalized.” He also published an email from a retired Lt. General – whose credentials he vows for and has confirmed with independent sources – who gave a grim warning about what may be coming down the pipe for the American people:

“With modern antiaircraft systems (mobile and man portable) air power will be all but useless. What we will see is a ground war, city by city, street by street. Additionally what is coming will be unlike any civil war in history, it will be very personal, the government will call the Patriots forces terrorists and traitors, they will arrest, intern, torture and murder suspected terrorists families, this will result in bloody reprisals which will start a vicious cycle lasting for years”.


Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Visit their website for background information and their point of view about Jade Helm.

Jade Helm in the bigger picture

So, I leave you with my opening question: are concerns about Jade Helm and other current U.S. Military exercises simply paranoia, or are they justified? I guess only the future will tell, and maybe sooner than later at that.

Also remember that any discussion of Jade Helm and such current military exercises and war games is pointless if we dot not take the bigger picture into account. The powers that be will not declare a state of emergency and martial law without a major triggering event that will make the fact more palatable to the population, while blurring the lines as to who the enemy really is in the eyes of the military and law enforcement organizations.

In my mind, the real question is why such a high state of readiness and preparedness at this particular point in time? Do the powers that be know that such a triggering event is looming under the close horizon? When I talk about the bigger picture, remember that all of this is happening in a very fragile and uncertain global situation, marked by ongoing wars in the Middle East, persistent tensions between Russia and NATO, as well as between China and the United States, rumors of ISIS infiltration in the U.S., not to mention the impending economic collapse that could be triggered at any time by any number of factors.

In any event, I guess we have collectively fallen under the old Chinese curse:

“May You Live in Interesting Times…”

Henri Thibodeau  RiderInBlack Henri’s Web Space

Source Material – Common Sense Show

Other Reference Material

Addenda, October 17, 2016

Interviewed by L.A. Marzulli on the Politics, Prophecy & Supernatural Report, Dr Brooks Agnew has given an intriguing interpretation of the acronym H.E.L.M.: according to his sources, it stands for “Homeland Eradication of Local Militia”. More food for thought, I guess. – HT

About Henri Thibodeau

Freelance writer and translator based in Quebec, Canada.
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