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Re: Operation Jade Helm 15
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2015, 05:53:55 pm »
Thank you.  I enjoy being able to contextualise things.

And just a reminder for our newer members, this thread exists. 

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Re: Operation Jade Helm 15
« Reply #16 on: Today at 05:46:31 pm »
So, in case anyone missed this, while Jade Helm appears to be an American-originated conspiracy theory (as far as I can tell), after it was popularised by Alex Jones, it was picked up on and spread by Russian disinfo networks on social media

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/03/martial-law-scare-russian-bots-michael-hayden-jade-helm

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“There was an exercise in Texas called Jade Helm 15 that Russian bots and the American alt-right media convinced most – many – Texans that Obama planned to round up political dissidents, and it got so much traction that the governor of Texas had to call up the [state guard] to observe the federal exercise to keep the population calm,” said Hayden, who was CIA director from 2006 to 2009 after serving as director of the National Security Agency.

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Rumours spread over the internet, now revealed as apparently fuelled by Russian bots, or fake social media accounts controlled by individuals or software applications. These were not discouraged by high-profile figures including Ted Cruz, the US senator, who said he understood “the reason for concern and uncertainty”, and the actor Chuck Norris, who described it as “likely more than a military exercise”.

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Re: Operation Jade Helm 15
« Reply #17 on: Today at 06:18:28 pm »
I will be forever disappointed that President Obama didn’t close down a military base in Texas, to allay the fears of the denizens citizens of that bizarre state.

Anyway, is it too late to cede Texas back to Mexico? For humanity’s sake, I believe we should at least try.

Then, we can give Trump’s the money to build his wall around the Mexican state of Texas. Win-Win!