Jade Helm


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What is Jade Helm And Why Could it Ruin Your Summer


Starting July 15th and running through September 15th, the Special Operations Command of the United States Military will be conducting a military training drill. But this is not going to be just any drill, its theater of operations will include much of the Southwestern United States, from California to Texas. So massive is the area of operations, it begs for a closer look at the objectives. On the surface one might think that it was an exercise that was set up in response to the huge maneuvers that Russia held earlier this year, but the fact is that this operation has been planned for much longer than the Russian operations.

Many people both in and out of the media have assumed that “Jade Helm” was to be a training exercise to test and develop tactics to protect the Southwest from an invasion by a foreign government, drug cartels, or possibly terrorist organization. However, the Operational Plan for the exercise clearly shows that this drill is about the implementation of martial law and the subsequent pacification and subjugation of the American people by their government.

The pretext of the operation is that the citizens of several states have risen up against the tyranny of their government and are forming their own union. Texas, Utah and Southern California have all told Washington to take a hike. This drill is also about “martial law” being used as a preventative measure in states which “might” lean towards civil war against the government siding with the other states, (i.e. California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico).


Jade Helm is more than just a military exercise. The operational elements include both military and law enforcement units along with electronic warfare and even DHS and FEMA resources. Within the overall objectives are test cases that deal with the isolation of entire towns, both physically and electronically. Simultaneously cutting off the flow of both goods and services and information in and out of selected areas. Other exercises included in the overall plan concentrate on the removal and detention of high value provocateurs and officials. All this makes Jade Helm the most concerning operation to have ever been conducted on American soil.

So what is the true purpose of Jade Helm? According to sources inside the Department of Homeland Security, It is an eight week test of current plans to reduce and control events and populations engaged in unconventional warfare against the authority of the government of the United States and to test the working relationships that exists between the armed forces and the law enforcement agencies in the affected areas.


The use of the words, “unconventional warfare” makes it clear that this exercise is not dealing with a “Red Dawn” style invasion involving foreign subjects, but either one or more of the Southwestern States trying to throw off the yoke of an oppressive government, the “Reconquista” movement trying to break away from the United States or drug cartels trying to establish a Narco Terrorist State thanks to the unrestricted access given them by the administration. Unconventional Warfare means the guerrilla warfare nature of the anticipated and rehearsed conflict of an out gunned population against a superior force. Therefore, it can be surmised that Jade Helm is not preparing for a foreign invasion, but rather one of American citizens fighting for their rights. Based on all these facts, from both inside and outside the government, Jade Helm, is a massive rehearsal for martial law implementation as well as implementing the proverbial and long rumored Red and Blue List and the “snatch and grab” extractions of key resistance figures from the Independent Media as well as uncooperative political figures.


The operations planner for the U.S. Army’s Jade Helm realistic military training, Thomas Mead, has publicly stated that “We have Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Marine Special Operations Command, the 82nd Airborne Division and we also have some of our ‘inter-agency’partners such as the DEA, FBI and the ‘Joint Personnel Recovery Agency'(JPRA) that will be working with us.” The use of Green Berets, Navy Seals and Special Operations Command forces speaks to the unconventional composition of the overall makeup of this group. Among the many duties for these three Special Operations groups include infrastructure raids, assassination of key enemy personnel, reconnaissance, and extraction of key enemy personnel for detention and/or intelligence gathering. These are just the type of forces that would be used should an operation be ordered to activate the much fabled “RED LIST”.

This for those that don’t know, is the name given a list with contains the names and whereabouts of key resistance figures that would be kidnapped and “dealt with” in advance of the implementation of martial law. A detailed analysis of the language of Jade Helm has convinced me that we are looking at the implementation of the “snatch and grab” of key resistance figures to the coming marital law.Sources have said that in past drills of this nature, Red List extraction troops are helicoptered in the early morning hours (e.g. 3 AM) land, offload personnel and extract the intended targets, SWAT team style.

The Jade Helm overview, even has a section entitled What to Expect. Operation planners state that the public should anticipate  “increased aircraft in the area at night” and that law enforcement “May receive noise complaints”. Typically helicopters are used to transport troops and extract targets in operations of this type and they are usually conducted at night. In fact, the same section goes on to state that “Role players” will be participating in Jade Helm. “Some individuals (i.e. civilian insurgents) may conduct “suspicious activities”  What would a  “suspicious activity” for the purpose of this drill, be? Would it consist of pretending to be dragged off to a FEMA camp at 3 A.M.? Would it be engaging in simulated insurgency activities associated with guerrilla war strategies? There are so many possibilities and they are all associated with civilian resistance against a tyrannical force.

“The scariest admission of all however, is that JPRA, will be included in these games”. The Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) maintains a series of training sites whose subject matter includes:

Prisoners of war; hostages and detainees; evasion and escape; search and rescue; Prison survival techniques and experiences; geography and cartography, natural science, ethnology, and country studies; terrorism; military and Naval science; natural and emergency medicine. While most of the topics contained in JPEA training have to do with skills needed by POW’s to survive if captured, one can find an interesting topic called Detainees. Here is an excerpt from their manuals.

Restricted U.S. Army Internment and Resettlement Operations Manual

FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations

In section 1-10 of 3-39.40,  “A Civilian detainee” is a civilian who is interned during armed conflict, occupation, or other military operation for security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.

In section 3-56 of 3-39.40, the following draconian provisions are applied to “detainees”:

  • “Develops PSYOP products that are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs to accept U.S. I/R facility authority and regulations (Author’s note: PSYOP Products such as the use of torture such as water-boarding and sleep deprivation).
  • Gains the cooperation of “detainees”to reduce the number of guards needed.
  • Identifies malcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.
  • Develops and executes indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes (i.e. brainwashing of detainees).
  • Identifies political activists.
  • Plans and executes a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.

The use of the word detainee is conspicuous and you can see, it has specific meaning with regard to a Red List extraction action. In effect, this is the black site for political dissidents. Both Jade Helm and the FM 3-39.40 are both Army manuals written exclusively on dealing with civilian personnel in martial law settings. Under the NDAA, designating select citizens as a detainee and holding them indefinitely is legal under this unconstitutional legislation.

In the operations foreword, the States of Utah and Texas are listed as hostile states along with part of Southern California. These states are not geographically contiguous. Subsequently, we are looking at Jade Helm as being the suppression of pockets of civil resistance. The use of the 82nd Airborne is also suggestive of the fact that the authorities anticipate that there could be civilian militias rising up, perhaps in combination with veterans groups and possibly military units loyal to the citizens of the United States.

  • New Mexico is listed as leaning towards being hostile.
  • California, Nevada and Colorado are listed as being loyal, permissive, to military authority and martial law.
  • Arizona is listed as unknown, but leaning toward being friendly.

In the plan overview, repeated reference is made about the cooperation between the Department of Defense (DOD) and local law enforcement (LEA). After reading this document, Program 1033 started to make a lot of sense. It is the militarization of local police with former military equipment (tanks, machine guns, etc.). It is interesting to note that it was the NDAA legislation that created Program 1033. Obviously, the purpose of this is to turn the local police into a martial law occupation force.

I am very concerned that DHS, listed as an inter-agency partner, is a part of this drill for the following reasons: I believe a significant number of American military will NOT fire upon American citizens. What seems logical and something that should frighten all Americans is to wonder if DHS will be a part of Jade Helm? Especially with all the ammunition they purchased last year.

It is clear, that the U.S. military along with the current administration and their minions believes, or hopes, that there is going to be something happen that is so catastrophic that an American Civil War will ensue. The cause of such an uprising is not important at this time, you can pick any number of reasons, and they will probably all be wrong. What is important, is that our military, and the very people that are charged with protecting us from enemies both foreign and domestic, are combining to hold a two month long training exercise whose scope is one of putting down a domestic insurrection against a government gone wild. God knows we have the government, and it is only a matter of time before we have such an uprising.


Richard is a freelance Journalist, who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. After his discharge he worked in Law Enforcement and Corrections for several years and was a member of SWAT before earning a degree in Computer Science. He was a consultant to government agencies including DEA, FBI, NRC, DOD and NASA. In the 90’s he received a Business Management Degree and became a Consulting Analyst to several Fortune 100 companies. Later he taught G.E.D at Florida State Prison. He is married and has several grandchildren and great grandchildren. You can follow Richard on UniversalFreePress.com

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