Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor U.S. military training exercises scheduled for his state. Some had feared the government was preparing to impose martial law in Texas.
Abbott somehow got the idea that the Special Forces exercise (code named Operation Jade Helm 15), taking place in several states, was a cover for President Obama to impose martial law on Texas.
You see, there are these Wal-Marts in West Texas that supposedly closed for six months for “renovation.” That’s what they want you to believe. The truth is these Wal-Marts are going to be military guerrilla-warfare staging areas and FEMA processing camps for political prisoners. The prisoners are going to be transported by train cars that have already been equipped with shackles.
It ALL MAKES SENSE! No it doesn’t. It’s batshit crazy and, as Wade Goodwin notes in the NPR piece below, Abbott got heat from it. How would this even be possible? Let alone, WHY? It’s irrational all around. Does Texas not have real problems to deal with that they have to invent such outrageous drama?
An Army Colonel who tried to explain was shouted down by the “patriots”. He was attempting a rational argument with people who were not following the same rules of logic. You can’t win.
The people of Texas should not stand for their money being spend on such wasteful insanity. This is the harm that comes from conspiracies – misdirected attention to garbage instead of real world problems.