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Hundreds of conspiracy nuts gather to defend Texas from ‘Jade Helm 15’ military takeover

Just in case Obama is planning a military takeover of Texas, there are hundreds of citizens at the ready to stop him.

Just in case Obama is planning a military takeover of Texas, there are hundreds of citizens at the ready to stop him.

According to the Houston Chronicle, a civilian surveillance group called “Counter Jade Helm” is coordinating 20 volunteers throughout the state of Texas to monitor any incoming troops.

“If a team member sees two Humvees full of soldiers driving through town, they’re going to follow them,” Eric Johnston, 51, told the Chronicle. “And they’re going to radio back their ultimate location.”

The operation dubbed “Jade Helm 15” is expected to take place across seven states from July 15 to September 15. Right wing conspiracy theorists latched onto a map from the U.S. Army labeling Texas as “hostile territory” for the purposes of the training exercise. “We’re going to be watching what they do in the public,” Counter Jade Helm organizer Pete Lanteri, 44, told the Chronicle. “Obviously on a military base they can do whatever they want. But if they’re going to train on public land we have a right as American citizens to watch what they’re doing.”

In spite of the conspiracy-laden atmosphere, Lanteri assured the Chronicle that no “nut-jobs will be put in the field.”

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Someone holds a sign at a public hearing regarding the Jade Helm 15 exercise in Bastrop, Texas. (Jay Janner/AP)

The U.S. Army is mostly ignoring the pitchforked citizenry, but they did release a statement assuring local residents that the exercise will have little to no impact on the communities nearby.

“This training exercise will go mostly unnoticed; not interfere with private citizens and not violate their privacy and rights,” the statement read. “It will not disrupt their economies or livelihoods. State and local officials will receive updates as the exercise progresses and they are equally committed to ensuring the training occurs smoothly.”

Featured image: Jay Janner/AP

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  1. Richard White

    July 12, 2015 at 4:28 am

    My greatest fear, as an Army retiree who has participated in many military exercises is that one of these conspiracy nuts will open fire on some soldiers (who will be armed with blanks) because he or she sincerely believes that Texas is being “invaded”. Innocent soldiers, just trying to train to do their jobs better, may be injured or killed. And, of course, the Governor of Texas will refuse to accept any responsibility if Texas civilians start shooting at the training soldiers – who will have weapons but no live ammunition.

  2. Ron

    July 12, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Who really trusts the government in reality? Some will say that many are conspiracy nuts but has this government been transparent? The answer is a resounding NO as promised by Obama in 2008. Are we to believe that this administration is concerned about transparency? The answer is NO. Is there any reason to believe that this administration is looking out for this Nation’s best interest’s? The answer is NO. Are we “nuts” because we do not trust this government that is taking this country down? The answer is NO. We are concerned citizens that do not want to see a society forced into tyranny. That is where we are going with our Constitution being shredded on a daily basis.
    Open borders is a sure sign that we are open to whatever or whoever crosses it. How totally messed up is that? We are free game under this damnable tyrannical government. To hell with them! Fight or be enslaved!!!!

  3. Roger Prescott

    July 12, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Stupid is as stupid does.
    They’re pro military, until they train in their state. Then, of course it’s a subversive plot to have the military there to swoop in and control them?
    Where and when did the citizens of Texas have a serious outbreak of paranoia?
    Maybe we should just gas them while they sleep, haul them out and sell the state to the gays! They’d know what to do with that land!

  4. Tony

    July 12, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    In addition to a history lesson about Texas’ entry into the union, someone needs to introduce these conspiracy nuts to the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

  5. Derek

    July 13, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Who really trusts Ron in reality? Some will say many are government shills but has Ron said anything that can be proven? The answer is a resounding NO. Are we to believe this Ron has actual evidence for the things he says? The answer is NO. Is there any reason to believe that this Ron is looking out for the nation’s bests interests? The answer is NO. Are we “sheeple” or “hate America” because we don’t believe in random Ron’s internet ramblings? The answer is NO. This is where we are going with conspiracy theorists running around in their echo chambers. How totally messed up is this?

  6. Renan David Soria Ahumada

    September 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Knowing that i whould carry live ammo with me if i where a soldier
    and just in case i should take with my unit some canon or mortars in case that some one call in a broken arrow attack

  7. Renan David Soria Ahumada

    September 13, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    You are already enslaved
    when you use a mouse and stand in front on a web browser

    when you are using and smartphone

    when you use a telephone

    when you whatch tv

    its the mark of the beast
    that youre surrendering to

    and his number its 666

    the only way to save your soul its
    became an amish!

    never use technologies
    since ther are the gif of satan
    to bait our hearts

    they didnt need to invade you they are already your master!

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