The U.S. military announced they will be conducting a joint U.S. Special Forces training exercise in Texas and other states involving special forces from the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force.
Thank God that Governor Abbot saw through this deception to the real purpose of this exercise – a hostile takeover of Texas by the federal government.
On Monday, during a public briefing in Bastrop, Texas, Lt. Col. Mark Listoria told a packed crowd of over 200 people about the upcoming Jade Helm 15 military training exercise. He was then called a liar and peppered with questions about whether the government was planning a federal takeover of Texas or implementing Martial Law.
On Tuesday, Governor Abbott jumped into action by asking the Texas State Guard to keep watch on this potential threat to the freedom-loving people of Texas.
“It is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed upon.” – Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas
“My office has reached out to the Pentagon to inquire about this exercise. We are assured it is a military training exercise. I have no reason to doubt those assurances, but I understand the reason for concern and uncertainty, because when the federal government has not demonstrated itself to be trustworthy in this administration, the natural consequence is that many citizens don’t trust what it is saying.” – Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas
On Thursday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, asked during a news conference about the Jade Helm 15 exercise and whether the Pentagon was “planning to overtake Texas,” Carter simply said “no” as people in the packed room laughed.
The state of Texas is home to over 30 military installations with thousands of U.S. Military personnel stationed at them. We don’t see these sites and their troops as a threat to our state. Now that the U.S. Military has an exercise planned, utilizing some of these sites, to train our special forces troops, we see them as a threat. The “best of the best” troops that America has is coming to Texas for training and we don’t trust them.
As a native Texan I am embarrassed.
I would gladly pay to see Governor Abbott and Senator Cruz tell “America’s Best” to their face that “they are seen as a potential threat to the State of Texas’ safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties.”