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BREAKING: VIDEO of “Jade Helm 15” Style Military Ops on I-95 in South Carolina

Video of a military convoy in South Carolina was taken today which caused concern for residents driving on interstate I-95. The mainstream media has focused on smearing Infowars.com for covering a leaked military document that describes states like Texas as a “hostile” or “insurgent pocket” territory.

As previously reported by Truth In Media, Sen. Ted Cruz, T.X. Governor Greg Abbot, and former T.X. Congressman Ron Paul have expressed concern over these operations and the increase of military presence on American streets.

“…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,” Cruz said.

The increase of military presence and fears of a military take over is effecting the psyche of many in the U.S.

Last year, Truth In Media’s Joshua Cook submitted a FOIA request to find out more information on why U.S. Army special forces were training with local police in a secretive joint exercise, but the FOIA request denied because it was “classified.”

The motorist who captured the video, Jesse Graston, described his experience:

“They looked like they were driving into battle with helmets dressed for war,” Graston said. “It’s an American war zone! What’s going on here?”

“It’s like we are being invaded,” said Graston. “Are we in Iraq or America?”

Could this be a military exercise to invade S.C.?

Staff Sergeant Joe Biggs from Infowars.com told Joshua Cook that this is probably a communications exercise. Biggs stated that the convoy of armored vehicles were not tanks but armoured personnel carriers, Stryer ICVs.

But Graston believes that these exercises may be all about conditioning Americans to accept “military in U.S. streets as a cool thing,” blurring the lines between the local police force and a federal soldier.

With the unwarranted NSA surveillance, the passage of NDAA, stop and frisk programs, the rise of warrior cops, and now an increased military presence on American streets, it’s no wonder why so many Americans are concerned.


Critics Fear TX Military Training Exercise Could Be Precursor to Martial Law

Throughout July and September of this year, the US Army’s Special Operations Command will conduct Operation Jade Helm, a covert warfare training exercise set to take place on civilian territory amid 17 Texas cities. The Houston Chronicle notes that Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Air Force and Marines special operators will be taking part in the program and will attempt to blend in with civilians to test their covert warfare capabilities.

Newsmax pointed out the fact that Texas’ own Alex Jones published a US map, seen below, purported to be part of Operation Jade Helm’s documentation, which lists Texas and Utah as hostile territory, along with a part of Southern California which appears to be listed as an “insurgent pocket.” Jones characterized the effort as an invasion of Texas and claimed that the program is an attempt to prepare for the implementation of martial law in places like Texas and Utah where large numbers of citizens associate with right-leaning groups like the Tea Party. Operation Jade Helm’s documents also refer to coordination between the military and law enforcement, raising concerns that some elements of the training exercise might run afoul of the Posse Comitatus Act, which bans the military from participating in law enforcement activities on US soil.


Army Special Operations Command spokesperson Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria addressed Alex Jones’ concerns and told Stars and Stripes, “That notion was proposed by a few individuals who are unfamiliar with how and why USASOC conducts training exercises… This exercise is routine training to maintain a high level of readiness for Army Special Operations Forces because they must be ready to support potential missions anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice.” Lastoria said that the Texas locations were chosen for the exercise due to their similarities to overseas terrain, not to prepare for an assault on Texas. He also said that the coordination between the military and law enforcement is necessary because the covert training exercise is being carried out on civilian territory where law enforcement officers maintain jurisdiction.

Stars and Stripes‘ Jon Harper wrote, “Officials at USASOC were not able to immediately verify the authenticity of the [above-embedded map] because their computer firewalls prevented them from accessing the websites where the document appeared.”

Victoria County, TX Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Ray Boyd described the training program in comments to The Houston Chronicle, “They’re going to set up cells of people and test how well they’re able to move around without getting too noticed in the community… They’re testing their abilities to basically blend in with the local environment and not stand out and blow their cover.”

Whether the training program is a secret effort to plan for a future Texas takeover or a routine exercise to prepare special operators for overseas covert warfare, if the Army officials behind the effort drew up a map characterizing Texas as hostile territory, even for simulation purposes, it should come as no surprise that Texans like Alex Jones would be outraged at what is, at a minimum, troubling optics.