Bracken: Operation Jade Conditioning


From Matt Bracken:

Operation Jade Conditioning

First, let’s cover what Joint Military Exercise Jade Helm 15 is not: it is not a covert plan for the military to conquer the Southwest and institute martial law. And no, the hundreds of special operations troops and thousands of other military personnel taking part in Jade Helm 15 are not bad guys who are out to establish tyranny in America. Those are straw man arguments, posited to be rejected.

But the elimination of the straw men does not mean that Jade Helm 15 is benign. Reality check, please: does anybody reading this seriously believe that President Obama is contemplating dropping thousands of American troops across an area as vast as the space covered by Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Egypt? If you believe that, then I will give you a special discount when you buy any two of the eleven New York metro area bridges and tunnels that I currently own.

Many will say, “But the Green Berets have been doing this kind of thing with exercises like Robin Sage for years and years. It’s exactly the same thing. It’s no big deal.” These people are either paid shills, or well-meaning but naïve dupes. Note the motto of Jade Helm 15: “Master the human domain.” From our military to our intelligence agencies to federal law enforcement, Social Network Analysis is a booming field, a field which is now stretched to include imposters and liars paid by the post to influence social media trends. This government-sponsored social media influencing begins in the understandable realm of legitimate foreign counter-terrorism, but today the all-seeing eye is increasingly aimed inward at perceived domestic threats.

FTX Robin Sage and similar legitimate exercises typically take place across a few counties and involve coordination at the sheriff and state police level. The volunteer role-players are often old Special Forces guys or local farmers. One of them that I know was a decorated MACV/SOG hero who for years after his retirement played a mysterious guerrilla chieftain for the newbie Q-coursers. And in a younger age, I ran with a crowd that that pretended to blow up radio towers, bridges and fuel dumps with simulated demolition charges. We also did cross-country movements and escape and evasion training exercises in and out of uniform with a variety of weapons. This was done with the knowledge of the local authorities, to avoid people getting shot due to misidentification when crossing public and private spaces.

But Robin Sage and other training exercises were never scaled up to become regional show-stopping extravaganzas spread across six large Western states, requiring real-time coordination between multiple governors, state police departments, county and city law enforcement jurisdictions, federal law enforcement agencies, and active duty military units from all branches of the service. No, Jade Helm is not Robin Sage. It’s not even Robin Sage on steroids.

Will there be Robin Sage elements to Jade Helm? Of course. Embedded reporters will no doubt be sending back live video, visually establishing the overtly benign and beneficial impact of the exercise as Green Berets and SEALs freefall and fast-rope into their insertion points. An analysis of some of the information gleaned from the Jade Helm 15 informational packet suggests that some of the spec-ops troops will participate in cross-country movements of greater than fifty miles, humping rifles and rucks from Texas into New Mexico among other land routes. But that camo-paint and boot-leather Robin Sage visual is just camouflage for the genuine objectives of Jade Helm 15, which in my opinion are twofold:

First: conditioning Americans to accept increasingly frequent and intrusive military and paramilitary police actions up close and personal. These will include low-altitude over-flights by military aircraft at all hours, plus roadblocks, checkpoints and denied out-of-bounds areas declared during so-called “realistic military training exercises” in and around Anytown, USA. Some of the military participants might be dressed as civilians, or even as enemy terrorists—foreign or domestic. That is to say, the troops will not necessarily be identifiable to John Q. Public as good old G.I. Joe. Instead, they might be dressed up like Jihad John, or even Redneck Jake. We will be told to mind our business, stay indoors, and trust those in authority who can see “the big picture.”

Hey Martha, what’s all that noise and commotion? It sounds like World War Three is breaking out across the highway downtown!”

Oh, don’t worry, George. The Army is just doing another urban warfare drill. I saw it on TV.”

Google keywords like “military drill training exercise urban warfare helicopters” and see how many of our cities have already been treated to simulated “Black Hawk Down” battles, complete with booming explosions, midnight helicopters swooping at rooftop level, and plenty of ratatat-tat. Step by step we are being conditioned to living in a battlefield state of mind. Full dress rehearsals for all-out urban warfare are becoming the new normal in the Land of the Free.

To what purpose? Well, to what purpose does the chef slowly turn up the heat under the frog pot? If and when the time comes that the federal government decides to eliminate some pesky nests of sedition in the name of national security, folks living just a few miles away will simply yawn and change television channels, placid as cows chewing cud. Operation Jade Conditioning: mission accomplished.

The second objective of Joint Military Exercise Jade Helm 15 is to practice simultaneously operating all of the control levers of armed federal power on American soil, from major military units and federal law enforcement agencies down to the state police and local law enforcement. (Posse Comitatus? Heavens, no. It’s just a training exercise!)

When the time comes to eliminate those pockets of bitterly-clinging dead-enders standing in the way of social progress that Team Obama seems to hate with far greater vigor than it hates the Islamic State or Al Qaeda, the federal bosses will already know which county sheriffs and chiefs of police are “reliable.” That is, reliable in the KGB or Stasi meaning of the world. Click your heels, Sheriff, and set up the roadblocks as instructed. It’s a federal order! Do it just like we did it last year.

Again, it’s Operation Jade Conditioning. Ditto for our generals being conditioned to take orders from civilian bureaucrats for military deployments directly into American cities and towns.

That’s my opinion. Or, you can choose to believe that President Obama is actually getting our military primed and ready for simultaneous spec-ops team insertions across the entire Middle East from Egypt to Iran, and Syria to Yemen, the same geographical area covered by Joint Military Exercise Jade Helm 15.

It’s your choice to believe that, if you wish.

50 responses to “Bracken: Operation Jade Conditioning

  1. Reblogged this on Starvin Larry and commented:
    Methinks Bracken is spot on with his analysis.

    • Read ’em and THINK.

  2. Thanks Matt. Normalcy bias is a bitch. I once stood in a potential street fight on condition green (I was a kid and didn’t think I was involved since it wasn’t my beef). Shortly thereafter I was sucker punched hard enough to put my tooth though my cheek. I never made that mistake again.

  3. What a great training opportunity for the comm and intel operators and wannabe operators in FREEFOR! Where are the road blocks? What are the concentrations? What are the compositions? And on and on. FREEFOR could actually start prototyping mock operational plans to commandeer useful equipment. INFORMOPS and AMRRON should be ramping up! I am goint to check these sites later today to see if there is any kind of response at all. Even to deny my idea here. No response and I call bullshit and quit wasting my time with them. Sam Culper? I will ask about this during the webinar…

  4. And I agree with your analysis too, SK…

  5. This is about sending a message to a particular faction of potential breakaway governors and their sponsors.

  6. Your experienced perspective adds depth to the basic story. While this probably isn’t any more than an exercise it tells one and all that complacency must be overcome. It provides an excuse to “exercise” our own preparedness condition.

  7. As usual, Matt Bracken’s unerring analysis is correct.

    Anyone who doubts this is in denial, badly, or an apologist/shill for the other side.

  8. Agree. And another point for not telling us to calm down, and change the channel.

  9. And…Alex Jones agrees with Matt:

  10. Spot on, sir.

    And we shall respond accordingly…

  11. I think what Matt describes as the second objective is most important. The first objective can be achieved easily by changing the AO of any number of smaller exercises. As a training exercise for higher command levels, any questions of participating special operations friends would reveal little to be sinister (“We did tasks appropriate to our MOS”). Identifying uncooperative elected officials allows targeting of elections, so watch where the money comes from. Even if you don’t vote, be aware of local elections. Local, local.

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  13. SemperFi, 0321

    We had annual ops like this in N.C. in the mid 70’s between Ft. Bragg and Camp Lejeune. But what got my attention was the size of this op. Like Matt says, covering lots of ground is a new twist, just the thing they have to do for another Bundy standoff, times 10. Mass unrest and quick response across large distances are what this seems to be about, oh, and lots of copsucking too. The masses will just eat it up.

  14. Excellent analysis Matt, thanks.

  15. Given the past few years of land disputes in the West, I see the involvement of Utah in the exercise as intimidating, possibly killing two birds with one stone. Texas is Texas, so yes, people do welcome the military.

    I doubt anyone would make the claim that Federal anything is really welcome in Utah… So that’s a stretch which for me, pierces the veil of obfuscation.

    A few articles over the years support this perspective:

    Utah demands Federal Gov return land to state –
    Federal Land Worker Threatened… –
    Utah uses Eminent Domain to seize land of… Uncle Sam –
    Full PDF on land dispute with Federal Gov –

    Utah and Texas are most likely states to secede given any type of Constitutional crisis from on top. I feel this is confirmed, but feel free to offer me other western, more strategic states. These two are the most valuable states both for oil reserves in Texas as well as critical rail/highway access via Utah from West Coast (I-80, I-70 and I-15) to Midwest. Utah has been, also, somewhat of a burr under the Department of Interior’s saddle in the past five years or so.

    Here’s another interesting point. E&E operations will be covered in this exercise, which elements of planning will be completed, I will never know. This was just confirmed by an interview in which a county person stated that the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) is involved, somehow with the DEA and FBI (I think that DEA/FBI part’s taken out of context though it riles up folks).

    My point on the E&E is that part of the pre-planning that I’m aware of for these guys is to set up op areas that SF recovery teams can work out of to rescue downed aviators and other such valuable people, not to mention recommending safehouses and layup points. So – Confirmed, yes, JPRA as the document I just read says, will be involved heavily and for some reason with the DEA/FBI in the same sentence which made others freak out.

    I’m not so freaked out (as others in the blogosphere) about the JPRA ‘detaining’ people, I’m freaked out about their logistical preplanning capabilities which would support downed aviators over these same areas at a later date. That and using state boundaries is abnormal rather than imaginary ‘countries’ so that part of the exercise isn’t understood by me, but it does allow, operationally, to have briefing cards made up and GPS / radio / nav to be preprogrammed with the boundaries during preflight, which shortens the ramp-up post operation for the next one.

    I think that all this does is make things awfully convenient in the future whether it’s months or years ahead of time, it’s unsettling to me. Knowing the human element in both of these states would be critical should there come a point where either or both of these two states decided that they would no longer support the Federal Government.

    I’m thinking that nothing good (aside from the training and the folks involved in it) long term comes out of this… and the intel gathered is able to be used and repurposed by the OPFOR of your choice, whether it’s foreign or domestic.

    It won’t be our guys in uniform when it goes down, if it goes down, so I don’t think anything right now would be helpful. When the final reports come out within DoD, whoever has access to them can simply download and hand carry / hand deliver to whomever the real OPFOR command is. Fill in the blank, it’s a universal adaptor… and there’s nothing anyone can do right now about it.

    • Don’t leave Arizona out of the secession scenario.

      • Agreed. Here’s a scary thought about AZ though. I’m figuring that Arizona under certain circumstances would be handling the outpouring of Phoenix/Tucson corridor folks who no longer have food, water, sewers or air conditioning…

        Either that or it’s already covered due to some ATZLAN scenario. :-/

  16. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.

  17. Thanks Matt.
    It couldn’t possibly be because going back 50-60 years, in openly published military field manuals, MOUT has been touted as where warfare would occur because that’s where most people in the world live now, nor does the fact that most military bases in the US are in reasonable proximity to large urban centers play any role whatsoever in this exercise.
    It also never occurred to anyone that when you’re flash-banging and fast roping into deserted expanses of nowhere, as opposed to say a moderately large city, you don’t need to get anyone’s permission, or warn them ahead of time, unlike in a city of 100K or up.

    It’s fun (and funny) to skip straight to the War Of The Worlds response right out of the gate.

    But he’s dually guilty of normalcy bias regarding Robin Sage: “We’ve always done that there”, while simultaneously denying any possible greater military purpose to spread out exercises because “We’ve never done that.” You can’t have it both ways.

    Could there be some ulterior component to this, as Bracken outlines?
    Absolutely. In God We trust; everyone else, watch both hands.
    It’s one possibility, way down around the “Aliens Have Landed In Grover’s Mill” level.
    But anyone field grade and higher is some level of political appointee these days anyways, and it isn’t like we’ve never caught some of them showing their inner jackboot in the last 20 years. So keep both eyes open on this one too. Nothing wrong with catching them with their hands in the cookie jar and giving them a spanking for it afterwards.
    But the analysis that the ulterior nefarious scheme is either the likeliest or sole rationale?
    Utter horsefeathers.

    One exercise, even a huge one, isn’t going to overnight condition the entire country to the normalcy of such ops (let alone in the 43 states where it isn’t happening), and the main beneficiary of what they’re doing and learning to do are the guys at the E-5 to O-4 level, at the pointy end of the stick, exactly the guys we WANT to be well-trained to execute their orders, not the panjandrums sitting at staff HQ pulling the strings.
    Everything anyone’s hyperventilating about can be learned and practiced in command post exercises completely outside the public’s view, and has been done exactly that way since the early 1950s, thousands of times. So getting all panicky about this exercise now is about a month too early, and half a century too late, if you’re serious.

    Shill that.

    Fer cripes sake, it’s not like you needed the Green Berets to take over City Hall, the TV station, or the newspapers anyways, we’ve been bitching about the fact that the other side has owned them wholesale for decades (without firing a shot) since about the 1950s.

    When they try to take over the Internet and the local gun stores, they’re serious.

    Anything less is barely worth noticing.

    Watch what happens. Shoot video. Monitor comms. Take pictures. Take notes. Come back when you’ve got Something.

    But for crying out loud, go read the tale about “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” before running down to ring all the bells in town about something as earth-shattering as the military doing actual training inside the United States. It’s like watching “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!” in real life.

    It’s tinfoil hat unseemly, frankly pretty Black Helicopter silly looking, and you’re scaring the muggles.

    • I go with logic, since speculation has no bounds. You didn’t address this from MB—“Well, to what purpose does the chef slowly turn up the heat under the frog pot?”

      Seems to me you’ve either got to say they’re not turning up the heat, or that they’re turning up the heat but with good intentions. Could you address which it is, or maybe you’ve got a third possibility?

      • “Seems to me you’ve either got to say they’re not turning up the heat, or that they’re turning up the heat but with good intentions.”

        I believe you’ve asserted both. Is that your final answer?

        • Jim, he has delivered his stunningly clever blow de resistance, pearls before swine, the which we are only too inept to appreciate.

          Don’t presume to demand a response from Olympus.

          • He’s clever alright, and one helluva writer. The only thing I’ve never figured out is, “Why?” I inevitably presume innocence, but sometimes that’s a challenge.

            • Why default to innocence?

              Man is flawed being, incapable of perfection, as I keep reminding you. All motives are suspect of serving the self, as you know. The “why” could simply be his desire to over awe and impress with brilliance, or many another veiled goal. He’s always abrasive and full of derision and scorn, often hilariously so… I love good invective; can there be nothing but good intentions wrapped in such?

              • There could be anything wrapped in such; that’s why I don’t know. I default to innocence because that’s benevolent and benevolence is highly rational, not to mention selfish. Oh, that’s redundant! Plus it happens to be the American Way, or was anyway.

                Your error with regard to perfection is context. “Perfect” for a human doesn’t mean perfect for some imaginary object. As volitional and fallible beings, “perfect” means always striving for the good. But then a volitional being can only do that after identifying it, as I keep reminding you.

                • The point, Jim, as you always seem to miss/avoid (maybe I’m just such a poor writer that I can’t make myself clear) is that the massage is the message… the tone suggests/indicates/convicts the motive. Surely, “anything” might be wrapped up in a writer’s attitude but, just as surely, should we not assign weight to the presentation as well as the content to determine the motive/value? You brought up the conundrum… is not this the attempt to answer?

                  As to “perfect,” it either means what it is generally agreed that it means or it is malleable and “contextual” as you insist and therefor has no meaning. Perfect does not mean “striving for the good,” and perfect may be the enemy of the good in a pragmatic sense, but then, we know how you abhor that which you call pragmatism.

                • And finally, the refutation of and conviction of motive to Aesop’s rant is found in Matt Bracken’s original post:

                  “Many will say, “But the Green Berets have been doing this kind of thing with exercises like Robin Sage for years and years. It’s exactly the same thing. It’s no big deal.” These people are either paid shills, or well-meaning but naïve dupes. Note the motto of Jade Helm 15: “Master the human domain.” “

                  • That appears to be a direct charge that he’s a paid shill, since he’s obviously not naive and doesn’t seem to be a dupe. Dufus maybe, and an intellectual coward for sure IMO. If you have a drop of evidence, that would be worthwhile; otherwise it’s just rude speculation.

    • evidently the (former) panic-monger Aesop has learned something from his “countdown to doom” Ebola fiasco

  18. Grenadier1

    The exercise will happen either way. Point is are we going to take advantage of it an exercise right along with it?

  19. From Matt’s comments posted today:
    “it is not a covert plan for the military to conquer the Southwest and institute martial law.”

    I get where he’s coming from but would still like to ask, who authored the previous altered slide, and what drove the need to stray from an objective interpretation as we see today? There really is a need, if prevailing is the intent, to keep a focus on that which can be verified and not contribute to reacting in a way the regime enjoys predicting we would anyway.

    Road blocks? Let’s see how that works out after the first time someone who’s also collecting for the benefit of the III community says, “No thank you – am I free to go?” One of hundreds of possible scenarios/sources of future intent. Observe, monitor, exercise your own plans, nets, and all that wonderful stuff – for real.

  20. I like the suggestion someone made on another website, but am in now position to act on it: Have a few local militia members play too. Example:
    A convoy is coming down the road.
    Guy steps out waving his clipboard and shouting,
    “Where’s the Convoy Commander?”
    When the Convoy Leader shows up and asks,
    “What’s going on?”
    Guy with the armband hands him an envelope, hops on his ATV, horse, pickup and rides away.
    “From: Distraction Team #5
    To: Convoy Leader

    For purposes of this Exercise,
    The bridge over the creek you just crossed was weakened by a person or persons unknown. It would pass Hummer’s BUT your first truck is now in the creek and you have 1 moderate injury and if more than one person in truck, 1 minor injury.
    Take appropriate action and note that this route is no longer passable for the duration of the exercise.

    Have a nice day.”


    “From: Distraction Team #8
    To: Convoy Commander

    A single shot from the woods to your North has hit the driver of Vehicle #2 in the upper arm.
    If you decide to keep driving, open Envelope #1
    If you decide to stop and search, open Envelope #2
    Take appropriate action.”

    One carload of guys with envelopes and some audacity could have a lot of fun and it’d take a while for the higher ups to realize what had happened. And maybe they’d learn a lesson from it.

    • Kulafarmer

      I wonder how that would go over,,,
      Think it would depend on the background stance of the highest ranking member of the group you are contacting.

    • Bill Harzia

      Even if they ultimately didn’t believe the guy with the envelope, they’d waste time trying to figure out whether or not it was legit. You could throw a little time pressure into the mix, too:

      “While we were standing here, a second shot from the woods to your northwest has disabled Vehicle #3 with a shot to the radiator.”

    • Mark Matis

      Sounds like it might be a good idea. However, I would bet that the Convoy Commander would be immediately calling HQ to verify if such were part of the operation – since nothing of this sort had been briefed to the team. And when the response was negative, I would suspect that whoever delivered the message would be promptly “arrested”. Or do you really think that Homan Square is the only such operation in this country???

    • This allows the best interaction and learning experience of all: chaos.

      I fully approve. Great training on both sides, and quite the eye-opener as well. I think that it might work particularly well in Utah, come to think of it.

  21. I’m siding with Matt. They mention UW in their mission statement! Hmm? So they’re planning for a domestic rather than foreign invasion right? Look at the unconventional composition, SEALs, MARSOC, Green Berets, 82nd Airborne, DEA, FBI and JPRA and think of snatch and grab extractions of key red list resistance figures @ 3AM. We must remain STALWART!

  22. Michelle O


    18 Mar, 2015 by Dave Hodges

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    What does “Master the human domain” mean? Is it a euphemism for the complete subjugation of the civilian population of the United States?

    From July 15th to September 15th, 2015, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command is conducting a massive military drill in an area covering the entire American Southwest. At first glance, I thought this drill was a response to the massive military drills being conducted by Russia. I wrongly assumed that Jade Helm 15 was a drill designed to protect the Southwest from an invasion by Russian-backed Latin American military forces (i.e. Red Dawn). However, after reading the operational plan of Jade Helm, it is clear that this drill is about the brutal martial subjugation of the people of Texas, Utah and Southern California who have risen up against some unspecified tyranny. Further, this drill is also about martial law being used as a preventative measure in states which “might” lean towards civil war against the United States government (i.e. California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico).

    The operational elements and impact of Jade Helm 15 cannot be considered in isolation. A careful analysis reveals how this drill is connected to Army policies associated with the confinement of detainees in what is commonly called FEMA camps! This drill is undoubtedly the most frightening thing to occur on American soil since the Civil War.

    Red Dawn or Martial Law Preparations?
    Jade Helm’s Purpose Defined
    “Jade Helm is a challenging eight-week joint military and Interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.”
    The term, “unconventional warfare (UW)” makes it clear that this exercise is not dealing with a Russian-backed “Red Dawn” invasion of the Southwestern United States by Russian backed Latin American partners. UW speaks to the guerrilla warfare (asymmetrical) nature of the anticipated and rehearsed conflict. Subsequently, it can be conclusively stated that Jade Helm is not preparing for a Red Dawn invasion, rather, they are preparing for a Red, White and Blue invasion. This is a massive rehearsal for martial law implementation as well as implementing the proverbial and much 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 various provisions of Jade Helm make it clear just how dangerous this drill truly is.

    Composition of Jade Helm Forces Reveals the True Purpose of the Drills
    Thomas Mead, the operations planner for the U.S. Army’s Jade Helm realistic military training 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 interagency 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. It is the latter duty that has me concerned as there has been much discussion over the execution of a “Red List” in which key resistance figures 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. My sources have told me that in past drills of this nature, Red List extraction troops are helicoptered in the early morning hours (e.g. 3AM) land, offload personnel and extract the intended targets, SWAT team style.

    In the Jade Helm section entitled “What to Expect“, operation planners state that the public should anticipate “Increased aircraft in the area at night“, and “May receive noise complaints“.
    What aircraft would be loud enough at night to guarantee noise complaints? My vote would be the helicopters. And who would be on these helicopters at night? What time are snatch and grab activities historically held? And who typically conducts snatch and grab arrests? The answer to these questions would be the special operation forces, which in martial law, would be the Gestapo version of the Green Berets, the Navy Seals and Marine Special Forces as they arrive at your home at 3AM.

    Role players will be participating in Jade Helm. In fact, the same section goes on to state that “Some individuals (i.e. civilian insurgents) may conduct suspicious activities…..” What would constitute a “suspicious activity for the purpose of this drill? Would it consist of pretending to be dragged off to a FEMA camp? 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.

    Not only is the use of three special operations forces suspicious with regard to Jade Helm, but more notably is the announced use of JPRA, and this is frightening event. The Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) maintains a series of training school sites whose subject matter includes:

    “Prisoners of war; hostages and DETAINEES (emphasis added); 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.”

    The majority of the above definition makes it clear that the intent of JPRA is to teach POW survival skills, at least until they use the word “detainee”. Please allow me to call your attention to the term “detainee”. In layman’s language, the term “detainee” simply means someone who is a prisoner of the military occupation force (U.S. government). To the average person, the use of the term detainee would not raise an eyebrow, but to someone who is tune with the connotations and denotations of military parlance, the term “detainee” holds specific meaning as evidenced by the following document which is considered by many to be a blueprint manual, created by the Army, for martial law and FEMA camp incarceration for political prisoners (e.g. dissenters).

    Restricted U.S. Army Internment and Resettlement Operations Manual
    May 2, 2012
    FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations

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    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 as the reader can clearly 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 15 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.
    States Participating in Jade Helm
    Jade Helm is an eight-week joint military and interagency unconventional warfare exercise that will be conducted in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. A clearer copy of this map is available at this link.
    Jade Helm 15 Color Coded Legend Red Denotes a
    Jade Helm 15 participants

    This map contains the reason as to why we can be certain that this is not a “Red Dawn” invasion emanating from Latin America. The unconnected pockets of “hostile states” is how we know this a martial law/possible civil war map. The color codes of the states listed in the map presented above, can be deciphered as follows:

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    -The Red States of Utah and Texas are listed as hostile states as is part of Southern California. These states are not geographically contiguous. Subsequently, we are looking at Jade Helm 15 as being the suppression 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.

    – The Brown State of New Mexico is listed as leaning towards being hostile.

    -The Blue States of California, Nevada and Colorado are listed as being loyal, “permissive”, to military authority and martial law.

    -The Light Blue State of Arizona is listed as “unknown”, but leaning toward being friendly.

    This reads like a civil war scorecard, similar to the one that President Lincoln must have constructed in 1861 after the attack upon Ft. Sumter.
    The Participation of Certain Interagency Partners Are Very Troubling
    Repeated reference is made about the cooperation between the Department of Defense (DoD) and local law enforcement (LEA) in the Jade Helm document. After reading this document, Program 1033 started to make a lot of sense. Program 1033 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.

    “CNN and FOX propagandists have nothing on us.” Kate Zickel a host for the Voice of Russia.

    I am not surprised, but very concerned that DHS, listed as an interagency 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. Subsequently, this is the reason for the Russian troop presence in our country and they will fulfill the role of a martial law occupation force. When I have previously mentioned this, the Russian media (e.g. Voice of Russia) has attacked me in the past as if they have something to hide and evidence of these attacks can be accessed here and here.

    What seems logical and something that should frighten all Americans is to wonder if DHS and the Russian partners will be a part of Jade Helm 15? Again, I refer to the video production put together by Sherrie Wilcox in which Russian soldiers have been seen in Tennessee traveling in DHS vehicles as they entered into Western Kentucky. As this related to Jade Helm and martial law, this is ominous. Russian troops will fire upon American citizens. Russian troops will extract American citizens from their beds in the middle of the night. What do you want to bet that Russian troops will be included in Jade Helm 15? Russian troops were included in Grid EX II and the RIMPAC war games, so why not Jade Helm. Yes, I am talking about treason and it is coming from the top.

    Why would the Drug Enforcement Agency become involved in a martial law operation?This makes no sense unless you read the connection of the compromised DEA to various Central and South American factions (e.g. the possible 5th column presence of MS-13) that I revealed in July of 2014.
    With regard to the thematic components to this article, there is no conclusion, this is only the beginning. It is quite clear that the Army fully believes, as do their superiors at the Pentagon and at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, that there is the belief that there is going to be something so catastrophic that an American Civil War II will ensue. The reasons behind this event(s) are not the focus of this article. However, I think it is a safe bet that it will have to do with the seizure of bank accounts and retirement accounts. This is a topic that will be explored in a future article. Meanwhile, Americans in the Southwest need to be concerned that this drill does not go live like so many of these drills seem to in advance of a false flag drill. Every political activist, “uncooperative” politician and member of the Independent Media need to be thinking about where they want to be from July 15 to September 15. It would be best to be where “they” ain’t!

  23. Just wondering how this:
    “To what purpose? Well, to what purpose does the chef slowly turn up the heat under the frog pot? If and when the time comes that the federal government decides to eliminate some pesky nests of sedition in the name of national security, folks living just a few miles away will simply yawn and change television channels, placid as cows chewing cud. Operation Jade Conditioning: mission accomplished.”

    doesn’t perfectly validate the two “crazytown” “straw-men” presented at the outset?

    That is, how, exactly, is one NOT the equivalent of the other? Because they use different words? Or, because we already established that we’re not talking about those two crazy conspiracy theories; therefore, when we re-state those crazy conspiracy theories we’re NOT REALLY just re-stating those crazy conspiracy theories?

    What is all training? Why, it’s practice so that when the time comes to actually DO the job, the trainee is well-practiced; thus improving the odds of success at the job.

    What’s the job? As Bracken says, “to eliminate some pesky nests of sedition in the name of national security.” In other words, to murder YOU, in order to murder Liberty.

    If Bracken is correct, everyone participating in Jade Helm has just declared himself your mortal enemy.

  24. Penny Pincher

    All such resistance politicians need to stay at other people’s houses or get in disguise and have someone else get them a hotel room during the exercise, in case it’s actually real for them but disguised as an exercise. This would be a good time to practice hiding people in safe houses.

  25. when the ZOG actually goes to Martial Law, it’ll start disguised as a drill. Like this one, only 4X bigger. When the “drill” is well underway, then they’ll Declare. So, as per Bracken, JH needs to be closely watched. And, as per some of the suggestions scattered in this thread, “interacted” with

    • SemperFi, 0321

      Start out as a drill, then go live when a few .mil get shot, and once that happens, armed citizens suddenly become local Taliban in eyes of .mil, right? And the whole country decides local Taliban must be erased, since they’re the bad guys.
      What pisses me off even more is that all these fired .mil officers haven’t spoken out yet, like someone might be holding a gun to their head?

      • Mark Matis

        They are more accurately holding a computer to their retirement checks. Honest military officers do NOT make a lot of outside money while they are in the service. And they do NOT get rich on officers’ pay. Unlike Congresscritters. So if they want to live a decent life in retirement, they keep their mouths shut once they get out. And since they can see how the Media treats anyone who disses the Muslim in Chief, they are not stupid enough to risk their financial security. They see how many are still calling Snowden a traitor for exposing the treason at NSA.

      • Mark Matis

        Of course, the other entertaining prospect is – What if they run into an illegal alien smuggling operation and a few .mil get shot and IT GETS DOCUMENTED THAT IT WAS ILLEGALS WHO DID IT???

  26. H/T to
    Connected in a roundabout way:
    The twits tweet:
    I can honestly say that I am absolutely AMAZED that this treasonous communist cunt is still walking upright and breathing.
    That fight cannot begin soon enough.

  27. Mark Matis

    I wonder what the combat effectiveness would be for any unit where 75% of its members had the norovirus shits. But then I have no doubt that mess tent sanitation is far too good for anything like that to happen. Even with some of the “special” members of the military these days…

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  29. Anybody have any thoughts about the name “Jade Helm?” I have some interesting ones, if you will indulge me posting my blog address: