With .mil PR efforts like this doomed to fail due to the inconvenient truth that the CinC is a racist raised-by-Commies America-hater who couldn’t pass a legitimate background check, a reader sends the following modest proposal:
Apparently the US Military believes it needs training to be ready and able to counter an incipient insurgency in the USA or elsewhere. They have, therefore, determined to have an extensive military exercise this summer to test and enhance their readiness. Operation “Jade Helm”, which has been written about in the alternative press extensively, is planned to cover a dozen Western and Southern states, to include members of elite units from several branches of service, and to provide practice in coordinating with local officials.
Apparently anti-insurgent tactics such as infiltration, observation, targeting, and snatch-and-grab operations are to be practiced as part of this exercise.
A modest proposal: patriots of all sorts actively assist our Army by running our own exercises, supported by citizen activists and patriot groups, including three percent militias, that coincide with “Jade Helm” in time and place. Term this loosely organized group: “FreeFor”. We name our exercise “Ruby Tail”.
Instead of the army training only against the in-house “op-for”, let us help provide a more realistic training scenario by dramatically augmenting the size, diversity and cunning of the opposing force through this augmentation. It is, after all, a signature characteristic of Forth Generation Warfare (4GW) that opposition in typically networked, loosely coupled, not hierarchical, and their tactics are improvised and ever changing. While the American military has many fine attributes, being able to simulate real 4th generation insurgent tactics is not one of them, anymore than a classically trained musician can easily perform a convincing jazz solo.
Essentially FreeFor can step forward and aid the combined military force (let us call them GovFor) by providing interesting, unscripted opposition. In the process FreeFor will gain useful and extensive experience in training against the foe that many consider FreeFor’s most likely future opponent: combined government forces set on implementing martial law, gun confiscation, executive edicts or other unconstitutional and repugnant infringements of our liberties. (We term this hypothetical future event “the clampdown”, for short.)
It is important to emphasize that this is merely a training exercise, for both sides. Weapons are to remain unloaded, and no tactics that could possibly result in injury or death of participants on either side shall be undertaken or considered. We call on all participants to scrupulously observe all needed safety rules to meet our joint objective of a safe joint exercise.
FreeFor’s objectives for Ruby Tail should be to observe, monitor, and create intelligence assets about GovFor participants in Jade Helm.
Both teams, it is to be expected, willl have both uniform and clandestine elements. GovFor should familiarize themselves with FreeFor’s ubiquitous ‘threeper’ and Gadsden’s Flag iconography and insignia, for purposes of ready identification. FreeFor, consisting as it does of many former US Military personal, is presumably already quite familiar with GovFor’s symbols, uniforms and insignia.
Additional tactics to be used by FreeFor may include: drone observation of GovFor operations, electronic monitoring of communications, mock assaults on GovFor billets, shadowing and blockading of convoys, identification of command-and-control structures, posting of anti-GovFor propaganda, identification and mock targeting of GovFor support networks, and all the other sorts of tactics that highly motivated but logistically inferior forces can come up with.
The ubiquitous insurgent weapon of our recent enemies, the IED, can for the purpose of this exercise be easily simulated by loud-speaker delivered commentary at the appropriate time, such as when a convoy is passing by a parked car.
The combined Jade Helm and Ruby Tail exercise will provide both groups with more realistic and useful training. In particular it will provide an unexpected opportunity for FreeFor to train on a scale never before undertaken, while still allowing for the highly networked and individualistic participation that is characteristic of FreeFor. It will provide GovFor with the important emotional experience of being watched and opposed in cowboy country.
In summary: the US Military proposes to war-game against and among the American citizens, we propose that we American citizens war-game right back.
Because there is no existing hierarchy among elements of the population that are motivated to participate in operation Ruby Tail, this proposal can not and will not be voted on, approved, or put into effect by any command group. It stands complete as a text, a clear exposition of possibility and intent, and the publication and viral promulgation on various patriot forums shall constitute the only communication that GovFor should expect to encounter prior to the start of the now de-facto joint exercise.
Elements of the citizenry shall be engaged in protecting our freedoms through the exercise of our rights coincident with “Jade Helm”, we counter with “Ruby Tail”. Just as you require citizen acknowledgement of your plans and our tacit cooperation, so we too require the US Military to reciprocate with the good will, acknowledgement of our rights, and friendly yet competitive spirit the US Military is justly known for.
We are, after all, still: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Let the games begin.
NPFD 2015/1 WARNO tonight.
Remember, CPX Black Swan is coming up.