Tanks, helicopters, and troops arrive in Big Springs, Texas ahead of Jade Helm 2015

Residents  describe the arrival of “scary” tanks and helicopters as Jade Helm 2015 nears its beginning

By Alex Thomas

(INTELLIHUB) — Over the last month concerns over Jade Helm 2015 and possible martial law in America have reached a pinnacle.

On a daily basis new information is released that continues to point to some sort of major event in the making while, at the same time, the mainstream media is doing everything in their power to downplay the dangers.

Now, a report out of Big Springs, Texas has revealed that a train full of military equipment and over a dozen helicopters has arrived in the town ahead of Jade Helm 2015. The report first attempts to downplay the significance of the planned military drills and then goes on to bury the most important part of story at the bottom of the article.

A large-scale military exercise set to run from July 15 to November 15 has sparked rampant conspiracy theories involving everything from Walmart to martial law.

The Special Operations mission, called Jade Helm 15, is just another training opportunity to “practice core special warfare tasks,” according to United States Army representatives.

“The size and scope of Jade Helm sets this one apart,” said Army Special Operations Command officials. “To stay ahead of environment challenges faced overseas, Jade Helm will take place across seven states… The diverse terrain in these states replicates areas Special Operations Soldiers regularly find themselves operating in overseas.”

Special Operations Forces will only train in five states: Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.

As is clearly seen in the above report, top Special Operations Command officials are doing their best to downplay Jade Helm and the corrupt mainstream media seems happy to repeat their talking points, complete with short interviews from citizens who say they im don’t mind the training at all.

Comments by a resident of Big Springs who requested anonymity detailed what he saw the night before. The details sound more like a scene out of Iraq rather than an American city.

“I saw a train carrying all sorts of military equipment heading into Big Spring,” said the resident.

“There were also about 14 helicopters flying over the [Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle] Airport last night and a tank getting driven through that open field [near the airport]. It’s scary seeing that and not knowing what in the world is going on.”

Last month the Big Springs City Council was given a presentation by officials from Fort Bragg including retired Special Forces veteran Thomas Mead and other active military personal. The presentation was given to seek authorization to conduct Jade Helm 2015 exercises within the city.

“The Commander of the United States Army Special Operation Command seeks a written invitation and approval from local officials to conduct Realistic Military Training within their jurisdictions for joint military exercise Jade Helm 15.”

Buildup to Civil Unrest

The arrival of military personal in Texas ahead of Jade Helm 2015 comes at a time when numerous other news reports seem to indicate a sharp rise in military personal on the streets of America.

The reports also hint at a domestic focus in the training and highlight homeland security gearing up for a showdown.

A recent video taken in Ontario, California showed National Guard troops patrolling a residential neighborhood. Although some informed sources labeled this as normal, it is important to note due to all the Jade Helm fears currently taking up the news cycle.

“A video recently released by a concerned citizen in Ontario, California shows armed National Guard soldiers patrolling a residential neighborhood.

The footage, taken on Saturday, April 11th, highlights troops chanting as they march in formation, taking turns blocking traffic and making their presence known to startled residents of the single family homes and school they passed.”

Amid fears of coming civil unrest, the Department of Homeland Security recently put out a request to purchase another 62 million rounds of ammunition. This after already purchasing over 2 billion in the last 3 years.

“A recent posting to FedBizOpps.gov details Homeland Security’s search for a company to provide 12.6 million rounds of .223 Remington ammo per year for up to five years. At the completion of the contract, DHS plans to have purchased over 62 million rounds. The purchase order claims that the bullets will go to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for training purposes, the same excuse given by DHS for their past ammo purchases which in the past three years total over 2 billion rounds.”

In another strange move, multiple Walmart stores randomly announced they would be closing for repairs that could take up to six months. The announcements were completely random, with both employees and city officials caught completely off guard.

At least five Walmart stores throughout the country have announced that they are closing for up to six months due to plumbing issues.

Stores in California, Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma closed Tuesday with little to no warning, in some cases without even letting the city know, leaving thousands of people without jobs Walmart claims employees can move to another store) and sparking widespread theories as to the real reason for the abrupt closures.

Many people immediately took issue with Walmart’s stated reasons for the closures, including an electrician who claimed to have done work for the company in the past.

“I’m an electrician and I used to work for a company that did repairs at Walmart’s, they make the contractors jump through hoops so they do not have to shut down or cause any inconvenience. If it really was a plumbing issue, they would build completely new restrooms first then repair any issue afterwards. Also, knowing Walmart’s timelines, there is no way in hell any contractors would have 6 months to complete any repair project.”

Although some in the alternative media quickly shot down any connection between the store closures and Jade Helm 2015, the timing warrants more investigation.

“The closures may end up being nothing more than simple plumbing issues but when you consider FEMA’s past statements and documented plans to use large, empty department stores as holding centers in the event of widespread social unrest or a massive influx of immigrants, they take on a more sinister meaning.”

In Phoenix, Arizona, EKS Group, LLC recently posted a job listing on their website that called for role players who would simulate American citizens during martial law.

Writing about the job posting in the context of the lead up to Jade Helm, Mac Slavo wrote, “to add further fuel to the fire EKS Group LLC., a Federal contractor, is now seeking Department of Defense role players who will be tasked with what appears to be exercises that simulate the forced detention and relocation of American citizens.

Lastly, as noted by Paul Watson, “disturbing video out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida last month showed military and law enforcement practicing the internment of citizens during martial-law style training. A National Guard drill based around dealing with civil unrest after a dirty bomb attack in Richmond, California also featured role players acting as angry Americans yelling ‘right-wing’ rhetoric.”

There is a clear, undeniable buildup to some sort of civil unrest in America. Whether Jade Helm will be a training exercise for that coming unrest or the actual reason for it remains to be seen.

Videos Courtesy of kimberlyyork/YouTube and Felipe Soto/YouTube

Additional Sources:

Big Spring Invites Army to Conduct Special Ops Training in City – NewsWest9

About the Author

Alex Thomas is a reporter who has worked in the alternative media for over three years. His work has been featured on numerous news outlets including Infowars and RT. Alex is an exclusive weapon of Intellihub.

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