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Governor Abbott Directs Texas State Guard
Following discussions aimed at ensuring Texans are fully informed on Operation Jade Helm 15, Governor Greg Abbott today met with Major General Gerald “Jake” Betty, Commander of the Texas State Guard, and directed him to monitor the Operation.
Governor Abbott directed General Betty to provide regular updates to the Governor’s Office to ensure that Texans’ “safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed” during the eight-week training period from July 2015 – September 2015.
Read Governor Abbott’s full directive to General Betty here.
originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
a reply to: FarleyWayne
So all these boots are going to be on the ground from July to September, eh. Getting fully use to their surroundings, locating what they think are troublemakers, figuring out who to round up in the event of a ??? financial collapse ???
Don't major financial collapses normally happen in September or October?
Cheers - Dave
originally posted by: Bigburgh
Read the rest of the links. So gov. Abbot seems to be watching the U.S. Army like a hawk, while at the same time ensuring the Rights and Safety of the people.
Be really weired if tensions came about between the Guard and Army.. the guard under the direction of the gov.
But Obama and Congress can override and activate the guard to full time.
I'll have to re-read to see if the governor still has the authority to tell CONGRESS and the MIGHTY PEN...... NO.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
So now the Texas national guard will know the strategy, tactics and key targets in the event of a federal move. This is freaking hilarious.
It could get less funny real fast if the feds are ordered to remove the national guard units and the guard units have orders to stick with the feds......
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
A rather scary thought just occurred to me. You know how Jade Helm is about "mastering the human element"? i.e - blending in with the locals. Think about that; special forces pretending to be civilians. How easy will it be for them to pull off a false flag and blame it on local militants? The confusion is bound to be epic, wondering who is who and what they might be up to.
I daresay they will have their hands full trying to monitor these Jade Helm operations. I will use the term operations until all is said and done and if no harm is done then I'll call it an exercise. We'll see how it plays out but glad to see someone in state government is going the extra mile to ensure the safety of their citizens.
originally posted by: Patriotsrevenge
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
Well, Texas is home to a lot of Military so he doesn't want to push and seem like he is anti-Army. Many people are nervous about this exercise and I am glad someone high up in-charge is there to sound the alarm. I am glad the state guard is there paying very close attention to what may happen. They may be doing more snatch and grab stunts to pull info out of Militia members and gun shop owners for a larger op in the late summer.
originally posted by: Patriotsrevenge
Then again they could be training and planning on fighting back if the south is invaded and over ran by Mexican and Chicom forces. This was the excuse pretty much given as they claimed they were training for their normal insurgency and training of local indigenous forces roles but the obvious snatch and grab stunt in Florida was something they definitely do not need training for since they have been doing that for the last 13 years overseas.