The logo for Jade Helm – “Master the Human Domain” (below two intersecting arrows and a sword) – is disturbing.
JADE allegedly stands for “Joint Assistant for Deployment and Execution – and several sites claim HELM stands for “Homeland Eradication of Militants” referencing this document, but I can’t find the source for that.
But Retired Non-Commissioned Special Forces Officer Tom Mead explains the mission. He is an army contractor and exercise designer for Jade Helm 15. The video below is of Mead informing the the Howard County Texas Board of Supervisors on the planned eight week “exercise” that will take place across the southern United States this summer. (Pdf from Special Operation Command here)
Mead states that they will be training for the next fight – and that they are looking forward. So what is the “next Fight”?
And don’t think this is a one off. Mead says these exercises are planned to be conducted yearly. (He’ll want a job next year)
Many sites have been following this for some time – some calling the exercise a plan to progress or prepare for martial law in the US.
An Infowars article entitled “Master The Human Domain: The Domestic Plan Behind JADE HELM“, suggests that it is a plan to capture “human domain analytics” and is moving “Americans one step closer to the larger agenda of total domination by the surveillance state and military industrial complex.”
Algorithms exist to perform automated reasoning – and it makes sense that the surveillance state is constantly developing algorithms to identify people “hostile” to government. Thus is this exercise also designed to develop analytics on (domestic) dissidents or hostile groups?
Dave Hodges (The Common Sense Show) has been writing on JADE HELM for some time and writes in a 10 May article entitled – “The Secret Goals of Jade Helm Are Leaking out” – that “training in Northern Michigan in which the Marine Corps Reserve trained with foreign troops (was) in a mock American town in order to quell domestic violence.” (article here)
So what is JADE HELM all about? What conflict are they planning for?
But the problem is bigger than JADE HELM
In January 1961, US President Eisenhower, in his farewell speech, warned the nation of the military-industrial complex perpetuating war through the actions of military contractors and lobbyists.
In 2010, Robert Reich reported “America’s biggest — and only major — jobs program is the U.S. military“. He wrote:
“Having a giant undercover military jobs program is an insane way to keep Americans employed. It creates jobs we don’t need but we keep anyway because there’s no honest alternative. We don’t have an overt jobs program based on what’s really needed.”
And since 9/11 the counter-terrorism industry has boomed. An Aljazeera piece in 2014 states:
“Investment in homeland security companies is expected to yield a 12 percent annual growth through 2013 – an astronomical return when compared to other parts of the tanking economy.”
The problem: A shortage of actual terrorists. So is JADE HELM partly a “workforce program”.
The rise in budgets and expenditure is extraordinary (especially since 2001). Take for example the DHS. The Department of Homeland Security was proposed in January 2001, then established on November 25, 2002, to protect the US from terrorist attacks and other disasters. Just for 2011 the DHS was allocated a budget of $98.8 billion (but apparently spent, net, $66.4 billion) and now employs 240,000 people. Over the last few years it has purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition – enough to sustain a war for 2 decades – in America. For what?
The business of keeping America “safe” also equates to the business of keeping government safe from Americans.
I find it difficult to get my head around the numbers of people employed in keeping America “safe”. There are 1,477,896 active and 1,458,500 reserve personal in the US Armed Forces. There are apparently 16 spy agencies that employ over a 100,000 people. There are countless Federal and State agencies functioning around security and monitoring the population in countless ways.
There are reports of functioning FEMA camps, the purchase of heavily armored personnel carriers, coffins, and expenditure on things like bunker maintenance. A recent report claims the Pentagon will be spending $700 million renovating the Cheyenne Mountain Complex.
It seems that the booming “war-security-control” industries, and those servicing these industries are keeping Americans in work. And maybe keeping America from going bust.
And with a shortage of terrorists what the hell does one do with all these people? Just KEEP THEM BUSY.
As a result a growing percentage of the workforce is employed in watching and controlling everyone else (many who are unemployed). And though exercises like JADE HELM might be acclimatising the people to autocratic (military) governance, this is a system trapped in a viscous cycle. It is a collection of industries now “too big to slump”, but inevitably a system designed to “feed” on itself will implode.
That is when the drills and the 1.6 plus billion bullets become handy to control the disgruntled populace.
And that is bad for everyone.