Jade Helm 15 was a wide scale military training exercise conducted on United States soil over the course of eight weeks. The United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) oversaw the exercise, which involved 1,200 troops from several special forces branches including the Green Berets, the Navy SEALS, Air Force Special Operations, and Army infantry. While the military claimed the exercises weren't anything more than what they appeared, Jade Helm theories of conspiracies have invaded the internet... and some of them are pretty terrifying.
What kind of Jade Helm stories are out there? The kinds you'd expect from the dark corners of the internet, but there's always a kernel of truth you need to watch out for. From concentration camps to overlord computer AIs to domestic invasions, pretty much every catastrophe you can think of has been attached to the Jade Helm exercises.
But how many of them can still happen? Read on and find out.
It Was Practice to round up Political Dissidents
Theorists already believed that Jade Helm was the precursor to a major political change, which means that there were going to be people opposed to that change. The solution? Round them all up Nazi Germany-style. Since many Jade Helm drills apparently took place between 11PM and 4AM, that made many theorists nervous since the Nazis loved abducting people in the middle of the night. In fact, a lot of theorists were preparing for a massacre.
FEMA Shelters Were Used as Prisons
Rather than using Wal-Marts, some theorists believed that FEMA facilities were being used as prisons for potential insurrectionists. After all, these places were built to withstand some pretty tough weather... so they must be harder to escape than a simple Wal-Mart. The nicknames given to these FEMA sites was "Death Domes," due to the buildings' dome-like shapes. Poor FEMA just can't catch a break, can it?
The Exercises Were Preparing the Military for Another Foreign Invasion
Everyone was so concerned Jade Helm was about martial law, they didn't realize that it may have been about preparing the military for the exact opposite. Some theorists speculate that the United States is preparing for another war in the Middle East... namely in Iran.
Iran has been a problem for the United States for a while and one of our greatest fears is them becoming a nuclear power. Could we be preparing to invade them before that happens?
Concentration Camps Were Being Built in Wal-Marts
Remember all those people being rounded up? Well, they'd have to put them somewhere. Conspiracy theorists believe that all the dissidents being abducted by the military were being put in closed Wal-Marts, which had been converted into concentration camps. Where those camps are now, we have no idea.