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.
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?
We Were Being Psychologicaly Trained for Martial Law
The exercise took place in many Southern and Midwest U.S. states, which meant that civilians were going to see highly trained military personnel every day. Why is this a big deal? Apparently, there's a theory that it was psychological preparation for the more rowdy states to get used to martial law imposed by the Obama Administration. If they were more used to seeing soldiers patrolling their streets... maybe they wouldn't shoot at them.
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.
There Was a Secret Plot to Invade Texas
Some states in the South, namely Texas, are very protective of their state's rights. For a while now, there's been some anxiety the government would come in and take their freedom, along with their guns. So, when Jade Helm was a thing... you better believe many in Texas were keeping a close eye on the soldiers in their state. Luckily, nothing went down... but if it had, the people of Texas would have been ready for it.