Amazing how influential conspiracy theorists have become in today's America. A wacko guy like Alex Jones now has the power to convince thousands of Texans that a military exercise is nothing more than a front for the Marxist Kenyan's attempt to create a dictatorship. The political pressure now has Greg Abbott ordering his Texas State Guard (not the National Guard) out to keep watch on US military personnel in Texas.
Here's one article from Alex Jones website: Prison Planet.com » Jade Helm: Texas Labeled ‘Hostile’ Yet Again by ArmyTexas governor orders troops to 'monitor' Jade Helm
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered members of the Texas Military to monitor federal troops in an upcoming two-month training exercise planned for the Lone Star State.
Operation Jade Helm will bring the U.S. military's most elite soldiers, including the Green Berets and Navy SEALS, to Texas for simulated special operations in a hostile territory. But plans for the exercise have roused fears in many Texans of a federal occupation.
In a letter to Major General Gerald Betty of the Texas State Guard, Abbott said his order was "to address concerns of Texas citizens."
"During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property right and civil liberties will not be infringed," the governor wrote. "I am directing the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15."