For two months beginning on July 15, 2015, the U.S. military will conduct a military training exercise called “Jade Helm” in multiple states that’ll include Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.
Described by the military itself as unprecedented in size and scope, Jade Helm has stirred much apprehension and fear in the alternative media community, with some saying it is both a preparation for and a prelude to martial law.
At the least, Jade Helm means U.S. military troops will be active (“conduct training exercises”) on domestic soil within the United States, which may be interpreted as a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.
The term “posse comitatus” derives from the Latin posse comitatūs, which means “power of the community” in English use from the late 16th century. The original meaning of posse comitatus refers to a group of citizens assembled by the authorities to deal with an emergency (such as suppressing a riot or pursuing felons).
It is in the context of Jade Helm that the following guest post by FOTM’s Generation iYer Justin (aka threepercent1755), who served in the USMC for 5 years, is informative. (See Justin’s self-introduction here.)
For a dissenting view on Jade Helm, please see my post “Operation Jade Helm, Posse Comitatus, and why we should be concerned“. ~Éowyn
What is Posse Comitatus? An FYI for our Readers
Posse Comitatus, more significantly known as The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, limits the use of federal troops inside the United States (or CONUS in DoD speak). After the civil war, Union troops flooded the south as a police force, used to ensure former slaves were freed and had their rights as Americans. During the 1876 elections, the US soldiers were ordered to protect the rights of the black freedmen. While using the troops as a policing force would seem a great idea, it limited the accountability of the troops’ actions. The southern states claimed that instead of enforcing laws during the elections, federal troops refused admittance for southern voters or tried scaring them to vote for Republican in the most controversial election in our history. The south, to quell the debate over the presidency, allowed Hayes to win election without quarrel, but only with the passing of The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.
While there is no documentation of these grievances that I could find, it strikes me as odd that the south would give up the presidency, such a powerful position, in trade to have the troops removed unless some sort of grievance existed.
So what exactly does Posse Comitatus establish?
The Act limits the use of the Army, and the Commander-in-Chief, from using the Army local and state law enforcement. It does not limit the National Guard from operating in home states or connecting states. (i.e. Ohio National Guard can be activated for Indiana enforcement if the Governor requests) This is also important in the case of Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus in 1957, when he refused to call the Arkansas National Guard with the 101st Airborne to prevent violence in the “Little Rock Nine” case. (https://law.justia.com/constitution/us/article-2/40-military-power-in-law-enforcement.html)
Without this limitation, it would be possible for the president to order the United States Army to do roadblocks inside the US, raid houses like SWAT, patrol the streets in HMMWVs (Humvee) and tanks, and even use military helicopters in assault or pursuit of perpetrators.
The reason I have been compelled to write is Operation Jade Helm 15. Many people incorrectly believe that it is a violation of Posse Comitatus for the military to train off of federal ground. While it may be disregarding other laws, it would only violate Posse Comitatus if the units were enforcing local or federal laws while they were in the area.
I recommend this article for Jade Helm: https://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/04/28/army-tries-to-explain-operation-jade-helm-15-to-central-texas-community-they-say-no/
What provoked the “firing” or defection was VT senior editor Gordon Duff’s censorship, in some cases outright deletion (“trashing”), of the contributors’ postson Boston Bombing and especially on Jade Helm — a planned month-long U. S. military training exercise that’s unprecedented in size and scope, in multiple states (including Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado) from July 15 through September 15, 2015. Many in the alternative media suspect that Jade Helm will be a prelude for martial law. On April 28, 2015, the five former VT contributors talked on Veterans Truth Network about their defection and their grievances against Gordon Duff, whose real name (according to Stew Webb) is Bob Foote. Here’s the audio, in which Duff/Foote is called “a monster”; a pathological liar” who is not the “defense contractor” he claims to be; a disinformation agent for the NWO; and a supporter of Hillary Clinton who “answers to” Zbigniew Brzezinski and David Rockefeller. As blogger Chemtrail tells it:
Stew Webb, Jim Fetzer, Dean Henderson, Gene Tatum, and Bruce Campbell come together in this 3 hour special to give the proof that Gordon Duff is a lying fraud that only wants to try to control the alternative media so he can put out his known lies.Gordon Duff has put out lies such as vaccines are good for you, Jade Helm is no big deal, Jesus never existed, he protects Lee Wanta, he runs security for Africa and that he would never censor his writers!
As a journalist and editor for Veterans Today, the Senior Editor of which is Gordon Duff, I was astonished when he trashed an article by another former Marine, Robert O’Dowd, by adding an “Editor’s Note” claiming that what O’Dowd had to say was uninformed, unsourced and misleading, since he (Gordon Duff) had “checked with his sources” and they all told him that JADE HELM was an innocuous “training op”. After doing my own research, I published an article about it, “JADE HELM is NOT a ‘normal training drill'”, where I was not surprised that he added another “Editor’s Note”–this time twice as long and even more venomous–trashing my article, too. After it received 600 reads in the first hour (which hinted it would become #1), he took it down.The next day, he tossed me out of Veterans Today.[…] I have managed to recapture the article, which I have now republished at jamesfetzer.blogspot.com, which you can access here. Ask yourself why anyone in that position would have attacked this article, especially from a writer for VT who has published 150 articles on JFK, 9/11, Wellstone, Sandy Hook, the Boston bombing and Fukushima. Ask what could possibly be going on with Gordon Duff. Why would he have trashed this article? I had noticed almost immediately that two of my other articles were missing, having “disappeared” over night after Gordon took me out of Veterans Today. One of them was on the Boston bombing,entitled “Faking the Boston bombing: How it was done”, which followed up on Nathan Folks’ observation that it had been done using (what is known as) “hyper-realistic” filming. So I embedded a sensational two-and-a-half hour program aired on “Caravan to Midnight“, which John B. Wells has regarded as important enough to make public as a YouTube [….] I was therefore astonished to discover that not just one but my four most recent and important articles about the Boston bombing–none of which has anything remotely to do with JADE HELM–had also been “disappeared”. So I have written to John Allen, the General Manager of Veterans Today, the following email explaining that, if this is not a crime in itself, it at least appears to involved Veterans Today in covering up a crime [….] Since I have now asked Gordon Duff a half-dozen times about “Faking the Boston bombing: How it was done”, and had no reply, I am convinced he is responsible, which means he is not only covering for JADE HELM but also for the Boston bombing. This man appears to me to embody corruption. The day before he sacked me from Veterans Today, by coincidence, I did a “False Flag Weekly News” about JADE HELM, which includes around 20 reference[s] that anyone can verify for themselves [….] That the situation has come to this grieves me. I began writing for Veterans Today when Gordon invited me to join in 2011. I have believed in Gordon and thought he was a serious and professional journalist. I am dismayed at the turn of events, but […] As the evidence I have presented explains, I no longer believe in Gordon Duff.
Even more seriously, Fetzer, et al., are concerned about two murder attempts (via car “accidents”) of two alternative radio hosts, Stew Webb and Jeff Rense. As Chemtrail puts it:
Jim Fetzer puts out some really disturbing information that must be investigated. As soon as the mutiny began on Gordon Duff and all the real patriots began leaving and moving over to Veterans Truth Network.com, two radio show talk show hosts were targeted for murder! Stew Webb was run off the road last Saturday night – the same assassination team that has tried to kill him before were involved and he was chased at speeds of over 100 miles per hour! Jeff Rense was targeted on the same weekend when he was about to put on Jim Fetzer and Dean Henderson that were going to expose Gordon Duff’s censorship! […] either Gordon Duff is directly involved in the attempted murder or at the very least made the call to his “controllers” [….] He is never to be trusted again and VeteransToday is nothing more than a “limited hangout” disinformation hub that tried to gather really good writers to control them. Those great patriots are now leaving VeteransToday in the biggest mutiny in alternative media history! […] It appears to me that Gordon could very well be directly or indirectly linked to the attempted murder of Stew Webb and Jeff Rense when they went off his reservation of lies. Why did killers try to kill Stew Webb and Jeff Rense right after they began putting people on the radio telling the truth that Gordon Duff has lied, censored and failed to take the actions he promised?
Here’s Fetzer’s account of Jeff Rense’s and Stew Webb’s respective car accidents:
I was scheduled to appear with Jeff Rense on Friday to discuss JADE HELM. When I linked with the station, the producer explained that he was having trouble getting in touch with Jeff. I hung around for 45 minutes in the hope that he might make contact and, when I reluctantly concluded it wasn’t going to happen, I sent an email saying that I hoped he was OK. The next morning I received a reply from his girlfriend, telling me that he had been in a serious automobile accident and giving me the number of the hospital treating him. […]
I called later that morning and was informed that he was resting comfortably in ICU. On Monday I learned that he was home with a broken wrist–and he called me that afternoon to invite me on his show (again) to talk about JADE HELM. He told me he had been hit with some kind of psychotronic weapon that rendered him complete unconscious and his car went off the road into a rather substantial ditch. It was totaled–actually, a complete wreck–and the police described it as “an unsruvivable accident”. It looks like no accident to me.
On April 30, 2015, in an exchange of emails I had with Professor Fetzer, I informed him that Veterans Today is a for-profit website that, according to Worth of Web‘s calculation based on VT’s web traffic, is worth $872,800. Worth of Web estimates that VT can make:
$810 a day day
$24,300 a month month
$291,600 a year
When I wrote that I hoped he at least had been paid well for his many posts and for lending his name and professional reputation to VT, Professor Fetzer replied: “No, I have never received a single red cent for any of this.” Gordon Duff is more than just VT’s senior editor. He is also VT’s managing director and the chairman of VT’s Editorial Board of Directors. Duff and four other members of the Editorial Board of Directors (former Soviet/Russian intelligence officer Col. Eugene Khrushchev, Jim W. Dean, retired U.S. Special Forces Col. James Hanke, and VT financial editor Mike Harris) are affiliated with a mysterious organization called the Adamus Defense Group in Switzerland. Adamus Defense Group (ADG) is so mysterious that Wikipedia doesn’t even have an entry on it (see for yourself here). This is ADG’s logo (why the superscript “m”?): This is how Gordon Duff describes the ADG:
Adamus, among other things, manages a series of organizations that oversee high security databases for national intelligence agencies, law enforcement groups and financial institutions. Several Adamus group companies work in the area we broadly refer to as “disclosure,” managing the integration of “after next-gen” technologies. Among those are energy sectors including a variety of fusion systems, advanced energy weapons and unconventional flight systems.
Adamus is privately held, quasi-governmental and operates under the authorities of several treaties and conventions. Of interest to readers, an Adamus study group manages issues of “disclosure” related to origins of certain technologies, non-ordinary diplomatic relationships and other issues.
I tried to find information on Adamus on the web, but found very little. The following is a comment by a reader on the blog aangirfan on January 21, 2014:
Add Veterans Today to the CIA-run web sites for sure. All board members are ex-spooks who aside from running Veterans Today run something called “Adamus Defense Group” which boasts about owning and operating Pentagon flying defense surveillance platforms (allegedly to watch wildlife in Africa and elsewhere) with USAID, US gov and UN contracts. The information is on their own web site, their Youtube channel and in other legitimate sources. Veterans Today should really finish coming out of the closet and rename itself to Spooks Today.
The Adamus Group, which is a worldwide intelligence gathering corporation that manages worldwide databases on behalf of the U.S. NSA (National Security Agency), and then shares their intelligence gathering capability with national intelligence agencies, U.S. law enforcement and the criminal banking giants that have looted the U.S. Treasury and placed the entire savings deposits of Americans, who have their funds in the aforementioned banks, at risk. […] Adamus Group aka German Nazi Paperclip is directly tied to the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve and the massive manipulation of worldwide financial markets using electronic software programmed “Next Gen” technology that allows the crooked worldwide banks to have 5 – 7 seconds lead time on all worldwide financial trading. […] We can now also divulge that Adamus Group is directly used by the treasonous U.S. NSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to hack websites, monitor emails, illegally wiretap phones of patriotic U.S. citizens who are enraged that they have to now live in a de facto fascist state controlled by financial gangster banks and German Nazi Paperclip controlled U.S. bureaucracies and political stooges.
Operation Paperclip (1949-1990) was a program of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the WWII predecessor of the CIA, in which over 1,500 scientists, technicians, and engineers from Nazi Germany and other foreign countries were brought to the United States for employment in the aftermath of World War II, ostensibly to help the U.S. in the Cold War against the Soviet Union. ~Éowyn