"When in peril or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout." -- Grandpa Vanderboegh.
"But monitoring commandos? It makes some sense — or at least, it’s feasible. In addition to handling communication during disasters, the State Guard participates in the Military Auxiliary Radio System, a network of part-time high-frequency radio operators who’d spring into action if America’s communication grid were to break down or be destroyed. In short, the State Guard directs communications between the U.S. military — such as the National Guard — and the governor during disasters. It’s not a huge leap to have them talk to SOCOM during Jade Helm. It might even be good practice."
Look, I have refrained from commenting on the more unrestrained "martial law is coming to your town" chicken little panic that the disinformation-artist-for-money Alex Jones and others have been fomenting with spittle-flecked hysteria. I have allowed precious little of this self-discrediting Chinese fire drill stuff to penetrate here and that policy will continue. There are enough real threats to worry about without exaggerating others.
(Some of you would-be posters may have noticed that I have been deleting your Jade Helm links that you submit on posts that are off-topic and put up anonymously. If I don't know who you are and I don't recognize the link, you don't make the cut, especially when it is obviously not apropos of the original post. I'm not going to take time to check it out because I don't have it to waste, and that goes for other stuff besides Jade Helm. And, by the way, based on past experience NOTHING with an InfoWars link gets through. Period.)
Of the claims I have seen, it is obvious that every ridiculous piece of disinformation from the 90s has been resurrected for this one, including the old hoary "rail cars with shackles" canard. Personally, were I a militia unit commander in the Jade Helm Area of Operations, I would take the advice above and have my folks -- in civilian clothes -- follow, watch and learn. Monitor, to the extent that it is possible, their movements. Observe their tactics. Document them. After-action analyze what you learn. I doubt very seriously if you will be able to monitor their communications, but much can be learned -- especially by your friendly sources within local law enforcement in the AO -- about what is happening.
Try to remember that all this disinformation-driven hysteria does is discredit your position. IT IS DESIGNED TO DO THAT. If the PTB can use things like this to convince serious people who might otherwise be our allies that we are all just a bunch of Alex Jones loons, then they have shaped the future battlefield in unseen ways that are to their advantage. Keep calm, watch and learn. Vocally (and loudly) object in local political venues about troops training amongst the population. It is dangerous. It is unnecessary. And training accidents certainly happen. One day, somebody is going to screw up and fly a Blackhawk into a crowded elementary school. Raise these very real objections with your local authorities, especially your county sheriff. BUT DON'T BUY INTO THE HYSTERIA. IT IS DESIGNED TO DIVIDE YOU FROM YOUR NATURAL ALLIES, THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO TOOK AN OATH BEFORE GOD TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION. Indeed, for the purposes of Leviathan, if Alex Jones didn't exist already, they would have to invent him.