The Oath Keepers’ Jade Helm 15 Conspiracy Theory

If there’s a paranoid right-wing conspiracy theory, you know the Oath Keepers are going to be in on it. Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of that organization, has a slightly different spin on the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy — it might not be a takeover of the Southwest, but it’s conditioning people to accept one.

“I think Jade Helm is in part conditioning and vetting of the military to see who will and will not go along,” Rhodes told the “ Liberty Brothers” radio program, adding that the training exercise would quickly change from preparation for deployment overseas to experimenting in going after right-wing groups.

“I think it’s also conditioning and assessment and vetting of the local politicians,” he added. “Who raises questions? Who has any serious, meaningful questions about what we’re doing with this exercise? They put their name down. I think they’re figuring out who is loyal and who is not loyal and who is likely to go along, with the town councils and county commissioners as well.”

He added that the exercise is also “meant to condition the public” and “intimidate” those who are on to the plot by telling them, “Resistance is futile, if you dare to oppose us this is what will happen, Navy Seals and Delta Force will come get you.”

I’d still like to know why the federal government would need to take over part of the country they already control. Do they know what “take over” actually means?

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  • John Pieret

    Do they know what “take over” actually means?

    Sure they do! It means that the Federal government actually manages the land it owns or otherwise fails to let them do anything and everything they want to do. You can look it up in the Humpty Dumpty primer on the English language.

  • D. C. Sessions

    I’d still like to know why the federal government would need to take over part of the country they already control. Do they know what “take over” actually means?

    Ed, the States are sovereign [1]. Jade Helm is an attempt by the Obama Government to violate that sovereignty.

    [1] As recent Supreme Court rulings [2] have underscored.

    [2] See for instance Shelby County.

  • caseloweraz

    He added that the exercise is also “meant to condition the public” and “intimidate” those who are on to the plot by telling them, “Resistance is futile, if you dare to oppose us this is what will happen, Navy Seals and Delta Force will come get you.”

    I can’t figure out who Rhodes thinks is behind this “conditioning.” Is it the Borg? Indoctrinators from North Korea? (I saw in that documentary The Manchurian candidate that they can reshape a man’s mind in just three days.) Or maybe Mandrake the Magician will gesture hypnotically to each member of the public in opposition to the Jade Helm takeover.

  • Trebuchet

    Obviously it’s an attempt to by Obama to usurp the highest authority in the land, county sheriffs.

  • dugglebogey

    One of the funniest things I read in comments recently was someone who calls them “Oaf Keepers.” Cracks me up every time I see a story about them now.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Yeah! How dare the government try to condition us to be subservient, a condition we were fine with (and supported, with cries of “Treason!” and “America hater!” to those that disagreed) right up until that terrible day when Obama took office. Even then, we were patient, giving him plenty of time to not be a Democrat, right up until March 2009.

  • colnago80

    Re caseloweraz @ #3

    Simple, it’s Skull and Bones that’s behind the conditioning. With assists from the Masons, the Council on foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Illuminati,, and the Bilderbergers

  • Kevin Kehres

    Oh no! They found out. Now the entire plan is RUINED!!!

  • jimmiraybob

    It’s all futile resistance until We The People succeed in hacking Obama’s and Big Government’s “Sheeple-Ray” and “Patriot Death-Ray” technology. This summer I will be unveiling my near-completed hack technology and would like to first direct you to my Go Fund Me page at …………. [You are being redirected to your local Patriot Command Center and will be prompted to report to your local abandoned Walmart for further instructions.]

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  • jnorris

    i do have to wonder what the US military members of the Oath Keepers are telling Mr Rhodes. Or are they lying to him?

  • sabrekgb

    It’s always a bit funny to hear certain people talk about *boogeyman* using the military to “take over”. The US military is perhaps one of the least likely institutions to allow a coup, “takeover”, or similar. I know it’s scary with tanks and jets and guns, (oh, my!), but the people that comprise it are Americans.

    Besides, everyone knows that the sound of liberty dying is thunderous applause, not Ghomert et al pontificating.