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Texas Governor Abbott Has a Conspiracy Theory

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Approximately 1,200 military personal are scheduled to participate in a training exercise that, according to Alex Jones, is actually a prelude or dry-run for martial law and the march of the Agenda 21 Blue Helmets.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) apparently has his own suspicions.

The governor's office announced in a statement yesterday that he has ordered the state National Guard to "monitor" the training exercise just in case they try something.

Governor Abbott directed General Betty to provide regular updates to the Governor’s Office to ensure that Texans’ “safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed” during the eight-week training period from July 2015 – September 2015.

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Abbott’s spokesperson said it was “not a fair characterization” to say the governor was reacting to right-wing paranoia. “He’s addressing concerns expressed by Texas citizens that are looking for more information about the factors of the operation and have expressed safety concerns about property rights and civil liberties,” his spokesperson said.

Reacting to right-wing paranoia and "addressing concerns expressed by Texas citizens" are, in this case, essentially the same thing. InfoWars is based in the state capital of Austin, after all.

I can scarcely imagine the look on the face of the Guard commander when the order was handed down.

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  • bphoon

    …and I thought there could be no public “servant” more stupid than GW Bush and Rick Perry. Leave it to Texas to top them both in that category.

    • muselet

      The barrel has no bottom and Peak Wingnut is a myth.

      –alopecia

  • bphoon

    So, support the troops…unless, of course, you can use them to leverage some more right wing hate- and fear-mongering and in the process lend support and “credibility” to that Alex Jones moron.

    But then it’s Texas. Whaddya expect?

  • muselet

    Following discussions aimed at ensuring Texans are fully informed on Operation Jade Helm 15, Governor Greg Abbott today met with Major General Gerald “Jake” Betty, Commander of the Texas State Guard, and directed him to monitor the Operation.

    “Informed,” huh? “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

    I’m willing to take Greg Abbott at his word: he’s not (directly) reacting to Righty paranoia. He’s reacting to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s clear attempts to corner the market on Righty lunacy in Texas.

    A distinction without much of a difference, perhaps.

    –alopecia

    • JMAshby

      A distinction without much of a difference

  • captkurt

    I know this is an evil, evil thought, but there is a small part of me that would love to see a Texas guardsman with an itchy trigger finger take a shot at the US army, just to see what would happen.

    • Scopedog

      I share that evil thought.

  • Nefercat

    If Texan teabaggers are that moronically suspicious of troops of the United States Armed Forces, kick Texas out of the union and remove all those terrible liberty threatening US Armed Forces bases, property, personnel, and revenues from the new sovereign nation of Texastupidonia. There must be a way to protect or provide for the non-crazy population of Texas.

    • Christopher Foxx

      remove all those terrible liberty threatening US Armed Forces bases, property, personnel, and revenues

      Exactly. Show the stupid people what getting exactly what they want really means.

  • Nefercat

    “…it was “not a fair characterization” to say the governor was reacting to right-wing paranoia.”
    ——————-
    Sure it is!