JADE HELMS: When Middle East Wars Come To US South-SouthWest.

We’ve worked closely with Saudi Arabia and our partners in GCC countries to promote a peaceful political transition and share their concerns about the aggressive actions of the Houthis. Saudis have legitimate concerns about the possible impact of current events in Yemen to their security, given their proximity. And we understand that they’re taking appropriate precautions to ensure the security of their border“.

That was Jen Psaki, spokesperson for US State department at her last briefing in that capacity on 25 March 2015. The plan to aerially bombard Yemen via the agency of Saudi led coalition of GCC and few other Arab countries had firmed up with US sponsorship and bombing raids were probably already underway as she briefed. Psaki with foreknowledge was defending “Saudi bombardment” of Yemen by averring phrases such as “Legitimate Concerns”, “promote peaceful political transition”, “impact on security” and “proximity”. Such an unilateral action was blatant breach of international law without “proper UN approval” was beyond her comprehension; because “American Exceptionalism” has become above and beyond UN or Sovereign Nations. US can do what it feels with any country if it feels it has legitimate concerns. US can NOW bestow this American Exceptionalism on any country for the latter to do its bidding; and the world would have to simply lump it. Was this the message to emerge from empire’s heart land? When the massive Saudi bombardment began, how did the US media view it?

When it came time to bomb Libya—both times, in fact, in 1986 and 2011—American airpower led the way. When Iraq was in the crosshairs—all three times, in 1991, 2003 and 2014—the stars and bars of the U.S. Air Force led the charge. Same thing in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria and even Iran (against oil platforms and small boats in the Persian Gulf in 1987-1988). That history makes it almost relaxing for the U.S. military to be sitting out the latest air war launched by Saudi Arabia against the Houthi rebels now occupying a growing chunk of Yemen. The kingdom, which kicked off aerial attacks March 25, is nervous about the Iranian-backed rebels along its southern border. +TIME“.

Mark Thomson makes out the horrible bombardment of all these countries with colossal consequences and hundreds of thousands of murdered innocent people as if it is some kind of celebratory festival to be rejoiced at. The “timeout” given to US airforce this time in Yemen is made to sound like “missing out on all the fun“. He then quotes a retired **** general of +DoD USCENTCOM, Anthony Zinni,

the Saudis have acted because they hate the Houthis, hate the Iranians, and hate the idea of an ungoverned state next door. “They will not tolerate a Houthis-led Yemen on their southern border, “And they’re pissed that the Iranians support them.“. 

Hate alone is held enough justification to start a war. I mean, hate is no doubt how a war starts, but it is never how it is justified. Empires always find kind reasons such as spreading freedom, democracy, or liberty or even prosperity, why not?, for waging wars. But, here, US general is defending “hate” as the sufficient raison d’être for killing people. That’s a big improvement indeed. But Zinni is right. US armed forces wouldn’t have merrily rained death and perdition on vast swathes of humanity with whom they had no reason for quarrel or enmity, except unless they were “driven” to hate. That is what propaganda achieves -nurture Hate- by providing readymade, make-believe, Satan; such as bloodthirsty, violent Islamists; or brutal dictator or Serbs or Red Terror before that. Interestingly, while Zinni is condescending of Saudi hatred of Iran, an irony is lost on him that his country was in negotiation with same “hated” Iran in P5+1 format.
Aren’t we told that USA, Saudi, Qatar, UAE, UK, France, Canada, Egypt are bombing to destroy IS/ISIS/Al Qaeda in Iraq or Syria or Libya? Didn’t USA label Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula [AQAP, AP=Yemen] most dangerous faction of Al Qaeda? Were there not US special operatives in Yemen to take down AQAP? Wasn’t the term of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, whose government US and Saudi call legitimate and want to restore,  ended in February 2014 according to the terms of GCC initiative?  Then why have Houthis been bombed, when they were going after AQAP and only wanted Hadi to share power equitably with all sections of Yemeni society?

+CNN InternationalYemen, a longtime stronghold for one of al Qaeda’s most dangerous branches, has been plunged into chaos since the Houthi rebels began seizing control of the capital and other areas of the country in recent months“.

That means when Yemen was the stronghold of AQAP  it was not in CHAOS; but when Houthis or Ansar-Allah and their broad based coalition with other factions/parties including major portion of Yemeni military took on AQAP it descended into chaos. This is the height of perverting facts -an art, which the US regime and its media has perfected.

Yet, he [Hadi] repeated his call for the Houthis to withdraw their armed men from the capital Sana’a and the other locations they captured between July and the present day. While his speech was broadcast on TV, the Houthis-supported by Hadi’s own military-were busy fighting Sunni tribesmen and allied Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants in Al-Baida. Theirs actions spoke louder than words, signaling their disregard of Hadi’s request. “

The Houthis were doing the work that US proclaimed it was doing; so wasn’t there a common cause? But Houthis are, like all proud people, for Yemen for Yemenis, and didn’t want it to be run as per diktats of US-Saudi alliance.  They didn’t want AQAP, but neither did they want US or Saudi. That’s where the rub lay.

The rebels late Wednesday morning captured al-Anad air base, an installation that the last Yemen-based contingent of U.S. special operations forces evacuated over the weekend  because of the deteriorating security situation in the country, said Mohammed Abdul Salam, a spokesman for the Houthi rebels“.

We saw what the empire’s media sees in the bombing of Yemen. Taking a look at same bombing by Saudis from Yemenis-side, how do the events look. Incidentally, +زكريا دهمان [YemenTimes.Com] is no Houthi paper or even favourably disposed towards it.

“April 1: CIVILIANS CAUGHT IN OPERATION DECISIVE STORMMonday’s airstrike on Mazraq IDP camp in Hajjah governorate, which left at least 40 people dead and hundreds more injured, brought international attention to the plight of civilians caught up in the conflict. Less covered was the bombing of a busy market in Kitaf district of Sa’ada governorate last Friday, said to have killed 15 civilians, or the multiple other attacks on civilian areas in governorates around the country… According to UNICEF, as of Wednesday at least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured throughout Yemen since the war started six days earlier around midnight on March 25“.

SANA’A, March 31: DAIRY FACTORY BOMBING KILLS 29 IN HODEIDAThe number of civilians killed in the blast rose from 25 in the morning as several employees suffered life-threatening injuries and could not be saved. Abdulrahman Jar Allah, director of the Ministry of Public Health and Population’s office in Hodeida, confirmed the number of casualties and said 18 of the survivors were seriously injured“.

SANA’A, March 31: DEADLY BOMBINGS STRIKE PRIVATE CEMENT COMPANY IN LAHJAt least ten people were killed and thirteen injured in suspected aerial strikes Monday evening on the National Cement Company (NCC) located in Wadi Sa’an area, Musaymir district, of Lahj governorate. Nine employees who were on a bus preparing to leave work and at least one truck driver working for a wholesaler were killed immediately, Ali Al-Ahdal, the marketing manager and spokesperson of the NCC said Wednesday morning. Two truck drivers remain missing, he added“.

SANA’A, March 31: DECISIVE STORM ARRIVES IN IBB, KILLING 14 AND INJURING DOZENSSaudi-led coalition forces raided Ibb governorate on Tuesday, leaving at least 14 dead and 32 injured, according to local security sources. The airstrikes were the first recorded in the governorate since the air offensive began… the victims were either sleeping or working,”“.

“March 30: STRIKE HITS IDP CAMP ON SAUDI-YEMENI BORDER, DOZENS FEARED DEADUNHCR strongly condemns the attack in the Al-Mazraq area of Hajja,” said UNHCR public information officer Mogib Hassan. Hassan confirmed the strike in the Al-Mazrak camp in Haradh, Hajja governorate. The attack occurred at 11:30 am… He was told by the UNHCR team in Haradh that there are 15 to 20 civilian deaths so far,“.

Whether US sponsored and directed Saudi coalition is achieving its stated aims are not, it is clearly and plainly succeeding in killing children and civilian population, and decisively destroying Yemeni infrastructure. This is another strategy that empires use, if they cannot control a territory on their terms, then they make that territory unliveable: “If empire can’t have it, then no one would want to have it“. Yemen is fast turning into chaos and disaster like Libya, Somalia, Syria, or Afghanistan, though only in September 2014 it was held as shining example of success of the US counterterrorism war by none other than president Obama

This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out [the Islamic State] wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years“.

Contrary to the stated aim of “take out Islamic State”, what the US policy is going to achieve in Yemen is exactly opposite -to make ISIS strong and handover the country to it, much as it did in Iraq, Syria and Libya. Whereas, the forces that are really keen to bring down ISIS are Iran, Syria and Hezbollah. Iraq’s minister of defense on March 9 during a press conference jointly held with US Army General Martin Dempsey praised Iran’s contributions in the battle against the Islamic State (ISIS), according to the Associated PressJust 3 days later, +VICE reported that Turkey arrested a Canadian Intelligence agent, Canada is an ally of US in war against ISIS, accusing him of helping ISIS: ““We were informed by Britain about three girls who left to join ISIS a few days after they departed for Turkey,” said Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu during the interview. “This person was working for the intelligence service of a country participating in the coalition against ISIS. This country is not the United States or a member of the European Union. I told this to the British foreign secretary and he replied ‘as usual.”“. Around that time claims emerged: “Iraqi Special Forces said they have arrested several ISIL’s foreign military advisors, including American, Israeli and Arab nationals in an operation in Mosul in the Northern parts of the country. The Iraqi forces said they have retrieved four foreign passports, including those that belonged to American and Israeli nationals and one that belonged to the national of a Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member-state, from ISIL’s military advisors“. 
Around the time of General Dempsey’s news conference reports emerged of US supplies of food and weapons to ISIS, “Head of the Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee, Hakem al-Zameli announced that the helicopters of the US-led anti-ISIL coalition were dropping weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL terrorists in the Southern parts of Tikrit.He underscored that he had documents and photos showing that the US Apache helicopters airdropped foodstuff and weapons for the ISIL“. US is known to play both or all sides of the war game with an ulterior agenda, but some observers feel -especially since Obama has been negotiating with Iran and has ‘stood’ up to Netanyahu- that US administration/ Obama is not privy to this help provided to ISIS. They, instead, hold Mossad or Mossad-Saudi hand at work in this at most aided by CIA without the knowledge of US military: “However, Saudi-Israeli collaboration on covert airdrops to ISIS, and even supplying advisors, looks quite plausible. Both are upset over Obama’s dallying with Iran, and both want the Sunni faction in Iraq to break with the Iran-supported Shiites. The current Iraqi army campaign against ISIS includes Iranian contingents and may even be led by an Iranian General“. The more one looks deeper, more muck comes out and murkier it gets.
While US policy and acts are creating lawless wastelands in huge tracts of Middle East and North Africa, and probably even in the heart of Europe -Ukraine, there is something extremely curious happening in the heartland of the empire.  Have you heard the words, Jade Helm? I had not until recently, in fact, until yesterday. One has heard of the massive militarisation of police departments run by local bodies in US, where “surplus military hardware” such as assault rifles and armoured personnel carriers are handed over for use of the police.
As if that was not scary enough for US citizens, it has now emerged that United States Army Special Operation Command (USASOC) seeks to conduct Realistic Military Training (RMT) code named: JADE HELM 15 (JH15). The objectives of JH15 are breathtaking, though couched in the euphemism of National Security: “Of course, it is for your safety and security, “you morons”“. I share some highlights below.

JH is a challenging eight-week joint military and interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW)exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. • JH is a US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) sponsored exercise to improve the Special Operations Forces’ UW capability as part of the National Security Strategy • JH 15 will run from 15 July through 15 September 2015.

• Participants: – US Army Special Forces Command (Green Berets)– US Navy SEALS– US Air Force Special Operations Command – USMC Marine Special Operations Command – USMC Marine Expeditionary Units – 82nd Airborne Division– Interagency Partners. 

The participants are creme de la creme of US military. Special forces are set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians in massive military exercise. This has many concerned people inside US freaked out: U.S. patriots launch ‘Counter Jade Helm’ protests in 15 states.  Their worries are not misplaced as this JH15 Map shows.
This is like Middle East mapped out in the South and South-West of US; hostile powers, permissive powers, and uncertain hostile/ friendly powers, the whole works. The Unconventional Warfare plans involving US citizens are unconventionally nightmarish too.  Why has USSOCOM felt the need to carry out Middle-East warfare in the midst of USA? One possibility is the much predicted Global Financial Destruction. This is predicated on the highly leveraged banking system failing, slowly to start with and then gathering in pace as more and more banks are found to be naked as the tide goes out; the tide that was created first by commercial and investment banks creating deposits by making loans until the 2008 financial crisis; and later by quantitative easing practised by the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan. The Zero Interest rate policy -ZIRP of FED or BOJ has been now upped by European Central Bank and Bank of Denmark into Negative Interest rate policy -NIRP. Australia is going to impose tax on deposits. How is this financial destruction likely to unfold was exemplified in the Bail-In of failed Laiki Bank in Cyprus in the middle of 2013. Nathan Lewis writing in +Forbes called it  The Cyprus Bank ‘Bail-In’ Is Another Crony Bankster Scam.

The difference with the “bail-in” is that the order of creditor seniority is changed. In the end, it amounts to the cronies (other banks and government) and non-cronies. The cronies get 100% or more; the non-cronies, including non-interest-bearing depositors who should be super-senior, get a kick in the guts instead… Did you get that? Financial institutions (e.g. German banks, and central banks including the Bundesbank) get full repayment, along with government entities, while everyone else gets to eat sand. If you were robbing a bank, would you take only a little of the money in the vault? No, you would take all of it. The bankers see it the same way when they rob you.

This is what will exactly happen, James Turk is predicting, in case of Greece: “Basically they want to call it nationalization because it sounds a little bit softer (than outright theft) and it doesn’t point the finger directly at the ECB.  But clearly the ECB is the one who is pulling the strings here because they are the ones that have made the loans to Greece“. Turk adds,
Massive Bank Failures To Devastate The Global Economy – Expect More Bail-Ins
Banks are supposed to be places where you can put your money, earn a fair rate of interest and know that your money is safe.  That’s not the case anymore.  Banks have become hedge funds.  They’ve become speculative vehicles, and ultimately that’s going to disrupt the economies of the world, just like it did globally during the Great Depression and as it did in a couple of countries that we’ve seen already.
It devastated the Cypriot economy and the Greek economy is now being devastated as well.  All you have to do is look at a bank balance sheet and see the non-performing loans.  In other words, the loans that are not being paid on time or on schedule, and recognize that there is not enough capital in these banks to absorb all the losses from these non-performing loans.  So there will be more bail-ins coming and we have to prepare for that.”
Egon von Greyerz is saying the very same things while predicting the financial destruction tsunami waiting to happen. 
…neither negative interest rates or money printing is having any positive effect on the world economy.  Most economic figures worldwide are now below expectations.  I firmly believe that many major countries will have negative GDP growth in 2015, including the United States.
What Ammunition Do Central Banks Have Left?
So what ammunition do central banks have left?  There is only more money printing and it’s absolutely certain that we will see that in 2015, including in the United States.  With sluggish growth and poor economic figures in the U.S., I do not see any chance of higher rates.
Financial markets, in particular stocks, have been the main beneficiaries of all this money printing.  In addition, companies in the S&P 500 have spent $2 trillion since 2009 to buy back their own stock.  This has created an even bigger bubble in the stock market.
I think that should give fair idea why JH15 has been set into motion. When push comes to shove, the Banksters and the ruling elites have now realised that “Militarised Police” won’t be enough to protect them from the fury of US citizens once the latter understand that they have been robbed to their barebones. For that kind of Crowd Control one needs “battle hardened” special forces having real life experience like what US military has had in the Middle East fighting all manner of “HOSTILE FORCES”.  That’s why US military has been pressed into service to prepare for the future, which the elite know is coming. Because they are the ones who created it.
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