Where's my aluminium foil hat dammit!
A few snippets from operation Jade Helm that popped out at me.
JH is a challenging eight week joint military and interagency* unconventional warfare exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.
RED: Hostile (See the map. The entire state of Texas, because we are well armed? I take personal offense frankly.)
Personnel may be carrying weapons with blank ammo .**
Some participants will be wearing civilian attire and driving civilian vehicles
Wearing civilian clothes...weapons with blank ammo. Hmmm. Do be careful boys. See parenthetical comment at "RED: Hostile" I jest of course.
* Die Polizei, i.e. the local Po Po.
** That can be read two ways.
All snark aside, exercises such as this only apply to one theater of operation.