Texas is not just a large state full of oil and conservatives, but it’s also home to many military bases and citizen militia units. Houston is one of the nation’s main financial hubs along with New York and Chicago.
The military is about to carry out a joint training exercise code named Operation Jade Helm. Participants in the exercise are 1,200 members of the Navy SEALs and Army Green Beret. Many of the militia groups in the state believe the training exercise is a precursor to Obama launching a military takeover of the state of Texas.
While NPR’s Goodwyn has mocked right-wingers for their conspiracy theory, which is typical for NPR, there are some that are giving the conspiracy theory an ear and listening to what they are saying and one of those is the newly elected governor, Greg Abbott.
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