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Chuck Norris: I Didn't Say Texas Maneuvers Were Military Takeover

By    |   Monday, 25 May 2015 04:39 PM

Actor Chuck Norris says several mainstream media outlets misquoted him in a column he wrote earlier this month and that he does not believe Operation Jade Helm 15 is intended to be a military takeover of the state of Texas.

"I never ever said that that seven-state U.S. military operation intended to take over Texas, as some implied like ABC News, which reported, 'Even actor Chuck Norris jumping in the fray,'" Norris wrote Sunday in his regular column on World Net Daily.

"However, I did in fact mention that Jade Helm 15 is likely more than a military exercise," he added. "I do believe, in addition to the largest domestic military training, it is also a display of power (near the southern border) intended for deterrence of enemies like ISIS and other terrorists, who the FBI have already said are present in all 50 states."

Jade Helm 15 has spawned concerns that it could be a method of getting the public accustomed to seeing military units on American streets so that if martial law were imposed the public would be more accepting, among other theories.

A Rasmussen poll this month showed that nearly half of Americans had fears over the military exercises that are scheduled July 18-September 15 in seven adjoining states from Texas to California.

In his original May 3 column, Norris praised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for ordering his state's National Guard to keep a close eye on the operation. Abbott later backed off after coming under fire as a conspiracy theorist even from some on the right, including National Review's Rich Lowry.

Norris on Sunday wrote that the controversy could have easily been avoided if Washington leaders had called a confidential, informal meeting with governors of the affected states.

"They also would have been very wise not to place on Jade Helm’s official operation map that Texas and Utah were 'hostile states,'" he said. "When will they learn? Don’t mess with Texas!"

Norris said his comments about Jade Helm 15 are directed at the operation's Washington leaders and "not our courageous men and women in uniform."

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Actor Chuck Norris says several mainstream media outlets misquoted him in a column he wrote earlier this month and that he does not believe Operation Jade Helm 15 is intended to be a military takeover of the state of Texas.
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