May 3, 2018/Media, Press

Former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden reveals Jade Helm was Russian Disinformation Campaign

[STARTS AT 33:02 MARK]

Austin, TX – Yesterday, Former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden revealed that Jade Helm 15 was a test-run of the first Russian disinformation campaign.

At the 33:02 minute mark, Hayden describes the incident in detail. For the first time, the former NSA and CIA Director reveals that Russia engaged in information warfare to convince Texans that Jade Helm 15 was an Obama planned military exercise to round up political dissidents. The story drew massive controversy as Texas Governor Abbott lent credence to conspiracy theorists by calling in the Texas National Guard to monitor our own U.S. Military.

Why is this significant?

Texas Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Manny Garcia issued the following statement:

“Republican Gov. Greg Abbott was a Russian pawn and a useful idiot for Russian efforts to turn gullible Texas Republicans against the United States.

“Michael Hayden knows a Russian operation when he sees it. Hayden served the America people under three different administrations in high-profile intelligence roles.

“But, it doesn’t take an intelligence expert to see that Trump Republican Greg Abbott calling the Texas National Guard on the U.S. Military was downright idiocy.

“Abbott still owes the men and women of our armed forces, and every single Texan, an apology.”

Dictionary:

use·ful id·i·ot

/ yōosfəl idēət /

“The phrase ‘useful idiots,’ often attributed to an earlier Vladimir, referred to Westerners who had been successfully manipulated by Soviet propaganda.”