There are some interesting stories on the web that should be taken with a grain of salt. Or many grains of salt.
One is about the U.S. Army's training exercise, code named "Jade Helm," going on in Texas. Some fear that Obama is planning to occupy Texas to keep it from seceding. Or something. It is not totally out of the question that Jade Helm is a practice exercise to invade Texas if that state tries to secede from the Union. The most serious secession movement (and there are several) ongoing right now is that of Texas. I doubt that Texas would secede unless the progressives do something really objectionable. However, I wouldn't put it past the leftists in government to do that. Confiscate all guns from private citizens, for example, or declare open borders with Mexico, or give all illegal immigrants the right to vote in U.S. elections, or if Obama declares martial law for some reason.
Another tale is that the Russian Navy will be operating off the coastal waters of Texas to support the Texans in the event that they secede and are invaded by the U.S. Putin is a bit crazy, but is he that crazy? Who knows. He almost seems intent on provoking hostilities with the U.S.
I will be watching these stories with interest, if they last that long.
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