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Hysteria over Jade Helm exercise in Texas was fueled by Russians, former CIA director says… via @TexasTribune
The Russians may have amplified the conspiracy theory but they didn't originate it.

I also think the Oath Keepers played a larger role in pushing this particular scheme than the Russians.
I'm not even sure the Russians needed to amplify it. It was the military equivalent of pizzagate, completely absurd and easily spread. Abbott called on the State Guard to monitor it to assuage the panic.
It was so absurd that one of the biggest purveyors of militia extremist fake news, Veterans Today, called it a hoax.…
And Veterans Today has strong Russian ties.
Here's Russia Today's take on Jade Helm 15.
FWIW, Jade Helm 15 tapped into earlier long-standing New World Order conspiracy theories.

Read this except from the FBI's 1999 Project Megiddo Report.
As for Russian propaganda, watch this brief 2008 Russia Today videoy where Alex Jones is interviewed as an expert on the Russo-Georgian War. He parrots Russia's position.

It starts with Alex saying, "First off, let me say, I am ashamed as an American."

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