Jade Helm Texas takeover doesn’t appear to be happening.

Looks like the tin foil hats being worn by paranoid idiots aren’t working very well. Absolutely nothing is happening so far.

A “Come and Take It” flag , one of Texas’s favourite symbols of defiant independence, flew proudly on a pole outside a ranch near Bastrop on Wednesday.

But on the first day of Jade Helm 15 , no one appeared to be coming, let alone taking anything.

A small town near Austin with a quaint Victorian downtown, Bastrop is supposed to be a hub of the vast US military training exercise that spans seven states and runs until September 15 . But Wednesday seemed to be a day like any other in Bastrop – which is to say not much was happening.