Monday, August 06, 2012
Gunman In Sikh Temple Shooting Identified
The killer in the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Park, Wisconsin has been identified.
He is a 40-year-old Army veteran named Wade Michael Page:
According to sources in the U.S. Army, Page enlisted in April 1992 and was discharged from the Army in 1998 "under honorable conditions," which is less than honorable discharge. While not as negative as a dishonorable discharge, such a release would preclude one from reenlisting or entering another military service, sources explained to Fox News. Reuters reported that the discharge was for "patterns of misconduct," including being drunk on duty.
Page served at Fort Bliss, Texas, in the psychological operations unit in 1994, and was last stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., attached to the psychological operations unit. He was an E4 psychological operations specialist, but was never deployed. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct award, the National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and Parachutist Badge.
Page was disciplined many times, including having his rank reduced from sergeant to specialist. In other words, an Army washout with a troubled background.
The minions at the very left wing Southern Poverty Law Center are claiming he was a neo-Nazi.Heidi Beirich, director of the center's intelligence project says there was "no question" Page was an ardent follower and believer in the white supremacist movement. She said her center had evidence that he attended "hate events" around the country.
"He was involved in the scene," she said.
Given that this is, after all, The Southern Poverty Law Center, I'll withhold judgment on that until we know more. They've been wrong far more than they've been right, and their definition of what constitutes 'hate events' is, shall we say, flexible according to their leftist agenda.At one point, the SPLC was calling Tea Party rallies 'hate events'.
It's also worth mentioning that no serious neo-Nazi would ever target Sikhs. Hitler regarded them as 'proto-Aryans' according to Mein Kampf,(along with the Persians)and the Nazis borrowed the swastika from them.
Page apparently worked as a truck driver with Granger, Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation, from about April 2006 to August 2010 while living in Fayetteville, N.C.
A source at the company told the newspaper that Page left "involuntarily"" but gave no further details.
He also apparently played in a band for awhile called End Apathy, which appears to be a Punk Metal outfit with some quasi-Nazi leanings. Their MySpace page is here. He apparently moved to the Milwaukee area at the beginning of this year.
He had minor criminal records for damaging property between $20 and $200 in Texas, a class B misdemeanor and writing a bad check in October 1997.
To me, Page seems like someone who drifted in and out of various scenes looking for a place to belong.
More as it comes in.
UPDATE: Apparently End Apathy's gigs were being promoted on the Neo-Nazi site Stormfront. Again, this still seems rather too obvious cover to me, but like the blind pig finding an acorn once in awhile, the SPLC may actually have their facts straight for once.
Meanwhile the FBI is looking for a second 'person of interest' who might have been involved in the murders.