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Wisconsin Temple Gunman Was A Neo-Nazi

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | other press author Monday August 06, 2012 21:38author by pat c Report this post to the editors

Wade michael page, was ex-military and a neo-nazi.

Page fronted a white supremacist rock band called End Apathy, according to watchdog group the Southern Poverty Law Center. SPLC also determined that in 2000, Page attempted to purchase goods from the neo-Nazi group the National Alliance, described as America's then "most important hate group." In 2010, Page gave an interview to white-power website Label 56. Page wrote songs with titles like "Self Destruct" and "Usefull [sic] Idiots."

This part is interesting, a demoted drunken, obstreperous soldier appointed to psychological operations. Was it a real demotion or a psychological operation itself?

Page, 40, served in the Army from April 1992 through October 1998, during which he was demoted from sergeant to specialist. While in the Army Wade served in Ft. Bliss in Texas and at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. Wade's job was as a Hawk missile system repairman, and he then became a psychological operations specialist, defense official confirmed to ABC news.

Wade Michael Page
Wade Michael Page

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Wisconsin Temple Gunman ID'd, But Cops Seek Another 'Person of Interest'

Former soldier Wade Michael Page was identified today as the lone gunman who killed six people at a Sikh religious center in Oak Creek, Wisc., but police said they are also seeking a "person of interest" who was seen at the site of the massacre shortly after the shooting stopped.

Page was described by authorities today as an Army veteran who left the service with a general discharge following a "pattern of misconduct," including being AWOL and drunk while on duty. The terms of his discharge would not allow him to reenlist.

Officials said they believe Page alone was responsible for Sunday's shooting, but today distributed a photograph of an unknown man they described as "person of interest." "This individual showed up at the scene after the shooting," said Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards. Witnesses said the man looked "suspicious" and he "left the scene before anyone could ascertain what he was doing there."

Page, 40, served in the Army from April 1992 through October 1998, during which he was demoted from sergeant to specialist. While in the Army Wade served in Ft. Bliss in Texas and at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. Wade's job was as a Hawk missile system repairman, and he then became a psychological operations specialist, defense official confirmed to ABC news.

The ex-soldier is believed to be the gunman who opened fire on people at the Sikh temple around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning and killed six people. The victims ranged in age from 39 to 84.

He also ambushed police Lt. Brian Murphy, shooting him eight or nine times, Edwards said. Murphy is expected to survive. Two other gunshot victims are in critical condition, police said.

Page was shot dead by police when he was ordered to drop his weapon and began firing at them instead.

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author by pat cpublication date Mon Aug 06, 2012 22:15Report this post to the editors

Predictable but still nauseating.

Almost immediately after the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, leaders of the Westboro Baptist Church took to Twitter, calling the shooting a beautiful punishment from an angry God. Westboro Church leader Margie Phelps sent out a tweet that read, God sent another shooter?

The shooting claimed the lives of seven victims, and left many injured. The alleged attacker Wade Michael Page was found dead at the scene and the FBI is investigating if this is a case of domestic terrorism.

Fred Phelps, the leader of Westboro, wrote on Twitter that the shooting was a beautiful work of an angry God who told Wisconsin to keep their filthy hands off his people (WBC!) #godsenttheshooter. The church leaders continued to voice their offensive opinions on Twitter after the shooting, telling their followers that worse punishments from God will come, since the US is God-cursed.

In response to a tweet that expressed a user was praying for the victims of the shooting, Margie replied, God doesnt hear prayers of the wicked.

The distasteful comments come after members of the Phelps family threatened to picket the memorial vigil for the victims of the Batman shooting victims in Colorado.

Previously, members of Westboro have picketed funerals of American soldiers, until Congress passed a restriction on military funeral protests last week.

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author by pat cpublication date Tue Aug 07, 2012 19:41Report this post to the editors

He was on a mission. Full text at link.

Investigators say that the man responsible for the massacre at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee this weekend urged other white supremacists to take action in lieu of a more passive approach in regards to advancing their ideologies.

Before Wade Michael Page opened fire at an Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikh temple on Sunday, authorities say he was active in online communities frequented by other alleged white supremacists and members of the Hammerskins Nation faction. In the communication he had with other like-minded individuals over the Web, authorities say Page made a point of telling others to aggressively advance their cause.

"If you are wanting to meet people, get involved and become active," the Associated Press reports Page wrote on the Web last year. "Stop hiding behind the computer or making excuses."

At one point a member of two metal bands considered part of the hatecore movement, Page implored his peers, "Stand and fight, don't run," in another post.

"Passive submission is indirect support to the oppressors. Stand up for yourself and live the 14 words, Page wrote elsewhere, referring to a slogan adopted by other white supremacists and white nationalists first popularized by David Lane, a founding member of a separation hate faction called The Order. In full, the 14 words reads, "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."

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author by multiculturalistpublication date Wed Aug 08, 2012 22:58Report this post to the editors

Neo-Nazi Rampage: Army Psy-Ops Vet, White Power Musician IDd As Gunman in Sikh Temple Shooting

democracy now: More details have come to light about the man who shot dead six worshippers and critically wounded three others at the Oak Creek Sikh temple in Wisconsin before he was killed by police. The gunman, Wade Michael Page, was a white, 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran with links to white supremacist groups and membership in skinhead rock bands. The Southern Poverty Law Center revealed it had been tracking Page for his views, calling him a "frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band." In the Army Page worked in psychological operations and was stationed at Fort Bliss and Fort Bragg. Were joined by the Southern Poverty Law Centers Mark Potok and by Don Walker, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covering the Sikh temple shooting.

A vid from a few years back: "White Power USA" which was made by independent film makers Rick Rowley and Jacquie Soohen of Big Noise Films that aired on Al Jazeera English.

Almost a year ago the inauguration of President Barack Obama was hailed as a turning point in US race relations. The country was said to be entering a new era of post-racial politics, on the path to a futu
re of greater diversity and tolerance. But while crowds flocked to Washington to witness the swearing in, others were refusing to join the party. Racially motivated threats against Obama rose to new heights in the first months of his presidency, with the US seeing nine high-profile race killings in 2009. Meanwhile white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups claim their membership is growing and that visits to their websites are increasing. Filmmakers Rick Rowley and Jacquie Soohen went inside the white nationalist movement to investigate.


DEMOCRACY NOW interview with film makers

the half doc was made for Al Jazeera English, found at

Neo-Nazi Rampage: Army Psy-Ops Vet, White Power Musician IDd As Gunman in Sikh Temple Shooting
Neo-Nazi Rampage: Army Psy-Ops Vet, White Power Musician IDd As Gunman in Sikh Temple Shooting

Caption: "White Power USA"

author by pat cpublication date Fri Aug 10, 2012 21:16Report this post to the editors

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A critical element, which has been virtually ignored in all the media coverage of last Sundays massacre at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin is the close connections between the US Armed Forces and various fascistic and white supremacist organizations. Wade Michael Page, a neo-Nazi and former US Army service member, murdered six people and critically wounded three others August 5 before reportedly turning the gun on himself after being shot by police.

US Armed Forces recruiters, officers and high-ranking executive branch officials have quietly provided fascist organizations with opportunities to recruit soldiers into the ranks of the National Socialist Movement, Hammerskins, White Military Men and National Alliance.

Page, a self-described member of the Hammerskins, first began to actively sympathize with neo-Nazism during his time in the US military, which lasted from 1992 to 1998. Afterwards, Page made his fascist sympathies clear in hundreds of posts on various neo-Nazi websites and also attempted to purchase goods from the National Alliance in 2000. Both the Hammerskins and the National Alliance advocate a genocidal racial holy war and the establishment of a government modeled on Hitlers Nazi regime.

He really started to identify with neo-Nazism during his time in the military, said University of Nebraska criminologist Pete Simi, who met Page during a 2001 study on white power groups. And specifically, what he told me at one point was that, if you join the military and youre not a racist, then you certainly will be by the time you leave.

The Hammerskins, National Alliance, and a variety of other neo-Nazi groups were continuously involved in recruitment efforts at numerous Armed Forces bases across the US during the time of Pages military service, according to reports by the FBI and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The findings point to especially high levels of fascist activity at Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina, where Page was stationed between 1995 and 1998.

Around the time that Page arrived in Fort Bragg, three neo-Nazi members of the 82nd Airborne Division were arrested for the murder of a black couple in nearby Fayetteville. A subsequent investigation uncovered nearly two-dozen soldiers with connections to neo-Nazis at Fort Bragg. ...

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