Just when the preponderance of the evidence was pointing overwhelmingly at the possibility that J.T. Ready was responsible for the Gilbert Massacre, an Arizona media outlet was caught red-handed lying about the U.S. Border Guard. Note that although the U.S. Border Guard website has been suspended, their Flickr photo stream is still available.
NSM Arizona leader Harry Hughes discovered that Azfamily.com described the U.S. Border Guard as a "white supremacist militia group". It appeared in a May 4th story entitled "FBI: J.T. Ready was target of domestic terrorism investigation". Anyone familiar with the U.S. Border Guard knows that, although J.T. Ready was still a convinced national socialist committed to the long-term ideal of racial separation, he had chosen to suspend that issue for the sake of repelling the common invaders of our country, and had thrown open the U.S. Border Guard to qualified people of all races. So Hughes immediately e-mailed Azfamily.com to correct the record:
The US Border Guard was registered with the Arizona Secretary of State as a search and rescue organization. Most members obtained NASAR certifications. The USBG is not in any way, shape or form a white supremacist militia. The USBG was open to everyone regardless of race, religion, political affiliations or even disabilities.
It was not uncommon for me to go out on patrols with Jews, Blacks and Native Americans.
And surprise, surprise. When I checked the Azfamily.com story on May 6th, they had dropped the phrase "white supremacist" from their designation. The phrase now simply reads "Ready was a known neo-Nazi and member of the National Socialist Movement. He was the leader of the U.S. Border Guards, a militia group which patrolled the desert near the U.S./Mexico border". This is a factual description.
The problem is that when the media reports incorrect information or outright falsehoods, it becomes next to impossible for people to believe anything they see or hear. This is one reason why Veterans Today is persisting in their contention that the Gilbert Massacre was not a suicide-murder, but a possible Cartel hit. In a story entitled "Exclusive: Arizona – Two Carloads of Shooters Escape, Survivor Witness Found", Mike Harris opines that Ready was ambushed and assassinated by parties unknown. He suggests that the suspected perpetrators could either be the Mexican Drug Cartels, a law enforcement agency from a neighboring jurisdiction, or a chapter of Hells Angels who reportedly placed a bounty on Ready’s head because of his outspoken stance against drug trafficking. Harris also provides what he calls the "gist" of a statement by the FBI task force investigating the Gilbert Massacre in which they supposedly admit that all exiting stories released by local police and news are totally false:
“J.T. Ready arrived home to find multiple armed gunmen inside. He was shot down and killed while defending friends and family. Reports of a domestic assault or suicide are utterly false. A 17 year old girl witnessed the shooting, multiple shooters with assault rifles searched the home for Ready. The girl, daughter of Ready’s fiance, a Ms. Moderno, has been sequestered by federal marshals.
She had spent an hour and a half hiding under the bed, waiting for police who eventually responded to automatic weapons fire.
Ready has been the subject of multiple death threats from both cartel members and from the Hells Angels criminal organization whose 'meth' network well as local law enforcement within Pinal County, the area Ready’s organization, the US Border Guard, had damaged.”
Of course, Mike Harris provides no supporting links to further validate his story, but if the information is not available online, it would be difficult to "link" to it.
But the Veterans Today story introduces just enough doubt to knock Chris Drake off the fence. Drake, who had patrolled with ready and the Border Guard, seemed to be preparing himself to accept the possibility that J.T. Ready suddenly snapped and wasted four people before killing himself. Now Drake believes that the Veterans Today story is "plausible". And what might make it plausible? I can accept the possibility that ready got into an argument with his girlfriend, snapped, and wasted her. I can also accept the possibility that he may have wasted the two other adults. But I have difficulty accepting the possibility that he may have gunned down a 16-month-old girl. Only genuinely evil people waste kids, and J.T. Ready was not evil. Ready was noisy and unstable at times, but he was NOT evil.
By the way, on May 5th, Chris Drake was interviewed by Peter Goodman on the NewsGuy Talkshoe program, in which he discusses Ready. The interview starts about 35 minutes into the program and lasts for about an hour. It's Episode #47, available HERE. Goodman said he will eventually extract the Drake interview and post it as a standalone MP3 on The Right Perspective.
This is frustrating. At this point, it's looking like we may never know with absolute certainty what really happened.