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"Pale Horse" -- identifying himself as a member of the Ohio Militia, and with his face and voice disguised -- argues in the August video that the recent media coverage of the militia movement, including of his own earlier videos, suggests that the government, with the help of the mainstream media, is preparing to target his group. "It seems like they're mounting an attack," he says. "We're all over the news. They're putting us in a bad light. Who have we threatened?"
Later he says: "They're stamping us all over the media. Clearly they have some plan in mind."
Pale Horse also rebuts charges of racism advanced in some of the news coverage. "It has nothing to do with the fact that we have a black president," he insists. "I started my group several years ago when Bush was in office."
And at one point he cites Alex Jones, the conspiracy-minded radio host, as a comrade-in-arms.
Pale Horse closes with this defense: "I myself have never made any threats or claims against anyone," he says. "I'm just a simple militant and I just want to protect my family. What's wrong with that?"
And he adds: "You people need to read between the lines. You're being lied to by the corporate media."
As we've explained, the Hutaree are an explicitly Christian militia group, based predominantly in Michigan, which says its preparing for the arrival of the Anti-Christ. Pale Horse's video, by contrast, never mentions religious motivations.
It's unclear exactly when and how Pale Horse began working with the Hutaree, though in one his earlier YouTube videos, posted last April, he referred to training at a Michigan Militia site.