Wait until you read of the swirls of syncs and conspiracies linked to a story that is breaking this weekend from Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
On Friday, October 5, 2012, police charged an Illinois man named Gregory Arthur Weiler II, after they discovered bomb-making materials and notes about destroying 48 churches in the Miami, Oklahoma, area, according to media accounts:
Miami police found detailed maps and torn-up pieces of paper in Weiler's motel room, according to an arrest affidavit filed in Ottawa County District Court.
The pieces of paper, when reassembled, were handwritten notes detailing a recipe for making Molotov cocktails and a list of 48 churches, the affidavit states.
The notes also included a hand-drawn map of the churches with a key detailing how many nights the congregations meet and how many people attend.
If you ever plan to motor westTravel my way, take the highway that's the bestA-get your kicks on Route sixty-sixIt winds from Chicago to LAMore than two thousand miles all the wayGet your kicks on Route sixty-six~ Bob Troup
A journal found in Weiler’s motel room contained this entry:
Self Promote for the next 4 years while beginning list of goals written out in Oklahoma having to do with destroying and removing church buildings from U.S. a tiny bit at a time — setting foundation for the years to follow.Literally mirroring the motel name, this man's legacy appears to be a disturbed one.
According to the Chicago Tribune,
Both his mother and father had committed suicide before he was 16, and Weiler had also tried to kill himself in 8th grade. He had been hospitalized for mental illness at least six times. In between, he had become addicted to heroin and alcohol.Why did both parents die by suicide about seven years ago? What is their story? What "religious group"? Where in Missouri? Oklahoma? Missouri? Illinois? Why all the different locales? Due to his mental illness? It probably, of course, is just a coincidence that his last name is Weiler, which means "village" or "small hamlet." This man's journey has been one of several small towns, and apparently personal hells.
When Weiler, 23, left several years ago to join a religious group in Missouri, his family knew they’d eventually hear that “Greg” had again gotten into trouble.
Where in Illinois was Weiler from?
Most of the mass media articles say merely "Illinois." A few tell a bit more.
The Chicago Tribue noted, "Weiler checked into the [Oklahoma] motel on Sept. 20 using an Illinois driver’s license with an address in Washington, Ill., just east of Peoria."
Washington, Illinois, has an intriguing history. It was the location of a German POW subcamp beginning in 1943, during World War II, when a group of 50 prisons were moved from Camp Ellis in Fulton County, Illinois to Washington. The Germans were used in a canning factory (making K-ratios), a hospital, and even in local farms for the pumpkin harvest.
Some media, including a local Illinois newspaper the Daily Herald, point out that Weiler was "a former Elk Grove Village man." Elk Grove Village is 145 miles away from Washington, Illinois. We are not talking about neighboring towns.
Clint W. Murchison Sr. was married twice—first to Anne Morris (b. 1898, d. 1926). They had three children: John Murchison (b. 9-21-1921, d. 6-14-1979 ), Clint Murchison, Jr. (b. 9-12-1923, d. 3-30-1987), and Burk Yarbrough Murchison (b. 1-25-1925, d.1936). Murchison married again in 1943 to Virginia Long. They had no children.
In the late 1940s, Murchison and another Texas oil mogul, Sid Richardson, met FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover. It was the start of a long friendship. In 1952 the two worked together to mount a smear campaign against Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson. Hoover and his close friend and companion, Clyde Tolson, also invested heavily in Murchison's oil business.
November 21, 1963
Murchison was friends with Madeleine Duncan Brown, an advertising agent who would later claim to have had an extended love affair and a son with President Lyndon B[aines] Johnson.
In an appearance on the television program A Current Affair, Brown asserted that on November 21, 1963 — the night before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — she attended a social gathering at Murchison's home in Dallas that she described as "one of the most significant gatherings in American history." The gathering included guest of honor J. Edgar Hoover, Clyde Tolson, oil magnate H. L. Hunt, John J. McCloy, Richard Nixon, George R. Brown, Robert L. Thornton, and others from the Suite 8F Group, a network of right-wing businessmen. At the end the evening, the sitting Vice President of the United States Lyndon [Baines] Johnson also arrived. Sources 1, 2, 3.
Tension filled the room upon [Johnson's] arrival. The group immediately went behind closed doors. A short time later Lyndon, anxious and red-faced, reappeared. I knew how secretly Lyndon operated. Therefore I said nothing ... not even that I was happy to see him. Squeezing my hand so hard, it felt crushed from the pressure, he spoke with a grating whisper, a quiet growl, into my ear, not a love message, but one I'll always remember: "After tomorrow those goddamn Kennedys will never embarrass me again — that's no threat — that's a promise." Sources 1, 2, 3.
From an arrest for planning to bomb almost 50 churches in Oklahoma in 2012, back to the 1963 Kennedy assassination in Texas, and General Francisco Franco in 1952. Syncs are fascinating, and, yes, sometimes unbelievable. But they were there, like a map of dots connected to this young 23-year-old.
Maybe everything is connected, but sometimes it gets messy. And does look like the inside of Arkham Asylum.
Huffington Post added the following details about the church that Weiler with which he associated in recent months:
A pastor at a homeless shelter operated by a church in suburban Kansas City, Mo., said Weiler lived there for about six months within the past year.+++++++++
Doug Perry said Weiler showed no violent tendencies and was active in the group's food pantry and various ministries, but he was clearly troubled. Among other things, he blamed himself for his parents' deaths, Perry said.
"I knew he was in a bad place," the minister said. He said he last saw Weiler about three months ago, when he left to take a roofing job in Houston.
"We really, really tried hard to love Greg and put up with his sort of sullen detachment," said Perry, pastor of The Church of Liberty in Liberty, Mo. "We poured a whole lot of love, a whole lot of time, a whole lot of prayer into trying to help him. I grieve because I really do love the kid."
Perry's church opposes denominational divisions and advocates for one Christian church in each community.
"We're supposed to be ONE Body and we're supposed to be about JESUS," its website says. "We're not supposed to split off and let theologies and philosophies of Man and personal grudges divide us into little pieces."
Perry said his beliefs are based on Christian teachings and his church does not advocate physical violence or the destruction of buildings. He said it would not support any plan Weiler had to harm churches.
"We've never advocated any kind of violence at all," he said. "This has nothing to do with physical violence."
For more about this case, the Red Dirt Report will be following any new developments in the coming days. However, it seems to be a story that is disappearing a bit too quickly. Humm.