JOHN DOE #2 IDENTIFIED: BUT CAN WE GET THE FBI TO ARREST HIM?
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JOHN DOE #2 IDENTIFIED; BUT CAN WE GET THE FBI TO ARREST HIM?
27 June 1996
NOTE: 1ACR has been assisting Glenn & Kathy Wilburn with their private investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing and the search for ALL of the killers of their two grandchildren and 166 other Americans. The analysis below is my own, and it should be made clear that I do not presume to speak for the Wilburns. The Wilburns are two very courageous Americans who have suffered much in their search for the truth. Other Oklahoma City victims have criticized the Wilburns for seeking to get McVeigh off the hook. Nothing could be further from the truth. None of the information that they or their many volunteer helpers have discovered (of which I am but one) exculpates Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh was the truck driver, and a key player in the plot. What we are after is the rest of the bombers and the murdering bastards that sent them and sheltered them after the fact.
MEET JOHN DOE #2: MICHAEL BRESCIA
Michael Brescia (Xerox of photo available upon request) is the son of Mr. & Mrs. William M. Brescia, 859 Manatawna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19128. Neither Mr. Brescia (a Philadelphia-area fire fighter) nor his wife will comment on their son or his movements. A graduate of LaSalle High School (215 233-2911), Brescia attended LaSalle University (215 951-1000) without graduating, although sources say he made inquiries about attending this fall.
While a high school student he reportedly was into survivalism, but in time he grew into the white supremacist movement. Sources familiar with his university career say he was the subject of a fraternity disciplinary hearing when he reportedly attempted to recruit his fellow frat brothers into a "white supremacist cell." Brescia left the university and Philadelphia shortly thereafter for a stay at that most bucolic of racist antisemite retreats: the Elohim City "Christian Identity" compound in Oklahoma.
(The uninitiated often struggle with the differences between the Christian Identity movement and the paganist neo-Nazis such as the Aryan Nations, as they share a virulent racism and antisemitism and have been known to cooperate on paramilitary ventures. The principle difference between the two is that unlike the neo-Nazis (who worship Odin, Thor and miscellaneous Norse biker-gods but have no limiting illusions about morality or charity), Christian Identity folks think racism and antisemitism is OK because God and Jesus told 'em so.)
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Michael Brescia was introduced to Elohim City by Mark Thomas, Aryan Nations' big shot in the eastern Pennsylvania area. Some of Mark's other buddies included the recently captured Midwest bank robbers who also hailed from eastern PA (more about them in an upcoming article).
Elohim City, a 400-acre compound of about 20 buildings located 35 miles northwest of Fort Smith, AR,(near Sallisaw, OK) was founded in 1973 by Robert Millar, age 70. Elohim City has about a hundred residents these days including all four of Millar's sons and 25 of his 34 grandchildren.
"Things are different here. Elohim City operates on its own calendar and clock. Each year begins with the spring equinox and each day begins at noon. Millar said the concept is found in the Bible in Genesis and Deuteronomy. Residents adhere to a religious doctrine called Christian Identity, which contends that white Anglo-Saxons, not Jews, are God's chosen people, and that America, not Israel, is the Promised Land. According to Christian Identity, Jews are Satan's children, and non-whites are believed to be 'pre-Adamic,' a lower form of species than white people. Those who monitor right-wing extremist groups say Millar is probably the most influential Christian Identity leader in the Great Plains." ( From "We Are Not Dangerous, Leader of Separatists Says" by Judy Thomas, The Kansas City Star, Sunday, March 17, 1996.)
Elohim City attracts an eclectic bunch. Ray Lampley, who differed with Millar on the finer points of theology (Lampley styled himself as "Prophet of Yahweh") but not the racism or antisemitism of Christian Identity---intended to practice bomb detonation at Elohim City the day he was busted for (and subsequently convicted of) planning to carry out the terror bombing of five targets including the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, AL. Millar said he knew Lampley but had no knowledge of the plot.
Richard W. Snell, white supremacist and copkiller resides there, too. Unfortunately for him he doesn't get around much anymore since he was executed by the state of Arkansas for the 1983 murder of a pawnbroker he mistakenly thought was Jewish. (Hey, nobody ever said antisemites were all that bright.) He was executed on April 19, 1995, the same day as the OKC bombing with Millar in attendance as his chaplain and execution witness. Millar brought his body back and buried it on the compound.
Former leader of the Covenant, Sword and Arm of the Lord (and federal snitch) James Ellison currently resides at Elohim City. "Ellison, 55, was convicted on racketeering and weapons charges brought against him and other Covenant members after a four-day standoff that began April 19, 1985, at the group's camp near the Missouri-Arkansas border. His 20-year sentence was reduced after he agreed to testify against some comrades in a trial in Fort Smith Arkansas, in 1988. Ellison was released in February, 1991 after nearly six years in prison. He moved to Florida but was sent back to prison in 1993 for violating parole. He was released again in June, 1994 and returned to Florida before moving to Elohim City, where he married the granddaughter of its leader, Robert Millar. Dressed in faded jeans, a T-shirt and a camouflage cap, Ellison talked candidly about his violent past. He said he had no regrets. 'How can you regret something you felt like God told you to do?'" ( Judy Thomas, ibid.)
Other routine "guests" at Elohim City were Andreas Carl Strassmeir (aka "Andy the German, aka John Doe #3) and Dennis Mahon, Aryan Nations organizer. (More about these two in Part Two.)
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