by Peter Pezonus for CPW News Service
The Fox News reporter who claims that 911 was a drug deal gone bad and who goes by the name "Flapping Jowls" reported that Bartlesville, Oklahoma is a Bandido stronghold and the Bandidos and Mongols share a hatred of the Hell's Angels. "That's clearly why Ablett bolted there after killing Papa G, but ironically, Bartlesville is also home of the Conocophillips Petroleum Company on whose board is Bush family strongman, Richard Armitage, and whose VP was the brother of former Texas Congressman, Tom DeLay. "The murder of Chris Kyle may be the same drug deal gone bad," said Flapping Jowls who noted that all of the bikers in this case could be pawns in a sick game controlled by even "bigger bad asses who keep all the little pawns on a short string at the street level drug spiggot."
On March 8, 2008 Phillip Stannard of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote after Christopher Ablett turned himself in to the Bartlesville Sheriff Tom Holland. "Why Ablett would be in Oklahoma - nearly 1,800 miles from San Francisco - is unknown, Holland said. Bartlesville is a kind of island, a relatively large town 40 miles north of Tulsa that is surrounded by tiny agricultural communities. Most of the people in town work for ConocoPhillips, which bought out Phillips Petroleum Co. and its Bartlesville headquarters years ago. Holland said his detectives believe there are a couple of former Mongols or sympathizers living around Bartlesville, perhaps giving Ablett a local connection. But Ablett could just as easily have friends or family in the area, the chief said - or simply have been passing through."
In fact, Oklahoma had a longstanding relationship with the Bandidos. In the 1970's Connecticut native Edward Winterhalder, a U.S. Army alum, moved to Oklahoma to begin the first chapter of Bandidos. In the 1990's in Canada, the Hells Angels declared war on all other motorcycle gangs in Canada. Soon over 160 bikers were dead. Winterhalder who has written extensively about the battles, was responsible for assimilating the strongest Canadian opponent of the Hell's Angels into the Oklahoma and Texas based Bandidos.