I never imagined he was the second coming of Rambo. But I didn’t take him for a frickin’ idiot.
Big Bear? Seriously? You went up to Big Bear, set your truck on fire, and it wasn’t a diversion? You didn’t have a clean set of wheels squirreled away? You just announced where you were, then broke into a cabin and waited for them to show up?
That was your fiendish plan?
They don’t make arch-villains like they used to.
Big Bear. 3 roads in and out, no other roads, especially in winter, snow on the ground to make hiking out difficult and easy to track, I think someone had no plan.
Perhaps he had to wrap it up in time to make the Lie To The Country address?
I’m with you on this one. It’s not that I’d be disappointed if this is indeed Dorner; if what we’ve been told thus far is accurate, his targeting of noncombatants destroyed any moral authority he may have otherwise had. But this sort of result would be depressingly easy to use as “proof” that the Thugs-In-Charge still have it all under control, taking down the Big Baddie with just enough fuss to make people appreciate The Job They Do. And that would mean that more people would fail to learn what’s important here.
Who knows, maybe an overhyped Dorner was intentional in another way. Given the observed operational quality of all that “training” the enforcement thugs preen on about all the time, it wouldn’t be that surprising that a simple, bloated self-marketing campaign might produce the sort of PSH we’ve seen over the last week.
Maybe he did just exactly what all his training taught him to do.
Don’t forget, he was an LA cop first…that in itself is not an argument for creative intelligence.
Combined w/the sorry state of elementary education in this country, the number of functional illiterates that are being graduated from HS…it’s clear even if Dorner could read your basic modern detective novel, he couldn’t comprehend it, let alone use it as inspiration for fiendish plans.
Caught between a disappointing madman on the west coast, a fiendishly clever madman on the east coast…I think I shall go crochet.
I’ll keep waiting. Can’t help remembering that they were so sure “JY” had helped him escape to Mexico… right up until they got a call from the Big Bear folks. But having attempted to read that “manifesto”, Dorner is/wasn’t big on logical, rational thought.
But I was really looking forward to seeing those MANPADS in action.
Why am I thinking of the ending to Fahrenheit 451?
Got a voice mail from the library;
the book about “appreciating moss” has arrived.
Far more suspense, intrigue and action.
It was a pity. I was hoping that he’d stay alive long enough to get these guys REALLY wrapped around and axle.