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Only In California: Cop Turned Critic Sparks Manhunt

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He is treating his attempt to escape as a war-game steeped in the aphabet soup lexicon of covert ops, telling his former colleagues:   " I know your TTP's, (techniques, tactics, and procedures). Any threat assessments you generate will be useless. This is simple, I know your TTP's and PPR's. I will mitigate any of your attempts at preservation. ORM is my friend. I will mitigate all risks, threats and hazards. I assure you that Incident Command Posts will be target rich environments. KMA-367 license plate frames are great target indicators and make target selection even easier.

I will conduct DA operations to destroy, exploit and seize designated targets. If unsuccessful or unable to meet objectives in these initial small-scale offensive actions, I will reassess my BDA and re-attack until objectives are met. I have nothing to lose. My personal casualty means nothing. Just alike AAF's, ACM's, and AIF's, you cannot prevail against an enemy combatant who has no fear of death. An enemy who embraces death is a lose, lose situation for their enemy combatants."

Mike Ruppert, a former LAPD cop, often accused of being a conspiracy nut is not buying the official story. He writes:

"Chris Dorner could possibly break down all of law enforcement in SoCal and also foment internal revolts inside law enforcement.

He is a supremely-skilled warrior and living proof of the psychosis that comes from training warriors, telling them they are honorable, and then tasking them to kill women and non-combatants exactly as he is now doing here at home. He apparently has a little more control of his ROE than US personnel have used in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I am still digesting. I have read most of his so-called "manifesto" which is posted here. It is not a manifesto. It is an indictment. It makes complete sense to me. I believe all of his allegations and I suspect that Shamar Thomas and Captain Ray Lewis do too. While not condoning, but absolutely understanding his reasoning, I think he is being taken with the utmost seriousness because he can do real damage to institutions and "the s...ystem" as a whole.

I can say several things with certainty.

He is scaring the sh*t out of people in Washington, DC, at the FBI, at the DoJ, at the Pentagon and at CIA. This is a warrior capable of wreaking havoc. He's already provoked a mistaken-identity shooting of innocents in Torrance."

(CLG reports "A lawyer says two women delivering newspapers had no warning before they were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police officers searching for triple murder suspect Christopher Dorner. Investigators say 47-year-old Maggie Carranza and her 71-year-old mother Emma Hernandez were in a Toyota Tundra pickup truck similar to Dorner's vehicle. They were delivering newspapers in Torrance when LAPD officers guarding a target named in Dorner's manifesto peppered the pickup with bullets, wounding the women, before dawn on Thursday.")

Adds Ruppert, "At this moment I am absolutely certain that covert CIA/JSOC hit teams are being deployed all over Southern California. Their urgent orders would be to "kill on sight". The last thing anyone wants now is for him to come in alive and testify. 

That may be, but there is no evidence yet for this hyperbolic and sensational claim. Yet!

He does make more sense in his conclusion: "I just hope he understands that he can do far more damage alive than dead."

Dorner is disturbed, for sure, but has also, no doubt, had lots of disturbing experiences. I can't comment on his mental condition but there is a lot that is maddening and mad in that culture. He's not the first cop to go off the reservation. Some kill their families before killing themselves.

The plot is thickening. What makes it fascinating too is that Dorner is no ideological lefty--he says he likes Bush Sr. He references his detailed experiences in the police culture. They sound very believable, but this is a culture that is barely covered and where dissidents rarely enjoy any sympathy. 

Let's hope that this man will survive but, given the forces ranged against him, and given the "shoot first, ask questions later' MO that characterizes police reactions in the increasingly common violent incidents like this, that may be asking a lot.

My suggestion to him is to do what another alleged "cop killer" did in New York in the 1950's. His name was Jerry Rosenberg, a.k.a "Jerry The Jew," who became well known later during the Attica rebellion.

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