all indications are that christopher dorner has been killed in a final gun battle with san bernadino county deputy sheriffs near big bear lake, california. he killed a deputy sheriff in the fight, and wounded another, before being burned out by a "smoke" bomb tossed/thrown/fired into the cabin in which he had taken refuge: apparently the smoke bomb had incendiary qualities. whether this "quality" in the smoke bomb was known or unknown, appreciated or unappreciated, to authorities is not known. (i suspect that they knew its properties, don't you?)
charred remains were found in the cabin. it will take some time to identify them. it is probably safe to assume that they are dorner's.
his demise occurred just after he was seen driving a vehicle on public roads near the lake. one can only speculate why he engaged in behavior quite likely to have resulted in being seen. perhaps he has left a message explaining his action, but one can only speculate that he wanted t/his rampage to end, just as it did.
from our perspective, it is only to learn.
his rampage killed police seemingly with impunity while he took the offensive. he hid from the authorities for days, eluding detection by federal government drones (you know anyone else who operates them), and search by several hundreds of police officers. he did so, apparently quite easily.
he was "found," only while engaging in a public behavior that suggests he wanted to be noticed, to face his denouement.
i can only conclude that he could have avoided capture or detection for a much longer period, and could have taken the offensive and attacked again, had that been his "agenda." it would seem that personal motives, and not political motives or ideals drove his behavior, and, that for personal reasons, and personal reasons alone, he chose to end his rampage in this manner. a hard core political operative would have behaved far differently.
this is a sobering event. and, it is especially sobering to the police, and to federal agents.
christopher dorner did all of this, all by himself.
he is dead.
and, he leaves behind him, multiple dead and wounded. this is not a good thing for the authorities, who must now realize quite clearly, that in any uprising against the government or against law enforcement or against politicians and their ilk and supporters, ... , that there are many more of us, then there are of them.
christopher dorner, the leftist, has demonstrated that the odds all lie in our favor. he has demonstrated, if you will, that they will run out of them, before we run out of us.
john jay @ 02.13.2013