Asymmetric Warfare and Christopher Dorner

I am guessing that most of you must have heard about the ongoing modern version of ‘Django Unchained‘.. I mean ‘Dorner Unbadged‘. You might have also heard about his 20-21 page manifesto – link to uncensored version. While you can find lots of information about his past (both good and bad), it is hard to deny a few basic things.

a. The guy has eluded thousands of cops with military style gear and vehicles, helicopters and drones.

b. A combination of his manifesto, the abysmal public reputation of the LAPD, their trigger happy cops and their continued inability to find him have become a major public relations disaster for the LAPD.

c. A lot of people are now rooting for the guy over the LAPD. A rapidly increasing percentage of his supporters are not black.

So what is this guy trying to achieve other than what he has already stated in his manifesto? What is his real strategy? Here are my thoughts on those issues.

1. It is very odd that Dorner did not kill more people on the day (or night) he started his crusade. The guy was obviously stalking a lot of his targets for some months, maybe years. When he made the first move, he had the element of total surprise on his side. While this might appear lazy or stupid under normal assumptions of revenge, it makes a lot of sense given the contents of his manifesto. The guy is not going for a simple medium body-count shootout. He is very conscious about his legacy and how the world will see his actions. He wants to be seen and remembered as the hero and he probably will be.

2. You might have seen reports of this guy all over southern California doing everything from burning his vehicle near a ski resort and throwing extra loaded gun magazines in dumpsters. While that might appear stupid and short-sighted, he has probably accumulated and hidden many guns, lots of bullets and significant amounts of survival provisions all over South California- or maybe beyond it. This might sound weird, but I think that Dorner is trying to get the maximum numbers of cops and police departments involved in his manhunt. One of the signature feature of an asymmetric war is the amount of money and resources a weaker foe can get their adversary to commit to the fight.

3. He is trying to get the LAPD into an over-reaction mode, and so far he has succeeded beyond his wildest expectations. The very fact that they have shot up pickup trucks with old hispanic ladies, a thin white surfer dude, arrested more than a few big black guys in pickup trucks and gone on house to house searches in mountain resort towns and used helicopters and drones to try find him tell me that he has got to them. Dorner is trying to enrage them into committing an ever-increasing number of mistakes and acting like the arrogant and dumb people they really are. I have to say that everything that has happened till now has gone according to his plan.

4. I think he is going to keep on ‘stoking the fire’ with enough force to get their attention and keep them on continued high alert but not enough to endanger him, at least immediately. I expect that he will pull of a couple of isolated hits on cops in the next week or two- just to keep them on their feet. It seems that the guy is trying to degrade the ability of the LAPD to function as an effective organisation with some degree of public legitimacy. The people he has killed and will kill in the near future are just a bonus.

He is trying to pull an ‘Iraq’ or ‘Afghanistan’ on the LAPD and so far it appears that he will succeed, even if he does not live to see it.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. February 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Quite an experience to see one guy tie up an entire police force. So much for the people who claim tyranny cannot be fought because the have helicopters, tanks, machines….and in the long run it means nothing.

    Tells you what they really are, doesn’t it?

  2. Trucidator Diabolorum
    February 11, 2013 at 2:20 am

    “He is trying to pull an ‘Iraq’ or ‘Afghanistan’ on the LAPD and so far it appears that he will succeed, even if he does not live to see it.”

    Yeah, and wait until someone tries to pull an Iraq or Afghanistan on homosexually illuminated Masons and that would be an enjoyable sight to watch.

    • February 12, 2013 at 6:33 am

      We know where you live, Trucidator Diabolorum. And we are coming to get you. Your anus will never be the same.

      • Trucidator Diabolorum
        February 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

        I’m leaving to Congo tomorrow. You won’t be able to get me there.

      • Grand Master Architect
        February 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

        We do not take insolence lightly, Trucidator Diabolorum. We have had access to certain things beyond this earthly realm, things that are not of this world, that you simply cannot comprehend. We are able to influence and control you and your fate in ways you cannot even fathom.

        For all practical purposes almost no one is concerned with the big news. They have other things, more urgent matters inscribed within their skulls, and all kinds of business to carry out. Their heads are just too heavy with so many plans and schemes, thousands of tasks that will not allow them to focus on anything that is so strange, anything that is so uncertain. They have no time to confront some ultimate revelation. They have no desire to find out such an incredibly big news. Such a thing would take everything they know and arrange it in another way altogether, telling a story so different from the one that is already familiar to them.

        Yet the big news is always there. Like a tiny voice on a radio it chatters away through heavy static in a darkened room where people are trying to sleep, filling their heads with plans and schemes, inscribing thousands of tasks and urgent matters inside of their skulls, all kinds of business to carry out, fools errands, odd jobs, atrocities both great and small, all of which when taken together arrange things in a different way that compose a secret story that no one cares to make their concern.

        And so few will ever seek to discover, and none of them will ever be able to tell, that all of you –you yourself Trucidator Diabolorum– are shined upon by the Dark Light with which the big news is forever being written.

  3. February 11, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Man, this Dorner seems like a tense guy. He should practice some Tai-Chi, go to yoga classes, get a girlfriend from yoga class, make sweet love to her, come on her face, dot the i’s, cross the t’s, let out his inner child, smoke a joint with Stonerwithaboner, come approach some chicks with me in whole foods, that sort of thing. This killing people thing just makes you so …………. so………………… you know ………….. advocatus Diaboli.

  4. Wilson
    February 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

    The police response does reveal them to be a bunch of clowns. And the resources they put into looking for him compared to what they put into hunting the dozens of active serial killers really demonstrates their priorities. Of course we’ll still hear about how we should all be eager to pay more in taxes to support more of these overpaid punks.

  5. P Ray
    February 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    It’s difficult to stop a man with nothing to lose.
    Maybe they should have listened to him earlier.
    But then, when the corrupt have the run of the land, they deserve some hardship for their ill-earned success.

  6. G. Bush
    February 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Looks like he got surrounded and burned out. Had a short run.

  7. hans
    February 13, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Talk about “stoking the fire”, so they burnt the bastard like a spare rib.

    What motherfuckers do you people actually allow for poLice??

    I´ll be over here laughing my ass of when you finally get the experience of your own troops bringing back some democracy to the “Heimatland”.

  8. February 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    What do you make of recent events covering this? The police claiming he died in a burning cabin?

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