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    (and I deleted my comment that I was about to post inferring that he probably had bled out), MSNBC reported that BPD police scanners still report movement in the boat on the thermal imaging.  He's a resilient little fucker.

    But there's no way that he's leaving that boat under his own power - odds are, it'll be in a body bag, given the way that his brother already planned for this eventuality with bombs strapped for his body.  Very, very, very difficult to safely capture that kind of person, especially since both brothers have proved to be comparatively sophisticated, compared to underwear bombers who can't figure out how to light the family jewels on fire.  Crude or otherwise, these bombs do explode.

    Even if he suddenly announced that he was surrendering, that would have to be very delicately handled, particularly if he's also rigged with an IED.  How do the police adequately assure themselves that he won't try to remove that IED not to surrender but instead to throw it at the police in hopes of getting one last murder in?  Sort of reminds me of Bin Laden's capture, when reports after the fact indicated that, when the President and Special Forces tried to determine a safe way to capture Bin Laden alive, they concluded that the only way they could even consider accepting a live surrender was if he happened to be stark naked upon their arrival, to quickly ascertain that he wasn't rigged with explosives.

    "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

    by auron renouille on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:18:56 PM PDT

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    •  so crawl out bare nekkid, hands up (0+ / 0-)
    •  I'm hoping they're waiting for him to pass out (0+ / 0-)

      And then get an IV into him. Maybe a little something to ensure he stays asleep.

      He's definitely losing a lot of blood right now. The timing between passing out and unrecoverable shock and organ failure can be awfully short.

      "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

      by GrumpyOldGeek on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:36:10 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, that's my understanding as well; at that (0+ / 0-)

        point, he may already be on death's door.

        Very, very difficult situation :(.

        "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

        by auron renouille on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:40:40 PM PDT

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