Good Day World!
It’s good to be back blogging.
I thought the topic of manhunts is timely as authorities continue to search for a cop killer in Southern California - Christopher Dorner.
The hunt for a former Los Angeles police officer and soldier who went on a deadly rampage has caused great concern among Southern California residents. My wife and I were driving West on the 210 Freeway when the search started, and freeways were being closed in the search for him. Luckily we went West (210) and then North on Interstate 5 – the opposite direction of the manhunt – and didn’t get stuck on any freeways. We made it back north to Humboldt County by 11 p.m. that night.
Since then, on Friday, the search narrowed to the Southern California mountain resort town of Big Bear where its been snowing. Dorner fled to the rugged area after killing three people to get back at those he blamed for ending his police career in 2008. Authorities found his burned-out truck in the area and have sent SWAT teams with dogs into the snowy mountains after him. The search has also extended to Mexico and three other states.
For a comprehensive wrap-up and history of this unfolding drama GO HERE to my special report at Learnist.
Here’s a List of the top 10 Manhunts in American History starting with Osama bin Laden was the leader of Al-Qaeda and was identified as the alleged instigator of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States which killed and injured thousands of people, as well as subsequent incidents.
Osama bin Laden, the founder and head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1 am local time by Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU or SEAL Team Six). The operation, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, was carried out in a Central Intelligence Agency-led operation. In addition to DEVGRU, participating units included the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and CIA operatives. The raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, was launched from Afghanistan. After the raid, U.S. forces took bin Laden's body to Afghanistan for identification, then buried it at sea within 24 hours of his death. Wikipedia
Time to walk on down the road…