To start this off, understand that the FBI's "HRT" (aka "Hostage Roasting Team") does not operate in a vacuum. By this, I am not talking about an orbital path, I am talking about command climate - the leadership atmosphere that the HRT operates within. All leadership positions provide the opportunity for the leader to shape the mood and temper of his or her workers (for lack of a better term, let's call them that).
A command climate or leadership atmosphere is a fickle thing. It may provide a sustaining wind that allows each to achieve their best, or it may operate more along the lines of that around Henry II
"Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?"
In the case of the 5 LEO who lit up LaVoy Finicum, inquiring minds would ask about this issue. That sworn LEO would lie, waffle and hide their actions is not a confidence builder. Sadly, this is not an isolated case as the Federal Regime continues to autodelegitimize itself. Would a leader create and feed an environment where agents/LEO were encouraged in many small ways to make the mental leap to extrajudicial kill squad? Would the leader be held responsible? How? If they never "gave the green light", but set up an environment where people such as LaVoy Finicum were (and are) marginalized, dehumanized, other-ized and victimized... would you or I as the public ever know it?
There are many parallels in the Henry II / Thomas Beckett story. You are a literate and creative bunch, half the joy is in finding them oneself. I posit that a similar situation may have prevailed in Oregon, as well as across the entirety of Leviathan. These are weighty issues and deserve your consideration. If this is the correct (or close enough) interpretation of the fact pattern at the macro level, We as a people are now in post-Weimar Germany. Watch the words and compare with the actions. Do they match? Is someone pissing on your leg and telling you that it's raining?
Is it conceivable that the "shooters and looters" were deniably encouraged? Is it realistic that the HRT made the mental leap on their own to become a kill squad? Will so-called "leadership" hang them out to dry? Is it a plan to start some deep unrest? In this, given that there is some history in American politics where inconvenient people end up permanently inconvenienced (reference the term "Arkancide") and at ambient temperature, pray for the safety and even handed justice that the HRT deserves, not the cold blooded fate that they delivered unto LaVoy Finicum. America deserves better, but we need better Americans than thinly disguised political assassins with badges on the ramparts.
"Death Squads in Global Perspective: Murder with deniability"