Las Vegas Shooter Conspiracies CONFIRMED By FBI Release?!


The Conspiracy Theories surrounding Stephen Paddock’s connection to the Mandalay Bay/La Vegas massacre are legion. One Conspiracy Theory about being an arms dealer had been relegated to the realm of bizarre. BUT, some released FBI data has refueled the arms dealer theory.

 

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Las Vegas Shooter Conspiracies CONFIRMED By FBI Release?!

 

By Andrew West

January 15, 2018

Constitution.com

 

From the moment that the news broke on that fateful October night, the Las Vegas shooting incident has been spawning a never-ending nest of new questions.

 

According to police, shooter Stephen Paddock was a retired, multimillionaire real estate investor and avid gambler.  His high roller status had Paddock on a first name basis in many of Sin City’s more luxurious locales, including the Mandalay Bay, where the soon-to-be murderer was set up in a lavish 32nd floor suite overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and a country music festival taking place across the street.

 

Then, again according to the partial narrative released by authorities, Paddock turned this glamorous hotel room into an elaborate sniper’s nest from which he would unleash countless rounds into the country music fans below.  When it was all said and done, 58 concert goers had lost their lives, Paddock was dead, and police were stumped.  Paddock left behind no note, no manifesto, and no clue as to what his motivation in the killing may have been.

 

The investigation that followed was largely off the radar, as police and federal agents shielded their work from the public eye.

 

Given the enormous brutality of the attack itself, and the silent treatment that the police were giving the media, the internet soon got to work constructing a number of bizarre conspiracy theories around the incident.  The most prevalent of these theories revolved around Paddock being an illegal arms dealer who was summoned to the luxury suite to await a high level deal for the cache of weapons he had with him.  In this story, we are led to believe that the “buyers” Paddock was dealing with were actually terrorists of some fashion, who then killed Paddock, unleashed Hell on Las Vegas, and magically escaped.

 

While this far fetched nonsense has laid dormant in the darker corner of the internet for weeks, a strange revelation in a newly released FBI document seems to indicated that Paddock may in fact have been an illegal arms dealer.

 

“One affidavit includes email exchanges between centralpark1@live.com, a Microsoft account that FBI authorities believe belonged to Paddock, and centralpark4804@gmail.com. (It is unclear if the FBI knows who is responsible for the latter account.) The messages were sent on July 6, 2017.

 

“The affidavit reads:

 

“‘…[centralpark1@live.com] sent an email to centralpark4804@gmail.com which read, “try an ar before u buy. we have huge selection. located in the las vegas area,” Later the day, an email was received back from centralpark4804@gmail.com to [centralpark1@live.com] that read, “we have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try.” And lastly, [centralpark1@live.com sent an email to centralpark4804@gmail.com that read, “for a thrill try out bumpfire ar’s with a 100 round magazine.” Investigators believe these communications may have been related to the eventual attack that occurred at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.’

 

“The exchanges took place nearly three months before the onslaught. And CNN reports that ‘investigators at the time of the filing had been unable to determine if Paddock was sending emails between two accounts both belonging to himself, or was communicating with someone else.’”

 

The odd email addresses with “centralpark” included could be a clever ruse that Paddock was employing, or underground codes of the illegal arms trade.

 

The remaining bits of the story concocted by internet sleuths has yet to be corroborated in the slightest, leading many to believe that their guess regarding Paddock’s arms-dealing side job was just a lucky stab out of thin air.  Until we hear the final word from the FBI, however, few will be satisfied with the answers provided.

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Official story of Las Vegas shooting unravels…


Pertaining to the JFK assignation: due to decades of giving the murder investigation a classified status, Conspiracy Theories abounded from the nutty to the plausible as to who pulled the strings in the successful plot. Many, myself included, question that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone let alone a singular gun shooter.

 

Could the same air of secrecy be covering the Vegas Massacre from the Mandalay Bay Hotel?

 

Again, the lack of information about the Vegas Massacre has spawned a slew of Conspiracy Theories from the downright idiotic-ridiculous to the plausible. One of the most idiotic was the shooting was a false flag hoax and nobody died. HELLO! Public records disprove anything even close to a hoax.

 

AND YET – Still no credible motive has been made public by the investigators to one of the worst massacres credited to a single person on American soil.

 

James Ledbetter writing at The News Guru, has come up with some plausible speculation that only time and some public revelations will tell.

 

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Official story of Las Vegas shooting unravels; physical impossibility of lone gunman senior citizen makes narrative ludicrous

 

By James Ledbetter

November 27, 2017

The News Guru

 

It’s all hogwash. The “official” narrative of how things went down in the Las Vegas massacre is so full of holes that it begs the question of just how deep the truth about this attack really goes.

 

What we know for sure is that, yes, 59 people were killed (so far) and hundreds were wounded. This wasn’t a “hoax” shooting — people actually were shot, wounded and killed (and our prayers go out to all their families for this horrific tragedy).

 

Yet the official narrative that claims Stephen Paddock — a retired, 64-year-old accountant with absolutely no firearms training, no gun experience and no physical stamina — was somehow able to expertly wield a highly complex (and physically demanding) weapon system for 10 sustained minutes is total nonsense.

 

Clarification added 10/4/2017: My contention in this story is that Stephen Paddock couldn’t have pulled this off all by himself. That does not mean he wasn’t involved in the shooting. He could have fired weapons himself, alongside others who were also firing weapons from either his hotel room or from different locations.

 

This story does not exclude his involvement in the shooting. Some people are misinterpreting this story as claiming that Paddock never fired a shot. That isn’t at all what this story states.

 

Even highly trained Navy Seals would have a difficult time running a full auto weapon for 10 minutes straight. Such weapon systems are brutal on the operator. They require tremendous strength, stamina and expert troubleshooting to keep running. Full-auto weapons overheat and jam.

 

They demand incredible strength to keep aimed on target. They require expert reloading and weapons clearing in the case of jams, and the hotel room would have been so full of smoke and powder residue that it would be almost impossible to keep breathing from that enclosed space.

 

Far from what the firearms-illiterate media claims, these are not systems that any Joe off the street can just pick up and use to effortlessly mow down 500 people. Running these systems requires extensive training, experience and stamina. It is physically impossible for a guy like Stephen Paddock to operate such a system in the sustained, effective manner that we witnessed, especially when shooting from an elevated position which throws off all the ranging of the weapon system.

 

Far from being a Navy Seal, Stephen Paddock is a retired accountant senior citizen with a gambling problem and a flabby physique.

 

The only way he could have carried out this shooting is if he were transformed into a human superweapon through a magic wand. I’m calling this “Mission IMPOSSIBLE” because of the physical impossibility of a retired, untrained senior citizen pulling this off.

 

Here are 11 reasons why the official narrative is complete B.S.

 

#1: As many as 10 rifles were found in his hotel room… but only one shooter?

 

The NY Daily News is now reporting that Stephen Paddock “brought at least 10 weapons into a Las Vegas hotel room.”

 

Why would a single shooter need 10 rifles? Managing just one full auto weapon system is so difficult that it’s probably beyond the physical capabilities of a 64-year-old retired accountant, which is what Paddock was.

 

The fact that 10 rifles were found in his hotel room says three very important things:

 

  • The rifles were staged for more than one shooter.

 

  • The operation was extremely well funded.

 

  • The attack took a tremendous amount of time to set up, because you don’t just walk 10 rifles up to your hotel room in a single trip.

 

#2: As with many orchestrated shootings, the scapegoat was murdered before he could talk

 

According to numerous media reports, Paddock was found dead in his hotel room, shot to death. The official narrative claims that he shot himself before the police breached the room, but that is an assumption, not an established fact. There is no evidence whatsoever that Paddock shot himself. It is simply assumed that he did so. I would ask to see the ballistics evidence of the shot that killed him.

 

Isn’t it all convenient? There’s no one left to question, and they don’t even have to drug the guy into oblivion like they did the Aurora, Colorado shooter named James Holmes. Eliminating the scapegoat is the oldest trick in the book, as we were all reminded with the shooting of JFK.

 

#3: Why are there no muzzle flashes visible from the 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay windows in any of the videos that captured the shooting?

 

If you look at the shooting videos that have been posted online, none of them show any muzzle flashes from the room on the 32nd floor that we’ve been told is the source of the shooting. How can that be? The following video captures the sound of the automatic weapons fire — and even appears to capture at least TWO weapons firing simultaneously — yet shows no muzzle flashes from the 32nd floor windows of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

 

In fact, the video below shows what might be muzzle flashes from a completely different location closer to the 5th floor. This same video also appears to show someone resembling Stephen Paddock attending an anti-Trump rally, wearing a so-called “pu##y hat” that was very popular among anti-Trumpsters. One working theory is that Paddock is an anti-Trump Leftist who specifically chose a Country Western event in order to murder as many conservatives as possible.

 

#4 Why does the gunfire in multiple online videos clearly sound like automatic weapons fire from MULTIPLE weapons?

 

I challenge anyone to listen to the gunfire in these online videos and conclude it’s only from a single weapon. The very idea is totally absurd. You can clearly hear at least two automatic weapons systems firing over each other.

 

Listen to the automatic weapons fire at about the 2:00 mark in the video below. It’s clearly coming from multiple weapons:

 

VIDEO: *RAW* Footage of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

 

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Published on Oct 2, 2017

 

Las Vegas shooting raw footage. Apparently, the shooter was shooting from The Mandalay Bay Resort. RIP]

 

#5: ISIS has openly claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that Paddock “converted to Islam” months earlier

 

As reported on Shootings.news, ISIS has already claimed responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting:

 

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a shooting that killed at least 50 people and wounded over 400 in Las Vegas early on Monday, and said the attacker had converted to Islam a few months ago.

 

ISIS has a long track record of only claiming responsibility for events they inspired or planned. It would not be in the interests of ISIS to falsely claim credit for an attack they did not help carry out, as that would discredit their own supporters and funding sources.

 

#6: Stephen Paddock had no familiarity with automatic weapons and no military training; was not a “gun guy”

 

From Yahoo News:

 

Saying his family was in shock, Paddock’s brother told US media he could not understand what motivated his elder brother.

 

“Where the hell did he get automatic weapons? He has no military background or anything like that,” Eric Paddock told CBS News.

 

“He’s a guy who lived in a house in Mesquite, drove down and gambled in Las Vegas. He did stuff. Eat burritos.”

 

And from NY Daily News:

 

Eric said his brother was typically no fan of such weaponry. “Not an avid gun guy at all,” Eric Paddock told CBS News outside his home in Waterford Lakes, Fla.

 

#7: How does a 64-year-old accountant with no military training possess the strength and stamina to fire a fully automatic weapon for nearly 10 minutes?

 

People who aren’t familiar with firearms have no idea how difficult it is to conduct sustained fire with an automatic weapon. It requires tremendous strength, endurance and training — something that Stephen Paddock had none of. Military special forces operatives train for years to be able to manage such weapons and handle all the problems they pose (barrel overheating, ammo jams, double feeds, recoil management, etc.). The idea that some senior citizen accountant can just pick up a machine gun and lay down thousands of rounds of effective fire in a sustained, 10-minute assault even though he had no experience with such weapons is completely ludicrous.

 

It actually looks like someone else staged all the guns in the room, perhaps with Paddock’s willingness, then shot and killed Paddock to make him the scapegoat.

 

Numerous media reports confirm that Paddock had no familiarity with guns and certainly didn’t have any experience with automatic weapons. Via the UK Daily Mail:

 

Despite being found amid an arsenal of weapons, Eric said that his brother had never been ‘an avid gun guy at all’, adding that he was at a loss as to where Stephen got his arsenal of automatic weapons from.

 

#8: Stephen Paddock was gambling away huge amounts of cash… where did he get all that money?

 

According to NBC News, Paddock was engaged in high-stakes gambling to the tune of as much as $30,000 per day:

 

On several occasions, Stephen Paddock gambled more than $10,000 per day — and in some cases more than than $20,000 and $30,000 a day — at Las Vegas casinos, according to an NBC News source who read the suspect’s Multiple Currency Transaction Reports (CTR) and a casino gaming executive.

 

Was he paid to be part of an operation that would then be blamed on him by making him the scapegoat? Some media reports state that Paddock was a wealthy real estate investor. If that’s true, why would he blow all that wealth on gambling?

 

#9: Stephen Paddock has no criminal history, no record and no apparent beef with anybody

 

Further supporting the notion that Stephen Paddock was a scapegoat for all this,

 

Via NY Daily News:

 

…Paddock had no federal, state or local history with law enforcement before his Sunday night rampage that left 58 dead and more than 500 injured. “We had no knowledge of this individual,” said Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. “We checked all the databases

 

From the UK Daily Mail, we learn that Paddock had no affiliation with any particular activist group, political group or religious group as far as anyone knows:

 

…He added that his brother had ‘no political affiliation, no religious affiliation, as far as we know.

 

#10: The attack required meticulous planning, funding and training… it wasn’t some lone senior citizen who just “snapped

 

What’s clear from this attack is that it was planned, funded and coordinated. This was not some spontaneous “lone wolf” scenario; it involved multiple weapons being fired simultaneously, long-term planning, staging and financial logistics.

 

The official narrative that claims this retired accountant just “snapped” and somehow picked up an automatic rifle and expertly laid down highly effective fields of automatic weapons fire for 10 minutes without pause is so insanely stupid as to be laughable.

 

Only a highly-trained weapons expert with tremendous physical strength, stamina and training could have pulled this off. And that’s clearly not Stephen Paddock.

 

#11: How was the FBI able to almost immediately declare Paddock had no ties to ISIS — barely 12 hours after the shooting — when the same agency has spent over a year investigating President Trump with zero evidence linking him to Russia, all while refusing to declare Trump has no ties to Russia?

 

Finally, don’t you find it amazing how the FBI was able to clear any ISIS connection in less than 12 hours after the shooting? This is the same FBI, remember, that has spent over a year desperately trying to find a Russia conspiracy link to President Trump, yet has been unable to do with any legitimate evidence whatsoever. Yet more than year into their investigation, they refuse to clear President Trump of Russia collusion.

 

Isn’t that interesting? Somehow, the FBI is so amazingly effective and efficient that they can conclude a massive investigation of Stephen Paddock in a mere 12 hours, yet they never quite seem to complete their investigation of President Trump.

 

Keep asking questions, everyone. And stay informed on all this at Shootings.news.

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Contrary to FBI Hooey, Steven Paddock Fits the Profile of a Convert


Noted Counterjihad activist Pamela Geller is not dismissing the Muslim convert motive behind Stephen Paddock’s mass murder terrorism. Geller is noted and yet also controversial. The American Left enjoys lying about Counterjihadists by calling them racists rather than people that expose the dark side of Islam. Geller on the other hand tips the Leftist hate scale off the meter.

 

In full disclosure, I find Geller a bit brusque. Nonetheless, she is passionate in pushing back the Leftist lies about Islamic acceptance as well as pushing back on the Left’s labelling Geller as a racist. The irony there is that Geller has a Jewish ancestry.

 

Here is Pamela Geller’s reasoning behind Paddock being an Islamic terrorist complete with photos of other elderly converts to Islam to prove her point to not completely dismiss the possibility.

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Contrary to FBI Hooey, Steven Paddock Fits the Profile of a Convert

 

By Pamela Geller

October 9, 2017

Geller Report

 

The idea floated by “intel” agencies that Steven Paddock didn’t fit the profile of a Muslim convert is absurd on its face, and further proof that the keystone clowns and their “profilers” at the FBI haven’t a clue. How can they profile what they refuse to acknowledge, learn about or recognize?

 

The fact is the FBI has nothing. Over a week after the monstrous slaughter, they have nothing and yet they have dismissed ISIS claims out of hand, despite the fact ISIS does not take credit for attacks that are not theirs. Not only did they take credit, they did something they never did before – they doubled and tripled down. The Islamic State (IS) featured an infographic on the Las Vegas attack in the 100th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, and indicated that the shooter, “Abu Abdul Barr al-Amriki,” had converted to Islam six months ago.

 

Jihad is the only motive that makes any sense. And the fact that the FBI has nothing else points to that. That Steven Paddock left no digital trail might very well be deliberate – to show how incompetent our law enforcement agencies are. ISIS took credit for the downing of the Russian jetliner in the Sinai. Everyone in law enforcement dismissed that too. Until ISIS provided proof a couple of weeks later, that is. I suspect we may see the same thing happen here. The Vegas attack mirrors the sophisticated planning and secrecy consistent with more complex ISIS plots like Sinai explosion of Russian airliner.

 

We have been told that because Paddock was white and 64, it is unlikely that he would be a convert to Islam. Why? Islam is ideological – it’s not a race or an age. It’s a belief system. It’s also being said that if Paddock was a convert, Homeland Security is going to have to change their whole approach to jihad terror in the Homeland. We can only hope. Because this war has nothing to do with age, race or gender – it’s religious. And profiling is required. On the top of my watch list would be converts. Who would be attracted to an ideology that is the cause of hatred, misogyny, subjugation and slaughter?

 

What ISIS has to Lose if it’s Lying about Las Vegas

 

He was a happy-go-lucky guy who drank and gambled until he stopped.

 

He made multiple trips to the Middle East.

 

Sophisticated planning and secrecy consistent with more complex ISIS plots like Sinai explosion of Russian airliner.

 

As FBI investigates Vegas attack, remember its FAILED investigations of Orlando jihadi mass murderer, Boston bombers, Garland jihadis, Boston beheaders

 

Here are some older, white converts who have been convicted of jihad terror.

 

Muslim convert Jack Roche convicted of plotting with Al Qaeda to blow up the Israel embassy in Australia.

 

Muslim convert Valentine Vladimir Mazlovsky, ISIS solider.

 

Don Morgan, Muslim convert, ISIS supporter.

 

Daniel Patrick Boyd is an American who in July 2009 was convicted for his participation in a jihadist terrorist cell in North Carolina

 

‘Only Allah can judge me’: Muslim convert Richard Dart refuses to stand in dock as he is sentenced to six years in prison for terrorism offences

 

Muslim convert Sebastian Gregerson an Islamic State “soldier” convicted of plotting violent jihad was sentenced to four years in federal prison

 

And these gingers.

 

Jamaal Uddin
Jordan Horner

 

A member of the notorious “Muslim Patrol,” which threatened to “kill the non-believers.” Renounced his previous lifestyle of boozing and “seeing girls.” Jailed for assault and for using threatening words and behaviour.

 

Salahuddin al-Britani
Richard Dart

A middle-class white boy who became a Christian while working at a kids’ camp in the US, Dart was converted to radical Islam by hate preacher Anjem Choudary and later jailed for planning terrorist activities.

 

Sherafiyah Lewthwaite
Samantha Lewthwaite

 

A troubled child who sought solace with Muslim neighbours, Lewthwaite has a string of terrorist ex-boyfriends (some imprisoned, some dead), including 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay – hence her nickname, the “White Widow.” Currently on the run and a member of terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

 

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
Tim Winter

 

Cambridge director of studies who once recorded a video describing homosexuality as a sinful and “inherent aberration,” and gays as “ignorant people who don’t know what their bodies are for.”

 

Brother Adam (centre)
MC Chippy

 

Chippy is not known to be an extremist, but his videos are used as a recruitment tool in Bradford and elsewhere. 

 

Matthew Hamza (centre)
Matthew Newton

 

Described by his family as a quiet lad, Newton started recruiting for the Taliban from a stall in Longsight market in Manchester. Jailed for trying to radicalise undercover police officers.

 

Abu Jibreel
Paul Mellor

 

Formally a Lance Corporal in the Irish Guards, Mellor turned his back on the Queen to become a self-declared “soldier of Allah.”

 

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myat
David Myatt

 

Myatt converted to Islam, becoming a notable apologist for suicide bombing civilians.

 

Abdullah Deen

 

Former drum and bass MC, Millwall fan, cocaine dealer and self-employed perfume salesman before his conversion to radical Islam.

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A Las Vegas War Zone


Someday law enforcement will reveal to the public either their best theory behind Stephen Paddock’s mass murder in Las Vegas, NV. So far, the only fact we really know is that Paddock was involved in a well-planned attack at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino killing 59 and wounding over 500.

 

Justin Smith looks at the infamous tragedy.

 

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A Las Vegas War Zone 

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 10/7/2017 1:04 AM

 

America was struck speechless with horror, grief, rage and fury, when breaking news from Las Vegas, Nevada flashed images of good and decent young men and women being cut down in a hail of automatic weapons fire, at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert on October 1st, by an incredibly well-armed, strategically positioned psychopathic assassin. A great evil had descended upon this field of nearly twenty-two thousand joyful and excited concert goers, striking the life from 59 and wounding 527 in a most terrible manner, and it left memories of devastation and unimaginable horror with all, who witnessed this heinous act of terror.

 

The first shots of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history rang out at 10:05 PM, from an 1800 square feet luxury corner suite of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where Stephen Paddock, a 64 year old multimillionaire gambler from Mesquite, Nevada, had stocked 23 semi-automatic weapons — some AR15s and AR10s — modified with bumpstocks to simulate automatic fire, at least one automatic weapon and thousands of rounds of ammunition, over several days. And Paddock was running amok.

 

At 10:08 PM, a police transmission relayed: “We got shots fired! It sounded like an automatic firearm.”

 

One of the first casualties was Sonny Melton, 29, a registered nurse from Big Sandy, TN, who was also a surgical assistant for his wife, Heather, a surgeon. He died trying to shield her from the bullets, even as Heather tried to save him from bleeding out. In an emotional interview, Heather told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, “I lost half my heart.”

 

As soon as everybody realized the rapid multiple pop-pop-pops they were hearing weren’t fireworks, chaos ensued, as many dove for cover and many others sprang into action to help the wounded. One off duty emergency medical technician, Travis Phippen, crawled from victim to victim, according to the LA Times, and he plugged their wounds with cloth and saw the woman next to him get shot in the head. He also found his own father, John (age 56), mortally wounded.

 

Mikkena Parry, a young teenager, shed tears as she tried to speak to ABC’s David Muir about the horror she and others experience that night. A bullet went through her arm and into her abdomen. Her boyfriend and two other teens carried her to the back of a pickup truck and rushed her to the hospital.

 

And there was Jonathan Smith, a thirty year old who reportedly saved up to 30 lives, taking a bullet to the neck.

 

The calls went out and off duty doctors and nurses rushed to Las Vegas hospitals, like University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital, where they worked on the victims throughout hours of surgery. Dr. Jay Coates, a trauma and critical care surgeon at UMC, said, “They were coming in so fast … with lung contusions, liver and spleen contusions … It was like a war zone.”

 

Audio from the concert reveals a fire rate impossible for even the most skilled shooters, with specialized triggers. During one 31 second span, Paddock fired a staggering 280 rounds.

 

Nearly ten minutes of continuous fire had passed by the time Jesus Campos, hotel security, reached Paddock’s door and distracted him from his murderous mission, as Paddock shot through the door and hit him in the upper thigh. Over 200 more rounds followed Campos’s retreat down the corridor; and with police converging on the room, Paddock took his own life. Campos’s interdiction saved lives.

 

Police waited for reinforcements and SWAT from 10:40 to 11:20, when SWAT detonated an explosive device to breach the door. They found Paddock dead.

 

At 12:31 AM Monday, authorities finally announced they thought Paddock was the only attacker. Two hours and twenty-six minutes had passed, and the massacre was officially over.

 

A note has been reported to have been found in Paddock’s room by authorities, according to numerous sources, like the Daily Wire. Perhaps once authorities decide it doesn’t compromise their investigation, they will release its content. It may reveal a piece of the puzzle towards motive.

 

Clint Van Zandt, a former FBI hostage negotiator from the bureau’s behavioral science unit, stated: ” On the surface, Paddock didn’t seem like a typical mass murderer. Paddock is much older than the typical shooter and was not known to be suffering from mental illness.”

Paddock has broken the mold as a 64 year old millionaire mass murderer. This is a different level of mass shooting and an outlier on every level.

 

Analyzing Paddock’s computer, cellphone and other electronic devices, investigators have found no clear connection to extremist or activist groups or outward display of mental illness, according to the Associated Press. He was called a loner, unfriendly, distant, surly and quick to anger by many of his neighbors in several states where he owned homes.

 

And, the fact that Stephen’s brother Eric says Stephen “wasn’t a gun guy” doesn’t hold any weight. They weren’t close, and Stephen hadn’t seen his other brother, Patrick, in 20 years.

 

Paddock owned over 40 guns and acquired some of them years ago, in Utah, Texas, Nevada and California. He had an Alaskan hunting license. He obviously learned to use them over time.

 

On October 4th, Clark County, Nevada Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said: “What we know is Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life much of which will never be fully understood.” He also said it was only logical to “make the assumption” that Paddock had “some help at some point” in pulling off that Sunday’s massacre.

 

One should investigate the possibility, that Paddock either had knowing accomplices or simply people he used without their knowledge in gathering items, like the ammonium nitrate, fifty pounds of tannerite explosive and 1600 rounds of ammo found in his car. However, he could have accomplished this on his own. He had plenty of time and millions of dollars on his side, and it would have been easy to move the ten suitcases, noted by the FBI, filled with guns and ammunition to his room, slowly, patiently and methodically, and without drawing any notice to himself.

 

Paddock’s act of terror didn’t require “military training”, only a familiarization with his tools of terror. He was shooting down from the 32nd floor into clusters of people, who were less than 400 yards away, alternating between two different weapons position. He didn’t have to be a good marksman or even really aim the rapid automatic fire, because from his vantage point, casualties were assured. Anyone, even a twelve year old boy, could do the same.

 

Where was Paddock’s conscience or moral code, that should have stopped him from carrying out his act of pure evil?

 

Now, numerous false stories or stories not verified, substantiated or authenticated, like Reuters’ claim that Paddock converted to Islam, based on only one anonymous source, harm the investigation, tying up resources needed elsewhere. There are other claims that are more plausible, such as Paddock was a member of Antifa; another says he was a Trump hater, but both, to date, cannot be confirmed. The cacophony of white noise and misinformation is drowning out the truth.

 

In the midst of our raw pain and grief so fresh, America understands that a cold-blooded, calculating and evil monster slithered forth, on a beautiful Sunday night, intent on breaking the hearts and the human souls of fine and loving Americans, taking one loved one after another and making a deep cut through the heart of those, not quite saints, who live close to God. Rather than breaking us, he strengthened our resolve to find anyone who knew of his plans or helped him, and as our spirits surge, we work in our knowledge there will be an accounting and America will carry on singing God Bless America.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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