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Did the FBI stage the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting?

The term “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag is used as a ruse de guerre.

As the term is used in contemporary America, a false flag is an event that is  contrived and manipulated by the authorities to achieve a covert agenda, e.g., gun control. The intended result is a “rallying around the flag” effect, wherein an inflamed “useful idiot” populace is mobilized to support the covert agenda. The public is given an untruthful version of the event by government and/or the media, whether it be about the perpetrator(s) and/or victim(s). That real people actually died or were injured doesn’t mean the event isn’t a false flag, so long as the event meets the two defining and necessary conditions for a false flag incident:

  1. The public is given an untruthful version of the event.
  2. The purpose of which is to achieve some covert agenda.

We are told that on Sunday night, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, 64-year-old retired accountant and multimillionaire Stephen Craig Paddock fired an automatic weapon from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel at an outdoor Route 91 Harvest country western music concert across the street, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500.

If the Las Vegas shooting massacre was a false flag, it would mean there are people in government who could kill innocent people and inflict trauma on the American people to achieve their ends. That, in turn, means that our government is in the hands of people so diabolical, calling them psychopaths does not begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.

But it is a thought not entirely alien to America’s Founding Fathers who fashioned a polity based on a view of human nature as inherently selfish, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist No. 51:

What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.

Even with checks and balances in place, the U.S. government is known to have undertaken and planned false flags. An example is the Gulf of Tonkin incident on August 4, 1964. We were told that without provocation, the North Vietnamese attacked the U.S.S. Maddox and U.S.S. Turner Joy destroyers. Congress took the bait and passed a joint resolution pre-approving military deployments without a declaration of war, thereby giving President Lyndon Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam. It turned out no Vietnamese boats were even in the gulf at the time of the alleged attack.

Then there was Operation Northwoods, a false flag of stunning scope, audacity and deviousness which was proposed in 1962 by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and approved by the head of every branch of the armed forces. Government operatives were to undertake acts of terrorism against U.S. military and civilian targets in Guantanamo Bay, Miami, other Florida cities, and even in Washington, D.C. Hostile acts including sinking U.S. ships, having fake Cuban MIGs attack a U. S. Air Force aircraft, hijacking and shooting down a chartered civil airliner, and gunning down civilians in the streets would be blamed on the Fidel Castro government, which would be used as pretexts for a “military intervention” against Cuba. Thankfully, President John F. Kennedy rejected the proposals. See “Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories“.

In the case of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting massacre, some question whether the FBI, part of the Deep State, had staged the shootings.

To begin, about 16 months before the shooting, in a report for Business Insider on June 9, 2016, news intern Caroline Simon sounded the alarm that “The FBI is ‘manufacturing terrorism cases’ on a greater scale than ever before“. She wrote:

The FBI has ramped up its use of sting operations in terrorism cases, dispatching undercover agents to pose as jihadists and ensnare Americans suspected of backing ISIS, aka the Islamic State, Daesh, or ISIL . . . .

In many cases, agents will seek out people who have somehow demonstrated radical views, and then coax them into plotting an act of terrorism — often providing weapons and money. Before the suspects can carry out their plans, though, they’re arrested.

But critics say that the FBI’s tactics serve to entrap only individuals who would never have committed any violence without the government’s instigation.

“They’re manufacturing terrorism cases,” Michael German, a former undercover agent with the FBI who now researches national-security law at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, told The Times . . . .

Stephen Downs, an attorney . . . said that the FBI often targets particularly vulnerable people, such as those with mental disabilities . . . who are genuinely psychotic, who are taking medication . . . .

On October 2, 2017, the morning after the night of the Las Vegas mass shooting, right on cue ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting massacre. As reported by the New York Post, ISIS’s news agency Amaq said, “The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State” and that “The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago.”

The FBI quickly dismissed ISIS’s claim of responsibility.

On the same day as ISIS’s claim, FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said at a news conference there is no evidence that Stephen Paddock was associated with any international militant group and that “We have determined at this point no connection to an international terrorist organization.”

The FBI’s alacrity in dismissing ISIS’s claim of responsibility was particularly impressive given the fact that the Bureau, at the time more than eight months into its investigation of Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with the Russians to sabotage the 2016 presidential election, still could not definitively tell the American people that the allegation is fictive.

Adding to the confusion, on the same day of ISIS’s claim of responsibility and the FBI’s quick dismissal of the claim, InfoWars reported that:

The Las Vegas shooter didn’t commit suicide as the mainstream media is reporting, but was killed by a FBI hostage rescue team who also found Antifa literature in his hotel room, according to a source linked to the team.

The FBI team took the suspect out after he opened fired on them, according to the source, and afterwards the team found photos taken in the Middle East of a woman linked to the suspect, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.

Do these look like the same man to you?

A “deep-level intelligence insider” also told Infowars the mass shooting was “very, very strange”:

  • The shooter, Stephen Paddock, was “an average 64-year-old white male with no criminal record.”
  • Paddock’s brother described him as an average person who was not into firearms and never owned that many guns. But Paddock’s Mandalay Bay hotel room was filled with guns, including several long guns. Where did those guns come from?
  • The attack clearly had been “pre-planned” and the target group, a country-music concert, “was specifically chosen” — a group that represents traditional America, patriotic, God-fearing, pro-Second amendment, pro-Constitution and anti-NWO (New World Order) Americans whom Obama derisively described as “clinging to their guns and religion.”

Noting the fortuitous coincidence that “the mainstream media was already in Las Vegas to cover the OJ Simpson release right before the shooting occurred,” Infowars concluded that the possibility of the Las Vegas shooting being a false flag must now be considered.

On October 5, 2017, four days after the Las Vegas mass shooting, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange referenced Caroline Simon’s Business Insider report when he implied in a since deleted tweet that the shooting had been staged by the FBI. Assange wrote:

Almost all “terror” plots are created by the FBI as part of its business model.

What is the business of the FBI? Extracting tax. What does it need to do that? A stable threat. Prob? Real terrorists are sporadic & make FBI look weak. Solution? Make them.

Assange ended his tweet with a link to Caroline Simon’s Business Insider report that “The FBI is ‘manufacturing terrorism cases’ on a greater scale than ever before.”

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5 months after LV shooting, we finally get to see surveillance footage of 'lone gunman' Stephen Paddock

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:07:48 +0000

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On October 1, 2017, beginning at 10:08 p.m., someone from a high balcony of the 43-story tall Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, NV, opened fire with an automatic weapon at an outdoor country music festival of 22,000 attendees, killing 58 and injuring 515. It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Police identified Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, NV, as the shooter. We are told he had shot himself to death before police broke into his hotel room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay.

One of the troubling questions surrounding the shooting is the absence of hotel surveillance video footage of Paddock checking in and bringing his arsenal of weapons into Mandalay Bay.

Now, nearly five months after the shooting, we FINALLY have the surveillance video, obtained and assembled by the New York Times, showing how Paddock, over the course of his 7-day stay at Mandalay Bay, brought 21 suitcases to his room.

I downloaded the NYT video in MP4 format, to preserve the video in case YouTube and the media delete it — as they are wont to do.

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H/t Vivian Lee and Brian H. (omnipresentelanvitalhuman)

Questions to ask:

  1. Why did it take five months for the surveillance footage to be released to the American people?
  2. Why was the video released by the New York Times, instead of Mandalay Bay, or the Las Vegas police, or the FBI?
  3. Why is there no date/time stamps on some of the footage? The absence of time stamps mean we have no reason to believe the footage actually was taken on the day the NYT claims.
  4. Given the NYT‘s demonstrated bias and political partisanship, why should we believe this purported surveillance video? See:

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Brother of Las Vegas shooter arrested for child porn

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:28:00 +0000

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The Las Vegas shooting massacre is getting even weirder.

Yesterday, TMZ reports that Bruce Paddock, 59, one of the brothers of alleged shooter Stephen Paddock (not the one who was interviewed on TV), had been arrested for child porn at an assisted-living facility in North Hollywood, CA.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that they were tipped there was child porn on Bruce’s computer and they got a search warrant. The investigation had begun before the Vegas shooting massacre, but cops could not locate Bruce. After the shooting, a tip came in that Bruce was living at an assisted living facility.

Cops say they found more than 600 child porn images on his computer, including 10 or more of a prepubescent minor. Bruce Paddock has been charged with 20 criminal counts, most involving sexual exploitation of a child.

Meanwhile, ABC News reported yesterday that the hard drive is missing from a laptop computer recovered from the 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room from where Stephen Paddock had shot 58 people dead and wounded more than 500.

“Sources” told ABC that “Paddock is believed to have removed the hard drive before fatally shooting himself, and the missing device [hard drive] has not yet been recovered”.

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Stephen Paddock lookalike seen in Atlantic City 5 days after Las Vegas shooting

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:14:07 +0000

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Two days ago, 4chan message board picked up a tweet from YouFold2Me, a self-described “poker player,” of a video showing a Stephen Paddock lookalike at a gambling table in Atlantic City’s Harrah’s casino, on October 6, 2017, 5 days after the Las Vegas shooting massacre.

I hesitated to post about it, waiting for Professor Jim Fetzer to get back to me. Fetzer said he has a friend who’s very good at overlaying facial images to determine whether images of two individuals are of the same person.

What convinced me to do this post is that YouFold2Me’s tweet was taken down by Twitter.

It no longer exists.

You can verify it for yourself by going to the URL of that tweet: https://twitter.com/YouFold2Me/status/916353438446956544

Ask yourself why Twitter would take it down unless, of course, the man in the video is Stephen Paddock.

Happily, the video was saved. Here it is in MP4 format, which you can save to your hard drive:

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Below are comparison pics of Paddock and Atlantic City man.

Note these similarities:

  • Same receding hairline
  • Same forehead
  • Same sparse eyebrows
  • Same eyebrow ridges
  • Same ears
  • Same nose
  • Same mouth
  • Same nasolabial folds (lines along the sides of mouth)
  • Same chin
  • Same crooked pinkie finger of left hand
  • Same brand & checkered shirt, though of different colors
  • Both are gamblers
  • Both are pictured with a Filipina companion

What’s the probability that all these similarities would be due to random chance? What do you think?

If Atlantic City man is Paddock, that means the authorities had lied to us that Stephen Paddock was the “lone gunman” who killed 58 and wounded more than 500 on the night of October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Not to mention the fact that the dead man in Paddock’s alleged 32nd-floor suite in Mandalay Bay hotel is not Stephen Paddock because dead man does not have the “13” tattoo on Paddock’s neck. (But then, neither does Atlantic City man.)

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2017 Las Vegas mass shooting: Things that don’t add up

On the night of Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, we are told a 64-year-old retired accountant and multimillionaire Stephen Craig Paddock fired an automatic weapon from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, at an outdoor  Route 91 Harvest country western music concert across the street, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500.

See “Who is Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock?” and “Antifa claims Las Vegas mass shooting as theirs“.

Here are some things that don’t add up about this worst mass shooting in U.S. modern history:

(1) A “Hispanic” woman warned concert-goers they were all going to die

A woman, 21, who had left the concert 10-15 minutes before the shooting began, told Sky News that before the shooting, a “Hispanic” woman pushed her way to the front of the venue and told other concert-goers they were “all going to die”. This is how the young woman described the woman who gave the warning (Express):

“Her and her boyfriend were both Hispanic. They’re probably about . . . 5′ 5″, I think. They just look like everyday people.”

“She [the Hispanic woman] had been messing with the lady in front of her and telling her that she was going to die. That we’re going to die. So they escorted her out, to make her stop messing around with all the other people in front of them, but none of us knew that it was going to be serious.”

(2) SounD of gun shots from near and far

The above video is the audio recording by a female taxi-driver named Cori Langdon who was waiting in the taxi line at Mandalay Bay hotel when the shooting started. The recording clearly shows that sounds of gun shots came from both near (loud) and far away (faint).

0:03-0:04 mark: Loud automatic rifle shots.

0:04-1:06: No audible gun shots.

0:51 mark: Langdon says, “Now it sounds like it’s coming from farther away.”

1:07: Loud automatic rifle shots for 2 seconds, followed by distant sounds of gun shots.

1:12: Loud shots for 3 seconds, followed by distant sounds of gun shots ending at 1:22 mark.

1:43: Distant sounds of gun shots, lasting until 1:52 mark. Langdon says: “Something’s going on. I’m not sure why people aren’t running, but there’s a security guard, what’s he doing? You know, for there being gunfire, sure doesn’t seem like people are running.”

2:18: Distant sounds of gun shots, lasting until 2:28 mark.

2:39: Langdon asks, “Where’s the cops at? I’m right here by the porch at Mandalay Bay and everything just seems to be normal here.”

2:45: Distant sounds of gun shots, lasting until 2:54 mark.

3:22: Langdon, “Yeah, we’re just all sitting, we’re just….”

3:34: Voice from taxi dispatch, “I just talked to…police here at the airport say at Mandalay Bay there’s multiple shots (at this point, 3:41 mark, distant sounds of gun shots) … [inaudible] Do not go to Mandalay Bay.”

3:51: Langdon, “Alright, I’m leaving, this is ridiculous, I don’t know why people aren’t leaving. [He drives his taxi around the hotel.] Everyone’s just standing around.”

4:57: Langdon, “It seems like it’s coming from up there [camera pans up Mandalay Bay hotel].”

4:59: Sound of distant gun shots, pausing at 5:01 mark, then resuming until 5:09 mark. [Note that Langdon’s cab is right outside the hotel, with a view up the façade of windows.]

5:25: Sound of distant gun shots, ending at 5:29 mark.

This is the last time gun shots are heard.

5:42: Langdon,” Alright, all these other taxi drivers are gone now.” He drives away from hotel. “Oh my god, now there’s cops everywhere. It seems like it’s coming from, like, the 10th floor of Mandalay Bay. I don’t know. God, this is insane.”

8:04: Langdon, still driving around, says, “Now there’s people running. [Reading from text:] ‘Shooting at the fence across from Mandalay Bay. Please try to stay away.’ Now you got people running, people climbing over the fence there. Yeah, you got people climbing over the fence at the [music] festival and people running around.”

9:28: Some people run up to Langdon’s cab. They get in. Young women’s voices. Langdon takes them away from the strip.

Some commenters on the video’s YouTube page claim the distant gun shot sounds are echoes. Others say the loud and distant shots are due to the shots being fired from two windows on the 32nd floor, presumably from Paddock’s suite.

(3) Death scenes in Mandalay Bay hotel room

Today, Oct. 3, Breaking 911 posted pictures alleged to be from Paddock’s room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel.

WARNING: Graphic

The first pic was first posted on InfoWars, showing a man, presumably Stephen Paddock, dead on the floor, with blood on his face (shot in the mouth?) and a pool of blood under his head. There are shell casings around him, three in the pool of blood.

Does the dead man look like 64-year-old Stephen Paddock to you?

The dead man does not have the “13” tattoo that we can clearly see on Stephen Paddock’s front neck.

Below is another pic posted by Boston25 yesterday (Oct. 2), taken inside the shooter’s hotel room showing gun, ammo, bipod, and optics. The carpet appears to be the same as that in the dead guy photo.

Update (Oct. 4, 2017):

National Enquirer has an article with the same photos, titled “Stephen Paddock — Crime Scene Photo Shows Killer’s Brutal End.”

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Who is Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock?

Last night, October 1, 2017, beginning at 10:08 p.m., someone from a high balcony of the 43-story tall Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, NV, opened fire with an automatic weapon at an outdoor country music festival of 22,000 attendees, killing 58 and injuring 515. (USA Today)

At least one member of law enforcement is among the dead. Two on-duty Las Vegas Police officers were injured. It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Police identified Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, NV, as the shooter.

Paddock had shot himself dead by the time police reached his room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel. At least eight guns, including a number of long rifles, were found in his room, which also reportedly contained two platforms to provide a better vantage point of the concert below. (Al.com)

See Paddock’s death scene pics here.

This morning, ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting massacre. Its news agency Amaq said (New York Post):

The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the [U.S.-led] coalition” fighting the Islamic State in the Middle East. ““The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago.

Although the FBI still cannot definitively tell us about Donald Trump’s alleged Russian ties more than eight months into his presidency, the FBI nevertheless quickly dismissed ISIS’s claim of responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting massacre. FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said at a news conference today there is no evidence that Paddock was associated with any international militant group and that “We have determined at this point no connection to an international terrorist organization.” (New York Post)

So who is Stephen Paddock?

Here’s what I’ve been able to glean from the net thus far:

(1) Born on April 9, 1953, Stephen Paddock was 64 years old, a retired accountant with a taste for high-stakes poker who had moved to Nevada just a couple of years earlier. Said to be a multimillionaire who made his fortune speculating in real estate, Paddock lived in an upscale retirement community, Sun City Mesquite, at 1372 Babbling Brook Ct, Mesquite, NV 89034, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Police is currently searching his home.

(2) Stephen Paddock owned another home in Reno, NV (1735 Del Webb Pkwy W, Reno, NV 89523). Susan Page, a neighbor at the Reno home, described Paddock and his companion as “closet people” who “kept to themselves” and that “I never saw them.” Police are searching this home as well.

(3) Police say a woman named Marilou Danley is a person of interest. She lived with Paddock in Mesquite, but was in the Philippines at the time of the shooting. Here she is with Paddock in a pic (right pic below) that’s the source of the media’s Paddock pic (the media had simply cropped Danley out):

(4) Stephen’s brother, Eric Hudson Paddock of Orlando, Florida, said he has “no idea” why his brother committed the shootings and that to his knowledge, Stephen had no history of mental illness or substance abuse. Eric told NBC News:

“Mars just fell into the earth. We’re completely dumbfounded. He [Stephen] has no political affiliation, no religious affiliation, as far as we know. Our condolences go to the victims and all their families.”

(5) Eric said that although his brother owned guns, Stephen had “no machine guns” when he helped move him from Florida to Nevada a few years ago. But Christopher Sullivan, manager of Guns & Guitars in Mesquite, confirmed that Stephen Paddock had purchased guns from the shop in the past. Sullivan declined to offer details about the types of weapons or the dates they were purchased because it’s “federally protected information,” but said that “all necessary background checks and procedures were followed, as required by local, state, and federal law” and that Paddock “never gave any indication or reason to believe he was unstable or unfit at any time.” (USA Today)

(6) Stephen and Eric’s father, Patrick Benjamin Paddock, was an armed bank robber with many aliases in the 1960s and 1970s who was once on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. The FBI diagnosed him as a “very dangerous” psychopath with suicidal tendencies. Patrick Paddock remained on the loose until 1978 when he was apprehended in Oregon where he was running a bingo parlor. (New York Magazine)

(7) Stephen Paddock had worked for Lockheed Martin for three years in the 1980s. A Lockheed spokesman said:

“Stephen Paddock worked for a predecessor company of Lockheed Martin from 1985 until 1988. We’re cooperating with authorities to answer questions they may have about Mr. Paddock and his time with the company.”

A netizen on 8chan found this, showing a “Steve Paddock” had worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center:


(8) Stephen Paddock had the number 13 tattooed on his neck.

(9) Stephen Paddock was anti-Trump?:

There’s video footage showing someone who looks like Stephen Paddock in a pink NASA t-shirt wearing a pink pussy hat, at an anti-Trump protest in August 2017 in Reno, NV. (Recall that Paddock had another home in Reno, and had worked for Lockheed Martin, a defense/NASA contractor).

Here’s an AP news video of the protest of the anti-Trump protest on August 28, 2017, showing the man in the pink NASA t-shirt standing next to a woman who looked like Marilou Danley (1:31 mark):

In the video below, Steven Haffley amplified the sound of a news video of the protest. Haffley claims a woman called the man in the pink NASA t-shirt “Steve”.

However, Nevada Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Paddock was “happy” with President Trump because the stock market was strong. (Newsweek)

(10) InfoWars says that according to an FBI source:

  • Paddock didn’t kill himself, but was killed by an FBI hostage rescue team.
  • Antifa literature was found in his hotel room, as well as “photos taken in the Middle East of a woman linked to” Paddock.
  • According to the Daily Mail, the FBI source’s information is collaborated by a police scanner transcript.
  • A “deep-level intelligence insider” told Infowars the attack was “very, very strange” in that “this was clearly a pre-planned attack” and the target — a concert of a group “that represents traditional America” (country music) — was specifically chosen, but the attacker was “an average 64-year-old white male with no criminal record”, “an apartment owner with a pilot’s license and owned two airplanes”, whose “brother described him as an average person who was not into firearms and never owned that many guns.”

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