Place: Las Vegas Village, which attracted 25,000 guests a day to the same event last year. The 15-acre plot near Luxor and Mandalay Bay is one of two open-air venues on the Strip owned by MGM Resorts International.
Reported killed: 58.
Number wounded: 518.
A must-listen: Police Scanner Audio. Las Vegas Police Response to Shooting at Mandalay Bay. Original source was Rense.com. He linked it from Alex Jones’ InfoWars.com.
The big question that follows from these mass shootings is that of security. Either it will be determined that security was lax and that it needs to be beefed up or that it was somehow compromised. Either way it is turned into a justification to move civic society into a martial law. Look what happened in Boston 2013. Now this was Vegas, a vacation and gambling town, but what about the residents who live in the desert city? And who is running these mass shootings, for clearly this was not executed by a lone gunman. Too many shots were fired to be physically capable for one man, who it is said was not an avid gun guy. There is an abundance of evidece in video and on police scanners, evidence that criminal class’s media fail to report. All is well, people. Move along. Ignore the man behind the curtain.
Why and how did Stephen Paddock get sucked up into this? As his brother stated, he was financially well-off, went into Vegas to gamble occasionally, ate burritos. He was a regular guy.
And certainly there are many issues that governments and corporations can exploit following these shootings, one being gun control, know that gun sales usually go up after these events.
From the police scanner:
Shots coming from Mandalay Bay . . . half way up.
Shots fired from Mandalay Bay. Many people down. Stage left. Just be advised.
CT: I need eyes . . . somebody in the CT can you tell me where it is coming from.
“It sounds like an elevated position at this time.”
3:21: I am going to form a strike team
Shots are coming from Gate 7.
We have an arrival deployed.
Sounds like it’s either Mandalay or Luxor. We cannot tell.
4:57: Control. We need the boulevard shut down north and southbound. Russell Road. Flammingo.
5:19: 159–it’s coming from like the 50th or 60th floor. [quite a divergence from the 32nd floor; why that’s a variance of almost double, Batman] North of Mandalay Bay. It’s coming out a window.
5:30: I am seeing mobile flashes in the middle of Mandalay Bay on the north side. Kind of on the west towar but towards the center . . . of the casino like one of the middle floors.
Mandalay Bay northbound, right outside 91
6:15: I am inside the Mandalay Bay on the 31st floor. I can hear the automatic fire coming from one floor ahead.
6:26: Repeated. Copy. Just be advised. It is automatic fire. Fully automatic fire from an elevated position. And take cover.
6:37: That is correct. I’m right below it.
6:40: Multiple GFW to the chest, legs, femeral arteries. . . Send a medical check. Medical check 4As
6:54: There’s a flashing coming from about a 3rd of the way up . . . center tower Mandalay Bay. Be advised.
7:06: We need all units to stop coming northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard because he’s shooting this way. It’s a horrible cover spot.
7:18: Okay, all units do not go northbound.
7:34: Control. 166. I have a gunshot victim at Gate 4 in the leg. Reno & Giles. I have another female look like she was shot in the mouth. CP: We need to send medical to Reno & Giles.
8:12: Just be advised. We’re being pinned down on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard . . . and we’re going to be north of a . . . we’re just north of Mandalay Drive. We got about 40 to 50 people pinned against this wall. We’re taking on gunfire. It’s going right over our heads. There’s debris coming over our heads. So we’re pinned down here as much as civilians.
8:47: Contol. 166. I have a gunshot victim at Gate 4. Gunshot to the leg.
8:57: Hey we can’t worry about the victims. We need to stop the shooter before we have more victims. Anybody have eyes on the shooter?
9:04: About 154 on Mandalay Bay, fixing the whole lot.
9:32: We have multiple, multiple victims shot right out in front of the medical tent. We got one shot in the head.
9:39: Hey officers, please stay calm. Just relax. We’re trying to this set up. Just stay calm.
9:48: I’m in the medical tent on the east side. We’re making turniquets out of blankets, but we’re running out of blankets.
9:57: Control. See if we can contact Mandalay Bay have them shut down their elevators so he can’t get mobile. And we can take the stairs and block all the stair exits.
10:24: Where do you want the CT at?
10:26: South central.
10:31: For copies . . . all calls are sent to SWAT.
11:07: Be advised. Several drunk civilians. They’re trying to jump the gate and run for it.
14:15: Control. I haven’t seen any flashes from Mandalay, but if it is coming from Mandlay there is a strobe light coming from one of those windows on the east side.
15:04: Control. We’re getting from civilians that there might have been 3 shooters.
15:10: We’ve interviewed multiple people leaving the concert venue . . . that is on the north side of Hacienda, east side of Las Vegas Boulevard, say that there are multiple people isntead of 5 they shot or were shooting in the concert venue.
15:51: 123942. I’m in the stairwell on the 32nd floor.
16:00: I’m on the 32nd floor. The room is going to be 135. Break.
17:04: We have a 4-man element, however it’s at the very end of the hall
17:55: Control. We just spoke with security. They say they have shots fired on 29 and 22nd levels. [That’s pretty specific.]
18:36: We have security officer shot in the leg on the 32nd floor. He’s standing by by the elevator [would you trust some guy in a security uniform standing by by an elevator waiting for help? I can’t help but think of the movie,
19:02: We might need to split these channels. We’re gonna need a dedicated on for this 32nd floor I think.
19:19: And we have a 4-man team up here and we’re having another element coming to us.
19:31: It sounds like it’s confirmed: there are at least 2 shooters with fully automatic weapons.
Between the two, Becky Aykers and Jon Rappaport, they have the best two examinations, albeit early, on the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock. Paddock? Is that where horses are prepared for the races? Wikipedia has that too, “The word paddock is also used to describe other small, fenced areas that hold horses, such as saddling paddock at a racetrack, the area where race horses are saddled before a race.” I mean is all the irony lost on this correlation?
So there’s that.
Here’s an interesting detail. Paddock, 64, was a retired accountant and a multimillionaire. How many millionaires do you know who carry a truckload of weapons up to the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel, who either converts rifles into fully-automatic or brings them with him apparently broken down and slipped inside a couple of large duffle bags, draws no concern in an overly secure heavily secured environment of the United States and within 4 minutes shoots to kill 58 people, while wounding over 500 from a guy whom his brother characterized as “not an avid gun guy at all . . . He has no military background or anything like that.” Jon Rappaport asks the poignant questions
Variety.com states: “…the shooting rampage that police have said lasted about four and a half minutes.”
515 wounded, 58 killed in four and a half minutes.
That would come out to an average of one person killed or injured every 2.1 seconds.
The question arises: how likely is it that one person, particularly Stephen Paddock, was the shooter, since according to his brother, Stephen was “not an avid gun guy at all…He has no military background or anything like that.”
The irony is that when it comes to war or secret bases or other crimes committed by the federal government, information flows like techtonic plates. Cosmically slow. But when mass shootings occur, why we know things about the suspect before it is physically possible to know them. Same thing happened with the JFK assassintation. We knew the shooter, his name, and that he was a U.S./Soviet double agent almost the same day and printed by the evening edition or the next day. Then the day after that he was shot. So pay attention to how these shootings are run. They are fairly formulaic. Becky Akers spots that fact. The colloquial phrase is false-flag.
Well, well, well: killer immediately identified, “heroic” cops locate him, he’s now conveniently dead, his family’s shocked senseless at such uncharacteristic crimes, the usual suspects demand more control of gun-owners… The tragedy in Las Vegas boasts all the earmarks of a false-flag from the sociopaths who brought us 9/11.
Meanwhile, Our Rulers were “securing” the Route 91 Festival as they do so many other events in the police-state. They searched innocent attendees with nary a warrant or even a thought thereof. Cynics might wonder whether the government cold-bloodedly calculates that its now-accepted ritual of disarmament facilitates these massacres. In any event, all the groping and metal detectors patently can’t prevent these attacks—so why do Americans tolerate the Fourth Amendment’s evisceration?
Again, just as I advise boycotting commercial aviation, so I advise avoiding any gathering that forces you to submit to anti-Constitutional searches. No event on earth is worth the degradation those searches entail: you pay a small fortune for a ticket only to endure the insult of waiting in a mind-numbingly long line so that “security” can abuse you—or worse, as the Deep State grows increasingly murderous.
Rappaport in an earlier post in the day captured the testimony of a young woman who has poor language skills
The Express (UK): “One woman, who was at the Route 91 music event, claimed an unidentified woman had told other concert-goers they were ‘all going to die’ after pushing her way to the front of the venue…The witness, 21, told local news: ‘She had been messing with a lady in front of her and telling her she was going to die, that we were all going to die. They escorted her out to make her stop messing around with all the other people, but none of us knew it was going to be serious’…She [the winess] described the lady as Hispanic. The lady was escorted from the venue along with a man. The unnamed witness, who was attending the event on her 21st birthday, described the pair as short, both around 5 ft 5ins to 5ft 6ins tall, and looked like ‘everyday people’.”
Here are a few pictures of the scene around Mandalay Bay Hotel.
UPDATE #1: 10/04/2017 . . . Turns out Paddock was a federal employee. He was a postal carrier for a decade, was an agent for the IRS, and an auditor for the Defense Department.
Paddock had a business degree from Cal State Northridge. In the 1970s and ’80s, he worked as a mail carrier and an IRS agent and held down a job in an auditing division of the Defense Department, according to the government. He later worked for a defense contractor.
UPDATE #2: 10/04/2017 . . . Vegas Survivor Tells Michael Savage that She Heard Multiple Shooters.
Standing with her husband at the concert, she had her right shoulder facing the Mandalay Hotel and the woman behind her was shot in the stomach. She wondered how could she have gotten shot square on in the stomach at a right angle like that? Good question.
UPDATE #3: 10/05/2017 . . . Raymond Page, an on-duty utility worker [he works on traffic signals in LV], stops what he’s doing when he hears gunfire and runs into the line of fire to videotape and save people. He is quoted as saying
It was almost like it was a movie, as it was happening,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Maybe the biggest problem with relaying witnesses’ statements is that they are selective and they are set up by the leading questions from reporters. For how does one account for the nearly stadnardized phrasing with which people answer trauma? “It was like a movie” sounds too much like a little kid adding excitement to his testimony as a way to elevate it, make it more important than any competing version. Am I cynical?
UPDATE #4: 10/05/2017 . . . Stephen Paddock had been prescribed valium. What could this possibly mean?
UPDATE #5: 10/06/2017 . . . List of victims of Las Vegas shooting.
Shots fired into Bellagio Hotel lobby.
Rappaport raises a great point–the shooting is a mixture of staged and real events, staged and real victims, staged and real props. This is the nature of how the media puts together fake news.
UPDATE #6: 10/11/2017 . . . Cui Bono? This has the answer to that.
UPDATE #7: 10/11/2017 . . . from RT: Curiouser and curiouser . . . .
from Jack Douglas:
The FBI has “a thousand” agents on this and they let someone enter Paddock’s home to search and destroy. Typical.
and this from Zero Hedge:
NBC is reporting that a maintenance worker said Wednesday he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside Mandalay Bay before Paddock began firing on the Harvest country music festival below.
UPDATE #8: 10/15/2017 . . . Iraq Vet Accounts for the Ballistics of the Las Vegas Shooting.
UPDATE #9: 10/16/2017 . . . Daisy Luther at the Organic Prepper asks some poignant questions.
UPDATE #10: 10/16/2017 . . . And, of course, security guard Jesus Campos, who took a shot from sniper, Stephen Paddock. ZeroHedge claims that Campos is missing or on the lam.
UPDATE #11: 10/18/2017 . . . Las Vegas: A False-Flag? That notion started as a rumor. Slowly, hard correlations are beginning to emerge.
Michael Geary compiled a series of provocative links on the recent atrocity in Las Vegas. First is this article, which explores some of the curious “Insider Trading and Financial Anomalies” that preceded the attack. Then there’s the fact that the chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay in Vegas, not only sits on a “council” in the Department of Homeland Security but also acts as a trustee for the Brookings Institution. And, intriguingly enough, the company that supposedly “secured” the Rt. 91 Harvest Fest touts its “partnership” with the DHS.
But the tragedy in Vegas wasn’t a false flag. Oh, no, no, no.