Vegas cops change their story: Paddock shot security guard BEFORE mass shooting: huge new can of worms

Vegas cops change their story: Paddock shot security guard BEFORE mass shooting: huge new can of worms

LA Times: “Police said Paddock fired 200 rounds into the hallway” wounding a hotel security guard.

by Jon Rappoport

October 10, 2017

LA Times, October 9: “Police have dramatically changed their account of how the Las Vegas massacre began on Oct. 1, revealing Monday that the gunman shot a hotel security guard [in the leg through the closed door of his hotel room] six minutes before opening fire on a country music concert — raising new questions about why police weren’t able to pinpoint the gunman’s location sooner.”

The previous police story was: Paddock shot security guard Campos after he finished firing on the concert crowd.

The LA Times focuses on how this new information changes the timeline of events—in particular, the addition of minutes before police arrived at Paddock’s door.

Really? That’s the takeaway?

There is a far more serious question. Why did Paddock shoot the security guard through his hotel room door, with 200 rounds of ammunition (according to police), BEFORE starting to fire on the concert crowd?

Whether or not Paddock was using a silenced weapon to shoot the security guard, didn’t he think 200 rounds through a door might possibly alert people in the hotel to what he was about to do—kill people at the concert?

Security guard Campos, according to the Times, was on Paddock’s 32nd floor to check on an alert about another guest’s room door having being left open. Campos wasn’t there to check on Paddock. There is no indication Paddock was suspected of anything.

The new Vegas police sequence of events now goes this way: Paddock is in his room preparing to slaughter people at the concert; security guard Campos comes to the 32nd floor to check on a report of another guest’s door having been left open; Paddock sees Campos out in the hallway outside his door (using a camera Paddock had installed); Paddock fires 200 rounds through his door and hits Campos in the leg; leaving Campos there, Paddock then WAITS SIX MINUTES and begins firing through his broken window(s) at the concert crowd.

Perhaps the police will change their story yet again. Paddock didn’t fire 200 rounds through his door. He stepped out into the hallway and wounded Campos with one shot using a silenced handgun. He then left Campos there, went back into his room, waited six minutes, and then started firing on the concert crowd.

Or, after wounding Campos with one bullet, he paid Campos with a pile of casino chips and told him to wait in the hallway and say nothing to anyone for a half-hour.

Or he bound and gagged Campos after shooting him in the leg and stuffed him into a laundry closet in the hallway.

Or, the most popular tactic in these untenable and absurd stories: “Obviously, Paddock was crazy. There is no way to account for all his actions. We may never know why he did what he did.”

That usually works with the public. The police or the FBI paint themselves into a corner trying to hide the truth. They realize their latest version of events makes no sense. So they invoke the time-honored “we may never know” explanation.

If some reporter wakes up from his stupor and resists going along with the story, he’ll probably hear: “Yes, we’re looking into that. But we have no further comment at this time.”

Or most likely, any time.

Here is a reasonable assessment: since very early on, police had decided on this story: Paddock was the shooter; he was the only shooter; he wounded the security guard after he finished firing on the concert crowd.

But the fact that the security guard was wounded BEFORE the concert shooting was leaking out. People in Las Vegas knew about it. So the cops (or the FBI) decided they had to get out ahead of the leak, if possible. It would be better to change their story than wait and end up with egg on their faces.

And so far, it looks like they made a smart move. Because how many media outlets are pointing out how crazy the new story is?

Most importantly, how many other egregious lies are sitting under the previous security-guard lie? How many other devious twists and turns in the true tale are being hidden?


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Why you shouldn’t believe anything the FBI says about the Vegas shooting

Why you shouldn’t believe anything the FBI says about Vegas shooting

by Jon Rappoport

October 9, 2017

No matter how the Vegas shooting investigation looks, the FBI is playing a large role. The forensics, in particular, would be checked by FBI techs and labs.

Vital lab analysis of weapons and ammunition and bullet-angles and cartridges and residue. Weapons Paddock had or didn’t have. Ammunition he had or didn’t have. Modifications he made or didn’t make to those weapons. How many different kinds of bullets were found in victims? What weapons did those bullets come from?

And depending on that evidence—were there multiple shooters, for example?

Should you believe the FBI’s analyses?

Are you kidding? The scurrilous reputation of the FBI in its handling of forensics is astonishing. Read on. Note: I’m saving the best for last:

In 2014-15, stories appeared in the press about the phenomenal corruption of the FBI evidence lab. But since then, there has been very little follow-up. I find no compelling evidence that the federal government has fixed the problem.

April 20, 2015, The Atlantic: “…the Washington Post made clear Saturday in an article that begins with a punch to the gut… ‘Nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000,’ the newspaper reported, adding that ‘the cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death’.”

August 12, 2014, New Scientist: “…the initial results were released of an ongoing review of thousands of criminal cases in which FBI scientists’ testimony may have led to wrongful convictions – including for some people now on death row…[an FBI source states] ’we teach these people [lab techs in training] for two weeks, and they would go back to their laboratories with a certificate of completion and be told: Great you’re qualified to do this [analysis of evidence] – here’s your caseload.’”

Washington Post, April 18, 2015: “The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.”

“Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.”

“The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the groups said under an agreement with the government to release results after the review of the first 200 convictions.”

Giant long-term scandal and corruption. The story is covered. Then it disappears.

Now here’s the capper:

On April 19, 1995, one-third of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City blew up, killing 169 people and wounding 680 others.

Three men were arrested and convicted: Tim McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier. McVeigh was put to death on June 11, 2001, Nichols is currently serving multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole, and Fortier was sentenced to 12 years (he served that term and was released).

The official narrative of the bombing stated: A Ryder truck parked at the curb outside the Murrah Building contained barrels of ammonium nitrate plus fuel oil (ANFO bombs), and their coordinated explosion occurred shortly after 9AM on the morning of April 19th.

In addition to the deaths and the woundings, the explosion impacted 324 buildings and 86 cars in the area.

(In my 1995, book, “The Oklahoma City Bombing, the Suppressed Truth,” I laid to rest the claim that ANFO bombs could have caused that much damage; and more importantly, I showed that an explosion coming out of a Ryder truck at the curb could not have caused the particular profile of damage sustained by the Murrah Building.)

The vaunted FBI lab decided that, indeed, all the damage and death HAD been caused by ANFO bombs in the Ryder truck.

But wait.

Buckle up.

Two years after the bombing, on March 22, 1997, we had this from CNN: “The Justice Department inspector general’s office has determined that the FBI crime laboratory working on the Oklahoma City bombing case made ‘scientifically unsound’ conclusions that were ‘biased in favor of the prosecution,’ The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.”

“…[FBI] supervisors approved lab reports that they ‘cannot support’ and…FBI lab officials may have erred about the size of the blast, the amount of explosives involved and the type of explosives used in the bombing[!].”

“…harshest criticism was of David Williams, a supervisory agent in the [FBI] explosives unit, the paper [LA Times] said. Those flaws reportedly include the basis of his determination that the main charge of the explosion was ammonium nitrate. The inspector general called such a determination ‘inappropriate,’ the Times said.”

“…FBI officials found a receipt for ammonium nitrate at defendant [Terry] Nichols’ home and, because of that discovery, Williams slanted his conclusion to match the evidence.”

And with those revelations, the case, the investigation, the court trials, and press probes should have taken a whole new direction. But they didn’t.

The fake science was allowed to stand.

So now…there is no reason to believe anything the FBI says about Paddock, his weapons, his ammo, his modifications, the degree of his participation (or non-participation) in the shooting, the trajectories of bullets, the types of bullets found in victims, the nature of the expended shell casings, and other VITAL forensic details in the case.


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Vegas shooting: real vs. fake

Vegas shooting: real vs. fake

by Jon Rappoport

October 6, 2017

These are a few observations leading to a hypothesis.

First, there is a video, taken at ground level, of a man going from victim to victim lying on the ground at the concert. He is checking their pulses, asking if they’re all right, calling for medical help. Notice the color of the blood on the ground and on the victims. It is a quite bright red. Would real bloodstains on the ground be that color, or would they be darker?

Next, there is the matter of how Stephen Paddock, the accused shooter, brought 23 weapons and ammo into the Mandalay Hotel and up to his suite.

He was a well-known high-stakes gambler. Hotel personnel surely knew him. They knew he lived in the Vegas area. Yet there he is with a number of suitcases—or over the course of a few days, he appears in the lobby with another suitcase or two each time.

These hotels are security-conscious to the max. No suspicion was aroused? And Paddock risked exposure to take weapons he would never use up to his suite?

Did Paddock bring in the weapons through another hotel entrance with the help of staff? Was this part of the operation an inside job?

Did he actually bring in all these weapons? Or was his hotel suite staged as a prop by others? Was it set up as a showcase for gun-control advocates who, after the fact, would push for new restrictive laws?

The photos of the hotel suite—when were they taken? In the immediate aftermath of the shooting? Where are the hundreds or thousands of shell casings that would have been ejected from the weapon(s)? The photos of the floor show very little brass. My understanding is these casings would have been quite hot. Where are all the burn marks on the carpet and furniture and walls?

This whole “hotel suite” scenario is very murky and needs much more investigation.

There are cell-phone videos taken at ground level at the concert, while you can hear automatic gunfire. A reader brings up an interesting point. Many of these shots would miss human targets. Instead, they would hit solid objects and either remain embedded or bounce. Where are the loud sounds, on the videos, of ricochets—not just a few sounds, but many.

Now here is a hypothesis. Obviously, it applies to more than just the Vegas shooting. In SOME of these events, we see a MIX of fake and real happenings. There are real victims and fake victims. This confusion and conflation of the fake and the real stimulate different and opposing lines of independent investigation.

Some say all the victims are fake. Others say all the victims are real. Both viewpoints tend to generalize from a few sets of facts.

The result? This is perfect for those who are actually behind the operation in the shadows, who want to engender false trails and dead ends and “unsolvable” anomalies.

And conflict among independent researchers who, after all, are the only real threat to the party line.

“Look, here is a group of obvious crisis actors. They’re fakes. Therefore, the whole event is a fake.”

“Here are real victims. Therefore, the whole event is real. There was nothing fake about it.”

Then, on top of this, the mainstream press, in its usual fashion, cherry picks the most far-out “conspiracy theories,” presents them, and says: “Look how ridiculous ALL these people are who question the official investigation.” Another generalization. A way to discredit all independent researchers.

When you think about it, the hypothesis I’m presenting is not strange at all. What do major media news broadcasts do? They mix real facts and fake facts. This is SOP. They mix and stir and derive bizarre conclusions that mislead the public.

“Real or fake” is not always the correct formulation, although that is what many people want to decide. “It must be black or white, yes or no, this or that.” We’re looking at a trap, we’re looking at many minds disposed to function in this fashion.

In certain cases, it can be “real and fake.”

And when it is, and when it’s intentional, it confuses people and they throw up their hands and walk away.

Which is the desired effect.

“Was the whole thing real or fake? I have to know.”

It was both.


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Was the Vegas shooter a patsy?

Was the Vegas shooter a patsy?

How did he get all those weapons into his hotel suite?

by Jon Rappoport

October 5, 2017

Daily Mail: “…Jill Sneider of the ATF said that no less than 12 of the rifles found in the room had bump-stock modifications.”

“In total, there were 23 firearms in the hotel room, including an AK-47, an AR-15-type gun, and a handgun.”

That’s a lot of weight. That’s a lot of steel. How did Stephen Paddock, the purported Vegas shooter, get all those weapons into his Mandalay Hotel suite?

Are we supposed to believe no red flags went up? No alarms were triggered?

He had no help? No help from the inside?

On top of that, why did he take all those weapons into the suite? He certainly wasn’t going to use all of them.

It’s easy to say, “He did all that because he was crazy, and there is no way to analyze crazy.” If investigations proceeded on that premise, they wouldn’t be investigations.

Confronted with this pile of weaponry in a suite, after a mass shooting, it would be reasonable to ask, “Did the accused shooter actually bring all these guns in himself?” And further: “Was this some kind of set-up, carried out to forward a “take the guns away from everybody” agenda?

Yes, that would open the door to a very murky area—constructing an alternative time line of events leading up to the shooting. Nevertheless, a true investigation would explore this area. Although police and FBI aren’t talking about it, you can bet a few officers are at least looking into the possibility that Paddock had help bringing all that weaponry into his suite.

Are we to assume the Mandalay Hotel security system is a sieve? They just wave everyone through without a flicker of doubt, with millions of dollars on the premises and millions more being bet in real time in the casino? It’s just a party?

Pit bosses on the floor and eyes in the sky can spot a cheater who is counting cards at a blackjack table, but no one is able to notice a well-known high stakes gambler (Paddock) dragging many suitcases through the premises up into his suite? Really?

The aftermath of the concert shooting has turned into an ideal opportunity for gun control and a stepped up Surveillance State. The presence of so many guns in Paddock’s suite makes a perfect photo op for these agendas.

As more background emerges on Stephen Paddock, we discover he isn’t just a burrito-eating retiree living outside Vegas. According to the press, he’s a millionaire real estate investor. He has many options in life. But he makes a plan to end that life. He surely knows that’s what is going to happen. He wants it to happen. He launches an operation over the course of months to bring about his death.

Yes, it’s possible. And the Valium he’s taking could push him over the edge, because it can cause aggression in some people. Nevertheless, we’re supposed to believe, without explanation, that his impulse for destruction and self-destruction was far more than just a moment’s snap decision. It was embedded in a carefully wrought design. Paddock laid out a sequence of events that would culminate in his “suicide by cop.” We’re supposed to take that as an article of faith.

Or…was this operation something else entirely? Was, for example Paddock, as a gun enthusiast, profiled and targeted and used by a team intent on carrying out the concert shooting?

Was he a patsy?

Was he a Lee Oswald, a Sirhan Sirhan, a James Earl Ray?

The use of patsies varies. The set-ups can be complex. There is more than just one possible pattern. For example, in the case of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing, Tim McVeigh, to the degree he may have been involved, was only used to get a Ryder Truck to the curb outside the Murrah Federal Building on the morning of April 19th.

We are assured there was an ANFO bomb in the truck (ammonium nitrate plus fuel oil). Seven or eight barrels were linked up to go off at once. Of course, making that happen would take a considerable degree of expertise—beyond McVeigh’s skill. The explosions in the barrels must be simultaneous; otherwise, you’re left with no force and fertilizer all over the street.

Still further, it turns out that, even with a simultaneous ignition, the force and direction of the blast were insufficient to cause the degree and profile of the damage sustained by the Murrah Building. That bomb was a diversion and a distraction.

One alternative explanation: as the bomb in the Ryder truck went off, pillars of the building—which had previously been wired with explosives—were triggered. Those explosives caused the actual damage.

But McVeigh, the “Ryder truck man,” became the face of the crime. He was the “lone bomber.”

The patsy.

The public is taught to believe sophistication in the use of patsies is impossible.

The public is wrong.

The role of Stephen Paddock in the concert shooting cannot be accepted blindly as the press details it.


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Shots fired at the Vegas Bellagio the same night as the concert attack? YouTube took down the video.

Shots fired at Vegas Bellagio same night as concert attack? YouTube took down the video.

by Jon Rappoport

October 5, 2017

Yesterday, I posted a video reporting shots fired through the front door of the Vegas Bellagio Hotel on the night of the concert attack.

My, my. YouTube took the video down. We found a new link. Don’t know how long it’ll work.

Why did YouTube take down the video? On what grounds? It was truthful and therefore disturbing? The video was taken inside the Bellagio by a guest, and she speaks at length about the shooting incident.

I guess that’s too real. A new standard for violating the rules: “It’s too real, take it down.”

Or: “It’s obviously fake, it must be, because no approved media outlets reported that shooting, but it looks too real so it’s a great fake, take it down.”

Clearly, another shooting in Vegas around the time of the concert shooting would open up the door to the idea of a planned multiple attack, involving more than just a “lone crazy man at the Mandalay Hotel.”

Can’t have that.

No.

We’re already beginning to see new calls for eliminating “fake news” in the wake of the Vegas attacks. The Guardian is bemoaning the fact that many videos are being posted which question, doubt, and reject the official lone gunman scenario.

Can’t have that.

No.

Instead, what we need are more videos of police press conferences. We should bow down and accept that information. The Church of Police Truth. It’s the only way to get to heaven. Join now before it’s too late and you’re infected by the Other.

After working for 19 years as a reporter and author, I went online in 2001 and called this site nomorefakenews. There was a reason for that. It’s called mainstream news.


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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

Multiple shooters: not the first time

Multiple shooters: not the first time

by Jon Rappoport

October 4, 2017

Update: I have three separate reports that shots were fired through the front door of the Vegas Bellagio Hotel at roughly the same time as the concert shooting, late Sunday. For example:

(Update 2: The video — “YT /watch?v=AKv8KrJBAxg” — has been taken down. If/when it is re-posted on YT, I will update the link.)

(Update 3: Here is the new link: “YT /watch?v=6V_gS9ythDQ”. Some YT key words are “bellagio hotel shooting,” “Rene Downs”)

According to one report, the Bellagio was put on lockdown. I can’t verify the reports with further evidence at this time.

In a crime, multiple shooters often imply political purpose—on the other end of the spectrum from “crazy man acting alone.”

In recent articles (archive here), I’ve been assembling a case for multiple shooters in the Las Vegas mass murder at the concert.

Here is a very brief historic survey of multiple (or other uninvestigated) perpetrators. It’s certainly not meant to be all-inclusive. For instance, I omit 9/11 and the mind-boggling series of egregious lies that continues to this day.

James Holmes, the Colorado theater shooter. 2012. One witness, Corbin Dates (aka Dayton), told Aurora news outlets a man sitting in the front row of the theater took a cell phone call and went to a side exit, propped the door open with his foot, and seemed to be signaling somebody. Ten to 15 minutes later, James Holmes (?) appeared in full gear with weapons as the exit door swung open. Another witness (no name revealed) stated that, during the massacre, a gas canister was thrown from a direction where Homes wasn’t standing. The police brusquely discounted these testimonies.

The Oklahoma City Bombing. 1995. Analysis (my interviews with bomb experts) concluded that the ANFO bomb in the Ryder truck, parked at the curb of the Murrah Federal Building, could not have caused the degree or profile of the damage to the building. The takedown of a portion of the building was far more sophisticated. Tim McVeigh, if he was involved, could not have acted alone.

Robert F Kennedy, assassinated in 1968, in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel, in Los Angeles. Suppressed evidence makes it clear that Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted killer, who was standing in front of RFK, did not fire the shots that killed him. Those shots came from behind Kennedy. A count of the number of shots that were heard reveals more shots were fired than Sirhan had in his clip. There was no investigation of a second shooter.

The Martin Luther King murder. 1968. On pages 462 and 463 of The Assassinations, you can read a list of 20 good reasons for doubting and rejecting the official story of James Earl Ray as the killer. The essay is: “Fatal Justice: The Death of James Earl Ray,” by James DiEugenio. Suffice to say, the failed legal struggle to re-retest the rifle Ray supposedly used to kill MLK shows the powers-that-be were determined to keep truth out of the investigation.

John F Kennedy, assassinated in 1963. The House Select Committee on Assassinations (1976-1979) made an excruciating attempt to prove that the “lightning-fast reloading” supposedly achieved by Lee Oswald, as he fired his old rifle, could account for the acoustical evidence of all shots fired at Kennedy in Dallas. The effort failed completely, but the results of clearly unscientific tests were accepted as positive proof of the lone gunman theory. (See The Assassinations, edited by James DiEugenio and Lisa Pease, 2003, published by Feral House, p. 82-84.)

Multiple shooters or other uninvestigated shooters have played a major role in many crimes, and in each case law-enforcement finds a reason to ignore the facts.

The public is taught to believe there is wide gulf between “thorough government investigations” and “conspiracy theories.” Mainstream news provides this ongoing education.

It is a pernicious effort to undermine private citizens’ confidence in their own ability to see and know the truth.


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Multiple shooters in Vegas: the standard progression in staged attacks

Multiple shooters in Vegas: the standard progression of events in a staged attack

by Jon Rappoport

October 4, 2017

—In case anyone doesn’t get the point, multiple shooters in Las Vegas would imply much planning and coordination for a given political purpose. Not a crazy lone act of a crazy man. The whole scene would change in an instant. Everything the public knows would be wrong.

In a minute, I’ll get to an expert report about the now-famous taxi cab video, which contains much audio of shots fired at the Mandalay Hotel. The driver was parked at the hotel when the shooting began and stayed there for several minutes. But first, I want to describe the standard progression in false flags.

In several articles (archive here), I’ve established enough probability of multiple shooters, in the Vegas-concert attack, to warrant a serious and honest investigation by law-enforcement.

But of course, that’s not happening.

There is a standard sequence that is usually followed in these events.

As soon as the attacks occur, reports begin coming in from the press. There is conflicting information. There were multiple shooters—no, there was just one shooter. The purported Sandy Hook shooter, Adam Lanza? His father was killed in New Jersey—no, his mother was killed in Connecticut.

These discrepancies and bizarre contradictions are pruned away and discarded by the press as quickly as possible, as the official line is brought front and center. The contradictions are buried as if they never existed.

There was a lone shooter. Period. In the majority of cases, he is dead. Shot by police, or he committed suicide. So he can’t speak.

Even when the shooter is arrested, we almost never hear from him again. He never makes a complete public statement. If there is a trial, he doesn’t testify.

You can bet your bottom dollar James Holmes, the purported Colorado theater shooter, would have had some very interesting comments to make, if he could have spoken freely. But no, he was hustled away to a psych ward, and that was that.

At law enforcement press conferences, the party line is emphasized: there was just one shooter, we know who he is, and he is dead (or in custody). Of course, the police or FBI spokespeople claim they are still investigating.

They throw that bone to the press and public: they’re on the case doing their jobs. In Vegas, we are told the police are carrying out a thorough inquiry, in order to understand Stephen Paddock’s motive for killing and maiming concert goers. No stone will be left unturned.

Now the press turns to the victim stories, with a few hero stories thrown in for good measure. Human interest. At the same time, we hear calls for unity and coming together. No one is sure what that means, but it doesn’t matter. It sounds right.

At this point, political leaders launch their agendas. There is usually a demand for new gun control legislation, for example. The leaders know, of course, that the weapon the supposed lone shooter used was already illegal and banned; or if not, criminals and terrorists are able to secure those weapons, regardless of any law. Only private law-abiding citizens, who see guns as a form of self-defense, would be stripped of that protection.

Until the last year or so of attacks in the US, there was a fictitious grieving period announced by the press. Candlelight vigils were played up. There were many photos of flowers and messages placed at the site of the crime. Now, apparently, the formal grieving is thought to be less important. The press needs a new story about another subject. The pace is faster.

That’s the basic sequence. There are additions here and there, but that’s the basic pattern.

One addition: If the government and the press see there may be a problem convincing the public that the official narrative is factual, the networks will send their national TV news anchors to the scene of the crime, as the story breaks, to cement the party line. The prestige of these anchors keeps viewers in their usual state of light trance and acceptance.


Now, here is a report about the taxi-cab video taken by a driver at the Mandalay Hotel. This analysis of the audio of gunfire certainly indicates the use of multiple weapons.

It doesn’t absolutely rule out the possibility of one man using those weapons, but it suggests there was more than one shooter—and any honest law-enforcement agency would consider this analysis important, and would pursue a relentless investigation based on that premise. To do otherwise would be a dereliction of duty.

“…at the very beginning, before the cabby changed locations, you hear an initial 5 round burst that is very loud. Right after it stops, within a second, you hear the exact same staccato burst but from much farther away – like a mirror image. Other than being surprised at how loud the initial burst was, I think for sure that the second distance burst was an echo of the first and bouncing back off another building.”

“But, right at 1:08, listen to the ‘timing’ of the burst there. There is a ‘lone’ opening pop before the firing breaks into a rhythm of a short 7 round burst. Then .5 sec pause and then you hear the same pattern from a distance. I believe this is an echo. Then, following, you hear that same delayed lead off shot but this time followed by a longer sustained burst of about 50 rounds (I believe this to be from a drum magazine, obviously not a 30 round mag). After it stops, you continue to hear the distant echo bounce back for about another 2 seconds. In other words, there is about a 2 second delay to the echo. That would simply mean that it was bouncing off a building about 565 feet away (1 second to get to the building and 1 second to bounce back). Speed of sound is about 1125 feet per second.”

“Also, listen to the ‘rhythm’ of the fire at 3:38. Starts off with that same delayed first shot, but then continues in a varying ‘up and down’ speed sort of like someone turning the crank handle on an old Gatling gun. For SURE, this is not an original full automatic weapon!!! They don’t sound like this and the firing might start and stop, but while it [is] firing the rate of fire is constant! Dead giveaway that it was some sort of ‘jimmy rigged’ weapon like with a bump fire device. There was at one time a device made that attached inside the trigger guard and literally had a crank on it so that by turning the crank each revolution of the crank would fire 2 or 3 rounds. It sounds exactly like something like this to me!”

“The auto firing could have been nothing more than mostly a ‘smokescreen’ distraction for the real shooter who was set up like I described above. That how I would be if I was surrounded by ISIS guys and didn’t want to give away my position. I’d love to know the coroner’s report on the caliber of bullets that hit the people versus the empty cartridges found in the hotel room – IF we can even believe THAT! I’m at the point now of only believing something I can SEE with my own eyes, or something that makes sense to me when I first hear it.”

“So, my thoughts are that if this was a setup false flag and there was a second shooter, that shooter would be firing a semi-auto silenced weapon from a highly camouflaged firing position and you would have never heard him. Whether or not they had their ‘shit together’ enough to have both the automatic distracting fire and the real deadly fire be matching calibers, I don’t know. But, quite frankly, this day in time, why would they need this when they can fake just about anything and no one really knows. There are no real journalists left in mainstream media as we already clearly know. They are just talking pundits.”


Multiple weapons. Therefore, the strong possibility of multiple shooters. Therefore, do an actual investigation.

Unless that is not the goal.

The police in Vegas have already said there was just one shooter. They don’t explain how they came to that conclusion. They never do.

At their recent press conference, there was another huge omission. They didn’t name the weapon the purported shooter was using. Many people (but not the mainstream reporters) want to know.

With audio of gunfire at hand, there would be analysis contradicting the one-weapon theory.

The police spokesman did, in fact, mention people who are saying there were multiple shooters. He was quick to deny such “chatter.” On what basis?

The police are in charge. They do the investigation. They decide. They’re the professionals. Private citizens and independent reporters are mere distractions.

He mouthed the worn-out “let us do our job.”

No one is stopping the police from doing their job. It’s the quality and honesty of the job we’re doubting.


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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.