16 Unanswered Questions About The Las Vegas Shooting That Mainstream Media Doesn't Want To Talk About

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

The public is not being told the truth about what really went down in Las Vegas. 

As you will see below, the evidence is mounting that there were multiple shooters and that this was an operation that was planned well in advance.  But according to the mainstream media, a 64-year-old retired accountant with a flabby physique that had no military training whatsoever and that wasn’t very experienced with guns was able to pull the whole thing off all by himself.  We are being told that Paddock was a “lone wolf” that didn’t have any ties to terror groups, and since he is now dead nobody is ever going to be able to interrogate him. 

But the American people definitely deserve some answers about what took place, and that means that all of us should keep digging.

The following are 16 unanswered questions about the Las Vegas shooting that the mainstream media does not want to talk about…

#1 Photos of Stephen Paddock’s hotel room have been leaked, and one of those photos appears to show a suicide note. Why hasn’t the public been told what is in that note?

#2 Were there additional shooters?  A taxi driver reportedly captured video of an automatic weapon being fired out of a lower level window.  A video from another angle and brief footage captured by Dan Bilzerian also seem to confirm that automatic gunfire was coming from a floor much lower than the 32nd floor room that Stephen Paddock was located on.  And if you weren’t convinced by the first three videos, this fourth video should definitely do it.

#3 Why were law enforcement authorities discussing “another suspect on the fourth floor”, and why isn’t the mainstream media talking about this?

#4 As Jon Rappoport has pointed out, it would have been impossible for Stephen Paddock to kill and wound 573 people in less than five minutes of shooting with the kinds of weapons that he is alleged to have used.  So why won’t law enforcement authorities acknowledge this fact?

#5 How in the world did Paddock get 42 guns and “several thousand rounds of ammo” into his hotel room without anyone noticing?

#6 How did someone with “no military background” and that wasn’t a “gun guy at all” operate such advanced weapons?  Because what we are being told by the mainstream media just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.  I really like how Natural News made this point…

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.

#7 Why was one woman telling people in the crowd that they were all going to die 45 minutes before the attack?

#8 Why did it take law enforcement authorities 72 minutes to get into Stephen Paddock’s hotel room?

#9 Why did Paddock wire $100,000 to the Philippines last week?

#10 Why was Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, in the Philippines when the attack took place?  Did she know what was about to happen?

#11 Was Paddock on antidepressants like so many other mass killers in the past have been?

#12 Why was ISIS so eager to take responsibility for this attack, and why was the FBI so quick to dismiss that connection?

#13 Apparently Paddock had earned millions of dollars “through real estate deals”.  If he was so wealthy, why would he all of a sudden snap like that?

#14 Why did he move so frequently?  It is being reported that Paddock had 27 different residences during his adult life.

#15 Why were nearly all of the exits out of the concert venue completely blocked?…

In essence, the concert trapped the people, preventing them from escaping, and denying them the ability to seek cover. From there, sustained, full-auto gunfire is almost impossible to survive.


From Fox News, a caller named Russell Bleck, who survived the shooting, said live on air, “There were ten-foot walls blocking us in. We couldn’t escape. It was just a massacre. We had nowhere to go.”

#16 Why was a country music festival chosen as the target?  Was the goal to kill as many Trump supporters and other conservatives as possible?  And is there evidence that Stephen Paddock was connected to Antifa in any way?

At first I thought that this was a fairly straightforward story too, but the more I have dug into it the more complex things have become.

Personally, I have come to the conclusion that Stephen Paddock definitely did not act alone.  That means that the others involved in the shooting are still out there, and they must be brought to justice.  Let us never forget what these extremely wicked individuals did to innocent civilians such as 27-year-old Tina Frost

A 27-year-old woman has lost her right eye after a bullet ripped through her face during the Las Vegas concert massacre.


Tina Frost remains in a coma in hospital after undergoing surgery to remove the bullet that became lodged in her eye when a gunman opened fire on the crowd of country music fans on Sunday night.


Frost, who is originally from Maryland but moved to California several years ago, is expected to remain in the coma for a week.

Whoever did this is going to pay greatly.  Yes, I do believe that Stephen Paddock was involved.  But he did not act alone, and the mainstream media is doing the public a great disservice by ignoring all of the evidence that this was not just a “lone wolf” operation.

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Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

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Déjà view's picture

#17: Why was Neanderthal Orenthal J. Simpson released days before...
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stinkypinky's picture

Author point #5 - 23 guns not 42 in the room. Sloppy.

DollarMenu's picture

Yeah but for a long while, it was 10 guns.

Who the hell knows for certain how many?

Not even certain how many rooms were used.

May be sloppy by your standards, but not nearly as shitty a stew as the MSM is trying plate.

stinkypinky's picture

Sloppy by my standards is putting forth a figure which is proven incorrect by the very same article the author references.

Battlefield USA's picture

Well, here is the Las Vegas Police Scan Audio: 1 Hour 52 Minutes And 51 Seconds Of WTF?

Compared to the "narrative".


Most people won't bother because of the Gold Fish attention span. Or, by the time they get to the last half, they already forgot the first half.


Ray Bones's picture

Exactly! It sure is busy up there on the grassy knoll.

Clashfan's picture

Conspiracies are plenty real. But this article isn't great, and isn't Snyder the cretin who warned us that we had to support Izrahole, or we'd be cursed?

I don't care to see anything else by him.

mrtoad's picture

Must. believe. the. government. and not question or think

hestroy's picture

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to imbeciles. And you are the king of them, my gay friend.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

For argument's sake, let's say it was a "false flag." A "false flag" event concocted by someone (some sinister CIA type i guess). How does the person(s) who came up with this terrorist attack so quickly and easily recruit so many local people in Vegas to go along with their plan? "Capt. Jones (LVPD) we HAVE to do this false flag event to protect freedom in the world. We're going to have to kill, wound and maim a lot of local people, but trust me this is important to do. You'll help us won't you?"

"Yes, sir. What do you need us to do? God bless America."

This is the scenario we are being asked to buy (and many are buying it).

P.S. Another question that needs a plausible answer: Why would the "false flag" creators of this attack even need a "second gunman"? The organizers already have some person on the 32nd floor with 23 high-powered weapons with a great line of firing sight to tens of thousands of targets. This person wouldn't be able to kill enough people to create the requisite terror/the wanted "effect?" Really, for shock effect, what's the difference between killing 59 people with two shooters and, say, 39 people with one shooter? And why do they go to all the trouble to protect the second shooter?


mrtoad's picture

These people actually died and were injured. the question is who did it?

Clashfan's picture

I'm very skeptical about these things since Sandy Hook and Orlando; however, I'm getting FB friends I know who say they knew people who were there, that it did happen, that people did die from gunshots. Further, there is this, kinda convincing--not entirely, sure, but the most convincing thing I've seen.

So yeah, I'm not 100 percent in, but I'm leaning toward real victims, multiple shooters. I even saw one video that appeared to show a crowd member shooting back into the crowd. But here's this, a vid of someone helping folks and some apparently dead bodies. Looks pretty real.




greenskeeper carl's picture

Saying its a false flag doesn't mean saying people weren't shot. I don't think hardly anyone is saying that. Most just don't buy the official lone shooter, crazy perosn who snapped story. The problem, as I see it, is that the government has been lying about so much for so long, people are so cynical and jaded they just assume everything is a lie. Im withholding judgement for now. I remain, as always, eternally skeptical.

Clashfan's picture

of course ff & hoax are diff :)

you post a lot of great stuff btw

smallblockchevy350's picture

This video I found clearly shows the 4th floor shooter was really just a strobe light.


I still think the whole official story is BS, however. If there were other shooters, and it looks like there were, my money is on them being on the roof.

Kernighan's picture

You are saying exactly what I would say. I'm reserving judgement about 4th floor flashes until I hear more, but otherwise, nailed. These comments about firearms, the difficulty, the height simply don't stack up when you understand shooting.  Bump fire does not require a substantial extra effort.  One only needs to be sure there is forward pressure (light pressure) on the forend of the rifle.  

A scope could be used for initial shots to confirm the shooters bullet drop calculations, and make sure there is no cross wind he needs to be aware of.  As terribly sad as this all is, this is not a difficult situation for this crazy guy to shoot in.  The large area, roughly 400 yards away, filled with people gives him plenty of targets. 

I still think this could involve multiple shooters, could be some sort of "false flag", and am glad to hear anything substantial in new evidence.  Unfortunately, not many of the citizen journalists who have investigated so far are really up to the forensics work a shooting like this involves.  I saw on video based crowd sourced type journo fail to adequately examine holes in concrete barriers, bypassing an opportunity to determine angle and if they were truly bullet holes.  The holes were most likely not bullet holes, but then, without thorough examination we won't really KNOW that. 

One thing I've repeatedly heard from military members who have been in urban fire fights:  Soldiers frequently report multiple sources of fire, and multiple shooters, when further examination reveals ONE SOURCE.  That is because the hard surfaces in a dense urban area create striking and loud echoes.  The sound is very loud, and confusing, because the true origin of the echoed sound is coming from another location.  I understand that only the newest of acoustic devices is able to mask out the echoes, and locate origin even within urban areas.  We can certainly use more and better audio recordings of this shooting, as many as possible.  Much work should be done by persons who truly understand audio and recording, in conjunction with persons expert in rifle sounds and location of fire. 

All that being said, don't get me wrong.  I am highly suspicious of this episode, deeply saddened by the carnage, and anxious to find out more, hopefully leading to justice in this horrible episode. 

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Is anyone here....even remotely curious as to who may be on the video that the shooter made of himself committing the very act?
LVMPD told us they have that tape. They said they gave it to the FBI

Where’s the full footage? It would clear up ALL question of who pulled the trigger.

Embrey's picture

Did anyone ever consider the video of him in action may have been broadcast?

Are the LV cops/FBI worried about the suicide photo leak or are they worried that something will leak that they don't want the public to see/know? I mean we might actually determine a motive if more leaks occur. Access to the truth will not be tolerated.

HalinCA's picture

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar ...


What I am curious about is something we won't ever know: what motivated him to do it?

Luckhasit's picture

Thanks cuz, let's stay open minded but at the same time... logical.

shocktherapy's picture

Higher IQ people can't beleive this was done by one of their tribe. They're having serious mental breakdowns.


Mtnrunnr's picture

I think part of this is that reasonable people who collect, care about and use guns are dumbfounded at what can actually happen and how easy it appears to be. They are trying to justify it by suggesting that it is impossible.

nightshiftsucks's picture

Definitely 2 shooters using automatic weapons, the story is bullshit. Where are the videos of the walking wounded ?

shocktherapy's picture

"Are you really that fucking stupid ?" 


"I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom - how great is that?"



Mtnrunnr's picture

I don't know anything about the specifics but if you're asking me if a senior can kill or wound 600 people with a modified semi automatic rifle and that the minimum wage kids running the concert bungled the response my amswer is yes.

Battlefield USA's picture

Well, for a guy who wasn't a "gun nut", firing from the 32nd floor, at night, at a long distance... he sure as hell knew a lot about ballistics. Gunners will know WTF I am talking about.


Also, while everyone wants to poo-poo the lower floor "strobe light", it sure as hell is odd, after spraying over a thousand rounds, you can not see any evidence whatsoever of gun-flash from the 32nd floor. He sure as hell wasn't shooting from the back of the room on the 32nd floor due to hight/distance and angle/trajectory. He was shooting directly from the window, back-dropped by the curtain... where in the f**k is the flash? Even just a little bit.

greenskeeper carl's picture

I know what you are talking about, the round will drop about 10 feet at that distance. He is shooting at a mass of people several hundred feet wide and long. How is that difficult?

FixItAgainTony's picture

An easy shot for the first 45 seconds, as people move close to the venue edges for cover. BUT then the shooter would have to aim at hunched down strips with his hodge-podge automatic.

#17 Where is Paddock's vehicle and how do you fit 42 guns with ammo into a single SUV?

Billy the Poet's picture

First, I own some firearms. Second, I am not a "truther" of any kind. Third, in my experience it is those who do not have experience with firearms who are dumbfounded by their capabilities. It is obviously very possible to spray a crowd of thousands of people with simulated automatic rifle fire and kill or injure hundreds of people.

The doubts you see expressed are a result of decades of government lying. People are so fed up that they don't believe a single thing that government or media says. Do these doubters sometimes go to far? Sure, but if you look at the long history of offical lying and the terrible consequences of those lies for billions of people that's to be expected.

End of story.

Philo Beddoe's picture


Your second paragrah. Perfect summation. 

...I am doing a walk back here....it looks like there is real victim video floating around now...I questioned where it was for the reasons you outlined so well. 



Mtnrunnr's picture

I think nearly everyone that owns and cares about guns would never consider using it against people and now that the worst has happened they are (rightfully) shocked. All I am saying is that nothing that happened is impossible or even hard to do. I don't trust the govt, and I am 100% sure we are being lied to about aspects of this, but the fundamentals of this (1guy with an auto shooting 600 of 55,000 in a confined area run by teenagers) is 100% possible.

Billy the Poet's picture

I don't trust the govt


One of the few things on which I agree with you. Consider letting that rightful suspicion of government inform your search for solutions to today's probelms.

Just a suggestion, not looking for a debte. It's a beautiful day and I'm getting ready to head up to the river.

laser's picture

Each of those high speed rounds at that angle would likely hit more than one person.

AmericanFUPAcabra's picture

Jesus fuck man. 22,000 tickets total sold for a 3 day event. Not 55,000 in one place. Stop fucking posting if you cannot get the most basic facts straight.

chunga's picture

That's the #1 reason for the skepticism...the gov's perpetual lying makes all their "official" stories automatically fishy.

#2 is the sounds of gunfire from the cabbie video. Of course that could be completely fake.

#3 most of the concert-goers probably had cell phones that can upload to things like facebook by pressing one button and I don't think we see that. Were they all "crisis actors" or did they all have the good taste to not do that, or was that prevented from happening somehow.

#4 only a few people were in there with cameras, the leaked picture of the dead guy is strange, reminding me of the popos giving the girl in LaVoy's truck her phone back that contained video of it getting shot to pieces. Why?

Some of the other stuff, like the tattoo is really silly.  

Billy the Poet's picture

tattoo is really silly. 


Here's another silly Tattoo.

The plane! The plane!



Even sillier:

SCTV's Fantasy Island


Dammit Walter's picture

I agree with Billy.  The many theories posited in this article don't appear to have any merit, except the drug question.  (although I also agree that gov is a pack serial liars and mainly interested in gaining power)

Yes, a fat guy with (allegedly) minimal training can shoot fish in a barrel -- which is the same thing as shooting indiscriminantly at a crowd.

I am most interested in angle that this guy was taking pills.  There seems to be a connection to psychotropic drugs and violent outbursts. It is been shown that in many cases psych meds can trigger lowering of inhibitions of violence that most sane people have control over.  Many other mass shootings has had similar connection with the perp taking psych meds.  With billions if not trillions of dollars at risk if these drugs are deemed unsafe and banned, the drug industry has a huge monetary interest in burying the drug angle.  Almost every recent mass shooting that I can think of has a common link to psych meds.

Can we correlate the increase in violent events with the indroduction of psych meds in the last 10 or 20 years?

Billy the Poet's picture

I am most interested in angle that this guy was taking pills.


Me too. In my opinion the manufacturers and distributors of these drugs bear some responsibility. A firearm is just a tool and can be used for good, bad or indifferent purposes. These drugs are prescribed to unsettled individuals with the provision that they may cause even worse problems in the form of suicidal or homicidal tendencies. That's were liability lies if you're looking beyond the actual killer in my opinion.

Dammit Walter's picture

These drugs are prescribed to unsettled individuals with the provision that they may cause even worse problems in the form of suicidal or homicidal tendencies. That's were liability lies if you're looking beyond the actual killer in my opinion.

Selling drugs is lucrative business for the Big Pharma ... and the CIA... who have been selling them for going on 70 years.  

drendebe10's picture

Fukda gubmint. Fukda corrupt elected political turds Fukemall. Heard em all into that concert venue, block the exits & let the nra have at it on pay per view. Now thats entertainment. Fukemall

BarkingCat's picture

Thing is that these nuts simulated automatic fire. This was automatic fire. If you have ever fired a magazine from an AK even AR I'm full auto you would know that a 30 round magazine gets emptied in less than 3 few seconds.

Even if he used a 100 round magazine, he would have emptied that in about 6 to 8 seconds (based on M16 full auto rate of fire being somewhere between 700 and 950 rounds per minute).

There are videos where the firing goes longer than that and the pauses are not long enough for him to reload and resume or even switch to another ready weapon.

Also on videos I have heard, it is not a 5.56 caliber being fired but something in the 30 caliber family, so an old m60 or m240.

Those round are mych bigger and the drums only hold 50 rounds.


So, what was fired by at least 1 person was a belt fed full auto machine gun.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Bump fire weapons fire slower than real full auto weapons. Also, due to the mechanics of the spring mechanism in the stock, it often results in brief, almost inperceptable pauses as the shooter takes his finger off the trigger very briefly to allow a reset. Unlike true full auto, the bump fire takes a little bit of getting used to. You have to hold the weapon a little differently on your shoulder, and pull forward with you non firing hand. Its not like a full auto where you just hold the gun like normal and hold the trigger down. This would further slow him down. There are readily available drums and banana style mags that hold 90-100 rounds, and with a slower cyclic rate of fire, that accounts for he longer strings.


Some people thing there was a SAW or M240 involved. I don't think I heard a 240, rounds didn't sound heavy enough, and the carnage would have been a hell of a lot worse if the guys was raining heavy 168 grainers into the crowd. Getting hit by one of those vs a 55/62 grain 556 at the range is a HUGE difference in energy transference. The SAW has an adjustable gas block, like a 240, that allows the user to select 750 or 1000 RPM. I am not very familiar with a SAW, but I am with a 240, so if the principle of using the adjustable gas block is the same - leave it at the lowest setting, and if you start getting stoppages due to carbon build up, open the gas block up to allow more gas in, but start at the lowest setting/slowest rate of fire for accuracy, then a SAW would be firing at a simialr rate to an M16, shooting the same ammo. A SAW is a gas operated weapon, like the AR/M4, firing an identical cartridge, through essentially the same length barrel, with the same rate of fire. You can't tell me anyone can tell the difference in sound from a cell phone viedo on youtube.

BarkingCat's picture

I am not buying the bump stock theory. Listen to the videos.

Like I wrote above, The firing lasted too long even with a 100 round double drum and even if you slowed down the rate of fire.

I am not buying the 5.56 because it does not sound like 5.56. The sound I hear is much more "meaty" than 5.56 makes.

I could be wrong however. I am used to hearing it from behind or to the side of the gun .

RumpleShitzkin's picture

You’d know exactly what weapon was used if we saw the video they have.
You could see him using it.

LVMPD told us they have that tape. They said they gave it to the FBI

Where’s the full footage? It would clear up ALL question of who pulled the trigger. ISIS? Antifa? Paddock?

Let’s see it.

libertyanyday's picture

How can u possibley make that absurd claim?  proof needs to be more substantial than ' it sounded  like'................speculation

NukeChinaNow's picture

I believe there is a 120 rd mag. Norinco? I know, personally, a Beta dumps in less than 8 in an M-16.

stormsailor's picture

who killed seth rich,  and jfk

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Who’s on the video that was rolling in the room while whoever it was...was doing the actual shooting?

LVMPD told us they have that tape. They said they gave it to the FBI

Where’s the full footage? It would clear up ALL question of who pulled the trigger.