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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bladrnr_2019's picture

Thanks for the voice of reason.


For what it's worth, my brother works as director of housekeeping at the Tropicana. It's right behind Mandalay Bay. When he got into work Monday morning, he told me they had to clean blood off the walls from people who ran for cover into their hotel the night before. I don't believe this was a false flag. People were killed and injured.

Blano's picture

Don't know if it's still there, but last night I was directed to a video at LiveLeak of a guy going around and doing triage. It's extremely graphic.

Most of the people he checked were already dead. One guy shot in the head was still barely breathing out his mouth. Helluva sight.

Malkavian's picture

The "false" in false flag refers to the narrative behind the event not the event itself.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Re: Acknowledgement that "People were killed and injured"

See we're making some progress. Now even ZH posters are saying that a least a couple of people might have been killed and a few people might have been injured.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Billy, that's really a great summary for many folks.

It's a sad state of affairs after so many official lies have been debunked, that our first rational position must be to question the official story.

JimmyJones's picture

If it were that easy, why doesn't it happen every day?

Give Me Some Truth's picture

The lone nut with a bunch of guns who is willing to die and is smart enough to come up with a good plan (however sinister) can do this really any time at tons of different venues/places. In fact, the more people who are involved the smaller the probability the plan will come off as intended. But you don't need to hijack a jet airliner to inflict mass carnage. Unfortunately, these events will continue to happen, even with American nut cases or Islamic terrorists. 

The one question I've read that resonates with me and troubles me is the report that the shooting lasted "72 minutes." I've also read, more frequently, 10 minutes. Surely the 72 minutes statement is false. How could someone fire for an hour and 12 minutes without being taken out? 

I just finished reading the best-selling book on Columbine. The one fact that made my blood pressure boil more than anything else is the great amount of time it took police/SWAT team members to storm the school and get to the room where 90 percent of the killing took place. 

Once these people start shooting, they ain't going to stop until they kill themselves or are killed. Go in immediately and put down the threat. If your superiors tell you to "secure the perimeter" or "wait for back-up" ignore them and act.






Future Jim's picture

About 100 million people could have done the same thing at one billion such large gatherings and yet, out of those 100 quadrillion opportunities, it never happened. So there is a one in 100 quadrillion chance that this happened without spooks involved.

shocktherapy's picture

So let me get this straight. A bunch of "deep state"(white people) sat in a room and talked about killing a bunch of white (probably Trump supporters) people ?


shocktherapy   xythras Jan 27, 2017 5:25 AM

Some Zher's wanted civil war. Well you got it. Its not going to be the kind of civil war you thought it was going to be.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Deep State is frantically attempting to once again disarm the masses before they kick off the engineered Civil War & activate the I CIA SIS terror cells here at home to coincide with the engineered economic collapse.

In the image why is the gun behind him?

Recoil would have sent the gun forward. At best the firearm would be his hand, in front of him & not behind him.

And, there's blood on the cylinder & not the barrel.

Where's the brain splatter & pieces of skull fragments?

onewayticket2's picture

what I think you'll see coming out of this is a massive ammo tax and restriction on the amount of ammo one can hold at any given time.   Kind of like restrictions on the amount of cash one can transact or travel with without triggering a report.


(you'll hear brainless hollywood celbs ask:  "does it really take 5000 rounds to kill a deer?", etc)


ps.  flashback:  Feds buy 1,4B hollow point rounds (for "target practice"!!!)

Billy the Poet's picture

(you'll hear brainless hollywood celbs ask:  "does it really take 5000 rounds to kill a deer?", etc)

It can take thousands of rounds and hours of practice in order to have the skill to reliably place a bullet in a deer's vital organs in an effort to bring it down quickly and humanely. Take that Hollywood!


But yeah. ammo will likely be targeted (pun intended). It's the Michael Moore solution from Bowling. The first half of the film is not bad (government and media try to frighten us and are very aggressive themselves) but presents a terrible answer (disarm the public).

e_goldstein's picture

It also looks like he has a bullet wound in the center of his chest and there is a blood trail leading towards the revolver (like someone stepped in the patsy's blood when planting the weapon).




nightshiftsucks's picture

Are you really that fucking stupid ?

XOFnews's picture

Future Jim - are you talking about financial derivatives at the DTCC, or what?

Give Me Some Truth's picture

No, just one person being involved makes it much more plausible. And you don't need a braintrust in some cave in Afghanistan making these plans. Anyone can do it wherever they live in the world.

techpriest's picture

I think a lot doesn't add up, but one non-conspiracy theory that is being discussed by no one, is that this guy only managed to hit a few people. If you have every seen video of panicked crowds you know what I am getting at.

Given the conditions, it is entirely possible that he shot less than the total dead/wounded, but a few dying and the sound of gunfire panicked people, and the resulting stampede led to as many trampling deaths/injures as the gunfire, or more. All it takes is a few bottlenecks that people try to rush through.

JimmyJones's picture

Well you either have a bullet hole in your body or not.  I imagine the hospital reports will clarify if people died from a stampeded or a bullet.

BarkingCat's picture

The hospital was not allowing the families in to see the wounded.


This is definitely worth watching. This woman is a progressive that was completely red pilled during last election.




stinkypinky's picture

Something I would find useful is if the figures were released showing the official number of people actually hit with gunfire, the number killed with gunfire, and the number wounded by gunfire - stated side-by-side with the total number killed and wounded at the event.

At the moment the only figures are “number injured and number killed” and like you mention we don’t know how many of those are heart attacks, sprained legs, cuts and scrapes from the stampede and chaos on the ground - to build a more clear picture of the events and the validity of the one-shooter hypothesis.

techpriest's picture

Exactly. My take is that the gun-illiterate media and politicians want to make as much hay as possible by trying to cast this as a case of one shooter hitting 500+ people and killing 50+.

Its entirely possible that the guy bought all kinds of guns that he didn't know how to handle, did a halfass job firing at hundreds of yards, but because he was shooting at a packed crowd he got a panic going after hitting a few/several people. The hospital records and police report will bear this out, but by the time they do (several days / a few weeks from now), all kinds of BS theories will have taken hold, the biggest one being that every single injury was caused by the shooter's gun.

stinkypinky's picture

In fact I'm going to predict that 5 deaths and 300 injuries will be due to stampede and panic rather than gunshot

  • 22,000 people in a confined area with 10-foot walls and only a few exits in a panic, attempting to flee in dark conditions with alcohol present while under active gunfire. How many people would you expect to be injured? Die of suffocation? Heart attack?
  • Do the concert organizers want you to think the injuries and deaths would be partly their fault? Or only the fault of the gunman?
  • Do the local police want you to think they did a bad job allowing the unsafe venue to go forward? Or is it easier to blame the gunman?
  • Is the media going to carefully report the number due to gunshot vs. the number due to stampede, causing a lower number of deaths to be possibly reported? Do higher deaths cause more advertisement revenue for their publications?

The discussion thus far of how the gunman could or couldn't injure 500 people are going to look silly in a few days.

AmericanFUPAcabra's picture

Once again, 22,000 tickets sold for a 3 day event. Not 22,000 people at the time.

stinkypinky's picture

Ok that's a point which makes sense to me. To give it some more weight though: can you find a source which states that this figure was the ticket sales instead of the actual attendance? And can you find a source which states the actual attendance for that night was different from 22,000 figure?

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Right. I'm sure a good number of the injuries were "stampede" or panic-related. 

I also noted that many people simply hit the ground with others piling on top of them. It seems to me that just about anywhere this guy pointed his gun he was going to hit someone. I'm sure lots of bullets hit more than one person too.

equity_momo's picture

The simple question people should be focusing on is why LE are not talking about the 2nd and possibly 3rd shooters.

Nothing else matters when compared to that question.


Give Me Some Truth's picture

What is your theory(ies) on why the authorities seem so eager to prevent the second or third gunman from being apprehended? Why do they want this person to get away and why are they risking their careers and reputations to make this happen? Your thoughts?

equity_momo's picture

Takes very few in a position of authority to pull this off. Everyone else is just following orders.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

So in your view there might have been just, say, a few (like three) police in positions of authority who were actively involved in a conspiracy to allow a mass murderer to get away with this crime. It would be stunning if one such person exists on that police force.

Bill of Rights's picture

More proof your a fucken retard of epic proportions...

Population Bubble's picture

I agree with the asshole for once.

Col_Sanders's picture

As for 3, there is this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG2oQ65zi-Q   It's not a meme.

As for 6, at least one of the photos did include an area he was shooting from - look again - you can clearly see the curtain blowing in from the lack of glass in the window.

As for 11, you don't have to be Arnold, but to do what this guy allegedly did, you have to be in shape.  Controlling a weapon like the ones he had - especially with a bump-stock - is not easy.  It requires a ton of physical control.  If you've never fired an automatic weapon, you have nothing to compare it to.  Try running twenty feet and doing ten burpees then run twenty feet the other direction and doing ten more.  Repeat for eleven minutes.  His sixty-three year old fat ass wouldn't have lasted five.

I don't care about anything else on the list.  As I stated elsewhere - I believe he was in the room, I just am not sure he fired any of the weapons in that room.  I also believe people were injured and killed.

What I don't believe is that he either planned or exectued this op by himself.

techpriest's picture

I have fired a full auto weapon before. Friend of a friend had the FFL and brought them for the friend's bachelor party (best one I ever went to, btw). You have to put some force on them to keep them down, otherwise the barrel quickly moves upward and you lose control.

Per my theory above, I doubt he used all of the weapons available, but landing 8-10 shots and missing the rest would be enough to cause a panic, and if you've ever been in a large, packed crowd that suddenly moves one direction (I've been in a couple, don't recommend it), you know how easy it is to be pulled down and trampled, or to be squeezed hard enough to have trouble breathing.

But again, our gun-illiterate media and politicians are trying to paint ALL of the deaths and injuries as being directly caused by the shooter. Lets wait and see what the actual report is - it will take a couple of weeks to compile all the information.

Col_Sanders's picture

I'm more interested in the specific injuries than anything else at this point.

How many people had gunshot wounds?  What were the specifics of those wounds?  How many people were shot multiple times?  The last one is almost statistically impossible given the weapon characteristics, distance from the target area, and the angle of the field of fire.

But the size, shape, entry/exit - all of that will give you more info about the type and location than anything we are discussing at this point.  If all of the rounds were .223 or .308, fired from the 32nd floor at 525 meters away (roughly) the wounds will have pretty much the same characteristics based on caliber.  And it will be easy to discern actual bullet wounds from ricochets.

If they decide to not release this data - then we definitely have a problem.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

So you believe he bought the guns (records show this I believe), brought them to this room, paid for the room and gave himself several days to prepare, but didn't fire a single shot himself after going to all this work?

RumpleShitzkin's picture

So you believe he fired for ten minutes and decided to kill himself?

He had plenty more ammo and hardware. He had SHITLOADS OF TIME.
He stopped firing approx 10:18 and the tac team didn’t make it to the party until 11:20. No fucking hurry. Why stop?
He had a camera on the hallway to see when popo were making a move.
Why not fire up until the popo take you out if you are prepared to die for whatever cause?

Why wear gloves? Worried about leaving fingerprints but not worried about leaving his brains on the carpet.

I’ve been watching your questions.

I’ll ask One.

What the fuck is your angle, chief?

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Chief, my angle here is debunking nutting theories. I ask a question and you "answer" it by posing another question and not answering my quesiton. I will answer answer your question. How the heck could anyone know why he stopped firing when he did? I can speculate. A story says that an unaarmed security guard came to his room. He called his superiors and reported where the shots were coming from. As the shooter had a surveillance camera in the hall, he saw this security guard. He actually shot him in the leg through the door. My guess would be that this is when the shooter concluded, "Okay. They've found me and are coming for me." This is when he decided to kill himself, which is what he planned to do all along.

So, to answer your question, yes, he "decided" to fire for approximately 10 minutes and then kill himself. From the known evidence, this is what he did. 

Col_Sanders's picture

I stated clearly what I believe.

Everything else is fungible.

No matter what else is said, there is no way a single, untrained, out-of-shape, fat-assed, sixty-three year old "real estate millionaire gambler" bought all those guns in the past ninety days and then managed to train himself on their use, plan, and execute this op alone.

That's what I believe.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

I went back and read your first post. You do clearly state that you don't think that Paddock fired any shots. But you don't answer my questions. Why in the hell did he buy all the guns and bring them to the room then? Do you believe he did all this so someone else could fire them? Do you think he was willing to be killed for the "cause" and take the blame for a crime he did not commit? All of these theories/beliefs are as vague as can be and replete with logic flaws (or common-sense flaws). That is, common sense says that the guy who bought the guns, then took them to his hotel room is the guy who fired said guns.

Col_Sanders's picture

What I *clearly* stated was that I believe he was in the room, but I don't know if he fired any shots.  Reading comprehension is a good thing.

And I did answer your questions:  I said I don't know - and furthermore, I don't care.

And I never said there was a "cause" of any kind.  You have this really bad habit of attributing things to people that they never claimed.

What I said was that if the narrative continues to be that he did all of this on his own, then that narrative is false because - in my opinion (from actually being in combat) not only was this guy physically incapable of doing this on his own, but the sounds heard on all the videos were coming from more than one *type* of weapon firing at a time.

It's my opinion that for whatever reason the authorities are working backwards from a "lone gunman" conclusion and trying to make the evidence fit that conclusion.

howlongistoolong's picture

Exactly. The shit people come up with to justify their government paranoia is ridiculous.

Squilliam Fancyson's picture

You misread something bud. The magnitude and perfidiousness of proven conspiracies are way off the chart. No wonder imagination and fantasy are on a mind rampage. Blame the plotters, not the victims.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Who tops your list of suspects for likely "Plotters?" How did they get local cops, etc. to go along? What was the motive of the attack? What did they hope to achieve? Who gave the order to "okay, let's do this?" How many people were in the planning and execution circle? 

Squilliam Fancyson's picture

You also misread me. I was referring to real proven conspiracies and not to this event. However, I may give you some isolated keywords so you can do (or not) your own research:

1. Need-to-know principle

2. Top-down chain of command

3. Milgram experiment

4. MKUltra, Monarch

5. Gulf of Tonkin

6. USS Liberty

7. Derren Brown

8. etc.

PS: The plotters I am referring to are not "likely", they are either confirmed, confessed, convicted or have gotten away with it.

Kayman's picture

17. Why did they build the Mandalay Bay so high?   obviously a long term plan to assist a sniper.

Sam Clemons's picture

What happens in life that isn't a conspiracy amongst people?

Hyjinx's picture

Agreed.  We have hit peak retard around here, beyond ridiculous.

GoingBig's picture

everyday is peak retard, its getting worse!

Gorgeous's picture

Thousands of rounds?  Oh no.  Such a huge number.  Doesn't take a brainiac to put a few of these


in one of these


You dont need to be as athleitic as Rambo.  You just need to be one of the middle-age, over-weight, retirees pretending to look like Rambo.

Just say Rambo could squeeze the trigger at the superhuman rate of 3 rd/sec.  That's 1000rd in 5 min.  In a target rich environment of people packed together trying to escape, he could easily wound 500.

There are issues with the reported narrative.  But don't need your own spin to make your case.