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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JRobby's picture

"If you do not believe the official narrative and repeat it word for word when asked there will be severe consequences"

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Ughh, it sounds like you are very observant and watched that video. I could not stand to look at that video. The photo was too gory to look at, too. The MSM is not saying one word about the suicide note that was purportedly in that video. That is 100% unprofessional.

That poor girl. People who can afford it should give to that gofundme. How horrible. She looked so happy with her boyfriend in those pictures. Ugh.

sgt_doom's picture

He was slightly flabby, not that flabby, first of all!

Secondly, his daddy was a psychopath, not simply a convicted bank robber and prison escapee, but although he was never convicted of contract killings, there was circumstantial evidence to suggest he was involved in them.

Thirdly, this Stephen Paddock fits EXACTLY the profile of a hitman, or aged contract killer --- whether the controlled psycho, son of a psycho, finally went hog wild and this was his "swan song" remains to be seen --- but no assumptions that this was his first killing should be made, nor false and contrived suggestions that he wasn't responsible!

Look into the time he was from IRS agent to independently wealthy . . .

sgt_doom's picture

These questions and this posting today are uniformly stupid --- one would suggest not assuming this psycho had never killed before, and look very closely into his background:  his profile fits exactly that of a professional killer --- and he wasn't that flabby, especially given his age.

Bigern's picture

It is called an "orgy of evidence".


Only useful for convincing the useful idiots.

Those with wisdom will never believe it.

Those with wisdom are marginalized.



In Cambodia, men with reading glasses were targeted first in the purges. Independent thought was exterminated.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

7 - there is a photo of dead Paddock wearing gloves.

general ambivalent's picture

The photos showed that he was wearing gloves. Does this make sense? I've only seen it mentioned a few times, but one gun guy was saying the only reason he could think of is if they wanted to cover up the multiple gunmen. Wearing gloves makes this skilled effort that much harder.

Anyone explain a usefulness for gloves?

Grumbleduke's picture

suppose he was an illegal arms dealer, he would be wearing gloves when touching the merchandise.

Tom of the Missouri's picture

Why have there been no photos of the "platforms" he is alledged to use to shoot.   That would help us see how it was possible to use the bipod and shoot at a down angle.  When I watched that sniper movie about Iraq those guys sure did not look comfortable and they were lying in a level position. 

 If I was planning to escape from the scene undected through an elevator or stairway those camera's would certainly come in handy.   Does anyone really think he only used them just for himself to committt suicide when they were finally at the door? 

When they realized he was upstairs did anyone make any attempt to seal the building and screen everyone leaving the building to make sure their were no accomplices.  Hasn't anyone here ever watched the guys from CTU on 24 set up a perimiter when they find a bad guy to keep him from escaping.   If I was an accomplice I would make sure there were people in the lobby warning me of when the cops arrived and lots of cameras, too.  I would then have a room by a stairway a couple of floors away where I could change and exit.   I would have rented the room under a fake name just like the currently identified shooter did. 

I might also kidnap a fool like Paddock with the assistance of his girlfriend , tie him up or sedate him while my team did the shooting, untile and shoot him when I was leaving to make it look like he was the one.   

Have they done an autopsy to see if he was drugged?   They sure brought out his alledged use of antidepressants very quickly. 


I would also have used supressors to help give myself more time before I was discovered.  

If I was the FBI and I was trying to cover up a terrorist attack that I may have had warning about but failed to act and I was a corrupt Liberal muslim appeaser or Comey comrade not exactly displeased that so many conservative country types were exterminated, I would do exactly as they are now doing. 

Somebody at the FBI or Homeland Security sure has a lot of splaining to do if they expect this thing to go away anytime soon.    The sooner they do it the better for the country.   I guess they think we are fools.   Given what the ruling class in DC has already ran down our thoats in recent years I can't say I blame them for their conclusion and their possible attempt to do so again. 

And one more.  If I was a frustrated Liberal radical group or some muslim group, I might dream up this whole thing to help generate the will to finally allow the government to finally be able to confiscate all the guns.   I could see the Russians maybe doing the same thing to hurrry the day when the country destroying left finally assumes full power in America.   I think some former weak willed 2nd ammenment supporters are already beginning to fold, so if it is really happening, it seems to be beginning to work,. 

Those are my 2 cents imagined conspiracy theories.  Hope I have added to the discussion.


mstyle's picture

How was someone able to apparently obtain an over the air broadcast of the SWAT Team breaching the door to his hotel room? 

You really mean to tell me that they broadcast their plans for everyone with a scanner to listen to??

caconhma's picture

It was a very professional job. But doesn't matter how much time was spent preparing and executing it, there are always boo-boo and mistakes.

  • The man was not an idiot but he brought 20+  high power heavy weapon systems. Why? The answer: he did not do it since it would be gigantic overkill. It was staged.
  • Where were police and security during the huge concert people gathering? They were nowhere in sight. Why?
  • Why people were locked and could not leave the killing field? Who was responsible for it?
  • Why did it take 72 minutes for police to enter the alleged shooter room? It would not take much time to locate the shooter if he indeed used a hotel room with many hotel neighbors calling police/security right away. But almost nobody called since the entire event was staged and real shooters were someplace else.
  • Why was so difficult to identify the locations of shooters? Because the real shooters were perhaps on a roof or even other buildings where nobody would interfere with their job. Furthermore, these shooters definitely did use flash & sound suppressors (silencers).

The real question who did it and, even more important, who has ordered and paid for it? Who benefited from the event?


I was a sports-shooter for two years before I first time used a military sniper rifle. The recoil was so hard that it took me a whole week training to do "the right stuff". 

BabaLooey's picture

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

HAVE THEY...........................EVER TOLD THE TRUTH? (no)

JRobby's picture

There were additional warnings on 4Chan on Sept 21, 22

Kanjiklub's picture

I have been researching the shit out of all of this, for the last 48 hours solid, and BY FAR, the most compelling theory comes from this YouTube video, about who ultimately benefits most from this, and predictions of this event, that were made on 4chan, back on September 11.


Time for Titus's picture

I haven't seen anything re: #3 (Simultaneous Drills) and #11 (Predictive Programming). Maybe I'm missing it.

illuminatus's picture

"Whoever did this is going to pay greatly."  I doubt it, not if we go by looking at past mass killings. 9/11 comes to mind.

Lugnut's picture

Oh Christ, I forgot this is ZH, where NOTHING is ever what it appears at face value and everything is a conspiracy, cover up or false flag op. Life must be so exciting having the inside scoop on the events of the day, while the prols stumble around life with hooded eyes. Buncha fookin keyboard secret agent men.

Bigern's picture

The true conspiracy is the information being force-fed to the population.


"You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober." -- 1 Thess 5:5-6

lil dirtball's picture

> Buncha fookin keyboard secret agent men

As opposed to being a moron.

But if the shoe fits ... .

BennyBoy's picture


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

Flabby donut eating cops took stairs up. Had to rest every other floor. Make sure all ammo was spent into flesh of crowd so it was safe to break down door.

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

Yes. Benzos are killers. Or killers are on benzos.

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

FBI called up CIA to see if shooter was their ISIS man, CIA replied affirmative, please cover up false flag.

Déjà view's picture

#8: DO NOT DISTURB placard hung on outside door handle...

Handful of Dust's picture

Why did he convert to Islam a few months before hand before planning this massacre?

Déjà view's picture

#12: Only Mossad will know...

BennyBoy's picture


#16 Why was a country music festival chosen as the target?

Had guns and ammo in room to go to gun show in Vegas this weekend and hated the loud country music.

One was a problem, the other a solution.

JimJones's picture

Lol, that's terrible. I wish I didn't laugh.

Son of Loki's picture

isis hates country music, evidently.

shimmy's picture

where is the proof of this? Because "ISIS" said this? So if ISIS said tomorrow you converted to Islam would that be true?

Amazing how people will choose when to believe shit they want that has zero evidence to support it. So the Russia narrative is bullshit because no evidence but ISIS saying a single thing with zero evidence to support it means it is true.

Humans are so fucking dumb. Just cherrypick when evidence matters and when it doesn't. Brilliant. 

Tom of the Missouri's picture

"...zero evidence.."   Hey, this is ZeroHedge.  What did you expect. 

Bigly's picture

Wrong. That may work for a few hours, but not days.

They will knock but then enter. Possibly he was at the door saying fuck off but then the maids would know that.

DeadFred's picture

I agree with most of that but there was no phone call to the CIA. The FBI and CIA are not on speaking terms and never have been. Any communication was by text because they hate each others faces. <semi-joking>

FoggyWorld's picture

#11  According to an article in today's UK Daily Mail, Paddock was given by a doctor named, a prescription for 50 tablets of 10 mg. Valium which I believe is a depressant.   Any time I have taken it, I have just gone to sleep.

The physcian, however, refuses to discuss it.

poeg's picture

Valium isn't amping up anyone. My mother used it for sleep as did my father who had actual anxiety after working a child rape/murder in the Toronto subway.

Bigly's picture

That or xanax just takes the edge off anxiety. If anything it will make you groggy or dull, not sharp. So, imo if he had a lot of this he would execute plans poorly compared to if he was not on any drugs. Unless he built up a tolerance i think it would have been more likely he could make mistakes. But dud he? Not really....

I have asked people how i appeared after i took similar drugs and they said they could tell i was zonky and not sharp.


man from glad's picture

It's actually the between dose periods that make heavy users whack-a-doodle.

seataka's picture

Valium = 6 pack with no hangover

Tom of the Missouri's picture

If others were behind it and doing the shootin, he may have been drugged for days before they shot him to make it look like he committed suicide.  Did the cops actually hear his final shot?   His girl "friend" was obviously using him.   She may have offered him up as a stooge for the real shooters as a convenient way to get rid of him and earn some good bucks. 

dark pools of soros's picture

some accounts say 72 minutes... others are now saying 11 minutes to try to say they stopped him quick and killed him.. looks like they are trying to cover up the hour or so of no shooting which states loudly that Paddock was left for dead a long time while ISIS or false flag gets away

Paul Kersey's picture

Here's what the author of this article, Michael Snyder, has to say about Israel:

"The Bible says that those that bless Israel will be blessed and those that curse Israel will be cursed. I will always stand with Israel, and if I am elected the Jewish people will have no greater ally in the United States Congress than me. I am 100% against a "two state solution", and I would use the full power of my office to fight against the establishment of a Palestinian state."

Déjà view's picture

+ Infinity !

Must be a Mossad agent !
Take anything this messenger states with many grains of DEAD SEA SALT !

GOOGLE: Michael Snyder & Israel...

Buck Johnson's picture

This guy just doesn't fit the profile.  A rich white man who has milions literally millions with homes and such decided to launch an attack on other people this sophisticated.  Where is the survelliance footage of him coming and going with luggage that three days?  Where is any footage of him in the casino that whole three days? 

This doesn't sound right.  Also I saw that other video of what appears (which I believe also it is) gunfire from the 4th floor





Paul Kersey's picture

Lee Harvey Oswald did it. When was it that they let OJ out?

The Alarmist's picture

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

Same way they got all the thermite into the WTC?

JimJones's picture

Good god, you people are dense. Did you even read the article. He didn't have 42 guns in his hotel room. He owned 42 guns total if you include the ones police found at his home.

The Alarmist's picture

Yeah, so what? What was it, 17 or something? Still more than necessary for one guy to do what he did, but perfect for multiple shooters who leave a fall-guy behind.

A. Boaty's picture

One of the Lee Harvey Oswalds acted alone.

Rapunzal's picture

A false flag is a false flag is a false flag. Now they will install everywhere body scanners and try to fiddle with the 2nd. Wait and SE what they roll out. They don't even care that we know it's a false flag. As long as the majority stays quiet. Now you understand how Germany slowly evolved into a dictatorship in the 30's. Hitler never had more than 36% of the votes in the last open elections. It's the majority who's hoping for better times and sits and waits doing the damage.

The Alarmist's picture

Bingo ... brought to you by the Chertoff group, the same people who have brought you three generations of body scanners at the cost of billions at your local airport.