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

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.


Swamidon Oct 6, 2017 6:53 AM Permalink

It's not that difficult to hit something when you spray into a crowd of 22,000 and doesn't take any skill to pull a trigger either if you manage to get the safety off.  The real question is why the guy went nuts and how many other late in life folks are being pushed to the point of a political statement in the same way?  He didn't do this for nothing, where is his Manifesto?

IvannaHumpalot Oct 6, 2017 4:35 AM Permalink

I don't like conspiracy speculation pieces like this. 1) of COURSE you get conflicting reports by confused and mistaken people in the first 24 hours while an investigation is still ongoing.OF COURSE in the dark, with bullets ricocheting and panicking people, police trying to hunt the killer and people listening to the info on the police radios - which also can have mistaken information that gets corrected later, then there are going to be conflicting stories.It DOESN'T mean the authorities are lying to you, especially when they can't give you answers within 48 hours that means they are STILL investigating, evaulating the information, sifting through it, weeding out the errors and wrong information to find out what is going on. This kind of story is unhelpful to everyone and essentially disrespectful to the victims who deserve for us to wait and carefully evaluate the facts before leaping to conclusions.

William Dorritt Oct 5, 2017 9:26 PM Permalink

Alternate Theory: Paddock was a gun dealer who supplied groups in the Intelligence Community with information on criminal and terrorist organizations, and selling them guns was a way in for lots of operational info. Paddock was invited to a LV meeting to show his wares to the prospective buyers, who blew his brains out when the meeting started and fired for a few minutes and took off after seeding the room with lots of evidence. 72 minutes before the cops entered the room. There better be plenty of video of the room and hotel proving Paddock was the only shooter in the room, which already seems unlikely. Reports are that lots of x mil are saying the sound of a belt fed weapon is clear in all videos. Whoever had the strobe light, decoy, going on the 4th floor needs to be taken into custody.

1stThingsFirst Oct 5, 2017 9:02 PM Permalink

Here's a few more good questions we might want to consider: All these stories & theories and various 'narratives', about this ?madman Paddock... So many people now all over the world trying to piece together some sort of explanation(s) as to how or why this monster may have or would have or could've ?possibly even ever conceived of such a heinous crime... From ISIS & all their assorted barbarians claiming credit, to assorted Medical Experts & "Psychologists," everybody's seemingly got some theory and/or opinion... Yet in all of this cacophony, have you heard even ONE WORD about the REALITY of Satan & demonic possession ???  Has ANYONE heard even so much as the mere mention of Satanic influence at work in the world??  Of even the slightest most remote possibility that maybe that had NEthing to do with it??  No???  Well gee!  Why Do you think THAT might be?? And what do you think THAT might have to do with the very reason these things are happening with ever increasing regularity??  Oh, wait ...Never Mind!  It's because of too many guns!  THAT'S IT!  I forgot!

LA_Goldbug Oct 5, 2017 1:19 PM Permalink

I took this video

and used software to see the waveform of the audio. Here is the timing data (seconds on video) for the shots that start very loud followed by fainter sounding.

Loud Faint
4.14 6.213 1st shot
4.244 6.312 2nd shot
4.354 6.419
4.446 6.514
4.544 6.61
4.635 6.707
4.73 6.797
4.82 6.888 8th shot

To me the intervals between shots (Loud vs. Faint) are nearly identical. Only difference is sound level. I conclude, ECHO.

" At 20 °C (68 °F), the speed of sound is 343 metres per second (1,125 ft/s; "

Distance = 0.5*(6.213 - 4.14)*1,125 ft/s = 1166 ft from the source.

Gov No Oct 5, 2017 12:25 PM Permalink

All speculation about shooters on other floors of the hotel is illogical nonsense.  The hotel does not have openable windows.  The only way that anyone could have fired from any window on any floor is to first break the glass.  Only two windows both on the 32nd floor have broken glass visible.  No other broken glass is visible on any publicly posted picture of the hotel.  Therefore there were no other shooters in the hotel unless they were working together with Paddock in the suite with the broken window glass on the 32nd floor.  The hotel must have security cameras in all public areas.  It is highly unlikely that Paddock could have delivered all the 27 or so rifles found in the suite along with probably thousand of rounds of ammo in one haul.  He must have made multiple trips with suitcases up to the suite.  Whether he was alone or had assistance, the hotel's security cameras must have recorded all those trips of his.  The security camera recordings must also have evidence of visitors to the 32nd floor during the days that Paddock was in his suite. 

africoman Oct 5, 2017 11:11 AM Permalink

Here is my take on how stuff out of the blue spun in a cyclic fashion, NK, Russa did it, false flag, etc etcNFL was a spin for the past week that triggers a lot of people to say something, that fed into past 100yr story.This week turn was las vegas shooting nicknamed 'Deadliest ever US gun attack' now scored the third day and this too eventually fed out of memory once the next pick on events<< fake or real>>.Yes, this lone wolf thing is a staged military psyop operation as usual by ruling elites they seemed to resort whenever there was no hot-war news to be told.The elites owned the intelligence bodies in the world hence they collaborate the events according to the schedule dictating the time, place,victimes<<<crises actors>>> and the patsy<<<an asset Muslim or white/black and handlers>>>.The top MSM being on the scene already, after which a speech by police and leaders will be done according to the script, it's a standard method developed out of the Nazi or old age.Now hold on a minute, these all seemingly random false flag terror events occurring in major cities around the world are just 'try and error' warm-ups for the real ones to occur in the future.Somebody is taking a lesson from these short-lived trials.The story lines<<<official narratives>>>, evidence and spun all must be confusing for the real perps to scape and made the mass hopeless enough to beg the gov to do something.This is order out of chaos in the making.Clearly, the ruling elites have placed a mechanism to put world events for the whole year one after another, triggered strategically where insiders in MSM/intel briefed on, while the real agenda progressed unreported. Proof why all MSM top headlines are the same?Ask yourself.

Yaspar Oct 5, 2017 11:06 AM Permalink

Oh God, here we go.  "False flag!!  Agent provocateur!!  Red herring!!  Bush took down the towers!!  Moon landing was fake!!  Vaccines kill!!  Alien implants!!" What a bunch of idiots.

Quickwahay Oct 5, 2017 10:37 AM Permalink

Judging by the effect this has had, the shooter had a goal and it is working. He is no fan of the second amendment or the people that support it. His purpose was to give red meat to his party of choice and their media loyalist. He needed to have this many weapons so that when the grandstanding in congress commences the propagandist will have there media show and tell with all of the weapons they want out of the hands of law abiding patriots. Make no mistake this was a man on a mission, he didn't need to be highly trained to shoot at fish in a barrel. All he needed was to be willing to sell his soul to the globalist puppet masters that always find a way to get what they want. 

Son of Captain Nemo Oct 5, 2017 10:48 AM Permalink

By far the dumbest most fucked up question in this list.

"#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?"...

I live in Washington D.C. and we have upwards of a couple hundred thousand psychopaths that work and breed little "soon-to-be" psychopaths in this God foresaken city that receive big money at home and abroad that do things as bad and in fact far worse than what Stephen Paddock allegedly did for their ".gov"!

Just sayin!

VisionQuest Oct 5, 2017 6:12 AM Permalink

Do not worry about a thing. The FBI is investigating and Robert Mueller is keeping an eye on things. Top quality people of the highest integrity will get to the bottom of this. All questions will be completely answered. U.S government bureaucrats want YOU to trust them to protect & defend our way of life.

aki009 Oct 5, 2017 1:06 AM Permalink

Don't know about a lot of other items, but two things are pretty easy to explain:#4 (573 victims) He was shooting fish in a barrel. Plus the projectiles were likely fragmenting when they hit the ground, peppering people around. Cheaper 223 has a tendency to shed the jacket around the lead core when it hits something hard. And he also used 308, where depending on the type of projectiles he used, they can go through 2-3 victims before coming to rest (on the upside the damage will be less than with a hunting round where the first victim gets to absorb all of the energy of the projectile).#6 (training) It isn't that hard to operate modern semiautomatic guns and he had a target rich environment to work with.I'm a bit troubled by the second gunman part, though. Hope they locate him.

labillyboy Oct 5, 2017 12:55 AM Permalink

I'm not jumping to conclusions.  It's possible for one person with this situation to have acted alone. There are also other scenarios suggested that need to be eliminated. Glad this is being vetted in public. From what I've seen so far it's not necessarily as cut and dried as we are being led to believe, lot's of moving parts here.Thanks everyone for being vigilant.

Vesparado Oct 5, 2017 12:52 AM Permalink

Great questions and speculation here, but I think there is one even more fundamental question that needs to be addressed:  why did the city of Las Vegas permit the establishment of a perfect kill zone beneath a perfect sniper (or, mutlitple sniper) position?   Here they go again focusing on the guns and gadgets rather than starting with the question of how could this have been prevented.  Remember, Las Vegas has been specifically targeted by ISIS, and given their record it appears it would have been quite appropriate to devote some serious attention to threats against large gatherings. It seems Las Vegas did not do so.   The security they had didn't consider the basic "tactical" situation: a gathering of 20+ thousand people below a perfect sniper position that was 35 stories or so high – which provided ample opportunity for multiple snipers.  Without guard towers manned with sharpshooters watching the building you have what is basically a huge attraction much like so called "gun free" zones --- but even more attractive because the crowd is so large. A better alternative would have been to have held the concert at a different, less vulnerable location.  Seems to me that the families of the dead and those who were wounded have good cause to sue for negligence on the part of the event operator.  (I also believe that is true of every other "gun free" zone where similar murders have occurred).

labillyboy Vesparado Oct 5, 2017 1:01 AM Permalink

Exactly... having dealt with Las Vegas City and police before... I'm not surprised it never dawned on them. Not the sharpest bunch there.Ever hear of the term "attractive nuisance"?  This was one... know who has liability when the attrative nuisance is a causal factor?Too bad OJ wasn't there retreiving more of his memoribilia... 

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rwmctrofholz Oct 4, 2017 10:29 PM Permalink

To me it's simple:   Set up to be sloppy with a bunch of loose end deliberately because the Deep State is telling us, "Yeah, we're lying to you and you know were lying to you.  And you won't do shit about it."

Kelley Oct 4, 2017 10:10 PM Permalink

Valium. It is being reported that Paddoack was taking Valium. Those who take it are 45% MORE likely to murder another person. "A 2015 study published in World Psychiatry of 960 Finnish adults and teens convicted of homicide showed that their odds of killing were 45 percent higher during time periods when they were on benzodiazepines."https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/the-strip/las-vegas-strip-shooter-pr... Add Paddock to the long list of psychiatric drug fueled mass murderers. It started with Richard Speck who slew a half dozen or more nursing students in 1966. The same year Charles Whitman of the UT tower infamy was also prescribed Valium. Looks like there could be a pattern here. 

Tzanchan Kelley Oct 5, 2017 3:29 PM Permalink

Wha???!! Like half of the freaking country are some combination of valium, SSRI's Klonopin, Oxy,  bc pills, w/evr..even Homer Simpson took halcyon, taking bart out to get ice cream, plus totally available liquor mixed in various combos with them.What's shocking to me is that this doesn't happen MORE often /NOT Sarc....

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zimboe Kelley Oct 5, 2017 12:40 PM Permalink

And Valium causes anal AMES syndrome according to Dr Rhesus J. Labcoat of the Institute for Alarmist Studies....What a steaming crock.He was just an another insane jackwagon, folks, but's that's just much much... tooo BORING for the Media 9000-ring circus.He was probably dog-assed drunk for the last thirty years. Or maybe flouride.Yah, of course, that's it- his precious bodily fluids were polluted by God-Damned Commie Flouride.

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Apeon zimboe Oct 5, 2017 8:02 PM Permalink

I was on SSRI's for a while,  it takes away your ability to evaluate a situation and make the righ decision, decision time is greatly reduced, you also FEEL that you CAN DO ANYTHNG---I took myself off of them with long hours of physical labor and a  lot of bakers chocolate. It is not a crock, it is very real.

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man of Wool Oct 4, 2017 9:37 PM Permalink

I think Paddock was trying to make a political statement about guns and gun law. He was very knowledgble about the second ammendment, more than most. He knew a lot about gun law. All his weapons were 100% legally owned. He did nothing illegal until he fired that first rifle. He demonstrated how useless American gun laws are in preventing violence and death. The American authorities are not being very forthcoming with what happened. Perhaps the president has told them to not say much as it might damage the business interests of the gun lobby who gave him $30 million during his election campaign.           i mean Donald is not corrupt is he?

darkstar7646 Oct 4, 2017 9:32 PM Permalink

1 and several others)  I think it's clear that, if we know who he is and what he's all about, this Cold Civil War we've been in for a year (or far more in some circles) goes hot in an awful goddamned hurry.2-4)  The only evidence I've seen of more shooters, and that's even if it's evidence, is the flashes out of a much lower window that a cab driver was able to catch on video.  The possibilities, given more shooters, become quite scary in a hurry.  The chance it becomes a GOVERNMENT false flag (rather than what I believe to be a MAGA one on the right or what others believe an Antifa/Resist one on the left) increase exponentially in this case.5) That's easy.  There's so much baggage that goes through a hotel casino, all he has to do is pack it right.  And the thing is, this was a well-planned terrorist attack.  He probably had to have at least some idea how to get that much firepower into the room.6) Several sites I've read on the subject say the opposite:  That, in fact, because of the nature of the event, had he been more trained, the number of deaths and casualties probably exponentiate.  My thought is that he probably just sprayed the entire area, and it ended up some form of a "lethal lottery" for everyone in the general area!7) is a key one.  The only way someone could've said that credibly (and there is story that a woman was led, screaming, from the area) is if they knew.  That would indicate someone saw a lot of the stuff getting set up or somesuch.8) How long would you take to get to the 38th Floor like that if it was clear he was peppering the place with stuff?  There's also contention that this set off a chain reaction of a lot of other (either false, copycat, or trolling) stuff.  I was hearing initial reports of multiple shooters at almost any casino you could name!9) His girlfriend, who probably came to the States only because of conscience.  He was clear that he was not going to live another week.10) For now, I'll state "Not before the $100,000."  That may change.11) Anti-anxiety at the very least, and that HAS been publicized.12) Opportunity on both sides.  ISIS operates on fear.13) is the big question.  It's very VERY difficult to understand just how someone of that means and of that preferred race and social position would snap to that degree.  And that we have not found much of anything other than high-roller SARs 72 hours after the event really raises some interesting questions.  Hell, we're having multiple pastors who are now stating openly they believe people are being ordered by God to carry out God's judgement and commit these mass murders.14) could be the real estate market.  If it's anything nefarious, then all of this was a lie on his part, and a lot more makes sense, but you have to find an unraveling point.15) to prevent unpaid points of entry.16) goes back to my point of 2-4.  This appears either to be an Antifa/Resist agent of a MAGA agent trying to motivate others to follow his lead and kill the lessers.

mabuhay1 Oct 4, 2017 9:29 PM Permalink

There was NO second shooter. The room where the shooter fired from has a broken window as shown in photos the next day. There are no other rooms with broken windows on the building. The windows do not open, so that people cannot jump out. (after losing downstairs?)
Sending money to a loved one in the Philippines is common enough. I have sent money there. No story there, except that he wanted to provide for her and the family after he was dead.
Automatic weapons could kill that many people in a few minutes. Many of the people injured were injured when trying to escape, and may not have been hit by weapons fire. Think about World War 1 and all the millions killed by machine-guns. They are very efficient killers.
Antidepressants are very common. Not all who take them will go nuts.
He evidently had problems, between the meds, buying so many guns, all the rest. Not something that happened overnight. The girlfriend probably knew in advance, but good luck getting her to say so.
The exits at the concert were blocked to keep people from entering for free. Basic crowd control.
The goal has not yet been established, at least not publicly. Most than likely was related to political motives, but without seeing the note he left, who know?

Jack Oliver Oct 4, 2017 9:12 PM Permalink

They could try and justify the worn out theme of going to a sovereign country ( Phillipines in this case ) under the guise of 'We are looking for terrorists'

Which would be - in fact - the Zio/US affiliated terrorists !!

Dougs Decks Oct 4, 2017 9:02 PM Permalink

This morning, as I was getting ready, I heard the CBS Bullshit station, talk  to a doctor who worked on multiple Sandy Hook victems,,, By the time I got to the TV, it was over,,, What, do they think we have no memorie????