10/16: AMNESIA LAS VEGAS
AMNESIA LAS VEGAS
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
It’s been a little over two weeks since Stephen Paddock allegedly carried 20 or more guns, mainly automatic rifles and machine guns, and half a pallet of bullets to room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, broke two windows and all by himself aimed his guns at a crowd of country music concert and began firing at killing 58 and injuring over 500. Since the last press conference, I saw there are at least 45 or so that are still in critical condition.
This last number could have changed because I have truly forgotten if there were anymore press conferences or police updates and it appears the mainstream media has amnesia about the deadliest shooting in modern history.
The shooting was just enough to get the discussion about gun control on the media’s agenda and when the narrative on what really happened started to unravel we now have been told very little about what the “official” story is .
That is because even the authorities can’t decide on what the official story is.
There is nothing more said about possible motive. ISIS still is declaring that that one of their soldiers was responsible, even though Stephen Paddock had no religious ties to Islam.
We can pretty much recite the “official dialogue” by heart regarding the case.
Paddock was a gambler. Paddock was 64 years old. Paddock’s father was an old bank robber wanted by the FBI. Paddock has a Filipino girl friend, Marylou Danley, he met in Reno. She has a passport that was issued in Australia, during the shooting she was in the Philippines. Paddock wired her 100,000 dollars to her to buy a house there.
Depending on whom you talk to, Paddock was either a jerk or a caring, kind, quiet man who blew his money on video poker.
So far everything about the case is still a mystery and even though there are people out there who get angry when so called conspiracy theorists question official stories we are realizing that you don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to have questions about this particular event. In this time constant, pervasive surveillance, cell phone video cameras, hotel security, database collection and storage and sharing, and more, it really has to be asked: Why don’t we know more?
Well as I reported on an earlier show what happened in Vegas will be and is now erased in Vegas.
Four days ago, the police finally released some of the private property left behind by the victims of the shooting. Things like hats, purses, cell phones, iPods and other personal affects were released to the public.
Workers at the Route 91 music festival during which Stephen Paddock unleashed his massacre have reportedly been given back their phones and laptops by the FBI only to discover that all messages and videos from the night of the attack have been wiped clean.
All messages and info from that weekend are completely gone.
While some assert that the feds wiping data is a routine part of their investigation procedure, if authorities want to stop the many conspiracy theories circulating about the attack, they’re not doing a very good job of it.
The American people should be uncomfortable about this induced amnesia about what happened but it feels as though a lot of people wish to see this whole story fade out of public’s top of mind.
I promised my listeners I would not let go of the story; that I would report inconsistencies and other anomalies surrounding the story when I got them and well, there are so many inconsistencies piling up that I really don’t know where to begin.
Nothing in this story, at least according to reports from the mainstream is settled.
It has been reported that there is a six-minute discrepancy about when Paddock shot and injured a hotel worker named Jesus Campos and when he began firing into the crowd below his 32nd floor window.
Investigators initially said Campos, a hotel security guard, had some sort of encounter with Paddock after he heard strange “drilling in the room” and responded to the scene.
Initially, police said Campos had approached Paddock’s room as the shooting was underway, diverting the gunman’s attention. Paddock then shot Campos through the door and quit firing at concert goers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from his hotel room.”
This wasn’t an anonymously sourced claim.
Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said at a press conference a week or so ago that Campos, who responded to the floor to check on an alarm from an open door, distracted Paddock to the point the gunman obviously became worried and started firing at the security guard instead of the crowd.
Then lo and behold the police change that timeline.
Now, police say Paddock shot Campos at 9:59 p.m. on the night of incident, October 1, and then, six minutes later, began firing into the crowd.
Six minutes makes a huge difference.
CBS News reported that a maintenance worker named Stephen Schuck said that on Wednesday, October 11, he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel before the shooter began firing from his high-rise suite into a crowd.
Schuck said he was on the 32nd floor to check out a complaint of a jammed fire door. He reportedly heard gunshots and then saw Campos, injured with a gunshot to the leg, peering from an alcove.
Campos reportedly told Schuck to take cover.
MGM Resorts International disputes the new timeline and no doubt, that’s because this new one paints hotel officials as somewhat slow on the draw to respond to what must have been raging gunfire. MGM claims Paddock shot into the crowd 40 seconds after injuring Campos. Meanwhile, background of Schuck’s radio call to hotel top brass is filled with gunfire, according to CBS.
Talk about obfuscating the narrative.
Once again the lack of a clear picture on how the incident unfolded is most certainly an intelligence failure or a cover up — the decision of course, is up to you.
When you realize that the hotel security cameras are supposed to capture much of the events as they unfolded and that investigators have had two weeks to sift through the video — it should strike you as odd that there isn’t really that much more to report.
There has to have been some sort of solution or even a lead from all of the cell phone footage that wound up on YouTube.
The revised timeline has renewed questions about whether better communication might have allowed police to respond more quickly and take out the shooter or the many shooters that a lot of witnesses and even ballistics specialists have shown on various You Tube videos is the case.
Many of those videos have been taken down or have been demonetized by YouTube.
Now a search for “Stephen Paddock” on YouTube shows results from news outlets like the BBC, USA Today, and NBC News on top. You have to scroll down to the 28th result to find any information on multiple shooters, or timeline discrepancies or even witnesses that have said that the official story is convoluted.
To add more fodder for a cover up Jesus Campos has suddenly disappeared. Campos was scheduled to give five television interviews last Thursday. Cameras were set up and no Campos — he mysteriously disappeared.
Another discrepancy was discovered and that is Paddock checked in to the hotel days earlier than authorities first said he did. Police also say he had an escape plan and yet he committed suicide – he unloaded at least 200 rounds in the hallway on a guard who was checking on someone else’s room before the massacre.
He also was said to have been using the freight elevator to take his guns up to the room.
Once again how was this done without security being alerted?
I have tried to create a more coherent narrative on this subject for the last two weeks and I wanted to review a bit on what we have uncovered with our sources, Billy Hayes a former black budget contractor, John Carman former secret service and law enforcement officer that served under two presidents and Gene Chip Tatum, former CIA agent, dug and gin runner for Iran-Contra.
Paddock had several jobs for the government. He worked for the post office, the IRS, and was an accountant for Raytheon, Morton Thiokol, Lockheed Martin, and several other defense department black budgets.
There are some independent media sources that claim he may have been involved with Operation Cyclone in Afghanistan. If that is the case then we can obviously dig deeper and find that he could have been a pilot that trafficked guns and ammo to the Mujahedeen.
A Stephen Paddock owned a company named Paradise Ranch 21, a joint venture with the Philippine Children’s Fund of America that provides a temporary home for children flown in from the Philippines.
Strangely enough, there is also a Paradise Ranch in the Philippines right next to a former US Air Force base in Angeles City, which is a very well-known site of large-scale sex trafficking.
Still. None of this proves motive; however, what it does show is that Paddock could have been on the radar of the FBI and the CIA for decades, providing services and laundering money for drugs, guns and human trafficking.
As Chip Tatum said on the show “You don’t make millions of dollars by being an accountant for the defense department.”
Here is something else to consider.
There are many sting operations that are carried out by the FBI all the time.
When an Oregon college student, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, thought of using a car bomb to attack a festive Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Portland, the F.B.I. provided a van loaded with six 55-gallon drums of “inert material,” harmless blasting caps, a detonator cord and a gallon of diesel fuel to make the van smell flammable. An undercover F.B.I. agent even did the driving, with Mr. Mohamud in the passenger seat. To trigger the bomb the student punched a number into a cell phone and the bomb did not go off—he was arrested, however.
The FBI cultivated the young wanna-be terrorist gave him the materials to build a bomb took him to the location to detonate it, and it was all legal.
Carefully orchestrated sting operations usually hold up in court. Defendants invariably claim entrapment and almost always lose, because the law requires that they show no predisposition to commit the crime, even when induced by government agents.
Furthermore, while the FBI is currently inducing amnesia in Las Vegas – a case of an entrapment sting gone wrong is now heading to the courts.
While questions remain as to whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation had prior knowledge of the Las Vegas shooting, the victim of another terrorist attack on United States soil is speaking out, and attempting to hold the FBI accountable for the suffering he endured.
In May 2015, two men opened fire outside of a provocative “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas. While the suspects were ultimately the only casualties, the attack is notable in that it became the first ISIS-claimed attack on American soil. It is also notable, because of the close proximity between an FBI agent and one of the suspects, both before and during the attack.
Bruce Joiner, a security guard who was shot and wounded after Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi opened fire outside of the event, is now suing the FBI for $8 million. He has filed a lawsuit claiming that FBI agents “solicited, encouraged, directed and aided members of ISIS in planning and carrying out the May 3 attack.”
If Joiner does not reach a settlement with the Bureau, “the case could shake loose hundreds of documents from both local and federal officials about what happened that day, and could answer the question of why an FBI agent was in a car directly behind the attackers and did nothing as the events unfolded.”
Elton Simpson gained the FBI’s attention a few years before the attack, as a Muslim who they saw as vulnerable to radicalization. In fact, FBI agents were reportedly monitoring him in the weeks leading up to the attack, and there was even an agent in a car following him to the scene, who did nothing to prevent the crime.
According to a report from CBS News, court records revealed that the FBI agent who was in the car directly behind Simpson and Soofi during the attack had “texted Simpson just weeks before with the message, ‘Tear up Texas,’” and he was even “taking pictures of the car about 30 seconds before the first shots were fired.” As soon as the suspects opened fire, the agent fled the scene.
This incident was known as the Garland, Texas attack.
The lawsuit also calls out former FBI Director James Comey, claiming that he worked to cover up the Bureau’s prior knowledge of the threat posed by Simpson:
“In the aftermath of the attack, former FBI Director James Comey lied to the American people by claiming that Simpson was a needle in a haystack’ that was ‘invisible to us.’ Even after it had come to light that an undercover FBI agent had been communicating extensively with the terrorists during the week prior to the event and had accompanied them as they carried out the attack, the FBI continued to assert that “there was no advance knowledge of a plot to attack the cartoon drawing contest.”
Meanwhile, another story whizzed by the mainstream news and was not followed up as a possible copycat attack after the shootings in Las Vegas.
On October 11th, it was reported locally that a man allegedly planted an explosive device that contained ammonium nitrate and fuel oil at a regional North Carolina airport. The suspect claimed that he was preparing to “fight a war on U.S. soil.”
The suspect, Michael Christopher Estes, is charged with attempted malicious use of explosive materials and unlawful possession of explosive materials in an airport.
The criminal complaint, filed by FBI agent James A. Anderson and read in court stated that Asheville Regional Airport police officers found “what appeared to be an improvised explosive device” outside the airport terminal.
After he was taken into custody, Estes waived his rights and agreed to answer questions, the complaint states. Estes “admitted that he placed the explosive device at the Asheville Airport,” the complaint states. “He also explained that he bought the precursor materials at Wal-Mart and Lowe’s.”
“Estes described how he created the device using ammonium nitrate and the sterno as a fuel source and then rigged the alarm clock to strike the matches and cause the flame necessary to trigger the device,” the complaint states. “Estes admitted to putting the nails in the device as well.”
Estes claimed that he did not actually set the alarm clock, though.
The device at the airport consisted of a Mason type jar with a lid that was locked down by an incorporated locking device,” the complaint states. “There were prills — pellets or solid globules of a substance formed by the congealing of a liquid during processing — inside the jar and two plastic cups containing an unknown liquid substance, believed to be the fuel source,” the complaint states. “There were pieces of cold compress packs inside the jar.
“The jar was filled with steel wool that was then wrapped around nails and one shotgun cartridge,” the complaint states, noting that it was a 410 gauge. “There was an alarm clock taped to the outside of the jar. There was then a grouping of matches taped to the striker arm positioned between the bells, and the bells were removed.”
The clock was set to go off at 6:00 am.
Video footage from the airport showed an individual walking onto airport grounds at 12:39 a.m. on Friday. He was wearing black clothing and a black cap and carrying a bag.
That is a lot more of a lead than anyone has gotten form Las Vegas, especially when Vegas is supposed to be the most secure city in the United States.
Stephen Paddock, allegedly had explosives and chemicals that can be used in bomb-making in his car — it once again is a scenario that has been overplayed in many of these cases that have been allegedly foiled by the FBI.
As for whether Mr. Paddock had any help, the undersheriff said investigators were “very confident” there was not another gunman in the room but that they still could not rule out that someone else knew of the attack.
In fact, the police department went as far as to say that it had to have help in carrying out the shootings.
If you want to find that information on YouTube or anywhere else, you can forget about it.