mass killing at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas (almost exactly 5 years ago): 64 year old man in poor physical condition with no criminal history and by most accounts, plenty of money in the bank, suddenly decides to commit the worst mass shooting in American history by targeting a bunch of innocent concert goers? And he does so by taking out hurricane proof glass from a hotel high rise with high powered weapons, firing off hundreds and hundreds of shots from multiple high powered rifles? I'm going to say that there is something else at play here. I don't claim to know what.
Noted: Mandalay Bay
I forget exactly why, but the question of what was behind the mass killing at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas (almost exactly 5 years ago) recurred to me during the last week or two. Today there are two articles out that raise the question of whether the mass killing was an ISIS sponsored event—as ISIS has repeatedly claimed. I have no inside knowledge to offer, but it’s passing strange that there really has been nothing remotely definitive offered up by the FBI regarding the motives of the killer.
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The first article points to the second:
FBI Whistleblower Says 90% Certainty that the Las Vegas Mandalin Bay Was an ISIS Attack
Victoria Taft over at PJ Media has the story of an FBI whistleblower who has come forward with evidence that points to an ISIS connection to the Las Vegas massacre five years ago. The incident claimed the lives of 58 people with nearly 900 injured or wounded. Now, this former FBI agent says they believe there’s a 90% chance that ISIS Islamic terror organization was behind it.
Of course, the FBI still hasn’t publicly issued even an educated guess on the motive of the killer. This despite his travel to ISIS hotspots, burner telephones receiving almost exclusively incoming calls, and the ISIS organization’s five claims that [scumbag’s name redacted] was one of their agents as they claimed responsibility for the attack.
Victoria Taft at PJMedia wrote the other article, and she makes what seems to me to be a fair point:
In 2019, the FBI finally issued a short report claiming the accountant, real estate investor, high-stakes gambler, and former McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed employee acted alone and had no political or religious agenda. The nation’s formerly premier law enforcement agency could not determine a motive.
That seems odd, given the J-6 political prosecutions in which FBI agents attribute all kinds of malevolence to “white nationalists” and assume that anyone around the Capitol Building that day, regardless of color and ethnicity, was determined to overthrow the government with pepper spray and MAGA hats …
On the one hand, remarkable reticence in expressing an opinion and a desire to have the nation simply “move on”—nothing to see here. On the other hand, remarkable determination to hype a nothing burger of an event—in security terms—and to impute the worst of possible motives to actors who appear to be harmless “little people.” In other words, to advance an ideological narrative that posits an “enemy within” that poses an existential threat to “our democracy”, meaning, the ruling class.
Now, in fairness to the whistleblower, he’s also careful, as is Taft. You can follow the link and additional facts that their opinions are based on. It’s essentially all circumstantial—which is not a knock. Circumstantial evidence, if there’s enough of it, points you in investigative directions that might yield conclusive evidence. As it is, the circumstantial evidence is certainly highly suggestive; the conclusion is restrained but pointed:
Guandolo concludes, “Right now there’s no other option on the table. All the evidence points to that. That’s all we’re saying. We’re saying, the fact the FBI hasn’t investigated it is unprofessional.”
We’ll say one thing for his theory: It makes more sense than what we’ve heard so far.
I’ll simply add that it is a known fact that the US Deep State was a significant enabler of ISIS and other jihadi groups, which we used in our efforts at regime changes in the Middle East and neighboring areas. I’m not saying that the US and ISIS (and other jihadi groups) were formal allies. I’m saying they became involved in temporary arrangements of convenience. I’m also saying that it’s one thing to attribute to ISIS attacks within the US that were small in scale or were thwarted. It’s a different thing to refuse to consider—not, at least, for the record—an ISIS angle to one of the most major terror attacks in US history. In the circumstances of the known US-ISIS connections.
It has been awhile since I went down this rabbit hole and most of what I read and saw at the time has likely been scrubbed from the internet, but here is what I found (more or less):
Paddock was a covert operative (most likely Company) and he was there to do an ISIS gun deal, or at least set up ISIS for what else was happening.
Paddock didn't have the guns all loaded and extra clips ready. The gun placement from some of the photos look like he could not have killed himself.
There were videos of someone at the Tropicana being escorted out under security, allegedly Prince MbS of Saudi Arabia.
The top 4 floors of the Mandalay Bay are the Four Seasons and were owned by Prince Alaweed of Saudi Arabia, who ended up a prisoner and tortured and MbS took power.
There were odd unidentified helicopters flying around the Mandalay Bay at the time of the shooting. Saudi Arabia just happened to have 4 military attack helicopters in Las Vegas that day from some military games that happened a few days later.
There were numerous reports of other gunmen at other hotels. There were videos as well.
Many survivors have died mysteriously over the last 5 years.
I suspect it was an operation to capture or kill MbS, that was intended to be blamed on ISIS, that went wrong. MbS wasn't where they thought he would be, as he had slipped out, likely using a double, to go gamble or something at the Trop. Paddock was killed by the fake ISIS operators, who also fired on the crowd. The crowd was killed to divert from what was happening.
So ISIS was the original cover story, and Paddock ended up the fall guy, likely against his choice.
I don't know what really happened in the Las Vegas shooting but the official story is, as they say, SUSS.
A 64 year old man in poor physical condition with no criminal history and by most accounts, plenty of money in the bank, suddenly decides to commit the worst mass shooting in American history by targeting a bunch of innocent concert goers? And he does so by taking out hurricane proof glass from a hotel high rise with high powered weapons, firing off hundreds and hundreds of shots from multiple high powered rifles? I'm going to say that there is something else at play here. I don't claim to know what. The guy has no military history but he understands how to calculate the arc of the bullets from hundreds of feet in the air to know where bullets from those rifles would hit? I don't even think he had the physical strength to carry out this attack by himself.
And for what purpose? So he can go out in a blaze of horrific violence? Why? He wasn't some angst ridden 19 year old. He was a 64 year old man who had money to gamble.
Again, I don't claim to know what really happened but the official story makes no sense. And the unwillingness of both the Clark County Sheriff (who is now running for Governor) and the FBI to really figure this one out is also SUSS AF. At the very least, we should have him on a LOT more video than we have seen. Everything in Vegas on the strip is videotaped. Everything. And there is a lot more security than most people realize. Not only are there cameras everywhere but there are sensors that detect guns and ammo - though I can't say in detail what security Mandalay Bay had at the time.