Was Las Vegas Another False Flag?

Trump Expels 60% of Cuban Diplomats
October 4, 2017
White House Talking Points on Las Vegas
October 4, 2017

Was Las Vegas Another False Flag?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

The official narrative leaves much to be desired – conclusions drawn much too quickly, a disturbing red flag. Even Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Sam Spade and Columbo needed time to solve murder mysteries.

On October 1, a mass shooting targeted the city’s Harvest country music festival.

Police claimed a lone gunman opened fire on the crowd from the Mandalay Bay hotel across Las Vegas Blvd., 390 yards away – 64-year-old Stephen Paddock called the perpetrator, found dead in his room.

Police claimed it was from a self-inflicted wound. Dead men tell no tales, Paddock conveniently unable to tell his side of the story.

Gunfire reportedly continued intermittently for around 10 minutes. Around two dozen firearms were found in Paddock’s 32nd floor room, including AR-15-style and AK-47-style rifles – two mounted on tripods, equipped with telescopic sights.

Two bump stocks was also found, devices letting semi-automatic weapons fire nearly as fast as fully-automatic assault ones, illegal in America since 1986.

The US army defines assault rifles as “short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachinegun and rifle cartridges. Assault rifles have mild recoil characteristics and, because of this, are capable of delivering effective full-automatic fire at ranges up to 300 meters (328 yards).”

The Mandalay Hotel was 390 yards from the concert venue. Nearly 600 people were killed or wounded in the attack.

It defies imagination to believe a 64-year-old man on his own could cause so much carnage in around 10 minutes of intermittent firing – about one casualty per second from a distance beyond the accurate range of the weapon or weapons used at night.

Paddock reportedly was a wealthy retired accountant, a frequent Las Vegas gambler. His brother Eric called him an ordinary guy, “not an avid gun guy (with) no military background…”

“There is no reason we can imagine why Stephen would do something like this.” No motive exists for the rampage, no explanation of how an arsenal of weapons were brought into the hotel unnoticed.

Paddock checked into the Mandalay hotel on Thursday, September 28, three days before Sunday’s incident. Yet housekeeping found nothing unusual in his room.

A weapons arsenal can’t be easily concealed. Even in satchels disassembled they’d look out-of-the-ordinary, so much luggage for one person for a short stay.

Raw video footage showed muzzle flashes from the 4th floor, not the 32nd where Paddock was staying.

If his brother was right saying he wasn’t a “gun guy,” how could he possibly have killed or wounded nearly 600 people in minutes by himself – a near-impossible feat!

The official story reported soon after the incident makes no sense, sounding more like an implausible grade B film than reality.

Most Americans are uninformed, out-of-touch and indifferent to horrors committed by their country, unable to distinguish between facts and fiction.

Virtually all instances of headline-making alleged threats or violent incidents are polar opposite how they’re portrayed.

False flags are a longstanding US tradition, originating in the mid-19th century, 9/11 the mother of them all.

Las Vegas appears the latest, clearly a well-orchestrated incident, likely planned well in advance of last Sunday, each time convenient patsies used, most people none the wiser.

Fear-mongering is used to convince people to sacrifice fundamental freedoms for greater security, not realizing that sacrificing one for the other assures losing both.

False flags are pretexts for militarism, wars, occupations, colonization, resource theft, and exploiting populations for profit – along with enacting police state legislation, facilitating state-sponsored ruthlessness, loss of fundamental freedoms the main domestic casualty.

Will Las Vegas be used for a greater assault on core constitutional rights, heading things toward possible martial law and suspending the nation’s founding document?

Will it be easier to escalate ongoing wars and launch new ones? Forget about gun control, no chance whatever of it being addressed legislatively.

Consider the irony. Trump banned travel to America from targeted predominantly Muslim countries, ordinary civilians there threatening no one when the real danger Americans face is home-grown.

It’s not Stephen Paddock or other convenient patsies blamed for state-sponsored crimes. It’s rogue elements running things in Washington.

Odds are they’re responsible for slaughter in Las Vegas. More evidence is needed to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.