Nearly 3 Months Since the Vegas Massacre, Police Silent, Still No Images of Paddock, and No Motive

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Strangely, almost three months after the the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history, authorities have still not announced a motive for the massacre, nor have they officially released a single image of the alleged shooter, Stephen Paddock, in Las Vegas prior to the incident.

What makes this seem odd is the fact that Las Vegas, and more specifically the Vegas strip, is arguably one of the most intensely surveilled places on the planet. This surveillance makes the fact that there has been no footage, not even a still image of Paddock in the Mandalay Bay, seem extremely suspicious.

Just this week, the Las Vegas coroner’s office confirmed that Paddock died of a reported self-inflicted single gunshot wound to the head. Also, amid their deafening silence on the matter, the only thing authorities have announced is that there would likely not be a motive released until next October — a full year after the shooting took place.

“Now that’s a long time for some people, but speaking for the FBI, that’s light speed, all right?” Aaron Rouse, Special Agent in Charge, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday.

Rouse said reports from other agencies investigating the mass shooting will be released at different times, but the FBI’s one is “focusing a large part on the why” which is “what everybody wants to know.”

According to a report by Fox News:

Rouse told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the FBI has interviewed around 400 people worldwide in connection to Paddock and has brought in the same number of specialists to help document evidence. He said the Route 91 Harvest music festival site took investigators 14 days to comb over, while Paddock’s room and hotel hallway at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino took 13. Important items found at both sites have been sent to the FBI’s central lab in Virginia.

He added that FBI investigators have 22,000 hours of surveillance and cellphone footage and 250,000 photos to look over, amounting to about 40 terabytes of data.

“We’re going to have, I think, the best digital schematic of what happened and where it happened and how it happened that you can come up with,” Rouse said.

“We didn’t leave anything uncovered,” Rouse told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “And again, the casinos, with their support, let us track down a lot of information of who may have had contact with that person. And it was very helpful to us.”

Given the public’s thirst for information about the incident, and the numerous conspiracy theories surrounding the massacre — some of which were discovered to be promoted by a PR firm hired by the parent company of the Mandalay Bay Casino — it seems odd that there has not been more transparency during the investigation.

The scant information released by investigators indicates that Stephen Paddock, 64, who by all accounts was independently wealthy and a Vegas high-roller, opened fire on a music festival from a 32nd-floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Casino.

The massacre left 58 dead and 546 injured, yet nearly three months later and there are still few answers – even to the most basic of questions.

Even more strange is the fact that the case has been jettisoned from the 24/7 mainstream media cycle, despite the fact that the most basic of questions have yet to be answered.

Previously, The Free Thought Project brought forth a number of facts that seem to raise more questions than answers:

  1. The official timeline of the mass shooting has been changed at least three different times.
  2. Paddock wired $100,000 to an account located in the Philippines a week prior to the massacre.
  3. Investigators claim Paddock’s laptop was missing its hard drive when they found it in his hotel room.
  4. Paddock reportedly took cruises that made port stops in the Middle East.
  5. Authorities now claim an officer discharged his weapon in Paddock’s hotel room – after denying it for the first month after the attack. (This raises the question of why police discharged a weapon if Paddock had already committed suicide prior to law enforcement breaching the room? And why they lied about it after the fact.)
  6. Security guard Jesus Campos, who reportedly came across Paddock as he began his attack was allegedly shot in the leg, but a spokesperson for UMC Quick Care, the walk-in health clinic facility Campos supposedly went to after being shot, said they had “heard nothing” about Campos visiting them.
  7. During an interview on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, an attorney for the victims revealed that not only did police officers respond to Campos after he was shot, they were right outside of Paddock’s door before he began shooting out of his hotel room window.

“As of yesterday it was that two—we knew about Campos—but there were two other police officers from MGM that were on the floor prior to the shooting,” Craig Eiland said.

So the question remains as to whether there is a tight-lipped, professional, investigation taking place, or a thorough cover-up in action.

The complete silence from law enforcement, in such a high-profile case, raises some serious questions about the potential for some type of cover-up taking place.

Why is there no investigative coverage of Vegas shooting by major media organizations?

Why did the story simply vanish from the news cycle with so much public interest and so many unanswered questions?

The fact that there have been virtually no answers to any of the questions that have arisen from the official story not adding up, while simultaneously being blacked out by the mainstream mass media, could potentially indicate an intentional soft-censoring of the Vegas mass shooting… the only question is why?

Please share this important information. Let us know what you think is going on in the comments!

Jay Syrmopoulos is a geopolitical analyst, freethinker, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs and holds a BA in International Relations. Jay’s writing has been featured on both mainstream and independent media – and has been viewed tens of millions of times. You can follow him on Twitter @SirMetropolis and on Facebook at SirMetropolis. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.

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21 Comments on "Nearly 3 Months Since the Vegas Massacre, Police Silent, Still No Images of Paddock, and No Motive"

  1. I looked into it and to me it looks like a hoax. It was still terrorism and I feel strongly our so called government was in on it.

  2. Vlad TheSkewerer | December 26, 2017 at 8:58 am | Reply

    Remember the kid who shot up the movie theater in Aurora Colorado? Remember when they said he had almost 30 IED’s in his apartment of various designs that would take weeks to disarm. How did he get that knowledge without leviathan knowin, whatever happened to that storyline, it’s been years.

    • lightingstrikesthrice | December 26, 2017 at 9:49 am | Reply

      I have looked into it and to me it seems like it was a set up to get control of the billionaires assets who owned that theater and an entire chain of them. Miles Mathis has done great research into this., go to his arts page and click on writings on you will find his investigation into that psyop.

    • You mean the doctoral candidate in neuroscience who was to deliver a lecture to faculty and students the following May?

      • Vlad TheSkewerer | December 27, 2017 at 3:35 am | Reply

        That’s him, so what happened? Plus you bring up a point that adds to mine, if he was going to give lectures and smart and coherent enough to do so how did he become that orange haired crazy eyed nutbag so quick. Just like I wondered how he didnt blow himself sky high.

  3. Has anyone found any blood stains or empty shells yet? didn’t think so.

    • Not seen any ballistics reports either, or a grid mock up of the target site. Be curious to know the when and where for the alleged ‘shooter’ got sniper certs to do all that damage. Granted yes he used auto weapons, still doesn’t account him knowing his shots would go down line to the target point or how to get the rounds there. So who trained him, why, when?

      I don’t expect to see any empirical evidence at all. “Just accept he was a nut case and well the physics all worked out automagically for him.” Yeahsureright.

    • My father in law put over 40 years in with Army and Army Reserves. He was a Chief Warrant Officer 3rd class. His MOS was ordnance. I would have been in a similar field in the Navy had they not given me a general discharge, repairing torpedoes, ship hulls, doing work on weapons systems, ordnance. We both drew a pause upon the news casting cutting to an internal scene of the alleged hotel room he had been in. What threw us both came in a flash.

      “Where’s the f-ing brass?! It ought to be at least a foot deep in the room. Where is it?”

      And the ‘coverage’ was allegedly right at the moment live ‘coverage’, there was no time to have cleaned up all that brass, no way.

      Yet the ‘narrative’ was spun he had played robo-man and been shooting over twenty or so different weapons, reloaded in between swapping out and so on. Sorry, no it doesn’t quite float that way. His shoulders would be in terrible shape after around fifteen to twenty shots.

      Um, a bump stock coil on a gun to reduce recoil? Nope, not heard or seen any such creature. Drill out the barrels to reduce muzzle gas velocity, maybe but even then that goes back to causing missing shots such as he allegedly took.

      Guess I’m too much of a country boy. Grew up understanding about guns. They’re tools. They do not kill folks, folks kill folks. That also means I grew up learning to shoot, to clean guns, to care for them and maintain them. Also know a fair bit about marksmanship. No, I’m no sniper class shot but I’m fair enough to do a good job.

      So, reckon that all conspires in me to be left doubting the ‘narrative’. Thought it was funny me and father law both caught the lack of brass.

  4. weinstein, the scandal took the attention of WE, THE PEOPLE, as planned
    why did that file sit for 13+ years before finally being released?
    the people now have almost as much “attention span” as the goldfish, about 3.5 seconds
    even weinstein has now become irrelevant, no longer being pushed 24/7; why bother, the damage to Vegas / Paddock has already been done!!!

  5. Because the false flag didn’t work. People are dead and the govt is silent.

  6. No word in this article about eyewitness accounts of the first swat team to arrive making a beeline to the survealance room instead of the shooters location.

  7. Like the Minnesota shooting of the Australian woman, the police are corrupt, as well as the authorities in control, I have relatives in USA and there is no way I would step on that countries soil until Trump has cleaned it up.

    • Fernesque Golan | December 26, 2017 at 7:06 pm | Reply

      I guess we will never see you here. Are you that naive and gullible that
      you have been taken in by TrumpAntics? Does it look like he is cleaning
      up anything yet? Trump cannot even wipe his own fat ass let alone clean
      up the most corrupt country in the world.

      Wake up Dave, it is people like Trump who are the problem and with
      thinking like yours, I beg you, do not come to this country, ever. We have
      enough idiots here already.

      And Dave, if you are Australian, my advice is to clean up your country
      first before worrying about AmeriKKKa. Australia is a wannabe of the USA.
      Australia is a miniature version of corrupt AmeriKKKa that rubber stamps
      all of our wars and is even foolish enough to supply warm male bodies to
      aid in the killing task. A former penal colony of losers and murderers much
      the same as the European pigs who landed on our shores and immediately
      began decimating the Indians. Australia did the same to the indigenous
      blacks, so don’t lecture us, you people are just as good at murder as is

      • Snowflake, grow up you little man, Trump has more balls than your little peas. I wish he was here in South Australia instead of the bankrupting premier ditherall we have who ha decimated this great state..
        By the way you are not welcome in Australia, only people who get off their R/s and work with out handouts not like the economic filth that is coming and breeding like magots, and diluting our pensions.
        My fore fathers came to this country, suffered much privation, but they had the guts and determination to do something, not like the previous dwellers who had not invented the wheel.
        We are proud of our country and support people who diligently work and add to the culture we have.
        I can only hope when Trump cleans the swamp you are in it.

    • I apologize for the so called leadership over the Feds. Be sure they do not represent all Americans, or the original Ideal that was America. Kind of puts everyone twixt the maelstrom and the rock.

  8. Free Man (NOT) | December 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm | Reply

    One story was that this was a diversion in the attempted kidnapping of one of the Saudi princes who was in Vegas at the time.
    Remember, this happened right around the time of Saudi “coup”.

  9. Who was it that said, “When everything the American people believe is false, then we will know our program is successful”.

    • Find the citation yet? It does sound damn familiar. Recall either reading or hearing of it been said, who eludes said eludes though. I’m thinking someone having involvement with the C.I.A, possibly F.B.I. Might also have been that Edward Bernays fellow. Sounds kin to something he may have said.

  10. political toilet | December 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm | Reply

    This was an attempt to punish Trump supporters & voters via a mass slaughter based on many being Country Music fans!
    & what has happened to the numerous video footages that showed gunfire from many different directions???

  11. No Warning Shots | December 29, 2017 at 3:31 am | Reply

    Another staged event with several shooters and patsie Paddock the fall guy. They tried again to take our guns with this shooting but people realize the fraud because of the tired ol’ lone gunman narrative used over and over again. All these False Flag events have a common thread. CIA,and FBI. This was a self inflicted wound on our nation and justice will be done. The Chicoms are not getting our guns.

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