Saturday, March 24, 2018
Turning Over The Compost Heap, We Find...
A number of commenters, including Gerard VanderLeun, have pointed to the recently released video from MGM surveillance cameras regarding Vegas corpse Stephen Paddock's movements before the shooting at the music festival there.
The video commentary is distracting, because it adds little, assumes much, and opens entire acres of additional questions.
What we see is a man NOT meticulously planning a mass shooting, but instead doing everything but.
They tally up the number of cases he brought in, with no more idea of what was in them than the bellmen had.
More important, what was in the cases he took back out?
He wasn't even there long enough to soil his underwear - nor indeed, even to change clothes - so he's bringing things in, and taking things out, and nobody knows what was on either trips in or out.
I see a guy meticulously exchanging something.
Big cases for little cases.
Nobody brings twenty- or forty-something guns to a room where they're only going to shoot a few of them.
Nobody sets up video surveillance of a hallway, and then has no plan or intention of shooting it out with authorities, nor any more serious impediment to them than a locked deadbolt.
Nobody breaks out two windows when one will do.
No one would buy a gun they won't live to use the day before a mass shooting they're planning on killing themselves during.
Nobody settles a $100K casino marker the week before they go out in a blaze of glory.
Everything about Paddock points to a guy who expected to be about his business on planet Earth long after that fateful weekend.
As we expected, they have video inside all the elevators.
Who else was coming and going to Paddock's suite?
Who was taking cases in and out?
Did any of them match the ones Paddock brought in?
Money, drugs, and guns all ebb and flow around Vegas.
If he was "scouting out" the street festival, where were those rooms in relation to the festival there?
If they were on the wrong side, why assume he was scouting them at all?
What guy books a suite he doesn't need for a week, brings the supplies days in advance, and then does no actual prep until literally the last minute?
We have no motive, no rationale, no sense made of anything, and no reason to suspect Paddock was anything more than the Dead Guy conveniently found inside the suite after the shooting, and very likely, dead before the shooting began.
His own home-brew video camera wasn't pointed at the stairwell immediately adjacent to his suite doors.
Because he would foolishly assume no one was coming in that way??
Or because the shooter(s) who actually did it didn't want to be caught on their own cameras making a hasty getaway minutes before the first police (or anyone else) actually arrived on scene, after the last shots were fired at the concert?
There was not a single LVMPD officer outside his suite or the adjoining room to hear one single gunshot fired during the incident, including the supposed final one through the roof of his mouth, because the entire affair was over definitively before they got there.
Paddock was a patsy, not a psychopath. Nothing else fits all available evidence.
And whatever he was up to is probably well-known to the FBI, and deliberately concealed from everyone else.
They've had six months to cover all the tracks and concoct this latest (Number 12? Number 42? I've lost track.) narrative timeline, and only now do they release the video???
Go back to Ruby Ridge and Waco, from twenty years ago, and tell me how the pre-event narrative turns out to have matched up when cross-examined in federal court afterwards.
The only thing we and TPTB can be sure of is that none of this is ever going before a judge and adversarial counsel.
And that it's likely 100% fairytale horseshit, to a metaphysical certainty.