We’re now two days removed from the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead and over 500 wounded. Despite the fact that the killer died at the scene and we’ve heard interviews with people who know him, we still know absolutely nothing about why he did it. It’s incredible because a crime scene photo of a dead Steve Paddock (NSFW) has somehow leaked out, but not a plausible reason or a connection that might explain why he did what he did.
In the absence of facts, the conspiracy theorists are running wild. Of course, the Democrats with their usual eagerness to jump on the gun control agenda are helping this right along by providing a motive for the Deep State or UN or whoever to have carried out a “false flag” attack. It’s Sandy Hook all over again.
ISIS has claimed responsibility. They’ve also recently carried out attacks in Canada and France. It’s obvious that they’re still active. They’ve also never claimed a mass-casualty attack that they didn’t actually inspire, plan, or have some other involvement with. Why is the FBI obfuscating about this?
The longer this goes on, the worse it looks for the authorities. Even I’m starting to wonder if the conspiracy nuts are onto something. At the moment, I’m flirting with the idea that Paddock may have been a FBI informant or had some other relationship with them. We may be living in a strange world in which the FBI is lying to us and ISIS is telling the truth. If you think I’m speaking like a lunatic, you might need to read up on the Garland, TX ISIS attack and see how even US Senators are wondering WTF the FBI was covering up there.
The law enforcement agencies involved in the Paddock investigation owe the public an explanation before this gets uglier. Maybe the facts look bad, but it’s going to look worse the longer the truth is held back.
What about you guys? Anybody else rocking the tinfoil hat? Let’s move the Las Vegas conversation here from the open thread, please.