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originally posted by: MasterOfNonexistent
assasination, covered as mass shooting ..
originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
a reply to: visitedbythem
The truth lies with the government which doesn't know how to tell the truth.
I would love to really know what happened. Maybe some day someone will slip up.
originally posted by: madmac5150
If you look at the venue that he shot up... a country music concert...
I'm guessing he was a radical leftist, that wanted to kill a lot of conservatives.
If that is the case, it would be politically devastating... for the leftist deep state.
What better motive would the feds have, to cover up the shooters true motive?
He had booked a hotel overlooking a rock/metal concert too but didn't act on that occasion...
Just days before the massacre, at least two people told police that a man they believed to be Paddock ranted to them about federal government efforts to impose gun control measures. Another witness recounted how a man thought to be Paddock shared his belief that a “camp” set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was in fact “a dry run for law enforcement and military to start kickin’ down doors and … confiscating guns.”
The widespread seizure of guns by the federal government — specifically through FEMA — is a popular conspiracy theory amongst extremist gun nuts, and one that was heavily promoted by the National Rifle Association.
This, I don't get, if he was so scared of a government gun grab why would he then go on to commit a terrorist act that would potentially help strip back firearm legislation? Yet another part that makes no sense.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Now, I'm not a psychologist, but from what I understand terrorists (which Paddock most definitely was) generally try to avoid targeting people with the same or similar belief systems. It's like a core underpinning in their philosophy and flawed moral compass. They will generally direct their destruction at the opposing belief system or its supporters. This has been borne out many, many, times in these types of events.
Some may argue the Pulse shooting in Orlando is an example to the contrary, but I disagree. There was never any proof Mateem was gay, despite the rumors, and there very much is proof Mateem was a Muslim who identified with the beliefs of ISIL which is openly anti-homosexual. So, there is far more evidence supporting the theme that Mateem unleashed his terror on people of an opposing ideology.
The same holds true for the Ft. Hood shootings in 2009. The terrorist Hasan wasn't shooting like-minded military personnel as much as he believed he was shooting enemy combatants who he believed were members of a military machine which opposed his ideology.
Paddock is reported to have been 'conversant' in 2nd Amendment discussions. Clearly he legally purchased large quantities of firearms and ammunition over a long period of time which further supports this ideology. He is also said to have been paranoid about government conspiracies. Here again, both of these themes fly directly in the face of motive to kill like-minded, non-government, persons for no apparent reason.