Las Vegas hotels and compounds in New Mexico

One of the oddest things I’ve seen in recent years is how quickly everyone forgot that in October 2017 a man booked himself into a room in a Las Vegas hotel, stockpiled guns, and opened fire on a concert crowd. Normally, following such an incident, one could expect a complete profile of the perpetrator to emerge: his name, birthplace, family members, lifestyle, profession, workplaces, political affiliations, beliefs, and recent movements. This would be gleaned from official records, police investigations, and multiple interviews with anyone who knew the man. From there, the entire crime could be pieced together starting from his initial motivations right through the planning to execution. This would be made public and pretty soon we’d have full features in the newspapers followed by hour-long documentaries on television a year later. How many articles and documentaries have there been on Charles Whitman and the University of Texas tower shooting, for example?

Yet in the case of the Las Vegas shooting, the whole thing disappeared from the news within weeks. We had conflicting statements from local law enforcement before it seems they were told to belt up, and then it all went quiet. To this day we don’t really know who Stephen Paddock was and why he decided to commit this crime. Even if he was a lone nutter who just felt like murdering a bunch of people, one would expect the story to receive more public attention than it did; there must be something of interest to the public. What became blatantly obvious was the media were repeating whatever they were told and had no capability to investigate on their own. These days, the media either present the government line verbatim or, if they don’t like the government, they present their own opinions. In the case of the Las Vegas shootings the authorities decided they had nothing to say and the media, having tried and failed to use the atrocity to ram through more stringent gun laws, just forgot about it and moved on. Had they been able to pin the attack on a Trump supporter they’d have made hay until there was no more to make, but given the target was a bunch of honkies at a country and western show, that was never going to fly. In other words, if the authorities decide they’re not talking about something and the media can’t use it for their own ends, then it’s a non-story regardless of how big a deal it ought to be. There is no appetite in the modern media for seeking the truth even when the public is crying out for it.

So why did the authorities just clam up? My guess is someone dropped a bollock somewhere and any investigation would make someone in power at state or national level look bad. If this sounds like conspiracy theory, I think people in charge deciding to bury an investigation to cover incompetence and say nothing to the press is less conspiracy theory than business as usual. It just so happened this was a high-profile event, so following this course of action required more neck than it might have two decades ago. In the modern era shame and accountability, like investigative journalism, are quaint relics to be found in black and white newsreel footage. Whoever Stephen Paddock was and whatever his motivations were, one thing is for sure: it suited the ruling classes that the story disappeared from public view and stayed hidden.

I feel much the same about another bizarre story which ought to be making headlines but isn’t:

The father of a missing 3-year-old who was arrested at a New Mexico compound linked to “extremist Muslims” last week was training children to commit school shootings, court documents filed on Wednesday revealed.

Prosecutors allege Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, was conducting weapons training on the compound, where 11 children were found hungry and living in squalor. They asked Wahhaj, who appeared in court on Wednesday, be held without bail.

Somehow authorities came across a weird, half-subterranean compound in the New Mexico desert which turned out to contain 11 abducted children. This alone ought to have made international headlines, but it turns out it was a camp run by Islamic extremists who were training the kids to shoot up American schools. What’s more:

Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam, also named Siraj Wahhaj, who was named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the New York Post reported.

I mean, shouldn’t people be asking questions about this? And that’s not all:

On Monday, a child’s remains were found on the property, but authorities were working on a positive identification and did not confirm if the remains were that of the missing boy.

It turned out the remains were of the missing boy:

It was also announced Monday that 3-year-old Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, who had been missing since December, allegedly died amid a ritualistic religious ceremony intended to “cast out demonic spirits,” Reuters reported.

So we have an Islamist training compound, abducted children being forced to live underground while preparing them for a school shooting, and the body of an infant murdered during a religious ritual. Still:

The prosecutors provided more details about the accusations during a court hearing in which they asked that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and four other defendants be held pending trial on child abuse charges.

But the judge in the case ruled against prosecutors’ request.

Judge Sarah Backus said although she was concerned by “troubling facts,” prosecutors failed to articulate any specific threats to the community.

She set a $20,000 bond for each defendant and ordered that they wear ankle monitors and have weekly contact with their attorneys.

Yes, that’s right: the men were released on bail. Other than a handful of right-wingers on Twitter, is anyone in the media making noise about this? No, because it involves members of a protected class and there’s no angle with which to bash Trump, so the story vanishes to be replaced with 24/7 coverage of how Trump’s ex-lawyer is accusing him of paying off a porn star who he slept with a decade ago.

But what makes the story really odd is that the authorities ordered the compound be demolished. Now why would they do that? Is there really nothing left to discover in this network of tunnels, huts, and a half-buried camper van? Other than NBC who have almost nothing on the story, the only people reporting the demolition are right wing conspiracy sites like Zerohedge, nobody else is interested. It makes you realise just how controlled the news is in the US. As I’ve said before, the media are simply the propaganda arm of the ruling classes, and nothing is aired or published which doesn’t further their aims in one way or another.

Insofar as the authorities go in regards this compound in New Mexico, I suspect we’re seeing something similar to what happened in Las Vegas. Someone has screwed up big-time and they’re now covering their tracks. The fact their doing so also protects the establishment’s narrative is a stroke of good fortune on their part, because it ensures nobody’s going to be asking awkward questions. It doesn’t bode well for the future of America though; if those in charge continue to behave like third-world autocrats, sooner or later their country will resemble a third-world autocracy. To be honest, it many ways it already does.

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50 thoughts on “Las Vegas hotels and compounds in New Mexico

  1. What irks me is that the people most loudly complaining about the popularity of “conspiracy theories” are also the people most capable of doing something to dispel them, i.e., investigative journalism.

    Similarly, the people who think nothing of how certain ideas, popular with the public, have no representation among major political parties, are the ones to complain most bitterly about populism.

    Perhaps we can formulate a general law: when people can’t get what they want from reputable sources, they’ll turn to disreputable ones. You can replace “sources” with “politicians”, “media”; “what they want” with “representation”, “the news”; etc, etc. And here’s a corollary: this is always a surprise to no-one except the reputable.

    Anyway, back to conspiracy theories. I find myself caught between two extremes: either I read mainstream media, knowing that there’s all sorts of important stuff that they’re not telling me; or I read alternative media, knowing that much of what they’re telling me isn’t true.

    Although frankly much of what the mainstream media reports isn’t true either, so I guess the alternative media wins out.

    If anybody has any suggestions of where to go to get the unvarnished truth without having to read about crisis actors or the Illuminati, I’m all ears.

    Personally, I’ve thought “somebody dropped a bollock” is the most likely explanation in these affairs ever since I read this article by an ex-NSA fellow that implies the same thing is at root of lingering questions over the Oklahoma City bombing. It’s no stretch of the imagination to think that powerful people or institutions make mistakes and then go to tremendous lengths to pretend otherwise. (Cf. the Catholic Church.)

  2. I struggle to see the connection.

    The Vegas shooter’s background and family have been extensively examined. Google Stephen Paddock for some pretty weird stuff. He appears to have gone mad, further than that who would care to diagnose the state of mind of someone who is dead?

    The New Mexico case is at the opposite end of the spectrum. The motivation seems all too clear. The judge seems to have a screw loose. Only $20K bail, right near the border? The police seem to have “tampered with” (i.e. bulldozed) a crime scene before the trial even starts. The defence argument that these guys would have no case to answer if they were white Christians is preposterous. Seriously, a gang of religious maniacs who we suspect killed a 3 year old handicapped child in a botched exorcism wouldn’t be banged up whatever their ethnicity!

    More will come out when the trial starts no doubt, meanwhile efforts are made to avoid a mistrial under rules of admissable evidence. That at least is normal.

  3. I’ve noticed people have an annoying habit of equating the questioning of a story, or even reciting facts, with believing in a conspiracy theory.

    A conspiracy theory would be something like: Deep state operatives wanted to create a false-flag attack in the US in order to abolish the Second Amendment. They recruited Sheppard because he’d worked with the CIA in Honduras; he also knew too much about Operation Wigwam, and so it would be very convenient for everyone if he died.

    It’s not a conspiracy theory to suggest someone dropped a bollock in allowing Sheppard to purchase weapons as he was on a watch-list already, and its in the interests of law enforcement and their masters to throw a blanket over the whole thing.

    I recently got accused of being a conspiracy theory nut-job on Twitter because I said the CCTV footage of the killing of Jean Charles de Menzes was wiped or went missing (which it did).

  4. I struggle to see the connection.

    The connection is both stories ought to be major, but one was forgotten within days and the other almost entirely ignored.

    He appears to have gone mad

    Just like that! It’s a bit like all those loners from the Middle East who suddenly have a bout of mental illness which drives them to murder, isn’t it?

  5. Tim, I don’t argue that all the cogs were meshed correctly before he started shooting.

  6. We know why the New Mexico thing is being buried, it’s about Muslims behaving badly and TPTB don’t want to talk about that. Maybe Trump will tweet about it, that’s the only way a story like this gets any media traction.

    The Paddock thing…well, I would just like to know where the hell all his brass went. He supposedly fired 10,000 shots from that hotel room and in the pictures I’ve seen there’s nowhere near 10,000 shell casings on the floor. Was this crazy man so fastidious that he policed his own brass while committing mass murder?

  7. Jerry, it’s just a combination of sub judice rules and the media’s Trump Obsession Disorder, not a conspiracy.

  8. Tim,

    I have known you for a few years now including your healthy skepticism of conspiracy theories, maybe because you read into issues at a deep level, had some faith in the system and have some disdain for bloggers that turn round and say that the Queen is a lizard or that Churchill buggered young boys, which works for me. And you obviously had at least in the past a belief in the establishment being a good thing.

    Personally speaking I don’t find it hard to consider that some folk in power or up to no good may get together and conspire to do something without fessing up to it. I look at my professional situation and it’s quite common that what is said happens isn’t what happened.

    The other prevailing point in your posts is that things have started going tits up of late, again I differ and believe that it has always been the way.

    Just saying.

  9. 10,000 rounds in 10 minutes?

    Err, no. Not in 100 round ammo clips.

    Maybe if he had an actual MG with belt and wasn’t interested in pausing to aim.

  10. I remember that you posted about the strange findings of the Old Bailey where a spook chopped himself up and put his body parts in a bag and zipped it up. So you do get it, but it does challenge your faith in the system and your disgust at any old chav that blaimes the bankers for the problem of the world.

    I think it is not as clean as you think it is and never has been.

  11. Jerry, it’s just a combination of sub judice rules and the media’s Trump Obsession Disorder, not a conspiracy.

    Sub judice rules? No, this isn’t the UK. If the media wanted to offer saturation coverage of this New Mexico thing, they could, just like they offered saturation coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and the Darren Wilson grand jury proceedings. No judge with a gag order is going to stop them.

    And I’m sure that there’s no formal media conspiracy get together at The Meadows. That doesn’t mean that there’s no coordination among media entities.

    You’ll notice that certain themes and talking points get repeated over and over again across all the establishment media outlets. That’s no accident. The “separated illegal alien kids at the border” story that dominated media coverage for a few weeks is a great example of this. It had been US government policy for years, dating back to the first GWB term, and no one really paid much attention to it. Then, in an instant, the policy had wall to wall, saturation coverage. The nightly news talking heads couldn’t talk of anything else. It would be shocking to me if there weren’t some extensive cross-media coordination of that story, though we will probably never find any hard evidence of it.

  12. Jerry, it’s just a combination of sub judice rules and the media’s Trump Obsession Disorder, not a conspiracy.

    Sub judice rules? No, this isn’t the UK…if the media wanted to offer saturation coverage of this New Mexico thing, they could, just like they offered saturation coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and the Darren Wilson grand jury proceedings. No judge with a gag order is going to stop them.

    And I’m sure that there’s no formal media conspiracy get together at The Meadows. That doesn’t mean that there’s no coordination among media entities.

    You’ll notice that certain themes and talking points get repeated over and over again across all the establishment media outlets. That’s no accident. The “separated illegal alien kids at the border” story that dominated media coverage for a few weeks is a great example of this. It had been US government policy for years, dating back to the first GWB term, and no one really paid much attention to it. Then, in an instant, the policy had wall to wall, saturation coverage. The nightly news talking heads couldn’t talk of anything else. It would be shocking to me if there weren’t some extensive cross-media coordination of that story, though we will probably never find any hard evidence of it.

  13. Re. the Las Vegas shooter.

    If he had been so much as a registered Republican, NRA member or had any evidence of even slightly insufficiently-left-wing tendancies, we’d not have heard the end of it. Ever.

    As soon as it became clear that the narrative would not be fit by this particular gentleman, it was crickets and tumbleweed.

  14. Tim, given that you are on the dole at the moment can you let us know how to do italics and hyperlinks on words and that kind of stuff. Some of us dinosaurs don’t know how to do it.

  15. @abacab. So you’re running with him firing 1000 rpm non-stop for 10 minutes? Because that’s how the maths works.

    What weapon was he doing that with? Quibbling about clip or magazine doesn’t stop the fact that he physically couldn’t do that with the weapons he had. The guns couldn’t sustain that rate, even if he’d had someone to help him reload.

    Especially if he wanted to aim. Which he did.

    The 10,000 rounds just had to be wrong.

  16. Thanks Jason, much appreciated.

    All I need now is something to post about, I wont try and wind up Tim with links to what it was that brought down World Trade Centre 7 even though I signed off on the engineers and architects view on it.

  17. @chester

    I didn’t claim he did fire 10k rounds. Are you confusing me with someone else?

  18. It’s not a conspiracy theory to suggest someone dropped a bollock in allowing Sheppard to purchase weapons as he was on a watch-list already, and its in the interests of law enforcement and their masters to throw a blanket over the whole thing.

    It literally is a conspiracy theory. We are theorising that people within gov’t and/or media are conspiring to chuck the whole thing down the memory hole.

    Everything’s a conspiracy. Even something as innocuous as an editorial meeting at a newspaper is a conspiracy:

    Editor #1: shall we devote more attention to the Las Vegas shooting?

    Editor #2: nah, we need more people on this “Trump tweets support for baseball, apple pie” thing

    That’s a conspiracy, and since I can’t prove that such a meeting actually took place, it’s a theory, too.

    But plainly that’s a more plausible conspiracy theory than, I don’t know, space lizards or the moon matrix. And yet they’re all lumped in together under the term “conspiracy theory”. I think we need a new word.

    (Actually… a cynical person might look at this situation and notice that it redounds to the benefit of those powerful people who might conspire from time to time; he might further wonder if this is an accident. Well, according to some book I haven’t read, it isn’t.)

  19. Well Abacab, why the hell did you bring up the trivial difference between clip and magazine if you were agreeing with me? I assumed it was because you were trying to say it was possible to fire that many rounds in that time.

    It had never occurred to me, I confess, that it was mere pendantry.

  20. It was indeed mere pedantry, which provided a nice opportunity to make reference to the discussion of trademark law over at Other Tim’s place 😉 🙂

  21. The other prevailing point in your posts is that things have started going tits up of late, again I differ and believe that it has always been the way.

    That may well be the case: perhaps it’s always been this way?

  22. I think the ‘dropped bollock’ situation is responsible for the Skripal situation in Salisbury too. I don’t buy the ‘The Russians poisoned him by smearing lethal military grade nerve agent on his doorknob, after which they leave a bottle of the stuff lying around for local drug addicts to find’ story. I think old Sergei was up to something that went badly wrong for him and his daughter, and when the authorities found out had to cover it up, because it was far too embarrassing to let the public know what had actually gone on.

  23. zut alors!

    “Google Stephen Paddock for some pretty weird stuff. He appears to have gone mad, further than that who would care to diagnose the state of mind of someone who is dead?”

    There is no evidence that Paddock went mad in any way The sequence of events leading up to that shooting are extraordinarily strange and outside a few fringe sites, they have not been reported at all. Nor is there really any evidence that the crime was investigated top to bottom, it was put to bed very quickly indeed.

    Just one interesting fact, his plane ended up being owned by a CIA front company. Odd, don’t you think?

  24. JerryC

    “well, I would just like to know where the hell all his brass went. He supposedly fired 10,000 shots from that hotel room and in the pictures I’ve seen there’s nowhere near 10,000 shell casings on the floor. ”

    I doubt he fired more than 2,000, but yes, the lack of brass is odd.

    The number of weapons he had was strange, as was the use of bump stocks with bi-pods, you cannot use them together. The list of strange in that shooting is pages long.

    The simple fact the media didn’t try and use it as a cudgel to beat the NRA makes it noteworthy. No town hall meeting where the victims are paraded to hound Republicans, hardly a ripple other than talk about bump stocks.

    There is something in that event that doesn’t want to be shown in the light of day.

  25. I have collected (i.e. downloaded) web pages about the Las Vegas shooting and there are a lot of anomalies and things that just don’t add up. I could write a L O N G essay summarising the anomalies which are rational and explainable without verging into “Alien lesbian lizards from the planet Zarg burrowed into his head through his ears, ate his brain and operated his body as some kind of robot” type of madness.

    For example, the casinos in Las Vegas have overwhelming CCTV coverage. The possibilities and opportunities for money laundering, embezzlement and other finance related crime is obvious, hence everything is tracked and recorded. So why is there no coverage of the hotel corridor before, during and after the event?

    Similarly, why did a South West Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet inbound to Las Vegas suddenly change direction and hover over an area in downtown Las Vegas after it was delayed 7 hours? The transponder on the jet emits a recognition code number (SWA4119) so that air traffic control can plot it on the traffic displays. The transponder code was reallocated (which cannot be done easily) to another aircraft (a helicopter) temporarily …

    https://www.intellihub.com/vegas-flight-records-reveal-air-assault-extraction-possible/

    But Gabe Suarez summarised it here:

    http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2018/08/final-police-report-on-las-vegas-shooting-my-thoughts.html

    Who benefits? That is the question that few have addressed with any sort of persuasive argument.

  26. Paddock was connected to the government in some way, almost certainly a 3 letter agency and active while Obama was President. The entire leftist establishment was gifted a propaganda coup, the largest mass shooting in history. And yet every single element of the leftist establishment has memory holed the story. It never happened. Even the gun-grabbing groups are silent about it.

    Someone put the word out early among leftist circles that this was bad for them and they were not to make any waves or ask any questions. It was so bad for them in fact, that the entire left complied. There is nothing else that would cause these vermin to drop a story that can be used to hammer conservatives into submission on guns. There are no lawsuits, no demands for “never again” blah blah. It’s radio silence.

    If he was involved in the “Fast and Furious” gun running OP or something of that kind, it would explain all the evidence, seen and unseen.

  27. Mr. Black – Someone put the word out early among leftist circles that this was bad for them and they were not to make any waves or ask any questions.

    There are non-conspiratorial reasons for this, though. For instance: maybe the Democrats understand gun-bashing is principally effective at whipping up their base, and this time, the victims weren’t innocent children but evil country music fans, and so their base weren’t getting that energised.

    I suppose that’s still a conspiracy, of course.

  28. I have been reading everything I could from reputable sources about the Las Vegas incident and a lot of the points about a lot of things are curious to say the least. As a “For example …”

    The las Vegas casinos have overwhelming CCTV and recording of every square inch of the place for obvious reasons (money laundering, cheating and other criminal activity) including the corridors in the hotels. It is strangely convenient that the CCTV coverage of the corridor, the security guards response and the SWAT team is missing or that there was a systematic failure that took out multiple cameras covering multiple areas (lifts and the stairwell, for example). So no one knows what happened for a good period before and after the event.

    Similarly, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 passenger jet with the tail number WN4119 suddenly performed a series of manoeuvres including being stationary over down town Las Vegas while emitting a tracking Mode-S code of A1FD03 which is unique to the aircraft. Someone must have programmed another transmitter with that code and used it in a helicopter. Incidentally, the flight was delayed by 7 hours … no good reason given.

    https://www.intellihub.com/vegas-flight-records-reveal-air-assault-extraction-possible/

    The number of AR15 rifles he had in the room is somewhat overkill (if you will pardon the expression) even allowing for him wanting a spare rifle in case of a malfunction and/or jammed or damaged weapon. It seems to me that it was a set up so the anti gun organisations could point out that he had an “arsenal” of these evil black, scary looking rifles and they must be banned. So why was the opportunity missed?

    There are photographs on the web which show the interior of the room and display his laptop on and functioning but apparently, there was no hard drive in the computer – a neat trick, eh?

    And so forth.

    I think Gabe Suarez has a working theory which, without getting into the “Alien transsexual lesbian lizards from the planet Zarg crawled into his ear, ate his brain and operated his body like a robot” type conspiracy theories seems to step back and looks at a “who benefits” point of view:

    http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2018/08/final-police-report-on-las-vegas-shooting-my-thoughts.html

    So who DOES benefit from hushing it up? Answer that and it will lead into a more productive line of enquiry.

    But the silence is deafening and somewhat suspicious since so much capital could have been made from it.

  29. I have been reading everything I could from reputable sources about the Las Vegas incident and a lot of the points about a lot of things are curious to say the least. As a “For example …”

    The las Vegas casinos have overwhelming CCTV and recording of every square inch of the place for obvious reasons (money laundering, cheating and other criminal activity) including the corridors in the hotels. It is strangely convenient that the CCTV coverage of the corridor, the security guards response and the SWAT team is missing or that there was a systematic failure that took out multiple cameras covering multiple areas (lifts and the stairwell, for example). So no one knows what happened for a good period before and after the event.

    Similarly, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 passenger jet with the tail number “WN4119 suddenly performed a series of manoeuvres including being stationary over down town Las Vegas while emitting a tracking Mode-S code of A1FD03 which is unique to the aircraft. Someone must have programmed another transmitter with that code and used it in a helicopter. Incidentally, the flight was delayed by 7 hours …

    https://www.intellihub.com/vegas-flight-records-reveal-air-assault-extraction-possible/

    The number of AR15 rifles he had in the room is somewhat overkill (if you will pardon the expression) even allowing for the reason that he wanted to have a spare rifle in case of a malfunction and/or jammed or damaged weapon. It seems to me that it was a set up so the anti gun organisations could point out that he had an “arsenal” of these evil black, scary looking rifles and they must be banned. So why wasn’t the opportunity seized?

    There are photographs on the web which show the interior of the room and display his laptop on and functioning but apparently there was no hard drive in the computer – a neat trick, eh?

    And so forth.

    I think Gabe Suarez has a working theory which, without getting into the “Alien transsexual lesbian lizards from the planet Zarg crawled into his ear, ate his brain and operated his body like a robot” type conspiracy theories seems to step back and looks at a “who benefits” point of view:

    http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2018/08/final-police-report-on-las-vegas-shooting-my-thoughts.html

    So who DOES benefit from hushing it up? Answer that and it will lead into a more productive line of enquiry.

    But the silence is deafening and somewhat suspicious since so much capital could have been made from it.

  30. “What became blatantly obvious was the media were repeating whatever they were told and had no capability to investigate on their own. “

    It’s not the capability they lack. It’s the desire.

  31. @David Moore: “The number of weapons he had was strange, as was the use of bump stocks with bi-pods, you cannot use them together. ”

    Not true. Before YouTube banned any content showing bump stocks, Forgotten Weapons had a video of one on his semiauto RPK, which he fired off the bipod.

  32. The MSM showed an extraordinary lack of curiosity and gullibility at the time, repeating that he was a”professional gambler” specializing in playing poker on machines over years which screams money laundering as no one beats machines.

    The fringe reporter Laura Loomer turned up the room service chits showing he was present two days earlier than originally announced and probably had a guest, that he flew to Phoenix and drove straight back to LV in a hired car(was he collecting something?) and tracked down the mysterious guard who then vanished to Mexico to reappear on Ellen 15 kgs heavier and slightly taller.

    No whisper of the Saudis occupying the floors above (which they owned).

    Oh and in the official report released in June we are told that three women were in one of the rooms and all the media went Okay! Not even a dead or alive question!

  33. We done it

    How good is the internet thing

    How good is the internet thing when anonymous good guys educate you, noted that they are ex British forces which kind of tells you that they are good cunts after all. Seriously how powerful is it that we can get together and use each other strengths for our benefit at the click of a mouse, yet we have widespread social decay.

    Together united

    Brother?

  34. Matthew McConnagay – I don’t think that would be a sufficient explanation, and it would also require that EVERY element of the leftist coalition bought into the reasoning. I don’t think they would have for mere optics. Politicians especially wouldn’t care who the victims are, this is gun-grabbing heaven from their point of view.

    The fact that the federal democrats are silent on this means it goes to the very top, they don’t want whatever it is to get out and the word has filtered down the chain. None of the usual groups are putting pressure on the gun-grabbers to act, the whole thing has disappeared.

    It’s actually quite instructive to observe just how disciplined the leftist machine is. Every single part of it went silent on this, no dissenters. Imagine how many people would have had to be told in one way or another and there is not a hint of a leak about it.

  35. abacab

    “Not true. Before YouTube banned any content showing bump stocks, Forgotten Weapons had a video of one on his semiauto RPK, which he fired off the bipod.”

    Curious. My understanding of a bump stock is that they need the weapon to ‘float’ back and forth on them, pinning down the front on a bipod would significantly hinder this.

    Ah, youtube still has something similar up, the bipod in this case has a pin joint or suchlike and moves flexes with the weapon moving back and forth. That would explain the use of both together.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGrvDsfzPrI

  36. @David Moore – I think you’re over-estimating the stability of a bipod, even a “Harris”-type which doesn’t pivot.

  37. A harrris type is the only one I’ve ever used! Can’t really see one working very well in conjunction with an oscillating firearm.

  38. The US press is the propaganda arm of the Democratic party, as Glenn Reynolds always says. In 2008 we learned about Journalist – run by Ezra Klein, who was then working for The Washington Post. It was a user group, of the most widely-read journalists in the country; they got together and coordinated the ‘narrative’. Trust in the press is at an all-time low.
    It was ever thus; Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) remarked that a person who didn’t read a newspaper was uninformed, whereas a person who did read a newspaper was mal-informed.

  39. There are photographs on the web which show the interior of the room and display his laptop on and functioning but apparently, there was no hard drive in the computer – a neat trick, eh?

    Only if you don’t know how to boot a PC off a USB drive.

  40. On the Las Vegas shootings, from another blogger I follow who claims to know somebody involved in the investigation:

    Paraphrasing slightly…this is best left alone. Heavily but deniably implied: dude was a U.S. intelligence asset who went nuts, and the people who used to run him don’t want anyone poking around his backtrail.

  41. Best for the USG, presumably. I guess we’ll never know the truth unless there are whistleblowers coming forward.

  42. Best for democrats. If this could be hung around the neck of a republican we’d have heard about it from leaks.

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