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by bigtek
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 429
Views: 41348

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

Paladin wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:15 pm
bigtek wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:16 pm
MaduroBU wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:17 pm
All of the other mass shooters have wanted their victims to see and fear them. It has been a individuals who felt powerless gaining a transient sense of control through violence, and who kill themselves before that fleeting experience is ended by the LE response.

Paddock mirrored that pattern only in his suicide. Terrorism and terrorists are not focused upon themselves but upon a cause; their aims can be declared for them by others even after the fact. They don't require intimate contact with their victims because the sense of power and control is not the end goal. Paddock's distance from his victims and his apparent disinterest in being known or "finally understood" seem more similar to terrorism than to the "commando fantasy" shooters that we so often see.

Maybe we never make even the usual amount of sense of this crime, but it seems odd to me.
It makes complete sense if it was a false flag operation. But that's just crazy talk, right?
The craziest part is that the whole event is was so much like what Matthew Bracken wrote about in his book Enemies Foreign And Domestic
Wow! Ten years ago it was tinfoil hat territory but after the Cirque de Kavanaugh, antifa violence, and so on, it doesn't seem so improbable.

Keep your powder dry.
by bigtek
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 429
Views: 41348

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

MaduroBU wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:17 pm
All of the other mass shooters have wanted their victims to see and fear them. It has been a individuals who felt powerless gaining a transient sense of control through violence, and who kill themselves before that fleeting experience is ended by the LE response.

Paddock mirrored that pattern only in his suicide. Terrorism and terrorists are not focused upon themselves but upon a cause; their aims can be declared for them by others even after the fact. They don't require intimate contact with their victims because the sense of power and control is not the end goal. Paddock's distance from his victims and his apparent disinterest in being known or "finally understood" seem more similar to terrorism than to the "commando fantasy" shooters that we so often see.

Maybe we never make even the usual amount of sense of this crime, but it seems odd to me.
It makes complete sense if it was a false flag operation. But that's just crazy talk, right?
by bigtek
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 429
Views: 41348

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

philip964 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:42 pm
https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/sho ... ne-motive/

Las Vegas police end their report on the shooting.

Acted alone.

No motive found.

Bought hotel rooms overlooking two other events one in Vegas other in Chicago.

One other person charged for manufacturing armor piercing bullets.

Spent $95,000 starting in 2016 buying his guns.

Internet searches he made included SWAT tactics.

He took his own life.
If you'll buy that they'll throw the Golden Gate in free.

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