Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Las Vegas Terror Motive


When a child goes missing, a mother goes out dancing for 31 days rather than searching, a pyschological expert tells us: she wasn't out partying like it appeared.  She was actually  "grieving."

What if she had cried instead of gone out partying?

That would be grieving too. 

What if she had called police?

That would be grieving too.  

No matter what Casey Anthony did after taking her child's life,  a paid expert would testify to it being appropriate grieving because that is what she was paid to say, under oath.  

This is symbolic of the mental health industry today.  

We can get an expert to testify to anything we pay for.  This is the moral relativism that is our mental health industry today. Media routinely brings on "experts" who affirm the narrative.  This is why we have not heard the motive of the terrorist killing in Vegas. 

Recently, main stream media interviewed another psychologist who  used her moment to politicize her anti Trump stance, in  the Vegas terror shooting.  When she finished with the political narrative, she  said, "Stephen Paddock was not sick." Instead, she blamed the means he employed:    "It was the guns. " This is the norm for MSM in each Islamic terrorist attack:  shift blame.   "Mental illness, Islamophobia (victim blaming), cultural misunderstanding (MSM-speak for "rape" and also victim blaming), PTSD, and so on.  It is now fashionable to claim racism to any and every political and personal failure.  The word "nazi" no longer means a "national socialist from 1930's-40's Germany" but is code for anyone who disagrees with elitist narrative. 


MSM has blamed Valium, gambling debts, real estate,  guns, President Trump, law abiding Americans, the NRA,  and conservatives, overall for the Vegas terror attack killing.    Illogical emotional ramblings from coarse and crude comedians only affirmed the narrative of emotion over reason. 

ISIS claimed that Paddock converted 6 months prior to the attack and bestowed upon him the honor of "martyr" for Allah.  Before that, they publicly acknowledged Vegas was a target.

MSM has also reported that  "no motive will likely ever be known", which is absurd.  

The local sheriff has been put in a most uncomfortable position; giving out basic details and view points of his investigators, only to be censured.  He appropriately concluded that Stephen Paddock did not likely act alone due to the complexity of the attack.

We then learned that a security guard was lauded as a "hero", even taking a bullet from the killer, promptly followed by a change in  time line and the sudden cancellation and disappearance by him. 

It was also reported that Stephen Paddock's home was "burglarized."  Most people assumed that this was also absurd.  

An eyewitness who claimed multiple shooters died in her sleep a week later. Readers here know that if she did, in fact, make the post on Facebook, her account is understandably confused, unreliable and unusable as a witness testimony.  The mayhem and confusion, including the neuroaoucistics indicate the appropriate use of her passivity in speech, no matter the motive for posting.

What can we know about the Vegas terrorist attack in which Stephen Paddock killed almost 60 and wounded approximately 500?

We can know:

1.  That Stephen Paddock did not kill because of prescription medicine, gambling debts, business failures, or insanity. 

2.  We can know that MSM continues to refuse journalism instead opting for narrative.  We can trust that MSM is not going to report the truth based upon its history, particularly in reporting terorism. 

Recall how diligently MSM went to cover up the murder in the Orlando nightclub Islamic terror.  The President of the United States heard  the killer confess his motive in targeting and killing homosexuals, but lied to the American people, with the assistance of the press.  They attempted to exploit the homosexual community's sympathies with one media interviewing the shooter's "boyfriend."  

The killer said that he was killing homosexuals as Islam teaches and does in Islamic nations.  The American public was  given a newly translated 911 call in which "Allah" became "God."  At one point, Christians were blamed in media for the killing. 

The Orlando Islamist was obedient to Islam and chose his intended victims accordingly. Main Stream Media was deceptive; not wrong, in its reporting.  

The Orlando terrorist chose his intended victims according to ideology:  

So did Stephen Paddock. 

We can know that MSM is unreliable.  

3.  We can know that Stephen Paddock's girlfriend was unreliable in her statements, highlighting a need to withhold information.  

We have the analysis of her statement indicating this.  When someone deliberately conceals information, she has a specific need to.  

3.  We can know the identity of Stephen Paddocks' victims.  

  The Target of Stephen Paddock 

Stephen Paddock committed an act of terror.  We know this in spite of the media's refusal because what he did took months of deliberation.  

a.  planning
b.  financing 
c.  training 

It is not true that the weapons committed this crime, nor that he did this insanely.  One who plans, finances and trains for a specific goal is not legally "insane."  Although paid psychologists will testify for both the prosecution and the defense, it will be seen not as a random act of violence, but of a well planned, financed and executed act of deliberation. Anger at gambling, or a reaction to medication will both indicate short term results and impulsivity.  

This act took months of daily mental processing and active engagement.  

The target of Stephen Paddock is critical to understanding motive. 

Reportedly wealthy, had he lost money gambling, he might have targeted the casino in a moment of revenge following some trigger of humiliation. 

 Valium?  Prescription medication?  He might have fallen asleep only to awaken to an uncontrollable urge to kill the first person in front of him.  This would have been impulsive; not something that took months of planning and deliberation. 

What do we know about the audience?

There are two distinct things we know about the intended victims in regard to terrorism: 

1.  Conservatives

They were country music fans, which even MSM admits would be considered "conservatives."

The campaign rhetoric of 2016 came on the heels of the most divisive "identity politics" leader America has ever had.  The consequences were evident before Vegas in the murder rate of police, the rise of ANTIFA fascist violence, the attempts to stop free speech and the overall divide of a nation.   

This would give us the possibility that Stephen Paddock took seriously that these people were all "racists", "white supremacists" (including blacks), "homophobic", members of a former German political party, (nazi) and his victims who were "killing the world" by using cars and air conditioners, as Hollywood celebrities often state. 

Illogic and Emotion increase the risk of violence.  The suspension of reason (called "racist" by BLM terrorists) is always dangerous.  When it is coupled with emotion within the moral narcissist, it leads to violent conflict. 

Did Stephen Paddock target his victims because they were conservatives?

2.  Non-Muslims.

Those targeted for death and destruction were not only generally conservatives  but to the Islamic mind, they were "infidels."  

Islam divides the world into two peoples and two lands.  They see people as "peacefully submitted" to Allah, or those to be conquered.  They see land as "Allah's" and land to be conquered for Allah.  

This is the second identification of the intended victims.  

Since 9/11, there have been almost  32,000 Islamic  terrorist attacks in strict obedience to Islamic teaching in the Koran and haddiths.  Barak Obama increased Islamic violence in his words and actions.  He declared the "future must not belong to those who slander the prophet Mohammad" at the UN, and he regularly imported those designated "refugees" by religion:  Muslims over Christians, at 98% to 99% to 1% to 2% ratio.

Of the actual Islamic attacks, he claimed that they had alternative motives, including those who confessed and  quoted the Koran.  He claimed that those who deliberately chose non-Muslims, yelled "Allahu Akbar" and quoted the Koran had other motives for killing and that each murderous rampage was a "lone wolf" and "random" attack, with nothing in common other than what we saw:

Motive, planning, execution and confession, all being exactly the same. The impact of concealing Islamic crimes is not lost on the Islamists.  

Thus far, ISIS has not shown a willingness to make false claims, with, perhaps, only one claim in dispute.  

That they bestowed on Paddock honor as a "soldier of Allah" is significant.  

Would they do this as part of "taccquia", the Islamic deception?

What reports do we have supporting this?

We have learned that the shooting may have been video taped, or even live streamed but still do not have clear reporting.  

We have learned that Stephen Paddock left a note.  

We were told it was "a note to himself" and that it isn't particularly "helpful."

If Stephen Paddock wrote a note prior to the attack or his death, it is revelatory.  

Statement Analysis of the note may clear up the "mystery" of the Vegas shooting.

It was an act of terror. 

It was planned, financed, trained for, and executed.  

It was purposeful.  

It caused a great deal of death and destruction.  

It was not a random act of an insane person, 

It was not a reaction to medication.  

It was as purposeful in motive as it was in planning, financing, training and execution. 

Conclusion

This was an act of terror.  

The Motive of the terror was likely one of two things:

It was likely an act of Islamic political/religious terror, or leftist political terror according to the chosen victims. 

That was it was terror is seen in Behavioral Analysis:

It took intention; 

planning, training, financing and execution, with this deliberation taking place over months. This means a great deal of time, daily, to withdraw from impulse.  

It precludes specific humiliation as a trigger.  This, too, is something that is seen, not as a motive, but a trigger.  One who is intending or considering terror, may need a specific act of humiliation to trigger, or set in final motion, that which was deliberated before.  

The months of planning coincide with both the testimony of ISIS, as well as the increase in violence and specific violent rhetoric from the elitists.  This includes words such as "resistance movement, blood in the streets, impeachment," as well as the destruction of monuments of history. 

We see signals of deception within the killer's girlfriend, who knew of the potential for bloodshed, and left the country, cash in hand.

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32 comments:

Jo said...

A note found in the hotel room of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock contained detailed calculations for firing down on a country music festival. 
On "60 Minutes," the police officers who were the first to reach the 32nd floor detailed what they saw when they entered the room after Stephen Paddock committed suicide. 

"I noticed a note on the nightstand near his shooting platform," said Las Vegas police officer Dave Newton.
"He had written the distance, the elevation and the drop of what his bullet would be for the crowd. He had that figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there."

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/10/09/note-found-las-vegas-gunman-stephen-paddocks-room-contained-shooting-calculations

There have been reports that the shooter may have also targeted Lollapalooza which is very different than country music so would not be the same crowd.

Anonymous said...

Bert Fields, a lawyer for Bob Weinstein, also issued a strong denial on Weinstein’s behalf.

“Variety’s story about Bob Weinstein is riddled with false and misleading assertions by Ms. Segel and we have the emails to prove it, but even if you believe what she says it contains not a hint of any inappropriate touching or even any request for such touching,” Fields said. “There is no way in the world that Bob Weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment, and even if you believed what this person asserts there is no way it would amount to that.”

Anonymous said...

Can I ask a question? What possible use were his math calculations? What exactly woukd the calculations show him or cause him to do differently? I dont understand what use calculations would be to him or what he could even calculate.

tania cadogan said...

A shooter, especially one shooting from a distance or height would need to know the exact distance to allow for curvature of the earth and thus the rate of drop for the bullet.
Shooting in a straight line would cause the shooter to miss the target particularly over long distances so to allow for this the shooter aims slightly higher than the target to allow for such in order for the bullet to hit the target as it drops.
Also needing to be taken into consideration is wind direction and strength as this also affects the bullet.
Even though he is firing into a crowd he would want to make sure he hits where the crowd is initially and then when the crowd disperses where he needs to aim at to hit them. It is not like in the movies where the shooter is shown with the target bang in his sights within seconds.
The sights need to be adjusted to allow for distance and drop, where the shooter aims also he has to allow for wind speed and direction and gravity, it is not a case of point and shoot in open spaces if you want to take out the maximum number of casualties.
Also needing to be taken into consideration is type of gun, bullet,temperature and even firing position IE standing, sitting, prone.

If he did shooting calculations he likely spent some time sighting in his guns and learning the normal wind direction and speed from his location which means looking at weather reports as well as taking his own measurements.

This was not a spur of the moment shooting, this took time and practice since each gun will handle differently depending on make and model as well as what bullets he was firing

Lucia D said...

SP clearly worked long and hard with an intent to inflict maximum carnage. I agree he was no mad man. I read he was unable to obtain certain bullets that would have illuminated their path, making it easier for him to visually adjust his aim. Perhaps that is one reason it was important to have the calculations with him. The news of the Mandalay guard (who was shot through the suite door) disappearing is very strange. Could he be an illegal who is now worried about deportation? He must be afraid of something.

General P. Malaise said...

the best breakdown on the unknowns on the internet.

Anonymous said...

The guard most likely disappeared as he has family to think about, and the media is threatening people to get the narrative they want to hear.

Same with Casey Anthony and her lying murdering ways. Sometimes they force people to lie. She was too young for the death penalty, imo, unless she'd been violent in the past. I am sorry a child died, but it happens. They made too big of a deal out of it. Had they not, she'd be in prison today.

No one knows why Paddock did it. I doubt they will.

Anonymous said...

Jacksonville Jaguars apologize to military for kneeling in London

Spot the apology

Jaguars President Mark Lamping sent a letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville saying the team was ”remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country.”
The letter was forwarded to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Monday and available via his public email.

Most of the Jaguars, including owner Shad Khan, locked arms during the anthem on Sept. 24. About a dozen players took a knee during the playing of ”The Star-Spangled Banner” at Wembley Stadium.

Similar demonstrations happened across the NFL as players, coaches and executives responded to President Donald Trump’s suggestion that teams should punish players making any sort of statements of protests during the national anthem.

The Jaguars demonstrated in unity as a team and then stood for ”God Save The Queen.”

”This was an oversight and certainly not intended to send a message that would disparage you, our flag or our nation,” Lamping wrote to Bill Spann, director of Jacksonville’s military affairs and veterans department.

NFL owners are meeting this week in New York, where the national anthem will be a key topic of discussion.
Lamping’s letter was dated Oct. 6, and it is unclear why it was forwarded to the mayor Monday. Lamping wrote it on behalf of Khan and Tom Coughlin, the team’s executive vice president of football operations.

”The notion never entered the minds of our players or anyone affiliated with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but today we can understand how the events in London on September 24 could have been viewed or misinterpreted,” Lamping wrote. ”We owe you an apology and hope you will accept it.”

Some fans in Jacksonville, a city that hosts a major Navy base and tends to lean Republican, expressed anger on social media sites and vowed never to attend another Jaguars game. Others praised Khan for siding with his players.


The day after the game in London, Curry called it stupid not to stand for the anthem even though such acts are protected by the U.S. Constitution.

”I stand and cover my heart for the pledge and the anthem,” Curry said in a statement. ”I think it’s stupid to do otherwise. The U.S. Constitution protects the right for a lot of people to do a lot of stupid things. I am a Constitutional Conservative, so I respect the wisdom of our Founders.”

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/10/17/jacksonville-jaguars-apologize-to-military-for-kneeling-in-london.html

deejay said...

He did it for the worst possible reasons- his own entertainment and maybe revenge on a world that found him a bit strange. He was not after conservatives since he previously considered Lollapalooza (many many millenials) and a rap weekend ironically called Life is Beautiful (black and young millenials). He was after a body count. I believe he was a garden variety sociopath. (see traits below)

Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."

Pathological Lying
Has no problem lying coolly and easily, almost impossible to be truthful on a consistent basis. Obscessed with thoughts of their own power and abilities.

Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Driven by revenge.

Shallow Emotions
Feigned emotions. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved by what would upset a normal person.

Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.

Callousness/Lack of Empathy
Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.

Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, no concern for their impact on others. Risk taker. Thrill seeker.

Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
History of behavioral difficulties, "gets by" by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc. Stalking.

Irresponsibility/Unreliability
Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent. Does not accept blame, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
Promiscuity, sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.

Sociopaths are not crazy, but their CT brain scans are markedly different from regular people. (almost like another species.) For example, they trigger the pleasure center on witnessing the pain of others.

Sounds exactly like SP.

Anonymous said...

Not all sociopaths are sadists (that is a myth) but the Vegas shooter was, in my opinion. He hired a prostitute & acted out his rape fantasies with her screaming "Help me!" The shooting was him acting out a sadistic fantasy, Im sure he got a lot of pleasure planning it, and yes, he wascworking for ISIS. He simply was not stupid enough to leave a paper trail like some of the other terrorists who bookmark ISIS fan pages on their computers.

Anonymous said...

One very messed up thing that psychology, in my opinion, does NOT explain is that it is known that psychopaths are sometimes sadists, and psychology says that that combo explains some very heinous crimes. Except there is a glaring problem with that explanation. Psychopaths do not have empathy, but sadists DO HAVE normal levels empathy, they understand the emotions of pain, fear, humiliation, terror their victims feel and they enjoy seeing the victims terrified/humiliated reactions. They know exactly what those reactions mean and get pleasure out of inflicting pain/humiliation. Therefore, psychopaths actually CANNOT be sadists since one criteria of psychopaths is that they have no empathy. And therefore, many of the most heinous sadistic crimes that criminologists say well, a sadistic psychopath did that. Wrong. Its actually people who are not emotionally crippled by psychopathy who does those crimes....it is someone with a much more normal psychology and brain structure. A person CANNOT be sadistic if they lack empathy or understanding of the pain their victims experience. So psychology really cannot explain a lot of the heinous sadistic crimes. Thats why I do believe in demonic possession. And the Vegas shooter may have been possessed imo.

Anonymous said...

Some people make a choice to go over to the dark side. People dont want to believe that, but its true. Psychology cannot explain evil. Evil does not fit into any of the DSM diagnoses. None of those diagnoses make a person evil. A person chooses to become evil & let demons into themself. In Christianity, it is known there are demons. Jesus cast out many demons from people, and modern people say the people Jesus cast out demons from must have just had psych illness even though Jesus spoke to the demons & they told them their names, like one said "We are Legion" (many). In one case, the demons didnt want to die & they asked to be sent into pigs so Jesus sent the demons into pigs & the pigs jumped into the sea and perished. Jesus was able to raise people from the dead, so I think he knew what he was doing & when he says he cast out demons that is exactly what he was doing.

Anonymous said...

The important thing is getting in the usual droning repetitive potshots at other races and religions. MAGA!

Anonymous said...

Perfect. A media pundit psychobabbler and a Catholic based psychobabble with a flare for tortue.

Jo said...

Band members heard shots hitting the stage. My assumption is that his calculations were for the stage and not the crowd. He may have planned to take out Jason A first and then fire on the audience. I don’t think he would not need calculations for the crowd.

Peter Hyatt said...

Jo, interesting comment.

Given the volume, if the band was a target, they were not his sole target.

If there is another classification of the target besides infidel and conservative, I am open to it.

Anonymous said...

@9:04, No, actually it's not psychobabble. Im just intelligent enough not to just blindly accept popular or psychological explanations for things when some of the explanations dont even make rational sense.
If psychopath has no empathy, and the Vegas shooter hired a prostitute to act out rape fantasies where he has her screaming "Help me!" then HE HAS EMPATHY. EMPATHY IS THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ANOTHER PERSON IS FEELING!!! Basically Im sick of media and even psychology giving simplistic and nonsensical explanations for what is actually EVIL.
They have proven psychopaths have serious difficulty perceiving other's emotions such as FEAR, SADNESS, TERROR ---they are unable to "read" the facial expressions of fear, etc, or to empathize (understand) expressions of fear/terror.
The Vegas shooter is sadistic. He undestands emotions in others and enjoys terrifying others.
Dont insult me for using my brain. Unfortunately, Ive seen pure evil in my life, and I have sought to understand WHY someone would act that way. Thete is no psychological explanation for it. You have to go into spiritual explanations. My belief is some people make a choice to go over to the dark side & then unfortunately, whoever is in that persons life or becomes one of their targets is dealing with demonic forces within that person requiring actual spiritual combat.

Anonymous said...

And as far as your comment about "torture", um, rape is a form of torture. Haphazardly shooting people, one lady had her eye shot out and all kinds other heinous results in many other victims....that is torture. So dont blame me for seeing the situation & the shooter for what they are. There is no way to "sugarcoat" what he did. He knew he was going to be maiming peopke etc.

Habundia said...

When I read your statement of "mental health industry, I had to think about a news report I heard earlier today while sitting in my car. It was said that some organisation went to police to report an "act of discrimination" because people who had organized a party had asked the people who wanted to come to dress like cowboys and Indians......and now they are sued for discrimination........i think this fits your description of "the mental industry these days", or doesn't?

Peter Hyatt said...

It's a good observation.

I am reading a terrific book by a neuroscience professional on brain MRI and the differences between men and women.

Her work on pre natal MRI brain scans is brilliant.

But then she offers her "solutions" and remedies. In doing so, she projects her own marital infidelities, and other personal issues, seeking to justify failure for herself.

It is typical in the world of psychology today.

IF we can get studies void of politicians' influence, the studies are often of great value, but the interpretation and especially application always sound as if they are coming from someone with unresolved mental health issues.

There are few that I trust today and those I do, I trust greatly.

Peter

Peter Hyatt said...

I would need the Vegas shooter's words to know if he enjoyed maiming others. I cannot conclude much from the action he took, other than:

a. Deliberately chosen audience
b. Specific motivation that lasted months
c. Planning and Financing and even training

By long distance shooting, he sought to kill, knowing that injuries would be attendant. As to him "enjoying" this, without his words, this cannot be discerned. He may or may now have sadism, but without a statement, or even a close eye witness detailed observation, it can't be known.

Peter

Habundia said...

Someone said psychopaths can't be sadists.....I think they can, because one doesn't has to have empathie for another human being to enjoy the torture one endures on that human being (which one doesn't even have to see as a human being), but still find pleasure out of the things one does. Enjoyment for self doesn't has to mean one can't have lack of empathy for another.

Anonymous said...

Habundia, Yes, certain personality disorders view people as essentially 2 Dimensional "objects"....they do the "discard" phase where they throw the person away like the person is an object that just isnt working the way its supposed to (ie. not giving them the narc supply they want), they also view themselves as faultless, however they do have human empathy...they are very well aware that their targets suffer but may not enjoy it or see it as "justified revenge" against the perceived nomcooperation of their targets. That doesnt mean they enjoy inflicting pain (although SOME do). Psychopaths cannot ne sadists bc sadists have high levels of empathy--they understand exactly what their victims are feeling and they enjoy it. Psychopaths can do horrible things to people (althought they are not nevessarily dangerous or violent--yes SOME ARE) but they DO have deficient empathy and they DO have a lot of trouble reading facial expressions for example if shown a picture of someone with a frightened look on their face, they will not understand that the facial expression means the person is frightened. Sadists DO understand the facial expression means the person looks terrified. And yes some of those people DO have mental problems, but they are not psychopaths.
The Vegas shooter acting out rape fantasies strongly hints at him being sadistic, especially when combined with him committing mass murder, its hard to believe it may have just been harmless role-playing (with a prostitute).
One good book that addresses psychology as well as stepping outside psychology to examine the question of evil is "People of the Lie"----Peter would probably like that book
as it matches up with his own theories about lying & where it springs from & the contempt/maliciousness of the liar.

Anonymous said...

EMPATHY means to understand what another person is feeling. Thats all. It doesnt mean to sympathize with their suffering. One last time I will say psychopaths lack empathy--they have very impaired understanding of what others are feeling & difficulty reading facial expressions. Sadists understand what other people are feeling ie, pain, fear, happiness, sadness etc. Empathy means to UNDERSTAND what another person is feeling.

Habundia said...

Most people only UNDERSTAND what another is feeling AFTER they have experienced the same things themselves, so does that means that people can only be empathising after they have experienced the same feelings? You can only really understand certain feelings after you have endured them......those who say they can understand it without to me lie. That's why people say that "they can't imagine how someone is feeling" when for example a child gets missing or died. So would empathy not be the ability to imagine how someone is feeling, instead of really understanding if you not have experienced it yourself? Or do I say something stupid now?

Anonymous said...

I personally have a hard time with the presumption that Steven Paddock is the shooter, the only shooter etc. How can you comment on so much of what MSM says when you hold them as being unreliable? It is not that difficult to determine motive for a crime. When there are so many unanswered questions, perhaps it is because so much information is being held back. It is easier to advance an agenda when everybody is confused about what actually happened and why.

Emma h said...

I'm interested that Peter called the shooting an 'act of terrorism' - I'm assuming he means the legal definition.

THere's an interesting book written on embitterment that explains why often middle aged men turn bad. It ties in with resentment and rumination leading to rage at existence/life/others. Basically his mental 'hardware' was off to start - add to that a failure (such as his 2 failed marriages and his recent failed relationship with Hanley), the fact he had no children, his meaningless lifestyle spent in casino's would make most people crazy imo.

I think Hanley definitely knew something - but he was in the power role (having money and her previously being his hostess) so no doubt she didn't question him.

Just thoughts, not saying I know more than anyone else.

I think he managed to keep his darkness to himself during his life via his gambling but coming up to 64, he couldn't contain his rage.

As to him targeting particular groups - true -he targeted humans who have a better life than him (most if you had his mental framework).

Anonymous said...

Emma

We have to guess the title of the interesting book. Is it

"White Christian Conservstive Males Gone Wild ?"

Cuz I'm sure someone who is upset at an ex wife will spend 6 months planning this. You know, cuz he's white privileged and wants to kill blacks but didn't find any so he took out his anger on whities.

Jo said...

Agree that band was not the sole target. He may have wanted to set the crowd into a panic or make sure they all witnessed the killing of the band members first. I would lean more toward infidel than conservative based on the other potential concerts he booked rooms overlooking. It is just odd that they cannot find any connection to ISIS or other motive. I cannot imagine someone can be that hateful and not leave any evidence of that level of hatred leading up to something like that.

I am still curious about his escape plan. Surely all those guns would have been left behind and pointed directly to him.

LC said...

The act of humiliation which triggered the action could very well have been gambling losses -
it does explain the "cheap" ticket he found for the girlfriend.
The brother has continually stressed Paddock's "generosity" in all previous financial matters.

Peter Hyatt said...

Gambling loss is not a trigger for months of planning, training and financing. That would be a short term, single weapon charge into a casino. The humiliation trigger is very short term. Humiliation may seethe for a life time, but in criminal analysis, that would not be a "trigger."

This had lots of "cool down" time, as well as "cold blooded" calculation necessary for planning, training, financing and finally, executing.

This was for a purpose of terror.

Peter

rob said...

deejay said...
He did it for the worst possible reasons- his own entertainment and maybe revenge on a world that found him a bit strange. He was not after conservatives since he previously considered Lollapalooza (many many millenials) and a rap weekend ironically called Life is Beautiful (black and young millenials). He was after a body count. I believe he was a garden variety sociopath. (see traits below)

I agree. He did it because he's evil and he wanted to. I hope he's already burning in hell. No trial necessary.