Skip to comments.Las Vegas Shooter's Life Comes Into Focus, But Not His Motive
Posted on 10/06/2017 7:25:31 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
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The lack of reported motive is the dog that doesn’t bark. I suspect they know his motive but aren’t saying.
“...a former postal worker, IRS agent and government auditor, would commit mass murder. He doesn’t fit the mass shooter profile.”
He doesn’t? So what is NPR’s ‘definition’ of a mass shooter? I’ve never heard them utter the word, ‘Islamist Jihadist.’
it’s NPR and I’m betting you’re right. That filthy rat McCabe is running the FBI op so we will probably never know.
So, where is that filthy rat McCabes boss, Wray?
There was no evil motive.
I’m leaning towards decades of suppressed anxiety boiling up towards an explosion, possibly fueled by benzo and alcohol addiction, taken, ironically, to deal with anxiety. He seemed to gravitate towards risk. Making money in real estate usually means a huge amount of leverage, and casino odds are not great for customers. Not the kind of thing you typically see an accountant/auditor do. Sounds like a Falling Down scenario without the falling down, meaning the stress becomes unbearable, so he stages a blow-off event, because of a mind addled by a combo of benzos and booze. One Freeper commented that 1/5 of the dosage of a single Valium pill prescribed to Paddock was enough to get him babbling deliriously.
His brother must have some idea of the types of things that riled him up. He may be telling the truth that he doesn't understand why his brother did this — although the brother's use of the word “troubling” rather than “astounded” is odd — but I can't believe he knows nothing about the types of people or causes that at least would irritate his brother.
In fact all the MSM is going out their way to say there is absolutely no evidence of any motive. Seems to be setting the "we'll probably never know" meme. I keep coming back the Sheriff's "radicalized" comment. He didn't pull that out of the air. There's definitely stuff being held back.
All the leaks in government but nothing on this. Maybe Russia will tell us.
Seriously, what could it be that it has to be kept from us?
Did they ever find out a motive for James Hodgkinson's Virginia rampage?
That's where I'm leaning as well. I think people looking for some kind of religious or political motive aren't going to find one. So far there's zero evidence this guy was ideological.
FWIW, looking at the extensive history of mass shootings in the United States, very few of them were politically or religiously motivated.
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That's not surprising. The typical person who does this has been dealt a losing hand by Lady Luck. And that's usually where the motive comes from - a desire to strike out at whatever forces are felt to be holding him down. Muslims want to kill the infidel stealing Muslim oil and corrupting Muslim women. McVeigh wanted to strike back at a murderous and oppressive federal government. And so on.
What's Paddock's excuse? I'd say this is going to be very similar to Sandy Hook - a psychotic break adapted to the personality of a very methodical, almost OCD individual.
They knew very shortly that Hodgkinson was a Bernie Sanders supporter with deeply-held liberal views who loathed Trump and Republicans. CNN ran a story about it.
“...The lack of reported motive is the dog that doesnt bark. I suspect they know his motive but arent saying....”
You can bet your last dollar they know....and Trump knows.
It doesn’t fit the media’s and the Left’s agenda.
This albatross would end up hanging around the Left’s neck for a long time.
And it just may end up there anyway before it’s all over....and it should.
He kept saying there must have been an accomplice. He's now rejected that theory, presumably based on security video. The typical perp that cops deal with have problems finding their rear ends, even using both hands and a flashlight. He's just not dealt with what a smart, accomplished individual can do just via a combination of research and figuring things out on his own. Paddock also had enough money to buy whatever he needed. The sheriff must have figured he needed financing to buy his gear.
We are fortunate there aren't more like him. By this, I mean we have plenty of smart guys, but very few who would do something like this.
Paddock’s way more homely than the guy in the picture, who looks a little like Alec Guinness.
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