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Det er noe merkelig med Stephen Paddock. Han passer ikke profilen på en massedrapsmann eller terrorist. Hva var motivet? Mysteriet er bare blitt større.

Det har ennå ikke fremkommet noe som kan gi en «aha»-erkjennelse. Paddock var regnskapsfører. Han bodde i en liten by, Mequito i Nevada, med 17.500 innbyggere, liten nok til at en skrudd person skulle hatt en record. Det hadde han ikke. Paddock har ikke noe rulleblad hos politiet.

Han hadde et arsenal av våpen, men selv hans nærmeste familie var ikke klar over det. På hotellrommet fant politiet 19 håndvåpen og rifler. Hjemme hos ham var det også våpen.

Hvordan har han klart å skaffe seg dem? De helautomatiske våpnene koster en formue, og hvis man skal skaffe dem ad lovlig vei, er det en lang prosess.

Paddock var ingen «gun guy», han hadde ingen militær løpebane. Å skyte med automatvåpen krever trening. Hvor har han skaffet seg den?

David French i National Review:

…So, a person who’s “not a gun guy” has either expended untold thousands of dollars to legally purchase fully-automatic weapons, somehow found them on the black market, or purchased and substantially modified multiple semi-automatic weapons — and did so with enough competence to create a sustained rate of fire. This same person also spent substantial sums purchasing just the right hotel room to maximize casualties. I cannot think of a single other mass shooter who went to this level of expense and planning in the entire history of the United States.

A St. Louis gun expert says to purchase one fully automatic weapon could cost around $30,000.

Paddock had 10 weapons in his room.

Fox News:

Machine guns in the U.S. can cost upwards of $15,000 and require the buyer to undergo a personally intrusive and months-long application process with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Det spesielle med et helautomatisk våpen er at det har vært forbudt å selge det til private siden 1986.

The contention, if true, that the Las Vegas shooter used a full-auto firearm in his crime makes the act even more mind boggling than other tragic mass shootings. It means that the shooter somehow had access to extraordinarily rare and difficult-to-obtain weapons.

Så var det den omhyggelige planleggingen. Paddock hadde bestilt to rom i god tid. Han visste akkurat hvilken posisjon han ville ha.

Han hadde rigget til kameraer som fortalte ham når SWAT-teamene var på vei.

Det er lite mediene klarer å grave fram: Han hadde en jaktlisens i Alaska og et pilotsertifikat tatt i 2003. Dette er betydningsfullt, for det krever mentale og fysiske prøver å få et sertifikat.

 

IS-påberopelse

IS kom ganske umiddelbart med en erklæring via byrået Amaq, der de tok æren for udåden og sa at Paddock var deres mann. Det ble møtt med vantro. Så langt har det ikke fremkommet noe som styrker en slik teori.

Men så gikk det noen timer, og IS sendte ut en ny erklæring:

In another statement released hours later, Isil referred to Paddock by the nom de guerre Abu Abd al-Barr al-Amriki and said he had answered a call to arms by its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

In an audio message released on Thursday Baghdadi exhorted his followers to wage attacks against the West and «besiege them in every corner».

Observatører peker på at IS vanligvis snakker sant. Det har vært en rekke angrep som de ikke har tatt ansvar for.

“Despite popular opinion, they do not claim everything,” said Shiraz Maher, a lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. “They have not, for example, said anything about the Edmonton attack at this stage. By contrast, Marseille was claimed very quickly. When ISIS does claim something, there’s usually some degree of actual connection.”

De som holder muligheten åpen for at det kan være IS, sier at det må være en eller annen connection, et eller annet bevis for at det er sant.

Amarnath Amarasingam, a senior research fellow at the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue, told the Telegraph that the way in which Isil claims attacks was based on an established methodology.

“A lot of fighters I’ve asked were clear that there needs to be some connection, some contact and so on,” he said. “This makes logical sense, because their claims have to have some legitimacy. Their news agencies require credibility like any news agency.

“What I think is happening these days is that the linkages are getting sloppier and less rigorous.”

IS slapp en video i mai der de eksplisitt oppfordret til angrep i Las Vegas og viste casinoene og gatene de ville ha som mål.

A propaganda video by ISIS that emerged in May called for a lone wolf attack on the Vegas Strip.

Rukmini Callimachi er en ekspert på IS-propaganda:

 

Hvilket vil si at hvis Paddock konverterte for noen måneder siden, vil det finnes elektroniske bevis.

Faren var bankraner

Faren var i sin tid en kjent bankrøver som var etterlyst av FBI:

Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, the father of the Las Vegas shooter, was a serial bank robber and con-man who a 1960s FBI escaped prisoner poster described as «psychopathic» and «extremely dangerous.» In fact, he was so dangerous that he was put on the FBI’s most-wanted list for a number of years after escaping prison in the midst of a 20-year sentence for robbing a series of Arizona banks.

Hvor ble han arrestert?

Patrick Paddock was arrested on July 28, 1960, in Las Vegas, where he had fled after the bank robbery in Phoenix. “The FBI said Paddock tried to resist arrest and attempted to run down an agent with his car,” reports a July 28, 1960, article in the Citizen. “A shot was fired and Paddock surrendered.” The FBI agents found nearly $3,000 and a loaded .38 caliber revolver in his car.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/452117/based-early-reports-las-vegas-shooting-very-very-strange

 

Police and counter-terrorism officials in Las Vegas were on high alert after the chilling 44-minute video emerged from the terror group urging followers to strike.

The video the terrorist group that showed footage of Caesar’s Palace, the Bellagio Hotel and other icons from the casino row on South Las Vegas Boulevard.

 

 

EXPERTS: Las Vegas Mass Shooting Is VERY STRANGE — Unlike Anything– Suspect Bought 30 WEAPONS!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/02/isil-claims-las-vegas-concert-shooting/

BOMBSHELL: ISIS Claim Suggests Vegas Shooter May Have Been “Recent Convert to Islam”