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The heads of three German intelligence agencies say national and international cooperation and information-sharing is ever more critical as threats become more global.

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The heads of Germany’s secret services – the foreign affairs body, the German Intelligence Agency (BND), its domestic equivalent the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), and the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) – all convened for a public hearing before the German parliament’s oversight committee for the first time on Thursday.

In his opening statement, BvF head Hans-Georg Maassen said that “the biggest threat” when it comes to German security is Islamic terrorism. At the same time, there is a growing danger of violent right-wing and left-wing extremists, and as well as cyber espionage.

“There is a boom in all our fields of interest,” he said

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At the same time, he said that the relationship between privacy and safety shoud not be viewed in a “static and especially not dogmatic” light. According to Maassen, secret services need “a full toolbox, which allows them to solve present-day problems,” instead of being dependent on the tools provided by their foreign allies.

Maassen’s comments were echoed by BND chief Bruno Kahl, who said that secret services must adapt to the ever-changing issue of digitalisation.

“We, as intelligence services, need to make sure that we keep up with these developments,” he said.

While the agencies regularly report to the nine-member body, such proceedings are usually secret. Last October, however, the government launched a bid to reform the secret services, which introduced the concept of annual public hearings.

The lawmakers are expected to quiz the intelligence heads about terrorism, cyber security, and the reform efforts for at least three hours. According to observers, some of the inquiries should also touch on the sore spots in the intelligence community, including the botched effort to stop the murderous neo-Nazi cell NSU and the spying scandal involving the US National Security Agency (NSA).

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However, the head of the oversight committee, Clemens Binninger of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, warns that the hearing is neither a trial nor a cross-examination.

“This is not, and can never be, a light version of a parliamentary investigation,” he said, adding that it should be viewed as an attempt to take the secret services “out of the grey zone.”

The committee’s vice president, Andre Hahn from the Left party, also warns against exaggerated expectations.

In the public context, the committee members will “only ask those questions […] that they already know the answers to,” he said.

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German intelligence services are much less present in the public eye than their counterparts in the US and Russia.

The BND performs roughly the same role as the American CIA, gathering intelligence outside Germany’s borders. With some 6,500 employees, it is the largest of the three German agencies.  Following the end of the Cold War, the agency is increasingly focusing on halting the drug trade, money laundering, the illegal weapons trade and terrorism. BND chief Bruno Kahl once served as an aide to the current Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.

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The BfV however, deals with threats inside Germany, including spies, jihadists and political extremists. It employs around 2,750 people, headed by Interior Ministry veteran Hans-Georg Maassen.

With only some 1,200 employees, the MAD is the smallest of the three agencies. Its mission is to act against espionage and sabotage in the German army, as well as to control extremist attitudes and actions among the soldiers. The chief of the military intelligence service is a civilian, constitutional lawyer Christof Gramm.

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BERLIN (AP) – The heads of three German intelligence agencies say national and international cooperation and information-sharing is ever more critical as threats become more global.

Speaking at a public session Thursday of a parliamentary panel, the heads of Germany’s foreign, domestic and military intelligence agencies emphasized that cyber threats in particular necessitate joint solutions.

The head of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence service, Bruno Kahl, says “the threats for Germany can only be identified, analyzed and fended off by a cooperation of agencies.”

He added that it’s also incumbent on German intelligence agencies to be on the cutting edge of technology.

Kahl says “otherwise the digital revolution will only benefit those we should be protecting our country from.”

Kahl was joined by domestic intelligence head Hans-Georg Maassen and military intelligence head Christof Gramm.

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While Facebook is under investigation for the role it may have played in Russian meddling in the US election, fake news and conspiracy theories continue to spread rapidly on the platform, particularly after the Las Vegas massacre.

They are being shared and viewed tens of thousands of times each hour, with no warnings whatsoever that they might be fake—and often no way for readers to flag them as “fake news” to the company, despite its pledge to do more to crack down on lies and propaganda.

video posted by Infowars founder Alex Jones posted today (Oct. 4), for example, asks:

Could Stephen Paddock, the lone Vegas shooter, have been a patsy to kick off the left’s war with the right in the streets of America and to simultaneously roll in the Rapiscan naked body scanners that profit former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, George Soros and a handful of lobbyists connected to the management of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?

Jones claimed that the Sandy Hook massacre that killed 20 children in 2012 was a hoax, and spread the “Pizzagate” conspiracy that falsely claimed a Washington DC store was a front for a pedophile ring (he later apologized for his Pizzagate remarks).

There’s no flag on Jones’s Facebook page or any of his posts telling Facebook users that he might be a “disputed” source of information. Within two hours of being posted to Facebook, the video above was viewed 120,000 times, and shared nearly 3,000 times.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in December the company would make it easier for people to report hoaxes, and would send suspected stories to a third-party group of fact-checkers who would mark a story as “disputed” if they conclude the story is a hoax. In April, the company said disputed posts would be accompanied by “related articles” that would offer fact-based alternatives for users to read.

Because the Jones post is a video, and not a “news” article, there’s no way for users to flag it right now as fake news, for it to be fact-checked, or for the company to attach “related articles” that might be more truthful. Facebook is still developing its video-reporting function, a person familiar with the company’s strategy told Quartz, and will roll it out as soon as it is available.

Facebook has been touting video as a fast-growing way for its clients to reach customers and “dial up emotion and engagement,” and said “daily watch time” of Facebook live videos had quadrupled from May 2016 to May 2017. The company’s overall daily video views doubled from April to November of 2016, reaching 8 billion (the latest statistics available). In five years, Facebook will “probably be all video” an executive predicted last year.

However, if users want to flag videos like Jones’s as misleading, their only options now are to label it “annoying,” “something that shouldn’t be on Facebook,” or spam. The “shouldn’t be on Facebook” option leads to another window, that again doesn’t mention disputed information.

And the “something else” option only allows users to choose between advertising drugs, guns, or adult products, or “an unauthorized use of my intellectual property”—there’s no mention of fake news.

There are plenty of other Facebook pages pushing lies and conspiracy theories about Las Vegas, with no evidence, and no warning from Facebook. Truthfeed, for example (nearly 693,000 likes overall) claims that “Antifa” groups were celebrating the massacre, a common conspiracy theory among far-right websites.

Asked about the proliferation of conspiracy theories related to the Las Vegas shooting on its platform, a Facebook spokesman said:

While we don’t typically discuss specific links, we’re sending articles that our classifier identifies as potential hoaxes (based on user reports, disbelief comments, and other signals) to our fact checking partners. When they mark them false, we’re showing them lower in News Feed and applying Related Articles as an option.

Even amidst the investigations into Russia’s interference in the US election, Facebook has maintained that it wants to be a conduit for discussion, and not an arbiter of truth. “I’m not going to sit here and tell you we’re going to catch all bad content in our system,” Zuckerberg said on Sept. 21 in post. “We don’t check what people say before they say it, and frankly, I don’t think our society should want us to. Freedom means you don’t have to ask permission first, and that by default you can say what you want.”

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Las Vegas Strip mass murderer Stephen Paddock used his Mandalay Bay hotel room to fire bullets at jet fuel tanks Sunday night, a knowledgeable source told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The bullets left two holes in one of two circular white tanks. One of the bullets penetrated the tank, but did not cause a fire or explosion near the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, another knowledgeable source said late Wednesday.

The tanks are roughly 1,100 feet from the concert site, where Paddock killed 58 people and wounded almost 500. Several airplane hangars belonging to prominent corporations are also near the tanks.

Within the past couple of days, a construction crew repaired the holes, and FBI agents inspected the tanks and took measurements of the line of fire from Mandalay Bay, the sources said.

Paddock, a 64-year-old Mesquite resident, had broken two windows in his 32nd-floor suite — one in line with the concert site and the other with a direct view of the fuel tanks, one source said.

The bases of private aircraft companies are also close to the tanks, which sit on property owned by McCarran International Airport.(Wes Rand/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

“Airport fueling has not been compromised,” McCarran spokesman Chris Jones said late Wednesday. “It’s functional.”

The tanks are operated by Swissport, the company that runs the fueling operations for the airport, according to McCarran spokeswoman Christine Crews. They primarily are used to provide fuel to the private aircraft operators.

A Swissport official could not be reached for comment.

FBI spokeswoman Sandra Breault declined to comment. “We can’t comment on an ongoing investigation,” she said.

A source knowledgeable about airport operations said jet fuel is hard to ignite and tanks like those across from Mandalay Bay have mechanisms in place to prevent fires.

Mike Boyd, a Colorado-based aviation consultant, echoed those words.

“A machine gun is not going to blow up a tank of fuel,” Boyd said. “Jet fuel itself sitting there in a big wet pile is very hard to ignite. You have to be a very amateur terrorist to think anything like that.”

Paddock’s shooting rampage was the deadliest in modern U.S. history. He killed himself as Las Vegas police closed in on his room.

His brother Eric Paddock, 55, who lives in Orlando, Florida, has expressed shock at his deadly actions.

Paddock was a retired accountant who had no criminal background and a passion for video poker. He lived in Mesquite with his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, and regularly came to the Las Vegas Strip to gamble.

Danley left Las Vegas for the Philippines a couple of weeks before the deadly mass shootings and returned to the country late Tuesday. She was interviewed by FBI agents in Los Angeles.

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In a statement released by her Los Angeles lawyer, she said she had no warning about his plans and pledged to cooperate with investigators.

Contact Jeff German at jgerman@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4564. Follow @JGermanRJ on Twitter.

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Trump’s Remarks About Erasing Puerto Rico’s Debt Jolt The Markets
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President Trump sent shivers through the municipal bond market by suggesting that Puerto Rico’s $73 billion debt should be wiped away, but administration officials quickly walked back the remarks Wednesday morning, saying they weren’t meant to be taken …
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Congress to Trump, basically: Russia is not fake news – Washington Post

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Congress to Trump, basically: Russia is not fake news
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The Senate’s investigation into Russian meddling and whether Trump’s 2016 campaign helped isn’t complete, but lawmakers announced Wednesday that they’ve reached some conclusions, and those conclusions contradict how Trump has approached …
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Judge bars Texas secretary of state from giving voter information to Trump commission – Texas Tribune

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Judge bars Texas secretary of state from giving voter information to Trump commission
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The order, which came out Tuesday, adds Texas to a growing list of states not complying with the president’s investigation into the 2016 elections, which Trump says suffered from large-scale voter fraud. Judge Tim Sulak of the Austin-based 353rd Texas and more »

Donald Trump – Google News: As Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Flounders, Possible Next President Mike Pence’s Is Soaring – Newsweek

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As Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Flounders, Possible Next President Mike Pence’s Is Soaring
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While President Donald Trump has watched disapprovingly as his approval rating has wallowed in the depths since the day he took up residence in the White House, at least one member of his team has witnessed the kind of bump in favorability about which …and more »

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Russia Needed Help Targeting US Voters, Two Ex-CIA Chiefs Say – Bloomberg

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Michael Morell, who spent his career at the CIA including a stint as acting director of the agency, said in a separate interview that Russia either needed someone to help give it information on microtargeting or stole the necessary information, such as 
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‘Issue of collusion’ with Russia still open, Senate intel chief says – WTNH Connecticut News (press release)

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‘Issue of collusion’ with Russia still open, Senate intel chief says
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The top two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee gave a detailed update on the panel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election today, saying that the “issue of collusion” with Russia remains open. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C 

Congressional and FBI investigators are homing in on the Trump-Russia dossier – Business Insider

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Congressional and FBI investigators are homing in on the Trump-Russia dossier
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Trump Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump AP. A collection of explosive memos alleging ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia is being examined by both the Senate Select Committee on … Steele and more »

Russia-Trump campaign collusion an ‘open’ issue: Senate panel chiefs – Reuters

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Russia-Trump campaign collusion an ‘open’ issue: Senate panel chiefs
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U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia interfered in the election to try to help Trumpdefeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton through a campaign of hacking and releasing embarrassing emails, and disseminating propaganda via social media 
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Las Vegas highlights Islamist terrorism is not America’s greatest domestic threat – The Hill

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Las Vegas highlights Islamist terrorism is not America’s greatest domestic threat
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As the FBI Director acknowledged last week, many domestic incidents are not treated as acts of terrorism and instead prosecuted as a criminal matter. Other observers point out the added legal complexity of distinguishing between a “hate crime” and and more »

Trump: ‘America a nation in mourning’ – Nevada Appeal

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LAS VEGAS — Visiting bedsides and the base of police operations, President Donald Trumpoffered prayers and condolences Wednesday to the victims of Sunday night’s shooting massacre in Las Vegas along with praise and congratulations to first …
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With Las Vegas Shooting Victims, Trump Assumes Role of Consoler in Chief – New York Times

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With Las Vegas Shooting Victims, Trump Assumes Role of Consoler in Chief
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LAS VEGAS — President Trump comforted the victims of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting and paid tribute to those who tended to them, taking up on Wednesday a harrowing duty of the modern presidency that has nevertheless become numbing in its …
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Tillerson Denies Trump Rift

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In an unscheduled press conference, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denied claims he was on the verge of quitting and reaffirmed his loyalty to President Trump.

Probe continues into possible Russian collusion with Trump campaign – Jersey Evening Post

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The chairman of the US senate intelligence committee has said the panel is continuing toinvestigate possible collusion between Russia and associates of Donald Trump’s election campaign – but has not reached a conclusion yet. Senator Richard Burr, a …and more »

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U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia interfered in the election to try to help Trumpdefeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton through a campaign of hacking and releasing embarrassing emails, and disseminating propaganda via social media and more »

US Lawmakers Eye More Support for US Int’l Broadcasters as Russia Probe Continues – Voice of America

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What Was Behind Rex Tillerson’s Pro-Trump News Conference? – The New Yorker

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Within minutes, the Daily Beast was running the headline “Rex Tillerson Will Neither Quit Nor Deny He Called Trump A Moron.” Another headline, at the Washington Post’s Fix column, said, “Rex Tillerson might as well have just admitted he called Trump a …
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The real reason Donald Trump is afraid to fire Rex Tillerson after “moron-gate” 

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Donald Trump is quite probably the most narcissistic, and most insecure, individual in the history of United States politics – which is saying something. So it says a whole lot more that Trump hasn’t yet fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, even upon learning that Tillerson called Trump a “moron.” Trump is clearly afraid to to fire Tillerson, even though just about anyone else would have been shoved out the door for such an offense by now.

Some will point to the so-called “suicide pact” between Tillerson, James Mattis, and Steven Mnuchin, who have supposedly all agreed to resign if Trump tries to fire any one of them (link). But while that may be a consideration in Trump’s thinking, his endless spate of other firings and forced resignations has demonstrated that he doesn’t believe he truly needs any of these people. So let’s talk about what’s probably driving Trump’s true fear about firing Tillerson: Russia.

Yes, there are those who believe that Trump’s detractors are trying to make everything about Russia. But that’s only because Trump himself has made everything about Russia. Rex Tillerson was an oil company CEO who had no political background or ambitions, and was ready to retire entirely, when Trump bizarrely tapped him to be Secretary of State. Tillerson’s lone claim to fame on the international stage: his longstanding close professional relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who awarded him the Russian Order Of Friendship in 2014.

It’s been clear from the start that Donald Trump chose Rex Tillerson for the job in order to make Putin happy. It’s also clear that Trump is hesitating to fire Tillerson, despite how he must feel about Tillerson having called him a “moron” in front of other administration officials, because Trump is afraid Putin will be displeased by the move. Even in something this complicated, it all comes down to Trump being a Russian puppet.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING: Girlfriend Denies Knowledge of Vegas Plot – U.S. News & World Report

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President Trump’s Puerto Rican Debt Comments Have Spooked Investors – Fortune

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President Donald Trump late Tuesday suggested he wished to “wipe out” Puerto Rico $74 billion debt pile following Hurricane Maria in a bid to ease the commonwealth’s recovery process. “You know, they owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street 
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3 Russian Businessmen File Second Defamation Lawsuit In Connection with ‘Steele Dossier’ – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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The suit, filed in U.S. federal court in Washington, D.C., targets the private Washington-based research and intelligence firm Fusion GPS, founded by a formerWall Street Journal reporter. The dossier was compiled by a former British intelligenceagent and more »

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Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities details the fraught relationship between higher education and intelligence services, both foreign and domestic. According to Inside Higher Ed, the book and more »

FBI chief on Russian hacking: We ‘should have seen this coming’ – CNN

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… enough information to have foreseen extensive efforts by Russian-government linked hackers and operatives to influence the 2016 election. “The fact is, the Russians have been targeting uswith everything they have over the last 50 years,” McCabe said.and more »

In Moscow, Venezuela’s Maduro Thanks Vladimir Putin For Support – NDTV

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Donald Trump: Scandalous 2016 dossier on ties to Russia now part of special counsel’s investigation – ABC Online

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Trump’s CIA director outlines plans to make agency more aggressive, cut red tape 

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The man appointed by President Donald Trump to lead the United States Central Intelligence Agency has outlined his plans to promote more aggressive intelligence operations and combat what he described as “red tape” in the agency’s culture.

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New information on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock – Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Las Vegas shooter was prescribed anti-anxiety medication in June. Elaine Wilson/Las Vegas Review-Journal

By Elaine Wilson Las Vegas Review-Journal

October 4, 2017 – 8:43 am

New photos leaked online give a glimpse into Stephen Paddock’s room the night he opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest festival, killing 58. Las Vegas police confirmed that photos showing guns strewn across a Mandalay Bay hotel room were real, and that they are launching an internal investigation to find out who leaked the photos.

Police also revealed that Paddock had set up two cameras in the hallway outside his hotel room and one inside his room, presumably to watch police as they approached his room.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal learned last night that Paddock was prescribed an anti-anxiety drug in June that could lead to aggressive behavior. Records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program show Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets by Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler. Diazepam, known by the brand name Valium, is in the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which studies have shown can trigger aggressive behavior.

Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the shooter, flew from the Philippines to the United States last night and was met by authorities. Police say she may help investigators determine what motive the shooter may have had.

Contact Elaine Wilson at <a href=”mailto:ewilson@reviewjournal.com”>ewilson@reviewjournal.com</a>. Follow @WilsonElaineMon Twitter.

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On Sunday night, hundreds of people gathered at the Route 91 Country Music Festival in Las Vegas to watch acts like Lauren AlainaJason AldeanBig & Rich, and Luke Combs take the stage. Just after 10 p.m. local time, shots were fired from the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Bullets littered the festival grounds as bodies dispersed. A total of 58 people (not including the gunman) lost their lives and an additional 500+ were injured.

The suspect in the shooting has been identified by police as Stephen Paddock, 64.

He committed suicide before police were able to get to his room. Law enforcement officials were alerted to his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the hotel due to a smoke alarm that was set off by the gun smoke. Upon entering the room, police found Paddock dead.

As the pieces of this heinous crime have been put together, some people have been digging deep into various conspiracy theories in an effort to explain the one question that no one can answer: Why?

Over the past 24+ hours, rampant speculation and hypothetical arguments have circulated online. While not everyone is buying into these conspiracy theories, they are certainly getting some attention on the internet today.

Here is what you need to know:


1. Law Enforcement Officials Have Not Figured Out a Motive

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Perhaps the very reason that these conspiracy theories are taking social media by storm is that Paddock’s motive is unknown. This has led to people becoming their very own detectives, trying to figure out exactly what went through Paddock’s mind, how long he’d been planning this (presuming it was pre-planned based on the fact that he had more than 10 rifles in his hotel room), and just about every other question you can think of.

“I just want closure. Why? What’s the reason that on that particular night, one individual would sacrifice everyone else for his insanity?’’ asked Herman Gold, who escaped the gunfire unharmed.


2. The Shooting Happened Near the Luxor Hotel, Which Is Shaped Like a Pyramid — a Sign of the Illuminati

The festival grounds are located across from the Luxor Hotel on the south end of the Las Vegas strip. The Luxor is known for its unique architecture as it is shaped like a pyramid and is easily distinguished. A pyramid is a known symbol of the Illuminati.

“The symbol of a pyramid has long been associated with the Illuminati, a fictitious shadowy group whose powerful members secretly control the [world],” reports Mashable.

“The Luxor is known as the Egyptian themed casino with the pyramid that has the illuminated apex and obelisk nearby. These symbols are of great usage to the ‘Illuminati’ who subscribe to many of the [magical] and esoteric concepts of ancient Egypt and its mystery schools that shared these ideas only to the initiates deemed worthy,” the Illuminati Watcher explained.

Some conspiracy theorists believe that the shooting happened at this location because it was a sign of the Illuminati. Others believe that it was some kind of public sacrifice or offering.


3. Freemasons Have Been Associated with the Illuminati & the 32nd Floor Hotel Room Is Linked, Say Theorists

First, what exactly is Freemasonry? For the sake of ease, it’s basically a fraternity. The following definition can be found on The Grand Lodge of Ohio’s website.

“Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most widely recognized fraternal organization in the world. Founded in London, England in 1717, its current worldwide membership totals 3.6 million members, 1.6 million of which are in North America. With 120,000 Masons and 530 local Lodges, Ohio has one of the largest Masonic memberships of any state in the country. As a fraternal organization, Freemasonry unites men of good character who, though of different religious, ethnic, or social backgrounds, share a belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of mankind.”

According to Ranker, George Washington, John Wayne, Oscar Wilde, Benjamin Franklin, Don Rickles, Richard Pryor, Michael Richards, Willie Mays, and several more have identified themselves as Freemasons.

A few years ago, country music star Brad Paisley opened up about being a Mason. You can watch him talk about his beliefs in the video below.

So, what do Freemasons have to do with the Las Vegas concert shooting? Paddock took aim at thousands of people from his hotel room on the 32nd floor. The number “32” is significant when it comes to being a Mason. The organization uses degrees to show rank.

The 32nd degree is known as the Master of the Royal Secret. The highest degree Mason is a 33.


4. One Witness Told Local News that a Strange Woman Told Concertgoers ‘You’re All Going to Die’ Before the Shooting

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One of the strangest accounts from that terrifying night came by way of a witness who recalled being told that she was going to die, about 45 minutes before Paddock started shooting at the crowd. The concertgoer named Brianna was celebrating her 21st birthday at the show. She recalled a weird occurrence that may have been some kind of serious warning.

“She started messing with another lady and told us that we were all going to die tonight. We went back up to the room, and as soon as we reached the room from the concert venue, we just heard constant shootings. At first we thought it was fireworks, but then it was — it was shooting,” Brianna told News3LV.

As you can probably imagine, people have been very curious about Brianna’s interview — and about this mystery woman who may have been warning people about the shooting. But how did she know?

You can watch Brianna’s interview in the video below.


5. The ‘Mystery’ Behind Paddock’s ’13’ Neck ‘Tattoo’

Last but not least, people have been talking about an apparent tattoo that was spotted on Paddock’s neck. The number “13” appears to be on his neck in the first photo that was released of him. You can make out the numbers in the photo above, as they appear right until his beard in the center of his neck.

Some people don’t believe that this is a tattoo — it could just be the way the skin on his neck was hanging. However, other people are convinced that this is some kind of sign.

There are several different things associated with the number 13. The number is “symbolic of rebellion and lawlessness,” according to the Bible Study Site. Additionally, you can find all kinds of symbolism with the number when it comes to Christian faith.

At the same time, many people believe that “13” is an unlucky number (think Friday the 13th).

The internet has been trying to figure out what that mysterious “13” is on Paddock’s neck, but there hasn’t been any confirmation about it being an actual tattoo. For now, the “13” has become part of this bigger conspiracy theory.

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Las Vegas Shooting Conspiracy Theories Surface, Illuminati & Area 51 Among Them

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Following the shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night, several conspiracy theories have surfaced. It hasn’t been 24 hours since suspect Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers attending a country music festival, firing several rounds off from his hotel room at Mandalay Bay. Paddock, 64, who was found dead by police following an apparent suicide, had more than 10 rifles in his hotel room.

So far, 58 people have been confirmed dead and an additional 500-plus were left injured, the severity of those injuries varying from minor to critical.

After hearing the news and putting all of the pieces together, several people have been questioning the story, wondering if there’s more to it than what law enforcement has reported. It is important to note here that these curiosities are made up of “hypothetical” arguments and speculation, which have been circulated, talked about, and debated on social media for the past several hours.

Some people were quick to point out that the shooting occurred near the Luxor Hotel on the Vegas strip. Since the hotel’s architecture is a pyramid, which is a known symbol of the Illuminati, this stirred up a ton of chatter.

“The Luxor is known as the Egyptian themed casino with the pyramid that has the illuminated apex and obelisk nearby. These symbols are of great usage to the ‘Illuminati’ who subscribe to many of the [magical] and esoteric concepts of ancient Egypt and its mystery schools that shared these ideas only to the initiates deemed worthy,” the Illuminati Watcher explains.

“It didn’t help anything to find out the shooting took place on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay- a number significant in Freemasonry as the 2nd to last degree of initiation,” the site adds.

For those who are unfamiliar with “Freemasonry,” it’s basically a fraternity, according to CBS News.

“Simply put, it’s the world’s oldest and largest fraternity. Its membership is a Who’s Who of world history — George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Mozart, Davy Crockett, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Houdini, Gerald Ford, Henry Ford, John Wayne, even Colonel Sanders. If you want to be a Mason, you can petition a local lodge for membership. You’ll need to demonstrate good character and belief in some sort of Supreme Being. Oh, and in almost all lodges, it’s men only.”

Many have associated Masons with the Illuminati, and Twitter has lit up with posts about one of the performers at the country music festival being a freemason.

The following photo suggests even more reasons why people are connecting the Illuminati to the Las Vegas shooting.

In addition to this, several people have been talking about information going out over the police scanners last night. There have been tweets talking about “more than one shooter,” which may have been a thought at one point in time. Although law enforcement confirmed that Paddock acted as a “lone wolf,” social media has other thoughts.

Another thing that has people scratching their heads is the story about a woman who was seen pushing through the crowd trying to leave just before shots were fired. A concertgoer named Brianna told News3LV that the woman was telling people at the concert that they were “all going to die tonight.”

“She started messing with another lady and told us that we were all going to die tonight,” Brianna told the outlet. “We went back up to the room, and as soon as we reached the room from the concert venue, we just heard constant shootings. At first we thought it was fireworks, but then it was — it was shooting.”

Below are some tweets about the shooting and the Illuminati.

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Vegas shooter’s girlfriend Marilou Danley arrives in Los Angeles – CNN

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Las Vegas shooting: Paddock’s ‘girlfriend’ arrives in US – BBC News

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Stephen Paddock Had Deadly But Legal Gun Device That ‘Simulates Automatic Fire’ – HuffPost

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Las Vegas gunman was prescribed Valium, girlfriend faces questions – The Australian

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Marilou Danley: What We Know So Far as Las Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend Returns to US – Newsweek

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Marilou Danley: What We Know So Far as Las Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend Returns to US
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The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock has returned to the United States and is due to meet with investigators searching for a motive behind the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Marilou Danley, 62, touched down at Los Angeles …
Las Vegas Shooter Sent Girlfriend Marilou Danley Away to Spare Her, Sisters SayNBCNews.com
Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend returns to US for questioningCNBC
Marilou Danley’s Sisters Say Las Vegas Gunman Sent Her Away Before ShootingHuffington Post Australiaall 1,105 news articles »

Las Vegas woman witnessed shooting from inside Mandalay Bay – FOX5 Las Vegas

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Las Vegas woman witnessed shooting from inside Mandalay Bay
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Two days after the mass shooting on the Strip many people were still trying to process what they saw. A valley woman who was inside the Mandalay Bay Sunday night captured video of people running and falling to the ground. Kristi Moore had just stepped …
Tips for coping after Mandalay Bay mass shootingKTNV Las Vegas
Bend Man at Mandalay Bay During Mass ShootingKBNDall 3 news articles »

Las Vegas shooting: Paddock placed cameras in hotel – BBC News

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Las Vegas shooting: Paddock placed cameras in hotel
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Stephen Paddock, the gunman who killed 58 people and injured more than 500 in Las Vegas on Sunday, set up a number of cameras in and around his hotel suite. Two cameras in the hallway and one in the peephole allowed him to see if “law enforcement …
Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Sent $100000 Overseas Before AttackTIME
Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend returns to US for questioningToronto Star
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock ‘the most well-known unknown person in town’CBC.ca
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Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, returns to US, reports say – USA TODAY

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Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, returns to US, reports say
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The girlfriend of Stephen Paddock, the man who massacred nearly 60 people attending a music festival in Las Vegas, has returned to the United States from the Philippines, according to media reports. Marilou Danley, 62, was met at Los Angeles and more »

Was Marilou Danley a bigamist?: Girlfriend of Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock ‘was married to two men at once and … – Daily Mail

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Was Marilou Danley a bigamist?: Girlfriend of Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock ‘was married to two men at once and …
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Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, was married to two men at the same time and used two Social Security numbers, according to a report. The Philippines native – who is now a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation into 
Marilou Danley, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend, returns to USGlobalnews.ca
Vegas gunman’s girlfriend Marilou Danley returns to US for questioningPhilippine Starall 1,407 news articles »

Las Vegas shooting: Gunman fired for 9 to 11 minutes, police say – CNN

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Las Vegas shooting: Gunman fired for 9 to 11 minutes, police say
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From his position at a Las Vegas hotel, Paddock fired a barrage of bullets at 22,000 concertgoers below at a country music festival — made possible through what appeared to be meticulous planning. The shooter had checked into a hotel room overlooking 
Las Vegas shooting: Brother says something drove Paddock into ‘the pit of hell’USA TODAY
How the Las Vegas shooting unfoldedABC News
Las Vegas shooting: Paddock placed cameras in hotelBBC News
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Las Vegas Shooting: Gunman Wired Thousands to Philippines Days Before Attack – New York Times

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Las Vegas Shooting: Gunman Wired Thousands to Philippines Days Before Attack
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LAS VEGAS — Stephen Paddock, the gunman who massacred dozens of people in Las Vegasthis week, was a high-stakes gambler who wired thousands of dollars to the Philippines just days before the shooting, a federal official said. The authorities would …
Las Vegas shooting: Marilou Danley’s relatives speak outUSA TODAY
Las Vegas shooting: Paddock’s girlfriend arrives in USBBC News
Investigators turn to Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend in effort to determine his motiveWashington Post
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How the Las Vegas Shooting Could Change Police Tactics – New York Times

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How the Las Vegas Shooting Could Change Police Tactics
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While police departments will continue to train for mass shootings that follow the more common pattern where the gunman is fairly close to his victims, Sheriff Urquhart said that the Las Vegasattack might have an impact similar to the 1999 Columbine …
NEW DETAILS: Cedar Park woman wounded in Las Vegas shooting on the mend, family saysAustin American-Statesman
Texas Tech Graduate Among Injured in Las Vegas Mass ShootingNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worthall 55 news articles »

Digital Disaster: Facebook, Google carry fake news on Las Vegas shooting – Fox News

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Digital Disaster: Facebook, Google carry fake news on Las Vegas shooting
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“In Facebook’s case, an official ‘safety check”page for the Las Vegas shooting prominently displayed a post from a site called ‘Alt-Right News.’ The post incorrectly identified the shooter and described him as a Trump-hating liberal. In addition, some 
Facebook, Google Spread Misinformation About Las Vegas Shooting. What Went Wrong?NPR
After Las Vegas Shooting, Fake News Regains Its MegaphoneNew York Times
After Las Vegas shooting, Facebook and Google get the news wrong againEngadget
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Investigators turn to Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend in effort to determine his motive – Washington Post

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Investigators turn to Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend in effort to determine his motive
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According to court records, Danley appears to have been living with Paddock as early as August 2013, while she was still married to another man, named Geary Danley. Geary and Marilou Danley were married in Las Vegas in 1990. According to court …
Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, met by federal agents as she arrives in USOregonLive.com
Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock set up cameras to watch law enforcement approach his roomNew York Daily News
Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend returns to US as police reveal details of his planningThe Guardian
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Las Vegas shooting probe turns to Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley – amNY

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Las Vegas shooting probe turns to Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley
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But law enforcement authorities were hoping to obtain some answers from the woman identified as Paddock’s live-in companion, Marilou Danley, who Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo called a “person of interest” in the investigation. Danley boarded a …
Sister: Vegas Gunman Sent Marilou Danley AwayIosco County News Herald
Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Wired $100000 to Philippines Last WeekNBCNews.comall 952 news articles »

Why Stephen Paddock’s gun purchases didn’t raise red flags – CBS News

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Why Stephen Paddock’s gun purchases didn’t raise red flags
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For up to 11 minutes, Stephen Paddock shot concertgoers in Las Vegas Sunday night with seemingly endless bursts of gunfire — more than a dozen volleys in all. He had been stockpiling his firearms since 1982, according to Jill Snyder, special agent in …
Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas gunman, bought 33 firearms in the past yearBusiness Insider
Police say Las Vegas gunman planned ‘extensively,’ used cameras to monitor officers as they approachedWashington Post
Stephen Paddock owned over 40 guns. Nevada law made that easy.Vox
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Understanding the minds of mass killers like Stephen Paddock can’t be blocked by politics – Los Angeles Times

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Understanding the minds of mass killers like Stephen Paddock can’t be blocked by politics
Los Angeles Times
We’d all like to know if it was rage, or revenge, or mental illness that motivated the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, to take aim at a crowd of innocent people. We’d like to believe there’s a truth to be learned, something about the human psyche and more »

Las Vegas shooter bought 33 guns in last 12 months – USA TODAY

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Las Vegas shooter bought 33 guns in last 12 months
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Stephen Paddock, the man whose Las Vegas shooting rampage killed 59 people and left more than 500 injured, bought 33 guns in the last 12 months, a federal official said Wednesday. Jill Snyder, special agent in charge at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco …and more »

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was a Cal State Northridge graduate, university confirms – The Mercury News

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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was a Cal State Northridge graduate, university confirms
The Mercury News
Late Monday, CSUN officials learned Stephen Paddock attended the university and completed a degree in business administration in 1977, campus spokeswoman Carmen Ramos Chandler said in a statement. “Immediately, CSUN’s Chief of Police was …
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety meds in June: reportNew York Daily News
Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Was ‘Antifa,’ According to Persistent Alt-Right ConspiracyNewsweek
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety drug months before killingWashington Examiner
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