By Tim Brown | Freedom Outpost | October 22, 2018

OK, so there have been several reports about the Las Vegas shooting that occurred on October 1, 2017, over one year ago.  Earlier this year, it was revealed that a noise complaint from alleged shooter Stephen Paddock’s room was issued to the Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel for the room below him.  The issue is that Paddock, according to intelligence services, was not even in his room, but rather was at his home in Mesquite, Nevada.  So, who made the complaint?

According to a report from US News from January 2018:

Sept. 30: Paddock places a “do not disturb” sign on both Mandalay Bay rooms, travels twice to Mesquite, and rolls a total of six suitcases into the rooms. He declines housekeeping service and gambles for a couple of hours before driving home to Mesquite.

Oct. 1: Paddock returns to the Mandalay Bay, gambles for several hours, takes two rolling suitcases and a third bag to his room, moves his vehicle from self-park to valet and orders two room service entrees in Danley’s name.

According to an intelligence report obtained by Big League Politics, which was compiled by former high-level United States intelligence officers, Paddock was not in his room at the time, but rather at his home in Mesquite.

So, consider the fact that the noise complaint occurred early on the morning of October 1 while Paddock was allegedly at his home in Mesquite.




According to The Daily Mail:

Albert Garzon, a restaurant owner visiting from San Diego, and his wife and friends, was staying in 31-135, directly beneath Paddock, when he says he got a knock on the door at 1.30am.

It was security asking him to turn down the music after another guest had complained about the noise, the New York Times reports.

When he asked who it was, he replied: ‘It’s the guest above you.’

Garzon says they turned down the music, but half an hour later, they got another visit from a different security guard saying the hotel had received another complaint from the same individual.

The restaurateur agreed and turned the music off.

He gave it very little thought amid the ensuing chaos on Sunday, until early on Monday, when he looked up and saw a curtain flapping out of Paddock’s smashed out windows, and realized that the noise complaint had been made by the gunman.

So, two calls came in of a noise complaint from Paddock’s room about an hour apart, the first one around 1:30am.  Yet, he wasn’t there.

The obvious question is, who made the complaint?

We know that the Las Vegas Metro Police have concluded that Paddock acted alone, which there is enough evidence that we are privy to that we know cannot be true.

For instance, while we were told that his girlfriend Marylou Danley was cleared within hours after she was allegedly in the Philippines thought she had just been at the hotel prior to the shooting.  Could she have actually been in the room?  Perhaps.

Then, we have the mystery of who locked the door to the adjoining room that was also in Paddock’s name.

Then, we have the Islamic State making not one, not two, but three different claims that Paddock was a convert to Islam.

That could be the actual Islamic State or it could be many of their handlers.  We commonly refer to them as the Central Intelligence Agency.

Was it an Islamist?  Was it a federal agent?  Was it Paddock’s girlfriend?

Was it perhaps that Australian that neither the FBI nor the Las Vegas Police decided to interview who claimed to know things only investigators knew about Paddock and his room and claimed he was in the room beside him?

Will we ever be given the truth about the Vegas shooting?


Contributed by Tim Brown of Freedom Outpost.

Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. . Follow Tim on Twitter. Also check him out on Gab and Steemit


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By Ron Paul | RPI | October 22, 2018

The Saudi version of the disappearance and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi seems to change every day or so. The latest is the Saudi government claim that the opposition journalist was killed in a “botched interrogation” at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Or was it a fist-fight? What is laughable is that the Saudi king has placed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, a prime suspect, in charge of the investigation of Khashoggi’s murder!

Though the official story keeps changing, what is unlikely to change is Washington’s continued relationship with Saudi Arabia. It is a partnership that is in no way beneficial to Americans or the US national interest.

President Trump has promised “severe punishment” if the Saudi government is found to have been involved in Khashoggi’s murder, but he also took off the table any reduction in arms sales to prop up the murderous Saudi war on Yemen. It’s all about jobs, said President Trump. So the Saudi killing of thousands in Yemen can go on. Some murders are more important than others, obviously.

The killing of Khashoggi puts the Trump Administration is in a difficult situation. President Trump views Iran as designated enemy number one. Next month the US Administration intends to impose a new round of sanctions designed to make it impossible for Iran to sell its oil on the international market. To keep US fuel prices from spiking over this move Trump is relying on other countries, especially Saudi Arabia, to pump more and make up the difference. But the Saudis have threatened $400 a barrel oil if President Trump follows through with his promise of “severe punishment” over the killing of Khashoggi.

The Saudis have also threatened to look for friendship in Moscow or even Tehran if Washington insists on “punishing” the regime in Riyadh. For a super-power, the US doesn’t seem to have many options.




What whole mess reveals is just how wise our Founding Fathers were to warn us against entangling alliances. For too many decades the US has been in an unhealthy relationship with the Saudi kingdom, providing the Saudis with a US security guarantee in exchange for “cheap” oil and the laundering of oil profits through the US military-industrial complex by the purchase of billions of dollars in weapons.

This entangling relationship with Saudi Arabia should end. It is unfortunate that the tens of thousands of civilians dead from Yemen to Syria due to Saudi aggression don’t matter as much as the murder of one establishment journalist like Khashoggi, but as one Clinton flack once said, we should not let this current crisis go to waste.

This is not about demanding that the Saudis change their ways, reform their society on the lines of a liberal democracy, or allow more women to drive. The problem with our relationship with Saudi Arabia is not about Saudi Arabia. It is about us. The United States should not be in the business of selling security guarantees overseas to the highest bidder. We are constantly told that the US military guarantees our own safety and so it should be.

No, this is about returning to a foreign policy that seeks friendship and trade with all nations who seek the same, but that heeds the warning of George Washington in his Farewell Address that “a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils.” If we care about the United States we must heed this warning. No more passionate attachments overseas. Friendship and trade over all.


Contributed by Ron Paul of RonPaulInstitute


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Can We Just Leave Syria Alone?

By Ron Paul | RPI | September 3, 2018

Assad was supposed to be gone already. President Obama thought it would be just another “regime change” operation and perhaps Assad would end up like Saddam Hussein or Yanukovych. Or maybe even Gaddafi. But he was supposed to be gone. The US spent billions to get rid of him and even provided weapons and training to the kinds of radicals that attacked the United States on 9/11.

But with the help of his allies, Assad has nearly defeated this foreign-sponsored insurgency.

The US fought him every step of the way. Each time the Syrian military approached another occupied city or province, Washington and its obedient allies issued the usual warnings that Assad was not liberating territory but was actually seeking to kill more of his own people.

Remember Aleppo, where the US claimed Assad was planning mass slaughter once he regained control? As usual the neocons and the media were completely wrong. Even the UN has admitted that with Aleppo back in the hands of the Syrian government hundreds of thousands of Syrians have actually moved back. We are supposed to believe they willingly returned so that Assad could kill them?

The truth is Aleppo is being rebuilt. Christians celebrated Easter there this spring for the first time in years. There has been no slaughter once al-Qaeda and ISIS’ hold was broken. Believe me, if there was a slaughter we would have heard about it in the media!

So now, with the Syrian military and its allies prepare to liberate the final Syrian province of Idlib, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again warns the Syrian government against re-taking its own territory. He Tweeted on Friday that: “The three million Syrians, who have already been forced out of their homes and are now in Idlib, will suffer from this aggression. Not good. The world is watching.”

President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton, has also warned the Syrian government that the US will attack if it uses gas in Idlib. Of course, that warning serves as an open invitation to rebels currently holding Idlib to set off another false flag and enjoy US air support.




Bolton and Pompeo are painting Idlib as a peaceful province resisting the violence of an Assad who they claim just enjoys killing his own people. But who controls Idlib province? President Trump’s own Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, Brett McGurk, said in Washington just last year that, “Idlib province is the largest al-Qaeda safe-haven since 9/11, tied to directly to Ayman al Zawahiri, this is a huge problem.”

Could someone please remind Pompeo and Bolton that al-Qaeda are the bad guys?

After six years of a foreign-backed regime-change operation in Syria, where hundreds of thousands have been killed and the country nearly fell into the hands of ISIS and al-Qaeda, the Syrian government is on the verge of victory. Assad is hardly a saint, but does anyone really think al-Qaeda and ISIS are preferable? After all, how many Syrians fled the country when Assad was in charge versus when the US-backed “rebels” started taking over?

Americans should be outraged that Pompeo and Bolton are defending al-Qaeda in Idlib. It’s time for the neocons to admit they lost. It is time to give Syria back to the Syrians. It is time to pull the US troops from Syria. It is time to just leave Syria alone!


Contributed by Ron Paul of Ron Paul Institute


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By Tim Brown | Freedom Outpost | August 31, 2018

Those who expose the truth or are looking to uncover it often come to untimely ends.  Such is the case with journalist Gary Webb, who would have turned 63 years old on Saturday.  Many may not remember Webb, but his groundbreaking reports on the Central Intelligence Agency’s cocaine trafficking caused quite a stir in the media and the government against him back in the mid-90s.  Ultimately, that reporting and the aftermath of it would lead to his death, an allegedly suicide with not one, but two gunshots to the head.

Below is a report on Webb’s life and reporting by Johnny Liberty, courtesy of The Free Thought Project.

For the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles and funneled millions in drug profits to an arm of the contra guerrillas of Nicaragua run by the Central Intelligence Agency, the San Jose Mercury News has found.




On August 22nd, 1996 the San Jose Mercury News shocked the country with a series of articles entitled ‘The Dark Alliance’ detailing the CIA’s connection to the crack epidemic that terrorized the nation in the 1980’s and destroyed countless lives in its wake.

After the article’s publication, the story’s author, award-winning journalist Gary Webb, was initially hailed as a hero before a massive smear campaign attacked his credibility and destroyed his career.

The Origins of “An American Hero”

Gary Webb was born on August 31st, 1955 in Corona, California. He began his career in investigative journalism in 1978 as a local reporter for the Kentucky post.

In 1980, Gary won his first professional award for a 17 part series called ‘The Coal Connection’ which investigated the murder of an international coal company president with ties to organized crime.

Webb followed ‘The Coal Connection’ with a scathing 1985 report entitled ‘Doctoring the Truth’. The report led to an Ohio house investigation and subsequent changes to the state’s medical practice act.

Gary began working as an investigative reporter for the San Jose Mercury News in 1988. Within a year his reporting contributed to the paper winning a Pulitzer prize for their coverage of the 1989 Bay Area Earthquake and its aftermath.

CIA, Crack & The Contras: The Story of a Lifetime

It wasn’t until 1995 that Gary began work on what would become the biggest story of his career when he received a tip about a cocaine trafficker named Danilo Blandòn, and his relationship with LA drug dealer‘Freeway’ Ricky Ross.

Over the course of a year, he interviewed dozens of witnesses, high-level Government officials and drug cartel leaders. After meticulously piecing together his shocking discovery, Webb and the San Jose Mercury Times published ‘The Dark Alliance’.

While the importance of his report cannot be understated, ‘The Dark Alliance’ was not the first time reporters had established the connection between the CIA and cocaine trafficking.

In 1985, journalists Robert Parry and Brian Barger from the Associated Press reported that various groups of the CIA-backed Contras “engaged in cocaine trafficking, in part to help finance their war against Nicaragua.” Parry would later call Webb “an American hero” for his in-depth investigation and reporting on the topic.

In a time when the internet was in its infancy, Webb’s report was released online, with links included to all of his sources. Demonstrating the power of free and open access to information, Webb’s story quickly went ‘viral’ before the term ‘viral’ existed. The article garnered hundreds of thousands of clicks every single day prompting responses from the mainstream media, congressional leaders, activists, and the CIA itself.

Initially, the agency seemingly failed to respond to Webb’s story, but in true government fashion, it wasn’t long before an army of mainstream media outlets began to defend the CIA and attempt to discredit Webb.

In 2014, the CIA released documents detailing how they used a complicit media and a targeted strategy to denounce Webb’s 20,000 word report. Nicholas Dujmovic, the author of a CIA report entitled, Managing a Nightmare: CIA Public Affairs and the Drug Conspiracy Story, noted:

“The CIA watched these developments closely, collaborating where it could with outlets who wanted to challenge Webb’s reporting. Media inquiries had started almost immediately following the publication of ‘Dark Alliance,’

You Can Kill the Messenger, but Not the Message

Due to the backlash from Webb’s article, the Mercury News published an editorial calling his report “flawed” and reassigned him, which eventually prompted Gary to resign.

Despite his resignation, Gary continued investigating the scandal he exposed and published his book Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosionin 1998. He also continued to contribute to numerous reports and documentaries.

Sadly, the story that became the most important of his career, helped lead to Webb’s downfall. Gary divorced from his wife in 2000, though the two remained close during his final years.

After divorcing his wife, being unable to obtain work from newspapers and facing increasing debts, Gary was forced to sell his home.

On December 10th, 2004 Gary Webb was found dead of two (allegedly self-inflicted) gunshots to the head. As The Independent reported, in an interview with Gary’s ex-wife Susan Webb:

“When removal men arrived, on the morning of 10 December 2004, they found a sign on his front door, which read: ”Please do not enter. Call 911 for assistance. Thank you.” Webb’s corpse was found in the bedroom, with two gunshot wounds to the head.”

While we may never know what happened to Gary Webb on the day of his death, We must never forget the truth about what he exposed and the extraordinary measures the government took to silence him.


Contributed by Tim Brown of Freedom Outpost.

Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. . Follow Tim on Twitter. Also check him out on Gab and Steemit


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By Mac Slavo | SHTFplan | August 30, 2018

Just hours after a judge dismissed all charges against three Muslim extremists training children to become school shooters, the suspected terrorists were released from jail. The three men were charged with running a radical compound in New Mexico.

On Wednesday, district Judge Emilio Chavez dismissed charges against three of the five defendants; Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj, and Hujrah Wahhaj.  Chavez ruled that the authorities violated the state of New Mexico’s “10-day rule.”  If you’re thinking “these guys got off on a technicality,” you would not be all that far from the truth.

According to Fox News, the child abuse charges against the three suspected terrorists were dropped because prosecutors missed the 10-day limit for an evidentiary hearing to establish probable cause. During a separate hearing which also took place Wednesday, Judge Jeff McElroy dismissed the same charges against fellow defendants, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Jany Leveille. However, charges leveled against them on Friday, in connection to the death of a missing 3-year-old boy, remained.

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe announced that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the missing boy’s father, and Leveille were charged with “abuse of a child resulting in the death of a child” and “conspiracy to commit abuse of a child.” Police stormed the compound August 3 to look for the missing child.  A child’s remains were found on the property on August 6. Health officials confirmed earlier this month that the discovered remains were positively identified as the missing 3-year-old boy’s.

Siraj Wahhaj, 39, and Lucas Morten, two very heavily armed men who are believed to be “extremist[s] of the Muslim belief,” were running the horrifying compound, Hogrefe said. When police arrived on the scene, Wahhaj was armed with an AR-15-style rifle and several loaded 30-round magazines. He also allegedly had on him four loaded pistols.

According to a report by Fox News, Hogrefe said authorities had conducted surveillance of the compound while looking for the missing boy before he decided Thursday to get a search warrant. The warrant was immediately obtained after a Georgia investigator forwarded a message in which someone at the compound reportedly told another person that people who were living in the shanty were starving and needed water. “The message sent to a third party simply said in part, ‘We are starving and need food and water,’” Hogrefe said. “I absolutely knew that we couldn’t wait on another agency to step up and we had to go check this out as soon as possible.” -SHTFPlan

The Muslim extremists running the compound were heavily armed and said to be training children to become school shooters.


Contributed by Mac Slavo of SHTFplan.com


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