[Ed. note – A number of celebrities, such as Lady Gaga, seem to be going out of their way to pay tribute to the alleged shooting victims in Orlando. But did a shooting really occur, or was it an entirely staged event? Paul Craig Roberts seems to be of the latter view. Lots of others feel the same way, and hardly any wonder. Are there any actual tears on Lady Gaga’s face above? Difficult to say, but in the America of today, everything is about image. Truth and honesty have long since taken a backseat to politically driven agendas. This is simply the way the country is run, and the fact that most people are conscious of this is perhaps reflected in a Gallup poll released today. Only 20 percent of Americans trust the media, the poll found, while confidence in Congress and the country’s financial system has fallen even lower (down to 9 percent in the case of Congress). As someone once said, “Everybody knows the dice are loaded.” And I’m guessing that Lady Gaga, though not particularly noted for having a high I.Q, even realizes this on some level. ]
Paul Craig Roberts
In response to my challenge ( http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/06/13/orlando-shooting-paul-craig-roberts/ ) readers report that they have found no evidence of bodies or blood. One person reports that a TV station posted names of some victims, which is the way the absence of Sandy Hook bodies was handled.
One person who said he is a veteran said the AR-15 can have a 30-round clip. That would mean four reloadings in order to shoot 103 people. The veteran said that the rifle can be reloaded in 5 seconds: one clip is dropped out, another put in, and the bolt released. But 5 seconds is not fast enough to prevent being rushed. Remember, sprinters can cover 100 yards—300 feet—in less than 10 seconds. Ordinary people who are not couch potatoes can cover 300 feet in 20 seconds. That means they can cover 150 feet in 10 seconds or 75 feet in 5 seconds or 15 feet in 1 second.. In the crowded club, people were likely no more than 10 feet from the shooter, 20 feet at the most. Moreover, if there is only one shooter, he can be rushed in an arc that he cannot possibly cover. It is difficult to imagine that there were no veterans in the club, no people aware that guns run out of bullets and have to be reloaded and that so many people would miss four opportunities to disarm the shooter. It is hard to imagine that none of the hundreds of people present were capable of presence of mind. Bottles could be thrown at him, glasses, chairs. And no one did anything?