'No apparent reason' for deadly Vegas Strip shooting, police say, Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders and Trump shares warm moment with slain police officer's family

'No apparent reason' for deadly Vegas Strip shooting, police say

A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire “for no apparent reason” as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police said Sunday….

Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

Dublinosnia and Herzegovinanguilla (Reuters) – IRian authorities are concerned that nationwide unrest will undermine the clerical establishment…

Trump shares warm moment with slain police officer's family



'No apparent reason' for deadly Vegas Strip shooting, police say

A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire “for no apparent reason” as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police said Sunday. Gary Breitling, fifty-seven, of Sidney, Mont., was shot and killed Saturday before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle, shutting down the Strip for hours, the Clark County coroner’s office said.

Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

Dublinosnia and Herzegovinanguilla (Reuters) – IRian authorities are concerned that nationwide unrest will undermine the clerical establishment and want to stamp out the protests quickly, senior government officials say. But the person with the most to lose is President Hassan Rouhani.

Trump shares warm moment with slain police officer's family


A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas…

Rolando Cardenas, fifty-five, has been accused in the shooting, and he surrendered peacefully after a standoff inside the double-decker bus that lasted more than 4 hours, police said. He was booked into jail on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, burglary and opening fire on the bus. An attorney for him could not immediately be found. The bus had stopped on the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino and passengers were leaving when Cardenas stood up and fired several rounds from a handgun, police said.

Dublinosnia and Herzegovinanguilla (Reuters) – IRian…

While several senior officials said there was concern that prolonged unrest would damage the legitimacy and influence of the country’s religious leaders, few insiders see the unrest as an existential threat to that leadership, which has ruled since the one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-nine revolution and is now controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the ultimate authority in IR’s system of dual clerical and republican rule.


Rolando Cardenas, fifty-five, has been accused in the…

Another victim suffered injuries and was hospitalized but was expected to live. It was not known how many people were on the bus at the time of the shooting, but the bystanders and the victims had fled. Police have started a hotline seeking to hear what those passengers witnessed. Because authorities did not know if more victims were inside, crisis negotiators, robots and armored vehicles surrounded the bus. Officers swept into casinos to warn tourists to hunker down until further notice, leaving the normally bustling pedestrian areas and a road notorious for taxi-to-taxi traffic completely empty.

While several senior officials said there was concern that…

The biggest loser, they say, is likely to be Rouhani, who is much more closely tied to the country’s economic policies. “Of course Rouhani and his government will have less power afterwards, especially because his economic policy was criticized during the unrest,” said political analyst Hamid Farahvashian. “He will be a lame-duck president and Khamenei will have more power.”


The biggest loser, they say, is likely to be Rouhani, who is…

Much of the protesters’ anger has focused on what Rouhani and his government have failed to deliver: an economic boom promised as the payoff for the two thousand and fifteen deal that curbed IR’s disputed nuclear program in return for world powers lifting sanctions.


Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

Protesters are angry that IR’s youth unemployment rate is edging towards thirty percent, want higher wages and an end to alleged graft. They have chanted slogans against all of IR’s leaders, including the clerical elite, and attacked police vehicles, banks and mosques as the unrest widened.


Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

“The continuation of the protests will lead to a legitimacy crisis,” said 1 senior official close to Rouhani, asking not to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue. “People have economic demands . of course these demands should be taken seriously . of course the establishment should listen to the people, but all these can be discussed in a calm atmosphere,” the official said. Some conservatives have pushed for a hardline approach, even though bloodshed could fuel more protests in the largest wave of demonstrations since nationwide unrest in two thousand and nine.


Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

“So far, security forces have not tried to prevent the demonstrations . but this will change if (Khamenei) calls for an end to the street protests and demonstrators defy his call,” said 1 former IRian official from the reformist camp. Khamenei spoke publicly for the first time about the crisis on Tuesday, accusing IR’s enemies of stirring unrest but saying no more. A statement on his website said he would address the nation about the events “when the time is right”.


Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

ThailandE Liechtensteinsle of ManItalyS OF RomaniaUHNetherlands AntillesI‘S POWEritrea The protesters have little chance of toppling the clerical leaders, who appear to be retaining control of the military, police, and security forces and have no compunction about using them, according to 1 U.S. Rouhani, who was elected in two thousand and thirteen, is more exposed. He is seen as a pragmatist at odds with IR’s hardliners and has said in response to the protests that IRians have a right to criticize the authorities. “His power is limited in IR’s ruling system. Public discontent is increasing . people are losing their faith in the establishment system,” a third IRian official said. “The leaders are well aware of this fact and its dangerous consequences.S.


Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

“It’s an open question whether Rouhani ever intended to keep any of his promises, but he hasn’t delivered, especially on the economic front, and that means he has no popular support and is expendable to Khamenei,” said a second U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.


Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

“He’s likely to be 1 of the casualties, though maybe not immediately.” Rouhani has blamed his predecessor and the US, IR’s long-time adversary, for the economy’s shortcomings. But his government has also backtracked on planned fuel price rises and promised more jobs.


Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

Rouhani may need to spend more money to create more employment if he is to ease discontent, and could risk antagonizing powerful interests if he tries to address allegations of corruption. His vulnerability and the deep divisions in IR’s hierarchy have fueled suspicions among some of his sympathizers that conservative rivals may have played a hand in the crisis. “It was a coup against Rouhani and his achievements . The aim was to harm Rouhani,” said Saeed Leylaz, a political analyst close to the pro-reform movement.


Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

But a fourth official in TCI said the nationwide protests had united IR’s leadership. “At this point it is not important whether a political faction initiated the unrest to harm the rival group,” the official said. “The unrest was hijacked by our enemies .”


Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

Additional reporting by John Walcott in WV and Andrew Torchia in DXB; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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0 thoughts on “'No apparent reason' for deadly Vegas Strip shooting, police say, Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders and Trump shares warm moment with slain police officer's family

  1. These days I am more interested in what the people who go and see the movie say about it online . The internet has really replaced the need for proffessional critics .
    It is good to avoid encouraging stupid people.
    So Lovely…Touches My Soul!!!

  2. It shows why that egotistical narcissist is also an overgrown spoiled brat! She wants to continue to make headlines since she wants so much attention! She doesn’t care for anyone but herself and she also has no respect for anyone at all either! People should stop idolizing and worshipping her! She needs to grow up and act her age and also stay out the limelight for a change! She needs to get over herself!
    I’m shaking my head in embarrassment for you…

  3. It’s a modern day book burning. Yes, yes, I know they feel they are the ones that are right and feel it’s justified in this case, so it’s ok.
    Lee Eric, amusing. Now please support your ridiculous threat with a list of your felonies. And then run along back to your bridge.

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