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Michael Hastings dead at 33

Heart-wrenching news. Liberty ally and fierce military-establishment adversary Michael Hastings died in a car accident this morning in Los Angeles.

He was only 33.

His journalistic contributions were many and significant. Personally, I immediately thought of this interview he did on Morning Joe, in which he invokes his support of Ron Paul:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3036789/#45883943

He will be sorely missed.

RIP.

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RIP Hastings! I drove past

RIP Hastings!

I drove past the scene and find it odd that the engine and tranny flew almost 100 feet away. This contract is right out of the movie "The International"...

no conspiracy

from karl denninger

compared to being killed by a terrorist

Now let's compare against some accidental and homicidal causes of death:

You are three times more likely to die if you ride a bicycle.

You are roughly 10 times more likely to die if you ride a motorcycle.

You are roughly 20 times more likely to die as a pedestrian (that is, walking)

    You are roughly 50 times more likely to die in an auto accident.

      You are four times as likely to die if you ride a horse.

      You are twice as likely to die either boating or while riding in an aircraft.

      You are more than five times as likely to die falling down stairs.

      You are about three times as likely to die falling out of bed.

      You are more than ten times as likely to acidentally drown, and twice as likely to drown in a pool.

      You are twice as likely to suffocate in your own bed (accidentally) and about three times as likely to choke to death on your food.

      You are about as likely to be accidentally electrocuted in your home.

      You are ten times as likely to die in a fire (from either smoke or flames.)

Interesting find...

It appears Hastings was tweeting nearly daily sometimes dozens of times a day and suddenly stopped June 12, six days ago.

https://mobile.twitter.com/mmhastings

Keep an eye on this guy Jeremy Scahill for good or bad... Appears to be one of Hastings last associations that I can find via interwebbings.

https://mobile.twitter.com/jeremyscahill

This whole situation does not seem legit.

Peace \ /

Somewhere there are men planning the next destructive and evil ploy to make this world their own... The common man is not part of that plan as we would see fit... Merely pawns to be used against one another.

Scahill could be a left gatekeeper...

Without reading his Blackwater book some things jump out at me from the Amazon reviews:

-It seems Scahill did not have much original info on Blackwater and just took from many other sources (Chomsky was accused of the same when he created Manufacturing Consent and became what I think to be controlled opposition and gatekeeper of media dissent)

-The book was very one-sided politically against Blackwater and catered to the liberal audience. (Pandering is one of the objectives of controlled opposition, but sometimes you can get too carried away and it becomes obvious.)

-Self-promotion: just watched the trailer for Dirty Wars and some reviews and many mention that much of the movie involves Scahill scribbling on note pads and focused on him rather than the stories. (It's just as important to promote the person than to tell a story if you want to be a gatekeeper.)

This is all circumstantial evidence, but just based on my understanding of psyops, cointelpro, intelligence operations, gatekeeping etc. it fits a certain modus operandi.

9-11 Media Fakery: Did anyone die on 9-11?
http://www.cluesforum.info/

http://www.septemberclues.info/

9-11 Actors:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aPvJSQtmoE

Pysops.. media.. actors.. propagandists... disinfo agents.. fake videos.. fake photos

Jeremy Scahill

latest book is about Blackwater.

Oh man. He was retweeting Greenwald re: Snowden..

Good find. Stopped tweeting June 12th and was a regular tweeter.

I just read the last week's worth of tweets and Michael was really well versed in the NSA scandal and spying on the press etc. I think there is a connection with intelligence agents and the Snowden leak. It's strange this happens 6 days after he stops tweeting about NSA leaks. What was he doing between the 12th and today?

9-11 Media Fakery: Did anyone die on 9-11?
http://www.cluesforum.info/

http://www.septemberclues.info/

9-11 Actors:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aPvJSQtmoE

Pysops.. media.. actors.. propagandists... disinfo agents.. fake videos.. fake photos

They could of just blocked

They could of just blocked Hastings from tweeting as well

Doubt it... Gleen Greenwald tweeted pretty much all this...

past week...

9-11 Media Fakery: Did anyone die on 9-11?
http://www.cluesforum.info/

http://www.septemberclues.info/

9-11 Actors:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aPvJSQtmoE

Pysops.. media.. actors.. propagandists... disinfo agents.. fake videos.. fake photos

I concure

What's also interesting is Six days prior of that (June 6th) the world learned about PRISM, the clandestine electronic surveillance program that is recording us all right now.

June 6
June 12
June 18

6.6.6...?

I'm going off the deep end and suggesting the Gov't had an other one defect so they may spill the beans.

If I were to guess further, i would postulate that if Mr. Hasting was assassinated for what he new I would think the source of the leak has perished as well.

If my gut is right, the leaks death occurred sometime right before Hastings stopped tweeting. What was he doing before he got into that car for the last time.

Whatever the connection to his death and what he knew was somewhere in that burnt car.

~Good Night, And Good Luck~

His fiance was killed in an ambush in Baghdad.

The link below is a brief summary with the articles he wrote.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hastings_(journalist)

DEVASTATING NEWS...

This is such a tragedy. What a wonderful young man he was.

Judging from the exterior, it appears he was not an alcoholic or lived his life on the "edge". He seemed centered and normal from all appearances.

I worked in Law Enforcement in the Coroner's Division. I can say right now there are only usually 2 reasons this happens. He either passed out due to drinking too much, therefore falling asleep. Or, he fell asleep at the wheel. If someone knows the time of the accident, it would be very helpful.

If it was early in the evening up till say midnight, it is doubtful he fell asleep at the wheel. It is also doubtful he was drunk and fell asleep at the wheel. He did not appear alcoholic at all, and I've been around "alcoholics".

This is such a tragedy. First, he loses his love. Now, his family has lost him.

These fanatic, insane elitists running the world---could they have committed this act somehow? If so, there will be a DAY OF JUDGMENT, you elites-----you don't believe now, but you will when you die....

OK, call me a conspiracy theorist

Just watched the video here:

http://ktla.com/2013/06/18/driver-killed-in-fiery-car-crash-...

One neighbor says it sounded like a bomb went off and her house shook, then another neighbor points out that the engine was located 50 yards away from the car and he had never heard of anything like that happening in a car accident.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

I've seen cars burn up

a few times. A couple even blew up. Engines just do NOT get dislodged due to fire or even the impact, maybe in Nascar or Formula 1. But not on the streets of LA!

Rest In Peace Patriot!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Even in Nascar you don't see

Even in Nascar you don't see engines fly out like that. This was a hit job

deacon's picture

here is a pic of a nascar engine

caught in the grandstand fence,it came out upon impact
http://www.knoxnews.com/photos/2013/feb/23/320083/
the fire shown is the engine still on fire
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

I wonder if it was a drive by

I wonder if it was a drive by wire vehicle. I won't drive anything without mechanical linkage.

I wonder what he was working on before he died

Just curious if he had a big story in the works.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

What a bummer

It really is odd how he died, especially after exposing as many powerful lizards as he did. There are not many patriots smart enough, and brave enough, to speak truth to power. A great loss.

Sabotage

I can't for a second believe this to be a normal car accident, possibly his car was rigged to be sabotaged.

They took out Aaron Swartz, now they've taken Michael Hastings out. [Many people have theorized about Breitbart as well, but personally I didn't follow Breitbart or his story too closely.]

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!
http://facebook.com/NoPropagandaZone
http://twitter.com/the_chiefe71

A car fire....

....completely destroys evidence.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

Fuck the evil flag

My flag is Love.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

he did not die

he was born onto his real life.

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This is tragic.

With his outspoken, sometimes damning coverage of "Them" over the years, this highly anomalous "accident"...seems suspect as well.

Hope an investigation will ensue. Oh no, wait, its the LAPD. There will be no investigation of consequence.

RIP Michael Hastings.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

wondering what was the new article he was writing ....

or a delayed response from his past article.
Another American crossed out on bama's death list.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Archive of Michael Hasting's articles on Rolling Stone

www.rollingstone.com/contributor/michael-hastings

Part of one review:

The Operators is a book-length version of the Rolling Stone article, covering the first few years of the Obama administration's efforts in Afghanistan. And those looking for a hero in the story are going to have a hard time finding one. Even Hastings, the narrator and ostensible protagonist, isn't particularly likable.

The war Hastings describes is one dominated by political infighting, with various factions hidden away inside their own insulated bubbles, incapable of recognizing the truth, or refusing to admit the truth when it conflicts with ideology. The Obama administration comes off as weak and ineffective, the Afghan government as corrupt and impossibly incompetent, and the American military as an isolated culture more concerned by its own inner workings and politics than whether or not it can achieve actual "success" in a country as thoroughly broken as Afghanistan (or even what "success" might mean). The media gets the worst of the criticism though, compromising its professional integrity in exchange for access to the people in power. The only people presented at all sympathetically are the individual American soldiers and infantry units who face the true reality on the ground every day.

- - - - -

Well. He did his duty.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Maddow is doing a piece on him now.

I will put it up when they upload it.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thanks Ralph

I'll keep my eye out for it.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Photo

Image
Of car
http://www.trbimg.com/img-51c0863f/turbine/la-me-ln-melrose-...

Story
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-melrose-collisio...
why is it hard to believe it was a accident?

OV

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?