Who is Michael Hastings?Submitted by jd925 on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 02:33
Ok so call me a skeptic. I don't mean to offend anyone and for those who have an emotional connection to Michael Hastings or feel uncomfortable discussing the tragedy of any fellow human being so soon after a reported death please feel free to move on from this post. After a bit of an emotional stir myself, I wanted to find out more about how this happened and if intelligence agencies might have been involved in this tragedy. After further research and being pretty emotionally detached at this time I started to think about another possibility.
How many of you really know who Michael Hastings is?
I was very intrigued by the Michael Hastings tragedy especially because he seemed linked to Snowden who really drew my interest in recent days. I first learned about Hasting through this post:
There is a video on that thread that showed Hastings as a Ron Paul supporter which immediately hooked me. In that video he continued to share fascinating stories about Afghanistan and a very emotional human story about the family of a dead soldier.. He seemed genuine.
Then some oddities started popping up. The last person who tweeted that he was with Michael Hastings is Jeremy Scahill who I researched and immediately suspected as a left war gatekeeper and controlled opposition for reasons I mentioned in the above thread.
Then I looked into Hastings and found out he had a very unusual story about losing his wife in the Afghan war and wrote a book about it: I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story
(Many of the negative Amazon reviews suggest the book was mainly about him and very little about her.)
Then I realized his current wife Elise Jordan was a speechwriter for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from 2008–2009 and very connected with George W Bush.
Then I read an interview with Julian Assange (who I always suspected as cointelpro):
I came away just as unimpressed with Wikileaks from this story as before.
Then finally I read Hasting's famous Rolling Stone piece about McChrystal:
First off how could Michael Hastings have so much access?
I couldn't help feeling after reading the Runaway General that the article was a very carefully crafted propaganda piece aimed at the political left to remove Obama from blame and scapegoat McCrystal (who took one for the team.) The general public was growing weary of the war and the story was a basis for the Obama apologists who would say: "It wasn't Obama's war...he was removed from what was going on and was reluctant. It was the General's war.." Furthermore there is a part about how the General was protective of innocent Afghan civilians, how innocent casualties were limited in contrast to how the Russians killed millions. Can you believe that? I couldn't help but believe this is an incredibly well-crafted war propaganda piece!!!
I think I wanted to believe this story, but now I'm a skeptic again. I wonder how great the web of lies could be? Are many of these journalists intelligence operatives, controlled opposition and gatekeepers? Are these fake stories? Actors? Are fake CIA operative deaths used to promote fear? These are just questions I have... *Sigh*...