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Was Michael Hastings' Murder a Warning Shot or a Total Cock-Up?

Maybe I watch too much 'Burn Notice' but it seems to me that when political assassinations take place they are usually done quietly, as in the case of Andrew Breitbart having a heart attack. If the hit is done loudly it is only after some sort of frame-up, example Chris Dorner or Bin Laden (if he wasn't by then already dead for 9 years).

The hit on Michael Hastings was neither quiet nor preceded by accusations of a crime. It was loud and obvious, which means it was one of two things:

1. Michael Hastings' murder was a warning shot to other journalists intended to have a chilling effect. Obvious and in plain sight, a la JFK, as a demonstration to all who would follow.

2. A complete disaster, not necessarily unintentional. Either the operative responsible for rigging the car messed up in his calculations big time, or the miscalculation was intentional, a self-sabotage, a doublecross with plausible deniability.

All of this is just speculation on my part, of course. It's no fun at all investigating the murder of a great man and patriot like Michael Hastings. But these sorts of questions must be asked, and dismissing those who ask them as 'conspiracy theorists' is insulting and demeaning not just to the questioner, but to the very man who was killed, Michael Hastings. A man who himself was not afraid, even unto death, to ask the simple question 'Why?'



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sharkhearted's picture

Good points, Chris

If you haven't seen this, then please see AJ's interview of SSG Joe Biggs. It has some really explosive information.

http://www.dailypaul.com/293230/ssg-joe-biggs-michael-hastin...

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

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

You bet I watched that. More evidence the 'chilling effect'...

(if that was the intention) isn't working. For every one 'they' put down 10, 20, 50 more are rising up.

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Revenge & Warning

If indeed this was revenge against Hastings and a warning to others by someone who really had it in for him, I am sure the gloating must be grand at the overall outcome. Quite a spectacle and video too. Minor details to cover up, but no problem for them I am sure.

Someone apparently forgot the magic words uttered in every

gangster movie:

"Make it look like an accident."

(or did they...?)

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