Michael Hastings died on June 18th after his Mercedes crashed into a tree and had burst into flames in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, causing speculation to arise that Hastings, who was working on a major exposé of the CIA, and NSA Spying.
Hours before the car crash Hastings had sent out an email to family and friends claiming that he was onto a big story and needed to “off the rada[r] for a bit.” WikiLeaks made the claim that Hastings had contacted them and said that the FBI was investigating him.
His Remains were hastily cremated against the wishes of his family, adding to the mystery surrounding the death of the Rolling Stone journalist. This week, Hastings’ friend SSgt. Joe Biggs said authorities cremated Hastings without permission from the family. Reports said that Hastings was so badly burned in the crash that it took days for a positive identification.
Accounts of the death of Michael Hastings have fueled many conspiracy theories. Eyewitnesses said just before the crash they heard an explosion that sounded like a bomb going off.
Richard Clarke, a former State Department official and adviser to several United States presidents, said the crash looked to be consistent with a “car cyberattack,” one orchestrated by a computer to seize control of the car.
Biggs said he will continue to investigate the death of his friend.
“This wasn’t an accident and I will continue to investigate his death,” he said of friend Michael Hastings.
Via Secrets of the Fed
Original Story Here
Main coreis the name of a Nationwide surveillance database that identified personal and financial data of millions of U.S. citizens believed to be threats to “national security”.
In this short interview with Tim Shorrock, he covers the fact that surveillance of the American populace by the NSA and intelligence agencies has been ongoing since at least the 1960’s. Before we ever heard of PRISM, there was PROMIS a computer software that was stolen by the U.S. Govt and used to track individuals, and infiltrate intelligence systems in multiple countries throughout the world. And now as then journalists trying to expose these stories are dying mysterious deaths
Michael Hastings, the fearless journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal, has died in a car accident in Los Angeles, Rolling Stone has learned. He was 33.
A contributing editor to Rolling Stone, Hastings leaves behind a remarkable legacy of reporting, including an exposé of America’s drone war, an exclusive interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at his hideout in the English countryside, an investigation into the Army’s illicit use of “psychological operations” to influence sitting Senators and a profile of Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl, “America’s Last Prisoner of War.”
Via Rolling Stone
Wikileaks: Michael Hastings Said FBI Was Tracking Him Hours Before His Death
WikiLeaks says journalist Michael Hastings, 33, killed in a fiery crash early Tuesday morning after his Mercedes plowed into a tree near the corners of Melrose and Highland Avenues, had contacted the organization hours earlier to say he was the subject of an FBI investigation.
“Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.”
Witnesses to the crash: “It sounded like A Bomb went off”
(note in the video that the Feul tank is still fully intact, as well as the Engine, and transmission which was ejected from the frame of the car)
C.I.A Assasination Manual: “Cars are arguably one of the softest targets when it comes to assassinations”. “For secret assassination, either simple or chase, the contrived accident is the most effective technique. When successfully executed, it causes little excitement and is only casually investigated.