First Andrew Breitbart, Now Journalist Michael Hastings?
by SGT, SGT Report.com:
Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings was killed in the early morning hours on Tuesday when, according to KTLA, his car hit a tree and “exploded on impact” in Hollywood.
33-year old Hastings was an investigative journalist for Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed. Hastings showed little fear exposing the criminal element within the U.S. government and military. Perhaps Hastings’ death was purely an accident. Perhaps it was something else.
It’s well known that the “car accident” is a favorite method of assassination among intelligence agencies. Perhaps the most famous example being the one which took the lives of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed in 1997. In fact, Diana believed her life was in danger and even predicted her death when she wrote of her suspicion that “someone” [speculated to be Prince Charles] was “planning an accident in my car“.
And now the convenient-for-the-establishment “accident” which claimed Michael Hastings’ life on Tuesday, leaves us without the man who in just the past two years wrote the articles Inside Obama’s War Room,Julian Assange: The Rolling Stone Interview, The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret, and The Runaway General about Stanley McChrystal, Obama’s top commander in Afghanistan.
Was 33-year old journalist Michael Hastings assassinated for a story he was working, or to send yet another Breitbart-style message to the Fourth Estate? I doubt we will ever know. But as a safe driver with a modern vehicle surrounded by multiple air bags and practically innumerable safety features, if I ever perish unexpectedly at 4:15 in the morning in my exploding car, I certainly hope someone demands a thorough investigation.
One last note about Michael’s untimely death, the top comment on Gawker tonight: “Murdered”.