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Michael Hastings’ Chilling Final Story
PJ Tatler ^ | June 19, 2013 - 9:46 am | Bryan Preston

Posted on 06/19/2013 9:07:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Journalist Michael Hastings was killed early Tuesday morning in a bizarre car incident in Los Angeles. Hastings, 33, was best known for writing the Rolling Stone story that ended in Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s resignation as head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Hastings’ final story, “Why Democrats Love to Spy on Americans,” was a searing take on the NSA snooping scandal, which Hastings described as “North Korea-esque.” Hastings pulled no punches as he linked the NSA scandal to the Department of Justice’s spying on reporters and the IRS abuse scandal. Hastings built a case that the same Democrats who turned Bush-era anti-terrorism techniques into wedge issues that helped them capture Congress and the White House in 2006 and 2008 were now defending much worse and more widespread spying on American citizens by the Obama administration. …

(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: barrettbrown; bryanpreston; cybersecurity; fierycrash; glenngreenwald; hackers; hastings; intelligence; michaelhastings; nsacontractors; spying; surveillance; suspiciousdeath

1 posted on 06/19/2013 9:07:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Did they Breitbart him?

Another LA County coroner getting arsenic-poisoned in 3, 2, 1.......


2 posted on 06/19/2013 9:13:18 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Olog-hai

Dahum!

No wonder he was “Marcy Parked.”


3 posted on 06/19/2013 9:13:43 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Olog-hai














4 posted on 06/19/2013 9:13:55 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

This was another painful entry into the Obama Dead Pool file...

http://www.nachumlist.com/deadpool.htm


5 posted on 06/19/2013 9:22:15 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Guess he didn’t have a blue dress?


6 posted on 06/19/2013 9:22:17 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: LyinLibs

Did they Breitbart him?


I wouldnt be surprised of anything anymore, considering the article he was writing..Obama knows how to get rid of people without connecting it to him, he always makes sure he has clean hands


7 posted on 06/19/2013 9:30:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Olog-hai
“It sounded like a bomb went off in the middle of the night,” another witness told the TV station. “The house shook, my windows were rattling.”

Hastings’ body was burned “beyond recognition,” according to reports.

How does a car jackknife?

8 posted on 06/19/2013 9:30:34 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Cars do not jack-knife. Only articulated vehicles do that.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 9:33:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

We all discussed “Arkancide” victims here during Toon’s regime. This is all too familiar.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 9:35:20 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Olog-hai

A US Person

11 posted on 06/19/2013 9:36:05 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Olog-hai

“Crashed and burned huh, Mav”


12 posted on 06/19/2013 9:36:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Olog-hai

If you set off a bomb in a car, you could cut it in half and then it could jackknife.


13 posted on 06/19/2013 9:40:02 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Vendome

So the MarxoFascists are going Munich Postal on those who dare report against the Fuhrer and his regime.

Since when do Mercedes ‘explode’ after ‘jackknifing’ all by their lonesome??

They’re playing for keeps, and if you don’t toe the line with the regime, you are gonna die.

After all, they know everything there is to know about all of us - and taking us all out one by one or en masse is not going to be a problem for them.


14 posted on 06/19/2013 9:40:26 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s about time for something to really pop!


15 posted on 06/19/2013 10:30:33 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Nachum; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; Velveeta; aragorn; La Lydia; ..
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Michael Hastings’ Chilling Final Story

Thanks, Nachum.

16 posted on 06/19/2013 11:07:48 PM PDT by LucyT ("Once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go. ")
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To: LucyT; Olog-hai

Hmmm...

Hastings’ article referenced by Preston
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/why-democrats-love-to-spy-on-americans

“Barrett Brown, another investigative journalist who has written for Vanity Fair, among others publications, exposed the connections between the private contracting firm HB Gary (a government contracting firm that, incidentally, proposed a plan to spy on and ruin the reputation of the ***Guardian’s Greenwald***) and who is currently sitting in a Texas prison on trumped up FBI charges regarding his legitimate reportorial inquiry into the political collective known sometimes as Anonymous. “
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Comment to Preston’s article on PJ Tatler:

ageisp0lis
Rest in peace Michael. Interestingly at his untimely death he was working on a story about the imprisoned journalist Barrett Brown (facing 105 years for sharing a link, etc.) and planning to visit him in jail. They were friends and allies. About this story he said “Get ready for your mind to be blown.” His last article mentions BB, as do his tweets from early June. I confirmed he discussed the story with his editor at BuzzFeed and here’s some of my correspondence with Michael: https://twitter.com/ageis/status/347435866089717760 I last talked to him June 3 when I referred him to the lawyers about the visit. See http://twitter.com/FreeBarrett_

By the way, I find this spectacular, fiery crash deeply suspicious.
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BARRETT BROWN
Written by Glenn Greenwald on Mar 21, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/21/barrett-brown-persecution-anonymous

http://www.thenation.com/article/174851/strange-case-barrett-brown


17 posted on 06/19/2013 11:28:28 PM PDT by thouworm (Steyn: They let [Stevens] die, and then told lies over his coffin.They did that to one of their own.)
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To: Olog-hai
fyi: link

I don't know much about such things: I'm a doctor, not a mechanic.

18 posted on 06/19/2013 11:58:50 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: thouworm

Wow! Thanks for the links!

*snip*
Other plans targeted social organizations and advocacy groups. Separate from the plan to target Greenwald and WikiLeaks, HBGary was part of a consortia that submitted a proposal to develop a “persona management” system for the United States Air Force, that would allow one user to control multiple online identities for commenting in social media spaces, thus giving the appearance of grassroots support or opposition to certain policies.

*snip*
It was clear to Brown that these were actions of questionable legality, but beyond that, government contractors were attempting to undermine Americans’ free speech—with the apparent blessing of the DOJ.

*snip*
The lawmakers say it is “deeply troubling” that “tactics developed for use against terrorists may have been unleashed against American citizens.”

*snip*
Considering that the person who carried out the actual Stratfor hack had several priors and is facing a maximum of ten years, the inescapable conclusion is that the problem is not with the hack itself, but with Brown’s journalism. As Glenn Greenwald remarked in the Guardian: “it is virtually impossible to conclude that the obscenely excessive prosecution he now faces is unrelated to that journalism and his related activism.”

*snip*
One can’t help but infer that the US Department of Justice has become just another security contractor, working alongside the HBGarys and Stratfors on behalf of corporate bidders, with no sense at all for the justness of their actions; they are working to protect corporations and private security contractors and give them license to engage in disinformation campaigns against ordinary citizens and their advocacy groups. The mere fact that the FBI’s senior cybersecurity advisor has recently moved to Hunton and Williams shows just how incestuous this relationship has become. Meanwhile the Department of Justice is also using its power and force to trample on the rights of citizens like Barrett Brown who are trying to shed light on these nefarious relationships.

*snip*
While the media and much of the world have been understandably outraged by the revelation of the NSA’s spying programs, Barrett Brown’s work was pointing to a much deeper problem. It isn’t the sort of problem that can be fixed by trying to tweak a few laws or by removing a few prosecutors. The problem is not with bad laws or bad prosecutors. What the case of Barrett Brown has exposed is that we confronting a different problem altogether. It is a systemic problem. It is the failure of the rule of law.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 12:29:03 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Olog-hai

FObama leaves the country so not to be a suspect.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 2:24:23 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Olog-hai

Drone??


21 posted on 06/20/2013 2:25:46 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

Right.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 5:14:21 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: LyinLibs

23 posted on 06/20/2013 5:48:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: INVAR

The regime already crossed the mass-murder for political gain Rubicon with Fast and Furious. At least 300 dead Mexicans, and their deaths were the intended consequence of the program, meant to discredit the 2nd Amd in the USA.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 5:50:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Olog-hai

That car crash is pretty weird.

The article these guys are referencing doesn’t appear to say anything more about the various Obama Admin scandals than what many other high-profile writers have said. Why would he be singled out?


25 posted on 06/20/2013 5:54:35 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: theDentist
FObama leaves the country so not to be a suspect.

Hey, like Hitler, he never killed anyone. He was only giving orders!

26 posted on 06/20/2013 7:19:36 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Why would he be singled out?

New facts, previously unpublished, maybe?

27 posted on 06/20/2013 7:21:15 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Olog-hai

Anyone remember Kathrine Smith, her death in a flaming car, and all the Tennessee driver licenses she issued to ME men before that happened?


28 posted on 06/20/2013 8:07:07 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Travis McGee

History teaches that the kind of power now running our country - always ends up behind the genocide of the Rulers’ political enemies.

Mass murder for political gain is a guarantee with these MarxoFascists. Genocide is an historical ‘next step’ for such people.

I don’t call Obama a Trojan Horse for nothing.


29 posted on 06/20/2013 9:25:09 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: LyinLibs

I wouldn’t be surprised. We need to keep an eye on this.


30 posted on 06/20/2013 9:50:29 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: LyinLibs

“Did they Breitbart him?”

My first thought also. Rush Limbaugh got a death threat around the same time that Breitbart died. And let’s not forget the Obama impersonator Steve Bridges, who died around that time. Dictators hate ridicule, even if mild.

Steve Bridges impersonation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rot1yguplr8

I remember the LA Times obituary which said Bridges imitated George W. Bush, Arnold Schwartzeneger, and other politicians.


31 posted on 06/20/2013 10:06:48 AM PDT by ChessExpert (The unemployment rate was 4.5% when Democrats took control of Congress in 2006)
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