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WikiLeaks: Hastings contacted us just before his death
The Telegraph blogs ^ | June 19, 2013 | By Tim Stanley

Posted on 06/20/2013 6:32:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

WikiLeaks just threw some gasoline onto the conspiracy fire. On Wednesday night, they Tweeted: “Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.”

What exactly are they trying to say?

Michael Hastings was a much admired freelance journalist who covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and helped to bring down General Stanley McChrystal. He was tragically killed this week in a car crash in Los Angeles, after his car hit a tree. Hastings is believed to have been alone in the vehicle.

Hastings has certainly been in contact with WikiLeaks before. In 2012 he wrote a profile of Julian Assange for Rolling Stone in which he asked tough questions – but the overall tone is sympathetic. Hastings appeared willing to accept that the US government might have targeted Assange in an effort to discredit him; the interview also highlights the failure of mainstream media outlets to expose mistakes made by the US military and generally permits Assange to push his side of the story. Hastings’ empathy for WikiLeaks ties together the deceased journalist, Julian Assange and (through Assange) the leaker Bradley Manning. You can throw Edward Snowden into that mix because he, too, is an admirer of WikiLeaks. And Hastings’ last article was about the evils of the NSA – which ended with the tantalising line, “Perhaps more information will soon be forthcoming.” Glenn Greenwald Tweeted a link to the piece after Hastings' death. Of such connections are conspiracy theories made. In the minds of the highly imaginative, that is. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bradleymanning; edwardsnowden; fastandfurious; glenngreenwald; impeachnow; irs; jenniferrobinson; julianassange; michaelhastings; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; stanleymcchrystal; wikileaks
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1 posted on 06/20/2013 6:32:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: MestaMachine; maggief; penelopesire; SE Mom; Nachum

Anything new?


2 posted on 06/20/2013 6:39:36 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
... as was Mr Hastings.

I wonder if his car was stuck by a drone launch?

3 posted on 06/20/2013 6:40:36 PM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Remember all the Clinton associates that met untimely deaths? There are all kinds of “accidents” that can happen.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 6:41:25 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Wow.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: txrefugee
Remember all the Clinton associates that met untimely deaths? There are all kinds of “accidents” that can happen.

You mean like the mechanic that found the Rose Law Firm records in the trunk of a car they were supposed to crush eons ago, and his Restored Vette Suspension came un-done and he lost control and crashed and didn't make it...

6 posted on 06/20/2013 6:44:18 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Okay, I’ll bite. This could be something.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 6:46:32 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Well.

Doesn't this keep getting more and more interesting.

8 posted on 06/20/2013 6:47:26 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: taildragger

Wow. Never knew that. Will have to look that up.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 6:49:49 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Fits with Breitbart’ “heart attack”

/tinfoil hat off


10 posted on 06/20/2013 6:53:39 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I read in an article posted on FB that the rear of the car exploded, it sounded as if they were saying it exploded before it hit the tree.

It is also very unusual for a car to explode in the rear in a collision involving the front end.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 7:16:30 PM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: workerbee

Golly...guess its time to take my tin foil hat off!


12 posted on 06/20/2013 7:26:29 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: stockpirate

Gas tank’s toward rear I assume.

Maybe the Ostapo rigged it to blow like CBS did with that Jeep on their TV special years ago.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 7:27:19 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs

FNC has been shut down on Snowden. Their staff have lives to live, too.....


14 posted on 06/20/2013 7:32:53 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: LyinLibs

“with that Jeep”

It was a chevy pu truck, with side gas tanks. But yes, it was rigged.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 8:00:44 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hastings worked with the obuma thugs to take down their perceived enemies in the military. I’m not buying the Chicago hit theory. He was an ally in the obuma clique.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: LyinLibs
Gas tank’s toward rear I assume.

Maybe the Ostapo rigged it to blow like CBS did with that Jeep on their TV special years ago.

See Le Carre "The Honorable Schoolboy"...where the villains put a hand grenade in the hero's car fuel tank....with the lever held down with thick elastic bands....

..eventually the gas will dissolve the rubber....

17 posted on 06/20/2013 8:20:03 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Oopsie. Thanks Brad from Tennessee.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 8:37:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Consider the odds...
He was tragically killed this week in a car crash in Los Angeles, after his car hit a tree.

19 posted on 06/20/2013 8:39:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The plot thickens.
20 posted on 06/20/2013 8:39:41 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: LyinLibs
I think you are thinking of this:

Dateline NBC aired an investigative report on Tuesday, November 17, 1992, titled “Waiting to Explode”. The 60 minute program was about General Motors' Rounded-Line Chevrolet C/K-Series pickup trucks allegedly exploding upon impact during accidents due to the poor design of fuel tanks. Dateline's film showed a sample of a low speed accident with the fuel tank exploding. In reality, Dateline NBC producers had rigged the truck’s fuel tank with remotely controlled model rocket engines to initiate the explosion. The program did not disclose the fact that the accident was staged. GM hired Failure Analysis Associates (FaAA, now Exponent) whose investigators studied the film, and discovered that smoke actually came out of the fuel tank six frames before impact. Acting on a tip from someone involved in the Dateline crash test, FaAA investigators searched through 22 junkyards in Indiana before finding the charred wreckage of the GM pickups. It was also later revealed that the Dateline report had been dishonest about the fuel tanks rupturing and the alleged 30 mph speed at which the collision was conducted. The actual speed was found to be higher, around 40 mph, and after x-ray examination of the fuel tanks from the C/K pickups used in the televised collision, it was found that they had not ruptured and were intact. GM subsequently filed an anti-defamation/libel lawsuit against NBC after conducting an extensive investigation. On Monday, February 8, 1993, GM conducted a highly publicized point-by-point rebuttal in the Product Exhibit Hall of the General Motors Building in Detroit that lasted nearly two hours after announcing the lawsuit.[11] The lawsuit was settled the same week by NBC, and Jane Pauley read a 3 minute 30 second on-air apology to viewers.

I think the Jeep incident was this:

In December 1980, 60 Minutes reported that the small army-style "CJ" Jeep was dangerously apt to roll over--not only in emergencies but "even in routine road circumstances at relatively low speeds." A Jeep is shown crashing. "We'll get to precisely what the conditions were that made that single-car accident happen in a moment," promises Morley Safer. Read more on this here

Just proves the press has been liars on many subjexts for many years.

21 posted on 06/20/2013 8:45:58 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Robert DeLong

SUBJECTS!!!!


22 posted on 06/20/2013 8:46:35 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: theDentist

His car was hit by a fast moving tree...


23 posted on 06/20/2013 9:44:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He called to tell them that he was going to stop and take a WikiLeak.


24 posted on 06/21/2013 12:25:02 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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