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Witness: Hastings’ speeding car ‘shook my car—like a freight truck going by’
Yahoo! News ^ | 2 hrs 48 mins ago | Dylan Stableford,

Posted on 06/21/2013 7:27:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin

A driver who witnessed the fiery crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings says the vehicle the 33-year-old was driving shook his car "like a freight truck" as it flew by early Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.

"Was stopped at a red light tonight when a pearl white Mercedes flew past," Michael Carter wrote on Facebook a few hours later. "It shook my car like a freight truck going by. Saw it burst into flames a quarter mile down the road when it hit a tree."

In a Facebook message to Yahoo News, Carter explained in detail what he saw:

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: hastings; hastingswitness; michaelhastings
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1 posted on 06/21/2013 7:27:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
A grim report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) claims that award winning American journalist Michael Hastings [photo top left] was assassinated by a US military drone strike early this past Tuesday morning (PDT) while attempting to reach what he believed would be a safe haven at the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles, California.

An interesting point of view.

2 posted on 06/21/2013 7:28:45 AM PDT by x_plus_one
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To: BenLurkin

Didn’t one of the Clinton associates’ car inexplicably veer off the highway and hit a tree? It caused some comment during the Clinton regime.


3 posted on 06/21/2013 7:29:09 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee
Didn’t one of the Clinton associates’ car inexplicably veer off the highway and hit a tree? It caused some comment during the Clinton regime.

That sounds like Karen Silkwood, which was long before The Rapist took office.

4 posted on 06/21/2013 7:31:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: BenLurkin

it sure looks like suicide.


5 posted on 06/21/2013 7:32:03 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like a man driving as if he thought he was being chased. Or hunted.


6 posted on 06/21/2013 7:33:07 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: schm0e

It was SUPPOSED to look like suicide.


7 posted on 06/21/2013 7:33:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind; All

All deliciously suspicious.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 7:35:39 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sometimes a cigar is just an exploding cigar.


9 posted on 06/21/2013 7:36:27 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: BenLurkin

Wasn’t he working on a Benghazi expose’?

Sounds like he was a victim of Kenyacide


10 posted on 06/21/2013 7:36:38 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BenLurkin

Reminded me of the glue under the gas pedal of the motorhome in the movie “The Blues Brothers”.


11 posted on 06/21/2013 7:38:02 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: BenLurkin
Seems he traveled at a high rate of speed, on a straight trajectory for a pretty good distance. Doesn't sound like a drunk driver, to me.
12 posted on 06/21/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: circlecity

Sounds to me like a man whose accelerator was stuck ‘down’. The bomb might have been placed in order to end the racing car before it did too much damage to the city/populace. I would guess a remote detonator was used and someone was timing when to detonate the speeding vehicle IF there was a bomb which separated the motor and transmission from the chasis.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 7:38:34 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: BenLurkin

Must have been a Prius.


14 posted on 06/21/2013 7:38:41 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: circlecity

Indeed, what was he doing out at 4:30 a.m., a time mostly used by sleepy travelers going to catch early planes and people with early stating jobs? Also, why travel at well over 100 m.p.h. on LA city surface streets??


15 posted on 06/21/2013 7:39:31 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: BenLurkin

I’d be interested in seeing pictures of the car. If it was a Mercedes, they are pretty crash proof....


16 posted on 06/21/2013 7:41:05 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: MHGinTN

Why not turn off the ignition and shift the vehicle into neutral?


17 posted on 06/21/2013 7:41:05 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: BenLurkin

New cars are almost entirely automated and can be stopped or directed remotely by computer.


18 posted on 06/21/2013 7:42:01 AM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: rolling_stone

Crash proof maybe. Fire proof...not so much.


19 posted on 06/21/2013 7:45:26 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: GreatRoad

But you still have to have a key to start the car though.


20 posted on 06/21/2013 7:47:04 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: circlecity

Sounds like a Kennedy on any given day of the week.

“I’m somebody important so I can do whatever I damn well please”


21 posted on 06/21/2013 7:47:54 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: BenLurkin; mickie; flaglady47; ExTexasRedhead; oswegodeee; Chigirl 26; hoosiermama; pax_et_bonum; ..
A very married man speeding alone like a streaking comet through traffic signals in the darkness of 4 AM ....ah, the Age of Aquarius' narcissisistic, if-it-feels-good-do-it, FREE-DUMB.

Leni

22 posted on 06/21/2013 7:51:25 AM PDT by MinuteGal (SO)
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To: MHGinTN
Sounds to me like a man whose accelerator was stuck ‘down’.

That was my thought, too. I doubt whether they would use a bomb or a drone. The damage would be too obvious and hard to cover up. But it wouldn't be hard to tamper with the car while he was away from it doing something else, and fix it so it would suddenly accelerate and not respond to the brakes.

23 posted on 06/21/2013 7:55:47 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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YEAH BABY!! Drive fast and die young!

(Too late for me though, I can only die old now.)

24 posted on 06/21/2013 7:57:23 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hi E Pluribus, I hope you are well.

Yes, it is similar to Silkwood, as to the facts of the collision. I can’t help but think, on a broader level, of the mysterious death of someone that has obtained “explosive” information. Please forgive the pun.

I’m reminded of my friend, Ted Richardson, an Asst. U.S. Atty that had info on John Doe in the OKC Murrah Building bombing. His death, declared suicide by a shotgun blast, is still disputed. http://www.freewebz.com/jeffhead/liberty/okcsuicide.htm

Maybe someday we will know what, Silkwood, Richardson, Hastings, etc. knew that got them noticed.

Stay safe, my FRiend.


25 posted on 06/21/2013 8:06:22 AM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: gwjack
And let's not forget Kenneth Michael Trentadue
26 posted on 06/21/2013 8:08:45 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: txrefugee; E. Pluribus Unum
Didn’t one of the Clinton associates’ car inexplicably veer off the highway and hit a tree? It caused some comment during the Clinton regime.

Quite a few automobile 'accidents' during the Clinton era.

Just a quick, simple gleaning of Alamo-Girl's "Downside Legacy" compilation, thereto which I had contributed hundreds of references.

Keith Coney, Motorcycle Accident (Ives/Henry Witness)
-----Kevin Ives (Witness to Mena, skull crushed, left to be run over by train)
----- Don Henry (Witness to Mena, stabbed, left to be run over by train)
-- Keith McKaskle (Ives/Henry Informant, Stabbed)
-- Gregory Collins (Ives/Henry Informant, Gunshot to Head)
-- James Milon (Ives/Henry Informant, Decapitated)
-- Richard Winters (Ives/Henry Suspect, Shotgunned)
-- Jordan Ketelson (Ives/Henry Informant, Shotgunned)

Ralph Baker
Michael Whiteley 3/22/98 ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE "……A pickup truck and a four-wheeler were missing, but Ralph Baker had more on his mind than stolen vehicles when he set out around 6:15 on the rain-soaked Monday morning of his death. ……… He was deeply troubled by state and federal investigations of the Madison County sheriff's office he had run for more than a quarter-century and concerned by newspaper stories that flew against his reputation as a resolute and fearless lawman. He drowned before the sun was up that day, Jan. 5, apparently having misjudged the rising waters of the White River when he drove onto a low-water bridge near St. Paul. …….The death was so contrary to the nature and history of the 59-year-old sheriff that whispers of suicide or foul play colored gossip in the weeks that followed. …….. In December, the FBI had subpoenaed Baker's bank records amid questions surrounding nearly $500,000 in land purchases by the sheriff and his family. State auditors had been combing the records of the Madison County Drug Eradication Fund since November. And stories in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette had detailed allegations of corruption in the sheriff's office and flaws in the investigation of the unsolved 1994 murder of convenience store owner Billie Jean Phillips…….The investigation deals in part with the sheriff's office's handling of drug cases, and, in part, with financial deals that allowed Baker, his wife and two cousins to buy about 2,400 acres of land in Madison, Franklin and Washington counties with payments of $484,250. Nearly all the purchases were made in cash. ......And it eventually touched on Baker's relationship with the top official at an Arkansas financial institution swept up in the Whitewater investigation -- Gary W. Bunch, president of Madison Bank & Trust.

Lt Colonel Mark Cwick

NewsMax.com 8/22/99 "…Lt. Colonel Mark Cwick, a Marine Corp helicopter pilot who served President Bill Clinton, died this past week in what appears to have been a car accident. Cwick, 41, was pronounced dead Friday at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. On Thursday night, Colonel Cwick suffered fatal injuries when driving to his home. Police told the Associated Press that "a car [Cwick] was trying to pass moved in front of him, and to avoid it, he swerved off the road into an embankment and hit some trees." Colonel Cwick was no ordinary person. As a member of the elite Marine Corps HMX-1 unit, he was responsible for ferrying the President and other high-ranking officials around the Washington area. Apparently, Colonel Cwick has also fallen victim to the Clinton Curse. It has become undeniable that an unusual number of people close to Bill Clinton have died in accidental, violent and often suspicious deaths. Within Cwick’s own elite HMX-1 Unit, two other strange deaths are known to have occurred. This past April, Major Marc Hohle, who had been a pilot for Bill Clinton during the first year of Clinton's first term, died in a helicopter crash in Okinawa. Three others also died in the crash. In March of this year, just a month before Hohle’s untimely death, another member of HMX-1 unit died. Marine Cpl. Eric S. Fox, a helicopter crewman, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head. Police authorities said Fox's body was found near a school yard in West Virginia…."

27 posted on 06/21/2013 8:09:55 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: circlecity
Sounds like a man driving as if he thought he was being chased. Or hunted.

Or one driving a car with a malfunctioning throttle link.

28 posted on 06/21/2013 8:11:03 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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As more details come out the “Boom!” and fire happened before the car hit the tree. The damage to the car and the fact that the engine was found at a right angle to the vehicle about 200 ft. away doesn’t add up with the narrative. If he hit tree at a high speed wouldn’t the front bumper would be in the back seat? It seems to me like the car almost came to a rest against the tree after the trauma had happened.


29 posted on 06/21/2013 8:16:54 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: txrefugee

Andrew, we certainly miss you!


30 posted on 06/21/2013 8:19:52 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: libstripper

Why did he hit a tree? maybe he wasn’t alive when he was driving? This needs to be looked at closely—This isn’t the America I grew up in. Imagine if Woodward or Burnstein had an “accident” back in Watergate Times? Looks to me like too many oppoents to Obama are turning up dead. A special assassination squad operating in the White House? Crazy Idea? Like the IRS targeting religious/Tea Party/Conservatives? Things got to change—if they can at this late date.


31 posted on 06/21/2013 8:20:15 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: rolling_stone
I’d be interested in seeing pictures of the car. If it was a Mercedes, they are pretty crash proof....

Gruesome Video Of What Appears To Be Fiery Aftermath Of Michael Hastings' Car Crash Emerges (VIDEO)

This is a video that mostly shows a fire but that also shows the engine on the ground a significant distance away from the car. Somehow, other sites with this video are flagged as "untrusted". That includes Gawker.

32 posted on 06/21/2013 8:23:41 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: BenLurkin

Can a car with Onstar be controlled?

And the amount of fire in a diesel car was ridiculous. A witness in a video I saw this morning said it exploded into flame immediately. I don’t think that’s typical of a car fire, even after hitting a tree.


33 posted on 06/21/2013 8:27:24 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: MHGinTN
I get the feeling he had no ability to stop the car when he was going through the lights.
He must has been terrified going at such speeds knowing he was powerless to slow down or come to a controlled stop.
We will never know the true story just like so many others.
34 posted on 06/21/2013 8:27:41 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: circlecity

Or very angry.


35 posted on 06/21/2013 8:28:25 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If memory serves, Eric Holder was involved in the Trentadue case.


36 posted on 06/21/2013 8:28:38 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: BenLurkin

The car was going pretty fast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gNhqKRugk8Q

And it looks like the brake lights were on?


37 posted on 06/21/2013 8:28:47 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Buford Pusser of Walking Tall fame had a similar fate, I believe.


38 posted on 06/21/2013 8:29:41 AM PDT by murron (PIt'roud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: circlecity
Sounds like a man driving as if he thought he was being chased. Or hunted.

Or they have some way to make a car's accelerator stick in full throttle.
39 posted on 06/21/2013 8:29:55 AM PDT by Old Yeller (You can't spell Stanley Ann without S-A-T-A-N)
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To: circlecity

Messing with someone’s brake lines or fixing it so that the car speeds up and the driver has no control could also be another explanation.


40 posted on 06/21/2013 8:30:52 AM PDT by murron (PIt'roud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: BenLurkin

Early in Obama’s first term, didn’t someone connected to his administration die in an exploding and/or burning car that was parked in his garage? Anyone else remember that?


41 posted on 06/21/2013 8:31:56 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: libstripper

It is easier now than ever to divert the electronics in modern cars. If the tranny is electronically shifted, then a simple jumper circuit can stop the vehicle from being shifted once into drive, and of course the same works for ignitions. The CIA knows all the tricks dontchaknow.


42 posted on 06/21/2013 8:32:14 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: BenLurkin

bttt


43 posted on 06/21/2013 8:33:13 AM PDT by Old Yeller (You can't spell Stanley Ann without S-A-T-A-N)
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To: BenLurkin; null and void

Ping!........


44 posted on 06/21/2013 8:35:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Stentor

interesting-I wish the cameraman had asked the guy to tell what happened in his own language-even if he didn’t understand it[oh well


45 posted on 06/21/2013 8:40:24 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: BenLurkin
Hastings died while he was investigating "socialite" Jill Kelley, who was linked to Petraeus and practically the entire CENTCOM staff and defense contractors - for whom she held numerous wild parties at her mansion. Not far fetched to believe some of those powerful people did not want details of these parties or other social or financial relationships to be made public.


General David Petraeus kisses Jill Kelley after accepting community service award presented at Kelley's home during the summer of 2011. It was later revealed Kelley, of Lebanese descent, was millions in debt, and had questionable ties to Middle Eastern entities.

46 posted on 06/21/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT by montag813
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To: cuban leaf
"This is glue. Strong stuff."


47 posted on 06/21/2013 8:41:45 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I have no doubt whatsoever that in holder’s FBI a few ‘workers’ can be found who will do whatever eric tasks them with. There are Craig Livingstones all across America don’tchaknow.


48 posted on 06/21/2013 8:42:27 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: BenLurkin

I had a car where the cruise control turned on and was excelerating. That’s where neutral and brakes come in handy.


49 posted on 06/21/2013 8:56:22 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Fresh Wind

When a story about this was up earlier there was a link in a comment to a site with an interview with a couple of engineers who had developed an app for a laptop that could be connected to the tech readout plug in a modern car and deliver a packet to the system that would made the electronic functions accessible remotely. In ssome of these cares nothing is directly connected, no hydraulic brakes or steering, all electronic. The brake pedal and the steering wheel are only switches that input to the computer on board.


50 posted on 06/21/2013 8:57:19 AM PDT by ThanhPhero (Khach hanh huong den La Vang)
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