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America's Last Prisoner of War (2012-Author Michael Hastings Killed in Mysterious Car Crash)
Rolling Stone ^ | June 7, 2012 | Michael Hastings, RIP

Posted on 06/09/2014 11:15:45 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough

The mother and father sit at the kitchen table in their Idaho farmhouse, watching their son on YouTube plead for his life. The Taliban captured 26-year-old Bowe Bergdahl almost three years ago, on June 30th, 2009, and since that day, his parents, Jani and Bob, have had no contact with him. Like the rest of the world, their lone glimpses of Bowe – the only American prisoner of war left in either Iraq or Afghanistan – have come through a series of propaganda videos, filmed while he's been in captivity.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; hastings; journalism; prisonerswap; rollingstone; taliban; terrorists
Remember when it was reported that journalist Michael Hastings' Mercedes spun out of control, incinerating him beyond recognition? -- Just after he sent an email to his friends saying he had to "go off the radar" because a federal agency was investigating him?
1 posted on 06/09/2014 11:15:45 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: LurkedLongEnough

“Mysterious” only if you haven’t been paying attention or have a room temperature IQ.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 11:20:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Forbes Demonstrates “Car Hacking” the Michael Hastings Murder Method
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CpPAjVh3dM

CNN: Hackers Take Control of Car’s Steering, Brakes and Gas Pedal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIybGFgpQ8o


3 posted on 06/09/2014 11:22:32 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amen....he was KILLED!! The CIA was after him, the FBI was after him and he told ALL of his friends that he was working on the BIGGEST STORY EVER.....not HIS Biggest story, but THE BIGGEST STORY!!!!


4 posted on 06/09/2014 11:23:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Hell, even Richard Clarke, of Clinton NSA fame said that the government KNEW how to HACK a car!!!! RICHARD CLARKE!!!


5 posted on 06/09/2014 11:25:05 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

His wife said that Rolling Stone would be publishing his story on John Brennan.....has it been published??? I don’t read Rolling Stone.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 11:26:12 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

So what? Do you have any evidence that they deployed that method to gain control of Michael Hastings’ car?

You do know that they can’t just “hack” into any old vehicle, and the method that was demonstrated would have required them to have prior, physical access to the vehicle, right?


7 posted on 06/09/2014 11:45:30 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: LurkedLongEnough
FROM THE HASTINGS ARTICLE: Prisoner exchanges take place at the ground level all the time in Afghani­stan, and Gen. David Petraeus, now the head of the CIA, has pointed out in discussions about Bowe that U.S. forces made distasteful swaps in Iraq – including one involving Qais Khazali, a Shiite extremist who orchestrated the kidnapping and execution of four U.S. soldiers in Karbala in 2007. Even a hard-line Israeli nationalist like Benjamin Netanyahu has recognized the value of a single soldier: In October, the prime minister agreed to free 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli corporal who had been held captive by Hamas for five years. The move was overwhelmingly supported by the majority of Israelis. "The Israelis really care about the value of one life," says a senior U.S. official. "Does the American public?"

I wonder what Hastings was writing about that caused his death….but I'm not getting a connect to the Bergdahl story. Perhaps.

8 posted on 06/09/2014 12:06:55 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Most excellent detective work.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/americas-last-prisoner-of-war-20120607#ixzz34APXclT2

Thank you

BTTT


9 posted on 06/09/2014 12:18:09 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Ann Archy
Ann Archy:" His wife said that Rolling Stone would be publishing his story on John Brennan.....has it been published???"

Not likely published
According to Heavy.com :
<< http://heavy.com/news/2013/01/john-o-brennan-cia-director-nominee-top-10-facts-you-need-to-know/ >>
John Brennan has worked as an official of the CIA for 25 years. During his tenure there, he worked as a station chief in Saudi Arabia, a daily intelligence briefer for President Bill Clinton, and director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center from 2003 to 2004. -------------------------------------------------------
2. He Was Nicknamed the “Assassination Czar” "

Never mess with Spies or SPOOKS !

10 posted on 06/09/2014 12:33:15 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
John Brennan

------------------------->

Didn't he convert to Islam while in Saudi?

11 posted on 06/09/2014 1:28:27 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Why was Rolling Stone carrying a BuzzFeed employee’s piece?

Andrew Breitbart 1969-2012 was working on “something big” that year too.

Election year.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 1:38:55 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: LurkedLongEnough
The Hastings file on the Dead Pool page:

Michael Hastings: Rolling Stone Journalist, Author Believed to be Dead in Hollywood Crash... known for his interview of Gen. Stanley McCrystal: Michael Hastings death: Coroner still hasn't ID'd badly burned victim: Picture of the burned out car ; autopsy results will take weeks; Video report .. was covering a story about the defense dept. and Hollyood... nervous wreck ; Michael Hastings, journalist who helped bring down US general, dies at 33 ; WikiLeaks Claims Michael Hastings Told Them FBI Was Investigating Him Hours Before He Died ; Hastings' death in fiery car crash is just the latest in a growing list of dead investigative journos ; Michael Hastings' Chilling Final Story....-->"Why Democrats Love to Spy on Americans" ; Michael Hastings researching Jill Kelley case before death ; Hastings "Boston Brakes" Killing a Warning? ; FBI says journalist Michael Hastings was not under investigation ; Michael Hastings "CAUGHT ON TAPE" Running Red-Light Seconds Before Crash  ; Journalist Michael Hastings Dies in Fiery Crash / Hollywood RAW FOOTAGE  ; Hastings Sent Colleagues Email Hours Before Crash ; Was Michael Hastings' Car Hacked? Richard Clarke Says It's Possible  ; Journalist Michael Hastings' Body Cremated by Authorities Against Family's Wishes (Video) ; Hackers Reveal Nasty New Car Attacks--With Me Behind The Wheel (Video) ; MICHAEL HASTINGS CRASH CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE CAMERA  ; Bush advisor: Hastings crash 'consistent with a car cyberattack' ; Group sues FBI for records after Michael Hastings' mysterious death ; Report: Michael Hastings Was Investigating CIA Director John Brennan ; CIA Director Brennan Confirmed as Reporter Michael Hastings Next Target ; Coroner Classifies Michael Hastings' Death As Accidental ; Coronor: Drugs in Hastings' system. Was Bipolar ; Rolling Stone journalist feared prior to crash his car was tampered with: Report ; Mystery grows: Journalist died prepping Obama exposé Major probe tied to agent suspected of sanitizing president's passport records ; Who Killed Michael Hastings? ; Why Was the FBI Investigating Michael Hastings’ Reporting on Bowe Bergdahl? - see Nachumlist file "Bad Bergdahl Bargain" ; Hastings' article in 'Rolling Stone on Bergdail: America's Last Prisoner of War  (June 2012)

The Obama "Dead Pool"  

(New file)Bad Bergdahl Bargain

13 posted on 06/09/2014 3:07:31 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Plus, the word is that he converted to ISLAM!! He’s BAD NEWS.....Obama picked him which means he’s a NASTY PIECE OF WORK and a LIAR!!!


14 posted on 06/09/2014 3:16:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Boogieman

Brennan....is that YOU??? You are an IDIOT if you think Hastings died from an ordinary car wreck!!


15 posted on 06/09/2014 3:17:40 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Boogieman
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Well done in your attempt at misinformation, "jerk".


I suspect Michael Hastings was MURDERED on DIRECT orders from President Barrack "Hussein" Obama ... clearly because Michael hastings knew too much, and worse, his sources are still "operative".



The TRUTH was already on it's way to coming out.

King Obama and Executioner Eric Holder hasd to make sure Michael Hastings was "neutralized".



Why wasn't Michael Hastings just killed quietly in bed, from "Breibart heart attack" syndrome ?

Executioner Eric Holder wanted to "send a message" ...

... especially to guys like Gen. David Petraeus.



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16 posted on 06/09/2014 3:50:46 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Ann Archy

http://www.westernjournalism.com/traitor-bowe-bergdahl-linked-michael-hastings-murder/


17 posted on 06/09/2014 6:34:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

“Well done in your attempt at misinformation, “jerk”.”

What misinformation is that, “sunshine”?

“I suspect Michael Hastings was MURDERED on DIRECT orders from President Barrack “Hussein” Obama ... clearly because Michael hastings knew too much, and worse, his sources are still “operative”.”

Got any actual evidence to back up those suspicions? Or just theories?


18 posted on 06/09/2014 8:24:40 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Ann Archy

“Brennan....is that YOU???”

No, just someone who actually has read what the “car hacking” the conspiracy theorists talk about actually entails. Here’s a NY Times article on it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/business/10hack.html?_r=1&;

You can see from that article that scientists just performed some tests which showed it was possible, but “no such takeovers have been reported in the real world”. Also, though they figured out several methods to “hack” the car, they noted “This report explores how hard it is to compromise a car’s computers without having any direct physical access to the car”. They did not find some easy method to take over a car and crash it remotely without somehow gaining access to compromise the car beforehand. In fact, they didn’t even try to gain control of the car in their experiments, the furthest they got was gaining access to systems that an OnStar type service would, like unlocking doors and starting the engine:

“The researchers declined to speculate about the worse situations, such as interfering with a vehicle’s control system to make it crash.”


“You are an IDIOT if you think Hastings died from an ordinary car wreck!!”

Hey, remind me again... what’s the link to your investigative report on the Hastings car crash? You did do some type of actual investigation, and found evidence of foul play, right? You’re not just going around calling people idiots for pointing things out to you just based on a theory you have, are you?


19 posted on 06/09/2014 8:42:08 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
Please, please read what you wrote......the researchers said it was POSSIBLE and there were several ways to do it!! Of COURSE there is no "REPORTED" Hacking....don't think that hackers would report that they did it! Hastings fiends and family said he drove like a "grandma".....he was NOT a speeder.

He also got a in the middle of the night and that's why he was out. Geesh. Can you prove he WASN"T killed??? Of course not, and neither can I, but I have a LOT more to base my suspicions on.

20 posted on 06/10/2014 3:10:17 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

“Please, please read what you wrote......the researchers said it was POSSIBLE and there were several ways to do it!!”

What did they say was possible though? Did they say remotely hacking a random vehicle that you had not compromised beforehand by gaining physical access to was possible? Nope. Did they say that, even if they had been able to prep the vehicle beforedhand, they could remotely crash a vehicle? Nope. They showed it was possible, if you had access to the vehicle beforehand, to later remotely cause it to unlock or turn the engine on.

“f COURSE there is no “REPORTED” Hacking....don’t think that hackers would report that they did it!”

If this was something that was more than theoretical, criminals would be doing it, and one of the victims would have reported it.

“Hastings fiends and family said he drove like a “grandma”.....he was NOT a speeder.”

Well, the “hacking” that you think happened couldn’t have driven the car for him, and nobody else was in the vehicle. We have video of him NOT driving like a Grandma, so I think his friends and family obviously didn’t know him as well as they thought.

“Can you prove he WASN”T killed???”

That’s really not how things work. If you want to claim a crime was committed, the onus is on YOU to provide the evidence for it, hopefully before you go around calling other people idiots.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 7:48:26 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: LurkedLongEnough; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

22 posted on 06/14/2014 7:28:38 AM PDT by null and void (Fascists never think they're fascists. They just think everybody should obey them.)
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To: null and void

lawlessness seems to be the order of the day


23 posted on 06/14/2014 9:07:06 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: null and void

Was al-Baghdadi released from Gitmo?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3192336/posts?page=8


24 posted on 08/13/2014 9:33:42 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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