Skip to comments.EMAIL SENT BY MICHAEL HASTINGS HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH MENTIONS ‘BIG STORY’...
Posted on 06/22/2013 11:29:37 AM PDT by barmag25
In an email sent hours before his death in a fiery single-car crash in Los Angeles Tuesday, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings reportedly wrote that he was working on a big story and was going to go off the radar for a bit.
The subject of the email was FBI investigation re: NSA, KTLA reports.
A copy of the email, sent on Monday, was reportedly provided to KTLA by Staff Sgt. Joseph Biggs, who was a recipient of the email.
Hey [redacted copy], the Feds are interviewing my close friends and associates. Perhaps if authorities arrive BuzzFeed GQ, er HQ, may be wise to immediately request legal counsel before any conversations or interviews about our news-gathering practices or related journalism issues, Hastings wrote in the email.
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This story is starting to give me the creeps. I never thought America would come to this. Of course, I also never thought this country would embrace a communist police state either.
Another person fell into the Obama dead pool
Back in 2002 when in Tucson, Arizona (of all places) I saw an American college kid on the bus wearing a red T-shirt that read: CCCP with a hammer and sickle. I wanted to go over and tell him that he wouldn't be wearing such a shirt in Miami.
We can only assume there were many more like him NATIONWIDE and this "kid" would probably be 30 years old today, voting and teaching his kids about how good Communism is.
Most likely he was driving too fast, lost control, smashed into a tree. But a simple and logical explanation wont’ feed the conspiracy beast.
It is creepy ... Breitbart 2.0
He’s certainly off the radar now.
"EMAIL SENT BY MICHAEL HASTINGS HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH MENTIONS BIG STORY AND A NEED TO GO OFF THE RADAR"
He got the Breitbart treatment.
Something is always up when the liberal media whines Conspiracy Theory. Always
O....M....G, we have become a banana republic!
Me too. I do not recognize my country anymore.
stop worrying drink the koolaid and become a lemming.
I knew that when the son of a rum runner was shot in Dallas.
stop worrying drink the koolaid and become a lemming.
Did Glen Beck promise to have a big story last week? Whatever became of it?
There are a lot of interesting people that have died in the last 5 years, including the entire Seal team 6.
It’s hard to believe every one of them died happenstance.
That would have been his first mistake.
Unless you can give the message personally, you don’t send a message to anybody.
There was a post on FR (can't remember the specific article) that said the engine was ejected from the vehicle. At that point, all bets are off, as you have hot parts coming into contact with fuel being released from severed lines at high pressures.
Exactly earlier in the week I read that a witness to the wreck said it sounded like a bomb going off just before he hit the tree at around 100 mph. Body burned beyond recognition well above the threshold of a normal car fire much hotter—this had to be a hit.
Here are a few to feed the beast:
1. Someone cut his power brake and power steering lines, causing him to lose control.
2. Someone hacked into his car's control computers and forced his car to accelerate and swerve into a tree.
Bear in mind that #2 isn't so far-fetched, as we now have cars that can parallel park themselves while you pedal the gas. If the car can turn the steering wheel by itself, so can someone else via remote control.
Also, weren't there stories in past years about the ability of police to remotely cut the engines of cars that are fleeing? How about how On-Star can remotely unlock your car from their central sites?
I wonder what trim options he had on his Mercedes C250 coupe. I'd think he had all the driver assist features, such as GPS navigation, collision avoidance, parking assist, etc.
Hackable? How about the NSA spying? If the car is connected to his cell phone, then it would have been tracked just like any other cell phone. Could someone have used the same type of hacking that was found on Sharyl Attkisson's computer to take over control of the car's computers?
Someone on an earlier thread commented that the Mercedes had rubber motor mounts and that’s why the engine/drive train flew out of the car. But didn’t explain the supposed hard turn it made into the tree. Lots going on here.This needs to be investigated by somebody really good.
Yeah lots of “coincidences” including the most brutal regime right out of chicago thugocracy in charge as well.
#2 could explain a lot...
You didn’t hear what happenened to Glen?
Now there is question you can post just about any week of the year..
Engine emerged at a 90 degree angle. Law of physics / would not happen that way.
Poster on earlier thread said the car would have had a black box
Making finding of autopsy and black box public would help eliminate a lot of doubt.
The questions is... why would a mature intelligent young employed man be driving at 100mph on a SIDE STREET at 3am, and not under police pursuit ?
This post on a yesterday thread, made the most sense:
It is pointless to say this, since the GOP Members of Congress are not going to do anything, but
The big enchilada in this matter is the use of NSA data to fuel IRS, EPA, OSHA, and other illegal harassment.
The connection is there, somewhere. If this was a Republican President, the Democrats in Congress would already have a proper investigation underway.
Also, if your aunt had ba**s, she’d be your uncle.
Yep you can bet the Black box was burnt to a crisp in the fire. No evidence there.
A college grad that worked for me began wearing a Che T-shirt and shortly thereafter got a job at Apple, writing security software. I wasn’t surprised.
He was also working on a story related to a suit by Jill Kelly.She was suing the NSA over the release of her e-mails. He had told friends that he was being followed and also told other reporters. A fireman was quoted just after the crash, he stated he had never witnessed a fire like this at an auto accident.
Was this Mercedes Benz a DIESEL ?
I saw a car that was in the exact same type of accident. It hit a telephone pole. Chopped the car in half, the engine was down the street. No fire, and the occupants got out and ran away (they were being pursued by police, which is why they were going so fast on a side street). That car had a Gasoline engine and we know how flammable gasoline is. Diesel fuel is very hard to ignite.
video why did it take so long for fire-rescue to show up?
now this is what a busted fire hydrant usually looks like video above looks more like sprinkler or water meter busted
It used gasoline
Check out video , if someone can capture and save I would recommend it. I will do some analysis later.
You are reading about it now....
The regime is doing so much 24/7 so it's a safe bet that a new "big story" will erupt next week.
hoosiermama ~:” Making finding of autopsy and black box public would help eliminate a lot of doubt.”
The autopsy would show if there was any medication or psychotrophic drugs in his system.
The autopsy would be conducted by the County Coroner ( a county government agent)
The black box , ‘if’ it isn’t burned beyond recognition, would give much information about the operation of the car.
It can be read by law enforcement ( a county or State government agent).
Conjecture has it that the story was about David Paetraeus , former Director of the CIA ( read as “Spooks” ), and his reason for leaving the Agency .
When it comes to investigation of government intrigue and “spooks” , ... all things are possible /all bets are off !!
Another fiery auto death that was mysterious...
“A lobbyist for Progress Energy married to an aide to President Obama was found dead in a car fire at her home near the U.S. Capitol, fire authorities and the company said Monday.
The body of Ashley Turton, wife of the White House deputy director of legislative affairs Dan Turton, was discovered in a car that was burning in their garage, according to the D.C. Fire Department and the company.”
Somewhat consistent MOs.
An autopsy would also ID the body. He was planning on dropping out for awhile. Was he driving the car or someone else ?
Was he dead or passed out before the crash? Body fell on accelerator?
Add to the story that he said ,himself that: he “needed to go off the radar “
Add to the story the recent discovery that NSA can retrieve all texts ,cell pone , landline , etc., and that CIA and FBI use those services
Add to the mix that it involves the nations “spook “ Agency .. ya gotta wonder .. why doesn’t it makes sense ?
Was the text message a need for notification if something to him , to even distant acquaintances
Or was it a cry for assistance for intimate firends for ‘low profile’ ?
Remember : ‘Spooks’ live the lie , and continue to lie in order to live.
You said, “Most likely he was driving too fast, lost control, smashed into a tree. But a simple and logical explanation wont feed the conspiracy beast.”
Witnesses saw his engine explode upward right out of his car.(A brand new Mercedez) It doesn’t sound like just an accident.
On Wednesday night, the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks inserted itself into the story, publishing a message on Twitter that Hasting had contacted a lawyer for the organization hours before his car smashed into a tree on North Highland Avenue in Los Angeles.The message read: Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.The crash is under investigation and there will be an official accident report after a toxicology test is completed in the coming weeks.
From the description on the Youtube.com video below: One woman in the area described it sounding like a bomb went off in the middle of the night & a man said I couldnt have written a scene like this in a movie with the engine flying 50-60 yards from the car.
My guess would be poison (trying to get to a hospital...lost control)... much simpler explanation than black helicopters and hacked steering wheels and accelerators. Also, very similar to Breitbart if you think about it.