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  • Wikileaks hints CIA may have had a role in the death of Michael Hastings

    03/07/2017 6:50:17 AM PST · by RummyChick · 167 replies
    twitter ^ | 3/7/2017 | zerohedge
    Wikileaks hints CIA may have had a role in the death of Michael Hastings
  • Car Hacking Report Refuels Concerns About Michael Hastings Crash

    02/22/2015 10:06:07 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    BlackListedNews.com ^ | 02/20/2015 | Mary Papenfuss
    The wreckage of the car crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings.Those still wondering what really happened in gonzo journalist Michael Hastings’ fiery demise likely sat up straight during 60 Minutes’ recent piece on how hackers can hijack the controls of a car.After Hastings died in a bizarre one-car crash along a straight Los Angeles street, former counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke noted the accident was “consistent with a car cyber attack” and that it was easy to hack cars. It seems he was right, as 60 Minutes demonstrated in a chilling fashion.In the segment, a nervous Lesley Stahl smashed into safety...
  • “Allah’s (White House) Muslim Terrorist” + Taliban’s TOP Jihadis + Bergdahl’s Islamic Family = The L

    02/04/2015 11:27:57 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 5 replies
    Adina Kutnicki A ZIONIST & CONSERVATIVE Blog ^ | February 5, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    “Commentary By Adina Kutnicki by Adina Kutnicki AS patriots await the official (Allah-wash) report regarding Bergdahl's (military-related) status, there are certain facts which are indisputable. We will get to that. BUT intertwined with the upcoming Pentagon's evaluation - re the aforementioned deserter and traitor - underlies the "logic" behind trading him for top Taliban leaders. IN this regard, it begs the question: why would the leader of the free world trade any soldier, let alone one with "questionable" loyalty, for high value, prized terror leaders? Well, if one's leanings are Islamist-infused, the question becomes the logical inverse: why not? Not...
  • Jill Kelley e-mails depict a striving Tampa socialite and a smitten military brass

    02/04/2015 5:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    Judging from her e-mails, Jill Kelley was star-struck by the big-name military commanders rotating between the war zones in the Middle East and her home town of Tampa. And they were equally smitten with her. (snip) Although Kelley was never accused of wrongdoing, her name and her unusual niche in the national-security establishment were quickly publicized by the news media. In 2013, she sued the FBI and the Defense Department, asserting that her privacy rights had been violated by officials who leaked her name and personal information to reporters. The federal government has sought to dismiss the case, but a...
  • House Democrat accuses Gen. Petraeus of “Charlie Sheen” strategy

    03/16/2011 1:32:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2011 | Hotair
    In what appears to be yet another desperate House Democrat attempt to stay relevant while in the minority, Rep. Lynn Woolsey accused General David Petraeus of using a “Charlie Sheen counter-insurgency strategy” in Afghanistan. Speaking at the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force, Woolsey made the comments while hearing testimony from Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings and other military experts: Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) on Wednesday sharply criticized David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, and signaled agreement with an assessment from a Rolling Stone editor who likened the commander’s performance to that of...
  • Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Laden’s Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide

    12/13/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 67 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 13, 2014 | Lily Dane
    .... Di-Natale provided coverage of the [Osama bin Laden] raid's aftermath, including an exclusive interview with Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped U.S. agents verify Bin Laden's presence, and who remains imprisoned in Pakistan to this day. Di-Natale notably reported from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound in the aftermath of the US raid, and is known for chiseling out a brick from the compound: Call me a conspiracy theorist, but when I heard about Di-Natale's death, the first thing that popped into my mind was this: Who killed him? It isn't that far-fetched to suspect foul play when a journalist...
  • This Journalist Died After Exposing Bowe Bergdahl’s Anti-Americanism Was it an inside job? (car cras

    "...the Obama administration actively sought to keep the lid on Robert Bergdahl and Michael Hastings’ reporting of Bowe Bergdahl, as secret FBI documents now reveal. A 22-page secret FBI report dated June 11, 2012, obtained by investigative reporter Jason Leopold, shows that both Hastings and former Afghanistan war veteran and co-writer Matt Farwell were under an intense FBI investigation in early 2012. The document is highly redacted; but it appears Hastings and Farwell were under direct FBI surveillance, including when they met with Bowe Bergdahl’s parents in 2012."
  • FBI: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents have received threats

    06/07/2014 6:15:32 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | 06-07-2014 | Michael Martinez
    (CNN) -- As the controversy surrounding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl release gains growing attention, Bergdahl's family is now the target of recent threats, according to an FBI spokesman. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl family have received threats following his release after five years in captivity at the hands of the Taliban, an FBI spokesman told CNN on Saturday. "We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously," FBI Special Agent William Facer said in an e-mail. Facer declined to detail the nature and severity of the threats. Additionally, the military spokesperson for the Bergdahl family...
  • As Bowe Bergdahl Heals, Details Emerge of His Captivity

    06/07/2014 8:22:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 67 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | June 7, 2014 | ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told medical officials that his captors locked him in a metal cage in total darkness for weeks at a time as punishment for trying to escape, and while military doctors say he now is physically able to travel he is not yet emotionally ready for the pressures of reuniting with his family, according to American officials who have been briefed on his condition. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE Bowe Bergdahl, left, in 2009. His former platoon mates gave sharply contradictory accounts of how he viewed the war.Bergdahl Was In Unit Known For...
  • The Taliban Five, Bergdahl’s platoon and ‘Republican strategists’

    06/07/2014 2:04:19 PM PDT · by LibertyGirl14 · 13 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | June 7, 2014 | Renee Nal
    Instead of being angered at the muzzling of Bergdahl’s platoon, some of Obama’s more radical lapdogs have opted to attack the brave men who were first-hand witnesses to Bergdahl’s betrayal. While some in the press and the Obama administration have attacked these soldiers directly by opining that they were “long on psychopaths and short on leadership,” or by accusing them of “swift-boating,” for example; others have opted for the more politically safe path of attacking those who have empowered these men to tell their stories. Although the members of Bergdahl’s platoon are clearly the most qualified to tell the tale,...
  • Taliban terrorist freed in Bergdahl swap 'vows to return to Afghanistan to fight Americans'

    06/07/2014 12:57:43 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    One of the terrorists President Barack Obama released last week in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is already plotting to avenge his captivity by attacking American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, a Taliban commander has claimed. As a condition of the deal with the Taliban that secured Bergdahl’s release, the U.S. relinquished five Taliban associates to Qatar, where they are required to stay for the next year. Already, Noorullah Noori, is pledging to return to return to the battlefield, the commander said. After arriving in Qatar, Noorullah Noori kept insisting he would go to Afghanistan and fight American forces there,’ he...
  • 3 clues the White House needs to cover up Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 5:41:35 AM PDT · by GregNH · 43 replies
    Allen West Blog ^ | 6/06/2014 | Allen West
    As more revelations emerge about Bergdahl’s disappearance, it becomes clearer that the White House has something really big to hide. Here are three clues: 1. In predictable fashion, those who question the official story must be discredited. The Soldiers who are providing their own on-the-ground recollections must be “psychopaths,” as an Obama administration official at HUD referred to them. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf has attacked their integrity, and now the media has resurrected “swift-boating” — all meant to disparage, demean, and discredit these brave American Soldiers. This is what liberals do — and I speak from experience. 2. The...
  • The Bergdahl Exchange -- a Wider Legal View

    06/07/2014 11:29:28 AM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2014 | By Louis Rene Beres
    A number of plainly sensible arguments have already been raised in opposition to President Obama's exchange of an American military prisoner for assorted Taliban terrorists. Wherever these arguments have centered on the expected creation of additional and possibly new risks to Americans, they have been compelling, even unassailable. Now, however, it should also be pointed out that there are certain vital and sometimes intersecting issues of U.S. law and international law involved in this matter. These specifically jurisprudential issues warrant immediate and informed clarification. First, however, a non-legal reaction. It goes without saying that any reassurances offered by the government...
  • Odd Connections: CGI, Stanley Inc, Analysis Corp, John Brennan

    10/23/2013 5:50:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
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    He is an odd list of connections: CGI, the designer of the Obamacare website and computer system, is the parent company of Stanley, Inc., whose employees (2) along with an employee of Analyst Corp, were investigated for the State Department passport breaches involving said passports of Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barrack Obama. The Analyst Corp employee, one Leiutenant (his name, not rank) Quarles Harris, was reprimanded but not fired. Analyst Corp is a small company of approximately 100 employees at that time. It's CEO was at that time John Brennan, now Director of the CIA. As an side note,...
  • How your car can be hacked remotely by a tiny device

    02/08/2014 6:24:51 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Road and Track ^ | February 7, 2014 | Steve Abrams
    Yet another security researcher is demonstrating a better way to break into vehicle electronic systems, taking control from drivers in a way that could wreak havoc on the roads. While we aren't in imminent danger of wireless drive-by hacks on our cars, automakers must quickly take a more proactive role in discovering and plugging the holes in automotive computer networks before someone devises a practical exploit that requires no physical access to the car. Automakers remain secretive about their in-vehicle computer security, but as hackers find new ways into these rolling networks, automakers need to open up, acknowledge the risks,...
  • Who Killed Michael Hastings?

    11/11/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 87 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | Benjamin Wallace
    Reflexively distrustful, eager to make powerful enemies, the young journalist whose Mercedes exploded in Los Angeles one night couldn’t possibly have died accidentally, could he? A t the end of his life, Michael Hastings, like many of the progressive journalists he counted among his friends, felt besieged by an overreaching government. Hastings was living in Los Angeles, and at a Beverly Hills theater in April, he took part in a panel discussion about the documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. Interviewed in May on The Young Turks, a talk show on Current TV, Hastings railed...
  • Mystery grows: Journalist died prepping Obama exposé

    08/29/2013 8:08:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Before his death in a fiery car crash, Michael Hastings was preparing to publish a major investigative piece tied to the undercover agent who is suspected of sanitizing President Obama’s passport records prior to the 2008 presidential election. The mystery has only deepened since the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office ruled that drugs in his system at the time of the June 18 crash, including amphetamines and marijuana, likely did not contribute to the crash. Hastings, 33 years old at the time of his death, wrote for Gentleman’s Quarterly, Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed, reporting on national security issues....
  • 'A Nation of Sullen Paranoids'

    08/25/2013 9:43:37 AM PDT · by Skepolitic · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/23/2013 | Peggy Noonan
    Three items on the continuing National Security Agency controversy: the information that came out this week, a prescient warning from a veteran British intelligence hand, and a prophecy from an interesting source. ... "A nation of sullen paranoids." Boy, is that it. This picks up on a point a friend, a veteran of Republican White Houses, said near the time the controversies were beginning. He told me of a sophisticated person he knew, experienced in journalism and the ways of government, who thought the U.S. government might have had the reporter Michael Hastings killed. He said, musingly, "The future is...
  • Report: Michael Hastings Feared His Mercedes Was Tampered With, Asked to Borrow Neighbor’s Car....

    08/23/2013 7:37:00 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 22 | Jason Howerton
    Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings told his neighbor that he was afraid to drive his Mercedes because he believed it had been tampered with, according to a LA Weekly report.
  • Rolling Stone journalist feared prior to crash his car was tampered with: Report

    08/22/2013 1:04:43 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 98 replies
    FOX News ^ | 8/22/2013 | Fox (author not specified)
    <p>Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings told his neighbor he believed his Mercedes had been tampered with, according to a report.</p> <p>Hastings’ neighbor Jordanna Thigpen says he knocked on her door after midnight and asked to borrow her Volvo because he was afraid to drive his own car.</p>