Michael Hastings dies in a fiery auto accident? Really?

Michael Hastings dies in a fiery auto accident? Really?
By Daniel Shea June 19th 2013‏

There have been a number of heartfelt stories on the death of  this award winning investigative journalist Michael Hastings, as well there should be. Still something is lacking.

I had read his book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” early this year. This book and his June 22, 2010 Rolling Stone article “The Runaway General” both profile General Stanley McChrystal and his inner circle.

I too am shocked at Michale Hastings death in a story that says “[he] …died early Tuesday in an explosive one-car crash in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles…A witness, … named Jose, says he saw Hastings’ car moving at an extraordinarily fast speed coming down Highland from Santa Monica Blvd., which would mean the car was traveling south. According to Jose’s description, the vehicle may have gone out of control while crossing Melrose Ave.” (The Daily Caller)

What troubles me about the stories on his tragic death is that they are routine, for a not very routine reporter.

No investigative journalism has gone into this story. Why was Hastings speeding, does he have a record of reckless driving? Was he drinking? Did he have an argument with someone earlier in the day, who was the last person to see him? What was his state of mind? Was he suffering from PTSD?

Michale Hasting took down a Commanding General and his inner circle with his exposes, these men were at the heart of a counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan. They are trained killers, propagandists and true believers in their way or the highway. Hastings reported in his book that it was hinted that if the story went sour on McChrystal (and it did) they might have to kill him. Hastings confronted this threat directly and was satisfied & let it go.

But now that this incredibly brave journalist has died in a “runaway out of control, hit a tree and exploding into a fiery blaze car accident” no one is questioning the possibility of a hit?

Hastings deserves at least a better explanation of the circumstances that led to his early demise.

Read his book “The Operators” and his “The Runaway General” Rolling Stone article as well as his other contributions



7 thoughts on “Michael Hastings dies in a fiery auto accident? Really?

  1. Thanks Dan! One of the saddest deaths I’ve ever heard of. It totally needs to be investigated. I hope the FBI doesn’t take over the investigation.

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  4. Here is a more likely scenario:


    This post outlines a plausible scenario in which Michael Hastings might have been murdered by the government altering the software in his car and auto accelerating his vehicle to his death (corroborated by computer scientists, hackers and a DARPA Program Manager).

    Reddit Link: http://redd.it/1grycy
    WordPress Link: http://turkfromaustralia.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/easy-to-make-hastings-car-accelerate-automatically-to-kill-him-in-accident/

    Please share and up vote on reddit and wordpress, otherwise this story will get buried.

  5. michael hastingsd was assasinted to intimidate all futrure reprters who vent the truth about corruption. why would he go though a red light. at a high rate of speed ???was his car disabled so that he could not control the speed ?? a la toyota …was the air bag acitvated ??? why did a mercedes burst into flames ???. were the brakes disabed or sabotaged??? this was hit by the parralel government and we are all diminished by his loss . this needs to be investiated further and the car needs to have a forensic autopsy to see if it was tampered with

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