Michael Hastings death triggers conspiracy theories

Michael Hastings death triggers conspiracy theories

Whenever a controversial journalist suddenly dies conspiracy theorists begin asking questions. And they should.

Michael Hastings, 33, was an award-winning journalist, war correspondent, and contributing editor at Rolling Stone famous for a scathing RS article on Obama’s star General Stanley McChrystal. He died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, according to his employer and family.

Authorities say there was a car crash early Tuesday in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles but neither the Los Angeles Police Department nor coroner’s officials could immediately confirm whether Hastings was the actual victim of the single-car crash that occurred about 4:25 a.m. in the 600 block of North Highland Avenue.

Police said it was the only vehicle fatality reported Tuesday morning in the city of Los Angeles, but coroner’s said the body was too badly burned to make an immediate identification.

The vehicle supposedly crossed a median, struck a tree and burst into flames in the Hancock Park area, LAPD Officer Christopher No said. The driver was prounounced dead at the scene.

“I was just coming northbound on Highland and I seen a car, like, going really fast and all of a sudden I seen it jackknife,” said eye-witness Luis Cortez on KTLA.

“I just seen parts fly everywhere and I slammed on my brakes and stopped and tried to call 911,” Cortez added.

Something is beyond fishy about the this photo. For one the fact that someone is on the scene at 4am with camera rolling. Obviously this photo is snapped right at time of supposed impact. For another this is what it looks like when a bomb blows up a vehicle not when a car hits a tree (which it isn’t hitting a tree in this pic).

In fact I would venture to say the above pic may be totally photoshopped.

Also it looks like the street has been hosed down around the crash area in order to make the pic more dramatic. That is a classic strategy in Hollywood. I know the video shows someone with a garden hose but the idea that this person has ALREADY been there and hosed the area down before the person took this picture which had to have been taken right at the time of the crash is impossible to believe.

And the part where the body is burned beyond recognition making an autopsy impossible.

The back door is totally blown out in the pic above. Below the back door is totally intact.

Witnessess claim they heard a “bomb” go off in the video below.

Not to mention, it appears to be two different locations. The lines in the street are totally different. I suspect the bottom photo was staged in a protected location somewhere–a set or stage where they would have to worry about passers-bys.


It’s possible Hastings was murdered earlier and then blown up inside the car to burn the evidence.

Recently Hastings was known for his explosive article in Rolling Stone called “The Runaway General.”

The story ended the career of Obama’s star Gen. Stanley McChrystal. It also revealed scathing criticisms of the Obama administration.

More on Hastings fears that the FBI was after him here.

At his Pentagon retirement ceremony in 2010, McChrystal stated:

“I have stories on all of you, photos of many, and I know a Rolling Stone reporter.”

Also interesting to note:

Hastings wrote an exposé of America’s drone war, an exclusive interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at his hideout in the English countryside, and an investigation into the Army’s illicit use of “psychological operations” aka mind control/psy-ops.

Michael was also investigating the current NSA scandal.

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2 thoughts on “Michael Hastings death triggers conspiracy theories”

  1. doesnt explain the other problems like the fact that the pic at time of crash shows back door totally blown off while the pic taken the nxt morning shows back door totally intact

  2. Notice the stream from a neighbor’s garden hose on the left which accounts for the water in the street? And the fire blocks out the sight of the palm tree, and the lamp post is on the far side of the wreck. Angle of picture accounts for your misperception.


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