Thursday, July 25, 2013

How and Why Michael Hastings Was Killed/Assassinated

Michael Hastings Biography
Michael Mahon Hastings (January 28, 1980 – June 18, 2013) was an American journalist, writer and reporter for BuzzFeed. Hastings rose to prominence with his coverage of the Iraq War for Newsweek. After his fiancee died in Iraq, he wrote the memoir I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story (2008). His Rolling Stone profile of General Stanley McChrystal, commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in the Afghanistan war, documented the widespread contempt of the general and his staff for civilian officials in the US government and resulted in the general's resignation.

Hastings died in a fiery high-speed automobile crash in June 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Life and career
Born in Malone, New York, Michael was the son of Drs. Molly and Brent Hastings. Hastings has two brothers, Jon and Jeff. Both of his brothers followed their parents in becoming doctors; his younger brother Jeff served 15 months in the Iraq War as a platoon leader and received a Bronze Star for his service. Growing up, Hastings lived in Malone, New York, until he was 11 years old. The family then moved to Montreal, Quebec, where his mother was trained in the field of pediatric ophthalmology at McGill University. When he was 16, his family relocated to Vermont. He attended Rice Memorial High School, a Roman Catholic secondary school in South Burlington. Hastings played lacrosse and soccer, and performed in the school's plays, before graduating in 1998.[ After graduating, Hastings began writing for Scholastic, an educational magazine for young adults.

He attended Connecticut College before earning his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from New York University in 2002.

Hastings was a regular contributor to Gentlemen's Quarterly and a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. From 2002 to 2008, he was a journalist for Newsweek magazine, who was known for his Iraq War coverage and a book about the death of his fiancée Andrea Parhamovich, I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story

Tops stories he wrote: 
Rolling Stone: 18 items by Michael Hastings
Business Insider: 10 Great Stories Michael Hastings Wrote

DARPA Talks About Hacking Cars - Was This Used In Killing Of Michael Hastings? DARPA Talks About Hacking Cars - Was This Used In Killing Of Michael Hastings? Michael Hastings car was speeding 60 miles and hour running a red light seconds before blowing up in flames. Conspiracy theorists have noted that Hastings covered the CIA and otherhigh-powered officials and even received death threats over his journalism.

Michael Hastings Car Hacked and Remotely Driven into a Tree to Murder Him?
Modern cars can be hacked into and their brakes, accelerator, and other functions remotely controlled. Many believe this is what killed journalist Michael Hastings, who was going into hiding after writing about the NSA spying on Americans.

Jeff Rense & Jim Marrs - What Kind Of Insane World Is This?
Clip from June 27, 2013 - guest Jim Marrs on the Jeff Rense Program. Full program available in Archives at

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