Thursday, August 22, 2013

Michael Hastings feared driving his car day before his death

Paul Lawrance
Activist Post

The day before Michael Hastings suspicious car accident he had asked to borrow a friend's vehicle because he was “scared” to operate his own.

The latest revelation to ignite further questioning of the dubious fatal car accident that took the life of investigative journalist Michael Hastings comes in a LA Weekly interview with a former neighbor of his.

Jordan Thigpen, who had gotten to know Hastings very closely as they rented from the same landlord, claims that, “He was scared, and he wanted to leave town.”

LA Weekly News Reports:
His behavior grew increasingly erratic. Helicopters often circle over the hills, but Hastings believed there were more of them around whenever he was at home, keeping an eye on him. He came to believe his Mercedes was being tampered with. “Nothing I could say could console him,” Thigpen says. 
One night in June, he came to Thigpen’s apartment after midnight and urgently asked to borrow her Volvo. He said he was afraid to drive his own car. She declined, telling him her car was having mechanical problems. 
“He was scared, and he wanted to leave town,” she says. 
The next day, around 11:15 a.m., she got a call from her landlord, who told her Hastings had died early that morning. His car had crashed into a palm tree at 75 mph and exploded in a ball of fire.

When connecting Thigpen’s account with other reports that raise suspicion of foul play in Hastings’ death, it seems more and more plausible that the former Rolling Stone writer was deliberately targeted.
According to the journalist’s widow, at the time of his death he had been working on a exposé of former CIA director John Brennan.

A recent disclosure of Hastings’ autopsy showed that small amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana were in his blood at the time of the crash, but unlikely a factor in his death.

As time passes, more questions arise surrounding Michael Hastings’ death. Trends are leaning toward further reasonable disclosure of foul play.

Paul Lawrance writes for Eyes Open Report, where this first appeared.


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Anonymous said...

The "duh" factor is that the intensity of the ensuing fire required many more times the fuel/energy than is contained in 10-12 gallons of gas. There was obviously another source for this extremely hot and long duration fire. Couple that with the engine lying 200 or so feet behind the car...Guess it just fell out before the impact and it was only wires burning in the empty engine compartment.

Hide Behind said...

His death cannot be elevated to martyrdom, no matter the cojecture of those looking for and need s martyr badly in order to stay relevant in the blogosphere.
This is just beating a dead horse and there is no real smoking gun to be able to pinpoint at.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the car had as much alcohol as you there hide behind.

Anonymous said...

The only witness stated that the gas tank was dragging on the asphalt, throwing sparks, before it crashed into the tree and burst into Spanish...... A witness the police never interviewed....

Anonymous said...

Oh really, Hide Behind? How would you know all that if you are not in the known? If you are not one of them in other words.

Anonymous said...

Any one who has ever pulled an engine should know that they DON'T fall out of functioning vehicles. No, Hastings was murdered to silence him and warn others to remain silent. I don't like being anonymous, but I'm too ignorant to know how to select a profile that includes my name. My name is Eric Swan.

Anonymous said...

The fact that there was a videographer ready and waiting at 4am to capture on video the mercedes running a red light at high speed and the aftermath of the crash (Loud Labs), is a wild coincidence. Has anyone interviewed the videographer more extensively?

Anonymous said...

One more thing I wanted to throw out there, which can probably never be proven true or false... The fire was so extensive, was a body actually recovered from the crash scene and confirmed, through DNA, to be the body of Hastings? I ask, because deaths have been faked before, and I wonder if he was abducted and tortured? That would be even more horrible than a car crash. The people who orchestrate crashes like this are imaginative killers.

wir_sind_hier said...

Very, very interesting... Jules Marshall brought up this question a few weeks ago in "Apocalypse How?" ( while Mother Jones was writing off - just as Marshall predicted - a journalist who didn't stop asking questions ( And now we see the tables turning...

Anonymous said...

Give up on Mother Jones. They're MSM now.

Angel Writer said...

@Hide Behind - Haha! You must be a plant. Most of us reading Activist Post and other news media think for oursevles and nothing you say is going to deter any of us from thinking otherwise. His death seems suspicious, untimely, and further investigation is warranted. I guess, to you, he is another "Phony Scandal"...

Scott Brown said...

Hey, Eric Swan (and everyone else who made the same mistake I did for over a year, posting anonymously when they wanted to post their name):

Go down to the "Comment as:" drop-down, select Name/URL, type in your desired screen name, leave the URL section blank, close the menu.

Why Activist Post puts that URL thing in there as though it's a requirement is beyond me. I emailed them about it, and they even responded, but did nothing. The URL box should have the word "Optional" beside it. Then we wouldn't have so many posts addressed to "Hey, Anonymous at 6:27!"

More on topic: The PTB must ALWAYS be considered among the first suspects in ANY suspicious death such as this. Anyone familiar with police investigative work and standard legal proceedings knows cops and lawyers want to How, Why, and When in order to identify a Who. (Means, motive, opportunity, verifiable alibi?)

The PTB certainly have the tax-payer-supplied means to pull off nearly anything they want (from blowing up buildings to assassinating or "disappearing" politicians, journalists, scientists, popular movement leaders, name it), opportunity is no problem, and they need no alibi since their henchmen don't officially exist in the first place. Except in the minds of paranoid conspiracy theorists with nothing better to do than count up the astounding number of deceased JFK murder witnesses or suddenly dead microbiologists.

The PTB not only have all the means, motive, and opportunity one could wish for in these "cui bono?" accidental deaths and suicides, they have the authority to tell us there's nothing more to see here, folks! Go home, watch it on TV!

And of course we know who owns the MSM.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 3:41 AM: Can't find the YT vid but LoudLabs was interviewed by a local news channel after the wreck happened and he sounds totally suspicious, first he says he wasn't even paying attention to Hastings driving through the red light, didn't see him, then later in the interview he says because of "conspiracy theories" he was automatically watching to see if any black SUVs were following Hastings...? Made zero sense unless the news channel editing the whole piece together wrong. Does seem strange that dude was just hanging out there waiting at four am. The police never interviewed the guy he interviewed at the scene either, but that guy says Hastings' gas tank was hanging from the car BEFORE he hit the tree.

manfred said...

Once again, basic high school science... too much energy in that fire to come from the gas tank and normal flammable materials. Blatantly obvious.

paul revere 2013 said...

new Mercedes probably the safest cars built
if you hit a tree at high speed shouldnt the engine/ trans be in the back seat not down the road?

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