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With A Special Look At The Michael Hastings Death

Techno Murder: The New Weapon For Assassination
Reporter Hastings Death Is Another Instance To Ponder
NewsFocus.org, by Tim Watts 080113

The bizarre death of reporter Michael Hastings has many in the alternative media pointing fingers, with accusations of murder being directed by some towards the US intelligence community. Interestingly enough, some in the mainstream media have taken note as well, and perhaps that was meant to be - to send a signal to the press, that if anyone should try to expose them, this is what they can expect.

There are many ways to control the media. It's really very simple to understand. Either you buy it up, or you instill fear into those you can't buy out. Fear is the same powerful tool that they use against everyone. Reporters and members of the media are no different than anyone else, and as such, they are also not immune to the fear threat.

Those that don't buy into the fear, well, there's another solution for them, as we've apparently seen from the death of Michael Hastings, contributing editor for The Rolling Stone, as well as a reporter for BuzzFeed.com.

Many people have naively and ignorantly dismissed the thought that Hastings vehicle could have been remotely controlled to crash, because they believe it just sounds too far fetched to be true.

What they would be remiss in comprehending is that the technology does exist to pull off a clandestine hit on an unsuspecting person, using their own vehicle.

The fact of the matter is, this info is well known in some technology circles and has been reported many times, as you will see from the video and web links below.

So the bottom line is, the potential to use the new electronic computer systems of automobiles for assassination is clearly there, readily available to a highly skilled hacker, such as those employed by DOD and our intel agencies. This capability exists without a doubt or any question whatsoever. It is indeed a technological fact.

Do you suppose that our intelligence agencies don't know about this technology?

The big question is, if someone used it on Hastings, how many other times has this method of attack been used? How many have died in what was thought to be a mere accident.

Princess Diana does come to mind. There's a story to check into.

The nefarious powers that be learned long ago about the blowback from murdering popular leaders and public figures. (See the 1960's) That blowback came in the form of public adoration and martyrdom. With that came national holidays to honor these brave and revered fallen leaders.

That has to irk those who wanted to get rid of these people.

So now, instead of a blatant assassination by bullet, they either discredit you, or they kill you, but not in a way that can be unanimously viewed as an assassination.

They have now graduated to more sophisticated methods of murder, using our own vehicles to do us in.

If you look back at the beginning of the expansion of the US police state, since 9/11, two very prominent hits took place using vehicles, but this time they were airplanes.

Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone and Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan were both killed in questionable small plane crashes, with many alleging an EMP pulse to disable each plane's electronics.

Now we have the case of editor and reporter Michael Hastings, who notified friends before his death that he had to go underground because he suspected he was being scrutinized by the FBI for a huge story that he was working on, a story that by Hastings' own account was perhaps his biggest story ever.

And then, quite coincidentally enough, Michael Hastings car is involved in a fiery crash with a palm tree, early Tuesday morning, bursting into flames and taking the life of the young 33 year old reporter. The car was reported to be traveling in excess of 100 mph, running a red light, before slamming into the tree and killing Hastings.

There are many curious things about this alleged accident.

Number one, there were no skid marks. That's pretty odd. It suggests two things, that either Hastings did nothing to stop his car, or his brakes were not working.

Number two, the car's engine and drive train were found almost 200 feet behind the car.

Did you catch that last part?

How the heck does that happen? How does a car engine traveling over 100 mph, suddenly reverse its forward momentum? The engine and drive train should have been propelled forward.

Some might argue that if you throw a ball against a stationary object, it bounces backwards. Do not fall for that simplistic ruse. The car did not bounce backwards, yet two objects propelled out of the car, reversed their 100 mph forward momentum and velocity and were found nearly 200 feet behind the auto.

By any standard of physics, that's very strange indeed, if not physically impossible.

Keep in mind that an eyewitness at the scene, named Jose, from a business nearby called ALSCO Inc, said that the car was traveling very fast and he heard a couple of explosions shortly before the car crashed.

It has also been reported that it took the LA County assistant corner, Ed Winter, two days to identify the horrendously burned body of Hastings. It was burned and damaged beyond all recognition.

Maybe this explains why, according to San Diego TV 6, the body was said to have been cremated, without the family's permission.

Maybe someone wanted to get rid of any explosive shrapnel evidence that might have been present after a tremendous explosion?

Number three, according to Mercedes Benz, they go out of their way to prevent explosions such as the one involving Hastings' brand new 2013 model.

Firemen on the scene were taken aback by the intensity of the fire, something they were said to have openly questioned and noted as being unusual for a gasoline fire.

And then there's this huge red flag... Hastings contacted Wikileaks attorney Jennifer Robinson, reportedly just hours before his death, claiming that the FBI was investigating him.

What's the old saying? Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

Strangely enough, adding fuel to the conspiracy is none other than former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, and Counter-terrorism chief Richard Clarke who, after news broke about the Hastings car accident, publicly confirmed the hacked “drive by wire” scenario.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Clarke said that a single-vehicle crash is “consistent with a car cyber attack. There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car.”

Of course, local LA police authorities are saying publicly that there was "no foul play” involved in the accident.

According to reports, LAPD is refusing to release the accident and toxicology reports, or make the Mercedes available for inspection, fueling even more suspicion and speculation.

Yeah, none of that is suspicious at all. Right...

Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

It's interesting to note that before his death Hastings was writing about the CIA and also NSA spying, but also about new efforts from the US government to step up its propaganda efforts in the US against its own citizens. He wrote three such articles in the last year.

The technological age brings with it many conveniences, but many times that same technology can be a threat and used against us, as perhaps was the case with Hastings, Wellstone, Carnahan, and God only knows how many others.

As this reporter sees it, two things are possible here after the death of Hastings:

One, all reporters might now cower in fear and thus refrain from investigating the nefarious powers that be - the criminals within our government and behind it, or... number two, they could become enraged and decide to grow a spine for once and fight back.

After all, if the media doesn't fight back, the threat will never be exposed, and as a result, it will never go away.

Fear has always been the tool of the weak. By that I mean, someone who kills just because they are not intellectually strong enough to defeat you in a fair discourse.

The truth of the matter is, they don't want you to realize that you are free without fear. Once you realize that, you take away one of their main tools of control.

So don't be ignorant or naive about the perils of technology and how it can be exploited and used against us. The facts are clear and the potential is reality.

Instead, be aware and be careful. Don't be fearful, but be stronger. Don't recoil from the fight over corrupt government. Stay strong and strengthen your resolve, because truth is what they fear the most.

In the case of Michael Hastings, that much appears to be quite obvious.


Ed Note: This article will be discussed with more depth on Orion Talk Radio's Saturday night program Mad As Hell ...August 3, 2013 at 10pm ET.

Watch at the 5:30 mark for the piece on controlling cars

More Info Regarding This Story:

Suspicions About Michael Hastings "Accidental" Death

FBI sued for keeping secret their file on journalist Michael Hastings RT

Hackers Reveal Nasty New Car Attacks--With Me Behind The Wheel  Forbes

Cars’ Computer Systems Called at Risk to Hackers New York Times

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