Highly Suspicious Car Accident Kills Journalist Michael Hastings…

Journalist Michael Hastings was killed early Tuesday morning in a bizarre car incident in Los Angeles. Hastings, 33, was best known for writing the Rolling Stone story that ended in Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s resignation as head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Bizarre is quite the word for it. According to reports…

Hastings died in a fatal single-car crash at 4:25 on Tuesday morning. A witness said his car “suddenly jackknifed” before crossing the median and hitting a tree, causing a ferocious explosion that reportedly threw the engine block of the brand new Mercedes Hastings was driving 30 or 40 yards from the car. Mercedes engine blocks typically weigh between 290 and 540 pounds. It would take tremendous speed or force to throw one nearly half the length of a football field.

“It sounded like a bomb went off in the middle of the night,” another witness told the TV station. “The house shook, my windows were rattling.”

Hastings’ body was burned “beyond recognition,” according to reports.

What was the thing Hastings worked on before he died…

Hastings’ final story, “Why Democrats Love to Spy on Americans,” was a searing take on the NSA snooping scandal, which Hastings described as “North Korea-esque.” Hastings pulled no punches as he linked the NSA scandal to the Department of Justice’s spying on reporters and the IRS abuse scandal. Hastings built a case that the same Democrats who turned Bush-era anti-terrorism techniques into wedge issues that helped them capture Congress and the White House in 2006 and 2008 were now defending much worse and more widespread spying on American citizens by the Obama administration.



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  • Kim Whelan

    I have to say that when I read about his death and what he had written before (not the current article about the NSA) I wondered if his death was an accident. Scary times Crescat!!!

  • TheodoreSeeber

    How the heck do you jackknife a car? Don’t you need a trailer to do that?

    • hotboogers

      Perhaps it was the motion resulting from the initial shock impact of the undercarriage bomb?

      • TheodoreSeeber

        Maybe- if say, the bomb was off center, and therefore crumpled the car in the center?

        • Michael G Quigley

          Duh he hit the median strip first, ran over a fire hydrant, and then straight into an 80 foot palm tree. The impact snaped the motor and transmission mounts and the whole drive train when through the sheet metal hood and left rear front quarter panel and wound up 50 yards on the other side of the street. Travelling at 80 to 120 MPH means from impact of curb to when engine wound up at the other end lasted about a second. The fuel line severed when engine thrown out and the spark of the metal scraping caused the fire not a bomb. The path of the debris is in one direction where the car was going a bomb would scatter it in a wide circle.

          • TheodoreSeeber

            I was asking about the witness using the term “jackknifed”, which I’ve only heard before as an accident when backing a trailer (the trailer tries to go one way, the motor vehicle the other, and as seen from above they close like a jackknife) or when driving with a trailer on ice. I’ve never heard it used for a single vehicle before.

          • Sineater37

            A missle from a drone wouldn’t!!!

  • Heloise1

    The computers in cars can be hacked too.

    • Michael G Quigley

      You must have watched the new The Fast and The Furious sequel

    • tehsilentone

      ..those don’t drive for you

  • Nan
  • Eugene Edward Yeo

    This is what happens when politicians no longer have use for soldiers. Sometimes they just let PTSD and depression, some times they take a more active role. Nothing new here, folks.

  • patrickdh10

    So out of the blue Mr. Hastings decides to drive 100 plus miles an hour down a neighborhood street in his new Mercedes, running red lights until his car jackknives,crosses a median,hits a tree,the engine is thrown half a block and the car itself turns into a huge fireball. Yep,nothing to see here,happens all the time.

  • Barfly_Kokhba

    I don’t see what the issue is. This journalist seems to have been quite the muckraker. I, for one, fully support General McChrystal and his efforts toward helping President Obama and the Democrats create a comprehensive national security state here in America, including, of course, gun-control legislation. Any one of the brilliant politicians and/or generals who helped us achieve our mighty military conquest of Afghanistan deserves our full support and encouragement as they help create an even safer and even more secure United States of America, via the use of both mental-health and gun control legislation. And such legislation should be wide-ranging in scope and enforcement, as I have no doubt that it will be.

    • Sineater37

      Wow, I dont know where to start with your obvious brainwashing…well the general wouldn’t have resigned if there wasn’t a issue, huh?!?! Lets just get that off the table now. Politicians are FAR from brilliant and generals are even farther. Mighty military conquest of Afghanistan?!?!? They are a third world country and live like paupers…what a conquest!! Pat yourself on the back there America. Gun controil is not about gun control, you plebe! Its about eroding the rights and amendments to the constitution, and in turn you as a individual, which keeps getting in the way of these criminals we “elect” to do what they want, when they want and live high on the hog at the expense, and abuse, of the rest of us. Their tyranny will end soon now that people are waking up and seeing what they are REALLY up to in DC.

      • Barfly_Kokhba

        It was sarcasm, dude. But I like your spirit…cheers.