Michael Hastings – Death By Remote Control?

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Gone too soon in the cause of promoting the tenets of the Fourth Estate

Gone too soon in the cause of promoting the tenets of the Fourth Estate

And one morning all that was burning,
one morning the bonfires
leapt out of the earth
devouring human beings
and from then on fire,
gunpowder from then on,
and from then on blood.
Bandits with planes and Moors,
bandits with finger-rings and duchesses,
bandits with black friars spattering blessings…

–       Pablo Neruda –

He was driving along a street in California when eye witnesses saw his Mercedes explode in a ball of flames. Others heard a massive explosion. This explosion threw the engine of his car sixty meters from the resting place of the rest of the vehicle. The rest of the car slammed into a tree. Hastings was left in an inferno while residents attempted to control the fire ahead of the arrival of the emergency services. Hastings was reportedly working on a game changing CIA/NSA story and had contacted his employers to inform them that the FBI was investigating him and that he wanted to hang low to avoid their attentions. He was also reported to have been in contact with Wikileaks in the hours before his death. He is said to have insulated his family from authorities by keeping them in the dark about the work he was doing at the time. However, an attorney is said to have been given certain documents for safe keeping or publication. Is it now possible for the intelligence agencies to remotely hack into the computer systems of vehicles and cause them to explode? Is this science fiction now non-fiction?

Michael Hastings was one of the few journalists within the great tradition of mud raking. He never suffered fools lightly. He never believed officialdom until they made a denial. He was severe in his critique of popular stenographers for the establishment in mainstream media. His work was always biting, blockbusting and well presented. So much so that the mainstream media itself could not long ignore him. But what would it mean if suspicions that he was murdered be confirmed? It would mean that the maker of the vehicle (Mercedes Benz) would have provided the requisite government agency with the internal electronics of the vehicle. We are well aware of the connections between this company and another low point in our recent history. Could it be that the drone war of Obama has come home to the US of A? These are troubling issues and if suspicion is established as fact we would have gone a longer way towards a kind of world others are imposing on us – a world where death by remote control could become the order of the day – a perfect crime inspite of claims that every crime leaves evidence. This is the world that Aldous Huxley envisioned.

This writer avoids watching television, however a few nights ago we saw parts of the program ‘’Person of Interest”. In this program a laptop was made to explode remotely as a means of dealing with a perceived threat. We have long considered that there are forces that use propaganda media to get a gullible population accustomed to new initiatives, we see this particularly in cartoons. Could this be part of somebody’s sick agenda and a trial balloon that a system of ‘’pre-crime’’ is being implemented or advanced? In recent years Hollywood has even had a movie around such a plot. If suspicions are correct and coming at a time where other disclosures are revealing the nature of the security state, what are we to do as citizens? How can it be that the hegemon could embark on such projects that will at some time include all the people of the globe and it is being done by stealth, no pun intended?

Further, we are seeing reports that Hastings’ body was cremated and an urn delivered to his family. There are other indications local investigators were prevented from taking the normal crime scene procedures. The corporate media seemed to have accepted the official story about a car accident. Yet there are murky details that appear not to be consistent with other similar car accidents. His close friends are saying that Hastings drove like an old woman for a young man of 31. Mercedes Benz are rated one of the safest vehicles on the road and are not normally regarded as the type of vehicle to have such an ‘accident’. Moreover Mercedes market their cars at price points that consider a higher than normal level of safety. Hastings was driving a relatively new model that, as standard features, would have air bags and a number of other safety features. It is at time like these that we miss the voice of people like Harold Pinter. Pinter had an unusual gift of helping us to understand the madness that we are.

And you will ask: why doesn’t his poetry
speak of dreams and leaves
and the great volcanoes of his native land.
Come and see the blood in the streets.
Come and see
the blood in the streets.
Come and see the blood
in the streets!

-Pablo Neruda-

Harold Pinter – Art, Truth & Politics – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH96tuRA3L0

13 thoughts on “Michael Hastings – Death By Remote Control?

  1. Here us a country that has killed four of its own presidents, missed killing two more and has racked an amazing 20 assassination attempts on its own sons, it the leading purveyor of war for all time, killing someone whowas harvesting a story that would make Watergate read like a c grade movie and we are amazed?

    Remember 1996 what the did after EWB made his comment about the cowboy Ronald Reagan?

  2. pieceuhderockyeahright | July 19, 2013 at 7:03 AM |

    too many errors… if EWB Errol Walton Barrow? then 1996 is incorrect

  3. @Pinkie


    oh Lord, forgive an old man he errors nuh?

    De eyes and de iPad and de big fingers and dis predictive text tingy

    De computer doan like Bajan en does correct me every word

    You gine forgive me Pinkie?

    Sorry dat should be Mistress Pinkie causing if de madam catch me calling you by you first name, game over

  4. If you can think of it, it was already done, if they tell you what they looking to do , they have already done it ,
    There is no such think as NEWS , by the time you get it ,, its old not new.
    All we see and do was in some ones brain and now its real.
    So you know now that all things are possible under the Sun ,
    The movies you see are real, Science is not a Fiction ., it is Real

  5. “And God saw, that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

    “And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart. Gen 6: verses 5 & 6

    It is in our nature, inveterate in our hearts, we sow disharmony, wreak strife and sell death to our brethren and sisters.

    We are becoming an insensitive nation, uncaring of anyone or anything other than ourselves, a generation of vipers.

    It is not only the mighty United States of America that is the purveyor of souls we have our DPPs, a la Bjerkham, our Seethrus, Lashleys, Lynches ad infinitum.

    Go Placidly is fast becoming a quixotic concept from a far away land in our heads as the realities of WWIII fast approach.


    (Picture here of deceased under mysterious circumstances British biological warfare scientist and UN weapons inspector Dr, David Kelly)


    Ain’t that right Tony? Ain’t that right Blair buddy and ‘flatmate’, Charlie boy?

    For people to understand the world they are living in they have to grasp the true nature of what is called ‘The State’ all over the world. ‘The State’ is not there for the benefit of the population because ‘The State’ is an organised crime syndicate and operates in the same way.

    Crime syndicates can only function by employing criminals and others who are terrified of the consequences of defying the orders of the criminals. The State is just the same. Crime syndicates survive by destroying the opposition and killing anyone with the knowledge and inclination to bring them down. The State is just the same.

    The great advantage that State organised crime has over the other variety is that while crime syndicates can have insiders on the payroll within the police here and there the State owns the police, the military and the intelligence networks. This makes them Super Crime Syndicates with those officially charged with protecting the people from organised crime being employed by the ultimate in organised criminality.

    The State not only owns and controls those who engage in its criminal activities – like the murder of David Kelly – but also those who are supposed to investigate the crime and find the criminals. It also largely owns the media that is reporting the crime and so the official narrative is the one that dominates public perception.

    But with David Kelly the official story is so outrageous and his death so perfectly timed to benefit the invasion of Iraq that there is widespread public opinion that Kelly was murdered to shut him up and there is good reason for this view because he was.


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