I think the paranoia the government has sparked with all its secretive prosecution and spying allows for a little conspiracy theory to enter the minds of the american public. The latest case involves Michael Hastings – the journalist who has written numerous articles critical of the US Government and military personnel.
After he died in a 4:20 am car crash, it comes to light that he was on the trail of a new story:
So while I struggle to stay in the mindset that this is not another secretive government act of keeping America safe from whistleblowers – a few questions keep lingering with me.
- Here is an interesting dash cam video that caught Hastings driving by and the subsequent accident. Note the amount of traffic that is still out at that time of night. Why would anybody drive ‘at maximum speed’ down this street – even at 4:20am? I can’t believe he was just out for a joyride. Most joyriders also don’t drive a Mercedes C250. Also, The Mercedes burst into flames – fully engulfing the whole car in flames. How often do you see that in footage of car crashes these days?
- Michael Hastings contacted a Wikileaks lawyer hours before his death. Today we learn that Wikileaks is assisting Edward Snowden escape extradition. We know how this administration feels about wikileaks – just ask Bradley Manning.
- Hours before his death Michael Hastings sent an email to close freinds and associates advising them that he was under investigation and they may be interviewed by the FBI. The subject line on the email was “FBI investigation re: NSA,”.
Maybe this is just another story of a drunk driver speeding out of control and killing himself. However, with Americans already paranoid about Government spying on American citizens, I think it’s healthy skepticism that perhaps there is something more going on here, rather than conspiracy thinking.