23 July 2013
By Dave Hodges
Part one of this series demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt that Michael Hastings was brutally murdered and his body was cremated to cover up the crime.
I am not going to waste a lot of time debating the method of the murder. However, I will briefly say that three general possibilities exist on how he was murdered. One theory put forth by Jim Stone states that a bomb was exploded in, or under, the rear of the vehicle. The subsequent explosion killed Hastings instantly causing his car to veer across the median and coming to rest next to a tree. The explosion of a bomb would explain why Hastings body would have to be cremated against family wishes to cover the shrapnel that would have penetrated his body and killed him. Mr. Stone’s account is viable. Some have suggested that Hastings car was “taken over” in a “Boston Breaks” scenario in which the car was crashed and killed Hastings. The existence of this technique is well known. Finally, some assert that Hastings was killed in a drone strike. I do see an imploded pit in the back of the car. A bomb would produce an outward explosion, but that is not what I see. I think he was killed by a drone.
At the end of the day, I am not going to waste time debating the mechanism of death. All three theories are viable. The fact remains that Michael Hastings is dead and he was probably killed by the CIA and I want to know why.
WikiLeaks Is the Key to Understanding What Happened to Hastings
I was approached by an old familiar behind-the-scenes-source and the source was offering information on a Hastings/Snowden connection which will result in the murder of Hastings. This source has never given me anything but completely accurate information.
I was told by my source that Hastings and Snowden were involved in the same issues and had a go-between at WikiLeaks which facilitated contact between the two whistleblowers. My contact stated he was motivated to get the truth out because they were horrified at the fact that the Obama administration has declared open season on journalists and Holder has asserted that the President can kill American citizens outside of due process.
Why Was Hastings Murdered?
Hastings and Snowden had contact with each other through an off-the-books WikiLeaks contributor named Israel Shamir. Hastings was preparing to release what Snowden was holding as leverage against the US government. The mere fact that Snowden is in Russia is highly significant. Snowden’s information has also paralyzed our country’s foreign policy efforts.
Nine months ago, Russia and China threatened the United States with war if they invaded Syria and/or Iran. This is well documented. It is also well-documented that this conflict between Iran and the United States was over the preservation of the exclusive use of the Petrodollar. As I have documented, Iran began selling their oil for gold to Russia, China and India.
Federal Reserve stooge, President Obama, has been beating the war drums with Syria and Iran in an effort to stop the undermining of the Petrodollar. Invasion of Syria and then Iran was imminent, last fall, until China and Russia reacted so strongly. Therefore, Obama used the fallback position of arming al-Qaeda, as he did in Libya, in the hopes of toppling Assad through a CIA inspired revolution and opening the door to making Iran the next victim. However, something has dramatically changed and, at least temporarily, derailed the invasion plans.
Putin Is Using Snowden’s Information As Blackmail
Since the defection of Snowden to Russia, the war rhetoric has really slowed down. Why? What information could the Russians have which could be leveraged against the war intentions of the US and cause them to back down from attacking Syria and Iran? According to my source, Snowden’s information a game changer in the Middle East. I have been told that Snowden uncovered information which indicated at least one false flag attack, and maybe more, have been planned inside the United States and that martial law would be ushered in as a result by the end of 2013. Martial law is necessary because a currency change is coming and so is a third world war.
Putin Holds the Trump Card
Putin has the Snowden information and is leveraging the US into backing off of a war for fear this information would be released. Just stop and think for a moment if this information was released in which Russia announced that the American government is so corrupt that it is planning false flag attacks against its own people in order to usher in martial law because the people will not accept what is coming. This is excellent leverage and it is easy to see why the US has, at least on the surface, has backed off of a total war stance with Syria and Iran because Putin is using Snowden as blackmail.
Enter Michael Hastings into this scenario. In order to get some of Snowden’s information released, could there be any better conduit than Hastings? After all, he brought down the commanding general in Afghanistan. He played a significant role in unseating a CIA director through the revelation of an extramarital affair last fall. Who better to choose than Hastings to begin to facilitate the release of Snowden’s information? I do not believe that the people who made the decision at WikiLeaks to bring Hastings into the Snowden affair could have anticipated that such high profile media figure such as Michael Hastings would be murdered. I hold WikiLeaks blameless in this matter.
Here are some facts that tie together this notion as I have presented it thus far:
1. Hastings sped through a red light at a high rate of speed a couple of minutes before his death. He is clearly running for his life.
2. Hastings had told multiple people that he was investigating the CIA and the FBI was investigating him and that he had something “really big” and “he had to go off the radar for awhile.” This certainly fits within the parameters as described above. Channel Six in San Diego has reported the exact same facts resulting from their investigation. The news video appears towards the end of the article.
3. Many have reported that they believe that Hastings, only moments before his death, was racing towards the Israeli Consulate. The circumstantial evidence supports this notion. Hastings could have been afforded the same protections as Snowden is in Russia.
4. The organization that binds the link between Hastings and Snowden is WikiLeaks and a man named Israel Shamir.
The WikiLeaks Connection
When the scope of the analysis is expanded to include WikiLeaks and a couple of their off the record contributors, the plot significantly thickens.
First let me say that I do not like using unnamed sources without some outside confirmation. However, I believe I have the beginnings of evidence which is surfacing which confirms, to some degree, what my source revealed to me. As an aside, in the 400+ articles that I have written, I have only used an unnamed source in one, two part series. However, in this case, I am not merely relying on just an unnamed source to arrive at the conclusion that Hastings was murdered in order to prevent his release of the Snowden information.
The circumstantial evidence clearly shows that WikiLeaks is at the eye of the storm in the murder of Hastings and very likely the defection of Snowden to Russia. Before the denial mechanisms at WikiLeaks spring into action, just remember, they chose to release a tweet, headlined as “Murder” and referenced the Hastings’ contact with their attorney, Jennifer Robinson, shortly before his death.
Is there anymore that has to be said in relation to this assertion? That tweet was reproduced in Part one.
The WikiLeaks tweet clearly demonstrated the organization’s close association with Hastings at the time of his death. Hastings turned to them in his most dangerous time. We also know that Snowden had some relationship with WikiLeaks as well. This is a link that all of us in the truthful, alternative media should be exploring if we want to get to the bottom why Michael Hastings was murdered. Even if everything that I write is wrong, which it isn’t, the WikiLeaks connection holds the key to uncovering the motivation on why Hastings was killed by the CIA.
My source also tells me that when Hastings was investigating the former CIA director’s extramarital affair, he stumbled into some of the same information that Ed Snowden is in possession of and that the two of them we placed together through WikiLeaks and it was an off the record connection which facilitated the contact.
Snowden’s Current Revelations Are Meaningless
Allow me to take a moment to discredit the importance of the information that Snowden has allegedly released. To somehow act as if Snowden’s revelations were in any manner “startling,” is ridiculous. To those of us that have reported on these issues for any length of time, Snowden’s revelation that the American public were being spied upon by the NSA was not the least bit surprising. I yawned when I first read about this as I knew about Echelon 20 years ago! I have consistently stated that Snowden has some very deep and dark information and this is why our government would make the audacious move to force the Bolivian President out of the sky in an attempt to find and kill Snowden who they thought was on the plane. And now I firmly believe that I know why our government is so desperate to eliminate Snowden and why they murdered Hastings for possessing the same information.
Israel Shamir and Son
I was told that Snowden began giving information to a WikiLeaks contributor, Israel Shamir. Shamir is a shadowy figure and has a resume that cannot be confirmed, he has multiple identities and he has deep contacts within the Russian media and their intelligence agencies. Shamir works in the shadows behind his Swedish son, Johannes Wahlstrom. And why is Wahlstrom key to all of this? Wahlstrom, with the help of his father, released the Bradley Manning documents through WikiLeaks. This is the same kind of activity as the Hastings/Snowden affair. And don’t you think the Russians loved the release of the Manning information? Manning’s information helps the Russians to win the propaganda war. Snowden’s information could topple our government, if true and revealed. Snowden is now a marked man because of this almost irrelevant proclamation to the world that the NSA is spying on the people. Give me a break!! This is like saying that Al Capone should be put away for cheating in a game of poker. This, to me, is why the Hastings release of a pending false flag attack makes much more sense as to why Hastings is dead and Snowden is the most wanted man on the planet.
WikiLeaks Is In Dire Danger
WikiLeaks has tried to distance themselves from Shamir, in 2011, by stating that Shamir has never received money or worked for WikiLeaks. That may be a true statement in the strictest sense of the word because Shamir has at least four different aliases that he has worked under and he words behind the scenes through this son. However, to claim that Shamir and his son have never worked with WikiLeaks in cases similar to the Snowden/Hastings case can easily be disproved. Even the more liberal Guardian has reported that this is true with regard to the Manning case and the connection to Shamir/Wahlberg. Shakespeare would have something to say about protesting to loudly when it comes to the WikiLeaks denial of Shamir’s contributions to their organization.
Shamir’s cover story is even more interesting to me. He is Jewish. Yet, he supposedly converted to Christianity and is now an ardent anti-Semite and Holocaust denier. This is a classic disinformation ploy which allows an agent to move in an out of different circles. And yes, I believe that Shamir has used Wikileaks to the benefit of the Russians in the propaganda war. This statement can be proven by the body of work from Wikileaks. Everything that comes out of WikiLeaks is a condemnation of the American Stasi national security state. Where is the condemnation of the same with regard to Russia? Can anyone realistically say that Russia doesn’t lie, cheat, steal and murder their dissident journalists as well? Of course they do. However this one-sided release of information speaks to an agenda, in my humble opinion. WikiLeaks may not be a conscious participant in the propaganda wars, but I believe that they have been unwittingly used to this end by people like Shamir.
Here is a summary of what I know about Shamir, who I strongly believe is the pivotal player in connecting Snowden with Hastings:
1. He was instrumental in the release of the Manning classified documents and has had a past association with WikiLeaks which is becoming the centerpiece which connects Snowden with Hastings.
2. He has connections to the Russian media which opens up the likelihood that he also would have connections with Russian intelligence agencies. His sudden change in persona speaks to a double agent and a subsequent identity change which was manufactured.
3. Based upon what I have learned, I strongly believe that Shamir and/or his son was a go-between with Hastings and Snowden and WikiLeaks facilitated this relationship. And do not look for WikiLeaks to provide any confirmation because, remember, they have tried to distance their relationship with Shamir. And if Snowden is in refugee status and Hastings is dead, could WikiLeaks personnel be far removed from charges of espionage or even disappear under the NDAA? I think people at WikiLeaks are in a lot of danger. If Hastings knew what Snowden knows, would it stand to reason that people within WikiLeaks do as well? WikiLeaks may not have done anything wrong, but that does not mean an angry government is not going to retaliate.
If the above dots are not correctly connected, then why else would Snowden be allowed to stay in Russia if Snowden’s information could not be used to blackmail and leverage the US? Nothing else makes any sense.
4. Snowden did not have ability to effect a widespread media release of his information. However, Hastings did. The connecting dots include the threatening of a San Diego news reporter for investigating the death of Hastings, Russia and Putin’s association with Snowden, WikiLeaks, the temporary cessation of Obama’s war drums against Syria and Iran, Snowden, Hastings and Shamir all are connected to various degrees. Here is the report of a San Diego news reporter, Kimberly Dvorak’s investigation into the death of Michael Hastings and how she was threatened. Please notice her body language when she is asked by the anchor about being threatened. She is scared to death, and she should be.
I believe that there is enough information here to warrant a legitimate Grand Jury investigation into the death of Michael Hastings and to investigate the connections between the parties I listed in the above paragraph. I further believe that the LA coroner should be prosecuted for cremating the remains of Michael Hastings against family wishes. Perhaps a plea deal with the coroner would lead to the entity that order this cover up to occur.
People have asked me if I was afraid. To that, I said that I was 96 hours ago because some of this information may have stopped at my doorstep. However, as this information has left the station, retaliation against me would make no sense. I think it is likely that people at WikiLeaks have far more information than I do and I am concerned for their safety. The only viable option for our government is to negotiate with Putin or find a way to kill Snowden just as they killed Hastings. I think it is possible that Obama will just proceed to WWIII in order to save his Presidency from any Snowden revelations.
It is my sincere hope that my colleagues in the truthful media take some of this information and run with it. I am not married to the conclusions that I have put forth here, but there is a lot of connections between the players that cannot be ignored. At the end of the day, I just want the truth to come out, the same as my source. I desire this because a quality reporter was murdered, the government is implicated and someone needs to be brought to justice. And if the claims that Snowden and Hastings knowledge of any false flag attacks are true, more investigation might result in the saving of lives for they cannot kill all of us who question the lies we are being fed.