By Mason I. Bilderberg (MIB)
As most of you probably already know, Paul Walker of “‘The Fast and the Furious‘ movie franchise and a friend identified as Roger Rodas died in Southern California after the Porsche they were in crashed violently into a tree, his rep confirmed to the Daily News. Police said speed was a factor.” (nydailynews.com)
From the Paul Walker Facebook page:
May the man Rest In Peace.
But less than 24 hours later the conspiracists are off and running around Wonderland. To wit, this gem from David Chase Taylor at Truther.org:
- A few inches of wood (a tree) “are obviously no match for thousands of pounds of forged steel allegedly traveling at an extremely high-rate of speed.”
- Paul Walker’s car wreckage looked similar to two other wrecked vehicles: a burning car in Gaza City and the wreckage that killed Michael Hastings.
That’s it. This wreckage looked like another wreckage and, in his scientific opinion, a tree couldn’t have damaged the car. Therefore, the only logical conclusion MUST BE: An Obama Drone Assassination!
But wait, using conspiratorial logic, could Paul Walker’s car have been blown up by a cylinder tank explosion? Hit by a tornado? Involved in a bus accident? Or a victim of overenthusiastic Russian football fans?
Compare for yourself:
I’m going with the tornado theory. Paul Walker’s car was struck by a very focused tornado funnel. That’s my final answer. And all the conspiracists can’t argue with me because i’m using their own method of deductive insanity.
Besides, my theory can include HAARP!! DOUBLE BONUS POINTS!!!
- SHOCK CLAIM: Paul Walker Killed By DRONE STRIKE? (thecount.com)
- Paul Walker dead: Police officers’ faces “just went pale” when they heard movie star was in fireball wreck (mirror.co.uk)
- Tyrese Gibson Broke into Tears At Paul Walker’s Death (hollywoodcelebrityfashion.wordpress.com)
- Heartbreaking pics: Tyrese cries at scene of Paul Walker’s death (familiar112.wordpress.com)
- Paul Walker fatal crash described by witnesses (pottsmerc.com)
The June 18 crash of Michael Hastings took the life of a talented but troubled journalist. As Gene Maddaus’ excellent feature in the latest issue of LA Weekly demonstrates, people around the L.A.-based writer were truly concerned about his state of mind and reported drug use.
The coroner’s report released last week says blunt force trauma from the collision with a tree ultimately did Hastings in, but it notes that he had drugs in his system, which were listed as noncontributing factors. The conclusion that this wasn’t a homicide, however, hasn’t stopped conspiracy theorists.
Hastings’ supporters have pointed to his work covering the military, the NSA and other Big Government institutions as reasons to be skeptical. They’re wrong. Here are the five conspiracy theories or assumptions about the case that haven’t panned out:
5. The FBI did it. The FBI doesn’t normally kill civilians because it doesn’t like the journalism they’re working on. Nonetheless, the federal government has been suspect No. 1 in a case without a crime, mainly because the day before the crash Hastings told colleagues he believed he was being investigated by the bureau. The FBI says that’s not true. Hastings also said he had zeroed in on a big story and needed to go off the grid. So far, though, there’s no evidence of a murder here.
4. His last moments were being videotaped on purpose. A freelance news crew happened to be at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue when its dash cam, which was rolling, captured what appears to be Hastings’ Mercedes-Benz C250 coupe blasting through a red light at high speed en route to his death a few blocks south.
Some folks couldn’t believe that a news crew just happened to have tape rolling at that moment. But it happens. Early morning hours are prime time for random news, and freelance crews are the bred-and-butter of local television’s overnight coverage.
3. He was being followed. In the days and even months before his death Hastings expressed increasing concern about government wiretapping. And, yes, he apparently thought he was being watched. Some conspiracy theorists have shared their belief that Hastings was being followed, or even chased, in the minutes before his crash, thus explaining the estimated speed of 75 miles per hour, perhaps more.
If you check out the dash-cam video above, however, you’ll see that nobody was following Hastings’ car as it sped through the red light. And no witnesses have come forward to report that the Mercedes was being tailed or that any other car might have been involved. Police have released no statements indicating this was anything other than a solo-vehicle crash into a tree.
- Michael Hastings: 5 Conspiracy Theories That Didn’t Pan Out (blogs.laweekly.com)
- Michael Hastings Had Returned To Drug Use At Time Of His Death (huffingtonpost.com)
- Michael Hastings Death: Readers Respond to Our Cover Story (wikileaks-forum.com)
Michael Hastings was a hard-hitting journalist at the dawn of what promised to be an amazing career when he died in a car accident. After his death, some of his supporters claim that his tragic end was no accident at all – instead, they argue, he was murdered. Tune in to learn more.
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- Michael Hastings’ Wife Vows to “Take Down Whoever Did This” (conservativeread.com)
- Witness: Michael Hastings Was Unburned From the Chest Down (lewrockwell.com)
- CUE SINISTER MUSIC: Michael Hastings Body Cremated Against Family’s Wishes (patdollard.com)