I didn't want to crowd out the preceding post so soon, because the topic is important and I even did a spot of original research on the GC-Wiki thing. So please go read the post below this one. And when you're done, read this L.A. Weekly article
on Michael Hastings.
Turns out he told people he thought someone was tampering with his car. He even asked to borrow a friend's car because he did not trust his own. The helicopter thing may have been paranoia -- but on the other hand, do you recall the last act of Goodfellas
The piece confirms earlier reports that he was working on an article about CIA Director John Brennan. Was that
the story that got him killed?
I don't think so. As you may recall from a previous post
, I found an intriguing clue: Just before the accident, he had sent messages to a guy named Ron Brynaert -- who was, and presumably still is, obsessed with the stranger aspects of the Wiener affair. The Breitbart-linked bloggers who went after Wiener also linked up with the underground war between spies and hackers. And...well, it gets complicated.
Now if you haven't done so already, go read the GC-Wiki thing
. I'll have more to say about that soon. Something important, methinks.