Michael Hastings Speaks of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning

Uploaded on Jan 19, 2012

Rolling Stone’s Michael Hastings has had the rare opportunity to sit down with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, while he’s under house arrest in London and awaiting his final appeal attempt with the British Supreme Court set for February 1, 2012. Hastings shares what his three days were like with Assange.


Was Phillip Marshall Killed?

Published on Mar 5, 2013

Philip Marshall was killed after confessing to having worked with CIA drug smugglers and potentially exposing 9/11 secrets. In the background to this, former US National Security Agency Officer Wayne Madsen says the 9/11 investigative author Philip Marshall and his children were killed in a “black ops hit” by the CIA, dismissing the suicide hypothesis. Marshall was afraid of being silenced for his revelations about 9/11, Madsen said, noting that a side door the investigator never used was wide open when his dead body was found. Marshall believed the former US President George Bush had pulled off the 9/11 attack to foment a government coup. In his fourth book, he was supposed to disclose blockbuster information.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American author and political expert in Madison, Wisconsin, to further discuss the issue. Barrett is joined by Lee Kaplan, investigative journalist from Berkley.


Michael Hastings Rips Obama Drone Speech

Published on May 26, 2013

Journalist Michael Hastings had very harsh words for President Barack Obama on Saturday morning.

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kornacki,” Hastings ripped Obama’s recent foreign policy comments, saying the president had bought into the Bush administration’s neoconservative worldview.

On Thursday, Obama gave a major national security speech in which he defended the use of drone strikes as a key counterterrorism tool. Hastings said the speech marked a reversal in Obama’s thinking.

“If you compare this speech to the speech he gave in Cairo, in 2009 or his Nobel Prize speech, you see almost a total rejection of the civil rights tradition that President Obama supposedly came out of… and just an embrace of total militarism,” Hastings said.

“That speech to me was essentially agreeing with President Bush and Vice President Cheney that we’re in this neo-conservative paradigm, that we’re at war with a jihadist threat that actually is not a nuisance but the most important threat we’re facing today,” Hastings continued.