How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Hopefully, the company and the food were wonderful.
Now that it’s over, beware this far too rich political dish that just keeps coming back in one’s mental gorge.
He’s Michael Hayden, a career government parasite who seems to derive twisted pleasure out of twisting reality and sneering at Americans who believe in truth and honesty. And his latest swipe at one of our neighbors came on Twitter/X, where, despite Hayden’s leftist-goose-stepping allies calling for the site to be silenced, Elon Musk has been expanding speech freedom, perhaps because it helps expose nefarious ne’er-do-wells like Hayden by showing how low they can go.
On November 22, Hayden, a former CIA and former NSA head, and current “analyst” at CNN took to Twitter/X to respond to a rather unfortunate photo post, and made things worse.
The original post, from a writer/editor named Alex Cole, juxtaposed two pictures: one, of a woman holding an American flag, Bible, and handgun; the other, of Palestinian suicide bomber Reem Riyashi, who killed herself and four Israelis in a 2004 bombing for which Hamas and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed credit. Evidently not much classier than Hayden, Cole captioned the post with, “What’s the difference?”
Many folks might have ready responses: about self-defense, religion, geo-politics, aggression, secular Zionism versus Jewishness, and US and Israeli backing of Hamas to be the political leadership of the population living in Gaza.
Those weren’t on Hayden’s list.
Instead, he responded with the thug-minded:
“No different at all.”
Perhaps you, too, are shaking your head.
Such petulance and childishness on the part of an adult might inspire feelings of sadness for Mr. Hayden and his rodent-like attitude. But a closer look at Hayden cautions all to beware of this man.
This is, after all, Michael Hayden, the character who recently implied that pro-life Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-ALA) should be “removed” from the human race. This is Michael Hayden, who insinuated that Donald Trump should be executed over his handling of official Trump administration documents at his personal residence. This is Michael Hayden, who in 2013 jokingly called for the extra-judicial assassination of Edward Snowden.
This is Michael Hayden, who saw fit to financially ally himself with the unctuous former “Homeland Czar” Michael Chertoff (he who left the W Bush Admin to suddenly make buko-bucks by consulting for OSI, the body-scanner corporation that got the federal government contract to install Fourth-Amendment-breaching body scanners in airports).
Indeed, Mr. Hayden has a history of contempt for legality, morality, and civil discourse.
“Hayden has a long history of making misleading and outright false statements, and by the estimation of many lawyers, likely committed countless felonies during the Bush administration. It is something of a wonder that someone responsible for so many reprehensible acts is now considered a totally above-the-fray, honest commentator on all issues intelligence.”
And Timm added:
“It’s easy to see why television bookers keep calling his phone. Hayden smiles and tries to tell jokes (like when he “joked” about putting Edward Snowden on a kill list—so funny!), he uses clever turns of phrase (he called the NSA’s massive metadata surveillance program “dipping our toe” in domestic collection)…”
And that was in 2017, Hayden’s had a few years to add to volumes of insipid and uninspired bravado to his foolish flippancy. In fact, calling it “flippancy” is too kind.
Hayden is a purveyor of threats, lies, misleading characterizations, character attacks, and hubristic braggadocio – much of it tied to worldwide wrongdoing. And to cap it off, this current CNN “analyst” also is a fascist, for he is on the board of NewsGuard, the “fact-check” organization recently exposed for its roundabout receipt of OUR tax money.
Yes. The man who just compared a Christian gun owner to a suicide bomber is on the board of one of the most powerful “speech screeners” in US history – and, true to his pattern, not only do they engage in mischief like hassling MRCTV (I, personally, have had to spend hours answering their inane, baseless brickbats), they have received massive infusions of tax cash to do it.
The connection of political power and corporate power is economic fascism.
So it’s rather a rich dish to see a deceptive fascist like Hayden impose misleading moral judgment on a photo of a Christian American woman and insinuate that she is a dangerous terrorist.
Perhaps his computer screen was at an odd angle, and he actually was seeing a reflection of himself.
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