Former NSA and CIA chief Michael Hayden spent his Thanksgiving week smearing patriotic American Christians, claiming they are “no different” from Hamas terrorists.
Hayden responded to a post on X, formerly Twitter, that juxtaposed two photos:
One of a woman holding an American flag, Bible, and handgun; the other of Palestinian terrorist Reem Riyashi, who killed herself along with four Israelis in a 2004 suicide bombing that was claimed by Hamas and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.
“No different at all,” Hayden commented on the photo.
No different at all. https://t.co/ukHfLSxK02— Gen Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) November 22, 2023
Conservative commentator responded to Hayden’s remark, writing:
“The former CIA Director under Obama says there’s no difference between a Christian utilizing their 2A rights in America and a Middle Eastern terrorist.”
“Imagine the way this monster abused his power at the CIA. Proud to be blocked by this small-minded tyrant with a Napoleon complex.”
The former CIA Director under Obama says there’s no difference between a Christian utilizing their 2A rights in 🇺🇸 and a middle eastern terrorist. Imagine the way this monster abused his power at the CIA. Proud to be blocked by this small minded tyrant with a napoleon complex. pic.twitter.com/rlyX3uoUmS— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 23, 2023
Hayden’s ludicrous and nonsensical claim came just months after Hamas terrorists launched their October 7 attack, which killed 1,200 Israelis – the worst attack on Jewish people since the Holocaust.
The former CIA director’s disturbing rhetoric is part of his ongoing smear campaign against conservative gun-owning Christians and, most specifically, Trump supporters.
This week, Hayden even called for Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville to be removed from the “human race.”
Last year, the former spy chief claimed GOP was more dangerous than Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Hayden also declared Republicans the most “dangerous” political force on earth a decade after authorizing drone strikes to take out violent extremists.
It’s no surprise Hayden is both a CNN talking head and an adviser for NewsGuard, a censorship platform that runs under the guise of neutral resources for “trustworthy” news outlets.
Besides pushing people towards corporate-owned media, Newsguard also tags right-wing news sites and attempts to censor and blacklist them.
Last year, The Daily Fetched reported that Michael Hayden argued it is “perfectly fine” to share disinformation as long as it protects the right people, like President Joe Biden.
Hayden said he had not “maintained much interest in the story,” New York Magazine reported.
“‘I’m not following it,” he said, but he stood by the decision to sign and release a statement about a theory for which there was “only circumstantial evidence,” Hayden said.
“I was perfectly fine with that,” Hayden added.
“It looked like disinformation. … It would be nice if we didn’t have to do anything or say anything, but the Russians were doing so much,” the former CIA director continued.
Last year, Hayden also falsely claimed Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation,” despite undeniable evidence that Twitter officials took actions to suppress the story on the possibility the report contained hacked materials.
In 2020, 50 former intelligence officials, including Hyaden, published an open letter on October 19, 2020, saying the story came from the Russian government.
“If we are right, this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this,” they wrote.
The letter attempted to quash the explosive story, which had the potential to implicate then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.