Connected Insiders Signal Contempt and Lethal Intent for ‘Traditional Americans’

Retired General Michael Hayden
Consummate government insider Michael Hayden has big plans for you. The only thing standing in his way is an armed citizenry.

U.S.A. – -( “I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career,” English journalist and the Financial Times chief US commentator Edward Luce tweeted. “Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.”

It’s typical of a snotty attitude by “progressive” Brits, simultaneously enjoying while subverting the freedoms this country still (partially) recognizes. And they can always count on Americans of all political stripes to sacrifice themselves to foreign entanglements if the UK succeeds in poking the Russian bear overmuch or finding too late the “refugees” it took in have their own ways of doing things. That his father is a titled insider who “served” as Lord Chamberlain to the Queen recalls both Thomas Paine’s observation on hereditary qualifications and one of the more popularly resonating Monty Python skits.

Aside from being a “subject of the Queen,” the guy’s a connected insider, through and through. And his sentiment is gaining traction through national media venues, with, case in point, CNN columnist and MSN guest Dean Obeidallah declaring:

“At this point I LITERALLY view people who still support Donald Trump no different than the despicable, vile people who supported Bin Laden after 9/11 … Today’s GOP is no longer a political party, it’s a white nationalist, FASCIST movement that seeks to impose their EXTREME religious beliefs as the law of our land. It must be utterly defeated in order to save our Republic.”

This isn’t about them though. It’s about another guy who’s also a connected insider through and through and who has been for a long time. He’s ostensibly an American of much more importance in higher circles than mere media commentators, and he signaled to the world that he embraces Luce’s characterization of Republicans.

“I agree,” retired Gen. Michael Hayden tweeted. “And I was the CIA Director.”

A general and a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency? Not to mention former National Security Agency director? With four stars, he was the “highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the armed forces.”

Appointed to head the CIA by George Bush, Hayden’s 2006 confirmation was opposed by then-Senators Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, but “thanks to the Republican “leadership,” including Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, and others, his nomination passed 78-15.

At least Joe Biden voted “Yea.” And Hayden paid him back by voting for him in 2020. We can see how he’s paid the Republicans back.

Talk about an inside player with connections to the major players in both parties. He has basically had access to everything. And in his “professional” opinion, Republicans are more dangerous, more violent, more extreme, and more contemptible than, ISIS or Al Qaeda. That’s to say more terroristic, and if that’s to be believed, more deserving of coordinated black ops search and destroy targeting and drone strikes, and more incarceration under Patriot Act “rules.”

That’s not hyperbole. I’ll show you in a minute.

What must that make those of us who view Republicans as more-often-than-not squishes and sellouts and who hold our noses for the ones mostly voted for because they’re perceived (correctly or not) as the “lesser of two evils”?

Let’s look at what Hayden has indicated he’d like to see done with such countrymen.

“Retired Air Force general and former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden endorsed sending ‘MAGA wearing unvaxxed to Afghanistan on board empty cargo planes,” PJ Media chronicled a year ago.

“Good idea,” Hayden tweeted in reply, reminiscent of syndicated columnist Ted Rall declaring, “These town hall terrorists could be declared enemy combatants and bundled off to Bagram with the stroke of a pen. If ever there were a reason for suspending civil rights, this is it.”

Except what Hayden signaled agreement with would be worse than sending Americans to a torture camp without due process. It would be a literal death sentence. And with the numbers involved, it would amount to, without exaggeration, genocide.

“Whether Hayden genuinely agrees with the idea of sending otherwise empty cargo jets back to Afghanistan chock-full of Trump supporters, or if he just doesn’t have sense enough to understand that a man in his position really shouldn’t joke about that kind of thing… well, who knows?” PJ Media continued.

Yeah, no kidding. And it sure doesn’t sound like he’s joking when he agrees with Luce about Republicans being contemptible and dangerous. With the connections he has and the power he has wielded, his endorsements are not only grossly inappropriate, creepy, and chilling beyond words, they are literally maniacal and unspeakably evil. Remember, we’re also talking about a guy who in 2014 admitted:

“We kill people based on metadata.”

Terrorists, though, right? Like what he’s painting anyone who supports “Make America Great Again” values to be? It’s not like the government would ever abuse that, right?

Seeing as how there are tens of millions of Americans with hundreds of millions of guns, it would be instructive if Hayden fleshed out what his diseased fantasy for actually dealing with these “terrorists” is. Because some, perhaps Three Percent of the citizenry, will not go gentle into that good night.

No worries. He’s got a plan for that, too.

“Former NSA Director Michael Hayden says that changes to the 2nd Amendment may be more effective from a counterterrorism standpoint, than more intrusive surveillance,” The Wall Street Journal reported in an interview video taken at a 2016 Future of Cybersecurity breakfast.

Identify ‘em through metadata, disarm ‘em through infringements, and then do what you want with ‘em. Talk about every tyrannical psychopath’s dream!

Hey, I’m just quoting him.

And to help make that totalitarian delusion come true, Hayden has joined a larger group of self-interested military insiders to urge lawmakers to enact infringements on behalf of Giffords’ “Veterans Coalition.”

“[W]e believe that there is much Congress can do to reduce gun violence without violating the Second Amendment — which we explicitly support,” the career standing army beneficiaries lied through their collective teeth, all the while urging a complete evisceration of that for which the Founders’ unequivocal mandate was “shall not be infringed.”

Anyone who undermines what they know to be “necessary to the security of a free State” is giving aid and comfort to “enemies, foreign and domestic,” a phrase included in the military oath of enlistment. Is there a better term for such deliberate and coordinated oath-breaking than “seditious conspiracy”? Isn’t it revealing that the ones “the establishment” portrays guilty of that are the ones whose whole reason for being was to remind servicemembers and law enforcement careerists to keep their oaths?

Doesn’t it tell us all we need to know about “commonsense gun safety laws” that Giffords, and indeed, all the citizen disarmament groups and the politicians they endorse, align themselves with someone who publicly advocates for the military, by force, to rid the Republic of their ideological opponents, but needs their guns first to do it?

About David Codrea:David Codrea
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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The founders told us what to do with these people in the Declaration.


The “Patriot Act” has been a major source of of government overreach since its inception. I was against it when it was first debated after 9/11. There was no doubt that the ‘unintended’ consequences would be far reaching and severe.


I’m so anti-union-probably more than anybody, especially public sector unionization-that contrary to my common sense, I bought the DAMNED LIE that the new and improved Homeland Security apparatus would not unionize. I’m embarrassed I was that GD stoopid. I knew better. Just like I knew GWB wasn’t conservative but look at the options. This country has over 300,000,000+ people in it. Why the Hell to we keep putting up the same type of retarded mendacious reprobates? The late great William F. Buckley Jr. said “I’d rather be governed by the first 400 people listed in the Boston phone book than… Read more »

Wild Bill

Why do we keep putting up with the same retarded mendacious reprobates?, you ask. Well, the parties, political machines, and lack of term limits all come to mind.


You got that right, The political machine decides who the next President will be (the machine includes people on both side of the isle) but President Trump caught them off guard, they couldn’t overcome the will of the people, (that’s why Hilary lost. We have a chance to do it again in the mid-terms and in 2024.
I pray the Republicans “clean house” in the government clean out the “Crime Families” in politics and get rid of the alphabet agencies. Until we do that it will just be business as


we would be better off if person in office pulled numbers from a hat and the person with that ss would be next person in that office


I have long thought that we might be better off if we replaced elections with a military draft like mechanism for selecting representatives and senators. Certain details would have to be worked out. Over time, every political viewpoint and every kind of person would get fair representation, based on their prevalence in the population. It would make political parties irrelevant and take the money out of politics. The downside of this is that ignorance, incompetence and immorality would be represented in their due proportions as well. However, this might encourage taking the education of our children, and the cultivation of… Read more »


it was a bad idea from get go nsa needs to be scrubbed so much over reach fbi atf wtf

Deplorable Bill

Those who call evil good and good as evil do so intentionally, knowing they are not just wrong but evil. Right and wrong, good and evil are defined by SCRIPTURE and the constitution is the law of the land. Some of these people took their oath of office to defend the people, nation and constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. It’s obvious that they themselves are, in fact, treasonous and tyrannical both of which offences rightfully, legally and morally deserve the death penalty. Since most things have a money issue to them, I wonder who is adding to their… Read more »




i think the price is thirty pieces of silver.

Wild Bill

Those who call evil good, and good as evil are called … PERVERTS.


they should hang themselves they are what they took an oath to defend against


I don’t understand the mind set of people like that, when will they have enough money? When will they stop using their power on others? Why can’t they just live and let live?


Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely -Lord Acton


Th8s creep needs to be standing on a trapdoor, ready meet his maker!


It’s no surprise to me that leftos want us dead as dust. When they cannot argue against opposing facts, they stir the political pot with hyperbolic imagery. It’s all in Alinsky’s, “Rules for Radicals”.

uncle dudley

Hayden must have been an ass kisser and brown noser his entire career to reach the level he held with the military then the CIA.
He probably stabbed more people in the back than you could imagine possible, wasn’t he one of the fifty that signed a letter saying Trump colluded with the Russians.
Can’t take this guy’s opinion as truth, shame he gets a government pension.

Arkansas Rob

It’s no longer enough to go after these vocal traitors. Anyone who voted to confirm them is a swamp rat who most certainly knew their proclivities and views. All must be purged from governance.


we may have come to the point where a purge is required to get back on track


Yes. Use the same tactics used by the Clinton, Bush, Obama and now Harris/Biden regimes to purge our military and bureaucracy of sycophants and ideologues and replace them with patriots. it is an inverse operation from that which was done by all of these previous administrations.


Whatchu mean, “come to”…. ?


Rock painters beget rock painters. Brown nosers beget brown losers. That is our current system of military and bureaucratic promotions.


this little benedict is the one that needs to be shipped off to bagram along with his like minded compatriots if he wants to live in a totalitarian society, one in which neither he nor them will not be in charge, much less even be tolerated. speaking of tolerance, or lack thereof. after 9/11 we were told that muslim’s were not bad. now all of a sudden we become the bad people for speaking out against a corrupt government. fascists calling patriots fascists, ironic. by the way, monty python’s flying circus is the only good thing to come out of… Read more »


sounds like he needs a dose of radium


maybe in his next booster.


That would create a disposal problem…


Speaking as someone who was. a year group peer of Hayden and many of the other uniformed sycophants who rose through the ranks while spitting on our Constitution I can tell you these folks are deeply infected by New Left Progressive ideology. Their contempt for John and Jane Q Public is obvious. They perceive themselves to be members of a Mandarin Class and America as a rigid caste system. A caste system like Britain. Our revolution was about discarding such Old World systems and creating anew a society based upon the dignity of the individual as a Chid of God.… Read more »


I saw the cia do the smuggling first hand and my report was shredded, homeland security was created so they could watch each others backs, and get rid of actual patriots

Desert Rat

So true. Most of the maggots wearing the stars now are the ones who survived Obama’s purge of the military. I earned my spurs through the Naval Aviation Cadet program back in the ’60’s, A-4’s in Vietnam, 233 combat missions, 400 carrier landings, medals, etc. As I look back on it and remember those times with my squadron buddies, the cadets were the best pilots the Navy ever had as a group because they were there on talent alone. No college degree, no ROTC, not a ring knocker (Boat School Puke), no advantages at all to get there. The Cadets,… Read more »


….a spur holder eha?

Wild Bill

Hey, did you ever bump into Michael PC Carns, by any chance?


And we ‘give a rat’s ass’ about what Brits think because…..?

Wild Bill

Yep, they have no standing to complain. They don’t have to come here.

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If all these woke leftists love these other Communist countries ideals so much, China’s for example, why don’t they all just pack up and move there. If they hate what our Republic truly stands for, Freedom, then they need to get the F$%k out and move to China. Let’s see how they like being oppressed, and controlled by a total surveillance state.


JH – we don’t care but we must keep an eye on them and their poisonous thoughts since they DO compromise far too many of our ‘betters’ like hay den. I still wonder why they are so afraid of We The People that they would even consider using overt force on us. I guess it must be because they can’t control us which means that if they can’t control us they cannot force their will on us.


It is long past time to find ways to destroy liberal journalists


At some point, such traitors will be required to test the tensile strength of 1-inch hemp rope against the forces of gravity.


That day cannot come soon enough!


Trump lives rent free in all these clowns heads . TDS has taken over thier lives and caused thier small brains to melt down , making more room for the Trump to expand his occupation of thier small real estate offeringings LMFAO .

Rob J

My oath never expired. It is a shame that his means less than dog shit, as well as all those in the Gifford’s Veterans Coalition!

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I think you should make good on it.


Tyrants must swing.


Turns out the “Ruzzian bear” is merely another totalitarian polecat. May God’s mercy and blessing rest upon the Ukrainian people. Both in the war against Ruzzia, becoming untangled from Western corrupt politicians, and prosecuting their own corrupt politicians.


Why do you think Russia’s there?


Aren’t you tired of writing the enemy’s point of view, It is overwhelming the shear audacity of the left and the democrats. CNN MSNBC they are the clowns in the media circus nothing they report supports the truth. The fact the left fears armed law abiding citizen and the democrats can’t sleep at night thinking that one day all there lies will be confronted by armed citizens protecting our rights and the constitution. Evil only ever has temporary hold on good the democrats should take notice their days are quickly coming to a end. In the midterms if that election… Read more »


Mr. Codrea provides a vital service with these articles. I for one, and I suspect several other readers, do not listen to or watch CNN MSNBC enough to hear or see these statements. It is vital to know the enemy. Anyone attempting to justify genocide, as described above, absolutely is the enemy of all of us.

Amazes me that someone like Luce and Hayden can complain about terrorism in the same statement in which they do their best to instigate violent revolution – which likely can only be carried out through widespread and violent terrorism. Hmmm – hypocritical much?


I can not stand to watch more than 5 minutes of CNN or MSNBC with their hate messages running 24/7. I could get more real news by watching the cartoon network.


They are not democrats and have no intention of anything ‘Democratic.’ Imagine if Franklin D. Roosevelt or John F Kennedy were alive and could hear what these people are saying. It most certainly would be condemed. Harold Hutchison thinks you can negotiate with these type of people. There is no law, which they won’t break, to achieve what they want. Which is Total Control. From when you leave the house in the morning- to what you eat for lunch-to what you can say-to what religion you can have. Make no mistake, once the guns are gone its “Game On!” for… Read more »


Sage advice. We can, will and are winning the battle. Good people have turned their cheek’s and the rabble keep slapping away. Good people are finished being slapped and retribution is coming in spades.




From his statements Gen. Michael Hayden seems to feel that civilians are not as capable because of training to own guns. But he can not Deny the second amendment gives each individual the right.

Gen. Michael Hayden Could not then deny that if he feels civilians are incapable because of lack of training, then one could only surmise that he feels that the government should pay for the ammunition and training for every individual that wants to own guns.

I mean that would instantly take of any issue or concern he should have.


Make JROTC and the Civilian Marksmanship Program mandatory courses in all public schools. Good point.


left out 4h, they have a good shooting program and teach self sufficiency, something boy and girl scouts no longer do


He Is a Lying Evil man that lied for HUNTER BIDEN and obviously loves the DEMOCRATS and is as LIBERAL as they come.

Wild Bill

That is an old photograph. I bet he is even more fat and out of shape, now. He won’t be around long.


Ya know, people … these jokers are trying to get us to start an insurrection… a real one. Why, you ask? I’ll tell you why. So FJB can declare MARTIAL LAW and retain his illegal presidency until HE ( or his handlers ) decides to end it. And we know how long that would go on. My only hope is that our own military people… you know, the actual soldiers … tell their so-called “superiors” they refuse to follow illegal orders. ALL soldiers have that right! If you have a CO who is as traitorous as these yahoos above, arrest… Read more »

The Crimson Pirate

The military has been being purged of conservatives, and politically right people for several years now. There will not be many left who would support when the time comes.


“My only hope is that our own military people… you know, the actual soldiers … tell their so-called “superiors” they refuse to follow illegal orders. ALL soldiers have that right!”

You mean like getting a fake vaccine?


Hayden is a total traitor to our country. General stars or none, he deserves the penalty given to traitors.
Despicable person through and through.

Country Boy


The Crimson Pirate

To quote the old movie Mountain Men “That would be AFTER the fight.”


Oh yeah, I forgot to say.

This guy looks like “Red” from ‘that 70s show’ …


I’m just here for the comments.


The notion & agenda of murder/killing of Americans using autonomous AI drones for their thoughts & be-LIE-‘s is way, way, far, far beyond mission creep & completely off the reservation. No one’s accountable for the human right’s violations when AI is deliberately setup to be the scape goat. Stop giving consent to Government overreach of a Corporate Fascist already regime in place.

Speak truth to Empire.

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.

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