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Bryan Preston


October 4, 2013 - 8:58 am

Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden is making waves today for an off-color joke he recently told.

The retired spymaster was speaking at a Washington Post forum on cyber security recently when he acknowledged that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been nominated for a human rights award. Hayden quipped, “I must admit in my darker moments over the past several months, I’d also thought of nominating Mr. Snowden but it was for a different list.”

The Obama administration, which unsuccessfully sought to get Snowden returned from Russia where he has been granted asylum, is known to maintain a list of terrorists for killing via drone strike. U.S. citizens have not only found their way onto that list, some have been killed. Islamist hate preacher Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old son were both killed in separate drone strikes in Yemen. They were U.S. citizens. Awlaki had exorted Muslims including Nidal Hasan to kill Americans. Hasan carried out a massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 while he shouted “Allahu Akbar!” He sits on death row, while the Obama administration characterizes his terrorist attack as “workplace violence.”

The report on Hayden’s remarks, below, comes from Russia Today. That channel is funded by the Russian government, which itself has been known to kill journalists and others who get on President Vladimir Putin’s bad side.

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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All those who are neither rich nor poor and in dire need of medical care under ObamaCare will automatically be on such a death list. . . . once their funds are quickly drained.
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Let's not kid ourselves about the institutionalized and virulent historical tyrannical nature of the Democrat party.

A few decades ago - Democrats - when they had a supermajority government, went around the nation and rounded up hundreds of thousands of law abiding, hard working, taxpaying American citizens, loaded them onto box cars and shipped them off to concentration camps all over the nation. People were beaten, abused, stripped of their rights, lives and businesses trashed. Some were even shot.

Democrats don't like to talk about this or have it brought up which is why you rarely hear about it. Just like you rarely hear about the Democrats being the Party of Slavery.

Democrats refused to apologize. Eventually it took Ronald Reagan to apologize for American citizens that the Democrat supermajority put into concentration camps. Plus it cost the taxpayers billions to settle the lawsuits.

Democrats have repeatedly shown how they will violate the constitutional rights of American citizens.

Democrats will mumble mealy mouthed excuses or try to deflect but just remember - where Democrats have done it once - they will do it again.
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He was not joking, he was reminding us: Snowden is an American abroad, a target for the president's drone practice.
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When Fascism descends upon America, it will be from the Left!
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Be careful what you "joke" about General....Barry's not the only one who has lists, and you're not too popular in certain circles either.
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Joke about using the IRS, then the IRS is used. Joke about killing citizens and?
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Jul 7, 2013 NSA's Clapper Calls His Lies "Erroneous"

"Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for telling Congress earlier this year that the National Security Agency does not collect data on millions of Americans, a response he now says was 'clearly erroneous.'"*

March 22, 2012 New rules allow US to store personal data longer.

Director of National Intel James Clapper did not now London bomb
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That's the problem with limited government and respect for the people. Not enough jokes about nominating the citizens for kill lists.

It's kind of like the problem with Tolstoy's literary oeuvre. Not enough vampires.
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Now you know why Snowden would not dare to come back to the US. Obama and his friends would see to it that he died asap, probably of some sort of "suicide" or accident.
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For a joke to be funny there has to be an element of truth to it.
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Barack Obama once "joked" about auditing his enemies. Look how that turned out.
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