While defending mass NSA spying on the American public via the recently revealed PRISM program, Hayden also claimed that Gmail was the email service of choice for terrorists.
“Gmail is the preferred Internet service provider of terrorists worldwide,” he stated, presumably unaware that Gmail is merely an email service and not an ISP, adding, “I don’t think you’re going to see that in a Google commercial, but it’s free, it’s ubiquitous, so of course it is.”
In reality, as a Bloomberg report highlighted, the “(NSA) surveillance systems are best suited for gathering information on law-abiding citizens,” and not actual terrorists, who are extremely unlikely to use Gmail, Skype or iCloud.
This is by no means the first time that Michael Hayden has uttered statements about the Internet rich with controversy yet poor on facts.
Last month, Hayden compared hackers, cyberactivists and transparency groups to Al-Qaeda terrorists, labeling them, “nihilists, anarchists, activists, Lulzsec, Anonymous, twentysomethings who haven’t talked to the opposite sex in five or six years.”
*** Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.