A former National Security Agency director joked at a cybersecurity conference on Thursday that NSA-leaker Edward Snowden should be put on a kill list rather than a human rights award list. “I must admit, in my darker moment[s] over the past several months, I’d also thought of nominating Mr. Snowden, but it was for a different list,” Gen. Michael Hayden said at the Washington Post-sponsored event, according to The Hill. Hayden later fielded a question about an upcoming investigation by journalists Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill into alleged NSA involvement with assassinations.

He dismissed the idea and said that while the US does not conduct assassinations, it does conduct “targeted killings.”     

Leave a Reply