The NSA Dale Carnegie Course

This seems axiomatic:

The former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA speculated on Tuesday that hackers and transparency groups were likely to respond with cyber-terror attacks if the United States government apprehends whistleblower Edward Snowden.

“If and when our government grabs Edward Snowden, and brings him back here to the United States for trial, what does this group do?” said retired air force general Michael Hayden, who from 1999 to 2009 ran the NSA and then the CIA, referring to “nihilists, anarchists, activists, Lulzsec, Anonymous, twentysomethings who haven’t talked to the opposite sex in five or six years”.

Yep, if only these basement dwellers had better social skills and were capable of getting their noodles buttered more often, they’d be totally cool with the NSA.

Cross-posted and comments welcome at Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood.