Do you harbor fond memories of the “scandal-free” Obama regime? If so, let me bring back the words of former Department of Homeland Security worker Philip Haney to burst your bubble.
THE DANGER OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
In February of 2016, Philip Haney, a former Department of Homeland Security employee, wrote a chilling personal account of his work under President Obama.
“After leaving my 15-year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack,” wrote Haney. At that time, the prospect of a Clinton presidency seemed to loom menacingly…
In his op-ed to The Hill, Haney sought to remind voters about an attempted jihad attack on Christmas Day in 2009. Now known in infamy as the “Underwear Bomber”, Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to detonate a bomb he had concealed in his underwear on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. The full plane carrying 300 passengers and crew was en route from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan when they began to notice a strange smell. The would-be bomber’s pants were nearly on fire!
A brave group of passengers subdued the terrorist until he could be turned over to the authorities.
OBAMA’S VERSION OF WHAT HAPPENED
Haney pointed out how President Obama chastised the intelligence community for failing to “connect the dots.” According to the New York Times, Obama told reporters that the government had enough information to uncover the terror plot, but intelligence officials had dropped the ball.
“This was not a failure to collect intelligence,” Obama said. “It was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.”
He also said, “We have to do better, we will do better, and we have to do it quickly. American lives are on the line.”
THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA’S COUNTER-TERRORISM STRATEGY
In 2016, Haney told the truth about Obama’s efforts to thwart intelligence officials from uncovering future terrorism plots.
“Just before that Christmas Day attack, in early November 2009, I was ordered by my superiors at the Department of Homeland Security to delete or modify several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the important federal database, the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS),” he revealed.
He noted that such records are the basis for any ability to “connect dots.”
According to Haney, DHS Customs and Border Protection officers under the Obama administration closely watched many individuals associated with known terrorist affiliations entering and exiting they country. They were supposed to look for patterns. However, the “political scrubbing of records of Muslims greatly affected our ability to do that,” Haney explained. “Even worse, going forward, my colleagues and I were prohibited from entering pertinent information into the database.”
TERRORISTS INFILTRATED ON OBAMA’S WATCH
Members and fans of the Obama administration now claim that those years were “scandal-free,” and there were no successful terrorist attacks. Haney pointed out the truth in 2016: “The number of successful and attempted Islamic terrorist attacks on America increased.” He further went on to list all of the terror attacks which could have been prevented with enough prior information:
- Faisal Shahzad (May 2010),
- Detroit “honor killing” perpetrator Rahim A. Alfetlawi(2011)
- Amine El Khalifi, who plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol (2012)
- Dzhokhar or Tamerlan Tsarnaev who conducted the Boston Marathon bombing (2013)
- Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen (2014)
- Muhammed Yusuf Abdulazeez, who opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee (2015)
Haney drove his point home, saying, “It is very plausible that one or more of the subsequent terror attacks on the homeland could have been prevented if more subject matter experts in the Department of Homeland Security had been allowed to do our jobs back in late 2009. It is demoralizing—and infuriating—that today, those elusive dots are even harder to find, and harder to connect, than they were during the winter of 2009.”
WHISTLEBLOWER Philip Haney Testifies Obama DHS Ordered Records of Radical Islamic Terrorism/Brotherhood Scrubbed https://t.co/1ACvgjADrY
— Family For Trump (@TheresaMechele) January 10, 2017
THE MEDIA STILL COVERS UP FOR TERRORISTS
They’re even using the same headline:
Muslim society: ‘Disturbing’ video of children wasn’t vetted
Why is the word disturbing in quotes?
Here’s the first two paragraphs of the copied copy:
“A video showing children speaking in Arabic about sacrifice and chopping off heads wasn’t vetted before being posted on the Facebook page for the Muslim American Society’s Philadelphia chapter, and it does not represent their values, the executive director of the national group said Sunday.
“Executive Director Ayman Hammous said the Muslim American Society learned of the content of the video after the Middle East Media Research Institute posted a translation Friday. The society issued a statement calling the video ‘disturbing’ and condemning the words used in it.”
NOT SORRY FOR THE CONTENT, SORRY THEY GOT CAUGHT
Jewish congressman Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) wants to launch a criminal investigation into the Muslim American Society (MAS), according to a Fox News report on Monday.
Children saying “we will chop off their heads” for Allah and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is more than just “disturbing”. Zeldin calls the rhetoric “dangerous”, adding that it was “infuriating to see U.S. children being radicalized on U.S. soil.”
“This was an unintended mistake and an oversight in which the center and the students are remorseful,” according the statement being issued by the Society. “MAS will conduct an internal investigation to ensure this does not occur again.”
Zeldin notes that such a response is even more concerning.
“It indicates that maybe they aren’t outraged at the fact that they are radicalizing and indoctrinating their own children, it’s that maybe they’re upset they exposed themselves by posting the video onto their own Facebook account,” Zeldin told Fox. “I’m very bothered by it.”
The fact that MAS is investigating itself is ludicrous.
“They had children talking about chopping off of heads, liberating Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Zeldin says. “The message isn’t one that you play and have these kids talk about unintended. That’s unacceptable and obviously unbelievable.”