Whistleblower, Philip Haney, who served the United States for 15 years, at Homeland Security, maintains that President Obama has not “faithfully carried out his duty to guard Americans against terrorism”. In a video interview, WND reported that the administration refused to acknowledge the existence of information linking terror groups and individuals.
Philip Haney left DHS believing that Obama had enforced political scrubbing of Muslim intelligence records needed to stop future terror attacks.
The following testimony from Philip Haney, breaking his silence, uncovers how Obama has kept the DHS from using their intelligence gathered to connect the dots and stop terror attacks. Travel back to 2009, when Flight 253 would have been blown up had the passengers not subdued Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Obama excoriated the DHS for dropping the ball.
Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested. The graphic and traumatic defeat they planned for the United States failed, that time.
Following the attempted attack, President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to “connect the dots.” He said, “this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.”
Philip Haney said Obama’s words destroyed the morale of the DHS and the rage toward the administration was deep, as there was a “bureaucratic effort to destroy actual intelligence gathered”.
Haney told WND host, Alex Jones, “We’ve done our job, but the administration literally, deliberately, and intentionally has refused to acknowledge the existence of this information.”
Former Homeland Security officer, Philip Haney, was interviewed by Alex Jones regarding his best-seller, See Something, Say Nothing, which blows the whistle on the Obama administration and his failure to “faithfully carried out his duty to guard Americans against terrorism”.
President Obama, according to Haney, has not “faithfully carried out his duty to guard Americans against terrorism”. He charges that it is a dereliction of duty by the President along with other officials “ordered him (sic) to delete or modify several hundred records of people tied to specific Islamist terror groups. Forced to scrub records and prohibited from entering important information, tied the hands of these agents.”
“It’s an abrogation of the basic responsibility of any elected official to uphold the constitutional mandate to protect Americans from threats both foreign and domestic,” he said. “We’re talking here about a macro-level abrogation that’s putting us all at threat. And as long as we stand by and allow the administration to misinform us and disinform us, then we’re going to see the same results we’ve seen so far over and over again.”
He told TruNews that he was told to delete a thousand security files on Islamic terrorists in this country.
Haney once spearheaded investigations at the National Targeting Center, which provides information in real time to Customs and Border Protection agents making decisions about who to let into the country.
He specialized in finding the connections between different groups and individuals before they could strike. However, an investigation into a global network known as Tablighi Jamaat was shut down by Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the DHS because of fears that it violated the civil rights and civil liberties of Muslims. Haney believes that if the case he helped develop had been allowed to continue, it might have prevented Sunday’s terrorist attack in Orlando and the attack in San Bernardino, California, in December.
After 9/11, a national security apparatus was put in place to keep Americans safer from terrorism and Haney says that the Obama administration dismantled it. He describes that Homeland Security has been “handcuffed more and more to the point where we are barely capable of gathering the kind of information we could share…. and collaborate with for effective law enforcement. We have, within the border, a greater amount of authority than the CIA and the FBI combined to gather this kind of basic intelligence information.”
“The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, was founded to gather first-level intelligence information at the border,” he explained. “This means gathering information when you encounter people coming back from flights from overseas or when you’re preparing to depart, to go outbound as we called it.
As the number of successful and attempted Islamic terrorist attacks on America increased, the type of information that the Obama administration ordered removed from travel and national security databases was the kind of information that, if properly assessed, could have prevented subsequent domestic Islamist attacks like the ones committed by 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); or Muhammed Yusuf Abdulazeez, who opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee (2015).