I often say, “Truth Will Out,” a maxim the Obama Administration would do well to heed. Honesty really IS the best policy because when the truth DOES come out, it does not look good at all for the Powers-That-Be.
A case in point is this latest revelation regarding a former DHS employee, one of the original members of this agency, who was tasked with following a particular Islamist group. The Federalist has the story:
Customs and Border Patrol analyst Phil Haney tracked members of the Islamist Deobandi movement with which Sayed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were affiliated. But the Department of Homeland Security deleted the records, then disciplined and retaliated against him when he blew the whistle, he says.
Haney said he worked in Passenger Analysis Units at the Department of Homeland Security in Atlanta and at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center, where he performed research into people and groups that might be linked to terrorism. He identified members of al-Huda and Tablighi Jamaat, subgroups of the Deobandi Movement, a century-old fundamentalist Islamic group originating in Pakistan, as they traveled into and out of the United States. An association with Tablighi Jamaat has been documented by the French in an estimated 80% of terrorism cases. Dar Al Uloom Mosque, frequented by Sayed Farook, is linked with the Deobandi Movement. Tashfeen Malik studied with Al-Huda in Pakistan.
Haney was given an agency award for his work identifying potential terrorists and he was asked to become part of the National Targeting Center, which works to connect the dots between radical figures and groups, he said. After more than six months tracking the Deobandi movement, Homeland Security halted the investigation at the urging of the State Department’s Office of Civil Rights, Haney said. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Here is Haney from Megyn Kelly’s program Thursday night expanding further on what happened to him, and how his work may well have prevented the San Bernardino terrorist attack:
Powerful stuff, that. For the State Department to be more concerned, as Haney said in The Federalist piece, about Islamist groups than the security of Americans is disturbing beyond belief.
And while the State Department might claim there are “holes” in Haney’s story, without any evidence to the contrary, I might add, his claim rings true to me anyway. That is especially when you consider what the White House tried to do post-San Bernardino terror attack. From BizPacReview:
The FBI has taken heat for failing to immediately classify the San Bernardino shootings as terrorism, but a new report shows that FBI reluctance could have been due to external pressure from the White House.
A source told Jack Murphy of SOFREP that the FBI instantly believed the shooting, which left 14 dead, to be a clear act of terrorism. The White House, however, didn’t feel the same way and quickly moved in to squash the terror classification.
This source added that as soon as the shooting took place, Obama convened a meeting with the National Security Council and the heads of other federal enforcement agencies to discuss a public relations strategy.
Part of the reason for trying to avoid the designation of the shootings as terrorism is because it threatens to upset the Obama administration’s strategy in Syria. A case of Islamic terrorism in the U.S. would put additional pressure on the administration to play a much more active role in the conflict.
But in this case, because the preponderance evidence so pointed to terrorism, the FBI’s hand was forced, and the agency declared the existence of a terrorism investigation, going against top-down priorities from the White House. Syed Rizwan Farook, the shooter, had contact with ISIS and other groups. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Uh, yeah. That is how they roll. The White House is pushing the very agencies tasked with protecting us to ignore the very people and actions for which they are supposed to be looking. There is something terribly, terribly wrong about all of that.
And speaking of “terribly wrong,” that would be Sec. Clinton’s claim this past Sunday, largely ignored by the media, as American Thinker points out, that the families of the Benghazi terror victims are liars. Oh, yes she did:
Holy smokes. So, she lied when she told them that the videomaker was the reason for their loss, now she is claiming she never told them that, and calling them liars.
Needless to say, that is not going over at ALL well with the families, as this Daily Mail story makes clear:
[…] She knows that she knew what happened that day and she wasn’t truthful,’ Kate Quigley told the Boston Herald Radio’s Morning Meeting on Wednesday.
‘This is a woman that will do and say anything to get what she wants. I have very little respect for her.
‘I know what she said to me and she can say all day long that she didn’t say it. That’s her cross to bear.’
She adds: ‘As someone who has suffered so much heartache over the loss of Glen (Doherty), it is hard to consider the possibility that help could have come much sooner. (Click here to read the rest.)
“Liar” doesn’t even begin to cover it, does it? To turn this around and act like all of these families are wrong out of their grief is deplorable.
And speaking of “deplorable,” back to Obama for the last word on that. No doubt, you all remember the trading of five very dangerous terrorists for one traitor, Bowe Bergdahl, Well, the US House has come out with its review of that trade. Their bottom line? Obama lied. And he broke the law, the report found. Add to that misleading Congress and the media to boot. Shocking, I know. The Hill has the story, if you want to read more about the findings.
Bottom line is this: this Administration, from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton, the White House through to the State Department and Department of Homelands Security, are going out of their way to lie to us, to mislead us, and it seems, to protect Islamist groups. There is so much so wrong about that, it boggles the mind.
So I will leave this up to you now. This is an Open Thread.