The most transparent administration in U.S. history? That will hardly be how we come to remember the Obama administration, and perhaps slowly we’ll learn more about what this administration has been doing in its final year. I’m quite certain we shall learn more of the inner workings after the Obama era finally ends. But even now there is a particularly disturbing revelation.
As reported by Newsmax, “A veteran official with the Department of Homeland Security claims he and other staff were ordered to destroy records on a federal database that showed links between possible jihadists and Islamic terrorist groups.
“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,” the former employee, Patrick Haney, wrote in an explosive column that was published late Friday on The Hill website.
Haney alleges that the Obama administration has been “engaged in a bureaucratic effort” to destroy the raw material and intelligence the Department of Homeland Security has been collecting for years, leaving the United States open to mass-casualty attacks.
After the [underwear bomber] attempt, Haney writes, President Barack Obama “threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to ‘connect the dots,’ saying that it was not a failure to collect the intelligence that could have stopped the attack, but rather “‘a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.”
But most Americans were not aware that the Department of Homeland Security’s employees suffered enormous damage to their morale from Obama’s words, Haney said.
Further, many were infuriated “because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material — the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots. The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.”
That is not all, as Haney continued, “Those records give DHS the ability to “connect dots,” explained Haney, and every day, the agency’s Custom and Border Protection officials use the database while watching people who are associated with known terrorist affiliations seeking patterns that could indicate a pending attack.
“Enforcing a political scrubbing of records of Muslims greatly affected our ability to do that,” said Haney. “Even worse, going forward, my colleagues and I were prohibited from entering pertinent information into the database,” he wrote.”
Could it be that Syed Farouk and Tashfeen Malik were enabled to conduct their nefarious actions by an administration more concerned with optics than security?
Ladies and gents, we’ve been here before. We all know what happened in Benghazi was not about an anti-Islam video…it was a coordinated terror attack. And if you read the book or saw the movie “13 Hours” you know an unarmed drone was feeding back video of the entire episode. And still President Obama — and Hillary Clinton — spouted off about a video being the impetus behind the planned attack.
The message that Mr. Haney’s piece sends is chilling and of course the liberal progressive detractors will dismiss his assertions. But do not forget the reports, which we shared here, about intelligence analysts from the United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) forced to scrub their theater intelligence reports on ISIS.
There appears to be reality and then Obama reality. One is about the real world, the other is about a world someone wants to exist, the world of false narratives for political gain. How many Americans will have to die before we realize how serious this charge truly is?
And let’s be honest here folks, if this were a Republican president and such a claim were made, it would be front page New York Times. Then again, no Republican president would be reelected if months before the election, four Americans, including a U.S. Ambassador, had been abandoned to die in a firefight that lasted 13 hours.
I just have to ask all of you who are so enamored with Barack Obama, why does he get a pass to do anything he wants, including endangering the lives of Americans?