ByPamela Geller on February 6, 2016

Not only did the Obama administration scrub counter-terror programs of jihad and Islam, now we find out that his administration scrubbed the records of Muslim terrorists. If the enemedia was not aligned with the jihad force, this would be front page news across the nation.

Who gave the order to scrub the records of Muslims with ties to terror groups?

These new shocking revelations come fresh on the heels of whistle-blower testimony in the wake of the San Bernardino jihad slaughter who revealed Obama administration shut down investigations into jihadists in America (and quite possible the SB shooters) at the request of the Department of State and DHS’ own Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Division. “They claimed that since the Islamist groups in question were not Specially Designated Terrorist Organizations (SDTOs) tracking individuals related to these groups was a violation of the travelers’ civil liberties. These were almost exclusively foreign nationals: When were they granted the civil rights and liberties of American citizens?”

Philip Haney is a former 15-year DHS employee.

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“DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties,”By Philip Haney, The Hill, February 5, 2016 (thanks to Creeping):

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.”

Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused. His words infuriated many of us 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.

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.

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). These types of records are the basis for any ability to “connect dots.” Every day, DHS Customs and Border Protection officers watch entering and exiting many individuals associated with known terrorist affiliations, then look for patterns. Enforcing a political scrubbing of records of Muslims greatly affected our ability to do that. Even worse, going forward, my colleagues and I were prohibited from entering pertinent information into the database.

A few weeks later, in my office at the Port of Atlanta, the television hummed with the inevitable Congressional hearings that follow any terrorist attack. While members of Congress grilled Obama administration officials, demanding why their subordinates were still failing to understand the intelligence they had gathered, I was being forced to delete and scrub the records. And I was well aware that, as a result, it was going to be vastly more difficult to “connect the dots” in the future—especially beforean attack occurs.

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).

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.

Haney worked at the Department of Homeland Security for 15 years.

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  • wilypagan


  • Paul Otts

    Has this man been vetted for his veracity? If so, why hasn’t this become the biggest news story in the country?

    • Craven Moorehead

      because trump is badd mmmmmkay.

    • Up Huff

      Are you Rip Van Winkle or something? The MEDIA is probably the worst offender when it comes to publishing stuff that is beneficial to the people, instead ignoring same.
      I’ve been hoping for YEARS that one of more of these ‘terrorist’ organizations would take down an entire leading paper’s headquarters or broadcasting network . THAT might get their attention as to the fire they’re playing with. Or at least the attention of the survivors.

    • DemocracyRules

      News Management.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    There is nothing that can be done now, other than civil disobedience, on any level. What has to be done, is an action plan be formulated to immediately start purging the white mosque of “sleeper” terrorist cells, and the restoration of the full American constitution, very publicly enforced. If the lame stream media are still subservient to islamic liberal socialism, specifically progressive democrat, allow it to go broke. With malice.

  • Anyone still believing black Muslim Obama is NOT a treasonous traitor must also be a Muslim.

  • Dan Knight

    Standard Lietard tactic. Make up a narrative. Create fake data as necessary. If data exists to falsify the Big Lie, destroy or modify the data before it can be used. Then blame those who were not responsible. … What has changed is that this used to be the ‘Corporations’ taking the orders. Now, no government agency can collect data on any topic without having that data corrupted. Haney is just the latest person to become aware of this. The tactic predates Bam Bam by decades.

    Data manipulation goes along with Leftist disinformation campaigns.

    • DemocracyRules


  • rambler

    Clear case of this administration aiding and abetting the enemy. One can’t be expected to connect the dots to prevent terrorist attacks with half the dots missing. Is the WH putz enabling a muslim terrorist invasion of this country? Sure looks like it. What did the American public do to him to make him hate the citizens of this country so much?

    • Rocinante44

      what did the american public do? they elected and re-elected a muslim who hates america. more than half of the america electorate hates america. we are a house divided and in desperate need of civil war 2, or we are toast. most of my nice, friendly middle class white neighbors with kids and a mortgage voted for the pos twice. we are too stupid to be allowed to continue to exist and deserve what we voted for

      • rambler

        I’m tired of suffering the consequences of the poor choices others have made because they were willing to believe lies.

        • DemocracyRules

          Well I for one understand their mistakes, and am willing to forgive. I have made my share of dumb political judgments.

      • Robert Bayer

        It may be the election was fixed by the GOP and DEMS so that Obama would win. Think about how McCain and Romney campaigned and debated. Certainly voting is being rigged as well.

  • Jack Wisdom

    It is more than disturbing to read this article. I feel so threatened and outraged, but at the same time, helpless.

    • DemocracyRules

      They want you to feel helpless, and they want you to do nothing.

      What could you do at the grass roots level, with a few friends who think the same way? Get togethers? A movie club? The best tool against top-down government is bottom-up self-government.

      • Jack Wisdom

        Thanks for the encouragement. It’s hard to find a small group of grass roots realists in NYC, but you make it sound doable.

        • DemocracyRules

          Oh, they are there all right. They don’t speak out publicly, for fear of backlash from colleagues and neighbours. If you cannot find like-minded persons, find left-wing extremists, and attend their meetings. A lot can be learned from them.

          In my opinion, everyone should read the Communist Manifesto (1848). How can we confront an enemy we don’t understand?

  • patriotpatone

    If our congress wasn’t co corrupt they would have hanged Obama and his administration for treason long ago.

    • That is the problem, the RINOS and Democrats are horribly Corrupt and don’t want their little boat being rocked! We need to bring this entire Administration and Congress down and start anew! That is why the Founding Fathers gave us our 2nd Amendment Rights, for a government out of control and mad with power, like the one we now have!

      • farflung

        A common thread runs through all of this.Gays and queers, Obama is gay, blackmailed Patreaous, used the gay background of Chief Justice Roberts to get his Obamacare. Ties with Muslim Brotherhood, Did not support the Iranian people in the Arab Spring, yet went on to let the rise of Isis and the rest of the Middle East Burn. Folks we now have another man just like Obama running for office. “Rubio” Another gay empty suit! Had enough yet? http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/bombshell-report-marco-rubios-gay-scandal-surfaces/

  • Rocinante44

    america elected and re-elected an obvious muslim who obviously hates america. we will get what we voted for

    • Guest

      Hillary and her muslim sisterhood sidekick..Huma..will be no better.

  • ColonelNeville

    Obama and much of his administration, should be investigated, arrested and charged with High Treason and conspiracy etc. Connect THOSE dots.

  • karl59

    Makes me wonder if Obama’s records have already been scrubbed before he
    leaves office?

    • Robert Bayer

      He is not planning on leaving.

      • Jim Fox

        What is that supposed to mean?

        • Robert Bayer

          Obama will try to stay in power …. after a crisis he intentionally helped create … What will it be? Likely catastrophic WMD terrorist attack ….Nuclear WW3 strikes by Iran or China? or possible financial collapse …. Sounds wild but Obama is evil enough to want those things to happen … You’ll notice he has done a lot of other crap to set those things up like degrading our military and purchasing like a billion rounds of ammunition for governmental use a few years back …

          • DemocracyRules

            The actions of the Feds in Oregon suggests that they are deliberately trying to stir up trouble. The want to destroy “knuckle-draggers” (us). If they can get enough “Bible-pounding gun-clingers” into insurrection mode, then they can declare martial law.

            The fascists and communists all did this. First, they created massive social unrest. Then they presented themselves as the solution to the unrest. But of course, to “solve” the problem, they took absolute power.

          • DemocracyRules

            Examples of stirring up unrest, done through Obama:
            Opening all borders
            Refusal to deport illegal immigrants
            Welcoming Islamist immigrants
            Refusal to pursue or prosecute Islamists
            Ignoring Islamist terrorist attacks
            Visiting Islamist mosques to encourage them
            Occupy Wall Street
            Black Lives matter
            Riots in Baltimore
            Riots in Missouri
            Violence on campuses
            Running up massive government debt
            Paying rioters and other social provocateurs
            Refusal to enforce laws
            Imposition of new laws and regulations by fiat

          • farflung

            This is an eye opener Admiral Lyons http://www.liveleak.com/ll_embed?f=51fe948515b4

          • DemocracyRules

            Great clip! Admiral Lyons, Feb 2015: “The Obama Administration has a strategy… It’s anti-American, anti-Western, it’s pro-Islamic, it’s pro- Iranian, and pro Muslim Brotherhood.”

            The measure of a good theory is that can predict the future. Since Feb 2015, Obama has harassed Netanyahu and interfered with the Israeli election, gotten every Israeli to hate him, made a deal for Iran to go nuclear, done nothing about ISIS, said nothing about the Gaza missile attacks on Israel, given the Iranians $100 billion, crushed any media coverage of US Islamist terrorism, said nothing about renewed terrorism in Israel, limited Israeli imports by forcing the use of absurd labelling, and now, Obama stands by while ISIS and Hamas begin open collaboration.

            Admiral Lyons predicted all of these things.

          • farflung

            “Islam is Islam and Democracy is the train we ride to our ultimate goal!” quote by Erdagon Turkeys leader. Obamas best friend.

          • Robert Bayer


          • farflung

            HITLER DID THE SAME!

          • DemocracyRules

            Yes, Hitler was a “National Socialist” (Nazi), and he read and followed Marx.

          • farflung

            He may have read Marx and Engels but he hated the Communists.

          • DemocracyRules

            More precisely, what Hitler refused to do was to kow-tow to Moscow. Commies were supposed to erase all borders, join the ‘Internationale’, and obey Stalin.

            Hitler wanted to be the the leader (In German, ‘Führer’).

            Many German commies joined the Nazis, once Hitler got momentum. And Hitler was good buddies with Stalin until June, 1941. Then Germany invaded Russia, and Hitler called the Russians ‘Untermenschen’ (junk people).

            After Stalin got over the shock of the invasion, he started calling Hitler ‘far-right’. For a Leftist, that’s the worst thing to call someone. The leftist media lapped it up, and to this day, anyone right of center is called a Nazi.

            But the American right wants liberty, and small government, to keep liberty safe. Hitler crushed liberty, and had huge government.

          • farflung

            Yes, your correct, and Stalin went into a deep depression when Hitler invaded. Stalin too his death was obsessed with Hitler.My thoughts now are how we going to get through the next few months with this traitor in the WH? He is hell bent on doing as much damage as he can with his division of folks here at home.

          • Robert Bayer


          • Jim Fox

            He may TRY but there is NO WAY he can, under your Constitution- so why write such claptrap? You make yourself look ignorant and foolish.

          • farflung
          • Robert Bayer

            Jim .. my sympathy but it is actually you who look ignorant and foolish … See Democracy Rules post … all the things that Obama has done that he / she lists are against the constitution … Kapiche?

          • Jim Fox

            Listen, stupid C*nt- NO president may serve more than TWO terms!
            Doesn’t matter what he does in office, he is OUT after 2 terms- what is it about matters of fact that can’t penetrate your wizened ‘brain’??

          • Robert Bayer

            Jim Fox .. why are you swearing? So, you begin in the prior post by insulting me rather than simply disagreeing .. Now I turn them back to you and you cry out even worse curse words.

            Look .. no one is afraid of you .. No one is impressed … I sure as heck am not. I laugh in your ugly old fat face in fact.

            You really are a prime time jackazz. So “listen” yourself, …. When have laws ever meant anything to Obama the Abhorrent? Do you need to be lectured on that, oh low-IQ embarrassment known as Jim Fox? Laws mean nothing to Barrack Obama nor to our congress or a lot of them would be in prison right now. Do you understand now? So change your adult diapers which are close to exploding and shut your effin trap!

          • Jim Fox

            Pity the internet exposes the idiots… still I suppose you’re busy on your latest fantasy or conspiracy theory so I won’t hold you up any longer.
            When the worst POTUS ever leaves office at the end of his TWO TERMS, you will of course apologise to me, won’t you?

          • Robert Bayer

            Sure …And if Obama doesn’t … you won’t be alive likely to apologize to me .. BTW … you are idiot till I am proven wrong.

          • Jim Fox

            16 months to go, is it? I will certainly apologise if the Obamanation somehow contrives a 3rd term but there’d be civil war if he tried.

          • Robert Bayer

            Jim .. I will humbly apologize if I am wrong and I hope I am … God bless you.

          • farflung

            THIS i LIKE TO POST ON OCCASION: http://www.liveleak.com/ll_embed?f=51fe948515b4

  • Robert Bayer

    Winston Smith in the book “1984” had the position of looking through all records and destroying or deleting whatever information the government told him to. I never thought I would live to see the day where our own government, created by Thomas Jefferson, would devolve into a totalitarian nightmare.

    This story (Thank you once again, Ms. Geller) about the criminal acts of treason by the regime of Barrack Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood Whitehouse goons, is but one instance out of thousands which are acts of treason and high crimes.


    The Supreme Court?

    The mass media journalists?

    They are all a toxic blend of cowardice, stupidity, corruption and treason.

    I fear our nation’s rejection of God, and full embrace of Communism, Anarchy, Islamic Supremacy, and Drug Cartels, at least in our government, means millions are going to die before our nation is redeemed.

  • Dave Quilty

    Its beyond criminal beyond impeachable… People everywhere are angry. Every store I shop in I hear it . Start a conversation scratch the surface and the emotions pour forth.

  • Queen Hussein Obama needs to be sent straight to his Allah in Hell! He is nothing but a Traitor, a Tyrant, and a Homosexual Pig who likes his backside reamed! May his obituary go to print soon! Death to All Tyrants!

  • iprazhm

    There comes a time when patriots around the world must face the indisputable fact that the vast majority of this planet’s world leaders are collectively, intentionally and systematically integrating Islam and all it’s horrors into the lives of their own peoples. If we are to survive this orchestrated end of civilization, we must rise and fight for our lives.

  • Drew the Infidel

    This guy repeated these claims on Megyn Kelly’s show, “The Kelly File” on Fox. But it makes you wonder. The memo about the large number of young Arab males taking flight lessons in AZ from an FBI agent was ignored prior to 9/11 as was Russian intel warnings about “the brothers Tsarnaev”, my apologies to Dostoevsky.

  • michaelofsydney

    I am so sad.I do want to say that had it not been for America,we in Australia would have been speaking Japanese. Thank you. And Good Luck. Best you pray.

    • DemocracyRules

      Prepare. Remember, that when our personal safety is at risk, we rely upon our family, friends, and community for defense. Top-down government has its uses, but it must be complemented by bottom-up governance.

  • Philip Beck

    And still America’s youth continue to join the military. There should be a
    boycott until the leadership stops making decisions that are counter to
    America’s and the individual soldier’s success.

    • DemocracyRules

      Yes, but military training is very useful. And the US military functions like a fourth level of government. The majority are conservatives and/or Republicans. People like Obama fear them.

      Obama’s worst nightmare is 100 US marines in full dress uniforms, but armed for combat, who march up to the front door of the White House, and who enter the building unopposed. Their goal: the oval office.

      Obama will be hiding under the desk.

      • Philip Beck

        Could it be that Mr. Obama knows that he has to further stall
        the U.S. job market so that the “folks” that are ordered by the Obama’s administration to carry out his anti-American fiat government would be more likely to do so; because they fear the less-comfortable unemployment line?

        It’s like the USFS federal employees in the Rockies that carry
        out absolutely counter-productive measures regarding forest management, range management, fire control and wolf/bear/predator control. Those middle-aged Forest Service employees have very poor prospects of finding equal paying jobs
        if they refuse to do as they are told. Police officers are in the same boat. Therefore, more often than not, they’ll do it even when evidence is starring them in the face that what they are being instructed to do will not work, or it’s just more
        bureaucratic foolishness.

        If the U.S. economy was in good shape (and it actually
        could be a lot better with a few tweaks), Obama’s ideas would be laughed at. There was a chap in Bavaria not all that long ago who was able to introduce and carry out otherwise lunatic ideas and loss of liberty because of poor economic conditions.

        • DemocracyRules

          Inducing economic chaos is another part of the plan to stir up trouble. As Castro demonstrated, it’s necessary to destroy personal wealth in order to control the populace. Then they are more compliant, and they look to the government for rescue.

          That is also what Hugo Chavez and his successor in Venezuela set out to do. Within a few months from now, skyrocketing inflation in Venezuela will destroy the life savings of most Venezuelans. This statement is not controversial. Most mainstream economists agree that Venezuela is about to collapse. For commies, collapse is a good thing.

  • Up Huff

    Starting with the person who ordered Haney to erase that information, charge him with being an ‘accessory’ to murder and work backwards. Probably end up in either the lap of Abedin or some such high level person. Since being an ‘accessory’ to (multiple and separate) murder can result in life in prison, I’m willing to bet that these people will roll on the one’s who ordered them to take that action in exchange for a lighter sentence.
    Lock up those involved, weld their prison doors shut, then go on vacation.

    • DemocracyRules

      Up Huff
      I hope there are tape or hard disk backups of the original data. There almost always are backups.
      That would make it easier to find the bad guys. Compare the new, doctored data files to the original data files, and identify the changes. The files that were changed will be for the bad guys, the worst Islamists.

      Then you have caught your rabbits.

  • DemocracyRules

    It is on this revelation
    That Obama could be forced to resign. The feds won’t act, but the Constitution allows any citizen group to form a Grand Jury. The charges are fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, and aiding and abetting the enemy. EVERY state should form such a Grand Jury, to pass judgement upon Obama. The more senior-level the Jurists, the better.

    The methods to do this have been well-worked out by groups that formed such juries regarding the birth certificate. Those juries helped keep the birther movement alive, and maintaining their focus even after Obama is out of power.

    Ultimately, the hall of presidential portraits should have a framed black panel for the period 2008-2016, with the words, “Position Unoccupied”.

    • mjazzguitar

      I like the way you think. I read this in a newsletter from Judicial Watch:
      He said the Senate shouldn’t approve anymore of Obama’s judges. Fine. But, when there is a judicial vacancy, do you know what the House can do? It can defund the position. Then, there is no vacancy to which the president can nominate a judge. You say that to a congressman, they fall on the floor. That is completely outside their way of thinking.
      -It’s Time for a Fundamental Rethink About Government by Tom Fitton

  • DemocracyRules

    (aka Daniel Greenfield)
    Has a good summary that helps explain why the media will bury this.

    If someone is selling tomatoes, is planning to sell more tomatoes, and has been doing it for decades, all day, all night, 24/7, as their only activity, then they are in the tomato selling business. No?

    Left-wing news organizations are in the Left-wing news business. No?

    So they will support Obama because he is far left.

  • mjazzguitar

    ∅bama & the Demo☭rats care more about Muhammadans, illegal aliens, and homosexuals, than the American citizen.

  • SuperStud

    This is happening because there are five Muslim brotherhood members who Obama had Selected personally into his administration and made them leaders of our homeland security departments such as FBI CIA DHS and they are changing the rules and laws. They have infested our government and they should all be taken out. This is sickening and most discusting what this so called president has done to us the PEOPLE. I’m want to puke every time I hear his name.

  • notislam

    Just keep a copy somewhere and use it when it becomes necessary. Why would anyone obey a TRAITOR in the white house?

    • DemocracyRules

      Because they shoot you if you don’t. E.g., Oregon.

  • hitthedeck

    It seems we are hosts to two worst evils. Those who govern us and those from the peaceful religion.

  • SeRiOuSLy!!??