Today the Washington Examiner is running a story on the suicide of Philip Haney, former Department of Homeland Security employee. Mr Haney was a whistle-blower who had testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee he had been ordered to wipe out hundreds of files of people with ties to Islamist Terrorist groups. This is an interview from The Hill with Haney in 2016.
His book See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad about the affair was to be followed up by another, to be released this spring, that he said would be a “National Security Meltdown.”
As with any suspicious suicide, this will garner some attention. How long lived it will be is yet to be determined. The thing I hate to see is the politicization of the affair. If this story follows the previous patterns associated with conspiracy theories, the right will grab the story and blame it on the left. Leftists will disregard the conspiracy as it is then linked to politicians they support. The right will carry on with their anti-left tirade. The truth of the matter will never be rooted out. This article from the Daily Caller is an prime example.
Saying that Former President Obama had anything to do with the affair requires a lot of naivete. Why do people think the President of the United States has more power than the Department of Homeland Security? Richard Nixon didn’t have more power than J Edgar Hoover of the FBI. Neither did John F Kennedy. In fact, after the assassination, the Warren Commission, formed to investigate the crime, had appointments of some of President Kennedy’s enemies. Guys who’s organizations he had spoken against. Guys like Allen Dulles of the CIA and John Jay McCloy of the World Bank.
This nation’s presidents do not call all the shots. It wouldn’t be feasible for one man to do that anyway. There’s too much going on, too much knowledge and experience necessary. That’s why presidents have advisors. When it comes to the exploits (hint; check the following links) of the CIA, FBI, NSA and the Pentagon, it’s fairly apparent presidents have at best minimal control over their activities. Politicizing events that reveal bits of the truth is, in effect, a psychological cover up.