A founder-turned-critic of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was found dead recently – shot near his vehicle in California. Philip Haney had been missing for two days.
On February 25, 2020, the former official with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who served for 15 years was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound about 40 miles east of Sacramento, California.
Declining further comment, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies and detectives responded to reports Friday morning at 10:12 am that a male subject was on the ground with a gunshot wound in the area of Highway 124 and Highway 16 in Plymouth, California.
Haney’s death was ruled a suicide:
“Upon their arrival, they located and identified 66-year-old Philip Haney, who was deceased and appeared to have suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. A firearm was located next to Haney and his vehicle. This investigation is active and ongoing. No further details will be released at this time.”
Sources close to Haney indicated that he had been discussing returning to work for the DHS with top officials and was engaged to be married.
In June 2016, Haney testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that DHS ordered him to delete the files of hundreds of people linked to Islamist terrorist groups. He claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood had shaped post-9/11 policy in the U.S.
Before his untimely death, Haney said the data suppression coupled with the rise of political correctness during the Obama years killed the investigation that might have stopped several terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, including the Boston Marathon bombing.
Forcing Haney and his colleagues to delete critical intelligence files vital to national security was difficult to endure. In February 2016, Haney revealed his frustration about the mandatory DHS orders to scrub records of Muslims with ties to terrorism in an Op/Ed article for the Hill:
“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.”
After a thwarted airline bomber, 23-year-old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was subdued by passengers on Northwest Flight 253 in late 2009 after the explosives in his underwear failed to detonate, President Obama chastised the intelligence community for failing to “connect the dots,” adding that “this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.”
That rankled Haney who condemned the pro-Muslim Democratic president, accusing him of participating 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.”
Haney explained why he blew the whistle on his former employer:
“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 DHS insider revealed shocking evidence that his agency was breaking federal laws and jeopardizing the safety of all Americans:
“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.'”
In 2016, Haney co-authored a bombshell book with Art Moore called See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad that detailed the DHS officer’s unsavory employment experiences.
After Haney retired from DHS frontline operations, he “bravely tried to say something about the people and organizations that threatened the nation, his intelligence information was eliminated, and he was investigated by the very agency assigned to protect the country. The national campaign by the DHS to raise public awareness of terrorism and terrorism-related crime known as If You See Something, Say Something effectively has become If You See Something, Say Nothing.”
According to the now-deceased Haney, the Obama administration gave classified information to members of Muslim Brotherhood front groups and Muslim Brotherhood-linked leaders were invited to sit at the table and help form national-security policy.
Haney said that the “words matter” memo imposed the demands of radical U.S. Muslim leaders on the DHS, including stripping intelligence and official communications of any mention of Islam in association with terrorism.
In addition, any training material that casts Islam in a negative light was ordered purged, vital intelligence on terrorists and terror threats was erased or altered, and the fear-based tactics imposed by the Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the U.S. and their accomplices paralyzed U.S. officials, members of Congress and any DHS employee who dares to expose or resist their agenda.
Was Haney suicidal or were his employers making sure he would never make good on his promise of additional evidence of DHS corruption:
“I have a severely hyper-organized archive of everything that’s happened since See Something, Say Nothing (SSSN) was published in May of 2016. The National Security Meltdown sequel will pick up right where SSSN left off. My intention is to have it ready by early-to mid-Spring of 2020 (just before the political sound wave hits), then ride that wave all the way to the Nov. elections.”
One thing is for sure: dead men tell no (more) tales.