One day after a prominent U.S. Muslim leader reacted to the November 2015 Paris attacks with a declaration that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has nothing to do with Islam, President Obama made the same assertion.
Who exactly is the enemy we face, not only in the Middle East but also within our borders? Is it “murderers without a coherent creed” or “nihilistic killers who want to tear things down,” as some described ISIS after 130 people were brutally slain and another 368 injured in a coordinated attack on Western soil that authorities say was organized with help from inside France’s Muslim communities.
After the Paris attacks, Obama, himself, described ISIS as “simply a network of killers who are brutalizing local populations.”
But how much do words and definitions really matter? According to the legendary military strategist Sun Tzu, if “you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one (battle) and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.”
When the Department of Homeland Security was founded in 2003, its stated purpose was “preventing terrorist attacks within the United States and reducing America’s vulnerability to terrorism.” The Bush administration’s definition of the enemy as a tactic, terrorism, rather than a specific movement, proved consequential amid a culture of political correctness. By the time President Obama took office, Muslim Brotherhood-linked leaders in the United States were forcing changes to national security policy and even being invited into the highest chambers of influence. A policy known as Countering Violent Extremism emerged, downplaying the threat of supremacist Islam as unrelated to the religion and just one among many violent ideological movements.
When recently retired DHS frontline officer and intelligence expert Philip Haney 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.
In See Something, Say Nothing, Haney – a charter member of DHS with previous experience in the Middle East – and co-author Art Moore expose just how deeply the submission, denial and deception run. Haney’s insider, eyewitness account, supported by internal memos and documents, exposes a federal government capitulating to an enemy within and punishing those who reject its narrative.
Every generation bears witness to the rise of a few great men – individuals who elevate duty, honor and country above self-interest. Philip Haney is clearly one of them. His fellow agents who warned him to watch his back should have provided him with the extra assurance that they had his covered.
Philip’s story should not only serve as a wake-up call for all concerned Americans but as a catalyst to inspire others , in positions of public trust and authority , to defy the norm by coming forward in defense of our beloved Republic.
—Jeffrey M. Epstein, founder and President of America’s Truth Forum
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Phil Haney is a modern-day hero who did all within his power to protect America from the internal and external threats from jihad. His experience in the Middle East, coupled with years of study and experience, provided him an intellectual acumen for critical analysis that was invaluable in securing our homeland. Unfortunately, the Obama White House and its Department of Homeland Security did not see it that way. They did not want exposed their intricate ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamic groups they call their “outreach partners.”
Phil Haney is a professional. I have come to appreciate his deep devotion to this country and his amazing scientific mind. This book is a chronicle of Phil’s experience that Americans need to read before seeing one more fictional television series or movie. This is as real as it gets from an honorable, truthful patriot and should scare the patriotism back into anyone who has a shortage.
—US Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-TX