White Hat Counterterrorism Expert Phil Haney Shot Dead, Days Before Rumored Return to DHS
Philip Haney, founding member of Homeland Security’s counterterrorism task force and lightning rod critic of internal sabotage by American intelligence agencies has been found dead. Haney was discovered Friday morning (2/21) near his abandoned car, dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. Additional details are being withheld as this investigation is only just underway. Haney’s death averts a rumored imminent return to Homeland Security as part of President Donald Trump’s departmental shakeup in the wake of the Spygate plot.
Haney went missing from his northern California home on Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputies found his body Friday morning with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Haney’s brilliant career and equally brilliant mind brought him to the very center of America’s intelligence community as a super patriot, a lover and defender of the Constitution, and as a fearlessly vocal critic of global forced migration policy and stealth jihad against western civilization and the use of those mechanisms by American and foreign intelligence agencies for the destabilization of the United States.
His studies of Arabic culture began during his work as a scientist in the Middle East before the 9-11 terrorist attacks brought a Presidential assignment to America’s counterintelligence response to Islamic terror. Haney served under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, working at the Advanced Targeting Center of Homeland Security, identifying and tracking the movements of terrorists and terrorist assets around the world.
Haney won numerous awards and commendations for meticulously compiling information and producing actionable reports that led to the identification of more than 300 Islamic terrorists.
Following his retirement in 2015, Haney rose to national visibility after revealing that his superiors at Homeland Security had ordered him to purge the names and identities of several hundred individuals previously identified as having connections to Hammas, Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations.
President Obama’s Homeland Security wanted those documents erased from a database known as the Treasury Enforcement Communications System, a banking database that tracks financial transactions of known terrorists and uses that data to spot patterns and identify coordinated activities and movements in the formulation of terrorist plots, data critical in ‘connecting the dots’ in averting potential future attacks.
Blowing the whistle on what he saw as an intentional ‘blinding’ of America’s counterintelligence apparatus, Haney went public with criticism of the Homeland Security actions that directly preceded a pronounced uptick in Islamic attacks on American soil, including the Pulse Nightclub attack, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the 2015 shooting attacks on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a barely foiled plot to blow up the nation’s Capitol in 2012 and the June 2010 attempted Times Square car bombing that only failed because of a defective detonating device.
Haney authored the book, See Something, Say Nothing, chronicling his work at DHS and multiple instances of what he considered active sabotage of American counterintelligence capability and the ordered ignoring of terrorist activities on American soil.
Amid the current Trump administration shakeup of both the intelligence communities and the Department of Justice, it had been rumored that Haney was about to make a high level return to the Department of Homeland Security.
I knew Phil Haney and admired him greatly. I had the honor and privilege of working closely with Phil during South Dakota’s 2018 legislative session, retaining his services as an expert witness for committee testimony in support of a bill to ban forced migration and refugee resettlement in the state of South Dakota. Legislation I helped author.
Despite his accolades and distinguished career, Phil was the humblest of gentlemen, a softspoken conversationalist gifted with a quirky sense of humor worthy of a world class scientist and always, burdened by his deep love for this nation and his obligations as a patriot sleeper cell deep within the Deep State. He was acutely aware of the malevolent forces and interests inside our government actively working for the collapse of America and an erasure of this Grand Republic.
There is not a doubt in my mind that Phil’s murder was undertaken by those very elements in the present Spy vs. Spy fight to the death inside the tyrannically entrenched bureaucracies of this embattled nation. He would have made an indispensable addition to the Trump administration in countering the efforts of the Deep State. He knew where all of the bones are buried.
I am both grieved by his death and seething with anger against the internal enemies of this nation who are constantly at the throat of anyone willing to enter the arena and fight with equal vigor in defense of liberty and freedom under threat.
Phil Haney served his nation, his God and his family with distinction and honor.
May he rest in peace.