Once Again, FBI Knew About the Terrorist Before the Bombing

With virtually every terrorist attack in Europe or the US we see a common thread – that law enforcement officials knew about the attacker(s) in one way or another, or should have known. Here are some examples of how this is true:

*The Fort Hood terrorist of 2009 was an American Muslim serving in the US Army. Officials knew that he was a radical, that he was visiting extremist websites, but they did nothing about him. He killed 13 innocent American service personnel on a military installation in broad daylight.

*The Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was not even a US citizen, he had been interviewed by FBI over suspicious visits to terror enclaves in Russia but then was released and was able to do the bombing right under the noses of Boston police in the middle of the day.

*Now Here is the New York Times talking about the New York City bomber of September 17:

Two years before the bombings that Ahmad Khan Rahami is suspected of carrying out in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that his son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two law enforcement officials.

The father, Mohammad Rahami, in a brief interview on Tuesday, said that at the time he told agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his concern, his son had just had a fight with another of his sons and stabbed the man, leading to a criminal investigation.

“Two years ago I go to the F.B.I. because my son was doing really bad, O.K.?” he said. “But they check almost two months, they say, ‘He’s O.K., he’s clean, he’s not a terrorist.’ I say O.K.” He added: “Now they say he is a terrorist. I say O.K.”

It is not clear if officers ever interviewed Ahmad Rahami, but as investigators turn their focus to what might have motivated, inspired or led him to plant bombs … in Manhattan and on the Jersey Shore, new clues are emerging indicating that he may have been increasingly receptive to extremist ideology.

The elder Rahami’s report to FBI even came after his son had made repeated trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan. The younger Rahami even had spent three months in jail over the assault on his brother.

*The Nigerian terrorist Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to bring down an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, had been reported to international intelligence officials by his own father, a wealthy banker. Yet the younger Abdulmutallab still was able to board a US-bound airliner in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with a ticket purchased with cash – a terror red flag – with a valid visa to enter the US.

We know how this all works. It is under Obama and the socialists in Europe that our national security is leaving us exposed to terrorism. Look at this amazing story from Infowars.com:

Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. shut down an investigation into the mosque (that) Orlando killer Omar Mir Siddique Mateen attended because it “unfairly singled out Muslims.”

The Fort Pierce (Fla.) Islamic Center, where Mateen worshipped several times a week, was under investigation by both the FBI and DHS as early as 2011 for ties to a worldwide Islamic movement known as Tablighi Jamaal which was linked to several terrorist organizations.
But the investigation was shut down under pressure from the Clinton-run State Dept. and DHS’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Office out of fear of offending Muslims, according to recently retired DHS agent Philip Haney.

“The FBI had opened cases twice on him, and yet they found no evidence to charge him; it means they didn’t go through the same basic, analytical process that I went through over a three- or four-hour period in which I was able to link the mosque to my previous cases,” (Haney said). In other words, the FBI had limited options at stopping Mateen because it was ordered to back off its investigation into his mosque.

Left-wing and socialist governments never want to crack down because they are in a strange-bedfellows alliance with radical Islam. They are more worried about offending Muslims than defending their own citizens against terrorism. Look at this from Dailymail.co.uk (the Daily Mail newspaper in Britain) shortly after the December 2, 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, California, also about Phil Haney:

A founding member of (US) Department of Homeland Security says a database he spent years creating could have helped stop the San Bernardino terror attack, before (the database) was destroyed by (US) federal officials. Phil Haney, who investigated terror groups in the wake of 9/11, claims he investigated two groups with links to terror killers Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik as far back as 2012. If he had been allowed to continue his probe, (Haney) claims, it would have flagged the pair to the security services, and may have stopped them killing 14 people and injuring 21 in California last week. However, he says government civil rights officials destroyed the information he collected over fears he was unfairly profiling Muslims, investigated him, and then stripped him of his security clearance.

So we can see what happens to people who investigate terrorism and expose bad people. Just look at what happened to Phil Haney. And where did Rahami get the expertise to build bombs?

Who knows. This is the next big question. This is not something learned easily. Did he learn from someone inside the US? What were his connections here? And overseas? This all needs to be investigated.

Even the 9/11 attacks could have been easily prevented if law enforcement and immigration officials had been doing their jobs, like vetting the shabby visa applications from the hijackers from Saudi Arabia, or investigating suspicious Middle Eastern males taking flying lessons in Arizona. But under decades of politically-correct multiculturalism FBI, CIA and our immigration agencies have been gutted by the Democrats.

It all started in 1975 with the so-called Church Committee hearings chaired by Democrat senator Frank Church of Idaho. Those hearings were followed by decades of Democrat/media denunciation of our national security apparatus and volumes of legislation to curb the power and effectiveness of CIA and FBI.

It accelerated in 1995 when the Justice Department under Democrat president Bill Clinton officially built the “wall” between CIA and FBI that prevented the agencies from sharing intelligence, leading directly to the 9/11 attacks.

Here is more about our dangerous and incompetent Democrat-controlled immigration/security bureaucracy from Foxnews.com:

More than 800 illegal immigrants from countries of concern who were set for deportation were mistakenly granted U.S. citizenship because the Department of Homeland Security didn’t have their fingerprints on file, according to an internal audit released Monday.

The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration. In the case of 858 immigrants from “special interest countries or neighboring countries with high rates of immigration fraud,” the discrepancies weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases.

‘A few even managed to get aviation or transportation worker credentials, though they were later revoked. One became a law enforcement officer.

But hey, who could possibly want more questionable Muslims to come to the US? Liberals do, like the left-wing mayor of New York City. Reports Lifezette.com:

In the wake of a radical Islamic terrorist attack on New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is telling citizens not to worry about the threat of jihadist violence and pushing for even more questionably vetted migrants to be resettled in the United States. De Blasio and the mayors of London and Paris co-wrote an op-ed in which they said terrorism committed by refugees is “vanishingly rare.” “Militant violence is vanishingly rare,” the trio wrote in The New York Times on the heels of three separate attacks in the United States.

Oh, sure, these attacks are “vanishingly rare” and harmless unless you happen to be a victim like the people of San Bernardino or Orlando were. Or New York City on September 17. And then they are very, very real and not rare at all.

Meanwhile London’s new Muslim mayor said that “terror attacks are part and parcel of life in a big city”.

The residents of New York City should take note of this quote.

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