it's an actual threat.
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.” Every day, DHS
Customs and Border Protection officers watch entering and exiting many
individuals associated with known terrorist affiliations, then look for
patterns. Enforcing a political scrubbing of records of Muslims greatly
affected our ability to do that. Even worse, going forward, my
colleagues and I were prohibited from entering pertinent information
into the database.
Some of these people WANT the terrorists to succeed in getting in and making attacks.
Unintended consequences, the rare-earth edition.