This day in WND history: Obama admin deceived Congress about Boston bombing

Boston Marathon bombing

Boston Marathon bombing

Janet Napolitano deceived Congress about Boston bombing

May 23, 2016: Department of Homeland Security officer Philip Haney saw something nobody else in the intelligence and law-enforcement community was seeing.

Four years before the Boston Marathon bombing, he began developing a file on the mosque attended by the perpetrators of the attack, the Tsarnaev brothers.

The information Haney uploaded to a National Targeting Center database – which is available to Department of Homeland Security officers at the nation’s ports of entry – documented the Islamic Society of Boston’s extensive ties to terrorism.

One day after the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and injured 264 more, a Saudi student who was at the scene, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, was under investigation.

Haney, with a nexus to the case because of his ongoing investigation of the Boston mosque, searched Alharbi’s name in one of the NTC databases.

Bingo. Alharbi’s file showed he was an armed and dangerous terrorist who was about to be deported.

Haney brought the information to the attention of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and later that week, Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., confronted then-DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano with it.

Citing the DHS slogan “If you see something, say something,” Duncan asked why someone who not only was at the scene of the bombing, but also described by authorities as a person of interest in the case, was about to be deported.

An indignant Napolitano refused to answer, ridiculing Duncan for asking a question she said was “so full of misstatements and misapprehensions that it’s just not worthy of an answer.”

To this day, many of the details of the Saudi’s entrance and exit from the Boston story remain a mystery to the public.

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That’s hot! Paris Hilton ad crashes server

parishiltonburger1May 23, 2005Burger chain Carl’s Jr. said its commercial featuring TV sex kitten Paris Hilton was so hot, its Web servers suffered a meltdown.

“It was a mixed blessing,” said Brad Haley, executive vice president of marketing for Carl’s Jr. “We wanted to create a Paris Hilton site that would attract visitors, and we certainly achieved that objective. Unfortunately, we just weren’t prepared for the influx of traffic, and disappointed a number of visitors. It turned out that Paris was too hot for our servers.”

As WND previously reported, Hilton was shown in the 30-second spot eating a spicy burger while washing a Bentley in a revealing swimsuit, prompting concerns of indecency on broadcast airwaves.

“This commercial is basically soft-core porn,” said Melissa Caldwell, research director for the Parents Television Council. “It’s inappropriate for television.”

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This day in WND history: Obama admin deceived Congress about Boston bombing
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