What is the truth about Barack Hussein Øbama jr ? Who are his parents? Where was he born? Is he a U.S. citizen given that he was adopted by an Indonesian? How did he end up with the name Soebarkah? Why was he dropped from his mother’s passport when he was still a minor?There are many unanswered questions and it seems that the deliberate hiding of all records by this man is only adding to the frustration of a good many people.
First of all, let me deal with the issue of the parents. There are several theories with regards to combinations of people who are allegedly his parents. According to his own narrative, the mother is Stanley Ann Dunham and the father is Barack Obama Sr. who was a Kenyan student at the University of Hawaii. According to the narrative Ann met Barack in Russian class. Only one person has placed Ann with Barack Sr. at the time that she was supposed to have fallen pregnant. That person was Neil Abercrombie, who claimed that he saw her once or twice when a group of Communists met together for coffee. It is a vague memory, and nothing like what Abercrombie is now claiming.
A second theory is that the father is Frank Marshall Davis – this is one that I personally discount because Barry looks nothing like FMD or FMD’s son, and especially nothing like FMD in later life. A third theory is that Malcolm X is the father, and yes there is some resemblance, but Ann was not in Washington state when she became pregnant – unless Barry was born earlier than August 4th 1961 and then the Pandora’s box is opened.
A third theory is that the mother is not Ann, but it is Madelyn, and that the father is Frank Marshall Davis. Once again I discount this theory based upon the photographs of each. Barry is sparse, his grandmother is far more rounded in the face, as is Frank Marshall Davis.
The fourth theory is that the father is Stanley Dunham and the mother is a prostitute from Hawaii. This particular theory does not really have any legs, and I see no evidence to support this one, except that Barry does in fact look like his grandfather.
Here is the reason why I think that it is not necessarily correct to use the argument that “Barry does not look like Øbama sr.”. An examination of the photographs shows that Barry, Ann and Stanley Dunham resemble each other. This is not necessarily surprising when one takes into consideration that it is common for children to look like their grandparents rather than their parents.( In fact I have two sons who resembled their maternal grandfather at birth and into early childhood. Both of my sons have blond hair just like their grandfather. ) It is all about inherited genes.
Having discounted most of the theories, I am going along with the narrative that Øbama is the son of Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. per the “official birth narrative”. This leads to the next question: where was he born?
The place of birth has not been definitively resolved for the simple reason that a long form birth certificate from Hawaii has not surfaced. Without the long form birth certificate there is a lack of evidence with regard to both the hospital and medical staff present when Barry was born. In my view this remains an open question. However, for the purpose of discussing citizenship, I will go along with the birth narrative, that Barry was born in Hawaii.
With Hawaii as the place of birth being the starting point, the issue now becomes one of citizenship. What is Barry’s citizenship status? If Barack Øbama sr. is the father, then at birth, regardless of where he was born, Barry is a dual citizen, and is not a Natural Born Citizen, which is the requirement laid down in the Constitution of the USA for a person to be eligible to become President.
Why dual citizen? The answer to this question should be simple: Barack Obama Sr. was never an American citizen, or even intending to become an American citizen. He was a foreign student on a foreign student visa who had both Kenyan and British citizenship. According to British law at the time it is the father who passes on citizenship, meaning that Barry was born with British-Kenyan citizenship as well as possible American citizenship at the time of his birth. There are several cases that deal with the issue of citizenship which have been raised as allegedly related to Barry’s citizenship status. One of the is Kim Wong Ark, but the details do not match since in that case both parents were Chinese citizens who were long term residents in the USA. In Barry’s case his mother is a US citizen. At best Barry is a US citizen but not a Natural Born citizen. His putative father being a British citizen means that he does not meet that requirement.
However, Barry’s status as a citizen gets quite murky because Ann Dunham, who had allegedly married Barack Obama Sr. and then divorced him (upon learning that he lied about his first wife), then married another foreign student, this time from Indonesia, by the name of Lolo Soetoro. It is interesting to note that Ann’s attempt to get Lolo Soetoro permanent residency in the USA failed. As a result she ended up moving with her Indonesian husband to Indonesia, taking Barry with her. According to Ann’s passport Barry was dumped as her dependent and the name Soebarkah appeared on the passport application when he was dumped (the application shows Barry’s name being crossed off the application as being a dependent child). It seems that Barry was given the name Soebarkah when he was adopted in Indonesia by Lolo Soetoro.
The Indonesian school records that were discovered prior to the attempt to scrub the Indonesian records indicates that Barry went to a Catholic school for a short time and that he was there under the name of Barry Soetoro, not Barry Obama. However around the age of 10 Barry returned to Hawaii.
There are a few questions that can be raised at this point: If Barry was adopted by Lolo Soetoro in Indonesia as the records suggest, was this notified to Hawaii, and then as a result of that notification (via the US embassy in Jakarta), was Barry’s original birth records sealed? Did the grandparents seek to change the records when Barry returned to Hawaii? Where is the evidence that Barry had his US citizenship restored upon his permanent return to Hawaii?
There are of course, many other questions that can be raised, and only when all of the school records are released will any of it be resolved. One major question to be asked: what name did Barry use at school? There is some evidence that he used the name Obama because it has appeared in a school year book, so that raises the question of granny choosing to use that name rather than Soetoro but what about when Barry enrolled at Occidental? Did he go there under the name of Obama or Soetoro?
As well as these issues, there is the Chicago connections. These connections are quite interesting, especially when Barry has denied his personal friendship with the Weather Underground figures of William Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn. How far back does that relationship actually go? When did Barry first meet William Ayers?