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Why Barack Obama listed his birthplace as Kenya
Doug Ross@Journal ^ | 5/19/12 | Doug Ross

Posted on 05/20/2012 5:44:11 AM PDT by pookie18

The biography provided by Barack Obama to his literary agent specified his birthplace as "Kenya". And, over the course of 17 years, despite multiple revisions by Obama, the Kenyan birthplace remained a fundamental part of the bio on the agent's website.

Was Barack actually born in Kenya? I seriously doubt it, even though Michelle Obama has publicly stated that Kenya is her husband's "home country". Contemporary newspaper listings in Honolulu, for example, list the time and place of his birth. While this isn't ironclad proof, to be sure, it's good enough for me.

No, my suspicion is that Mr. Obama manipulated his birthplace intentionally (and cynically) to take advantage of certain benefits unavailable to those born in the United States.

Bookworm Room describes why that might have been. We need to set the Wayback Machine to 1978, when young Obama was seeking admission to college.

1978 isn’t just any year. It’s a very special year. It was the year that the Supreme Court decided Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) 438 U.S. 265... [and] held that [the] race-based admission process was unconstitutional.

With that decision, Obama, who was a self-confessed slacker in high school, suddenly lost his e-ticket to a good college. He couldn’t know then (nor would it have mattered) that the various concurrences in this deeply divided opinion would eventually open the door to colleges and universities making race a “factor” in admission, so much so that this “factor-ness” eventually created a whole new quota system.

My best guess is that, denied an opportunity to use quota systems to parlay a lousy academic record into a quality college admission, Obama searched around for other means of bypassing his academic failings. It was this search that led him to announce that he was Kenyan. I’m sure that a certain amount of digging will reveal that, just when the Bakke decision came down, American universities were engaged in some sort of pro-active policy involving increasing the number of African nationals on America’s college campuses. Obama was happy to oblige the universities in this effort by co-opting his father’s nationality, and burying the fact that he was a garden-variety American black kid.

There’s the nexus — In 1978, Obama, who already then was willing to lie to achieve his goals, created a false identity to deal with the changes the Bakke decision wrought on college admissions.

This appears to be an extremely plausible explanation for Obama's refusal to release any of his college transcripts.

My guess is that this scenario -- or one similar to it -- helps explain why Obama enjoys the company of race-hustlers like Al Sharpton.

And where was the media for lo these many years? Busy investigating Sarah Palin's elementary school chums?

TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics
KEYWORDS: 1978; admissions; bakke; birthcertificate; jihad; kenyanbornmuzzie; kgb; michaelrivero; naturalborncitizen; obama; patricelumumbaschool; race; rivero; russia; uodcvsbakke; uofc; uofcvsbakke
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To: pookie18
If he WAS born in Hawaii, he was born Steve Dunham, NOT Barrack Hussein Obama, II.
101 posted on 05/20/2012 8:53:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: sirchtruth
Could you clarify this?


Allow yourself to believe that Obama's teenage mother did not travel halfway around the world to an African craphole to give birth to her baby. Allow yourself to accept that Obama's birth certificate, birth announcements, Hawaiian state officials and his Indonesian school records are all telling the truth that he was born in Hawaii.

Now accepting the above, at some point in his adult life Barack Obama submitted a biography of himself to a literary agent for publication that was completely bogus. Bogus birthplace and occupations that his parents didn't become until long after he was born. Why did he do this? And why did nobody find it until now? That's the real story.

102 posted on 05/20/2012 9:00:20 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: sirchtruth
Thank you for your service!

Thanks! It's an honor.

103 posted on 05/20/2012 9:01:14 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: 9YearLurker

Sometimes she is very busy (actually always, probably) so if you don’t hear from her let me know; I figure she’ll ping me too but just in case. I will do some searching around if she doesn’t respond, her husband is a pastor and today is Sunday so she may not be around on FR much today.

104 posted on 05/20/2012 9:04:10 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Yaelle
He may have entered college as an Indonesian. He had the passport and was an Indonesian citizen. Indonesia may have provided him some scholarship money for all we know.

There isn’t assistance from the USA or the institution itsel for foreign students. But there often is money from their own country to sponsor their learning in America.

It would be extraordinary for Barack Hussein Obama to have received such financial assistance from Indonesia, and you can guarantee that he would tout that honor to the skies in places like this:

Remember, the Kenyan Clown just got through having himself inserted into numerous presidential biographies that have absolutely nothing to do with himself.

If he could claim such a unique honor as Indonesia funding his college education, I believe that he would certainly have bragged greatly about it.

105 posted on 05/20/2012 9:09:44 AM PDT by snowsislander (Please, America, no more dog-eating Kenyan cokeheads in the Oval Office.)
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To: ncfool
Lying at all costs is not an American trait.

Oh no? I would think that a FReeper would pay more attention to what politicians say. Of course one could make the argument that politicians are not Americans, but that would lead to a plethora of threads here.

106 posted on 05/20/2012 9:11:49 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Drew68
Now accepting the above, at some point in his adult life Barack Obama submitted a biography of himself to a literary agent for publication that was completely bogus. Bogus birthplace and occupations that his parents didn't become until long after he was born. Why did he do this? And why did nobody find it until now? That's the real story.

Ok, this is what I thought you were getting at.

This stuff is going to catch up to him sooner or later. It's like Bill Clinton with his sexcapades except this stuff is so much more indicting. Hiding your records is definitely scum of the earth like. At the very least every American should ask themselves is WHY is he hiding these records and or forging them?

107 posted on 05/20/2012 9:26:08 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: little jeremiah
Guessing it's just an error. My daughter taught a course at Columbia College in Chicago (just an interesting coincidence).

108 posted on 05/20/2012 9:31:32 AM PDT by pookie18 (...OK, plan C: Newt or Rick...I guess it's plan D now)
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To: pookie18

Sure are a lot of “errors” with this fiend.

109 posted on 05/20/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: sirchtruth

To me it’s very simple. If he were born in HI as he (now) claims, and his birth name was BHO, and his parents are the purported ones, why all the subtrefuge? There has to be reasons for the subtrefuge and forgeries.

The only rational assumption is that his (now) stated place of birth, birth name, and/or parentage are false. Any one, two, or as I conclude, all three.

110 posted on 05/20/2012 9:59:56 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: sueQ

Yes, that is me...that is is me that you are talking about....but I repeat myself. I am not a birther but.....why is it so difficult to piece together the unadulterated facts....those written, spoken, videotaped when obama had not an inkling of an idea of becoming president.....all of those extant prnouncements coincide with the fact that obama is Kenyan......but....I am not a birther.....

111 posted on 05/20/2012 11:11:05 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: sueQ
In short, there is no academic advantage for Obama to have claimed foreign status, and there is a distinct economic disadvantage

There's a fair amount of evidence that Bill Ayers' parents paid for Obama's schooling.

No economic hardship there.

112 posted on 05/20/2012 1:24:12 PM PDT by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: bigdaddy45; Hotlanta Mike; TheCipher; little jeremiah; bitt; STARWISE; onyx; edge919; ...

Pinging a bunch of people to this because it includes an update I still need to make on my blog.

First off, the newspaper announcement microfilms have been manipulated. Scratches that were present in earlier copies were missing when copies were later taken from the same microfilms - in multiple libraries. At the Library of Cognress, the microfilm box had its call number changed to something else and then changed back - apparently so that the particular microfilm roll (Aug 1-15, 1961) could be lost for a while and then found again. And that particular roll of film had a thick scratch that ended on the page right before Obama’s birth announcement page. I believe that’s also one of the microfilms where there were 2 copies of that page (the page right before the page with Obama’s birth announcement) - like whoever inserted the faked 2nd half of the microfilm put the splice AFTER that page rather than before it.

And I’ve documented on my blog that the stories we were told (about where the announcement images that were posted online came from) are absolutely false. The Star-Bulletin images were not independently copied from the microfilms at the Hawaii State Library by 2 different individuals, as claimed. They are identical SCANS (right down to the waviness of the scan edges) of the same image (right down to the same hair in the microfilm reader) as was given by somebody at the Advertiser office to Michael Rivero at I documented this at

I had to do some digging to find out what really happened with the Advertiser announcement, after having it pointed out that I misread the year that the full-page image I referenced was actually posted. It was posted a year later than I thought. So I need to update that part of that blog post to insert what happened in the year before that full-page image actually got posted:

Turns out that what Lori Starfelt (and “Infidel Granny” received from the HSL librarian was a deliberately cropped, deliberately blurred (actually unreadable) microfilm-copy clipping that violated the library’s copyright protocols, plus a “close-up” of just the 3-4 announcements including Obama’s that were actually readable. So there was nothing shown that couldn’t have been EASILY photoshopped.

According to the e-mail from the librarian, Starfelt received those images after she specifically asked the librarian to find Obama’s birth announcement, contrary to the story she told publicly. We can’t ask her about it now, because she suddenly died of what was claimed to be ovarian cancer, right around the time I was bringing up the microfilm anomalies in preparation for posting the post linked to above. Her husband was Brad Mays, a photographer for her documentary about the 2008 democratic primary - who became gun-shy of criticizing the Obama people after his equipment was stolen right before a critical shoot. That theft was right around the same time as the deaths of Bill Gwatney and Stephanie Tubbs - which Starfelt’s colleagues have said were assassinations to scare Bill Clinton away from revealing Obama’s known ineligibility.

The image that finally emerged of a whole page was originally posted by Jeena paradies at wikileaks. It was posted in an optical-recognition format, since I was able to find it by Googling for “Norman Asing”. IOW, it was not a jpg; it was a pdf with optical character recognition - which is a forgery method that is used to alter text within a document.

Shortly after that was posted by Wikileaks it was taken down because the same image - which still had C&P lines under Obama’s announcement - was given to Michael Rivero at whatreallyhappened by somebody at the Advertiser office, supposedly taken from the microfilm at the Advertiser office.

Later, days after the 2008 election, the Advertiser published an on-line article about Obama’s boyhood homes which contained what they claimed to be an image of the birth announcement from the Advertiser office’s microfilm. Trouble is, the C&P lines were missing. The context of the whole page could not be seen because all but a small “magnified” section was deliberately blurred. I know it was deliberately blurred because 2 other publications later used that image (complete with the “magnified” section) with the permission of the Advertiser, and the whole page was NOT blurred.

IOW, the full-page image from Jeena paradies was in the format necessary to insert different words that show up in the same font as was used in the original document (much like how the Cold Case Posse was able to change Obama’s OCR-enabled BC on the video they presented at the presser). That document was first posted on Wikileaks and very shortly thereafter passed off to Michael Rivero as if it came from the Advertiser office’s microfilm, and the Wikileaks version was scrubbed from the web. Later, after people had expressed suspicion about the C&P lines under Obama’s announcement, the Advertiser published a blurred version of the whole page, with a “magnified” version that lacked the C&P lines from the copy they had given Michael Rivero. IOW, the Advertiser office claimed that their microfilm had the “scratch lines” under Obama’s announcement when they made the copy for Michael Rivero but no longer had those “scratch lines” when they copied it for their own article several weeks later.

There’s more that could be said too, but this is enough for now.

I will add, though, that Mike Zullo of the Cold Case Posse mentioned during follow-up questions at the presser that the birth announcements included foreign births and births for children who were already several years old by the time of the birthdate the announcements claimed. So even if there had been announcements for Obama, it wouldn’t have to mean anything.

But given the manipulation of the microfilms and the lies about where images came from, I don’t believe Obama’s birth was ever announced in those papers.

In addition to that, you need to read the monkey business by the HDOH regarding Virginia Sunahara’s records, their altering the birth index to include legally non-valid records, and their alteration of the BC#’s for at least Virginia Sunahara and Stig Waidelich. A good start for you to understand the basic picture of that is at

And the reason for HDOH’s obfuscation rather than simply verifying Obama’s birth facts for AZ SOS Ken Bennett (documented at ) is explained at .

113 posted on 05/20/2012 2:44:21 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: pepsionice

Please read the post I just posted at to understand why this story actually DOESN’T make sense.

114 posted on 05/20/2012 2:46:58 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: TheCipher

A point that takes on special relevance considering that Mike Zullo revealed at the presser that the birth announcements include foreign births and the births of children who were already 2 years old by the date of birth actually announced in the papers.

But in the post at (post 113) I show why I believe Obama’s name was not actually announced in those papers. I believe Virginia Sunahara’s name was originally there. He stole her spot in the newspaper announcements and her BC# - just like anybody guilty of identity fraud might do...

115 posted on 05/20/2012 2:51:07 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: randita

Film producer Bettina Viviano says she heard Bill Clinton say he knew that Obama was not eligible. Top democrats told her and Michele Thomas that Bill and Hillary were planning to reveal Obama’s ineligibility but were scared away by the critically-timed deaths of Bill’s good friend (and Arkansas Democrat Party chair) Bill Gwatney and Rep Stephanie Tubbs - both of whom had agreed to actually present the petition at the Dem National Convention and died within 2 weeks of the convention.

IOW, Bill and Hillary DID have the goods on Obama. But the Soros-Obama machine threatened them into silence.

Some links to get you started:

116 posted on 05/20/2012 3:04:36 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

Very interesting.

117 posted on 05/20/2012 3:05:33 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: butterdezillion

Very interesting.

118 posted on 05/20/2012 3:06:08 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: pookie18

There is sure a lot of ink, time and energy being expended to say, ‘Sure, Obama copped a huge, major, fundamental lie, but don’t worry—you can trust everything he said *after* that. It was just that one lie at the beginning; everything else he said is true.’

How does this make sense on any level? A person capable of lying on Obama’s order of magnitude is not going to suddenly turn honest. He lies pathologically—and that includes everything he’s said about HI. What’s that old saying, fool me once...?

People seem to be begging Obama to fool them over and over. When will they stop covering for him, and simply ask the Malignant Narcissist to come clean???

119 posted on 05/20/2012 3:10:05 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: 9YearLurker

I believe he pushed his Kenyan heritage and the five years he spent in Indonesia in the admissions documents. Any high school guidance counselor would have advised him to.

Maybe that’s not “gaming” the system in the technical sense, but it’s pointing out his “diversity” which has been very important in the college admissions process for decades.

120 posted on 05/20/2012 3:12:19 PM PDT by randita
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