Skip to comments.Soomro a host to Obama in Pakistan (Within 200 miles to Osama bin Laden)
Posted on 09/23/2008 6:50:49 PM PDT by red flanker
NEW YORK: Chairman Senate Muhammadmian Soomro may be having a friend in White House if Barak Hussain Obama finally succeeds in his presidential bid.
Hardly a few people know about Soomro's link with Obama, which he never discussed it in public. But in private interactions with influential Pakistanis here in the US, Obama disclosed that Soomro's father was his host when he went on a hunting expedition in Jacobabad during his visit to Pakistan in 1981.
While in Karachi, Obama had stayed at the residence of his college friend, Hassan Chandio. In Jacobabad, he was the guest of Soomro family. Muhammadmian Soomro confirmed this information and said it was his first meeting with Obama.
"Yes, he had been our guest and spent three days in Jacobabad," he told The News. Soomro, presently in the US, his second home, said an American friend had told his father, Ahmadmian Soomro, about Obama's arrival in Pakistan and asked him to look after the American. Soomro's father was the deputy speaker of West Pakistan Assembly and had also later served in the Senate.
Ahmadmian Soomro had also served in banking industry and was considered a pioneer in cooperative banking. By the time Soomro's father had hosted Obama, he was only a college student who went to Pakistan on his way from Indonesia where his mother was working with the Ford Foundation's micro credit finance project. Also Obama's mother was a frequent traveller to Pakistan and according to Time Magazine, she had a little bit proficiency in speaking Urdu.
When Soomro was asked about the person who referred Obama to his father, he said he nowadays lived in some country in South America. He was, however, reluctant to disclose his identity, saying he will have to seek permission from that man before giving his profile.
Although, Obama has not disclosed his link with Soomro, he mentioned it during his canvassing campaign while talking to a Pakistani American, Shahid Ahmad Khan, member of Board of Trustees Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The Θbama campaign told reporters that his trip to Pakistan in 1981 took him to Karachi and Hyderabad which would make it seem he was on the periphery of the country. Now, it seems Θbama went at least 300 miles north of Karachi to Jacobabad (named after Colonial British General who fought in 19th century Afghan campaign). This puts Θbama with 150-200 miles of where Osama bin Laden in Quetta! Isn't this worth a mention in any of his books or speeches? He seems to have been forced to disclose his trip because of news about a passport database breach in the State Dept.
The year 1981 is notable because Reagan was sworn in and the American hostages in Iran were released almost simultaneously. Θbama was in a country that was under martial law until 1985 and was adjacent to two countries in civil turmoil. Yet NOT ONE WORD about his trip until his disclosure in April of 2008.
wowowow... what a coincidence, eh? It’s a small world after all!
is anyone else just the slightest bit worried that a possible future President has long standing personla undisclosed ties with the Head politician of Pakistan.
Karachi is the home of the Taliban, today. And radicals always.
Yeah, I wondered about that too. Someone needs to ask him if he has ever been hunting.
Also, did ya notice that they used Obama’s middle name in the article?....must be a reason.
Well, now we have some names to research. Let’s get on it! We have loads of work to do.
Muhammed Hasan Chandio is the guy he stayed with. I found this so far:
“Chandio is now a self-employed financial consultant, living in Armonk in Westchester county, New York. According to The Times, he has donated the maximum, $2,300, to Obama’s primary campaign and an additional $309 for the general elections.”
Why isn’t the MSM looking into this trip that Barack Obama made to Pakistan during his Occidental years?? How was it that HE could enter a country that AMERICANS were banned from visiting at the time?? Did he have an Indonesian passport that would have allowed him to travel there? How did he have the money to travel there?? How is that he was hosted in Pakistan by Muhammadian Mian Soomro who was told to “watch over him” by an un-named individual living in South America today? Why is the trip not mentioned in his books?? Why a sudden transfer to Columbia University after that trip and why are his Columbia years a secret??
Here is the BEST question....Why is the MSM ignoring this story and focusing instead on Gov.Sarah Palin’s every word and deed in her life???? Someone had better do some hard questioning of Barack Obama (or whatever other names he has had....) SHAME ON THE MEDIA!!!!!!! We need to know these answers NOW!!
Barrack Obama is like a Muslim Zelig.
I don’t understand the linking in the article between Obama’s 1981 trip and Osama bin Laden being in Pakistan now. Was Osama in Pakistan in 1981?
Guess I am behind. Atlas has had this for quite some time.
Would like to see disclosure of FBI files about this- such as passport he used and name he traveled under.
Craig Livingstone- where are you??
OCTOBER SURPRISE will be served up very soon. The beginning of the end of Obama’s run is coming!
What passpoet did he travel on?
What name was on that passport?
Can you say Manchurian Canidate?
Stay tuned to as the World Churns or Do you smell Obama’s bacan cooking.
Okay, this NEEDS to be investigated. Obama has questioned everything sarah has ever done....these are serious questions.
“The Obama campaign says Obama was in Pakistan for about three weeks, staying with his friend’s family in Karachi and also visiting Hyderabad in Southern India. NOW, It all sounds very innocent, a college trip to Pakistan. Pakistan was in turmoil in 1981 and ruled of martial law. Millions of Afghan refugees were living in Pakistan, while the Afghan Mujahedeen operated from bases inside Pakistan in their war with the Soviets. One of the leaders that based his operation in Quetta, Pakistan was Usama Bin Laden (The Sheik). Pakistan was on the banned travel list for US Citizens at the time and all non-Muslim visitors were not welcome unless sponsored by their embassy for official business. There would be only a few reasons a young Westerner of the Muslim faith would travel to Pakistan in 1981: To Participate in Jihad, which is the duty of every True Believer. For religious education in a Wahabbi sect, Saudi funded, Madrassa. In order to purchase drugs from the drug marketplace. Pakistan was not a tourist stop nor the place to hang out with someone’s family in 1981.
What years would those be?? Was Pakistan off limits to persons with an American passport during that time?
There ya go! These are questions that MUST be answered. Obama has brought it up, he has to answer them.
Let’s send this to O’Reilly and everyone else, until someone investigates it.
see post 15.
I think my question in #16 was answered in tuckrdout’s post immediately above mine. I’ve been following threads that mentioned Obama’s trip to Pakistan, but didn’t see the big issue with it. Now I understand.
Interesting. Stay on this
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