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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

A logical and electrocodicological examination of the email with all of Obama's Birth Certificate information on it

For background on this post, see:

A few days ago I received an email showing more details on Barack Hussein Obama II's Kenyan birth certificate than I had seen yet. I attempted to copy it here, but the graphics didn't come through. I then emailed it to my blog, which worked a little better, but the photos were cut off due to column restrictions. Now that I found the whole thing at this website, I'm deleting the graphics from my original post, leaving in just the text and my comments. I'm still willing to email it to anyone upon request, but for now let's just go with my analysis.

"Here it is, folks! The document we have been waiting for!Now if only SOMEONE in Congress or the Supreme Court will act on this!
Spread this around.....if these documents are as authentic as they certainly seem to be, Obama is NOT qualified to be our President and he sits in the White House illegally!
This is what Obama has spent almost $2M (so far) to hide."

Note that two allegations are being made:
1) these documents are authentic;
2) Obama has spent almost two million dollars to suppress the fact of his Kenyan birth.

In response,
1) Snopes has provided evidence that the Certified Copy of Registration of Birth is a forgery. I believe they're probably right, for several reasons:
a) The artifact has been traced back to a particular online image (an Australian CCRB) that was manipulated with information available online. In other words, there is no provenance for the image as presented, but there is provenance for the image as manipulated. Like's fake Hawaiian certificate, it's an electronic forgery.
b) The number and other background information exactly match those of the online Australian exemplar. In other words, it was a rushed job by a careless forger.
c) The Certificate mentions the Republic of Kenya, which didn't apparently exist as such on the date specified. In other words, the forger didn't do his homework.

Okay, so much for one piece of evidence. But remember that in a court of law, the nullification of one piece of evidence has no bearing on the authenticity of any other piece of evidence. Mere intrusion of falsified evidence into a case does not cast doubt on any other piece of evidence, unless it can be independently brought under suspicion. So, on to the other document, the Coast Province General Hospital Certificate of Birth.

First of all, in examining this photograph I was amazed to find out how accurately my first depiction of it had been, based totally on a screen capture from a video actually filmed in Kenya. The Rense image is, naturally, much clearer--which most likely indicates that it is an actual photo of a physical object, not a manipulated screen image. Furthermore, we have full provenance for this artifact: it was obtained by a named individual on a specified date from a given location in Kenya--exactly where it would be expected to be found. Nobody could expect to make this all up just from information available online. So on its face, it shows no signs of forgery. But let's go on to see what Snopes has to say about it:

"This document exhibited many of the same red flags as the previous forgery. . ."

This assertion absolutely defies logic. Snopes listed only three red flags for the previous document, and only one of them is shared by both. Under no stretch of the imagination could one out of three be considered "many of the same." So those of us committed to the truth can stop right there. Snopes is carrying water for the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Nothing Snopes has to say on the matter can be trusted. But we'll analyse it regardless:

". . . including its identification of the location of Barack Obama's birth as Mombasa . . . a thousand miles to the east. It didn't even have an international airport until 1979."

There are several problems with this assertion, starting with a very basic math problem: Kenya is only five hundred miles wide (which comes out to about 1000 kilometers from Nyanza to Mombasa--hmmm). And due east of Nyanza is not Mombasa, Kenya, but Kismaayo, Somalia; some 300 miles up the coast from Mombasa. So Snopes apparently quoted this 'authoritative' source without even so much as a cursory glance at a map of Kenya--one measured in miles, that is. It doesn't appear that Snopes has much regard for the truth at this point, but we'll keep going.

The 'authoritative' but unnamed source (probably David Weigel) makes much of there not being an international airport in Mombasa. That's totally beside the point; there's an international airport in Nairobi, and it's only fifteen hours by train from Mombasa; that's shorter than the flight from Nairobi to Honolulu. That leaves enough time for three days in the hospital and one more to get out of the country by Barry's fourth day. And as for Mombasa being such a suspicious location in which to be born, guess what: a lot of births happen at surprising times and locations. The whole point of the story is that Barry's birth came somewhat unexpectedly, and Ann was taken to the nearest hospital to have him. And furthermore, Snopes has the whole scenario backwards: this isn't a 'second' document, but the original with which the whole fury erupted, and the primary source for the information incorporated into the subsequent forgery. We could question Orly Taitz' intelligence for accepting the latter at face value, but no more so than Snopes for doing the same with their woefully inaccurate source.

So, to conclude, the original email brushed aside questions about the authenticity of the documents establishing Barack Hussein Obama as having been born in Mombasa, Kenya. Snopes asserted their inauthenticity, using untruthful information to support this claim. Both were wrong. There is almost no chance that the document without provenance is authentic; but almost no chance that the provenanced document isn't. (Briefly, for those wondering what 'provenanced' means, it refers to knowing where something came from--not something that 'just appeared' from who knows when and where, as did the online forged Certificates from Mombasa and Honolulu). On to the next point.

Secondly, did Barack Obama spend 2 million dollars to suppress this information? The answer is a bit nuanced: Obama does have a legal fund, and has paid lawyers to take steps to make his records unavailable for public review. While none of that money has been recorded as being spent on these specific two documents, he has apparently ordered suppression or even deletion of the following records:
All Presidential Archives relating to him (one of his very first executive orders as president)
His hospital birth records
His mother's passport records prior to 1965
His kindergarten records from Honolulu, Hawaii
His Foreign Student application
His records from Occidental College and Columbia University
His Columbia thesis
His Harvard Law School records
His Harvard Law Review articles
His scholarly articles from the University of Chicago
His passport records
His medical records
His files from his years as an Illinois state senator
His Illinois State Bar Association records
His Indonesian adoption records

I can imagine that all this could well have cost $2 million, and as far as I know no one in the Obama camp is even willing to discuss this claim, much less refute it.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2014: This whole list has been shown to be specious.

Okay, back to the email.

"A British history buff was asked if he could find out who the colonial registrar was for Mombasa in 1961. After only a few minutes of research, he called back and said "Sir Edward F. Lavender” Note the same name near the bottom of the photo above. Source(s): “ Kenya Dominion Record 4667 Australian library."

This all relates to the forged document, the provenance of which was an altered Australian certificate. Nothing about this smacks of authenticity, but it's only a red herring to distract from the authentic Kenyan birth certificate.

"The Mombasa Registrar of Births has testified that Obama's birth certificate from Coast Province General Hospital in Mombasa is genuine. This copy was obtained by Lucas Smith through the help of a Kenyan Colonel who recently got it directly from the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya.

Lucas Smith, of course, is the man who originally obtained the Kenyan Birth Certificate. Any information about him would best come directly from him, but the email appears to have gotten this pretty close.

"The local Muslim Imam in Mombasa named Barack with his Muslim middle name Hussein so his official name on this certificate is Barack Hussein Obama II."

There's no evidence behind this statement as far as I know, just speculation.

The grandmother of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. reveals the story of his birth in Mombasa , Kenya , a seaport, after his mother suffered labor pains while swimming at ocean beach in Mombasa. . . On August 4, 1961 Obama's mother, father and grandmother were attending a Muslim festival in Mombasa, Kenya."

I still don't know where this tidbit came from, but it's easily falsifiable. Was there a Muslim festival on August 4, 1961 in Mombasa? I haven't seen any evidence pro or con. One would think the debunkers could answer the question fairly easily. As for myself, I doubt there was. This statement is not provenanced and was probably made up off the top of someone's head. This doesn't prove that Barack Obama was never born, however! It's pretty obvious that he was born; the only question is, where? Obama has made a point not to answer that question to any reasonable person's satisfaction.

"Mother had been refused entry to airplanes due to her nine month pregnancy. It was a hot August day at the festival so the Obama’s went to the beach to cool off. While swimming in the ocean his mother experienced labor pains so was rushed to the Coast Provincial General Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya where Obama was born a few hours later at 7:21 pm on August 4, 1961(what a sad day for the USA!)"

I suspect this was made up based on a couple observations. Yes, obviously pregnant women were barred from air travel in those days, but first births, especially to teenagers, are almost never that fast, and any given day in Mombasa is hot; it's nearly on the equator! And there was nothing intrinsically sad for the USA that a boy was born in Kenya on that day or any other.

"Four days later his mother flew to Hawaii and registered his birth in Honolulu as a certificate of live birth which omitted the place and hospital of birth."

We won't know if this is true until we are allowed to see the actual certificate. But who could have known this information? His grandmother, for one, but she conveniently died just before this question was raised. I'm afraid this is not the statement of an eyewitness.

"Letter from Kitau in Mombasa , Kenya:
I happen to be Kenyan. I was born 1 month before Obama at Mombasa medical center. I am a teacher here at the MM Shaw Primary School in Kenya. I compared my birth certificate to the one that has been put out by Taitz and mine is exactly the same. I even have the same registrar and format. The type is identical."

We could really stand to examine this witness in court, inasmuch as he provides a key to one of the stickiest problems of the Kenyan Certificate: the dating scheme. The Certificate bears the dates 11/29/1942, 8/5/1961, and 8/7/1961. In the standard British format, these would have read 29/11/1942, 5/8/1961, and 7/8/1961. It would seem most peculiar that James Ang'Awa, John Odongo, and the Mombasa registration clerk all used the American format. We would practically need another birth certificate from the same period, bearing the same signatures, to be assured that this was not an American forgery. Thus Kitau's verbal and material testimony is essential. Where is he?

"I am by nature a skeptical person. I teach science here and challenge most things that cannot be proven. So I went to an official registrar today and pulled up the picture on the web. They magnified it and determined it to be authentic. There is even a plaque with Registrar Lavenders name on it as he was a Brit and was in charge of the Registrar office from 1959 until January of 1964. The reason the date on the certificate says republic of Kenya is that we were a republic when the "copy" of the original was ordered. I stress the word "copy". My copy also has republic of Kenya. So what you say is true about Kenya not being a republic at the time of Obama's birth, however it was a republic when the copy was ordered."

Kitau is here a witness for the authenticity of the forged Copy. Alas, it doesn't look like his testimony in favor of authenticity is worth anything. Instead, he provides testimony that casts doubt on the authenticity, not of the forged document, but of the provenanced one. He needs to be cross-examined to settle the question.

"The birth certificate is genuine. I assure you it will be authenticated by a forensic auditor. We are very proud Obama was born here. We have a shrine for him and there are many people who remember his birth here as he had a white mother. They are being interviewed now by one of your media outlets. Fortunately they even have pictures of his parents with him immediately after his birth at the Mombasa hospital with the hospital in the back ground. It will be a proud day for us when it is proven that he was born here and a Kenyan became the most powerful man in the world. I encourage anyone to come here and visit. I will be happy to take you and show you the pictures at the hospital myself as well as my document and many others that are identical to what Taitz posted. God Bless. Kitau"

Well, this is all very well and good, except that we have no way of identifying Kitau in order to take him up on his offer. Strike his testimony from the record until it can be somehow verified.

"So, how much more proof do we need? Well, Here it is...
This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro.
Name: Barry Soetoro Religion: Islam
Nationality: Indonesian
How did this little INDONESIAN Muslim child - Barry Soetoro, (A.K.A. Barack Obama) get around the issue of nationality to become President of the United States of America?"

There are several allegations being made here; I should note that NONE of them have been specifically disputed by the Obama camp.

1) This is an authentic copy of Obama's school registration.
2) Obama was, at the time of his residence there, a citizen of Indonesia.
3) Obama was presented as the legal son of Lolo Soetoro.

So--forget, for a moment, all the accusations of forgery. This one undisputed document is enough to prove that Barack Obama is a foreigner--and as such is not qualified to serve as the President of the United States. Regardless of how he pulled it off, or how long he can expect to get away with it, he is a usurper: a Pseudo-president.


  1. Well, well. I thought I had posted this in such a way that the photos would be readable--albeit horizontally truncated--but none of them are showing up on my browser. So here's the deal:
    If you haven't seen this email, you can leave a comment here with your email address and I will: a)send you the email b)delete your comment without approving it, so no one else will be able to see your email address.

  2. I don't get it??

  3. JM, hopefully the most recent edits will clarify your thinking.

  4. I was talking to my husband last night about the origination of Obama's birth. And he brought up a good point that I wanted to discuss.
    Obama was undoubtedly born in Kenya, as was his Father, but his mother was a U.S. citizen. He said according to the U.S. laws, a child takes the citizenship of the parent he lives with. He becomes a "naturlized citizen" so to speak. He has a friend that he works with whose wife was born in the U.S. She got pregnant with a child in Germany with a German citizen. They moved back to the U.S. and the child is a U.S. citizen. Is that how you would see this?

  5. No, the US laws are very clear, and date back to the 1950's. In order to pass on your US citizenship to your child born outside the US, you need to have first lived in the US for five full years after turning 14. Stanley Obama, at the time Barack was born, hadn't. She was only 18.

  6. Ah, I see. Didn't know that. Thought she was a Hawaiian native. Good call, dude.


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