Was Barack H. Obama born in Kenya? The international press suspected that in 2008, before the election. Today, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s team tried to find records that could answer that question once and for all. And they cannot find them.
Obama born in Kenya – Israel said it first
One of the first international news organs to suspect that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as he claims, was Arutz-7. On October 12, 2008, Arutz-7 published this article, quoting Obama’s grandmother on his father’s side as saying that she was present when Obama was born—in Kenya.
Someone is lying. According to Obama’s Kenyan (paternal) grandmother, as well as his half-brother and half-sister, Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya, not in Hawaii as the Democratic candidate for president claims. His grandmother bragged that her grandson is about to be President of the United States and is so proud because she was present DURING HIS BIRTH IN KENYA, in the delivery room.
Tamar Yonah investigated further. She found two separate statements on the Internet, saying that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, but in two different hospitals. One was Kapiolani, the hospital that the Obama birth certificate document lists. The other was Queens Medical Center. Two separate interviews by Barack Obama’s sister turned up the same discrepant answers. (Note: one of the links in Yonah’s article leads to an HTTP 404 error on Google.com. The other leads to the cache of a Wikipedia article on Queens Medical Center, dated March 5, 2012, three and a half years after the original article in Arutz-7.)
On the other hand, she ran this Google search on the hunch that the family of Stanley Ann Dunham did not accept Barack H. Obama, Senior, on account of his race. Then she printed this quote:
Obama’s family did not take to Stanley Ann Dunham Obama very well, because she was white, according to Sarah Obama. Shortly after she arrived in Kenya Stanley Ann decided to return to Hawaii because she later said, she did not like how Muslim men treated their wives in Kenya. However, because she was near term the airline would not let her fly until after the birth of her baby. Obama’s grandmother said the baby—Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.—was born in Kenya and that shortly after he was born, Stanley Ann returned to Hawaii.
Airline travel was still relatively new in 1961, but becoming more accessible outside of “The Jet Set” by then. Still, no airline would allow a nine-months-pregnant woman on board.
Obama born in Kenya – or where was he born? And when?
Fast-forward to the present day, and the report of the Cold Case Posse of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. They reported that the Obama birth certificate document, the one saying that he was born in Hawaii, had many discrepancies and could not possibly be trustworthy. They also reported that seven days’ worth of records of persons on flights returning to the United States are missing from the National Archives. The dates are August 1 through 7 inclusive, 1961, seven days that bracket the alleged date of Obama’s birth, August 4, 1961.
WND gives this more specific quote about the missing records from the Cold Case Posse Report:
The microfilms that were found for the time period include “NARA Record Group A3573, Reel 184, INA records from July 28, 1961 through Aug. 7, 1961″ and “NARA Record Group A3573, Reel 185, INA records from Aug. 8, 1961 through Aug. 12, 1961.”
However, “Remarkably, all INS records for the week of Obama’s birth, Aug. 1 – Aug. 7, 1961, were missing from the end of Reel 184 and were not discovered anywhere on Reel 185, or any other microfilm reel in the record group,” the report said.
“The National Archives confirmed in a letter written on National Archives stationary that the INS records for foreign flights arriving in Hawaii during the week of Obama’s birth were missing, not only on the microfilm reels examined, but also in the primary database itself,” the report said.
The problem: Stanley Ann Dunham Obama did not land in Honolulu before August 1, 1961, during the time for which records are available. And that any airline would let her fly three days before Obama was born is inconceivable.
There is more. Obama might have been born before August 1, 1961. In which case, perhaps Dunham brought her infant son back to Hawaii during that seven-day interval and got a witness to register his birth in Hawaii. (See below.) If anyone ever finds those seven days’ worth of records, they might then show Stanley Ann Dunham flying back to Honolulu with a child in her arms and not as a pregnant woman about to deliver any day.
To reply to repeated references to birth announcements in two separate newspapers saying that Obama was born in Hawaii, WND says this:
The Cold Case Posse dismissed so-called evidence of two newspaper announcements in Honolulu citing Obama’s birth, explaining that those same announcements also listed foreign infants as Hawaii-born, as well as listing 3-year-olds as newborns.
Furthermore, CNAV has already pointed out that newspapers always rely on the parents to submit information for birth announcements. And they never, never “vet” this information. Nor do newspaper reporters work the “Labor and Delivery Beat,” jotting down birth dates and times in local hospitals. That was not the practice in 1980-1985, when this correspondent attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and served as an obstetrical clerk in a busy charity maternity hospital in Houston. And it certainly would not have been the practice in any hospital in Hawaii in 1961.
On March 7, 2012, Dianna Cotter, a senior at American Military University, published this article in the English version of Pravda. In four pages, she sets out background on Obama’s birth and Arpaio’s investigation. Cotter points out that:
- Long before 2008, Obama sought to amend the Constitution to supersede these words from Article II, Section 1, Clause 5: “No person, except a natural-born citizen,…shall be eligible to the office of President.”
- The United States Supreme Court, in Minor v. Happersett (1876), clearly defined a natural-born citizen as one born in-country to two citizen parents. (Barack Obama, Senior, was a British colonial subject.)
- The letters of the Framers of the Constitution expressed their concern about a Commander-in-Chief of questionable loyalty. Those letters inevitably referred to Emmerich de Vattel’s Law of Nations, and his definition of a natural-born citizen. The key: Minor v. Happersett defines “natural-born citizen” in the same way as Vattel did.
- In those days, anyone could register a birth in Hawaii on the strength of the signature of one witness.
- Hawaiian law said that anyone born in Hawaii after April 30, 1900 was a citizen of the United States at birth regardless of whether that person was subject to United States jurisdiction. Hawaii became a State in 1959, so perhaps this matter is moot. Or is it?
- Administrators of the site Justia.com systematically scrubbed references to Minor v. Happersett in many other case citations. Cotter cited two articles that documented the changes. Cotter also confirmed the changes independently.
Conclusion: Obama is hiding something, and the American media are also hiding it. They are hiding not only where Obama was born but also the relevant Supreme Court case law.
So: was Obama born in Kenya? Can anyone blame anyone for thinking he was?
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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.
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