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Barry Soetoro
Nov 6th, 2008, in Opinion, by Guest Writer

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Purba on Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama's Indonesian connection.

Former Menteng student now US President


Obama Barack has been democratically elected President of the US.

Quite an about face for the best democracy money can buy, in view of the Bush presidential se-lection.

But of course, corruption, collusion and nepotism is the sole monopoly of the Third World - or so the deluded denizens of the West repeat to
themselves as they hug their knees, rocking back and forth - reminding themselves of how they uphold human rights equally across the board,
entirely devoid of double-standards and totally oblivious to race, creed or religion.

Barrak Hussein Obama II was born to a white American Ann Dunham and Kenyan Barrak Hussein Obama Snr, in Nyang'oma Kogelo now in
Kenya.

Here the Indonesian link starts.

Ann Dunham married in 1967 Lolo Soetoro, a Javanese, whose own father, in 1946 was killed along with his eldest brother were killed, after
which the Dutch army burned down the family's home. Soetoro fled with his mother into the countryside to survive. Incidentally yet more proof of
Dutch war crimes - delibrate destruction of civilian property outside the scope of battle.

Pak Lolo Soetoro was an army geologist then later a government relations consultant for Mobil Oil. Obama describes Soetoro as well-mannered,
even-tempered, and easy with people.

Barry Soetoro in Indonesia with mother Ann Dunham, step-father Lolo Soetoro, baby-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng.

From age 6 to 10, Obama lived in Jakarta. Age six, Obama attended the Catholic Primary St Francis di Assisi. Much was made of the lie he was
educated in a Madrassa - or more accurately a pesantren - this of course was totally untrue. Obama Jnr later attended Model Primary School,
Menteng and was registered as a Muslim - as his father was Muslim.

In Obama's own words:

In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell my mother that I made faces during Koranic studies. My mother wasnt overly
concerned. Be respectful, shed say. In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I would close my eyes, then peek around the
room. Nothing happened. No angels descended. Just a parched old nun and 30 brown children, muttering words.

One of "Berry's" childhood friends was Adi who often visited "Berry's" 16 Jalan Haji Ramli house. Speaking volumes of Dutch "development" at the
time the road was of this established middle-class neighbourhood was a dirt lane where Obama used to wile away the hours kicking a soccer ball.

Adi recalled Obama and his friends wore plastic bags over their shoes to walk through the muddy street during the rainy seasons.

Neighborhood Muslims worshiped in a nearby house, which has since been replaced by a larger mosque. Sometimes, when the muezzin sounded
the call to prayer, Lolo and Barry would walk to the makeshift mosque together, Adi said.

His mother often went to the church, but Barry was Muslim. He went to the mosque, Adi said. I remember him wearing a sarong.

Obama spent most his spare time hanging out with Adi and other friends at the home of Yunaldi Askiar, a classmate. They used to play a kind of
fencing game using sticks, kick a ball up and down the narrow dirt lanes or go swimming in the river behind the school, said Askiar, 42, a car
mechanic.

Obama was taller and better dressed than most kids in classes where shoes and socks were still luxuries, so he stood out from the start. As an
African American, and the only foreigner, he suffered racial taunts and teasing but never turned to violence.

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"At first, everybody felt it was weird to have him here," Israella Dharmawan, his first grade teacher said. "But also they were curious
about him, so wherever he went, the kids were following him."

His friends enjoyed playing tricks on Berry: Harmon ASki recalled,

"Sometimes we'd say, 'Barry, do you want a chocolate? And we'd give him a chocolate. The next day we'd give him a chocolate again.
The third time we'd give him terasi (fermented shrimp paste) wrapped up like chocolate. Obama didn't get mad. He would laugh it off."

Ann Soetoro moved to Yogyakarta, while Obama Jnr studied in Jakarta. She was inspired by Jogja village industries, which became the basis of her
1992 doctoral dissertation.

She loved living in Java, said Dr. Dewey, who recalled accompanying Ms. Soetoro to a metalworking village. People said: Hi! How
are you? She said: Hows your wife? Did your daughter have the baby? They were friends. Then shed whip out her notebook and
shed say: How many of you have electricity? Are you having trouble getting iron?

Dunham-Soetoro became a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development on setting up a village credit program, then a
Ford Foundation program officer in Jakarta specializing in womens work. Later, she was a consultant in Pakistan, then joined Indonesias oldest
bank to work on what is described as the worlds largest sustainable microfinance program, creating services like credit and savings for the poor.

Obama in Hawaii with Maya and Ann and maternal grand-father, shortly after leaving Indonesia.

In his tellingly-titled Memoir, Dreams from My Father, Obama describes his Indonesian interlude as "one long adventure, the bounty of a young
boy's life". But he also recalls being troubled by the poverty around him: "the empty look on the faces of farmers the year the rains never came,"
and the desperation of the disabled beggars who came to the family's door.

"The world was violent, I was learning, unpredictable and often cruel," he writes. Obama and his mother thus we were very well acquainted with
the harsh realities of indigenous Indonesians.

Fermina Katarina Sinaga, recalled yojhng Obama in her class: in the common task of class to write an essay titled My dream: What I want to be in
the future. Obama wrote I want to be a president, she said. During a later writing assignment on family, he wrote, My father is my idol.

The Indonesian connection for Obama and all that shaped him proving once again all things Javanese and indigenous Indonesian the bedrock for
the towering monuments built on the foundations of a great civilisation.

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Berlian Biru Says:


November 6th, 2008 at 9:57 am

I note you dont mention his most obvious Indonesian connection, his little Indonesian sister Maya who is in the picture alongside young
Barry.

What I found most interesting about Obamas mother is that she seems like a right airhead, flitting around the world picking up one culture
then dropping and running off to pick up the next one, as if her life was one never ending ethnic smorgasbord.

It is particularly noticeable that one of the reasons Ann and Lolo broke up was because he, a western educated, intelligent, up and coming
modern Indonesian man became more western in his lifestyle and outlook while his wife wanted to live a fantasy life as a Javanese kampung

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woman.

Thank goodness Barack had his sensible grandmother to teach him a bit of sense, it is only a pity that the woman would not live long enough
to see her beloved protege be elected president.

Lisa Says:
November 6th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Does it mean he can speaks Indonesian ????


What a proud teacher, being able to say hey one of my students has become a president of US. Hope Obama will nurture great relations with
Indonesia.

Burger Says:
November 7th, 2008 at 12:27 am

Barrak Hussein Obama II was born to a white American Ann Dunham and Kenyan Barrak Hussein Obama Snr, in Nyangoma
Kogelo now in Kenya.

So Obama was not born in the US?

The last Mardijker Says:


November 7th, 2008 at 6:38 am

Barry Sutoro was a registered Indonesian of Mohammedan faith

http://www.clipmarks.com/clipmark/E8F46A47-92D8-4C71-B17F-DCFCC6A7C3CA/

Sinyo Purba you could have at least given wiki a reference

The Last Mardijker

DJ Says:
November 8th, 2008 at 12:27 am

Barrak Hussein Obama II was born to a white American Ann Dunham and Kenyan Barrak Hussein Obama Snr, in Nyangoma
Kogelo now in Kenya.

What is your source for his birth being in Kenya?

Gerald Garcia Says:


November 8th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Its interesting that so many Muslims like him a great deal, see as hes the worst kind of infidel (kafir). A normal run-of-the-mill, lifelong Jew
or Buddhist is considered an infidel by Muslims. However, a person who has renounced Islam and converted to another faith in Obamas
case, Christianity then that person is the worst kind of sinner/evildoer there is, according to Muslims.

So then, why do many Muslims like him so much?

Peter Porcupine Says:


November 9th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Obamas father was from Kenya, yes, but Barack (Jr.) himself was born in Hawaii (US) in 1961. His family tree is available online.

John Says:
November 12th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

No, it looks like he was NOT born in America therefore making his election ILLEGAL.

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Laverne Powell Says:


November 13th, 2008 at 12:34 am

Why was Barrack Obama Jr. called Barry Soetoro?

Achmad Sudarsono Says:


November 13th, 2008 at 9:18 am

Good to see you actually write something, old boy.

janma Says:
November 13th, 2008 at 11:54 am

No, it looks like he was NOT born in America therefore making his election ILLEGAL.

He was so born in america, and even if he wasnt, if hes an american citizen his election would still be LEGAL!

Achmad Sudarsono Says:


November 13th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Halo Seksi Ibu Janmas Yth,

Doesnt a U.S. president have to be born in the U.S. ?

ultratupai Says:
November 13th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

I have had the pleasure of meeting Obamas sister Maya and she can speak Indonesian quite well.

DJ Says:
November 13th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

He was so born in america, and even if he wasnt, if hes an american citizen his election would still be LEGAL

***************
No technically, our Constitution has certain rules and requirements for eligibility to become the President. One must be a natural born citizen
of the US. There are some who say the Hawaiin birth certificate posted on Obamas website is a forgery and have requested that he produce
the vault cert. There is a law suit before the supreme court requesting the certificate be produced. There is also the idea that he was adopted
by Lolo Soetoro which would have revoked his american citizenship. I dont know Im not a lawyer and dont understand all the legalities.
Im just saying that natural born citizenship is a legal requirement for presidency; one can not be a naturalized citizen, you must be natural
born citizen.

John Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 12:42 am

If Barack Obamas legal name is Barry Soetoro and as President of the United States he signs bills into laws as Barack Obama. All laws
signed by your President would be null and void which could create a constitutional crisis in your country.

Purba Negoro Says:


November 14th, 2008 at 1:12 am

Gerald:
Because- unlike almost all of your US presidents he has lived some time in our shoes.
He has seen the horrific impact of US imperialism first hand.

We Muslims- in this case moderate Sunni (Sugfi to be precise) , will soon be the worlds largest religious group- within 5-10 years overtaking

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the Catholics and the Hindus.

Barrack Obama was called Barry Soetoro- as his mother Ann Dunham married Soetoro and Indonesian law requires the existing offspring to
take the name of the father.
Barrack Obama aka Barry Soetoro, was not a Muslim but was registered as a Muslim following Indonesian regulation of children being
registered under the religion of the father, Muslim.

janma Says:
November 14th, 2008 at 9:43 am

No technically, our Constitution has certain rules and requirements for eligibility to become the President. One must be a natural
born citizen of the US.

but not to be govenor then? Because Schwarzenegger wasnt born in the US and hes govenor.

Peter Porcupine Says:


November 14th, 2008 at 10:28 am

but not to be govenor then? Because Schwarzenegger wasnt born in the US and hes govenor.

Thats right. The US Constitution applies to the federal (national) government only. Each state also has its own constitution, which specifies
the requirements for governor of that state. The federal constitution says (in Article II, Section I):

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be
eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty
five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.

Schwarzenegger was born in Austria, and so can never become president of the US. People who like him joke about passing an Arnold
Amendment to the US Constitution that would get around the restriction. Its not something that would ever happen, but its an amusing
idea.

Purba Negoro Says:


November 16th, 2008 at 12:25 am

He must be a US born citizen- I read he was actually born in Hawaii, then moved shortly to Kenya following the father. Both mother and
father were studying at the University of Hawaii.
The father and mother had their differences and separated amicably- Ann Dunham moving to Indonesia.

I am sure the legitimacy of his US birth to be President would have been one of the first questions the Democrat Caucus would have
investigated thoroughly- imagine the embarrassment if they screwed that one up.
Would have McLuna-Caine on our hands.

I apologize for the error.

Jeanette Says:
November 17th, 2008 at 9:56 am

Why didnt he change his name Barry sounds nice.

Ben White Says:


November 22nd, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Barry(Barack) soetoro(Obama), was born in Kenya, witnessed by his own Grandmother and Half Sister. He was taken to the US, Hawai,
where he was registered and a COLB, Cert. Of Live Birth, was filed. This in NO way states he was BORN at the hospital, only the VAULTED
cert. would show this, which has never been found! He was then taken to Indonesia and adopted by his stepfather. His Indonesian citizenship
would void eny others, as they have NO dual citizenships!

Bottom line..OBAMA needs to go! One way or the other. He is a typical democrat, telling you what you want to hear, then doing what he
wants to do! I SWEAR he said this is going to be a NEW house, with NEW people with OPEN views. BUT then goes and apoints Israeli,
Rahm Emanuel, as chief of staff What? Thought he said NEW! Not OLD set-in-their-ways politicians!

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I wont even go there with his ties to FELONS and TERRORISTS! There goes the neighborhood, ooh wait, the counrty!

Patung Says:
November 26th, 2008 at 2:28 am

Barry, I mean Barack, says he misses nasi goreng, bakso, and rambutan, according to SBY when he talked to him on the phone. Didnt say
whether he could still speak Indonesian though. kompas

JC Says:
November 27th, 2008 at 9:30 am

Barack OBAMA is not real. His REAL name is Barry Soetoro. There is proof of this. All of these sinners who voted for a Muslim are going to
be in for a big surprise.

Purba Negoro Says:


November 27th, 2008 at 11:54 am

JC,
Im a Muslim, and so are 1 billion peaceful people on the planet. We are all not going to eat your puppy dogs and babies.

So what if he is Muslim- it still teach respect for Christians.


Why you Americans love the Jew so much- he gave you credit crisis- not Muslims.

J Buske Says:
November 29th, 2008 at 7:13 am

The American people need to know who he is. The electoral college meets 15 dec need to know if Barry or what ever is name is is qualified
to be president. Very simple to come up with a certified copy of his birth certificate and put this all to rest. Else this will trigger a
constitutional issue and a good chance he will be put in jail for fraud. This would be a sad day but the Constitution is till the law of the land
and we must enforce it or lose it.

Bill Bordeaux Says:


November 29th, 2008 at 9:18 am

We have the possibility of a constitutional crisis on our hands,

If this man can not produce a COLB with the doctors name and the seal of Hawaii I would say the supreme court is going to do their job and
obama might not be entitled to be in the USA.

This truly is unbelievable and very sick.


He must produce the COLB before he enters the white house, this could start a civil war

I am shocked that states do not have a requirement to show all birth records to hold office in that state and for the president to get the
electoral votes from each state.

Henry Bowman Says:


November 29th, 2008 at 9:20 am

Barrak Hussein Obama II was born to a white American Ann Dunham and Kenyan Barrak Hussein Obama Snr, in Nyangoma Kogelo now in
Kenya.

This is very interesting as many Kenyans would be proud to claim barack hussein as their own. Alas, we need proof such as his birth records
and the hospital he was born in along with the date. Could you provide such and make the Kenyan people proud?

mario fuentes Says:


November 29th, 2008 at 10:41 am

he is an illegal alien in this United States. He is NOT fit to take office. His mother said she was present in the hospital in Kenya where he was

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born. The Supreme Court will straighten this mess out and we will have a more suitable president.

Wonder Woman Says:


November 29th, 2008 at 10:45 am

Barack Obama is not a NATURAL BORN citizen of the United States.

The location of his birth doesnt matter. It does not matter if he was born on the steps of the White House. He is not a Natural Born citizen.
What matters is the fact that he was born with dual allegiance to the United States and the United Kingdom. You are not a NATURAL BORN
citizen if another nation can lay claim to you. Period.

http://www.uniset.ca/naty/BNA1948.htm

Under Part II of the British Nationality Law 1948, Barack Obama Jr. was born a citizen of the United Kingdom by DESCENT because his
father was a citizen of the United Kingdom.

5.(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, a person born after the commencement of this Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom
and Colonies by descent if his father is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies at the time of the birth:

If Obama Sr. became a naturalized citizen of the United States then this wouldnt be an issue.

People are failing to recognize the difference between a US citizen and a Natural Born citizen. There is a difference. If there werent a
difference then the Framers of our Constitution never would have used the words. The document is not meant to be repetitive/redundant. All
of the words have INTENT.

The 14th Amendment has no bearing on Article II.

Brian Says:
November 29th, 2008 at 11:53 am

Janma, put down the Kool-aid and the crack pipe and wake the Hell up. Schwarzenegger is a Governor of a state. Do you know the difference
between being a Governor of a state and being President of the United States? The natural born citizenship clause of the Constitution doesnt
apply to the state of California.

Heres what the natural born citizenship clause of the Constitution says: BOTH parents must be U.S. citizens and the birth MUST be on U.S.
soil. Obamas father is Kenyan (or British since Kenya was under British rule in 1961) so thats STRIKE ONE. Obamas own grandmother
admitted to watching Obama being born in Kenya. STRIKE TWO! Obamas mother moved to Indonesia, and Indonesia forbids
dual-citizenship laws. STRIKE THREE!

Obama is NOT qualified to be the President even if he does magically produces an authentic birth certificate. When he moved to Indonesia,
that automatically voided his U.S. citizenship. Time for the Supreme Court to do their jobs, and remove the Obamamessiah from reaching the
White House.

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