Just trying to cut through the chaff and focus on the facts. There is quite a bit of discovery that explains so much. Once again I invite you to settle in with your favorite beverage and review some fact-based analysis of the life of President Obama.
If we turn away from what is “not known” and instead review what “is known” we begin to understand why there is so much that does not make sense. These threads will focus primarily on President Obama’s educational background and inputs into his formative ideologies.
The Obama File The Obama File Archive is an open website that documents the life and times of Barack Hussein Obama II [..] the archive and the forum is available to all researchers and interested persons.
Noelani Elementary School – Hawaii
Obama began his education in Hawaii’s public schools. He was enrolled in Ms. Sakai’s kindergarten class at Noelani Elementary School in 1966-1967. Some reports have him attending only a few months. However, he more than likely he completed the school year because he did not move to Indonesia until late 1967 for enrollment in Jan 1968.
The first little boy in the third row, left is “Barry Obama.” Obama’s sister Maya Soetoro-Ng confirms that the boy is Obama.
The two white girls in the same row are probably the Nordyke twins. They were not identical twins, but they did have the same smile. They were born the same time as Obama (August 5th). Strangely they did not have a birth announcement in the same newspaper as Obama. (See His Announcement Here, Click to expand) Twins, being born to a prominent physician is news there were five OBGYN’s practicing out of their birth hospital. Could it be that Vital Statistics included Obama’s name on their announcement list, and forgot the Nordyke Twins? Born within hours of Obama according to Eleanor Nordyke, their names should be there.
*A Noelani Mystery - Obama’s Noelani Elementary School Kindergarten records, oddly missing from the State of Hawaii Department of Education — just one more coincidence in a series of “coincidences.” Kelli Abe Trifonovitch writes:
Although Obama has had a first-class education that spanned 25 years, there is only a single document that has ever been released, the application for entrance to the Franciscus Assisi Primary School, Indonesia (next item) — and that document was discovered by independent investigators. This is an important feature because Kindergarten records for original Elementary school admission would have contained the following:
- 1. Obama’s REAL Birth Certificate.
- 2. An application with the following:
• His Legal name.
• Parents or Legal Guardians’ names.
• Date of Birth
• Place of Birth
• Vaccination Records (revealing a timeline to the place and DOB.)
It also is important for two additional reasons:
- A. The Department of Education does not “lose” the records of one particular student.
- B. There would have been NO shameful low-test scores, NO embarrassing Equal Opportunity advancements, and NO trails of fraudulent funding to hide that could possibly “excuse” the quashing of public school Kindergarten entry records. For the rest of his life he attended very expensive private schools and has had his records legally sealed to deny the public his true life story.
This is different. Hawaii should be able to verify he attended their school since he is featured in class photographs. State and federal tax dollars paid for his initial year of education. Why is there no documentation? Obama joked during the primary campaign that his opponent (Hillary) was even digging into his Kindergarten records. He knows what they would contain and why they must be kept unavailable.
This appears to be the beginning of an intentionally erased life, and it reeks of complicity by officials within the State of Hawaii’s Dept. of Health and Dept. of Education.
Assisi Primary School – Indonesia
Obama’s Indonesian schooling began when he was entered into the Roman Catholic, Franciscus Assisi Primary School, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 1, 1968 and sat in class 1B. His teacher has been identified as Fermina Katarina Sinaga. He was registered under the name of Barry Soetoro, serial number 203. The school registration document identifies Barry Soetoro as an Indonesian citizen and his religion was identified as Islam.
This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiscus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro into the Catholic school made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro. The document lists Barry Soetoro as a Indonesian citizen, born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, and shows that his Muslim stepfather listed the boy’s religion as Islam.
Note: In 2008 The Obama Campaign claimed that the “Muslim” entry references the religion of the father, which is absurd. Every other entry on the document relates to Obama. The attributes on the document describe Obama, the child, not Lolo, the stepfather. Born on August 4, 1961, Obama would have been 7 years and 5 months old. If he moved from Hawaii to Indonesia in 1967 after beginning School in Hawaii but leaving a few months later we can infer that his formal education is late in starting. Obama will always be approximately 2 years older than his Indonesian classmates.
Obama may have started Kindergarten in Hawaii but was whisked off to Indonesia as a result of his mother’s second marriage. There are 5 missing, relatively unknown, years in his mother Anna’s life between Obama Sr. abandoning the family and her emigration to Indonesia with Lolo Soetoro.
Obama will complete the first 3 grades at Assisi Primary School. Remember he moved in late 1967 and enrolled in Jan 1968. However, there is one strange factor about this; a photograph appeared In February, 2010, giving Obama’s life story another mysterious twist. Although every single account of Obama’s life puts him in Indonesia in 1969, this photo was taken in Hawaii — presumably while Obama was in the 3rd grade. This was reported in The Star Bulletin (2009). How is this possible? Obama in the 3rd grade — and in Hawaii? He was supposed to be in Indonesia — the report contradicts Obama’s own autobiography, as well as multiple biographies, that say he attended grades 1 through 5 in Jakarta, Indonesia. From the report:
A former Manoa resident sent President Barack Obama an old photo of the two of them taken while they were third-grade classmates at Noelani Elementary School, requesting an autograph more than six months ago. He recently received the autographed picture back, as well as a personally signed thank-you note.
Widely published biographies say Obama lived in Indonesia from 1967 through 1971, and none mention his third-grade year at Noelani, Inoue acknowledges. But he said Obama attended at least part of his third-grade year at Noelani in 1969, perhaps during a visit back to Hawaii, and moved away.
When Obama decided to run for president, Scott Inoue had his mother dig up the photo and sent an enlarged copy to Obama’s senatorial office in Illinois with a request for his autograph. There was no response. He tried again after the inauguration, and several months later an envelope from the White House arrived.
He was surprised by the warm note — typewritten, but personally signed by Obama — that accompanied the photo. Dated Nov. 6, 2009, the note said:
“This is just a quick note to thank you for your kind letter. It is good to hear from you. … I am pleased to enclose your signed photograph. Thank you again for your thoughtful note, and I wish you all the best.
“Sincerely, Barack Obama”
Besuki Primary School – Indonesia (a public school)
(setting aside the 1969 school disparity, and focusing on what Obama has previously outlined) After attending 3 years at Assisi Private Catholic School, Obama then entered the Besuki Primary School, a state school. He was enrolled as Barry Soetoro, Muslim. He would attend Besuki for two years. Iis Darmawan, 63, Obama’s teacher, remembers him as an exceptionally tall and curly haired child who quickly picked up the local language and had sharp math skills. “He wrote an essay titled, ‘I Want To Become President,‘ ” the teacher said. His third grade teacher, Fermina Katarina Sinaga, now 67, asked her 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.
Quranic Studies - All Indonesian students are required to study religion at school and a young Barry Soetoro, being registered as a Muslim, in a public school, would have been required to study Islam daily in school. He would have been taught to read and write Arabic, to recite his prayers properly, to read and recite from the Quran and to study the laws of Islam.
- It is important to note that while attending the Private Catholic Assisi Primary School he would not have been required to study Islam. However, the reason his faith is noted on the School admittance paperwork is because “Muslim Students”, by Islamic faith based restrictions, are forbidden ”Christian Bible Study.” Indeed, as is still the practicing case today; while Obama, a muslim, would have been permitted to attend the Catholic school, the School would have exempted him and other Muslim students from faith based lessons and studies. It is important to know how interfaith education works within multi-national systems. -
In his autobiography, “Dreams From My Father,” Obama mentions studying the Quran and describes the public school as “a Muslim school.”
“In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies.”
According to Tine Hahiyary, one of Obama’s teachers and the principal from 1971 through 1989, Barry actively took part in the Islamic religious lessons during his time at the school. His teacher was named Maimunah and she lived in the Puncak area, the Cianjur Regency.
“I remembered that he had studied ‘mengaji’ (recitation of the Quran)” Tine said.
From Jakarta, Indonesia we learn: “The actual usage of the word ‘mengaji’ in Indonesian and Malaysian societies means the study of learning to recite the Quran in the Arabic language rather than the native tongue. “Mengagi” is a word and a term that is accorded the highest value and status in the mindset of fundamentalist societies in Southeast Asia. To put it quite simply, ‘mengaji classes’ are not something that a non practicing or so-called moderate Muslim family would ever send their child to. To put this in a Christian context, this is something above and beyond simply enrolling your child in Sunday school classes.”
“The fact that Obama had attended mengaji classes is well known in Indonesia and has left many there wondering just when Obama is going to come out of the closet.” As Plato said, the images and stories we feed our children affect them for life. “As I’ve stated before, the evidence seems to quite clearly show that both Ann Dunham and her husband Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo were in fact devout Muslims themselves and they raised their son as such.”
Obama’s half-sister, Maya, recalled that the family attended the mosque “for big communal events,” and “Obama occasionally followed his stepfather to the mosque for Friday prayers.”
On January 24, 2007, the Obama campaign released the following statement:
“To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago”.
Then, on March 14th, 2007, the Obama Campaign told the LA Times he wasn’t a “practicing Muslim.” and his official website says: “Obama Has Never Been A Muslim, And Is a Committed Christian” (dated: 11/12/2007, and was still up as of 5/5/2008, but has since been removed)
This is the basic problem with Obama — his dissimulation — some would call it outright lying — but rather than try to filter through the spin let’s just focus on what his classmates say:
Early Childhood Friends - In 2007, classmate Rony Amiris described young Barry as enjoying football and playing marbles and being a very devout Muslim. Amir said, “Barry was previously quite religious in Islam.” “We previously often asked him to the prayer room close to the house. If he was wearing a sarong he looked funny,” said Rony.
Amiris now the manager of the Bank Mandiri, Jakarta, recently said:
“Barry was previously quite religious in Islam. His birth father, Barack Hussein Obama was a Muslim economist from Kenya. Before marrying Ann Dunham, Hussein Obama was married to a woman from Kenya who had seven children. All the relatives of Barry’s father were very devout Muslims”
Rony extrapolates further, that Obama at one point had to change his religion if he ever intended later to run for the office of President of the United States because America would never elect a Muslim to the be President of the United States.
Also in 2007, Emirsyah Satar, CEO of Garuda Indonesia, was quoted as saying, “He (Obama) was often in the prayer room wearing a ‘sarong’, at that time.”
“He was quite religious in Islam but only after marrying Michelle, he changed his religion.”
Punahou Private School – Hawaii
In late 1971, for unknown reasons, Obama’s mom Anna took Obama to live with her parents, the Dunhams, in Honolulu. Strangely, after leaving young 10 year old Obama, Anna and Obama’s half-sister, Maya, returned to Indonesia. Madelyn Dunham’s co-workers did not even know she was a grandmother until Barry showed up there in the 70’s.
The Dunhams enrolled “Barry Obama” in the prestigious Punahou School, starting in the fifth grade. He attended Punahou on a scholarship, through the generosity of many donors, and walked the five blocks from his grandmother’s apartment on Beretania to the school.
With more than 3,000 students, Punahou is the largest private school in the country, and it sits on a lush, sprawling campus in Honolulu. The school is elite and wealthy. Grandpa was the driving force behind Barry being accepted at Punahou and he took Barry to Punahou for the entrance exams in 1971 and he also accompanied Barry to Punahou on his first day of classes in 1972.
Barry made friends quickly and told his classmates that his father was an African prince, the leader of a proud and successful people. Obama’s classmate and friend, Keith “Ray” Kakugawa, said, “Barry’s biggest struggles then were missing his parents. His biggest struggles were his feelings of abandonment.
Obama would later write:
“I didn’t feel [her absence] as a deprivation, but when I think about the fact that I was separated from her, I suspect it had more of an impact than I know.”
While at Punahou School, Obama turns into a disenchanted teenage rebel, experimenting with cocaine and marijuana. Obama admits in his book “Dreams” that during high school he frequently smoked marijuana, drank alcohol, even used cocaine occasionally. In his book, Obama recalls that he had “been headed” to the status of “junkie” or “pothead,” which he describes as “the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man”. He recalls smoking “reefer” in the backs of his friends’ vans, dorm rooms and “on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school.” Obama, told a group of students in New Hampshire that his drug use had caused him to “waste a lot of time” during his high school years.
Bryon Leong, a former classmate, remembers, “He was known as a partier, as a guy looking for a good time, but not much more,” Mr Leong said. “There was pot in Hawaii in the 1970s, but it wasn’t a big deal.” “It wasn’t like guys were smoking dope on campus and coming to school high,” said Eric Kusunoki, 57, Obama’s teacher from age 15 to 18. “If they did, it would have been pretty obvious. If he did dabble with drugs or alcohol, I didn’t see it.”
Other schoolmates also remember his time at school rather differently. He was a spoiled high-achiever, they recall. One of his former classmates, Alan Lum, said: “Hawaii is such a melting pot that it didn’t occur to me when we were growing up that he might have problems about being one of the few African-Americans at the school. Us kids didn’t see color. He was easy-going and well-liked.” “He was a basketball player and always had a ball in his hand wherever he was,” Wysard recalled.
At school, Obama was surrounded by the island’s richest and most accomplished students. America Online founder Steve Case, actress Kelly Preston and former Dallas Cowboys lineman Mark Tuinei, who died in 1999, attended the school around that time. Pro golf sensation Michelle Wie, 17, was a student there (2006).
While a student in the late 1970s, Barack Obama carved his name in the pavement outside the cafeteria of Punahou School. Kinda interesting, eh, King Obama? And, did you know Punahou School, has a statue of their most PRIZED student bronzed in a court yard on the school campus? And who is this “pillar of academic and character success”? Why, it’s Ho Chi Minh. (*Remember that famous White House Christmas Tree Ornament?…… making sense now?)
In his 1979 yearbook pictures, the B-minus student wears a 1970s-style wide-collared shirt and sports jacket, his hair in a neatly trimmed afro that covers the tops of his ears. He added a photo of himself playing basketball, and a shot entitled “Still Life” that includes numerous items. Among them are a trophy, telephone, turntable and beer bottle. A package of “Zig-Zag” rolling papers and a matchbook are prominently displayed in front, and in a brief caption he thanked the “Choom Gang” and others “for all the good times.” The “Choom Gang” is a reference to “chooming,” the Hawaiian slang for smoking marijuana.
This file photo provided by The Oahuan, the yearbook of Punahou School, shows Barack Obama posing with his 1979 state basketball championship team for Punahou School. Identified as Barry Obama, he is in the back row, last player on the right. Others identified in the yearbook are:
- Front row: Greg Ramos, manager; Chris McLachlin, head coach; Dan Moore, manager.
- Second row: Matt Hiu, Alan Lum, Tom Topolinski, Darin Mauerer, Dan Hale, John Kamana.
- Third row: Darryl Gabriel, Boy Eldredge, Greg Orme, Larry Tavares, Jason Oshima.
Barack Obama, then known as “Barry,” sits with the Ka Wai Ola literary magazine staff in the 1979 Punahou School yearbook. Drugs were a large part of his associations, and a previous NYT article outlines his indulgences. (NY Times account here)
For the sake of absorption I’m going to break it off here and then start a new thread from the Summer after High School through all of the strange, secret, and mysterious elements discovered in College….. The story really gets odd there…/SD