In part one we outlined Kindergarten through High School. In this part (II) we pick up after High School through College. In this time frame his life takes multiple twists and turns, including an entire year missing from all accounts. We begin by first analyzing a mysterious poem written around the time he was 18.
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Early Obama Poem Shows Frank Davis’ Hand – This is excerpted from a Jack Cashill American Thinker piece, about an unnamed poem, that Cashill calls “Forgotten.” It was unearthed for a lengthy March 2008 article in Vanity Fair by the magazine’s national editor Todd Purdum. It reads as follows:
I saw an old, forgotten man
On an old, forgotten road.
Staggering and numb under the glare of the
Spotlight. His eyes, so dull and grey,
Slide from right to left, to right,
Looking for his life, misplaced in a
Shallow, muddy gutter long ago.
I am found, instead.
Seeking a hiding place, the night seals us together.
A transient spark lights his face, and in my honor,
He pulls out forgotten dignity from under his flaking coat,
And walks a straight line along the crooked world.
When Purdum mentioned the poem, which was published in 1978 or 1979 in Obama’s high school literary magazine, to Obama in 2008, he told Purdum he had no memory of it. The question that must be asked, however, is the one that Obama himself poses, did he actually write it?
As to the content of the poem, Obama told Purdum, “it sounds in spirit that it’s talking a little bit about my grandfather.” Note that the subject of this sentence is “it” not the expected “I.” As he does even in the forward of his acclaimed 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, Obama distances himself from his presumed composition.
The “grandfather” Obama refers to here, of course, is his mother’s father, Stanley Dunham, “Gramps,” the Willy Loman character with whom Obama lived during much of his adolescence. If the critics are to be believed — they ought not be — that makes two early Obama poems about his grandfather, the other being “Pop.”
The contention that Obama’s poems are about Dunham, however, leaves a basic question unanswered: why did Obama not call the poem “Gramps.” If I were to write about the man I knew as “Gramps,” I might not necessarily call the poem “Gramps,” but I surely would not call it “Pop.” That latter title, after all, has obvious implications.
The case for Dunham as “Pop” is further weakened by the line in the poem, “he switches channels, recites an old poem he wrote before his mother died.” Although Obama credits Gramps with a little poetic dabbling, Dunham was more of a dirty limerick kind of guy than a real poet.
As an adolescent, Obama did have a relationship with a real poet, Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist and pornographer but also a skilled writer. “I could see Frank sitting in his overstuffed chair,” Obama remembers in Dreams, “a book of poetry in his lap, his reading glasses slipping down his nose.” Obama continues, “[Frank] would read us his poetry whenever we stopped by his house, sharing whiskey with Gramps out of an emptied jelly jar.” Cashill has done a lot to expose Obama’s suspicious literary career, but you’ll have to decide for yourself if he’s on the right track here. He does make some very interesting points. So who is Frank Marshall Davis, and what influences did he provide Obama en route to college?
I suggest you read this analysis “Obama’s Communist Mentor“
Davis appears several times in Obama’s book “Dreams of my Father.” In the latter part of the book Obama recalls meeting Davis shortly before leaving for college on the mainland. At that meeting, Davis scolded Obama for his listless attitude toward college and warned him not to leave his race behind, which he called “the real price of admission” to higher education.
“Leaving your race at the door. Leaving your people behind…. You’re not going to college to get educated. You’re going to get trained…. They’ll train you to forget what you already know. They’ll train you so good, you’ll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that shit.”
And then Frank pronounces the modern version of the one key concept which the Democratic Party, under slavery, segregation, and civil rights, has sought to ingrain in the mind of every black person:
“You may be a well-trained, well-paid nigger, but you’re a nigger just the same.”
A few days later Obama left Hawaii for Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Obama Registers For Draft — Maybe?
Pajamas Media obtained official confirmation from the Selective Service System via email that Barack Obama did indeed register for the Selective Service as required by law. Barack Hussein Obama registered at a post office in Hawaii. The effective registration date was September 4, 1980. His registration number is 61-1125539-1 (Daniel Amon – Public Affairs Specialist)
However, Debbie Schussel wanted to know if then President-elect, and now President Barack Hussein Obama committed a federal crime in September of 2008? Did he never actually register and, instead, did friends of his in the Chicago federal records center, which maintains the official copy of his alleged Selective Service registration commit the crime for him?
Debbie writes: “It’s either one or the other, as indicated by the release of Barack Obama’s official Selective Service registration for the draft. A friend of mine, who is a retired federal agent, spent almost a year trying to obtain this document through a Freedom of Information Act request, and, after much stonewalling, finally received it and released it to me. But the release of Obama’s draft registration and an accompanying document, posted below, raises more questions than it answers. And it shows many signs of fraud, not to mention putting the lie to Obama’s claim that he registered for the draft in June 1979, before it was required by law.”
Occidental College – Now Barack Obama begins his undergraduate education at Occidental College, in California. Occidental is a 1,825-student liberal arts college in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles and isn’t shy about claiming Obama as an alumnus for his two years there (1979-81) on full scholarship. The Boston Globe did a large piece on his Occidental years which provides a considerable amount of information. to help fill in some of our blanks.
Obama writes in “Dreams” that he saw his mentor, the communist Frank Marshall Davis, only a few days before he left for Occidental College, and that Davis seemed as radical as ever. Davis called college “…an advanced degree in compromise” and warned Obama not to forget his “people” and not to “start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity, and the American way, and all that shit.”
With those words ringing in his head, Obama entered Occidental College in California in 1979, where his freshman roommate was Imad Husain, a Pakistani, who’s now a Boston banker. Also, as a freshman, he quickly became friends with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, two wealthy Pakistanis. This is where the connection to Pakistan comes in that will lead to a controversial trip in 1981 (more later).
Obama had an international circle of friends — “a real eclectic sort of group,” says Vinai Thummalapally, who himself came from Hyderabad, India, and who lived with Obama the summer of 1980. In his first memoir, “Dreams,” Obama included a description of black student life at Occidental College in Los Angeles (click and expand page 98).
“There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs,” he wrote. “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”
He added: “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.”
Obama said he and other blacks were careful not to second-guess their own racial identity in front of whites.
“To admit our doubt and confusion to whites, to open up our psyches to general examination by those who had caused so much of the damage in the first place, seemed ludicrous, itself an expression of self-hatred,” he wrote.
Obama joined the Students for Economic Democracy (SED), a radical socialist “cousin” organization to Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), of which the Weather Underground was an off-shoot. As a matter of fact, Obama’s first public speech was at an event sponsored by the Students for Economic Democracy. This fringe group was chaired by the radical Tom Hayden in the late 70’s and early ’80’s.
Now Lets Take a Look At Obama’s Occidental Friends – At Occidental College,
Obama plays basketball and continues taking drugs. He becomes friends with Pakistani Muslims Mohammed Hasan Chandoo (perhaps spelled Chandio) and Wahid Hamid, and Indian Vinai Thummalapally. At Occidental College Obama indulges in alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine. He becomes interested in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. While at Occidental Obama is mentored by an openly gay professor, Lawrence Goldyn, who has a strong influence on Obama’s acceptance of gays. Fellow student Thummalapally lives with Obama in the summer of 1980. Obama’s freshman year roommate at Occidental is Imad Husain, another Pakistani foreign student. We can see how the Pakistani associations lead to an admitted trip in 1981. (again, more later)
Safely away from his grandparents Obama starts smoking cigarettes while at Occidental College, as many as 10 per day, and continues the habit until an attempt to quit many times beginning in February of 2007 and reported through 2010. On the campaign trail in 2008, however, reporters with a keen sense of smell recognize that Obama was still sneaking occasional cigarettes. (Obama’s refusal to release his medical records may arguably relate to his 25-year smoking habit. Who knows for sure)
Obama’s friends at Occidental tend to be the more politically active blacks, foreign students, Chicanos, Marxist professors, structural feminists, and punk-rock performance poets. Obama is rebuked on one occasion for calling another black student, who wasn’t “black enough,” an “Uncle Tom.” One female student criticizes Obama with the remark, “You always think it’s about you.”
At Occidental, Obama meets a professor of politics who is a CIA expert on the Soviet Union and an associate of Zbigniew Brzezinski (who would later be the National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter — and then to Obama). Can you see now how the MSNBC political coorespondant Mika Brzezinski (Zbigniew’s daughter) is loosely connected and historically associated with President Obama? Perhaps this explains the vehement support, and consistently favorable talking points from her desk at MSNBC on the Morning Joe Show. Indeed Mika is one of Obama’s key media water carriers. Now it begins to make more sense.
In addition you will note that ALL of Obama’s roommates and close connections during the early years at Occidental college are foreign students. Indeed as customary with many housing arrangements at universities this lends credibility to the possibility that Obama himself “may have” been attending as a foreign student with Indonesia as his primary country of residence since his adoption by his step father Lolo Sotero.
Obama’s Gay Mentor at Occidental Speaks Out – Lou Chibbaro writing for the Washington Blade says that as an 18-year-old undergraduate student at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Barack Obama was among a coterie of students who spoke regularly with Lawrence Goldyn. Goldyn, an openly gay political science professor who served as a mentor and friend to many of the school’s minority students, said Obama joined him and other students in discussions about social and political issues at a time when Obama was beginning to develop an interest in politics and civil rights causes.
He decided to speak with the Blade about his interaction with Obama during their years at Occidental after Obama told The Advocate, in an April interview, that Goldyn had a “strong influence” in his understanding and perception of gay people and gay rights.
“He was a wonderful guy,” Obama said of Goldyn in that interview. “He was the first openly gay professor that I had ever come into contact with, or openly gay person of authority that I had come in contact with.”
“He wasn’t proselytizing all the time, but just his comfort in his own skin and the friendship we developed helped to educate me on a number of these issues.”
Goldyn told the Blade that he believes he first met Obama when Obama took a course on European politics from him in 1979 or 1980. At the time, Goldyn was considered a controversial figure at Occidental for advocating gay liberation. But Goldyn said he became a mentor to gay students during a period when academic institutions had few positive role models for gay men and lesbians.
“He was remarkable in that he [Obama] was not intimidated by a publicly gay figure and, in fact, was interested in learning from me, whether formally or informally. That required an extraordinary kind of confidence in an 18 or 19 year old — the kind that comes from somewhere deep inside, that was still finding its way into his adult personality.
“He demonstrated a kind of social courage, which has served him well and helped get him where he is today,” said Goldyn, who described himself as a strong supporter of Obama’s presidential campaign.
Obama’s First Political Speech – WorldNetDaily reports that it was at Occidental that Obama first engaged in community activism, delivering what has been described as the first political speech of his career. On Feb. 18, 1981, Obama addressed students gathered outside Coons Hall administration building, exhorting Occidental’s trustees to divest from South Africa.
Obama writes in “Dreams” about the rally in which he took part, reportedly led by the Black Student Alliance and Students for Economic Democracy.
Obama agreed to deliver the opening remarks for the rally, for which, he writes, “the agenda had been carefully arranged beforehand.” In the middle of his speech “a couple of white students” were to come onstage, “dressed in their paramilitary uniforms,” to drag him away. “A bit of street theater, a way to dramatize the situation for activists in South Africa,” Obama writes.
Students for Economic Democracy (SED), was a national student advocacy group established by soon-to-be California State Representative Tom Hayden, now a professor at Occidental, and his former wife, actress Jane Fonda. Hayden authored the 1962 “Port Huron Statement,” the first official political manifesto of the Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS — the radical 1960s protest movement from which Ayers’ Weathermen terrorist organization splintered.
An example of Hayden’s brash rhetoric dates to his December 1968 testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities on the Chicago “anti-war protests.” At the committee, a portion of Hayden’s SDS manifesto was read:
“Disobey your parents: burn your money: you know life is a dream and all of our institutions are man-made illusions effective because YOU take the dream for reality. … Break down the family, church, nation, city, economy; turn life into an art form, a theatre of the soul and a theatre of the future; the revolutionary is the only artist. … What’s needed is a generation of people who are freaky, crazy, irrational, sexy, angry, irreligious, childish and mad: people who burn draft cards, burn high school and college degrees; people who say: “To hell with your goals!”; people who lure the youth with music, pot and acid; people who re-define the normal; people who break with the status-role-title-consumer game; people who have nothing material to lose but their flesh. …”
When asked if this was “the way to have a better America,” Hayden called them “beautiful sentiments.” The official mission statement for Hayden’s SED, for which Obama delivered a major speech, espouses socialist ideology:
“Economic democracy means that ownership and control will be spread among a wide variety of public bodies: city, state and Federal governments, churches, trade unions, cooperatives and community groups, small business people, workers and consumers.”
Hayden later was a founding member of Progressives for Obama, a matrix of radicals who supported Obama’s presidential candidacy.
Road Trip – A SHOCKING REVELATION (Ignored by Media)
At a fundraiser in San Francisco on April 7th 2008, Barack Obama waxed eloquently on the need of foreign policy experience to be Commander in Chief, saying:
“You do that in eighty countries — you don’t know those eighty countries. So when I speak about having lived in Indonesia for four years, having family that is impoverished in small villages in Africa — knowing the leaders is not important — what I know is the people…”
… and out of the blue, came this statement:
“I traveled to Pakistan when I was in college — I knew what Sunni and Shia was [sic] before I joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. . . .”
In 1981, reportedly after visiting his mother and sister Maya in Indonesia, Obama went to Pakistan for about three weeks. In 1981, as a student, Obama visited Larkana for a partridge hunting session. He traveled with Wahid Hamid and staying in Karachi with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo’s family in Karachi and visiting Hyderabad as well.
It is important to insert here that since Obama’s admission of the 1981 Pakistani trip, several things have come to light. First being a confirmation from Columbia University that he was not present there as he claims during this time, and it appears his trip to Pakistan was a year in duration or perhaps even longer (more on this later). Secondly that at the time his mom and sister WERE NOT in Indonesia as he claims. There is some reasonable speculation for why he flew to Indonesia first before Pakistan having to do with a need to update passport and visa arrangements which he could not do from the U.S. in the timeline of his need. (again more on this later. For now just remember the admitted date(s))
Obama also made friends with Chairman of Senate, Muhammadmian Soomro, who said that in Pakistan he [Obama] came to know about Sunni and Shia sects. According to the report of Larry Rohter of April 10, 2008, in The New York Times, the Obama campaign staff, when questioned about the revelation of Obama’s 1981 trip to Karachi, stated:
“Mr. Obama visited Pakistan in 1981, on the way back from Indonesia, where his mother and half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, were living. He spent ‘about three weeks’ there, Mr. Obama’s press secretary, Bill Burton, said, staying in Karachi with the family of a college friend, Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, but also traveling to Hyderabad, in India.”
That information is significant for two reasons. First and foremost is the fact that Mohammed Hasan Chandoo is a radical Muslim who with his relatives operate a website that is anti-Semitic and anti-American and supports radical Islamic politics.
Go to chandoo.com , the home page of the Chandoo brothers, with a links to the Chandoo brothers’ favorite sites. Not only are the sites anti-American and anti-Semitic, they are anti-women, with several vulgar references to the distasteful Shia Muslim practice of “muttah,” a short term marriage whereby poor Pakistani and Indian Muslims often “pimp” their own daughters to Middle-East tourists for a few rupees.
Wahid Hamid and Chandoo each contributed the maximum $2,300 to Obama’s campaign, and records indicate each has joined an Asian-American council that supports his run for president. In addition both also were listed on Obama’s campaign Web site as being among his top fundraisers, each bringing in between $100,000 and $200,000 in contributions from their networks of friends. Both Hamid and Chandoo also attended Obama’s wedding in 1992, according to published reports and other friends.
There have been many postings to the Internet that claim travel to Pakistan was forbidden to Americans at this time. That is a false report. There was a “travel advisory” issued by the U. S. State Department in August 1981 that stated Americans should be aware of updated visa requirements, but there never was any ban on travel to Pakistan by Americans.
However, in an odd Obama coincidence — Just two weeks before this speech and surprise announcement of his 1981 visit to Pakistan, employees of John Brennan (who would become Obama’s terror chief) were caught tampering with Obama’s passport files. It should be noted that “Obama’s top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, heads a firm that was cited in March 2008 (just before this April fundraiser) for breaching sensitive files in the State Department’s passport office, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report released July 2009.
“The security breach, first reported by the Washington Times and later confirmed by State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, involved a contract employee of Brennan’s firm, The Analysis Corp., which has earned millions of dollars providing intelligence-related consulting services to federal agencies and private companies. “During a State Department briefing on March 21, 2008, McCormack confirmed that the contractor had accessed the passport files of presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and John McCain, and that the inspector general had launched an investigation.
“Sources who tracked the investigation told Newsmax that the main target of the breach was the Obama passport file, and that the contractor accessed the file in order to ‘cauterize’ the records of potentially embarrassing information.” ‘They looked at the McCain and Clinton files as well to create confusion,’ one knowledgeable source told Newsmax. ‘But this was basically an attempt to cauterize the Obama file.’ “At the time of the breach, Brennan was working as an unpaid adviser to the Obama campaign.”
‘This individual’s actions were taken without the knowledge or direction of anyone at The Analysis Corp. and are wholly inconsistent with our professional and ethical standards,’ Brennan’s company said in a statement sent to reporters after the passport breach was made public. “The passport files include ‘personally identifiable information such as the applicant’s name, gender, social security number, date and place of birth, and passport number,’ according to the inspector general report.
“The files may contain additional information including ‘original copies of the associated documents,’ the report added. Such documents include birth certificates, naturalization certificates, or oaths of allegiance for U.S.-born persons who adopted the citizenship of a foreign country as minors.” “The State Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a 104-page report on the breach July 2009. Although it is stamped ‘Sensitive but Unclassified,’ the report was heavily redacted in the version released to the public, with page after page blacked out entirely.” Passport Breach Story
Then in a bizzarre twist befitting only the wildest of conspiratorial storylines the key witness in the Obama passport fraud case was fatally shot. Saturday, April 19, 2008:
“A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday.
“Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with a federal investigators, was found late Thursday night slumped dead inside a car, in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast, said Cmdr. Michael Anzallo, head of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
“Cmdr. Anzallo said a police officer was patrolling the neighborhood when gunshots were heard, then Lt. Harris was found dead inside the vehicle, which investigators would describe only as a blue car.
“Emergency medics pronounced him dead at the scene” (Washington Times Story)
Back to Occidental College Classmates and Associations – Dr. John Drew was a classmate of Obama’s at Occidental College. He was interviewed in 2008 by Paul Kengor on The Glen Meakem Show, and Doug Ross took the time to transcribe most of the podcast because of its importance:
Q: I interviewed you for my book Dupes a year ago and you had contacted me a couple of years ago because you read a piece that I wrote for American Thinker and it was called “Dreams from Frank Marshall Davis” and it was on Obama’s background and youth. Frank Marshall Davis was an actual Party member and that’s something, John, I spent two or three years on investigating, but there’s no question about it… the documentation is there, a 1957 Senate report called him “an identified member of the Communist Party,” there’s an FBI file that’s 600 pages, and I took ten or twelve pages from that report and put it in the appendix of my book. It even lists Davis’ Communist Party card number, which was 47544, so very clear. Why is all of this relevant? Well, I think it explains, at least to some degree, that — if he’s not a Communist, he’s at least very far to the left — and has some very left-oriented views. But you met Obama when he left Frank Marshall Davis in 1980 coming from Hawaii and went to Occidental College. So tell us about when Obama got there and when you met.
A: I see myself as Barack Obama’s missing link from his exposure to Communism through Frank Marshall Davis and his later exposure to Bill Ayers and Alice Palmer in Chicago. So, as far as I can tell, I’m the only one of Obama’s extended circle of friends who’s spoken out and verified that he was a Marxist-Leninist in his sophomore year of college, from 1980 to 1981.
I met him because I graduated from Occidental College in 1979 and I was back at Occidental visiting a girlfriend. I met him because of the relationship which I’d started my senior year at Occidental —
Q: By the way, tell us where Occidental is. We’re way out here in Western Pennsylvania.
A: Sure, Occidental College is in the Eastern Los Angeles area. It’s a very prestigious, very beautiful, sort of very garden, rose-garden sort of college, with three- or four-thousand students —
Q: And pretty competitive, I mean Obama would have had to have good grades and been a good student to get accepted there.
A: Yeah, my sense is because of affirmative action, guys like me were going to Occidental instead of even better schools and guys like Obama were going to Occidental instead of, uh, less challenging schools. A lot of very successful people were there, were part of Obama’s social circle at the time.
Q: Now, was Occidental known for radical left politics? Would that have been an attraction for Obama?
A: Yeah, I’m certain that it was. It was considered sort of the “Moscow” of southern California. There were a lot of Marxist professors, many of whom I got to know pretty well, not just there but also at Williams College in Massachusetts. Two of the same Marxist-Socialist professors were on the staff with me at Williams.
About That Trip to Pakistan – Did Obama Affirm His Indonesian Citizenship?
On his website, Phil Berg explains he believes Obama obtained an Indonesian passport while he lived with his mother and stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, in Indonesia, and that his act of attending public school (Besuki Primary School – Jakarta,Indonesia) in Indonesia required him to be an Indonesian citizen.
Further, he contends that as an adult, Obama chose to continue his Indonesian citizenship by renewing his passport.
“Renewing an Indonesian passport after the age of 18 is an affirmative act, as you are swearing allegiance to another country. Soetoro/Obama renewed his Indonesian passport when he traveled to Pakistan, that is why he had to stop in Indonesia first. Remember, in 1981, [his mother] was divorcing Soetoro in Hawaii and was not in Indonesia. Obama/Soetoro admits to traveling to Indonesia first and then on to Pakistan. Soetoro/Obama claims in his book ‘Dreams from my Father’ that he stopped in Indonesia to visit his mother. But again, his mother was not in Indonesia, she was in Hawaii with Maya, divorcing Lolo Soetoro”.
In addition, the State Department has stated in response to a FOIA request that they do not have a U.S. Passport application on file for Barack H. Obama,” he explained.
“As a result of Soetoro/Obama’s Indonesian ‘natural’ citizenship status, Soetoro/Obama could never regain U.S. ‘natural born’ status, if he in fact he ever held such, which we doubt. Soetoro/Obama could have only become ‘naturalized’ if the proper paperwork were filed with the U.S. State Department, after going through U.S. Immigration upon his return to the United States; in which case, Soetoro/Obama would have received a Certification of Citizenship indicating ‘naturalized,'” he said.
So, for those of you really keeping up to speed and keeping track of timelines this is also about the time of the Social Security Number change. “If” Obama was indeed an Indonesian Citizen, traveling on an Indonesian passport and his attendance at Occidental college was as a foreign student, then he would need to either A) Apply for renewed US citizenship or B) Assume another identity. This could be done by dropping the Barry Sotero name (just stop using it) and picking up the Barack Obama name (just start using it) officially along with a convienient active Social Security number and presto.
Remember also, that Obama was on a “full 4 year scholarship to Occidental” outlined above. FOUR YEAR. First academic year 1979-80, Second academic year 1980-81. Incidently it was after that Sophomore year (1981) he went to Pakistan. Then mysteriously for some unknown reason he transferred to Columbia. He walked away from a scholarship at Occidental to pay for Columbia? Does that make sense? (more on the missing 1981 Columbia year later) However, while you have this in fresh in your mind at this point allow me to speculate a bit. Perhaps, just perhaps, he went to Pakistan (which he admits) after the Sophomore year (which he admits) and stayed in Pakistan beyond the start of the 1981 fall semester, after the Junior year Fall semester began. That would explain dropping the full ride Barry Sotero scholarship at Occidental, and the Transfer to Columbia as “Barack Hussein Obama” ( with help on the SS# from Grandma) immediately after the extended Pakistan visit. (OK Speculation Over… Back to Facts)
Columbia University, New York – In 1981, in search of a community to belong to, Obama transfers to that prestigious university on the edge of Harlem — Columbia, where he majors in political science with a specialization in international relations. He also swapped drugs for Marxism.
Obama says he was somewhat involved with the Black Students Organization and participated in anti-apartheid activities:
“Mostly, my years at Columbia were an intense period of study,” he says. “When I transferred, I decided to buckle down and get serious. I spent a lot of time in the library. I didn’t socialize that much. I was like a monk.”
Obama says it is difficult to separate his college experience at Columbia from the urban experience of living in New York City, and his memoir offers little about his time on campus. When Obama arrived in New York, he already knew Sohale “Hal” Siddiqi, a drug addicted illegal alien from Pakistan, who was a friend of Chandoo’s and Hamid’s from Karachi, who had visited them at Occidental College.
He (Siddiqi) had come to New York from London two years earlier and found his caustic wit and unabashed desire to make money perfectly pitched to the city’s mood. He had overstayed his tourist visa and now made a living in New York’s high-turnover, illegal immigrant workforce, waiting on tables. In 1982, *(Note it was not the fall of 1981) Siddiqi and Obama got an apartment at a sixth-floor walk-up on East 94th Street.
In “The Book,” Siddiqi is identified only as “Sadik” — a short, well-built Pakistani” who smoked marijuana, snorted cocaine and liked to party. They were roomies for a while. Siddiqi confirmed Obama’s account that he turned serious in New York and “stopped getting high.” Watching Sadik’s drugging obviously got Obama’s attention.
“I stopped getting high. I ran 3 miles a day and fasted on Sundays. For the first time in years I applied myself to my studies and started keeping a journal of daily reflections and very bad poetry,” he wrote in “Dreams.”
He went to the Marxist-Socialist conferences at Cooper Union and African cultural fairs in Brooklyn and started lecturing his relatives until they worried he’d become “one of those freaks you see on the streets around here.”
Throughout 2008 The Obama “campaign” declined to discuss Obama’s time at Columbia and his friendships in general. It won’t, for example, release his transcript or name his friends. It did, however, list five locations where Obama lived during his four years here: three on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and two in Brooklyn — one in Park Slope, the other in Brooklyn Heights. His memoir mentions two others on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (more on Obama’s Columbia, New York, affiliations and interactions later)
But for now we Enter Perhaps the Most Important Revelation Never Discussed by the Media: Where was Obama from the time he left Occidental to travel to Pakistan via Indonesia, to the time he entered Columbia – Which is Documented and Verified to be September 1982? Where was he? By his own admission this is the year he traveled to Pakistan. The historical claim is he attended Columbia University after Occidental, but amid the discovery evidence in the Dr. Orly Taitz v. Obama lawsuit we find Exhibit #3 Columbia official records show him attending Columbia university only for nine months September 1982-till May 1983. One complete School Fall/Winter – Winter/Spring year. (Exhibit #3 – Click to Enlarge)
The following paragraphs have been extracted from Taitz’ First Amended Complaint, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia:
27. Further records from the Student Clearing House show even more shocking evidence. In his memoirs and multiple speeches Obama wrote that he studied for two years at Columbia University September 1981-May 1983. He admitted that in summer of 1981 he traveled to Pakistan to visit his friends, but repeatedly claimed that from September 1981 until May of 1983 he resided in New York and studied at Columbia University. Taitz ran a check of his years of attendance at Columbia university and found out that Columbia official records show him attending Columbia university only for nine months September 1982-till May 1983 (Exhibit 3 — last line — click to enlarge), which means that the President of the United States lied to the whole nation about his whereabouts for a whole year September 1981 until September 1982. One year absence is the best case scenario, as he could get his university credit by reciprocity or through external studies.
28. As there is no record of Obama residing anywhere else in the United States from September 1981-September 1982, or attending any other university, by way of simple deduction it becomes clear that his visit to Pakistan lasted not a month or two, as he claims, but may have lasted for over a year. (continue reading)
Granted Dr. Taitz is somewhat of an odd personality, but the context of the Columbia University record is not a matter of her personality or agenda. Nor is it subject to opinion or spin. It is a fact. It is what it is. This missing timeline directly contradicts Obama’s own words, and the construct of the narrative he and his fellow collegues have created.
Obama attended Columbia School of General Studies. If a General Studies student completes enough courses, and/or has other credits from elsewhere accepted, a student can receive a degree. People confuse Columbia University, Columbia College, and Columbia General Studies. A big university system has many different schools and colleges attached.
Of course, what Columbia University will not release is exactly what Obama actually did while in their General Studies degree program.
Undergraduate education at Columbia is offered through Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies. Undergraduate programs are offered by two affiliated institutions, Barnard College and Jewish Theological Seminary. Columbia University provides post-graduate education through thirteen graduate and professional schools and a school of continuing education. Three affiliated schools also offer post-graduate programs.
Obama graduated from Columbia College in 1983, and after spending a year in New York, moved to Chicago. Wayne Allyn Root says:
“I don’t know a single person at Columbia that knows him, and they all know me. I don’t have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia. Ever! … Nobody recalls him. I’m not exaggerating, I’m not kidding.
Questioner: Were you the exact same class?
Mr. Root: Class of ’83 political science, pre-law Columbia University. You don’t get more exact than that. Never met him in my life, don’t know anyone who ever met him. At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, 20th reunion, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! Who was he, and five years ago, nobody even knew who he was… the guy who writes the class notes, who’s kind of the, as we say in New York, the macha who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him. Is that not strange? It’s very strange…
When asked about his undergraduate training at Columbia University, The New Times states that Obama “declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years.”
Many of his classmates don’t remember Obama. He’s not in the yearbook. Columbia couldn’t find a picture of him at school.
What can be said with some certainty is that Mr. Obama lived off campus while at Columbia in 1982-83 and made few friends. Fox News contacted some 400 of his classmates and found no one who remembered him. He had transferred from Occidental College in California after his sophomore year because, he told the Boston Globe in 1990:
“I was concerned with urban issues and I wanted to be around more black folks in big cities.”
And that is where we will leave off for this thread. The next thread will pick up in New York, still at Columbia and discuss his associations and affiliations. Then we’ll follow him to Harvard Law School and back to Chicago. This is a lengthy undertaking. I hope this is helpful to you in understanding President Obama, as well as understanding some of the honest questions that have never been answered. ……… /SD