New Questions Surfacing Regarding Obama's Past
Obama Visit to Pakistan in the 80s Raises Questions
WorldNetDaily.com is reporting that newly uncovered documents are raising some serious questions about Barack Obama's past affiliations, travels, and personal identifications.
There seems to be three major facets regarding what World Net Daily reports that would give most Americans some degree of pause.
1- For the first time, documents are coming out in which Obama is listed as an Indonesian citizen in the 1980s.
Was Sen. Barack Obama a citizen of Indonesia at any point in his life?
That question has been circulating on the blogosphere with increased fury the past few days, since a photograph emerged of Obama's school registration papers as a child in Indonesia the world's most populous Muslim nation showing the presidential candidate listed as a "Muslim" with "Indonesian" citizenship.
An investigation into Indonesian citizenship law and a review of Obama's biography and travels suggest the Illinois senator at one point may have been a citizen of Indonesia. That would not necessarily disqualify Obama to run for president, but it could raise loyalty concerns.
And further -
Obama spokesmen have stated the candidate is a natural-born citizen amid rumors he may have been born in his father's home country of Kenya, but the campaign has not addressed whether Obama became a citizen of Indonesia at any point.
2 - It has been revealed that Obama traveled to Pakistan, utilizing an Indonesian passport to do so - this was at a time in the 80s when Pakistan was under very strict military rule and traveling to that country was very much limited.
In a revelation that raised a few eyebrows, Obama last April disclosed he traveled as a college student to Pakistan in 1981.
"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," Obama reportedly stated at a fundraising event.
The senator had not previously discussed any trip to Pakistan, either in his books or in scores of policy talks regarding Pakistan.
Prompted by Obama's statements, ABC News contacted the presidential candidate's campaign, which affirmed that in 1981 the year Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University Obama visited his mother and sister Maya in Indonesia. Obama then went on to Pakistan with a friend from college whose family was from that country, the campaign said.
Obama was in Pakistan for about three weeks, said the campaign, staying with his friend's family in Karachi and also visiting Hyderabad in Southern India.
Pakistan in 1981 was under military rule. It was difficult for U.S. citizens to travel to the country without assistance. It would have been easier for someone to enter Pakistan on an Indonesian passport.
3 - Obama used a different name in the past - Barry Soetoro - for the purposes of school registration. While it is unclear if Obama was ever formally adopted upon his mother marrying Indonesian citizen, Lolo Soetoro, he did use his last name for school registration.
If Obama indeed possessed Indonesian citizenship as a child, it is unlikely he retains such citizenship. The country's bylaws require any Indonesian citizen living abroad for more than five years to formally declare his intention to return, otherwise risk losing his citizenship status. The law does not necessarily mean Indonesian citizenship would be immediately lost. The law can be overruled by ministerial order.
Obama's registration in Indonesia under the name "Barry Soetoro" also raises questions as to whether he adopted that name in the U.S. at any time. According to Illinois state filings, when Obama registered as an attorney in 1991, he stated he did not have any former names.
The questions about the Democrat presumptive nominee, seemingly, never stop coming! Obama will clearly need to address these concerns over the next couple of days. The problem there is that the more he gives these concerns the necessary attention they truly do deserve, the greater the question mark's size will be as seen in that public spotlight!