Obama’s COLB Forgery Of Sisters Forged COLB

TexasDarlin has more on the Obama Birthcertificate fiasco. Again this is a certificate of live birth, not a birth certificate. Additionally I believe this would be a felony if it were the average citizen who forged this document…

*Breaking* Sister Maya’s Name Uncovered on Alleged Obama Birth Certificate [Update]

August 5, 2008 · 251 Comments

Forensics specialist Techdude, who has been chipping away at the Obama Birth Certificate mystery for some time, has confirmed that the name on the original Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) which was used to forge the document presented by Barack Obama as his valid Birth Certificate  IS:

Maya Kassandra Soetoro.

His sister.

The document presented by Obama as the “truth about his birth certificate” can be seen on his official campaign web page, “FightTheSmears,” here.

In an exclusive TexasDarlin report on Sunday, Techdude revealed that he had discovered the true identity of the person on the original COLB, but that he was not ready to disclose that person’s name.

He gave readers step-by-step instructions for conducting the analysis at home. In a follow-up post, I published a comment by Techdude in which he explained why he was waiting to name the person, and he challenged readers to solve the mystery first, offering a free trip to Las Vegas for the first person who posted the correct answer.

Several hours later, KG, a reader on the TexasDarlin blog, posted her/his discovery in the Comments section of this post, and detailed the technical process she/he followed to get there.

KG revealed the original name on the COLB:

Maya Kassandra Soetoro.

Techdude has reviewed KG’s analysis, and verified the result.

KG does not have the technical tools to immediately produce a report for publication, and is not sure he/she wants to be published. Nevertheless, you can read KG’s process yourself in the Comment thread.

In the coming days, Techdude will provide a final report that fully discloses his discovery, and provides all the fancy technical data, images, formulae etc. that everyone has come to expect. He will respond to questions posted on this blog to the best of his ability. (NOTE: KG has asked Techdude to donate the trip funds to help retire Hillary’s debt, and Techdude has agreed.)

Now, Senator Obama faces a serious and urgent inquiry from Americans:

Why was his sister Maya’s birth certificate used to make his own?

I have a preliminary theory, and it goes something like this:

The Hawaii COLB form was revised in 2001. Prior to that, it included much more birth information, such as name of the hospital, signatures and professions of parents, etc.

If Obama needed to show his birth certificate to the public during the election, he wanted to present the current short version, but the one he had in a shoebox somewhere was an older version.

When it became clear in 2007 that he might need to show it, Maya’s COLB was ordered. Obama did not order his own because he didn’t want a chatty Hawaii Govt. employee to notice that the child’s name on his COLB is Barry Soetoro, and the father’s name, Lolo Soetoro. He did not want his legal name and Indonesian identity to be known.

If it got to the point that the campaign needed to show a birth certificate, as a last resort they would make a few digital adjustments to Maya’s in order to transform it into Barack Hussein Obama’s COLB, and post it on line. They trusted, in this event, that Govt. employees or officials would not bother to check it against his real name, or would just keep quiet if they did notice. Obama probably never expected the electorate to question its authenticity, at least not to this degree.

That’s my theory, anyway.

There are, of course, two other important questions related to this investigation:

1. Is Maya aware that her COLB was used to fabricate Obama’s?


2. Why does Maya have a Hawaiian birth certificate in the first place, as she was born in Indonesia?

Judah Benjamin, our resident historian and researcher, will be discussing these questions in the coming days.

Stay tuned.

Maybe now the MSM will WAKE UP to this story.

Update: Based on a reader’s comment, I edited the title, and am adding this thought: All of this assumes, of course, that there IS a Hawaiian Birth Certificate for Maya Soetoro, and that her name and other identifying information would NOT itself be part of the forgery. I have no idea whether that is possible; it has not been discussed yet with Techdude.

[NOTE TO CRITICS: To everyone making demands of me and Techdude, you will need to be patient. The full report will be thorough, and Techdude will address your questions on this blog when he can. We have other responsibilities in life, including the need to sleep. If Barack Obama were transparent, and if the Mainstream media did the job for which they are paid, the work taking place on this and other blogs would not be necessary.]

Read Techdude’s two reports

Techdude Finds Original Text on Alleged Obama Birth Certificate

Forensics Expert: Obama COLB is a Forgery

Techdude’s Credentials: 20 years experience in the computer field; performing computer forensic investigations since 1993. Board certified as a forensic computer examiner and for the previous six years also licensed as a private investigator. A certificated legal investigator, served close to 6 years under the direction of a practicing attorney. Testified in numerous trials at the state level…written (winning) briefs and motions that have been presented for state’s Court of Appeals and state’s Supreme Court.

U.S. Department of Justice clearance for access to sensitive but unclassified information and has personally handled the investigation of over 7,000 cases. Previously received training from the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA as well as countless forensics seminars and specialized training events over the years. Five years ago, opened his own computer forensic science lab and often accepts cases pro bono. Active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American College of Forensic Examiners, Computer Forensics Volunteer Project, a Member of Federal Bureau of Investigation’s InfraGard program, International Information Systems Forensics Association, The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners, and others.

Al Qaeda Internet Attack a Bust

It would appear that Al Qaeda’s Internet attack is non-existant. Speculation leading up to 11/11 was that there were more tech savy Al Qaeda supports, however as 11/11 passed and now 11/12 has pretty much passed, with no major Internet disruptions, it would appear either they do not have the support on the Internet front that authorities feared or their operatives on the Internet front are not all that good. I am sure much effort was expended by authorities, and maybe they did enough damage to the enemy, however I don’t really see that as being a big part in preventing such an attack, but rather taking down exisiting extremist sites.

As the next few days pass, we will see if maybe there is something lurking in the background that is gaining momentum, however again I doubt this, as that is not the typical operating tactic of groups such as these.

I think this was more of a propoganda stunt to try and lash back at the recent take down of Al Qaeda sites and arrests of of site operators preaching violence.

Al Qaeda Is the EU’s Biggest Threat

Finally someone in the EU is realizing the threat they face from Al Qaeda as well as the Islamification that has been occuring throughout all of Europe. The only problem is they still see the current war on terror as the cause of Islamification. What they, like most Americans, do not realize is the threat was there but hidden, plotting and waiting. What the war on terror has done is force the enemy to show their face. Anyone who thinks that the current threat would not exist if we were not fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan is a fool. The enemy has been at war with us for quite a while now. It is only recently that we are able to see the  magnitude of the threat.

The Islamic terrorist group Al Qaeda continues to be the most serious terrorism threat to Europe, the bloc’s new anti-terrorism chief told EU lawmakers.

“An attack perpetrated by local or international networks remains likely,” Gilles de Kerchove, appointed in September to coordinate counter-terrorism efforts among EU member states, told the European Parliament.


He called on EU states to be more active in combating radicalism and emphasized the importance of Internet surveillance.


The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan had “a considerable impact on radicalization of extremists in Europe,” added de Kerchove.


Terrorists close to home


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European converts to radical Islam have had a hand in several recent terrorism plots on European soil, including a foiled attack in Germany in September.


Germany authorities now know of up to 50 Islamic militants linked to the three men suspected of planning the attack, the head of Germany’s federal police, Jörg Ziercke, said in an interview in the Tuesday edition of the Cologne daily Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger.


Two German citizens and one Turkish national have been arrested in connection with the plot. They allegedly trained in terrorism camps in Pakistan before founding the domestic cell of an al Qaeda affiliate in Germany.


“We believe there are still members of this network in Pakistani training camps,” Ziercke said. “Whoever comes back to Germany so radicalized is for us extremely dangerous.”


The next generation of terror


Britain’s intelligence chief Jonathan Evans also spoke out against domestic radicalism Monday, saying that the number of individuals in Britain with suspected terrorist links has risen to at least 2,000 this year, compared with 1,600 last year.


“As I speak, terrorists are methodically and intentionally targeting young people and children in this country,” he said in a speech to the Society of Editors Conference in Manchester. “They are radicalizing, indoctrinating and grooming young, vulnerable people to carry out acts of terrorism.”


Call for jihad in the Maghreb


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Some EU member states see growing Islamic extremism in North Africa as a particular threat, especially those countries that have large immigrant populations from the Maghreb.


An existing Islamic Maghreb terror group aligned itself with al Qaeda earlier this year, winning the support of terror boss bin Laden.


Al Qaeda’s second-in-command Ayman al Zawahiri called over the weekend for a holy war against the leaders of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco due to their support for the US-led war on terror.


“The fact that [the Maghreb] has embraced al Qaeda’s international terrorism, and [its] geographical proximity to Europe brings terrorism closer to the borders of Europe,” said EU anti-terror chief de Kerchove.

DW staff (kjb)

Yemen Terrorist Shuffle

The Yemen government has proven itself an ally of terror. The US government is red faced, both embarrasement and anger, over the release of the man directly responsible for the USS Cole bombing. And people wonder why targeted killings of terrorist leaders is carried out.

I hope this reminds people of the danger we face, not just from the terrorists, but those that sympathize with them and provide logistical support.

The Yemen government needs to provide proof that he is back in custody and extradite him to the US to be tried for the crimes that he commited in attacking the USS Cole.

Let us put him in our prison system so we know where he is.

A Slap in the Face

Yemen’s handling of Cole bomber stuns Bush antiterror chief

By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball

Newsweek Web Exclusive

Updated: 4:08 PM ET Oct 31, 2007

President Bush’s top counterterrorism adviser flew to Yemen last week to praise that country’s cooperation in the war on terrorism just days before Yemeni authorities reportedly pardoned and released one of the principal architects of the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.

The apparent release of confessed Al Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi, who has been indicted in New York on 50 terrorism counts, was a personal embarrassment  to senior White House aide Frances Fragos Townsend.

Since last week, Yemeni authorities have insisted that Badawi is back in “custody,” but U.S. officials remain deeply skeptical about the current status of a fanatic follower of Osama bin Laden whom they hold directly responsible for the deaths of 17 U.S. sailors aboard the Cole.

Just last Wednesday, Badawi—who in 2004 was convicted by a Yemeni court and received the death penalty—was reportedly receiving well-wishers at his home in Aden after pledging his loyalty to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yet two days earlier, on Oct. 24, Townsend had met with Saleh in the country’s capital of Sana to personally hand-deliver a letter from President Bush affirming U.S. support for his government’s assistance in the War on Terror. BUSH PRAISES YEMEN’S ROLE IN COMBATING TERRORISM read the headline in the English-language Yemen Times last week announcing Towsend’s meeting with Saleh.

Townsend, who serves as Bush’s chief assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, was furious to learn of Badawi’s release and has taken the lead role in communicating the U.S. government displeasure with the handling of the Al Qaeda figure, according to a senior administration official who asked not to be identified because of diplomatic sensitivities.

Compounding the insult, U.S. officials say they have strong reason to believe a number of other Al Qaeda figures have been released by the Yemenis, including Jaber Elbaneh, an FBI fugitive who was indicted for providing material support to Al Qaeda as part of the investigation into a terror cell in Lackawana, N.Y., in 2003.

In a brief interview with NEWSWEEK on Wednesday, Townsend—who had worked on the Cole investigation when she served in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration—made clear her frustration over the chain of events. “There is nobody in Yemen we care more about than Badawi,” she said. Scott Stanzel, a  White House spokesman, said in a statement to NEWSWEEK: “We are dismayed and deeply disappointed in the Government of Yemen’s decision not to imprison” Badawi. He added that Townsend, who was also in Saudi Arabia last week, was on the ground in Yemen “for just a few hours.”

After reports over the weekend that Badawi was now a free man, the Yemeni Embassy in Washington issued a carefully worded statement that seemed aimed at tamping down U.S. government anger over the incident. The statement insisted that Badawi “remains detained” but principally because of further investigation into a prison escape last year in which he and 22 cohorts, including a number of fellow Al Qaeda figures, were reported to have dug a tunnel that somehow exited exactly inside a nearby mosque. (U.S. officials widely suspected the breakout was an inside job.) The Yemeni statement added: “Jamal is fully cooperating and the Yemeni government is optimistic about receiving crucial information about other Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen and abroad.”

Then on Monday of this week, the Badawi situation took another strange turn. After U.S. Ambassador Stephen Seche met with Saleh to protest, Yemeni  authorities invited a U.S. Embassy official to come visit a jail in Aden where they suddenly displayed Badawi behind bars.

But  U.S. officials are suspicious. They noted that the Yemenis typically hold terror suspects in the capital of Sana, an hourlong flight from Aden. “That was a joke,” said one knowledgable former counterterrorsim official about the jail visit. (The former official asked not to be identified talking about the politically sensitive situation.) “The jail in Aden is five minutes from [Badawi’s] home. It was like he was brought there just a few minutes before.”

Although it has so far received relatively little media attention, the Badawi incident has infuriated counterterrorism officials throughout the government and underscored how difficult it is to build alliances in a region where sympathy for Al Qaeda remains strong and hostility toward the United States may be at an all-time high. It also may have repercussions well beyond Yemen. Some U.S. officials have noted that the handling of Badawi plays directly into the hands of hard-line Bush administration officials, principally in Vice President Cheney’s office, who oppose shutting down the U.S. detention facility in Guantánamo Bay. The State and Defense Department officials who have pushed for a Gitmo closure have long contended that most of the detainees could be returned for trial and detention in home countries like Yemen—an option that seems less acceptable when confirmed Al Qaeda figures like Badawi are being let go.

Just as significantly, the incident may have prompted U.S. officials to put back on the table more aggressive options for bringing Badawi to justice. Those options, such as extralegal “snatch” operations, were widely used by the CIA in the first few years after 9/11—until they received widespread international criticism and, in a few cases, such as in Italy and Germany, led to investigations of the agency officers involved. (In the Italian case, a number of CIA officers—including the agency’s chief of station—have been criminally charged for apprehending a suspected Al Qaeda operative in Milan and flying him to Egypt for interrogation.)

U.S. officials this week declined to discuss what options they are considering for Badawi. Yemeni authorities have consistently told U.S. officials they can’t extradite Badawi to the United States under their Constitution. But U.S. officials are exploring the idea of trying to arrange for a third country to take custody of Badawi—and then turn him over to the United States for trial.

Before they do that, however, U.S. officials want to make sure that the indictment returned against Badawi by a federal grand jury in New York in May 2003  is still solid and he can be successfully tried by federal prosecutors there, according to a senior official involved in the case who like others interviewed declined to be identified.

The indictment of Badawi, and an associate, Fahad Al-Quso, was in part based on the confession that Badawi first made to an FBI agent in January 2001. According to a Justice Department press release at the time of the indictment, Badawi had been recruited by members of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle to play a lead role in a brazen terrorist attack that illustrated Al Qaeda’s determination to kill Americans across the globe.

In the October 2000 bombing, a small boat laden with high explosives pulled alongside the Cole, a naval warship, in the harbor of Aden while it was briefly docked for refueling while it was on its way to the Persian Gulf for support of U.S. operations aimed at enforcing international sanctions against the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Suicide terrorists detonated the bomb, ripping a 40-foot hole in the side of the Cole, killing 17 and wounding 37 other sailors.

Badawi “helped procure safehouses in Aden” for the terrorists involved in the operation, and obtained the small boat that was used in the bombing, according to the Justice release.

“It has been almost three years since the attack on the USS  Cole,” Attorney General John Ashcroft said in the press release at the time of the indictment. “But for those who lost loved ones on October 12, 2000, the wounds on the heart can still be felt.”

That same point was underscored this week by Kirk Lippold, the former commanding officer of the Cole. “I will tell you that families [of Cole members killed in the attack] are upset to an unbelievable degree,” he told NEWSWEEK. “I’m getting e-mails from crew members I haven’t spoken to in years saying, ‘I can’t believe this is happening’.”

As for Yemeni claims that Badawi is back in custody, Lippold is among those who are more than skeptical. “I will believe what the Yemeni government says when they are willing to allow us to prosecute individuals who carry out the murder of U.S. citizens. I don’t believe they are reliable or trustworthy partners in the war against terrorism.”

Greek Fires, Media Silence

Atlas Shrugs brings up an imporant point, of the 32 suspects and 7 arrests, no-one is reporting the names or background of the individuals. In addition to that, the land grab theory is growing unlikely based on where the bulk of the fires are. It seems something is being covered up. I have noticed the Mass Media has reported very little on this, and is not on the main pages as  a major headline even though half of a country is burning out of control.


GREECE FIRES RULED ARSON – “Greece’s 9/11” Seven arrested

A woman and her four children killed Friday, their charred bodies found with the woman’s arms around the youngsters, might have been safe if they had stayed at home. It was the only house left untouched in the village of Artemida in the western Peloponnese. The house’s white walls and red tile roof were unscathed, surrounded by blackened earth. CBS News – like the woman could ever possible know that – CBS – just report the news, not your retarded sense of irony.)

DAY 4 of deadly fires: Fires rage in Greece as SEVEN PEOPLE CHARGED WITH ARSON. They remain nameless. Why? I have searched all news sources. Any Atlas readers have a clue?

Not one major news network has even mentioned it. Half of Greece is on fire.
63 dead.

But it was not clear who was responsible for these fires.

“I think it is unlikely that land development was an incentive behind the arson,” said Nikos Bokaris, head of the Panhellenic Union of Forestry Experts. “The afflicted areas are not prime targets for construction. These are mountain areas where land is not that valuable.”

An official of the WWF environmental group also dismissed the notion of an orchestrated arson campaign. More here.