Lolo, also a Muslim,
promptly moved his new family to Jakarta,
Indonesia, the worlds most populous Muslim country. He completed
his military commitment and become an oil company
In Audacity of
Hope, Obama wrote, "Lolo followed Islam ... I looked to Lolo for
lived in Indonesia for nearly five years as a child. He had a
pet ape named Tata, and sampled exotic foods -- dog, snake and
Lolo and Anna had one daughter, Obama's
step-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng.
It is she who
places Obama in
Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1966 through 1972.
In Obama's account of this move, he
states his mother was shocked to discover how her new husband reverted
to chauvinist Indonesian ways as soon as he left America and that
Indonesia was a nasty right-wing dictatorship (although the latter
doesn’t jibe with her spending much of the rest of her life in that
In "Dreams," he inadvertently sheds some light on his formative years
political views of his mother, whom he describes as an anthropologist and Islamophile who
hated America and subsequently goes native.
filed for divorce in 1980. She kept in
regular contact with Lolo and did not pursue alimony or child support,
according to divorce records.
Lolo died in 1987.
Stanley Ann Acquired
Stanley Ann married Lolo Soetoro in March of
1965. She acquired her passport (F777788)
on July 19, 1965 -- 12 to 16 months in which to get little "Barry"
adopted -- and the automatic Indonesian citizenship.
says that without a doubt Stanley Ann WAS an Indonesia citizen.
She became an Indonesia citizen after her marriage to Lolo -- see
"...the foreign woman who marries a citizen of
the Republic of Indonesia also acquires the citizenship of the
Republic of Indonesia one year after the marriage has been
Without a doubt -- when they were in Indonesia -- this family was
100% Indonesian. How the US would have viewed Stanley Ann and
little "Barry" from a US citizenship perspective may be better answered
But between 1966 and 1971 this family was Indonesian.
"The Indonesian Citizenship Law states that
children's citizenship is derived solely from the citizenship of the
father. Children of citizen mothers and foreign fathers are
considered foreigners and require visas to remain in the country until
the age of 18, at which time they may apply for citizenship. They
are prohibited from attending public schools and must attend private,
international schools, which usually are more expensive."
U. S. State Department
Living In Jakarta
Obama, his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and
his Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro,
moved into a one-story house in a district called Menteng-Dalam.
At the time, it was a new neighborhood where natives of Jakarta, known
as Betawis, lived with an increasing number of newcomers from different
corners of Java and Sumatra, the main islands in Indonesia. The
area was connected to the electric grid only a couple of years before
Obama moved in.
The Soetoro house in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the bedroom that Obama
shared with a houseboy
"It was a very poor area when the family came
here," said Coenraad Satjakoesoemah, 79, a retired airline manager and a
neighborhood leader. "There were still dirt roads, only a few
houses and lots of large trees."
In Satjakoesoemah’s living
room, Obama’s mother taught English to the neighborhood women, including
his wife, Djumiati.While the residents regarded Obama’s mother as a
"free spirit," Barry, who was chubby, was referred to as the "boy who
runs like a duck," said Mrs. Satjakoesoemah, 69.
Sometime in the
third grade, after his family moved to a different part of the city,
Obama transferred to Elementary School Menteng 1, possibly the most
famous primary school in Indonesia. Founded as a Dutch colonial school in
1934, it has long drawn the children of the country’s ruling class
because of its location in Menteng, traditionally the wealthiest
residential neighborhood in Jakarta.
Nowadays, though many
wealthy Indonesians send their children to international schools here,
the Menteng public school still draws the children of the elite, so much
so that the principal, Hasimah, said she could "count on one hand" the
students, out of a total of 400, who are not driven to school every day
by their parents or drivers.
Obama’s family stayed instead in a
humble neighborhood called Matraman-Dalam, on a short block of
single-story, detached houses, a stone’s throw from a traditional
Indonesian neighborhood of narrow, winding streets.
family rented the guest house inside a compound belonging to a prominent
physician. There, according to the neighborhood’s longtime
residents, the young Obama, who had already experienced differences in
class and religion in his short stay in Indonesia, was exposed to
another aspect of Jakarta’s diversity.
His nanny was an openly
gay man -- actually,
a transvestite -- who, in keeping with Indonesia’s relaxed attitudes toward
homosexuality, carried on an affair with a local butcher, longtime
residents said. The nanny later joined a group of transvestites
called Fantastic Dolls, who, like the many transvestites who remain
fixtures of Jakarta’s streetscape, entertained people by dancing and
was known as the "boy who runs like a duck." With a transvestite
nanny and sharing his room with a "houseboy," it's no wonder!
Lolo Was Liaison To The
Lolo Soetoro had been an
official of the Director General's office in the TNI Topography
division of the Indonesian Army. He later becomes an executive
with American Mobil Corporation, where he is a key liaison between the
oil company and the Suharto regime. Suharto had been installed as the
American friendly Indonesian President in 1967.
"Looking back, I'm not sure Lolo ever fully understood what my mother
was going through ... why the things he was working so hard to provide
for her seemed only to increase the distance between them ... He landed
a job in the government relations department of an American oil company.
... Sometimes I would overhear him and my mother arguing in their
bedroom, usually about her refusal to attend his company dinner parties,
where American businessmen from Texas and Louisiana would slap Lolo's
back and boast about the palms they had greased to obtain the new
offshore drilling rights, while their wives complained to my mother
about the quality of Indonesian help. He would ask her how it
would look for him to go alone, and remind her that these were her own
people, and my mother's voice would rise to almost a shout."
"They [the Americans] are not my people!"
There was at
least the suggestion of
violent discord between them. When Anna refused to go with her
husband to socialize with American executives in Jakarta when he was
working for an Indonesian oil company, and after coming home late from a
teaching job servants saw her with a towel covering up blood on her
face, although nobody ever confirmed any domestic violence.
Saebarkah Soetoro -- Is
That You Barry?
Chris Strunk is in opposition to a summary judgment filed by the DOJ
in the case Strunk v DOS et al. DCD 08-cv-2234 and seeks further
disclosure in regards to DOS spoliation of documents in regards to my
request under FOIA the passport and related records of Stanley Ann
Dunham et al.. I have been awaiting these records and more since October
2008 when I first filed a FOIA request related to my active case in New
York Supreme Court where the records will be used when the disposition
of the Summary Judgment is complete; Hopefully, I will receive the
additional records that exist from 1960 onward too. Clearly when the DOS
release is combined with the US Customs and Immigration service release
to Ken Allen amounting to about 90 pages shows that Lolo Soetoro and Ann
Soetoro were having difficulties that would only explain the removal of
BHO from her passport in 1968 especially since the Indonesian Government
in Soetoro’s words, any American, was in jeopardy there in Indonesia due
to the anti-American feelings" is shown at page 103 of
attached to the U.S. Government memo of January 12, 1966 with pages
marked 000077 through 000080 therein at page 000078 regarding Lolo
Soetoros request for a INA section 212(e) waiver and two year extension
for his stay in the USA with Ann Soetoro, (that according to the US
Government document of August 6, 1968 all three returned to Indonesia on
July 20, 1966); Soetoro states:
"Most importantly, anti-American feeling has reached a feverish pitch
under the direction of the Indonesian communist party, and I have been
advised by both family and friends in Indonesia that it would be
dangerous to endeavor to return with my wife at the present time.
Of secondary importance is the fact that my wife does not yet speak
Indonesian. Not only would she be forced to cut short her college
education, but she would be left in a position of isolation in the
It appears from the cross comparison on both the
Customs and DOS FOIA
released documents that on October 20, 1971 Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro
(SADS) and BHO (a.k.a Saebarkah Soetoro) together boarded Pan Am
Airlines Flight 812 unaccompanied by Lolo M. Soetoro in Djakarta
Indonesia and arrived in Honolulu Hawaii on October 21, 1971 and sought
entry into the USA on an expired Passport issued July 19, 1965 according
to the DS 1423 Form for REQUEST BY UNITED STATES NATIONAL FOR AND REPORT
OF EXCEPTION TO SECTION 53.1, TITLE 22 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL
REGULATIONS with use of the expired Passport of July 19, 1965 shown as
page 6 of
It is important to discover whether or not based upon SADS’ August
13, 1968 Passport Renewal Application to DOS shown as
page 3 and 4 of
SADS excluded Saebarkah Soetoro (BHO)from her Passport of July 19, 1965;
and therefore, left no way for BHO who is presumed to also have the
right to an Indonesian Passport under Lolo Soetoro to reenter the USA
with SADS except by use of the expired July 19 1965 passport.
That Declarant among other items of interest in the analysis
presented by Dr. Corsi in his Worldnet Daily Article (WND) takes issue
with the insinuation that the 1965 edition of SADS passport was only
good for 3 years when in fact it was to expire July 18, 1970 according
to the actual reference by the US Government shown in the upper right
corner of the application located at page 3; however in August 13 1968
SADS made an early application to renew the 1965 to remove BHO (a.k.a.
Saebarkah Soetoro) from her own passport.
At that time, Lolo Soetoro was in a difficult effort with the State
Department and US Customs and Immigration to obtain reentry into the USA
and needed to reflect Saebarkah Soetoro (BHO) as an Indonesian for his
own safety. That Saebarkah Soetoro (BHO) according to his own
writing in 1971 would re-enter back into the USA to live with his
Grandma Madelyn Dunham.
Except for the fact that the Exception request for use of the expired
July 19, 1965 passport without use of an American passport as Saebarkah
Soetoro as an Indonesian citizen which he was also entitled to an
Indonesian Passport made without being on SADS renewed Passport of
August 13 1968 made it easier for Saebarkah Soetoro / BHO to travel and
obtain a renewed Indonesian Passport, rather than a British or even
Kenyan passport that would be more difficult to explain or obtain to the
Indonesian Government (having a USA passport there in Indonesian would
dangerously expose Lolo Soetoro to government scrutiny since BHO was
born in Kenya not the USA was adopted by Lolo Soetoro as a Indonesian
Thereafter 1971, Saebarkah Soetoro living in the USA went to the
Indonesian Embassy in Hawaii to obtain or renew the Indonesian passport
as part of his college funding program and that in 1981 through 1984 was
then used while attending Columbia University to enter Indonesia,
Pakistan and Afghanistan while working for Zbigniew Brzezinski then of
the Scholl of Foreign Affairs and the National Security Council with the
Carter Administration and Reagan Administration transition.
half-sister, Maya Kassandra Soetoro, was
born on August 15, 1970, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Anna registered her birth as "born
in Honolulu" shortly after her birth, as well. Maya
would have a State of Hawaii Certification of Live Birth (COLB), just like the
one Obama posted on the Internet.
Maya would also attend the private Punahou School.
It was Maya, who has said that Obama was legally adopted by her father,
Lolo Soetoro, and
Maya also said, "There was always a
joke between my mom and Barack that he
would be the first black president."
Obama Has A Passport
visited Australia as a boy when he passed through Sydney from
Indonesia, where he lived with his mother for four years, during trips
to visit his grandparents in Hawaii.
He is said to have enjoyed
his stops in Sydney, especially the beaches.
This tells us that
Barack Obama had a passport. The question is, was it an American
passport or an Indonesian passport.
In 1971, Ann took Barack
back to Hawaii to live with her parents, who
lived in a modest two-bedroom Honolulu apartment, at 1617 S. Beretania
St., in order to
save money for Obama’s tuition to
attend the Punahou Academy, an elite private school. Madelyn would
live at that address until her death on November 2nd, 2008.
Anna and Obama's half-sister Maya
returned to Indonesia. Except for occasional visits to Hawaii, Dunham,
who traveled throughout Southeast Asia on business, would remain
based in Jakarta for the remainder of her life.
filed for divorce from Lolo Soetoro on
June 15th, 1980. The divorce was granted on August 28th, 1980,
took effect on November 5th, 1980, and closed on November 26,1988.
The documents show Anna and Lolo were "lawfully married to each
other" and "have 1 child below age 18 and 1 child above age 18 but still
dependent on the parties for education." Lolo was not required to
pay any support and Anna resumed the use of Stanley Ann Dunham as her
Further documentation has been uncovered by independent
investigators. These documents, "Information Concerning Child
Care" (page1 and
page2), signed on June 15,
1980, (click to enlarge) show
Lolo and Anna ceased living together in August of 1974.
Lolo visited every three months for the purpose of seeing Maya, his
Lolo had not contributed to the support of Anna and the
two children since 1974, was living with another woman and wished to
Under living arrangements, the documents states, "oldest
child in university and mother resides with youngest child in 4 bedroom
home provided by mother's employer (USAID); household includes 2
full-time live-in domestics."
"Mother's work hours coincide with
youngest child school hours so child care not a problem."
spends approximately $300 per month on domestic help, including after
hours babysitting, if necessary."
And, this is interesting,
although Maya was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, of an Indonesian father,
Anna claims, "both mother and child are U. S. citizens, while father is
an Indonesian citizen."
Was There An Adoption
Obama arrived in Indonesia at about the age of
five according to most accounts, although it was possible he arrived at
the age of six, according to a few sources. At some time, Lolo Soetoro
adopted Barry, and Barry would have automatically become an Indonesian citizen according to the country’s laws in the
1960’s, which stipulated any child is immediately granted Indonesian citizenship upon
completion of the adoption process.
As evidence that an adoption
occurred, there are the following artifacts:
1. The registration document from
the Roman Catholic, Franciscus Assisi Primary School, in Jakarta,
Indonesia. Barry Soetoro is registered as a "citizen" of
2. According to Indonesian legal experts, only Indonesian citizens could
attend state-operated public schools.
3. In the divorce
documents (page1 and
page2), Lolo Soetoro is
described as "father" -- "husband has not contributed to support of wife
and children" -- "oldest child in university" -- and this curious note,
"both mother and child are U. S. citizens while father an Indonesian
There is accumulating evidence that Anna was something
of an expert at taking advantage living abroad, while carefully keeping
one foot in the US of A for herself and her children.
Previously Unknown Obama Stepsister Dies
is reporting a previously unknown stepsister of Barack Obama died
unexpectedly on Februay 26, 2010.
The Indonesian obituaries also
state Lia was born in 1957, and that she had three children with her
husband, Edi Sobah, with whom she lived in West Java, Indonesia.
The obituaries identified Lia as having been adopted by Lolo Soetoro,
Obama's stepfather, and Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro, Obama's mother.
Internet researchers made the link between Obama and his stepsister,
Holiyah "Lia" Soetoro Sobah, after translating from obituaries published
The surfacing of Lia as an adopted child of Lolo
Soetoro and Dunham raises the question of whether Barack Obama himself
might have been adopted officially as Lolo Soetoro's stepson while in
Indonesia from 1967-1971.
Even though Obama makes no mention in
"Dreams from My Father" of having had an Indonesian stepsister, the
Indonesian obituaries make clear that Obama slept in the same room as
his stepsister while the two of them grew up together in the Soetoro
home in Jakarta. According to the Indonesian obituaries, Barry
Soetoro and Lia Soetoro were always together, playing, traveling on
family vacations and even bathing.
A photograph of Lia shows her
holding a monkey doll and wearing clothes given her by Madelyn Dunham,
Obama's maternal grandmother, when Lia visited Hawaii for three months.
The visit apparently was in 1971, the year Obama left Indonesia
Corsi says there is nothing on the public record to
indicate that Obama sent any condolences, or even acknowledged the death
of his stepsister.
mythology insists Obama was in Indonesia from ages 6 to 10, and left in
1971, but we know Obama attended third grade at the Noelani Primary
School in 1969, and here's the
Obama's Half-Sister Joins Eligibility
Bob Unruh is reporting Obama's half-sister,
Maya Soetoro-Ng, has joined other celebrities apparently on a tour of
talk shows endorsing the belief that Obama is eligible to be president
of the United States, even though suspicions about a foreign birth have
not been disproven, because his original long-form, hospital-generated
birth certificate and other documents remain concealed.
From a constitutional standpoint
and since Obama's father
was a Kenyan national, Obama was not a "natural born Citizen" as the
U.S. Constitution requires for presidents, irrespective of birth
Soetoro responded to questions about her brother's
eligibility and his newly announced campaign to stay in office for
another four years.
"I think it's unfortunate," she told Morgan
when asked about the controversy.
Is this the same Maya Spoetoro-Ng
that Obama was born a Queens Medical Center, contradicting the official
story that Obama was born at the Kapiolani Hospital?
Is this the same Maya Spoetoro-Ng who
an April, 2007, interview
with the New York Times, "My whole family was Muslim, and most of the
people I knew were Muslim." (Alternate
link) -- I assume
Maya thinks of her brother, Barack (aka Barry, aka Soebarkah),
as a member of her family?
Is this the same Maya Spoetoro-Ng who
recalled that the family attended the mosque "for big communal