Barry Soetoro

Nov 6th, 2008, in Opinion, by

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama’s Indonesian connection.

Former Menteng student now US President

Obama Barack has been democratically elected President of the US.

Quite an about face for the best democracy money can buy, in view of the Bush presidential se-lection.

But of course, corruption, collusion and nepotism is the sole monopoly of the Third World – or so the deluded denizens of the West repeat to themselves as they hug their knees, rocking back and forth – reminding themselves of how they uphold human rights equally across the board, entirely devoid of double-standards and totally oblivious to race, creed or religion.

Barrak Hussein Obama II was born to a white American Ann Dunham and Kenyan Barrak Hussein Obama Snr, in Nyang’oma Kogelo now in Kenya.

Here the Indonesian link starts.

Ann Dunham married in 1967 Lolo Soetoro, a Javanese, whose own father, in 1946 was killed along with his eldest brother were killed, after which the Dutch army burned down the family’s home. Soetoro fled with his mother into the countryside to survive. Incidentally yet more proof of Dutch war crimes – delibrate destruction of civilian property outside the scope of battle.

Pak Lolo Soetoro was an army geologist then later a government relations consultant for Mobil Oil. Obama describes Soetoro as well-mannered, even-tempered, and easy with people.

Barry Soetoro in Indonesia with mother Ann Dunham, step-father Lolo Soetoro, baby-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng.

From age 6 to 10, Obama lived in Jakarta. Age six, Obama attended the Catholic Primary St Francis di Assisi. Much was made of the lie he was educated in a Madrassa – or more accurately a pesantren – this of course was totally untrue. Obama Jnr later attended Model Primary School, Menteng and was registered as a Muslim – as his father was Muslim.

In Obama’s own words:

In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell my mother that I made faces during Koranic studies. My mother wasn’t overly concerned. ‘Be respectful,’ she’d say. In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I would close my eyes, then peek around the room. Nothing happened. No angels descended. Just a parched old nun and 30 brown children, muttering words.

One of “Berry’s” childhood friends was Adi who often visited “Berry’s” 16 Jalan Haji Ramli house. Speaking volumes of Dutch “development” at the time the road was of this established middle-class neighbourhood was a dirt lane where Obama used to wile away the hours kicking a soccer ball.

Adi recalled Obama and his friends wore plastic bags over their shoes to walk through the muddy street during the rainy seasons.

Neighborhood Muslims worshiped in a nearby house, which has since been replaced by a larger mosque. Sometimes, when the muezzin sounded the call to prayer, Lolo and Barry would walk to the makeshift mosque together, Adi said.

His mother often went to the church, but Barry was Muslim. He went to the mosque,” Adi said. “I remember him wearing a sarong.”

Obama spent most his spare time hanging out with Adi and other friends at the home of Yunaldi Askiar, a classmate. They used to play a kind of fencing game using sticks, kick a ball up and down the narrow dirt lanes or go swimming in the river behind the school, said Askiar, 42, a car mechanic.

Obama was taller and better dressed than most kids in classes where shoes and socks were still luxuries, so he stood out from the start. As an African American, and the only foreigner, he suffered racial taunts and teasing but never turned to violence.

“At first, everybody felt it was weird to have him here,” Israella Dharmawan, his first grade teacher said. “But also they were curious about him, so wherever he went, the kids were following him.”

His friends enjoyed playing tricks on Berry: Harmon ASki recalled,

“Sometimes we’d say, ‘Barry, do you want a chocolate?’ And we’d give him a chocolate. The next day we’d give him a chocolate again. The third time we’d give him terasi (fermented shrimp paste) wrapped up like chocolate. Obama didn’t get mad. He would laugh it off.”

Ann Soetoro moved to Yogyakarta, while Obama Jnr studied in Jakarta. She was inspired by Jogja village industries, which became the basis of her 1992 doctoral dissertation.

“She loved living in Java,” said Dr. Dewey, who recalled accompanying Ms. Soetoro to a metalworking village. “People said: ‘Hi! How are you?’ She said: ‘How’s your wife? Did your daughter have the baby?’ They were friends. Then she’d whip out her notebook and she’d say: ‘How many of you have electricity? Are you having trouble getting iron?’ ”

Dunham-Soetoro became a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development on setting up a village credit program, then a Ford Foundation program officer in Jakarta specializing in women’s work. Later, she was a consultant in Pakistan, then joined Indonesia’s oldest bank to work on what is described as the world’s largest sustainable microfinance program, creating services like credit and savings for the poor.

Obama in Hawaii with Maya and Ann and maternal grand-father, shortly after leaving Indonesia.

In his tellingly-titled Memoir, Dreams from My Father, Obama describes his Indonesian interlude as “one long adventure, the bounty of a young boy’s life”. But he also recalls being troubled by the poverty around him: “the empty look on the faces of farmers the year the rains never came,” and the desperation of the disabled beggars who came to the family’s door.

“The world was violent, I was learning, unpredictable and often cruel,” he writes. Obama and his mother thus we were very well acquainted with the harsh realities of indigenous Indonesians.

Fermina Katarina Sinaga, recalled yojhng Obama in her class: in the common task of 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. During a later writing assignment on family, he wrote, “My father is my idol.

The Indonesian connection for Obama and all that shaped him proving once again all things Javanese and indigenous Indonesian the bedrock for the towering monuments built on the foundations of a great civilisation.

1,046 Comments on “Barry Soetoro”

  1. Oigal says:

    You should give us a link so we all have a good chuckle Patrick 🙂

  2. Patrick says:

    @ Oigal – Do you think Al Gore invented the Internet so I could supply links for a subject that could easily be googled by anyone? Dozens of news agencies including Yahoo News, LA Times, CBS News, NY Daily News and YouTube are carrying stories and video. Why limit everyone to one link? : )

  3. Oigal says:

    A link would have been less verbose.

  4. The Truth says:

    This is complete BS! Don’t you think for one second that Hillary Clinton (whom wanted to be president) wouldn’t have been the FIRST person to invalidate his birth-jeez you birthers are just pathetic…

  5. LGMF says:

    I have said many times that if he became pres. then we all would get what those who voted for him deserved. Well….. We got it, nothing but trouble and one more step toward a Freeless America. His religion is none of my business, unless his terrorist views and actions effect me, which they do. His birth, again, is none of business, unless it creates a un-constitutonal issue, oh wait… it does. There is only one TRUE reason he was voted into office and it had nothing to do with anything other than one “group” voted by an outside view of him. Disagree or not, what ever his name is, could have stood there and said nothing, in fact could have not even showed up for debate and that “group” would have voted for him anyway. To be fair neither parties will change and work for the people, they only care about their power and control. So to end this tyrate I say that the U.S. needs a revolution to re-form our great country back to the way it should have been. Beware the end of our wonderful lands, If we do not take it back we will lose it.
    Less Goverment, More Freedom (LGMF)

  6. stevo says:

    I remember that Obama supporters made much of the fact he was decedent from slaves.
    I always remarked, that unless they were talking about the slavery that existed in Africa before the white man arrived (and still does today) they were mistaken. (Europeans stuffed it all up with the novel idea slavery was wrong. Though its never caught on in Africa)

    Turns out I was wrong:

    President Obama is descended from America’s first black slave on his white mother’s side, genealogists have claimed.
    DNA analysis and marriage and property records have suggested that Obama is the 11th great-grandchild of John Punch, the first black slave living in colonial Virginia nearly four centuries ago./blockquote>

    It shows how silly things get when you elect someone on skin color.

  7. Oigal says:

    LGMF, I do so enjoy the posts from you guys.

  8. NIKIA says:

    Everyone is so upset with Obama. Why? He told that he is of bi-racial ethnicity. He is a legalized citizen of the US, and that’s all that matters in this case. The constitution also stated that the US president had to serve in the military. George W. signed up but dropped out. He never served his full term, but he was re-elected. People can say whatever they want. the bottom line is racism still exists in this country and most racist practice behind closed doors. Without African-American’s help this country would still be dirt roads and horse drawn carriages. Almost every invention made was credited to a Caucasian when an African-American made it but because of his color was not allowed to patent it. Be real America you have not evolved and never will. Caucasians voted Obama in office because half of him was Caucasian just like the African-Americans voted for him because half of him was African-American. We all bleed the same and we all worship the same God. We just call Him different names and visualize him differently. That’s why the Asians have us by the balls, because we spend too much time bickering over minor things in this country instead of focusing on the major things. Let’s not forget that under George W. we lost the Twin Towers and part of the Pentagon. Obama got rid of all our terrorists. I can’t paint a better picture for the ignorant people that can’t accept truth for what it is.

  9. stevo says:

    Obama got rid of all our terrorists.

    So what are all those military people actually doing over there?

  10. stevo says:

    I guess I should touch upon your revisionist history lesson Nikia.

    Obama is an American with some African ancestry, but his link to America is through his white mother. Interestingly, it is from his white mothers side that he has links to American slavery. His black father was not from America and did not have that link to American slavery. He is not an African American in the same way as most American blacks are.

    You could equally describe him as a Euro-American, but you chose not to. As you say, racism is alive and well. How about just calling him a plain old American ?

    Almost every invention made was credited to a Caucasian when an African-American made it but because of his color was not allowed to patent it.

    This is a classic bit of radical revisionist nonsense. It is simply untrue. Black folk did not have much chance to invent anything, even if they did have the inclination. I might add that slavery was part of Africa long before any white people turned up. It still is today in many places. It was the Europeans who made popular the novel idea that slavery may be wrong. Every major culture, regardless of race, has done it. Learn some real history and be proud of your country and heritage.

    That’s why the Asians have us by the balls, because we spend too much time bickering over minor things in this country instead of focusing on the major things.

    Yes the Asians will get you by the balls, if you continue to focus on petty racial issues and cultivate a victim mentality among those Americans who came over from Africa, many years ago.

  11. FrankMarshallDavis says:

    Why have I spent $4 million to keep my school records sealed? You’ll never know! HA! HA! HA!

  12. Teresa Alene King says:

    I think the this is another plan of the Republicans to knock our president. I believe he was born in Hawaii and he is a United States citizen.

  13. Patrick says:

    The Donald (Trump) held a news conference today and made an offer $5 million to President Obama if he could prove the Birthers wrong? That amount of money would tempt most of us but its really peanuts compared to the power and influence that comes with being the President of the United States of America. I don’t think Obama will risk it and its going to be too late to try and collect after the election is over. Mitt’s going to win 😉

  14. Dennis says:

    The photo of Ann Durham Maya and her maternal grand parent is FAKE look at her hand near obama its BLACK.

  15. Stevo says:

    Happy New Year Islam. Obama is coming.

    The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year.

    Additionally, the AP says that US troops will head specifically to Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger in order to prepare for any advances from al-Qaeda linked groups. Americans will also train and equip forces in Kenya and Somalia, reportedly, in order to stand up to al-Shabab militants. Despite the troops being deployed to more than half of the countries in Africa, though, the AP reports that Uncle Sam will try to avoid giving the impression that the United States is leaving a substantial footprint across the continent.

    Now Obama has his troops all over the Middle East, he is looking to expand over the rest of Islam, BIG TIME, in the new year. Of course he has been very busy (killing people) in Africa for some time, though it rarely interests the leftist media.

  16. Michael Brown says:

    Y’all need too remember one thing and that is when Bush was president he signed a bill stating that the records of the president of the United States could be sealed. I believe that it was passed.

  17. Diane Mozzone says:

    I really could care less WHAT his name is, as long as he the legal one.
    Will the real Barry Soetoro please stand up?

  18. pattimahal says:

    Looking back now in 2013, all of this birther garbage expressed above is hilarious!

  19. toriebiddle says:

    here’s an interesting factor: has anyone ever heard of him before running for President? Where was he and his family on 9/11. Its interesting that he doesn’t seem even a little bit upset that his people so he claims (Muslims) attacked the Towers … He keeps telling us that he is all for Americans well that’s a bunch of HOGWASH.. He was probably a low income based man living off the system and scammed his way to the top… Think about it….
    His wife and children that you see only in photo glimpses . A wife that doesn’t care about HUMANS without labeling by COLOUR is pretty pathetic. They are living off people amongst LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND NOT SO FAMOUS.. If the federal government is closed then why are they still residing in THE WHITE HOUSE? Why in the world would anyone allow him to continue this circus of acts ?

  20. Oigal says:

    Ah Torrie, just when we thought the fun was over.

    has anyone ever heard of him before running for President?

    Eeer yes, try wikipedia for a quick knowledge update, its not hard.

    Where was he and his family on 9/11

    Probably Chicago where he lived. You know the place where he taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years, as a Lecturer for four years (1992–1996), and as a Senior Lecturer for eight years (1996–2004).[68] During this time he taught courses in due process and equal protection, voting rights, and racism and law and served eight years in the Illinois Senate during his twelve years at the university.

    If the federal government is closed then why are they still residing in THE WHITE HOUSE?

    Firstly the government is not closed the idiot tea baggers are trying to defund a basic human right in a developed nation to health care and secondly he lives in the White House because he is President…get over it.


    Name one right or freedom you dont have now that you did have under previous administration?

    But thanks for coming

  21. Patrick says:

    Interesting article in the September 2013 issue of Forbes, written by Mr. Larry Bell, and entitled “Professor or not, Obama Repeatedly Flunks constitutional Law Tests. By the way Oigal, the article claims that Mr. Obama was never more than a part-time Senior lecturer at the University of Chicago and that point was brought up by Hillary Clinton’s campaign team during her run for the presidency.

    As far as rights lost the American people have lost the right to choose if they want health care or not? The Internal revenue Service will be the agency charged with overseeing this ploy to creating a socialist state. Ask the American press what they have lost as Obama’s Administration has been spying on them to obtain sources of information that they deem a threat to the security of the USA.We Americans may not have had a perfect country but our capitalistic democracy managed to somehow become the richest, most powerful nation in history, and fulfilled the dreams of many immigrants, from around the world, who were denied such opportunities in their native countries. Sadly, Mr. Obama seems determined to collapsing this great system with half baked ideas and incompetent leadership.

  22. Oigal says:

    Thanks Patrick but really not that concerned about what if Larry Bell thinks BO was a good Professor or not. Torrie asked from under the tin hat if “Where was he and his family on 9/11” and it was pointed out that in the real world not that hard to find out.

    As far as rights lost the American people have lost the right to choose if they want health care or not…will be the agency charged with overseeing this ploy to creating a socialist state

    Eeer, when as you put it

    the richest, most powerful nation in history

    to provide the basic universal healthcare then it takes a great leap of paranioa to see it as a socialist plot. Canada, UK, NZ, and Australia plus many others for instance all have fairly comprehensive universal healthcare and last I checked in the main people have stopped checking for reds under the beds. Of course, the resistance to something as common sense as Universal Health Care and Gun Control is bemusing to say the least.

    Ask the American press what they have lost as Obama’s Administration has been spying on them to obtain sources of information that they deem a threat to the security of the USA.

    I have not noticed FOX News showing any signs of restraint or for that matter intelligence. However perhaps you could point out what exact freedom you have lost again?

  23. Brit says:

    What does it matter? The little Nazi monkey is running roughshod over our Constitution, and our citizens.

    We are DOOMED.

  24. Charles says:

    In order to get the true meaning of Natural Born Citizen one must read Emer de Vattel’s Law of Nations 1758 . A translation was done in English 1797 . Both Parents must be citizens of the country one is claiming NBC at the time of their birth in order to perpetuate the Society of said Country .

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