Tuesday, March 13, 2012
What I found most interesting about Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 'Cold Case Posse' findings
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 'Cold Case Posse' presented their findings on March 1, 2012. They concluded that President Obama's long form birth certificate file and Selective Service registration form were probable forgeries. You should view the video of the press conference, if you haven't already, before you make up your mind. It can be seen here. Much of the meat of the press conference consisted of six short videos Arpaio's investigators made detailing the problems with the electronic files released by President Obama. The video dealing with the Selective Service form was a slam dunk. In my opinion, they proved beyond a shadow of a doubt this document is a poor forgery. The short version is the year stamp on Obama's alleged form is only two digits and the Post Office always used four. Also, the spacing was different from documents stamped around the same date at the same post office. They were easily able to reproduce the forged date by buying a 2008 stamp, cutting it in half and turning it upside down. I will come back to the question of why Obama may have found this forgery necessary later. Most of the press conference short videos dealt with the released pdf file of Obama's alleged long form birth certificate. The pdf has 7~8 layers. I downloaded it when it was released and easily found this was true. However, I am no document expert and could not draw conclusions from this fact. Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 'Cold Case Posse' claims they brought in document experts and had them try to duplicate and explain these layers. The two possible causes cited by Obama supporters are OCR (optical character recognition) software and optimization software. They completely debunked the OCR defense. OCR simply does not make a document like Obama's birth certificate pdf. Using optimization software did produce layers. However, the layers were much more numerous and very different from what was in the document Obama released. This wasn't the complete slam dunk the analysis of the selective service form was, but is was damning. The fact that two of the 7~8 layers consisted solely of the stamps that would make the document 'real' is highly suspicious. These stamps appear to be imported into the document. As interesting as the above information is, it is not the most interesting thing they revealed. They claimed to have a witness, a former government employee, who will testify that Bill Ayers' mother introduced them to Barack Obama in 1980. Obama was introduced as a foreign exchange student they were helping with college expenses. The witness is allegedly willing to come forward. This is startling information if true. They are referring to the same former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers that Obama claimed was only a guy in the neighborhood. Let's assume that this is factual information and see if it fits other things we know or suspect about Barack Obama. Young Barack Obama first enrolled in college in the U.S. at Occidental college. At that time he was known as 'Barry." It is unclear if he was known as Barry Soetoro (Indonesian stepfather's name) or Barry Obama. Is there any evidence he was enrolled as a foreign exchange student? We can't see any actual records. Occidental college won't release them and Obama opposed release even to the point of having the college threaten sanctions against those seeking the records. Obama reportedly roomed with Imad Husain, a Pakistani, as a freshman at Occidental college. Most of his known friends were foreign nationals. Since one of Obama's roommates was a foreign national and he hung out with the foreigners, it is not unreasonable to believe he was claiming to be a foreign student. This may explain why Obama had to forge his Selective Service registration. A foreign student would not have been required to register. After 'Barry' decided to become Barack Hussein Obama II, he may have registered, but the date would have been past the appointed time. This would bring up questions if revealed. The biggest question is, 'How can a man who was a foreign exchange student in 1980 be President now?'