Monday, July 22, 2013

Washington Post, Chicago Tribune: Is Obama really African-American?

I have updated this article at:

Please take time to read it AFTER you read this so you will understand the relationships discussed in the follow-up.

To get the full list of articles concerning Sen. Obama, go to my main web entry page:

Reading Between the Lines by Kenneth E. Lamb




The following article with preface may be distributed. If used, please contact the author before editing and publication. The author has written and researched for the New York Times, the Miami Herald, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Jewish Information Network, among others.

Synopsis: The author opens citing the work of Mr. Richard Cohen of the Washington Post. Mr. Cohen’s columns about the “composites,” rearranged timelines, and complete fabrication of events in Sen. Obama’s autobiography are the basis for a further investigation into Mr. Obama’s claim to be “African-American.”

(NOTE: This IS NOT a rehash of the discredited discussion of either his education in Islamic schools, or any other ties to Islam. His religion, and education, outside of citing his Harvard attendance, play no role whatsoever in this article. THIS ARTICLE PRESENTS NEW, PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED documentation concerning his ethnic identity claims. It is based upon original research that the author openly invites for further inquiry and academic verification in his preface to Mr. Cohen.)

Documentation of his actual ethnic background demonstrates Mr. Obama is not an “African-American” as defined in United States law. This research was initiated by a request from a daily news publication of international reputation in New York City.

The story then moves to documenting his father’s genealogy. This study indicates Sen. Obama is actually Arab-American. The significance of this is that “the soul and substance of Mr. Obama’s claim to fame” rest entirely on his being “the first” African-American to achieve whatever it is that Mr. Obama is claiming at the time. If Mr. Obama is not legally an African-American, then his claims collapse. While there may still be historic firsts, for example, being the first Arab-American to be the president of the Harvard Law Review, those claims are not the star-appeal of his entire political life, and the basis of his current celebrity star status. If he is not African-American, then he is not what has propelled him up the political ladder; he is not, as described by one journalist riding Mr. Obama’s campaign plane, what is currently capturing America’s “cult” attention.

The author includes a section that notes the double-standard Oprah Winfrey applied in her handling of Mr. Obama’s autobiographical fabrications vis a vis her reaction to much less in a book by another author she promoted. It calls upon her to explain her double-standards, and asks, reasonably under the circumstances, if her double-standards are racist.

The article concludes by citing the importance of recognizing that Mr. Obama’s image of himself is built on lies. It challenges the reader to ask if his or her own racist presumptions of ethnic identity tied to physical appearance are at play.

The encapsulation of the final question put to the reader is to ask, “If we elect a person whose entire image is based on lies, and citing again the documentation of Mr. Cohen and the Washington Post to show he continues to lie without conscience as a matter of habit, should the burden fall upon him when we feel the anger of being lied to, or in fact, is it we who should be the object of our anger when it is we who first lied to ourselves when we decided to accept his lies, knowing all along that he was lying to us?”

Monday, Feb. 11, 2008

To: Richard Cohen, Columnist, the Washington Post

From: Kenneth E. Lamb

Dear Mr. Cohen:
Earlier today, I sent you an email about Sen. Obama. In the course of reviewing it for final draft, I made some changes; for one thing, I upped the number of references to your columns. What follows below is the final draft – it varies significantly from the prior draft by placing more responsibility upon “us” of the American body politic for lying to ourselves, and using racist presumptions to allow Mr. Obama to lie to us as well.

With this amendment, I send to you what I hope will be the first read of the article, and hopefully it may provoke all of us to reexamine ourselves in light of the Obama mania sweeping America.

That said, the rest of the email and article follows with the introduction I sent below for the sake of continuity with my previous communication to you. While similar at first, it is now much more pointed in its condemnation of us for lying to ourselves, again, about whom we elect, and why.

Dear Mr. Cohen:

I’m using my real name for this, even though I’m not a celebrity so you won’t recognize it; I’m doing it because what will follow is a matter I’m serious about, and I believe you are serious about it too.

There is a professional reason that I am emailing this to you as well. I use your name in it and cite your columns in five different places in this article, and so I owe you the professional respect of making you aware of it.

I’ve written for the NY Times, the Miami Herald, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Jewish Information Network. I add this upfront for credibility. I know you are flooded with crackpots, so I admit that as someone whose name you don’t know, I’m trying to establish my credibility at the top of this email to you.

That said, I would be happy to discuss the contents of the article below with you. It was a News Corp. publication that I refer to it in stating the genesis of the research that follows, although I don’t name it for general circulation.

Again, everything in this article is documented, and I can get with your choice of researchers to have them document my documentation.

Let me close this preface with the close I use for my article below:

“Why am I writing this? Maybe I just want a clear conscience, clear that the research I did didn’t get buried because the people who received it are afraid to tell the truth in the face of Sen. Obama’s frenzied celebrity status. I’ve been in the business since 1972 - 35 years - writing and researching for people like the NY Times, the Miami Herald, the St. Petersburg Times, The Jewish Information Network, so I know what it’s like on the newsroom floor right now. Nobody can dare speak against Sen. Obama without generating at least a flickering flame of doubt about his or her own sanity – not to mention the knee-jerk reaction that questioning him is indicative of some deep, dark, racist agenda spurring those questions on.

“And truth? I ask as Pilate asked, ‘What is truth?’ Who cares about truth? This is history; this is the first time ever in America – why let truth get in the way of chronicling history? (. . . I wrote facetiously.)

“Maybe I just want to know that if he gets the presidency, he will get it honestly – if this is general knowledge, and he overcomes it. Maybe I’m just tired of presidents who lie to us; and in this case, I already know Mr. Obama will lie to us, just as he lied in his autobiography, and on so many other occasions documented by Mr. Cohen, by the Washington Post’s fact checker, and so many others.

“And maybe I’m tired of us lying to ourselves. Mr. Obama is what we’ve lied ourselves into believing he is.

“Maybe by saying that I know he lied, and saying that we lied to ourselves, I will say after he is elected that nobody has any right to complain about him lying after he takes the oath of office, when everybody knew he lied about so many other things – when we lied to ourselves about so many other things, so very long before that.”

Here goes:

By Kenneth E. Lamb

Sen. Obama's autobiography is filled with "composite" characters, rearranged timelines, and fantasy events that never occurred. I read that twice in the Washington Post - read Richard Cohen's columns of Jan. 1, 2008, and March 27, 2007, for yourself.

There are more articles than that, by more authors than just Mr. Cohen, but I wanted to get started by saying that what follows isn't just something I'm pulling out of thin air. What follows is serious, documented, and not at all what those who want to write history about the election of the first so-called "African-American" president, want in the least to admit is true - and why its truth matters more than their desire to ignore the truth for the sake of their desire to write history.

While his shrill wife objects, the truth is that Sen. Obama's life, as he wrote about himself in his autobiography, is, in fact, nothing but a fairy tale. Again, don't take my word for it - read Mr. Cohen's, and others, articles about it.

If what Mr. Cohen writes are truths, then what Mr. Obama wrote are lies. It's just as simple as that.

Yet there is not one word from the "Last Bastions of Accuracy" that comprise our first-tier information enterprises about the complete lack of integrity Sen. Obama shows with his fictional life history. He lies, but his lies are swept under the rug by a groupthink mentality that is so desperate to regain leadership positions - as opposed to actual leadership programs to earn those leadership positions - that it ignores the truth that Sen. Obama lies - about himself, about his life, about his actions - and even about his racial composition.

I researched what follows for a NY daily of international reputation. It wasn't what I thought I'd find. I documented it, presented it to the Washington Bureau Chief, but was hardly surprised that it never saw ink. As you'll see for yourself, this is the political equivalent of a nuclear bomb.

I must pause very briefly to note usage of the word Negro in what follows: In all academic studies of race, the proper scientific word for the ethnic composition I discuss is Negro. For any who scream racist at its mention, I say take it up with the scientific community. It's not my word, it's theirs. I am using it in its proper scientific context.

Why is the fact that Mr. Obama is only 6.25% African Negro not reported?

Because to acknowledge it is to report this devastating truth about him: Mr. Obama is not legally African-American. It is impossible for him to be, in truth, America's first African-American president.

Federal law requires that to claim a minority status, you must be at least 1/8 of the descriptor, but for the sake of this article, I've converted it to a decimal fraction for easier comprehension. You must be at least 12.5% of the racial component you claim for minority status. Mr. Obama, claiming to be African-American, is half the legal threshold.

Again, to let it sink in: Mr. Obama is not legally African-American. It is impossible for him to be, in truth, America's first African-American president.

Yet claiming to be African-American is the soul and substance of his claim to fame. It is what he has used throughout his adult life to distinguish himself from other competitors. It is the ethnic identity he proclaims, and it is the ethnic identity he craves. Without it, he is just another mixed race Caucasian Arab with an African influence playing on his skin’s pigmentation.

But no matter what he craves, no matter what he has used to propel himself through life, no matter the racist presumption of seeing his skin and without question calling him black, the hard, cold, genetically inarguable reality remains: he is not an African-American.

Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian, that from his mother. What those who want Mr. Obama to write history by becoming "America's first African-American president" ignore is that his father was ethnically Arabic, with only 1 relative ethnically African Negro - a maternal great-grandparent (Sen. Obama's great-great grandparent, thus the 6.25% ethnic contribution to the senator's ethnic composition.).

That means that Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side. He is 43.75% Arabic, and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side.

Put another way, his father could honestly claim African-American ethnic classification. He was the last generation able to do so.

Sen. Obama could honestly say, "My father was African-American." Racist presumptions led an Ivy League admissions committee, and lazy "newspapers of record" fact checkers, to presume that if his father is African-American, then Sen. Obama must be African-American also.

But it doesn't work that way. Racist presumptions coupled with sloppy vetting don't turn a lie into the truth.

Sen. Obama is one generation too far removed from the ethnic African Negro input to make the same claim as his father, Harvard's Admission's stamp of approval notwithstanding.

As you can see for yourself, Sen. Obama's African-American ethnic claim, when properly researched and documented, is a lie.

The question no one wants to answer - particularly Mr. Obama and his supporters, is, "Why do you think he has an Arabic name? Why does his father have an Arabic name? Why does every ancestor on his father's side have an Arabic name?"

The answer is obvious: They have Arabic names because his father's side of the family tree is Arabic.

Need proof? Research the Kenyan records for yourself. You will find that his father was officially classified as "Arab African" by the Kenyan government.

But in America's current political climate, that truth is heresy; that truth is "an inconvenient truth." It is the political equivalent in our time to what Galileo's scientific pronouncements were in his time: it is true, but nobody wants to know the truth because the lie is so much more comforting.

That is why detractors of this truth will do everything to denounce it, except submit to the discipline of actually researching it.

There's a reason for that: it proves he is not sufficiently Negro to earn classification under American law as an African-American.

For Sen. Obama, telling the truth means he will give up all the accolades about being the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, an accolade that relies on a sleight-of-hand in job titling that changed the name of the top job from Editor to President.

If stated in its absolute truth, Mr. Obama was the second person of color to run the Review. He was beat to the Review's top spot by a true African-American about 60 years before Mr. Obama showed up for classes.

Again, a very inconvenient truth.

That is devastating in itself. The further effect is that Mr. Obama would have to convince Americans still reeling from 9/11, Afghanistan, and Iraq, that now is the time for America's first Arab-American president.

We all know what chance that has of succeeding.

Of course, that would only happen if Mr. Obama told the truth about his racial composition. To tell the truth means Mr. Obama will have to admit that which he has never been forced to admit before, even in the face of the massive lies of his autobiography: Mr. Obama's entire projection of who he is, and what he is, is a lie.

Mr. Obama would have to say to the world: "I am not what I've told you I am. I lied to you in my autobiography when I told you I am black. I lied to the Admission Committee at Harvard so I could get in. I lied to my constituents in Chicago so I could get elected to the State Senate. I lied to my constituents in Illinois so I could get elected to the US Senate. I lied to my supporters across America so I could be President.

"I have lied all during my life to play the race card, and use it, cynically, to advance myself by playing upon the racist presumption of Americans to accept, without question, that anyone of color is African-American. I lied to you, and you blindly accepted it, because of your own racist presumptions about color, and ethnic identity. I looked African-American, and your racist presumptions told you to believe it."

Even as you read this, the overwhelming majority of you will continue to believe it. Even as you know the truth, you will block the truth out of your mind, because you are bred to accept the racist presumption of color, and ethnic identity.

And so many of you reading this will create incredible mental gymnastics, telling yourself why the truth doesn't matter. You will lie to yourself because you want to believe the lie, and then curse the American body politic for being built on lies.

You will do this all while failing to tell yourself the truth that it is your lies, as much as any other lies, that are killing the body. You will commit the very action that you curse as the cause of America's demise, because you are jaded beyond recognizing in yourself the very same disease you so freely condemn in others.

Here is the truth about Mr. Obama's name, and his father's ancestors:

True Negro tribal members of western Kenya where his father was born have Christian names, not Arabic. His father's decision to name him with an Arabic name is a matter of his father establishing his ethnic identity in Africa - it is done deliberately to separate him from the African tribes. He may live among them, but he is not one of them. His father's message is that he is Arabic, not Negro.

Many will find these truths unsettling. I'm often asked, "But I thought his father was Kenyan. How could Mr. Obama not be African-American, how could his ethnic composition be so Arabic?"

The definitive clue to that answer is to look at his name, his father's name, and the names of all his ancestors on his father's side. They are all Arabic.

Researching his roots reveal that on his father's side, he is descended from Arab slave traders. They operated under an extended grant from Queen Victoria, who gave them the right to continue the slave trade in exchange for helping the British defeat the Madhi Army in southern Sudan and the Upper Nile region. Funny how circular is history; now the British again face the Madhi Army, albeit this time Shiite, not Sunni, as in nineteenth century Sudan.

But telling America's black community that while their ancestors were breaking the shackles of slavery, Mr. Obama's ancestors were placing those shackles upon their wrists would hardly play as an Oprah Winfrey best-seller.

Being the son of a poor Kenyan goat-herder plays much better than being the son of a highly placed Arab-African who operated at the top of the Kenyan government following his education at Columbia. You see, even the way he portrays his father is a lie.

We need to linger for a moment on Ms. Winfrey, and her support for Mr. Obama. A very serious problem arises with Ms. Winfrey because of her double-standards: Does everyone remember how she went ballistic when a person whose book she endorsed turned out to be dishonest about what he said about his life in his book?

Of course you do. She pulled the plug on him and forced him into a highly publicized "Mea Culpa" of near groveling for her forgiveness. She publicly humiliated him, and would actually twist-up into contorted faces, visibly hot with anger.

Why then does Ms. Winfrey operate with a double standard for Mr. Obama? She knows his so-called autobiography is replete with "composites" - an Orwellian word for fictional characters that never existed but in Mr. Obama's imagination, even though he addresses them in his autobiography as if they are real people. They aren't; they are lies.

So are his timelines, chopped up and rearranged for Mr. Obama's aggrandizement. And there are the complete lies about events he said specifically impacted his life - events that never occurred despite his writing that they did. They too are lies.

As I said, don’t take my word for it; read Mr. Cohen’s columns in the Washington Post for the details.

Why then does she not hold him to the same standards she held another author?

She doesn't say, but the possibility that the reason is race-based is fair to ask. What Mr. Obama did is far beyond what the other author did. Why then, public humiliation for one, but campaign whistle-stops for the other?

Ms. Winfrey needs to tell us why. Her integrity is on the line.

Mr. Obama has struggled all his life trying to prove that he is black enough to be called black.

The truth is that if Mr. Obama is elected, his primary ethnic composition is Caucasian, but of course, that carries no cachet.

So if we look at his next predominant ethnic component, Mr. Obama would be America's first Arab-American president. The truth is that his name says it all.

What amazes me more than anything else about Mr. Obama's heritage is the unwillingness of anyone in the journalism profession to want to know the truth. While all this is easily documentable, it is so radioactive that no one wants to be on the receiving end of the racist charges that will bombard whoever broaches the truth.

It is another example of how America's political system is further degenerating into fairy tales and lies. Torpedo boat attacks in Viet Nam, WMD's in Iraq, Sen. Obama is African-American; we shamelessly lie to ourselves to rationalize whatever we want to believe.

But I wrote this tonight because I'm tired of reading about "integrity" written by those who have none themselves. They know Mr. Obama's autobiography is filled with lies from start to finish, they know he lies about what his operatives do (the Apple advertisement knock-off against Hills immediately comes to mind), and for those who circulated my research, they know he is not legally black.

But for those longing for Camelot, for those who feel a good story trumps the truth, for those who are so jaded about others that they now live as those they profess to hate, for those who are terrorized by the racist attacks these truths bring, the integrity of Sen. Obama doesn't matter.

Because their own integrity doesn't matter to them either.

Why am I writing this? Maybe I just want a clear conscience, clear that the research I did didn’t get buried because the people who received it are afraid to tell the truth in the face of Sen. Obama’s frenzied celebrity status. I’ve been in the business since 1972 - 35 years - writing and researching for people like the NY Times, the Miami Herald, the St. Petersburg Times, The Jewish Information Network, so I know what it’s like on the newsroom floor right now. Nobody can dare speak against Sen. Obama without generating at least a flickering flame of doubt about his or her own sanity – not to mention the knee-jerk reaction that questioning him is indicative of some deep, dark, racist agenda spurring those questions on.

And truth? I ask as Pilate asked, “What is truth?” Who cares about truth? This is history; this is the first time ever in America – why let truth get in the way of chronicling history? (. . . I wrote facetiously.)

Maybe I just want to know that if he gets the presidency, he will get it honestly – if this is general knowledge, and he overcomes it. Maybe I’m just tired of presidents who lie to us; and in this case, I already know Mr. Obama will lie to us, just as he lied in his autobiography, and on so many other occasions documented by Mr. Cohen, by Michael Dobbs, the Washington Post’s factchecker, and so many others.

And maybe I’m tired of us lying to ourselves. Mr. Obama is what we’ve lied ourselves into believing he is.

Maybe by saying that I know he lied, and saying that we lied to ourselves, I will say after he is elected that nobody has any right to complain about him lying after he takes the oath of office, when everybody knew he lied about so many other things – when we lied to ourselves about so many other things, so very long before that.


Anonymous said...


Nice to read the truth for once.
Not many left. Sending out to all, Thanks

DemoCaster said...

Interesting claim! What is the source of this data? Could you post it and link to it please?

VinceP1974 said...

He's an Arab?
God.. how dumb is this country... where is the media doing even the most basic of fact checking.

I dispair.

BizzyBlog said...

There's more:

Underlying UK Daily Mail article:

Kenneth E. Lamb said...

Dear Democaster:

We are working to prepare the information in a format that will not violate any contractual obligations about its use.

I apologize for the delay, but given the gravity and volatility of the subject, I ask your indulgence under the circumstances.

Kenneth E. Lamb

Kenneth E. Lamb said...

Dear vincep1974:

Thank you for your comment.

I address your valid concern in the rewrite of the correction noted by Mr. Mustin. I reference "racist presumptions and lazy 'newspapers of record' factcheckers" in order to incorporate my respect for your observation.

Kenneth E. Lamb

DemoCaster said...

Mr. Lamb,
You're really putting yourself (and others in the blogosphere) out on a limb by publishing such a bold statement without referencing the verifiable source of such 'revelation.' You've even directed others to 're-check' your 'facts' for themselves - without showing where or how. Why not? What are 'contractual obligations' regarding public records? How many hours will you let your credibility wither without verifying this major, 'unfounded' claim?

Karridine said...

I'm publishing your letter, uncut, at

As soon as I do, I'll create a link-back here.

Good work, and rest assured you credibility does NOT 'wither' while you resolve contractual obligations. You obviously have the wisdom to know the danger of publishing unverifiable claims, and are taking steps toward publishing such verifiable sources.

Good work!

Anonymous said...

So you're saying this woman is an Arab.

If so, all you're proving is that the definitions themselves are meaningless and perhaps incorrect.

Kenneth E. Lamb said...

Dear democaster:

On your second comment, please read my post "About the research on Sen. Barack Obama - deep pockets - and the presidency reduced to American Idol."

Kenneth E. Lamb

Kenneth E. Lamb said...

Dear Anonymous:

You wrote, "So you're saying this woman is an Arab."

You then linked to a picture of Mr. Obama and a woman in traditional African garb.

Thank you for your interest.

I don't know who the woman is in that picture. You posted the link; what did the photo caption say?

I wrote his great-great grandmother is the only African Negro on his father's side going back far enough to determine his legal ethnic classification.

In discussing photos of his foremothers, you will need to know if she is that by bloodline to his father's birth, or if she is related to him by polygamous marriage to his forefathers.

Please keep in mind that his father's side is Arabic. Polygamous marriage is common, although not legal in Kenya because so much of its law is derived from British law because Britain ran the nation for more than a century.

Respectfully, allow me to remind all our readers that Mr. Obama's father did not take time to divorce his first wife in Kenya before marrying Mr. Obama's natural mother, Ann. Or at the least, allow me to state there is no record that he divorced his first Kenyan wife before marrying Mr. Obama's natural mother.

Mr. Obama's father entered into three marriages. Everyone is searching for his divorce papers to document which, if any, of the marriages subsequent to the first are legal.

If Mr. Obama's father did not divorce his first wife, then his 2 subsequent marriages are void.

If the second marriage is void, then Sen. Obama is an illegitimate child.

Kenneth E. Lamb

Kenneth E. Lamb said...

Dear Kerridine:

Thank you for your vote of confidence. It is a great compliment to be published on your site.

You mention my awareness of publishing unverifiable claims; while true, I have an even greater awareness of keeping my name from being published as the defendant in a lawsuit. I'm not ready to see myself posted on The Smoking Gun.

Again, thank you for your continuing interest!

Kenneth E. Lamb

Karridine said...

And Ken? I do understand your wise stance on legal issues...

In a lighter note, I just got an email from my Stateside blogging
partner (I'm in Bangkok) and she says "Our BEST DAY EVER! more than
180 visitors from LGF alone!"

So thank YOU, Sir, for courageously breaking this story.

I was intending to end there, but I share with you that here in the
teachers' room at this Thai school, ALL the non-Thai English teachers,
upon hearing of Obama's duplicitous and deceitful efforts, SPUN IT
AWAY, devalued it, derided it and quickly moved on to other chatter...

Ah, well...

All best to you, Ken

just another Baha'i

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I thought I was the only one who seen this. WHY doesn't the rest of America see this!
"Obama", HELLO!

Suzanne said...

Whether he is African-American or a moot point.

Our country is a melting pot of many different origins, what matters is not where we came from, but what we contribute to this country once we are here.

-Suzanne: offspring of Swedish, Hungarian, English, German, lineage, all of whom were proud to be Americans.

Michael Ejercito said...

I will wait and see before jumping on thyis bandwagon.

DBR@or/inChicago said...

Excellent Article. I am emailing to several like minded individuals who live in Chicago (such as myself).

We are only too aware of the Rezko ties, and some of the dirty tricks he pulled to win some of his earlier elections (disqualifying other viable opponents via challenging names on petitions, etc.)

Some would say, "Ehh, thats just Chicago politics for ya"

But the running the United States of America isn't all about Chicago politics, is it?

But I digress, excellent article.



Jonalist said...

Being a Arab man designates you as Arabian but his father is of the Islamic religion not Christian, he has a step father that is Christian but his mother was a Atheist, born August 4th, 1961 in Hawaii (much harder to obtain a copy of a birth certificate in Hawaii) and that says a lot about why at 6 years old he was in a Medressa (religious school) following his move to Jakarta with his mother and stepfather from Kenya (might not be a Kenyan birth certificate). His original father returned to Kenya and died in a car crash in Nairobi in 1982 (leaving three wives, six sons and a daughter living in Britian except for Obama) he is buried in a village of Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya, so much for divorce, his mother was a Atheist but died in 1995 of ovarian cancer. So his literary works, "The Audacity of Hope" has no indication of his muslim religious history, My Spiritual Journey (reprinted in Time Magazine) and "Dreams From My Father (A Story Of Race And Inheritance)" also available on audio CD $49.99 MSRP. Its true his mother is white from the state of Kansas, Shirley Ann Dunham (Atheist). his mothers maternal family history he relates to Native American ancestors & distant relatives of Jefferson Davis, President of the Southern Confederacy during the American Civil War. Obama did attend a Catholic school in Jakarta before living with his mother’s parents back in Honolulu. As a Christian leader (attended Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago) Obama must influence Muslims to abandon important parts of Islamic law, politics playing the role of a pacifier for clerics. Abdul Rahman in Afghanistan was being prosecuted for leaving Islam & converting to Christianity, a 'crime' that carries the death penalty. After an international outcry from free governments around the world, Rahman safely arrived in Italy. Fundamental diplomacy seems to be Obama's target hoping to regress the terrorist war in the Middle East, but couldn't they endorse Islamic Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts to do that much in the aftermath to help keep terrorism out of their youth organisations. Although Obama graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, after college and moved to Chicago in 1985. He did not appear to me to really understand that one should not steal from a candacy to give to a charity when the money is considered illegal and needed by the court system as also happened to the Clinton's requiring them to give the court the funds they had received. May be just the pick in the ice cube waiting to condemn Obama so his campaign or his election meltdown will resolve the issue of laundering illegal contribution money. This car crash history reminds me of the scam emails I receive from Kenya about declaration of next of kin to claim the millions held by a bank or security company, a likely tale of wealth and fame of the one which died, sharing the wealth.

Strange as the power of government is the legal resident claim of two year residence to claim a state but after that time your drivers license is revoked following the min 1 yr processing and this can prove to be Obama's big problem - endorsement of legal residence in Hawaii because his mother arrived in 1960 married his father and then Obama was born in 1961.

HarleyOne said...

Mr Lamb, thank you for the apparently well researched article on our little Obama. I was sent this link,, is this research in conjuntion with yours? If so it appears Mr Obama was raised in a decidedly Socialist environment leading one to imagine the Socialist drivel he is currently espousing is only the tip of the iceberg.

Anonymous said...

Excellent Mr. Lamb.

I think that I caught a typo when you described Sr. leaving Columbia for the government position in Kenya.

Jr. went to Occidental, then Columbia and Harvard.

Sr. went from U of H to Harvard, then left for Kenya.

Hardly a goat herder.

I certainly hope that the mainstream media can take off their PC blinders long enough to absorb your findings.

America needs to know before it is too late !

Good work Mr.Lamb.


Anonymous said...

Mr. Lamb:

I believe this article identifies the same woman (though not using the same photo) as one Sarah Hussein Obama; that is, Barack Obama's grandmother:

- a different anonymous

moblou said...

The truth is finally starting to come out and "the truth will set you free". America, wake up and smell the coffee. Obama doesn't want his records out anymore than he wants Rezco, his pastor, earmarks, or anything else to come out for that matter. Doesn't he know by now if, it's negative information, all he has to do is look sweet and repute, denounce or deny it and the media won't bring it up again. What a plague on all of us, the mainstream media. FOX is turning out to be more fair in this election than nearly all the rest. Come on media, OB's not on the level on the Rev. Wright issue or anything else it now seems. He only speaks the truth when he gets caught in a lie or half truth. How much more is lingering out there for Republicans to mo-up the floor with him if, and that's a big "IF", he gets the nomination. God help us if he does! Our country needs "US" to stand-up for her now. Our future lingers in the balance of the impending primaries & general election. We need a President to restore our standing at home and abroad. We need Hillary, not inexperience and a very questionable past, and certainly not Senator more of the same, McCain.

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama’s recent March 18 speech on race relations in America was one of the boldest and most relevant things to come from an American politician in years. Take a listen to my satire, in which I condensed a 40 minute speech down to 2. Mr. Obama urges a revolution on Washington and says the current administration should be taken to prison. Check it out Ah, the magic of simple audio editing software!

Cheryl said...

Astounding analysis, but where are the cites and references to your research; the requisite in-your-face evidence; the irrefutable, documentary, cold, hard, facts that can be scanned into the web-world data base and observed by Obama's defenders, and all who question the validity of your work? Frankly,NINCOMPOOPS who blindly follow rock-star images and vote with air-head values do NOT WANT TO KNOW! It appears your work is factual, but will be summarily dismissed without including the evidence. We are an increasingly atheistic, immoral, and ignorant sound-bite population, charmed by lofty but empty rhetoric instead of intelligent reasoning. That fatal flaw is exactly what will eventually cause the downfall of this great nation, and as a symptom, is how Obama got elected in the first place. Among others, I also reviewed Obama's Senate voting record. Not many people are interested in that, but his reveals everything about his ability to represent the people who elected him. Obama is very disappointing.

Excellent analysis, Mr. Lamb, and a truly masterful work that will probably get buried in history if Obama, a devious Trojan horse, should be elected.

Cheryl Allison

Anonymous said...

I was one of those who believed BO was brilliant when I heard him speak a few years back,but I am not deaf,dumb,and blind.I feel desperately that not only can I not vote for him I must do everything humanly possible to campaign against him.I just don't understand why this is not come out..1st Arab American president..Its not arace issue it's a character issue,and you are right about Oprah my respect for her is gone if she sweeps these lies under the rug.I felt strongly Obama was using his I am a black man to sweep the majority of the black vote and our college vote.I will do everything I can and I will pray,we have to pray that all the truth will come out and the blind eyes will be opened.

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Kathy said...

Thank you for so finely splitting the hairs of Barack Obama's birth. As we now have an Arab-American citizen and a Panamanian citizen as candidates, I'll vote for the American.

In the most detailed examination yet of Senator John McCain’s eligibility to be president, a law professor at the University of Arizona has concluded that neither Mr. McCain’s birth in 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone nor the fact that his parents were American citizens is enough to satisfy the constitutional requirement that the president must be a “natural-born citizen.”

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Zachary said...

Obama's father is from Africa. That makes Obama an African-African. End of story.

Kenneth E. Lamb said...

Actually, zachery, no it is not the end of the story.

Egyptians are from Africa. Are they legally classified as "African-Americans?"

How about white South Africans. Are they legally classified as "African-Americans?"

How about Libyan Arabs. Are they legally as "African-Americans?"

zachery, the point you are missing in this is that there has to be a legally defensible definition of who is, and who is not, part of any particular ethnic identity.

So tell us zachery, do those whites and Arabs from Africa meet the legal definition of African-American?

Tell us zachery, what is the legal definition of African-American?

The answer is the updated article hyperlinked at the top of the story you commented upon.

Read it, and learn.

Your comment is no where close to being the "end of story."

Thank you for participating.


Manabuna said...

I doubt you will approve my comment again, as this is my third try, but kenneth, I am certain now that you yourself don't believe that Barack is half Arab. You are purposely engaging in disinformation by making up stuff. What you should realize is that your attempt is a moot endeavor as only those who are predisposed to disliking Obama and thus looking for reasons to reject him, would ever believe this fairy tale.

Someone on an earlier post provided you with a link to his grandmother, and you thought it was some "lady in an African garb". Certainly, you don't think she's Arab do you?

If someone as Charcoal black as Barack Obama Sr. somehow constitutes 'Arab' in your mind, what is a light skinned, curly haired Ethiopian like myself considered? White?

Anonymous said...

September 25, 2008, and this information is still largely unknown. Obama has a very dark and mysterious period between Occidental and today. Records, grades, friends, people who can vouch for him. Where are they? Some of his associations are creeping out. Rezco, Ayers, Dorne, Soros, to name a few. The press will not cover this. Why not 30 investigators in Chicago? (Odd place for a Hawaiian boy to decide to live. I would like an expose' on how he made all of those interesting Chicago connections.)

Two years of campaigning for President and we still hear no truth about Obama. NO record. What did he DO as a Senator? His speeches are with a teleprompter and his appalling gaffes are quickly forgotten.

We now have to watch as a fine man, John McCain, is destroyed by the Hussein Obama team. (Governor Sarah Palin has been subjected to unbelievable evil hatred.)

There are a couple of books and some sources on the internet where some Obama secrets are revealed, but a person really has to be motivated to find them. Turning on your television, or opening your daily newspaper will give quite a distorted view of the The One.

There appears to be a dangerous agenda here. Too many lies. Scary.

I want Governor Sarah Palin in Washington. She is an honest woman and we know everything about her. No lies there. McCain and Palin. Great combo of experience and a fresh perspective. NOT perfect, but this IS a choice, isn't it? Isn't it?

Thank you for posting this information and G-d help this great country.

Anonymous said...

I have been sending this blog to everyone I know ...especially those "sitting on the fence"...bottom line is , it is of no matter BHO's ethnic background.
It is, however, a grave matter that he has a employed such deceitful tactics for his gain.
Why does he not produce a birth certificate for his voting public to see?
The bigger questions, is, whay are they not asking for it?
I can't remember a time when the American people have worn such blinders, and insisted in running through the fire for a candidate.
I will continue to send this blog out in the hopes that voters have an unobstructed vision of this man of unknown origin.

Anonymous said...

I really don't care what race he is. I really doubt any of his supporters will care about this either. With all of the important issues at hand, race is what you are concerned with???

I was undecided until I started watching and listening to Palin. I am terrified that this woman could potentially end up running this country. It's a very real possibility since McCain is old enough to drop over at any moment. This is what the country should be worried about!!

John said...

There is a LOT of resistence to this information. Quite a few people say Obama is 50% African because his father is from Kenya his father is African.

No one wants to believe that Obama is anything Obama doesn't SAY he is!

Some blogs won't even post anything on this subject. Can you say, "REPRESSING" ideas???

Some blame the "messenger", rather than the fact that OBAMA hides his ancestrial heritage for Obama's OWN reasons.
Obama uses his 6.25% to connect with "people of color" as being no different than them. This deceit is the reason this information is SO IMPORTANT. Many, many of these people want to believe more than they want the TRUTH. They have stopped looking for "truth". A sad state of affairs.

The fact that Democrats have for more than 30 years constrained our "energy production" through deceit and trickery by first denying nuclear plant construction permits to banning drilling for petroleum in KNOWN reserves (while allowing drilling where it is speculative) is the BIGGEST REASON to not trust Democrats with our country's future.
Just recently, Senator Harry Reid tried to inject a ban on shale oil into a "must pass" Continuing Resolution (C.R.), bypassing VOTING on this measure, since the ban on drilling expired October 1st, 2008!

Why don't you check into that, Kenneth?

By the way, GREAT article and thanks for "taking a stand" on an explosive story that should be widely PRINTED for American's to read in their home town paper.

Cudos to you, Kenneth.

John said...

Oh yes, I DID get this to Rush Limbaugh about 4-5 days before Rush mentioned this on the air, Monday a week ago ;-)

Jon V said...

This is incomprehensibly stupid.

You're splitting hairs, Kenneth.

Look at the man's skin pigment, his tightly coiled hair, lips, his wide flat nose and flaring nostrils.

Imagine that Obama had never became a politician,instead he was a shoe salesman. Imagine you and him found yourself sitting on opposite sides of a room mostly occupied by people of non-african descent. If you were called upon to point him out you know damn well you'd (as would I) say "the black guy over there..."

(or perhaps "the African American gentleman over there" - it's funny how when that phrase first came into the vernacular twenty five years ago or so how conservative types where aghast at the "political correctness" of it, and now they're writing four page articles trying to pin down exactly what that is supposed to mean.)

If Barack had been a southerner applying for a voter card in the 1950's, do you really think anyone would have said "Don't string him from a tree, he's not a Negro!"

The point is, as a human being and an American, he has faced every single stereotype and prejudice that is leveraged against blacks in this country, and has risen above them. That is the real story of triumph here.

Digital Jedi said...

Yup, only those loony left-wingers can deny he's an Arab, like the mainstream media, the Democratic party and... John McCain. =/

Anonymous said...

A lie is a lie, just as a sin is a sin. For all Judeo-Christians should know this. Even those that are atheist, where are the morals needed for this great country of ours. If a man that aspires to become President of these United States will lie to voters and potential ones, what else would and will he lie about. I firmly believe that the media does not want the truth to be told, and in doing so will allow someone to achieve the highest public office so that a story may be told to sell to the masses. It's ultimately about right and wrong and if a story can be spun and not checked then it will "sell". What a shame this great country has become. It's better to spin the truth than it is to rely on it. Makes one wonder if he's the Anti-Christ. Seems as though he already has the power to seduce and lie to everyone. Wake up America!

Moon said...

Last I checked much of the Islamic world is in Africa. A man with parents from Morocco, born in Atlanta would be an 'African-American'. Technicalities. Don't we just hate them?

Christopher Harshawardhana Mitchell said...

Y'all have got no idea. Firstly, if you look at any picture of Obama Senior, and in skin colour and facial features, he is clearly black, and "blacker" indeed than those who we usually refer to as African-Americans. If you look at Obama's dad and see an Arab, you seriously need glasses.

I wouldn't be surprised if Barack has some Arab blood somewhere - it's a mixed up world after all. But Arabs are hardly a purely caucasian ethnic group - Sudanese Arabs, for example, are predominantly African in genes and appearance, with some Arab genes. Even an Arab like Bin Laden clearly has some African blood. But that doesnt make him black, just as some Arab blood doesn't make you an Arab.

I can't believe I'm even bothering to write this, its such a trivial issue. Obama is a good candidate no matter what his ethnicity.

The Right is bending over backwards to paint Obama as a foreigner, a Muslim, an Arab and by extension a terrorist. And they say Obama is playing the race card?!? Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

You people complaining about this being a RACE issue are stupid. This is NOT a race issue. It is a LYING ABOUT YOUR RACE issue. The point is not what his race is! Can you not read? The point is that he is basing his whole presence on a lie about his race! Any of us could be 6% African American! Wake up! If he lies about his race he will lie about anything! WHO CARES WHAT HIS RACE IS?? You people leaving comments about this being about race really need to go back and read thru this again! It is about LIES!

Micah said...

Mr Anonymous...however you are. That is circular reasoning. You are saying that it's an honesty issue and not a race issue while the basis for his race supposedly being Arab is his 'dishonesty' about his race. This allegation that he's part Arab is FRIVOLOUS! No basis for it whatsoever. So whether it's about race or not, it's still NOT TRUE.

How dull would you have to be to think otherwise.

Allgood said...

As far as I can tell Barack Obama's ancestry goes back at least 400 years in AFRICA, not Saudi Arabia, I think that makes him African-American if he wants to be.

Anonymous said...

This is a fascinating subject.

The obscurity and deception of BHO's past leave many openings for questions.

It has been suggested that BHO SR. is not really his father. There is a possibility the Frank Davis is his biological father.

Maybe he is an "African-American", after all, who knows. We know, for certain, that he was raised a Muslim and attended a "church" that has been recognized by ISLAM.

Too many questions. Too many lies.

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Anonymous said...

He is Whack American.
Part white....wh....and part black...ack..or..Whack American.
Thank you for your time.

Anonymous said...

Is Barack Obama's father Arab? This article has a picture of Barak Obama and his father. Take a look at the two pictures. Look at Obama's father. Are you seriously saying he is an Arab?

Anonymous said...

The whole classification is kind of irrelevant. Race is socially constructed and definitions of it vary across time and location. His experience growing up would have been more like that of a black man, since that is what people perceive him to be.

kara3wilson said...

I think that Mr. Obama is a wonderful man who will change America and fixed what Bush messed up.People tend to take what someone else told them and run with it. I have done my research on Barack. I what is true and what isn't. Some people judge him because they say he is arab. Some people judge him because he isn't white. Well them people should get over it because it is time for change.And we now have a black and white President.

Anonymous said...

With present state of mind of so much of the American population, no matter what is said, no matter what evidence is produced, and at this stage at this stage of the game, no matter who says it, the truth is irrelevant. The media has promoted the undermining of the right for 8 years with great success. I have read all the links within this blog and find it overwhelmingly compelling. Too late. All that is left is the "I told you so".

Anonymous said...

what would he be elected if purely white?..... not even community dog catcher i presume.

Curious Todd said...

So, where are the Kenyan records showing Obama's father was officially classified as "Arab African" by the Kenyan government?

Charles said...

I love how you have no reasonable cited information, and how you pretend to have done research on Obama's bloodline, but my absolute favorite is how you lie about writing for the New York times.
We have all published letters to the editor, and have blog comments on online forums. Don't you feel bad about this, I mean people believe you, and you claim to be a religious man...

The Editor said...


Your ignorance of how by-lines were handled at the NY Times prior to the Jayson Blair fiasco is appalling. But I've learned as I watch Barack shoot himself in the head at one occasion after another during his first week of Reality Training, that the Obama Brownshirts don't let not knowing what they are discussing get in the way of shooting off their mouth - as you have done.

The reason you don't find mine - or any other contract writer's personal by-line in the time frame just referenced is because it was the Times' policy to by-line the contract writers' stories with "Special to the New York Times."

I never said I was a staff writer for the Times. I specifically said I wrote for the Times. I did so as a contract writer, therefore all my stories were by-lined according to the Times' policy as "Special to the New York Times."

If you go through the pages of the New York Times' hard-news sections prior to the Blair incident, you'll find a tremendous amount of "Special" articles.

That is because the Times wanted the image that it was big and widespread enough to not need wire service copy for articles - which up until the Internet changed the world was a correct impression of itself. As "The Newspaper of Record," it wanted self-authored articles unique to the Times.

In addition to writing articles, I also worked as a researcher, and as a proto-writer creating first drafts sent to either re-writers or staff journalists for re-writing.

But then you really knew all of this, and it was just a test . . . right?

Charles, you did so think you are such a worldly, sophisticated person . . . proven by your own words to be an ignorant, hate-filled fool.

The only reason I ran your comment was because you used your name with it. I really don't have the time to spend with people like you who don't have any idea at all how first-tier journalism works.

But I saw a post some time ago by some midnight troll making exactly the same points, and so I figured I might as well educate you - and others - before your reckless disregard for the truth hurts other Times' contract writers - a concern for others you obviously don't share with the rest of humanity.

Thanks for your comments!

The Editor said...

Curious Todd:

They are in Nairobi - or should I say they were when I looked them up.

The Kenyan government has gone to very great lengths to ensure Barack remains a national hero - with, I suspect, the advantages that come with protecting his delicate ego.

I'm amazed at how easily you can rattle him. Maureen Dowd once mentioned his floppy ears, and he made a beeline to her the next time they were together. He was truly upset - so much so that it startled her. You'll find her taking that incident in as the topic for one of her columns written in either late '06 or early '07.

Since the inauguration, we've already seen him freak at a tough question from Politico, and his "I won. I'm the president." remark directed at a GOP questioner at a so called bi-partisan meeting to discuss the "bailout" for the US economy was truly an indication of his deep-seated insecurities.

At any rate, I doubt anyone will find anything about his family in the capital any longer - I expect the government has cleaned everything out by now.

Besides, what difference does it make any longer? The real story is that the US Census Bureau has changed the manner that racial classification is handled, making it a matter of "socio-politico self-identification." Check it out at the new lead-in to this article and see it for yourself.

And as for Barack, the real story is watching him go into total meltdown in 6 - 12 months because he can't - and never could - handle the pressure that comes with being president. It's not one long political rally with everyone telling you that you are "The One". . . as his first week of inappropriate remarks and disastrous handling of issues becomes a long-term nightmare.

Nothing good comes from a US president's meltdown - but it is obvious that is exactly what we are already watching.

Thanks for your comment!

Anonymous said...

Jon V. - you say,

"The point is, as a human being and an American, he has faced every single stereotype and prejudice that is leveraged against blacks in this country, and has risen above them. That is the real story of triumph here."

...except if you ask people whom he grew up with, went to school with, etc. (see BizzyBlogs links) they said he faced no prejudice AT ALL. So there's no triumph over anything.

Micah: No, you're deliberately misstating what he said. The point that Anon. was making is that it's not about what his race is in and of itself, it's that he is (or may be) *lying* about what race he is, in order to gain an advantage which he wouldn't have otherwise (he picks up at least 2 net percent of the vote by claiming he is black, whereas he would lose net percents of the vote if he was Arab)), which makes the lying the issue.

Christopher MH:

You say,

"If you look at Obama's dad and see an Arab, you seriously need glasses."

but then you say

"Sudanese Arabs, for example, are predominantly African in genes and appearance, with some Arab genes."

So, ok, they are Arabs, with African (you mean to say black) genes? Since Obama's father's ancestors are Sudanese, how can you say that because Obama's father looks black, that he's not an Arab? You're contradicting yourself.

"Obama is a good candidate no matter what his ethnicity"

I'm not sure what you base this on, as it can't be based on his ability to think on his feet, policies, record, experience, character, or associations, as these are all pretty awful.

Sergei Rostov

Anonymous said...

First off - I've always had a problem with the term "African-American". That is totally politically INCORRECT unless they are dual citizens. If we want to categorize ourselves like that, then I'm a Welsh-Swiss-Cherokee-Blackfoot-German-French-American. Sorry, those were my ancient ancestors - same as most black Americans, but not me. I'm an American Citizen, was born that way and am proud of it. My ancestors have no bearing on that - I don't care if you're purple, if you're American you're American point blank. If you want to be called African-American: go back to Africa.

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Anonymous said...

As a rule, in Africa, Muslims have Muslim names. Christians have Christian first names. The term "Arabic" refers to two types of individual (1) people who are from Arabia, or (2) people who are Muslim, and speak Arabic. President Obama is what he is. He is an African American, because one parent was African (Arabic or not, no one denies that Obama's father was born in Kenya, a British colony in Africa). He is an American, because his mother was an American citizen, born in America and a citizen of the United States of America.

I fail to see the point of all this ranting.

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Anonymous said...

Looking at a picture of Obama's father I would have to beg to differ. His father appears to be of more African descent than Arabic descent without question. Unless scientifically you be called Arabic and clearly have African features, complexion, traits, etc... That part of your story seems a little suspect and is something that I will look into further.

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To those who supported Mr. Obama, do you now realize how important honesty and character are? George Washington is the prototype for an American President.

President Washington was the first man in western history to step down from power. This prompted even his greatest opponent, King George, to proclaim George Washington as "the greatest man in the world."

Presidential character is the difference between the last, best hope for human freedom and the chains of tyranny.

Ricky said...

Obama is black but what difference does that make I remeber in India when Sonia Gandhi was elected people did not want her to be PM because she was from Italy we are not third world in the west!


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