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Anna Marries Lolo

While studying for her bachelor's degree, Anna met another foreign student at the university.  According to Stanley Ann's passport file and Lolo's INS file, we know that she met and eventually married Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo in March, 1965 -- "little" Barry would have been four years old. 


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 executive.
In Audacity of Hope, Obama wrote, "Lolo followed Islam ... I looked to Lolo for guidance."  Obama lived in Indonesia for nearly five years as a child.  He had a pet ape named Tata, and sampled exotic foods -- dog, snake and grasshopper.

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 country).

In "Dreams," he inadvertently sheds some light on his formative years and the political views of his mother, whom he describes as an anthropologist and Islamophile who hated America and subsequently goes native.

Ann 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 Indonesian Citizenship
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.

Bluecat6 says that without a doubt Stanley Ann WAS an Indonesia citizen.  She became an Indonesia citizen after her marriage to Lolo -- see article 7 here:

"...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 contracted..."

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 by others.

But between 1966 and 1971 this family was Indonesian.

Indonesian Law

"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.

Obama’s 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 playing volleyball.

Obama 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 Suharto Regime
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.

Obama writes, "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 community."


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 citizen).


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.

Lolo Soetoro's Records
Lolo Soetoro U.S. Records - Allen v DHS-State and Allen v USCIS - FOIA Releases Final 7-29-10

Sister Maya

Obama's 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
Obama 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.

The Drop Off

In 1971, Ann took Barack Jr. 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.


Anna 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 name.

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 that:

Lolo and Anna ceased living together in August of 1974.

Lolo visited every three months for the purpose of seeing Maya, his daughter.

Lolo had not contributed to the support of Anna and the two children since 1974, was living with another woman and wished to remarry.

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."

"Mother 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."
Soetoro Divorce

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 Indonesia.

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 citizen"

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
Bridgette 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 in Indonesia.

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 permanently.
Corsi says there is nothing on the public record to indicate that Obama sent any condolences, or even acknowledged the death of his stepsister.

The Obama 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 evidence.
Obama's Half-Sister Joins Eligibility Talk-Show Tour
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 location.

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.

"He was born in Hawaii.  There is a tremendous amount of proof that has already been presented," she said.

Is this the same Maya Spoetoro-Ng who said 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 said,
in 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 events."
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