Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Israel Insider: Obama Birth Certificate A Photoshopped Fake

The birth certificate of Sen. Barack Obama is a photoshopped fake. That's the conclusion reached by the Israel Insider, which has been investigating the authenticity of the birth certificate the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama produced to put to bed rumors that he is not a natural born citizen eligible to hold the office of President of the United States. The issue was the buzz of Internet blogs just weeks ago but seemed to fade away once the campaign produced a Hawaiian birth certificate, which first appeared on the Daily Kos blog and later the Fight The Smears site established by the Obama campaign to counter anti-Obama rumors on the Internet. The Israel Insider became suspicious of the birth certificate's authenticity when various versions of the same document appeared in Photobucket, including one listing Obama's birthplace as Antarctica with another showing North Korea as his birthplace. But the information the news site obtained from the Hawaii Department of Health led it to conclude the purported Obama birth certificate is a fake. That includes the following:

  • An authentic Hawaiian birth certificate includes an embossed official seal and an authoritative registrar signature coming from the back side of the document. The Obama certificate is missing both.
  • The state does not issue electronic versions of a birth certificate under any circumstances according to Janice Okubo, the Director of Communications for the Department of Health.
  • The certificate number which would allow the document to be traced to confirm its authenticity is shown as redacted.
  • The Obama certificate has the notation "filed by registrar." Other official birth certificates obtained from Hawaii show the notation, "accepted by the registrar."

The Israel Insider takes note of the fact that the Obama campaign has flaunted this suspect document:

The Obama campaign, however, continues to flaunt the unstamped, unsealed, uncertified document -- notably in very low resolution -- on its "Fight the Smears" website, with campaign officials vowing that it's authentic, sending the image around as "proof" to reporters, and inviting supporters to refer to it as they battle against supposed distortions and calumnies against their candidate. However, the campaign refuses to produce an authentic original birth certificate from the year of Obama's birth, or even a paper version with seal and signature of the "Certification of Live Birth."

Nor has it even published an electronic copy with the requisite embossed seal and signature. The failure of the Obama campaign to do so, and its willingness instead to put up an invalid, uncertified image -- what now appears to be a crude forgery -- raises the dramatic question of why the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate might have to hide.

The Israel Insider speculates that Obama may be hiding something bigger here--the possibility his mother gave birth to him in another country. She was a teen-age mother at the time and it's been reported she was in the State of Washington with her new baby just weeks after she gave birth to him, even though her family lived in Hawaii at the time. Because of her age at the time of Obama's birth, the fact that his father was a citizen of Kenya and the fact that she re-married and moved to Indonesia when Obama was only six, there are circumstances under which Obama would not have been deemed a natural born citizen if he was born abroad, notwithstanding his mother was a U.S. citizen. "Because if Barack Hussein Obama II does not produce definitive proof of his "natural born" American citizenship with original, verifiable documents, he will be setting the stage for a very public battle over his personal credibility, the basic legitimacy of his candidacy, and its possible criminality," the Israel Insider writes.

An aspect raised by another blogger, Texas Darlin, is why the purported birth certificate for Obama was not acquired until June, 2007, reportedly because the original had been lost. It seems unlikely Obama would not have had a need to acquire a certified birth certificate before this time. She uncovers even more discrepancies. She writes:

A reader who was born in 1963 at Kapioloni Medical Center, the same place where Obama says he was born, sent me a scan of her “Certificate of Birth,” which the Vital Records Office sent to her in 1997, according to the date stamp on back. Her document includes significantly more detail than Obama’s, such as the age, race, birth place, occupation, and address of both parents, the signatures of both parents, signature of the attending physician, name of hospital, and other information. Her document also includes an embossed seal and a separate stamp/signature from the VR office that certifies the birth, just like Patricia Decosta’s Certification of Birth, which we have been using for comparison.

This entire matter is really reaching the absurdity level. Why is a foreign newspaper doing the research which the mainstream media in the U.S. should be doing on Obama's birth? How can a person be poised to become president of the U.S. and, yet, the American people have still not been provided definitive proof he is any more eligible to be president than Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger? Why do we impose tougher vetting requirements on a federal employee seeking national security clearance than we do a potential president? Once again, the Obama campaign has only itself to blame for this issue by producing a suspect document. As Reagan said of the Russians, "Trust but verify." That's all we're asking of Sen. Obama. Please, verify your "natural born" status as required by the U.S. Constitution.

10 comments:

Concerned Taxpayer said...

I immediately called out the "birth certificate" as a fake minutes after I saw it posted on-line a couple of weeks ago.

You don't have to be a genius to see it's a fake.

Obama obviously believes that his followers are absolute idiots and will believe anything he says...oh...I guess he's right!

Advance Indiana said...

I gave him the benefit of the doubt because it seems inconceivable to me that his campaign would produce a fake. I still hope it is not a fake; otherwise, we have a huge problem for our country on our hands.

Bart Lies said...

Here's why it's a fake, Gary:

1. The text is sharp and clear, the rest of the document is not (in particular the background hashing).

2. The text is surrounded by 'sharpening artifacts' that do not appear in the rest of the document.

3. The text has a whiteish halo that obscures the background hashing in many places.

4. The state seal is of very poor quality - not at all what would be on an official document. It is exactly the image you'll find if you Google for 'hawaii state seal' except it omits some finer details that would be almost impossible to keep while attempting to 'hollow out' the white background. The same minor imperfections in the 'rope' are present in both the Google image and this document.

5. Some areas of white in the seal are transparent, others are not (and you see a bit of the green in those areas).

6. The figure on the right has a 'hole' in its robe where the background can be seen.

7. The backwards-stamped date 'JUN -6 2007' shows NO sharpening artifacts like the other text does. It arguably appears to be on top of the green background despite seeming to have been stamped on the reverse of the page.

8. If this was just obtained/issued, why is it stamped from LAST year?

9. If this is a scan of a paper document, there is no hint of paper grain. There is, however, what appears to be a linear distortion running horizontal through the seal, similar to a crease. But it's not at a sensible location if this document was folded to fit into an envelope.

10. There is white space on either side of the 'CERTIFICATION OF LIVE BIRTH', and (as with the seal) the green background 'kinda' bleeds through but only in the splotchy artifacts that the white letters have within them.

11. The black text block at the bottom of the document has much cleaner 'white' in the letters, not at all like the top block.

12. The background hash show no sharpening artifacts at all.

To my eye, ALL indications are that a background was scanned and the details 'photoshopped' onto it.

I still find it odd that the father is listed as 'African', which is not an official designator used by the government -Black and African-American are. Perhaps even Negro could be expected for a certificate from 1961 - the question is, could they alter such a detail from the original to be politically-correct in 2008 or be required copy it exactly from the original records?

Advance Indiana said...

From the LA Times Blog on the birth certificate controversy:

(UPDATE: In reaction to some of the comments left below challenging the veracity of the document, Ben LaBolt, an Obama campaign spokesman, sent the following reaction to The Ticket: "I can confirm that that is Sen. Obama's birth certificate.")

--Andrew Malcolm

Bart Lies said...

Another curiosity, bringing both the Obama and the exemplar genuine certificate into my photo-editing program, I find they both have the identical 'tilt' (a fraction of a degree of counterclockwise rotation.

By placing a selection rectangle around both documents' dark border, I noticed the top and bottom edges of both border and rectangle are perfectly parallel.

The left and right edges are slightly askew, in the same direction and by the same amount.

Now what are the odds of that? Pretty low I'd say, unless they are from the same source.

Somehow two scanned-in documents just happen to be identically aligned and identically distorted but clearly are of two different origins, having different coloring and patterning on them.

Concerned Taxpayer said...

You know, folks, this is serious business!!!

Here we have someone who may not even be legally QUALIFIED to be president who might very well win!

Where are the watchdogs and media investigators when we need them?

Oh...maybe we're just supposed to "not worry about it."

Alida Cornelius said...

Like I said at the Israel Insider regarding all SEVEN of the articles they wrote about the alleged fake birth certificate, if you think Bush wouldn't have the CIA and FBI on that story investigating and proving it in order to stop Obama's run for the office of President of the United States, than you people would believe anything.
Even IF he did have a forged birth certificate, he may not have ever even have known about it because his mother is deceased. Do you really believe, thought, HE wouldn't know?
He taught law. Do you think Obama would actually think he could get away with someone not discovering it?
Give me a break.
The Israelis are terrified of him because they want blood and they want the help of the USA. If you want more blood, then believe what you want from the Israelies.
If the Obama birth certificate is a forgery, believe me, the Pentagon would have spilled the beans a long time ago with real proof.
Not some article started by someone from Israel.
You really believe this stuff, don't you?

bobe said...

I rather defeat Obama at the poll boothes. Then we would only have the Democrat Congress to worry about. No one likes to win on a technicality, best done at the ballot box.

I want McCain-Palin to win because then I will be sure that the US will continue to support Israel as one undivided nation, which I as a Christian support. I also hope that when McCain-Palin win they will move the US Embassy into Jerusalem where it belongs.

moniquemonicat said...

URGENT! Proof Obama BORN IN KENYA – HEAR THE INTERVIEW HERE:

Former Democrat DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL OF PENNSYLVANIA HAS A RECORDING OF OBAMA'S GRANDMOTHER IN KENYA STATING OBAMA WAS IN FACT BORN IN KENYA and is NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. And one of the reasons Obama will not release his college transcripts and his FULL medical records.

One of the 3 REQUIREMENTS for becoming a US President IS you must be a natural born citizen and Obama is in FACT NOT.

This DISQUALIFIES OBAMA AS PRESIDENT.

Obama’s scamming the entire country!

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE: COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK IN YOUR BROWSER:

http://michaelsavage.wnd.com/?pageId=2256

URGENT: PASS THIS ALONG TO A FRIEND

moniquemonicat said...

CLICK HERE FOR THE FAKE "CERTIFICATION" OF BIRTH OBAMA MADE AND POSTED ON HIS SITE:
http://fightthesmears.com/articles/5/birthcertificate

NOW CLICK HERE AND SEE WHAT A REAL HONOLULU BIRTH CERTIFICATES FROM A GUY NAMED ALAN AND YOU'LL SEE THE DIFFERENCE
http://snarkybytes.com/?p=521#comments

AND THIS IS THE CLINCHER: SEE WHERE IT SAYS "RACE" ON THE FAKE ONE "AFRICAN" FOR HIS FATHER? WELL, BACK IN 1961 THEY DID NOT USE THAT TERM FOR RACE, THEY ALWAYS USED "NEGRO" OR "COLORED" - THE TERM "AFRICAN AMERICAN" DID NOT EVEN COME ABOUT UNTIL THE LATE 1980'S, NOT TO MENTION "AFRICAN" IS NOT A RACE, IT'S A NATIONALITY, BIG DIFFERENCE, PERIOD, END OF STORY.

BUSTED! OBAMA!

ALSO, LOOK AT THE FONT TYPE ON THE REAL CERTIFICATE, IT'S OLD COURIER STYLE WHICH IS WHAT THEY HAD BACK THEN, THEN LOOK AT OBAMA'S MODERN FONT -

SO FAR, MANY PEOPLE LIKE ALAN HAVE COME FORWARD TO SHOW THEIR HAWAII BIRTH CERTIFICATE WHO WERE BORN THE SAME TIME OBAMA WAS BORN AND THEY ALL LOOK LIKE ALAN'S AND NOT LIKE OBAMAS.

ALSO, Also the term "Certification" of Birth is NOT the term used on REAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES, REAL ONES SAY "Certificate" of Birth, OBAMA'S SAYS "CERTIFICATION" AND NOT CERTIFCATE, BECAUSE OBAMA DID NOT GIVE HIS REAL ONE AND HIS IS MADE UP - HE PROBABLY PAID THEM FOR IT. ALSO THERE'S NO WEIGHT RECORDED.

What do you expect from a lawyer like Obama?

SHEILA, I JUST LOOKED AT MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND IT LOOKS LIKE ALAN'S, with the SAME OLD STYLE COURIER FONT (from a typewriter, not a computer); MY BIRTH WEIGHT AND THE HOSPITAL I WAS BORN AND IT SAYS "CERTIFICATE" of BIRTH just like Alan's and any other REAL one.

OBAMA IS GOING TO GET BUSTED ON THIS ONE, YOU JUST WAIT AND SEE.

THERE ARE ONLY 3 REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESIDENT:
1) 35 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
2) MUST BE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
3) I CAN'T REMEMBER THE 3RD ONE,

BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER, THERE ARE AT LEAST 4 STATE OFFICIALS WHO HAVE FILED LAWSUITS REQUIRING OBAMA TO PROVE HE'S A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

AND SHEILA, READ THE COMMENTS AND YOU WILL SEE HE WAS NOT BORN HERE.
http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/obama_birth_certificate/2008/10/24/143882.html?s=al&promo_code=6E2D-1

PASS THIS ON TO A FRIEND