Obama in 1980 said he was born in Mombasa, Kenya

Dec. 3, 2009

The Post & E-Mail

by John Charlton

Race Bannon, U.S. MarineRace Bannon, U.S. Marine 

(Dec. 3, 2009) — The stunning admission was made to a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, in a chance meeting in the vicinity of Kalakaua Blvd., one evening in early August of 1980.

The now, former Marine is a highly respected member of the Free-Republic online-community, and he has published the account of his personal meeting with the then Barry Soetero online at the Gathering of the Eagles Blog. After the divorce of Barry’s mother from his adopted father, Lolo Soetero, he began using the name “Barack Hussein Obama,” by which he is knows the world over, today. At the Free Republic, the ex-Marine goes by the name Race Bannon.

The crucial part of his testimony regards what he writes in his essay, “Another crappy day in paradise, or The things you see when you ain’t got a gun.” Speaking of his encounter with Soetero, Bannon writes:

He also told me something that I never forgot, for it caused me to do some other things in an effort to be nice to him and possibly a favor. We spoke of where I had been and the world as I saw it. I told him I had been to Africa , Mombassa specifically, and he said to me abruptly, “I was born there.” I told him he is not eligible to be president if that was true, but I remembered he said his mom was an American, so, maybe it was okay. But it was what I did after that makes this a true memory:  I went back to the barracks and told others of this guy and suggested we all grab our photo albums and visit him again and show him pictures of Mombassa so he could see where he was from.

No one wanted to go, and at that time, my camera had failed me weeks before we hit Mombassa and it was late August or early September until I had borrowed someone else’s pictures to develop myself so I had copies of where I was.  But I never forgot meeting that man for those reasons. I  was going to do him a favor and show him his home country of birth. And I never went back for some reason, most likely I forgot to or just felt that a one time chance encounter would be meaningless to both of us and didn’t mean we were friends.

Bannon then closes his testimonial with the following observation:

In the light of what is called “The Birther” movement, these memories are still foremost in my mind concerning this. While I cannot swear it was Barak Obama, all the details I do remember of that chance encounter fit the profile of the man who some people claim is born in Kenya and others claim he was born in Hawaii . The man I met was about 18, thin, Mulatto, told me he was born in Mombassa, raised overseas, was living in Hawaii and hadn’t yet been to many places in the world outside of those places, mostly, hadn’t been to the mainland of America for any long time period if at all. And he openly told me he wanted to be President.

And I remember that face, the face of a young man who sat on a table to my right front, his hands resting on the edge of the table, him leaning forward, his smile, all teeth. It was Barak Obama. I don’t know if I’d bet my life on it, but I am willing to tell people openly at the risk of my ridicule. I was there, and saw him, spoke to him, and he openly told me he was born in Mombassa, Kenya, not Hawaii .

Does it matter? Of course it does. It should not have to be explained as to why it matters.

Race Bannon’s testimony is corroborative of that of two witnesses to the uncut version of the Obama vs. Keyes Senatorial Debates of 2004.  The first and second testimonials of which can bre read at The Post & Email.  Five African News Agencies also reported that Obama was born in Kenya.

A discussion of Bannon’s testimony can be found at Free Republic, repleate with comments by the Marine himself and other photos of himself, from his time in the U.S. Marines.

Finally, The Post & Email has employed the modern spelling of Mombasa; but Bannon has used the former spelling.


66 thoughts on “Obama in 1980 said he was born in Mombasa, Kenya

    • You are right, SOMEONE is lying, and my money’s on this Marine. C’mon…without proof there is noting but his word…and that don’t mean much. Marines are capable of lying too, you know. Or it could just be that this Marine is full of shit, because by his own admission: [It was Barak Obama. I don’t know if I’d bet my life on it, but I am willing to tell people openly at the risk of my ridicule.] My guess is untreated PTSD.

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  2. Do you really expect me to believe that both this Marine and whoever he was speaking with, Obama or otherwise, were actually deliberating personal qualifications for the 2008 US Presidency in 1980. Gimme a break! Sounds like wishful memory on the part of a partisan GI-Joe.

    • yes. When me and him started talking, it was first about where he was from. hawaii in 1980 didn’t have many black Americans there, period, so at first I thought he was military or a dependent. We ended up talking about where each ther was from and he told me he was raised in Indonesia and living with people who were not his parents in Hawaii.

      It was like making a new friend, as I remember it, just a chance encounter with someone who was talkative and curious about me, too.

      I don’t remember why he brought up being president, it was part of the natural flow of the conversation, life’s dreams and what-not. I do remember smirking, in 1980, the idea of a black American President was quite a novel idea!

  3. OK, ASSUMING this guy is being truthful about the conversation (which none of us have any clue) – let’s look at this logically.

    What possible incentive did Obama have to lie to the American public about his birthplace during the 2008 election ?

    What possible incentive did Obama have to lie to this Marine about his birthplace during a chance meeting in Hawaii in 1980 ?

    ‘Nuf said…..

  4. I don’t know, it sounds plausible. One thing that I do know is that the text on the laser printout COLB from 2007 is misaligned. On the line that has the words HONOLULU, OAHU and HONOLULU, One is one pixel higher and one is one pixel lower and one is just right. Anyone can see it in a browser, just zoom in until you can see the individual pixels and look.

    Does you word processor do that?

    None of mine did.

  5. Race Bannon, Hmmmmmmm, sounds like a cartoon character from my childhood. Obama is not elegible LEGALLY under requirements for the Presidenscy.

  6. Why would the subject of Obama becoming US President come up in a chance, first encounter conversation with a total stranger? Alot of men are born overseas- the first casual question is NOT “oh you cant be president”.

    This doesnt make sense. Its just more he said vs he said B.S. No proof anywhere.
    PS: I did not vote for Obama nor ever would, but this issue has an Israeli smell to it I dont like. (When the peace deal doesnt go as they want, this birther threat suddenly pops up again w/ renewed vengence)
    These treasonous foreigners should GET OUT of our politics and land.

  7. Well….I am to believe that 30 years ago, some guy responds to Obama’s assertion of birth in Mombasa with a reply of “then you can’t be president?”

    Nonsense. How in the world would that idea spring up?

    Not that I know where Obama was born or anything. But that is a “incredible tale, Commander.”

    And if “socialism isn’t the answer” ask your granny and gramps to give up their Socialist Security checks…that THEY paid for….see if they agree with ya, Jarhead.

  8. No real American would do the traitorous and satanic actions this white-African has done to this country!

    The American Blacks have been lied to and ripped off more by this African than any other group, other than the Jews…..they steal and lie the best of anyone in the World!

  9. Pres. Dover looks much more like Frank Marshall Davis, who spent much time with the young prez to be. But he apparently has an extensive rap sheet featuring…I have seen it and I know you would want to see it for yourselves. This is why the Dems. accepted the lack of birth certificate. No fair to blame our messed up president for F. Davis’s past. Now ain’t that wisdom in action, or a set up to humiliate voters?

  10. If I recall correctly, Obama and a host of others attended a meeting in China on and about the years(s) 2001-2002. This was posted on the CIA website before it was abruptly removed. I do recall some of the names but his stood out for some reason as I thought to myself, uuummm some of these names aree unfamiliar as the so called power elites. I still have a copy of the document but am considering destroying it at this point as it gives me pause……was even thinking about giving it to wikileaks but am afraid of the consequences that will follow—– ;-(

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  12. Obama WAS born in Kenya, but this is obvious disinfo, and typically arrogant at that. Race Bannon is just way too close to Mike Gannon!? to be coincidental. Plus Obama never wanted to be president as a youth; he wanted to smoke as much dope as possible, get laid from whomever and whatever, and little else. No one who wanted to be President would be such a pothead in college and let people take his photo doing it. Not only that, 18 year old strangers don’t go around telling strangers they just met they want to be President; they’d be seen as nuts. The whole story is another wild herring to cover up the truth. Does Obama know he was born in Kenya? Of course. Does this prove it? Unfortunately, no way.

  13. It’s amazing that he managed to have his birth announcement to two of Hawaii’s newspapers when he was born in Mombassa. But, some people will believe anything if it comes from a rightwing American Soldier.

  14. Our Supreme Court Justices are guilty of treason for refusing to hear the Obama eligibility suits brought before the court. Our Congress and Senate are guilty of treason in may ways: an illegal war on behalf of Israel that has yet to be declared by Congress as required by the Constitution, representing big business instead of the citizens, aiding and abetting the banksters in the biggest theft in the history of manking, creating race war and seeking the geneocide of Whites, the murder of innocent men, women, and children in Iraq and Afghanistan…the list goes on. These traitors need to be put on trial for treason, and if found guilty, taken out and shot by firing squad.

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  16. “The now, former Marine is a highly respected member of the Free-Republic online-community”

    Well there goes any credibility this article may have had.

    Epic fail; please try again.

  17. Dont you have to show a birth certificate to anyone when you run for public office?
    What about when you are registered for schools or perhaps when you get a driver’s license??? Social security number? I believe you also have to show a valid birth certificate when you are applying for a marriage license in some states in order to prove you are not brother and sister or something like that.
    If there is a record..it has to be somewhere…

  18. CBS writer, Steve Kroft wrote an article questioning who might be the power or puppet master behind Barrack Hussein Obama. It has to be someone because of his meteoric rise to power, with experience at virtually nothing, with questionable wisdom, and with a mysterious past that has been carefully erased and hidden where no one can check it. This puppet master, GEORGE SOROS, apparently paid for Obama’s education and his travels to Pakistan for some mysterious purpose, and promoted him into Illinois then national politics. George Soros might be the most evil man in the world, with intent to destroy America and every value we have held dear. Obama seems to be in lockstep with Soros’ philosophies and simply a tool in Soros’ world-changing strategies. Soros is behind the “lost birth certificate” and he has spent millions keeping it a secret. Now, up pops a Hawaiian “law” stating they cannot divulge the certificate information. HOW CONVEEEENIENT!! Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopath’s lack of conscience. He considers himself to be an elitist world class philosopher, despises the American Way and just loves to do social engineering (change cultures). George Soros IS the PUPPET MASTER that is pulling Obama’s strings.

  19. I guess that we should take statements from UFO ‘observers’ at face value too. Anyone can make a claim like this. Don’t get me wrong. I suspect that the Obummer is hiding a lot of things and his birthplace may be one of them but solid irrefutable evidence is the only thing that will suffice.

  20. I believe the officer is telling the truth. Look at Soetero/Obama today. People don’t change in appearance over a 30 year period. They basically look the same, especially if they’ve taken good physical care of themselves. Soetero/Obama is remaking himself as we speak. Malleable is an understatement for this president. Obviously being controlled by some secret organization and not by American principle and American sovereignty ideals. Things will only get worse. Americans who care see between the lines.

  21. I believe Race Bannon and it is very nice to have eye witnesses in this coverup situation-the NON-TRANSPARENCY presidency-how about more smokescreen they can see the mombassa!!!

  22. Obammy is a Kenyan…there is no further doubt in my mind after the new governor of Hawaii suddenly cannot produce the birth certificate because the “person” will not authorize it’s release, according to the official statement to the press.
    That ‘person’ is Obama, and this is not only personal, but state hubris, that any sane individual should see through right away.

  23. What a joke, Race Bannon is a cartoon character from the Johnny Quest cartoon series. I figure his”commentary” is about as real as his name. Oh wait, he changed his name to protect him from the death squads.

  24. President Obama will continue to do what he is told and that in itself will set him up for failure. When it comes time for the democratic primary and the “handlers” see the writing on the wall, then the truth will come out and the democrats will choose a candidate more palatable to mainstream America in hopes of salvaging the democratic party.

  25. The Constitution requires the President to be a “natural born citizen.” Both parents must be US Citizens in order for the child to be a “natural born citizen.”

  26. It wouldn’t matter if Obama was born in Kenya anyway. Federal law says that you’re a U.S. citizen able to run for office if at least one of your parents was a U.S. citizen who spent at least 14 of their first 21 years on U.S. soil. Obama’s mother did, and therefore (as the State Department pointed out in 2008) Obama was qualified to run for office.

    • TJ Thomas wrote “Federal law says that you’re a U.S. citizen able to run for office if at least one of your parents was a U.S. citizen who spent at least 14 of their first 21 years on U.S. soil.”

      Alexander Hamilton met that criteria as well, yet he could never be President, because he didn’t meet the HIGHER requirements for US President. Obama does NOT meet the Constitutional requirement to be US President.

  27. I’m no Obamaite, However, under FRE rule 803, that is hearsay evidence. Inaddmissable in court. Then again, how did Obama get to be President with no bithier certificate.

  28. Wrongo there, TJ. The Constitution states that the mother must have live 5 consecutive years past their 14th birthday in the USA. Dittos for daddy. Nowhere is there a record of his daddy renouncing his Kenyan citizenship. Since Kenya was a British Protectorate, BO jr. has dual citizenship. Not to mention, BO sr. was already married with children when BO jr was born. I doubt Stanley Ann Dunham actually married BO sr. She was only 17 when was born.
    The media demanded GW Bush’s passport, Harvard and Yale grades, dental records, National Guard flight dates, and he produced them all. BO has shown us NOTHING.

    • Huh? Which article is that?
      It reads like this:

      No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

      Now buster we all believe the constitution is what makes us a great nation. What I don’t like is people parading as if they are constitutionalists who know nothing except what they have been told by Fox News. Educate yourself they all want to pervert the constitution for their own reasons.

      • Thanks for your comments. I don’t just post anything and try to use creditable sources. I do not alter anything I post and always source everything I post. If anything has been changed, it wasn’t done by me. I keep a copy of the Constitution close by and don’t believe everything Fox tells me.

  29. obama is a mind controlled slave like most of our presidents, bill clinton told people he wanted to be president since he was a kid, why? cuz its a part of their programming! they know their destiny, these are programmed multiple personalities, one is gonna be pres, another is gonna do crack and be gay with larry sinclair, etc, etc, what else???

  30. If Obama really was born in the states, then why does that short form b/c hes had shown, list his father as black? Would anyone who was born around that time happen to know how a black person was listed on an American b/c?..HINT:THE WORD BLACK WAS NOT USED
    Now..why is Barry doing everything he can to hide ALL his records?
    You cant get his b/c, or visa, or school records, NOTHING.

    • If memory serves me correct, it states his fathers race was African. In that time either the words negro or colored was used. Africa American didn’t come into play until 1980. Call it what you want but there is a number of people in on this and they should all be tried for treason.

  31. I am the man mentioned here. RaceBannon is a screen name on Free republic.com.

    I created that screen name because on several bulliten board or chat rooms, I used my real name and back in the 90’s, when GEOCITIES used to have hot, active chat rooms, I was told my real name sounded dorky.

    I didnt think so, so I asked what should I change it to, and I was told, Just something coo!

    So, I chose a favorite cartoon character when growing up.

    For those who reject the story because of a fictional screen name, it shows you didn’t read the actual story itself.

    I stand by it.

    And, for the record, it is true, but it was written down at the request of a college professor. I had to take a literature and composition class to get my second associates degree because the new college didn’t accept my previous English composition classes or technical writing classes. She is a conservative, also, and told me I should write it down for posterity.

    So, the story itself includes other chance encopunters, and that is how the story started with her; all the people I met while serving as a Marine.

    And, also for the record, it is my word against his, feel free to polygraph both of us, let’s see who is lying.

    • Thanks for your comments and for contacting me. I always thought Race was pretty cool in Johnny Quest, good screen name. I have never thought Obama was for real, even long before the election. I guess there are those who were not meant to See the Truth.

  32. I believe the Marine 100%. This is NO wild goose story. They didnt steal a car than grab the Budweiser twns for a night of sin. He brushed elbows long ago. This guy being a Marine has nothing to do with anything. It giving or taking credibility is silly. He could be a plumber it would not change the way I feel.

    JUST SHOW THE BIRTH RECORD> The NONACTION speaks quilt in volumes

  33. Obama is no doubt a fake or at least not born in the US…..I sense he is in place via a time shift which took place wherein the real/original individual who was to become the President was replaced and or factors changed thereby changing the course of the originals destiny/fate in order that Obama be placed to prevent events which would have been beneficial for the US and mankind….It is noted DARPRA(?) DARPA(?) has various time travel technology they have been using for such purposes.

    I am sure the individual Obama replaced is alive and aware of what has occurred but is unable to say anything lest they be considered insane as they have no proof except for the feeling of being out of place and out of time. Unfortunately this time shift, which took place, will be to the detriment of the US in that events shaped will ensure the quicker downfall of the Republic…..transmission ended.

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  36. We unfortunately have a break down within the Republican party and she’s dead to me unless we can revive her and get her back. The RNC & GOP have proven just how imbedded in corruption they truly are and they stood/stand by and do nothing to stop this person Obama. Rohm won’t do anything to go after the corruption and crimes committed and will only shore up his own presidency with Obama’s illegal bills and executive orders. If you think Obama was bad, wait till Romney gets in there…

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    We unfortunately have a break down within the Republican party and she’s dead to me unless we can revive her and get her back. The RNC & GOP have proven just how imbedded in corruption they truly are and they stood/stand by and do nothing to stop this person Obama. Rohm won’t do anything to go after the corruption and crimes committed and will only shore up his own presidency with Obama’s illegal bills and executive orders. If you think Obama was bad, wait till Romney gets in there…

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