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Video of Lia Soetoro Sobah has recently been found. Lia speaks to us, in her own words, about two years before her untimely (or perhaps all too timely) death. We don’t speak Indonesian, but perhaps some of our readers do and will enlighten us. Lia’s story begins here, in stories by Yayat Suratmo and Arip Budiman, published from 11/17/2008 through 11/25/2008, just after Obama’s election. For your convenience, I translated the introduction to each video:
“Lia, a nickname. She lived at the family home of Lolo Soetoro for 15 years. And four years of which she spent in the company of a black kid who came from Hawaii. The boy was brought by his mother, a beautiful white woman, Ann Dunham, who was married to Lolo Soetoro, a manager at Pertamina.
Barry, the boy’s nickname, was about six years old. Lia, who he called Sister Miss, was asked by the couple, Lolo Soetoro and Ann Dunham, to protect and accompany Barry. But who would have thought that Barry, a black boy who often asked her to play ‘mouse-tikusan’, has now become the U.S. president-elect?
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Part Two: “Barry (Obama’s nickname) was happiest when asked to walk along the summit area. He brought home, from there, cake that he often bought–Mochi, a type of sweet snack smeared with flour, in a small basket placed in a box. Barry bought in quantity, mochi-mochi, seemingly, to share with children around his home village.
That wasn’t all: Barry also often climbed the mango tree at his house in Jalan Haji pekarangannnya Ramli, Menteng Dalam, together with Non Mbak [his adopted sister Lia]; they picked mangoes and then shared them with the village children.
Part Three: “On his birthday which [allegedly] falls annually on August 4, Barry was very happy because at the same time, there were also crowded, hectic preparations [for the Indonesian festival of ] Agustusan. At home, at Jalan Haji Ramli, Menteng Dalam, many red and white flags were placed along the streets and alleys. Seeing that, Barry asked for a happy birthday cake and was given a red and white flag. Barry also asked to buy a lot of red and white flags. He put the small flags in virtually the every room, including his bedroom.”
Part Four: “Between Barry and Sister Non [Lia], who were like brother and sister, they have a pet each one tail. [This is a quaint Indonesian expression for counting animals. Each child had one pet, apparently.] Non Mbak also admitted during his stay in Menteng Dalam, the Lolo Soetoro family never moved …”
Part Five: “Alm. Lolo Soetoro had said that he bought the house for Obama and Maya. Obama bought his house in Ciputat, while Maya was conceived at the time they occupied houses in Menteng In. Non Mbak also said that, remember, almost nobody from the Lolo Soetoro family ever came to his house, except for Mr. Lolo’s mother who was called Grandma by Obama and Non Mbak.”
Part Six: “After playing together for so long, ultimately, Obama and his sister Mbak must be separated. When the airport, Obama was crying and did not want to part with Mbak Non, who was then worn shoes Mbak Non taken Obama because they do not want to split up.”
Part Seven: “Mbak Non is thankful that Obama’s belongings are still there and stored neatly away. Blankets filled with vomit stains and Obama still have a wooden carving of the traditional house of Toraja Land purchased for Mbak Non by Obama is also still there and other objects. We parted with Obama, a lot of belongings Non Mbak also brought Obama, like his shoes and clothes.”
So there you have it. In her own words. Make of these introductory translations what you can and will. Some are difficult to decipher. I look forward to hearing from anyone who can translate and transcribe the actual interviews for us.
However, it certainly sounds plausible that not only did Lia live with Barry for years, she also remembers much about their time together. Detailed memories, capable of being verified. Names, locations, visitors to the house. Witnesses who could corroborate what Lia says. She even retains many of Barry’s belongings from those days, including, if I’m reading correctly, vomit-stained blankets! She shows the blankets and other artifacts to the reporter. DNA, anyone?
Some have questioned the authenticity of Lia’s memories. Is she a charlatan, out for her 15 minutes of fame? Perhaps. But she must be (strike that: must HAVE BEEN) a very clever and daring person, to have invented such detailed memories. Memories that ring true and which hang together. Especially since the Indonesian media were taking her seriously and could easily do the legwork necessary to try to authenticate what she said. After all, they had well over a year from the time of these “inaugural” interviews until the time of her death, in Feb. 2010.
Ask yourself two questions: Why did Obama cancel that trip to Indonesia after Lia’s story came out? Why did Lia die so suddenly and mysteriously, as she was again being interviewed by Indonesian media, in anticipation of the Obama visit, planned for Spring 2010?
Then ask yourself these questions: Who had more to hide? Who is the bigger charlatan, fabricator, liar?
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