One thing that becomes more apparent by the day is that Barack Obama is at best prevaricating when he pretends to come from a humble background. The soon-to-be-released book by David Maraniss, excerpted by Vanity Fair magazine, reports that both of Obama’s white college girlfriends were wealthy and from prominent families, as were his many Pakistani friends. What are the odds that all of Barry’s chums were rich?
Of course, Obama supporters will likely rationalize that since he attended the creme de la creme of colleges–on loans and scholarships, of course–then he had no choice but to befriend the wealthy because he was the only “poor” student. Note, however, that one must very carefully read all mainstream media articles about Obama’s past, as well as the many authorized biographies, to discern truth from planned befuddlement.
What’s seldom publicized in the mainstream media are the circumstances of his childhood–that the homes in which he lived in Indonesia were relatively luxurious and that the family had many servants such as chauffeurs, cooks, maids, and nannies for the three children.
The house was a pavilyun, an annex on the grounds of a bigger main house. It had three bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, a library and a terrace. Like the households of other Indonesians who could afford it, it had a sizable domestic staff. Two female servants shared a bedroom; two men — a cook and a houseboy — slept mostly on the floor of the house or in the garden. The staff freed Ann from domestic obligations to a degree that would have been almost impossible in the United States. There were people to clean the house, prepare meals, buy groceries and look after her children — enabling her to work, pursue her interests and come and go as she wanted.
Yes, three children, unless you believe the falsehood that Lia Soetoro Sobah was Barry’s nanny and not his adopted sister.
How could Lia be Barry’s nanny, when the mainstream media recently introduced us to Turdi (aka Evie), his transgender, biologically-male nanny? That’s Turdi at the top of this post, in drag, obviously much younger than s/he is today.
Lia can hardly enlighten us, because like so many others, she’s conveniently deceased, having died suddenly and mysteriously on her way to an interview with the media, before Obama as suddenly canceled his visit to Indonesia.
It’s possible that the Indonesian word that our media translated as nanny is more accurately translated as babysitter. It’s likely that Lia, being four years older than Barry, was at times recruited to watch her younger brother, as many sisters are. If you’re thinking that Lia was one of those two female servants, think again. Lia reports having her own bed but that she shared a bedroom with Barry. In her own words, she described to the Indonesian media how she came to live in the Soetoro home, and how Barry was brought to Indonesia to be her brother. Her surname was Soetoro.
So there were three children in the Lolo Soetoro household: Barry and Lia, together from 1967 until early 1971, when Barry was sent to Hawaii; and Barry’s younger half-sister Maya, who was added to the family in August 1970. Adopted sister Lia lived in the household before Barry was brought over from Hawaii.
Barry remained a short time in Indonesia after his half-sister Maya’s birth. There’s a much-seen photo of the family taken in Indonesia when Maya was just months old. (Many believe this photo is heavily photoshopped and that Barry was added to the image.)
Not long after Maya’s birth, Barry (but not Maya) was sent packing to live with his grandparents in Hawaii, where he was enrolled in the extremely expensive Punahou school. One has to wonder if there was a reason other than education that prompted the separation of these siblings.
Was Barry jealous of his new sister, who arrived nine years after his birth and who was doted upon by his mother and even his “beloved” white grandmother, Toot, who traveled to Indonesia to see the new baby?
Could the young girl in the background, above, be Lia? What’s curious is that another photo shows Barry and Maya with Maya’s nanny:
This woman is not identified in the caption, but her face is not Turdi’s.
So the question now is: Did each child have a nanny?
Turdi, then a cook, met Stanley Ann Dunham at a cocktail party in 1969, when Barry was 8. “Ann” hired Turdi to work in her home; he later became Barry’s “caretaker.” Not long afterward, Maya was born. The story goes that Turdi remained with the family until they left “in the early 1970s.” Barry went to Hawaii in 1971, to live with his grandparents.
When Maya came along, did she get her own nanny? It appears so.
There seems to be no mention of Lia Soetoro Sobah or Turdi/Evie in Janny Scott’s definitive biography of Stanley Ann Dunham, (so far as I can tell by searching Google books.) We can easily see from the photo of Maya’s nanny, that she is NOT Lia Soetoro Sobah.
If Lia were Barry’s nanny, then why was Turdi hired? Why do the biographers mention some of the hired help, such as Saman, who reported that Ann Dunham beat Barry with Lolo’s belt and that Barry at times struck Saman? (A regular little bully towards the domestic help.)
Why is Lia discussed in the Indonesian media and even in the Indonesian consular records, but definitely not discussed in any of the authorized biographies?
Nanny or adopted daughter, you’d think someone who spent 4 years with Barry, even slept in the same room with him, would deserve a mention.
Why was Turdi hired as Barry’s nanny? Why was this cross-dressing nanny not mentioned in any of the biographies? You’d certainly think that deserved a mention, if not a photograph or two!
So many questions. So few answers.