Obama Mystery Theater: SDN Menteng 1 School Graduation Photo

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We’ve been having fun lately, comparing photos of various Indonesian personages to our current president. See herehere and here, for examples. The photo at the top of this post is said to be of Barry Soetoro (aka Barack Hussein Obama II, circled) in 1969 or 1970, depending upon which source you read. As captioned by the Washington Post, the photo was taken at a graduation ceremony at SDN Menteng 1, the Muslim public school that Obama attended while he lived in Indonesia. Our post at this link examines Obama’s numerous schools and teachers, for more context.

The official story tells us that Barry attended Menteng for less than a year (’70-August ’71) and was in third grade when he began there, so he would have been about 8 years old at the time. The Huffington Post also stated that the photo shown above was taken at SDN Menteng. Yet Barry looks much too young, unless he’s younger than he admits.

Why would Barry be at that school unless he attended the school at the time? The Jakarta Forum places the photo “circa 1970” and refers to the other students as his “classmates,” which leads one to believe that he was a student there, too. Perhaps the graduate was his adopted sister Holiyah “Lia” Soetoro Sobah, whom he disavows?

Lia said that she was four years older than Barry, so perhaps she did graduate from elementary school in 1970, with her new brother being there to congratulate her. The young lady in the white dress, standing in the center, next to the teacher, looks very much like Lia.

Lia Soetoro Sobah from You Tube

Lia Soetoro Sobah from You Tube

More about Lia here.

Now look closely at the two boys whose faces are circled in the image at this link: Rully Dasaad and Widiyanto. See the image below.

These two boys were particular friends of Barry’s; Rully being often quoted with regard to his time at school with his new found friend Barry. Both boys apparently attended the Besuki school (aka SDN Menteng) with Barry. Was the photo taken at Santo Fransiskus Asisi, the Catholic school, and not at SDN Menteng? Why the confusion? Or is it deliberate obfuscation? We’re told that Barry spent 3 of his 4 Indonesian years at the Catholic school, and yet there are no photos. All the photos are from the Muslim school; and there are Rully and Widiyanto, with a very young-looking Barry at the Muslim school.

Rully looks taller than Barry and, in my opinion, Widiyanto looks heavier. Does Barry  look taller or significantly chubbier than the others, as is often claimed by numerous informants, who wereobama-with-widiyanto-rully- - Copy interviewed about their initial recollections of young Barry Soetoro?

By the way, the girl in the white dress who may be Lia is second from left, in front.

Because she’s wearing that pretty white dress and standing near the teacher, she seems to be a person of honor and so, perhaps, a graduate.

A closer look at all of the children in the photo reveals that several look decidedly not “Asian”. Click to enlarge.
menteng1969 - CopyMany who claim to remember Barry from his time in Indonesia make it a point to state that he was taller, fatter, darker, and had curlier hair than all of the other children, which made him stand out and caused him to be the butt of bullying, teasing, and jokes. Look carefully again at the photo. There’s a boy on the far left, standing in front, who looks more like Barry than Barry himself. His hair looks curly and his skin looks dark. He seems taller, too. Could someone have misidentified Barry Soetoro, circling the wrong child?

Either the news agencies are wrong about the year and the school, or Obama attended the Muslim school earlier than the official story says, or else he was much younger when he attended the Muslim school than the official story says. Oddly enough, Barry also was spotted in school in Hawaii in 1969, so about the same time. Below is a photo of Barry with another friend, Scott. That photo was captioned by Scott’s mother, identifying the year as 1969. The drawings on the bulletin board indicate this was near Christmas, 1969.

Scott Inoue and Barack, Noelani Elementary School, 1969  Ducky

How could Barry look younger in 1970 than he did in 1969?

Another photo of Barry at school in Indonesia turned up recently. A blogger kindly captioned the photo to indicate who’s shown. Many of these children are mentioned in a story at this link. Another story mentions Onny Padmo, and says that he and Barry went to school together in 1971. This photo is captioned “3rd Grade ’70”, but Barry looks older than he did in the photo at the top of the post. FO/INDONESIA

Both Pak Effendi and Ibu Karim, the teachers, are mentioned in our post about Barry’s teachers. The photo above is blurry, but the version at this source is clearer and provides more information about the image:

Caption: JAKARTA, INDONESIA – UNDATED: … photo of Obama and his classmates at Elementary School SDN Menteng 1 in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. President Barrack Obama’s Third Grade school photograph taken in 1970. The future president is in the centre of the picture, standing behind a teacher in the third row, three pupils in from the right, wearing a beret. His class teacher, Effendi, is standing back left. President Obama must pull American troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq if he is to win over the Muslim world, says his cousin, Haryo Soetendro. … (Photo by Barcroft Media / Getty Images)

The caption states that the photo was taken at the Muslim school, but the name given to the jpg image at the blog source includes “obama-catholic-school”. Another mistake?

The photo of Barry in a beret must have been taken only months after the photo of Barry with Scott in Hawaii. The article at this link contains the beret photo and other images of Barry in school in Indonesia, as shown by yet another childhood friend of Barry’s: Sonni Gondokusumo. Perhaps it’s only an illusion that Barry seems younger in one photo than in the other.


142 responses to “Obama Mystery Theater: SDN Menteng 1 School Graduation Photo

  1. O’ how true…. U R Mark…..

    • Sad, but true.

      They don't let us, as a matter of fact. They just pretend to let us. Already the meme is being developed. The Repubs won't take the Senate because SCOTUS affirmed the "war on women", which energized the "female base", and because the Repubs wouldn't give amnesty, which energized Hispanics, so there’s the excuse that will be given to explain away all the VOTE FRAUD that’s coming.

  2. ILLEGALS = Secrecy + gov. Camps as THEY Protect & SERVE THEM
    O’ I SEE… the GAME is REALLY ON! .. & it’s Not the WORLD CUP


    • Where do they get off? Now we know this isn’t America anymore. Since when do government contractors (allegedly hired by Baptists) have a right to threaten doctors and nurses with ARREST? I wish one brave medico would go ahead and be arrested and see how far this prosecution would go in any court. Scabies and lice are simple to cure. But there are diseases that can’t be cured and this is one way to introduce them here without needing any “biological weapons”. These ARE biological weapons and Barry’s “Brown Shirts” are spreading them around the country. What I found interesting was how some were blocked in CA (it was CA, wasn’t it? Yep.) and the news implied, of course, that the people were racist. Now CA is full of brown people so I would hazard a guess that at least half the blockers were other brown people. I reported here, but the lamestream didn’t nationally, of course, how in VA a group of US citizens, at least half of whom were black, blocked allowing Barry to park illegals in a now-closed historically black college. WTF is he up to with this? Todd Starnes is a well respected and accurate reporter.

      • Fox did do a correction –

        Editor’s Note: The contractor running the refugee camp at Lackland Air Force Base is “BCFS,” not “Baptist Family and Children’s Services” – as noted in a previous version of this story.

        But still, your point is well taken Miri. So who is BCFS? Kevin C. Dinnin of San Antonio is President and CEO. I did not looked into him much, but I did look some into Catholic Relief Services which is an agency of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The USCCB’s (US Conference of Catholic Bishops) report on [illegal] Migration is below. If you want your blood pressure to rise read their recommendations too welcome and make citizens out of these trespassers, that starts on page 8 of the pdf below.

        From November 16-23, 2013, a delegation from Migration and Refugee Ser
        vices of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (MRS/USCCB) traveled to
        southern Mexico and Central America to examine and understand the flight of unaccompanied migrating children and youth from the region.

        Click to access Mission-To-Central-America-FINAL-2.pdf

        Catholic Relief Services, who sits on their Board of Directors? Sister Carol Keehan.


        Remember her? Sister Carol Keehan.

        What Did CHA’s Carol Keehan Know and When Did She Know It?

        Register news analysis: As threats to religious liberty escalate, critics say it’s time to establish who truly speaks for the Church in the United States.

        by JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND 02/14/2012

        WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Feb. 10 confirmed that his administration was offering an “accommodation” to religious groups opposed to a controversial federal rule requiring private health plans to provide contraception and abortion services.

        As reported in the media, church-affiliated employers would not have to directly cover those services; instead, their insurance plans would cover them.

        The announcement prompted an expression of gratitude from Daughter of Charity Sister Carol Keehan, the president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, and a polite, but wary response from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which said they needed to study the proposed modification.

        That evening, the bishops’ conference formally rejected the president’s “accommodation” as essentially meaningless.
        Snip ~
        Special Treatment?

        However, media reports suggest that Sister Carol received special treatment from the White House. A Feb. 10 New York Times story reported that the president’s “accommodation” was designed specifically to address Sister Carol’s concerns, not those of the U.S. bishops.

        “The fight was for Sister Carol Keehan — head of an influential Catholic hospital group, who had supported President Obama’s health-care law — and Catholic allies of the White House seen as the religious left,” reported the Times.

        Richard Doerflinger, the U.S. bishops’ chief lobbyist on life issues, confirmed that the conference had not received the relevant documents regarding the reported “accommodation” until Friday evening and that more information arrived on “Saturday, Feb. 11, at 5:27pm.”

        After the close of the Friday workday, said Doerflinger, the conference was finally able to sift through all the documents — only to conclude that nothing of substance had changed since the HHS final rule was approved last month.


        And then we also have Mark Linton. Obama’s campaign had hired Mark Linton, was a legislative aide working on poverty and other social policy issues in Obama’s Senate office, as its National Catholic Outreach Coordinator. Linton, had previously worked for Catholic Relief Services.

        I’m sure there are many more connections, these are two I found. So far 😉

        • As an added too the above –

          Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

          Published: August 16, 2012

          Program Goal
          Through its network of caretakers, the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program helps unaccompanied minor refugees develop appropriate skills to enter adulthood and to achieve social self-sufficiency.
          Program Description

          The program establishes legal responsibility, under State law, to ensure that unaccompanied minor refugees and entrants receive the full range of assistance, care, and services which are available to all foster children in the State; a legal authority is designated to act in place of the child’s unavailable parent(s). Reunification of children with their parents or other appropriate adult relatives is encouraged, through family tracing and coordination with local refugee resettlement agencies. Additional services provided include: indirect financial support for housing, food, clothing, medical care and other necessities; intensive case management by social workers; independent living skills training; educational supports; English language training; career/college counseling and training; mental health services; assistance adjusting immigration status; cultural activities; recreational opportunities; support for social integration; and cultural and religious preservation.

          Refugee children who enter the U.S. with family but experience a family breakdown may be eligible to participate in the URM program. ORR’s State Letters on reclassification to URM status provide the standards used to determine if such a child may access the program.

          Children eligible for the URM Program are under age 18, are unaccompanied, and are:

          Victims of Trafficking

          Two lead voluntary agencies− Lutheran Immigration Refugee Service (LIRS) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) − help ORR with the unaccompanied refugee minor program.


          • What did she do, get a makeover? Compare Keehan’s photo in your article to the one at Wikipedia.

            She looks like one of Barry’s fellow travelers and I’m just sayin’. In more than one sphere, if you get my drift. There are Catholics and there are “catholics” like Pelosi and this Keehan woman. There are also communist “catholics”. There are also fake “catholics”, which I would call this woman, despite that she’s wearing a (symbolic) habit. Here’s some interesting proof:

            “In a statement dated May 21, 2010, the three bishops who were most involved in the health-reform topic at that time — Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, N.Y., and Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City — reaffirmed the U.S. bishops’ position and made clear that it is the role of bishops to make moral judgments and provide guidance to Catholics, not the task of individuals or groups. They specifically named the CHA, and concluded that the organization’s “fundamental” disagreement with the bishops had “resulted in confusion and a wound to Catholic unity.”

            Sister Carol nevertheless continued to pronounce on moral matters when she issued a statement through CHA on Dec. 22, 2010, supporting St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix for a decision to allow an abortion.

            She openly disagreed with Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, who had judged the hospital to be in violation of the USCCB’s “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.” She wrote: “They carefully evaluated the patient’s situation and correctly applied the ‘Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services’ to it, saving the only life that was possible to save.”

            Mercy Sister Margaret McBride, the hospital’s director, was excommunicated for her role in the abortion. She later repented and was restored to full communion with the Church.”

            Catholic teaching on abortion is CLEAR and unequivocal. It’s murder. You can’t be pro-abortion or complicit in any abortion and continue to call yourself a Catholic.

  3. SO ….. R THEY ONCE AGAIN…… PLAY with ORLY ????

  4. Bioweapons & Viruses/ Genetic Engineering @ coast to coast.com
    Date ~ 06-30-14 ~ Host: ~George Noory ~Guests:~Steve Quayle,
    Appearing author & researcher Steve Quayle discussed biowarfare, a
    new Ebola outbreak, viruses, chemtrails, & genetic experimentation. Of particular concern about the new spread of Ebola in Africa is that scientists say they can’t tie down the Specific Strain, he reported. Some have called it a previously unseen strain, which suggests to Quayle that it’s a genetically altered form. He connected the mysterious deaths of microbiologists & the exit of numerous leaders & scientists from the CDC over the last 10 years to ~~~~~ a PLAN to LOWER …. the World’s Population.
    “The fastest way to do that is with genetically altered strains of some
    of the most deadly viruses in the world,” he asserted.

    Sharing an update on ChemTrails, he said he was contacted by a person who took photos at a secret airbase in Nevada, “where all the chemtrail planes are loaded and unloaded.” Quayle expressed apprehension that chemtrail spraying could be a kind of delivery agent–
    “an atmospheric Petri Dish of the Chemical & Biological Weaponeers.” He also cited how IMMigrants ~~~~~~~~~~ O’ O’ O’ ~~~~~~~~~
    coming into the US WithOut medical screening could be used as “INfectons,” people INtentionally EXposed to some of the MOST Deadly Pathogens with the GOAL of Spreading Disease. “I think that is…Either INsanity or the most WELL-Planned BIOlogical WEApons delivery …
    program that’s ~~~ E V E R …been put into Operation,” he remarked.
    ~~~ TONS of great info ~ past & present @ coasttocoast.com

    • Gee, all they have to do is send some “unaccompanied” and infected children across the border and then Barry’s incident management team will spread them and the FATAL epidemic throughout the country, under the guise of being a “humanitarian”. Agenda 21 is designed to lower the population of the world.

  5. O’…. let’s count the stack of human HEADS 4 ~ WHAT?


  6. 2004 with “Michael Shrimpton” Uk National Security Lawyer … on
    the Alex Jones Show


    • We knew he would do this. We just didn’t know exactly how. Cloward-Piven. Alinsky. Manufactured crisis. Sprinting to the finish line before Nov. or 2016.

    • And this also explains why the politicos LIKE PELOSI who go to these refugee camps won’t MEET WITH THE CHILDREN themselves. You see, it’s okay for them to infect us but not important people like Pelosi.

      • Tyler Johnson ~ Remember “La Raza” stands 4 “The Race” but
        I am the Racist because I am White & tired of the Law-Less-Ness
        that surrounds these idiots & this government.

        • I know. What’s ironic is that “La Raza” really isn’t a race. It’s a mixture. That’s if you believe in the concept of “race” in the first place. Bigots, is what they are. Narrow-minded bigots with self-esteem problems. Nobody needs to be “proud” of something they have no control over (race) unless they feel inadequate in all other ways.

  7. Check out Strunks’ updated petition. Lots of great exhibits.

    Strunk et al. v US DOS et al USDC DC 14-cv-00995…

    • Good luck to him. Think it will go anywhere? So there’s another photoshopped image: the copyright on his book. I’m guess that to provide false information on a copyright is probably a crime, too.

    Nice colored … bumper sticker LOGO’S … 4 ALL 2 SEE! ~ I’m MAD!


    • And there you have the “why”. Barry is blaming the Congress and the law for why he “can’t” send these kids back where they came from. Because some obscure law (since when does he follow laws?) says if these unaccompanied children (that he knew were coming since January) aren’t from Mexico or Canada, then they can’t be sent back immediately. So he contrives to get a flood of “unaccompanied children” from Central America (WHERE DID THEY GET THE MONEY TO PAY THE COYOTES?) and then Congress won’t be able to change the law because Barry will have ORDERED the DemoncRATS NOT to comply UNLESS it’s “comprehensive immigration reform” and so there you have it! Of course, he COULD enforce the border and then they will be MEXICO’S problem as they should be because MEXICO is, has to be, complicit in allowing them across a thousand miles of their territory and then through the MEXICAN side of the border. I’m telling you. Some day somebody’s going to find the smoking gun for THIS scheme, too. Just like with Fast and Furious. There will be the “looking for the parents in the USA” and then the “asking the parents for the whereabouts of their children in Central America” and then the “contacting the people who control those children” and then the “giving them the money to pay the transportation costs and the coyotes” (OUR money, no doubt), and then the orders to NOT have border agents at specific points along the border (let’s guess it’s an Indian reservation) and then, VOILA! A “humanitarian crisis” that Barry can and will blame on Republican obstinacy and the Tea Party for not passing or allowing AMNESTY (aka “comprehensive immigration reform”). I heard that a huge majority of Americans oppose this invasion across our borders and MOST are following this story closely.

      Rush said, ” There’s no way that out of the blue, in the Summer of 2014, that 60,000 unaccompanied kids start showing up on the Hobo Express.

      It just doesn’t happen on its own. What kind of parents would just, you know, waive good-bye to little Jose out the front door and say, “Make sure and write”? They’re being sent. The parents know that if the kids get there, they get to stay, and that’s what matters to them — and it’s a Bush-era law. So Obama’s found it, is exploiting it, and trying to put pressure on the Republicans to do amnesty as we speak.”

      True. What’s amazing to me is that twice today I heard radio hosts say what I said the other day: THE CRIME IS COMMITTED BY THE PARENTS WHO NEGLIGENTLY SEND THEIR CHILDREN ALONE ACROSS THE BORDER OR WHO SEND MONEY TO HAVE IT DONE. THEY SHOULD BE ARRESTED. They sure shouldn’t be rewarded by being “reunited” with their kids and they all get to stay here ILLEGALLY and collect benefits that are DENIED to our people. I read a great letter to the editor recently. Here’s an excerpt:

      ” … We are advised not to judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are told to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. We are told every election that Social Security is running out of money, but there is plenty for welfare and food stamps. Note that the first benefit was earned and the second was not. Finally, we are cutting pay and benefits to our brave military that protects our country, but we are not stopping or cutting the level of benefits for illegal aliens. …”

      I think THAT’S the voice of a typical American. An American of ANY color. We are united on this one, I suspect.

    muslims feelers …. might get HURT! O’ O’ O’ ….


  10. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Just for shots & giggles, could someone enlarge the still @ 3:05? Probably nothing, but w/ this group, one never knows……https://m.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm=15p0fj34k#/watch?v=5mGeghItZ5U

  11. “newest…..addition” … born? somewhere?…. June 10…. sound like
    a cover UP 2 ME…. just what the masses wanted 2 hear? not true?

    • Alas, the “NYT article” does .” NOT say …. that Dr. Blanchard ” …

      had delivered Obama’s daughters. Instead, what the article says is
      “Mr. Nesbitt’s wife, Dr. Anita Blanchard, delivered “nearly all” the
      children …. [of Obama & his closest friends in Chicago], …….
      & the … “adults became” …. their godparents.”

      So did they maybe also …. adopt ….little chitlin’s one & all ???

  12. Did we stroll by this one? I missed a lot of it if so…. YIKES!
    Baby Baby Baby….. very weird as is everything we touch!!!
    ~ + Orly letters near the end of comments


    • I remember that one from when it was published. I found that newspaper article, too. Note that someone can be “born” on a certain date and others can be changing diapers without those others being the person the child was born, too. I’m just sayin’, not that there’s any evidence otherwise; but it is kind of odd that the man himself is the one “reporting” the happy news and not the official sources. In addition, someone’s personal friend can deliver a baby born to surrogates as well as any other doctor can. In fact, it’s probably more likely that the to-be-the-family picks the doctor, but who knows? Surrogacies and adoptions are often arranged by OB/GYNs who, of course, often come across available children in their line of work. Lots of times, the doctors or nurses themselves become the adopting parents. They have an inside track. As with SAD, there aren’t any photos of a pregnant mom, but when she wasn’t “famous” (or infamous, as the case may be) at that time, then who knows? Supposedly she took the babies to work and even nursed them there (isn’t that the tale?) so there ought to be plenty of people who remember those events who also aren’t sayin’ much about it. That’s news to me that Orly has an informant saying the child was adopted from Morocco.

  13. Yep….nothing 2 READ…. BUTT” ….. TONS of Glossy Photos!
    & where does the money go….?


    • “At the time Nesbitt enrolled, Columbus Academy had no African-American teachers. On at least one occasion, the academy’s former headmaster, Bo Dixon, said Nesbitt declared he was leaving, distraught that he was not tallying the straight A’s he had in public school and worried about the sacrifices his mother was making.

      “I just told him, ‘Marty, I totally respect what you’re feeling,'” Dixon said. “‘But just put it out of your mind. You’re not leaving. I’m handing you a diploma in three years. And four years after that, I’m going to watch you graduate from college. And if you find a girl who will put up with you, I’m going to eat cake at your wedding. And I’ll be at your 40th birthday party too.” (Dixon attended all of those events.)

      When Princeton University, Dixon’s alma mater, rejected Nesbitt for admission a few years later, the headmaster flew to New Jersey to confront the admissions officer in person and threatened to never send another Columbus Academy graduate Princeton’s way if the school didn’t reconsider.”

      All you need to know.

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