Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Because AMERICAN CITIZENS couldn't travel there at that time.
I can't find any source that states that US citizens absolutely could not travel to Pakistan in 1981. I'm not sure the government can
(constitutionally) prohibit travel by regular citizens. As far as I can tell, the State Department can restrict use of US passports, but cannot
prohibit people from traveling.
Can you help me out with a valid source? (I mean something "official", not a blog talking about Obama traveling there to be a secret Muslim.)
Remember, Obama didn't go from the US to Pakistan, he went from Indonesia to Pakistan. There's no way to know if he even used a passport. He may
have had an Indonesian passport since his family lived there.
You may want to read about the US Government's Travel Restrictions on
Americans Traveling Abroad
before you "buy" that the government can prohibit a person from traveling somewhere.
U.S. government officials assert that U.S. policies do not amount to restricting American citizens from traveling to any foreign destination, a
position some observers believe is designed to avoid a debate over the constitutionality of limits on Americans’ travel rights. Others contend that
those rights are indirectly abridged by limitations on the tools required to travel – primarily transportation, expenditure of currency, and
He must have used his Indonesian passport, it's the ONLY way he would have been allowed in the coutnry, proving his dual (possibly triple)
citizenship which would make him ineligible for POTUS due to conflict of interest.
Can you show me where having a dual citizenship makes a person ineligible to be POTUS?
We already know he went by the name Barry Soetoro as a child after he was adopted by Lolo Soetoro, gaining indonesian citizenship in the
Can you show me where Obama was legally adopted by Soetoro? Or that his name was legally changed from Obama to Soetoro? I know it's the name his
mother's husband used for him while he was in Indonesia, but do you have any proof that he was actually adopted and his name legally changed?
Anything on this alleged Indonesian citizenship?
He will not provide documentation that would allow us to know when or if he legally changed his name back to Barack Obama.
How can he provide documentation that does not exist? If his name was never legally changed to Soetoro, why would he change it back?
The republicans have all this information and will leak it after the convention, leaving us with one candidate for the General Election
Then, you don't have anything to worry about, do you?
In closing, it seems to me that you have made a LOT of assumptions to come to your conclusions. I'm afraid I would have to see official documentation
to believe that:
1. The US Government can constitutionally prohibit its citizens from visiting another country.
2. Obama has an Indonesian Passport.
3. Obama is a citizen of Indonesia.
4. Obama was legally adopted by Soetoro and legally changed his name
5. Obama has refused to provide to the US State Department, any and all pertinent records about his name and citizenship.