I left this question over at Phil Berg’s web site, Obamacrimes.com, in November of 2009. I don’t know whether I didn’t see the answer at the time, or what. In any case an answer of sorts did appear. Here’s the question:
A particular point of interest to me regarding the Berg v. Obama lawsuit is the difference between the original complaint and the first amended complaint and how that came to happen.
After the original filing of the suit, quite a bit of media attention was focused on Phil Berg and his lawsuit, but I don’t think it caught hold in the minds of many folk until the amended complaint and the introduction of the affidavit by “Kweli Shuhubia” [not his real name] and the abbreviated version of the “grandmother tape”.
I am interested in how the contacts were made and what parties were involved in the affidavit and the tape. Was Ron McRae the intermediary? Did he approach Phil directly?
While it may be an unpopular view on this web site, I personally think Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. If this is true, the Shuhubia affidavit is a fraud. That means there was no district registrar, and no “top secret” birth certificate in Kenya. If it was a fraud, what was the motivation? Was it McRae’s fervent objection to abortion as murder, or was just another African scam? Did money change hands for “expenses”?
Of course, if Obama was born in Kenya, then everything is on the up and up.
Another difference between the original complaint and the amended complaint is the deletion of a passing reference to a Canadian birth certificate for Obama. Rumors exist that some folks paid money for copies of that certificate. I wondered if Phil could shed any light on that question, or whether this is just an aside he picked up on the Internet.
Here’s the answer from the person writing as “Paralegal.”
Hi Dr. Conspiracy,
Where to start.
The original complaint was literally thrown together very fast in order to have it filed before the Democratic Convention with the intent to amend it.
The Canadian birth certificate, that was sent to us via email – without mentioning names (you know we are in litigation) – it was not a very readable copy. This reference was removed when we discovered it was a hoax, so it was nothing intentional on our part. We did not pay any money for the Canadian B/C and never heard of the rumor that others did, so I can’t comment on this.
The interview of Obama’s grandmother was done in Kenya at Sarah Obama’s home on October 16, 2008. Present was the interviewer, a translator and a grandson of Sarah Obama’s. That is why you see several affidavits as well as the phone records. I cannot and will not divulge the true identities at this time.
Regardless of where Obama was actually born, and again we believe he was born in Kenya with the information we have, he (Obama) never reclaimed any US citizenship status he may have had and has failed to relinquish his Indonesian citizenship between the ages of 18-21. This is important because Indonesia did not recognize dual citizenship and Obama had the opportunity to reclaim his US Citizenship whether it was natural born, which we do not believe, or “naturalized”.
In order for Obama to have relinquished his Indonesia citizenship, he was required to send a sworn affidavit to the Indonesian Government. We cannot find any record of Obama complying with this. In addition, the State Department would have records relating to Obama reclaiming his US citizenship status, if he held such.
Next, the name issue. The last legal name we have for Obama is on his school record in Indonesia, which was Barry Soetoro. We cannot located any legal documents where he ever legally changed his name to Barack H. Obama.
Just to keep things straight, the First Amended Complaint in Berg v. Obama was filed October 6, 2008 and we did not receive the tape and affidavits regarding Obama’s grandmother until after October 30, 2008.
I hope I answered everything.
Of course, it doesn’t answer everything, because I really wanted to know about how Berg and McRae got hooked up. One thing I have learned since I wrote those questions is never to ask a lawyer a complex question because he can give you a long answer to just part of it, and the part you really didn’t care about that much.