Skip to comments.The Truth About Obama's forged birth certificate: What Polarik never told you.
Posted on 08/15/2008 11:27:14 AM PDT by Polarik
Granted, you may find it a little strange for an author to talk about himself in the third person. But, for what I have to say, I should be the one to tell you.
I'm going to share with you everything that there is to know about the infamous image of Obama's alleged "birth certificate. For those FReepers who are new to the forum, or who have only recently started learning about the birth certificate controversy, you will be brought up to speed on one of the most bizarre events in American politics.
For those of you who know me and have closely followed my work, and that of others, much of what I say today will not come as a surprise.
Yet, even they will be shocked, for I intend to talk about things that I have never said before. What this post will not be is anything spiteful or derogatory. I've learned my lesson from my recent meltdown. I will not be cracking on anyone personally or on their work. In fact, I will not even mention them by name. But, you will learn why their work fell by the wayside, and why mine stood the test of time and weathered all attempts to discredit it. I will be telling you all of the facts as I know them. If any toes get stepped on, it will be from the boots of Truth.
One of the most important lessons I learned by conducting this research is that the Leftists who support Obama unconditionally, will not listen to anything you say if it involves Omama, no matter how reasonable, logical, and truthful it may be. Again, I won't mention their names, either -- but, if you do, then I will tell you what I said to them, and what they said to me. As a little hint, one of their names begins with a "K."
First a recap of the past two months. When the image first appeared on the Daily Kos (and then on OBama's website), I was the first person to brand it as a forgery through empirical research. However, before making such a bold claim, I knew that I had to demonstrate how and why Obama's "Certification of Live Birth" image was not a genuine copy.
Here are the "COLB" hard facts (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Discovering that a graphic forgery had been committed, and proving it, are two different things. Before my analyses ever hit the blogsphere, I took many steps to verify my results. The extra work paid off because, at the end of this two-month ordeal of my own making, I'm the last expert still standing.
While other experts have been subsequently discredited, I stood behind my work and weathered the storms of criticism that I knew would come. The most important thing that I wish to acknowledge is that I never did it for glory or media attention. I never ran to anyone else to pimp my story. I never said anything that I knew was false. I never promised one thing and then failed to keep that promise. I never said "Wait for my final report," and then turned tail and hide.
I laid all of my cards on the table. When it came to making my case, I held nothing back, and if I made a mistake, or was in error, I readily admitted it rather than make excuses for it. I kept it real, and never changed the results to fit my conclusions.
Although I'm pleased to say that I was right all along, and that I thoroughly debunked this forgery and the counterarguments of my detractors, I'm still not interested in garnering accolades or seeking media attention. I never had it to begin with so why would I want it now?
Rather, I'd like to think that I played a small part in bringing people to justice for trying to defraud the American public. Yes, there are greater issues at stake than confirming this image document to be a forgery. Yet, it's things like this that speak to the heart of the matter, that reveal the wolf in sheep's clothing, that confirm our worst fears about the most inept, corrupt, and dangerous Presidential candidate in history.
I'm here today to bring everyone up to speed on all that transpired, from June 12 to August 12, in the Obama Birth Certificate controversy. I'm also here to tell you that there were more than a few things that I intentionally held back, but not because I wanted to hide them.
We now know that there is such a thing as a "Certification of Live Birth," that it is quite different from a regular birth certificate, and that it is what Hawaii now issues in place of one. Before this controversy started, it's doubtful that more than a handful of people, with no ties to Hawaii, had ever seen a COLB.
Nevertheless, this document image drew a lot of criticisms for its content. There were complaints about why the Certificate Number was blacked out. There were complaints about how the race of Obama's father was listed as "African." There were complaints about the lack of relevant information, such as in which hospital (if any) Obama was born. There were questions about his date of birth.
While others were focusing their attention on the content, I was focusing on the structure of the image. This image was being touted as a true reproduction of a paper document. However, I immediately noticed the telltale signs that were indicative of graphic alterations made to an existing image.
While my detractors were trying to explain them away as "artifacts," I was making literally hundreds of test images to prove that these black-and-white pixels were not artifacts, but deliberate alterations.
We now know that long before the Daily Kos COLB image was ever "manufactured," as I called it, there was one, and only one COLB posted on the Net. For identification purposes, I will call this, the PD COLB, and "PD" refers to the initials of the person whose name is on the document.
This fact is significant because I later discovered that the Daily Kos COLB was the "spitting image" of the PD COLB. In other words, the PD COLB was the one used as a template to create the forgery. It was absolutely NOT Maya Soetoro's COLB. Before reaching this conclusion, I tried to replicate the procedures of the person making that claim, as well as using my own methodology. I could not find any evidence that Maya's COLB was used to make the Kos image. But, I was not at all surprised by the lack of confirmation.
To put it mildly, I had doubts about the veracity of the procedures used and the conclusions made, because I had every reason to question the fidelity of the finder. Originally this individual was supposed to work conjointly with me and another blogger who used to frequent FR. The three of us were supposed to produce a joint report -- that is, until that person ran off to Atlas Shruggs to shut us out.
Having him turn renegade on us was not what really bothered me. I was more concerned about how he suddenly became knee-deep in actual paper COLBs and assorted COLB images. I wondered, "Why did he make such low resolution, out-of-focus scans from original paper COLBs? Why were only the 2001 to 2003 COLB scans in such poor shape when all of the 2006 to 2008 COLBs looked exactly the same as Michle's COLB (the only COLB from that later time period)? Why was so little of them shown (I saw only the corners) when Michele's COLB was a full, uncropped scan?
If you're getting the sense that I doubted the existence of all these extra COLBs, then you'd be right on the money. However, I promised to support the work of this person as a favor to other member of this now forgotten trio. I wonder if you really know what it was like for me to be sidelined, while doing my best to keep my suspicions to myself. That is, until now, after the Israel Insider discredited him and he has gone into hiding.
Over at my Townhall.Com blog, The Greater Evil, I describe the forger as a shadowy character I dubbed, "Dr. X." Some people think that the forger is a member of the Obama campaign. I'd like to think of him as an outsider, but one who has personal ties to someone deep inside the Obama camp. If the Obama camp ever needed to pull a "plausible denyability" scenario out of their bag of tricks, if the sh*t hits the fan, throwing an outsider under the bus would be far more preferable.
Will we ever get to know who is that person? Will he stay hidden in the wings, never to be heard from again? Only time will tell. I would love to find out who did this and why they thought they could pull it off.
I thank all of you for your kind support.
I will be greatly surprised if the MSM isn’t ready to crucify you to no end. “HOW DARE YOU CALL THE MESSIAH A FRAUD.”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I believe you , I just don’t have the knowledge to understand you . If I had an ounce of technical savvy I would steal you work and sell it to the National Enquirer .
Isn't it the MESSIAH who gets crucified in the end?
If you give me some of the action, I'd let you. :-)
Let me see if I understand what you’re saying.
A deliberate forgery was created knowing it would be uncovered, just so they could later debunk the forgery accusations while never supplying the original...
Am I getting this right?
“Bitmap palettes are limited to 256 colors “
Ah, no. Bitmaps, to include DIBs, can be 32 bit color to include an alpha blending value. 8-bit bitmaps are rtestricted to 256 colors, but not all bitmaps.
Don’t forget to thank the lefty loons at Media Matters for going berserk this morning and alerting the entire MSM that technical experts have concluded that the COLB is forged. Which of course they do not believe. ;-).
Thanks so much for the clear information. The real question is if O was born in Hawaii why forge a COLB? I think we know the answer. I bet this issue is at least in part, why he is in Hawaii right now.
Again thanks for the great work.
bump for later
The question of whether Obama can supply either an authentic COLB or original birth certificate in the name of Barack Obama II is more problematic, IMO.
Ron....who is PD who the COLB really belongs to????
It won’t be an October surprise. It will be an August surprise. Just about the time PIAPS gets her floor vote at the convention.
Hussein Obama could learn something from the chicom’s Olympic girl gymnastics’s “birth certificates” or passports!!!
Interesting analysis, but I don’t have enough confidence about it yet to endorse your conclusions. There may be plausible explanations for the anamolies besides forgery.
Thanks. I’ve been following these threads with great interest but a lot of the details are pretty abstruse and I have a hard time following it.
And I can’t help thinking that, post-Rather, wannabe forgers have to know these things will be examined by people all over the world. Its like a ticking time-bomb waiting to go off when you least want it to. Or maybe the reverse, its a land-mine laid in there that can go off when you want it to.
So who made the forgery, who is pulling their string, and why won’t Obama just produce an original?
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