i haz enter key?
Not to be a pain in the ass, but could you back the statement that Pakistan was verboten to US travelers. I have yet to see a real reference to it.
There are darker ways he could have traveled to Pakistan than the one you mentioned...
There are darker ways he could have traveled to Pakistan than the one you mentioned... and easier ones. He could have traveled to another country that didn't have a problem with Pakistan and flown from there... Or he could have flown under a fake passport provided by people we don't want to know about ... Didn't Oswald fly to Russia? Not saying that what Obama did was illegal. It's unlikely... odd - if you pin it down - ping me.
There was a travel advisory about going to Pakistan, not an outright travel Ban.
Doesn’t the left have some kind of hubub going over employees looking at Barry’s passport file or something?
A “cyber correspondent” without hyper links is like a TV correspondent without make-up and hairspray.
Suggest you go look up US State Department Travel Advisory for Pakistan in 1981, No. 81-33A
I was in Pakistan in 1979. There was nothing in 1981 that would have prevented an American from entering Pakistan other than Pakistani immigration officials.
This whole "birther" conspiracy is the wrong way to oppose Obama. If I were him, I wouldn't respond to document requests either; the Democrats benefit from the perception that the Right is populated with lunatics. The problem isn't his citizenship or his birthplace, it's his ideology.
Did he train at an al Qaeda camp while he was there?
You know, I have no idea what nation’s passport young Barry was traveling on in 1981, but to claim it couldn’t have been a US passport because Pakistan was on a “no travel” list of some kind is PURE CRAP.
I KNOW it is pure crap because I traveled to Pakistan in the same time frame on my US passport with no difficulty whatsoever. Not only that, but there were PLENTY of Americans there at the time, working on a myriad of projects. It wasn’t the nicest place in the world for an American, but the pay was good, and with a low profile, no more dangerous that a bunch of other places in the world where Americans toil.
Not only did I travel to Pakistan in the early 1980s, but also to Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Finland, Thailand, Indonesia, Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, and more. I mention this only to establish that I traveled a lot in those days, and a trip to Pakistan was not different in any way to going to any of these other places, you get a visa and go. It was NOT necessary to get any special State Department permission.
One more thing, just to clear up another possible misconception. Other countries don’t give a rat’s ass whether the US State Department have them on some sort of list when it comes to admitting visitors. What, does anyone think that when someone presents at an immigration station somewhere, the immigration official will pipe up with a “Sorry, your State Department has placed our country on a no visit list, so you can’t come in.”
That’s a laugher.
From all the research done on this... there was an advisory, not a ban.
You must have gotten all wrapped-up in the latest viral email regarding this subject, as your post is eerily similar to the bs email that my BIL forwarded to me a few days ago. But thanks for posting this misinformation about the travel “ban” for about the billionth time here on FR.
Hasn’t this one already been debunked as garbage?
Falls apart right off the bat. Pakistan was not and has never been on any U.S. State Department "no travel" list.
Complete and utter nonsense used only by those who wish to spread disinformation or those who are not intelligent enough to conduct proper research.
The key issue is that in 1981 Obama was in the US as a foreign student, with a scholarship that is reserved for foreign students exclusively, therefore he did not have a US passport because he wasn’t a US citizen. He still isn’t.
BTW I know several people who go to Cuba on business on a regular basis by going to some other country first. You can even go to Cuba from the UK.