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August 4, 2009

Obama fake Kenyan birth certificate based on real Australian doc

From Salon:
Over the weekend, Birther-in-Chief Orly Taitz released what could have been a shocking discovery: A document that was purportedly a certified copy of President Obama's Kenyan birth certificate, showing that he'd been born in Mombasa, Kenya, not in Hawaii.

It took just 48 hours to definitively expose Taitz's find as a forgery, and for the document that it was apparently based off of to surface. It's a certified copy of a birth certificate for one David Jeffrey Bomford, born in South Australia in April 1959.


The similarities are striking; they bear the same seal, have the same document numbers at the top left and top right corners and have identical book and page numbers. The names of the registrar and district registrar listed on each document are remarkably similar as well -- the source has the registrar listed as "G.F. Lavender," while the forgery names him as "E.F. Lavender." In the original, the district registrar is "J.H. Miller;" in the forgery, it's "M.H. Miller," and the M is slightly askew, overlapping the period.

The source material was indisputably published prior to the revelation of the forgery; it was available on a family genealogy Web site and popped up in Google image searches.

Fake Kenyan Birth Certificate

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Real Australian Birth Certificate

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President!


jaywillie said...

There are so many problems with the so-called Kenyan document that finding the Australian template for the forgery is just overkill.

My favorite flaw is the fact that the Republic of Kenya didn't exist in Feb. 1964 when the forgery is dated(not for another ten months!)

smrstrauss said...

The best way to disprove this forgery is to have someone check whether certified birth certificates in Kenya in 1964 cost what this one claims to have cost, seven shillings and six pence (7s6d). It is most unlikely that it cost anywhere near that. Seven shillings is a lot of money for a poor country like Kenya in 1964.

EdHeath said...

I have no way to evaluate whether the Australian BC existed first, and it is possible commonwealth BC's looked alike, but basically this is one more surreal spinoff of this whole sorry episode. I mean, the same numbers and everything, but different (sort of) names. Weird.

jaywillie said...

The best way to debunk this thoroughly debunked birth certificate is everything we know about it:

Kenya wasn't a Republican in Feb. 64.

Similarity of the names

Mombasa was not part of Kenya at the time

Who cares how much it cost? That's hardly the final "anil in the coffin."

It's a document from a country that at that point in time DIDN'T EXIST (it was still the Dominion of Kenya until 12/12/1964 when they became a Republica).

End of story. No more need be said.

the Other Ken said...

Kenyan birth certificate explained.

the Other Ken said...

Oh, by the way, the Kenyan birth certificate was created by a liberal blogger.

Birthers Punk'd! Hoax Kenyan Birth Certificate

I should have guessed, liberals have a lot of practice in faking documents.

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