If one was to believe the left wing media, Barack Obama’s 1981 trip to Pakistan was nothing more than an innocent visit a college friend and his family. Now I realize this is old news. But being that Obama’s COLB was proven to be a fake, and being that there have been questions about his citizenship, I think it’s important to revisit this whole business about taking a supposedly innocent trip to Pakistan in 1981.
Now, here’s what the Obama campaign originally had to say about the 1981 trip: (Via Daily Musings)
Apparently, according to the Obama campaign, In 1981 — the year Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University — Obama visited his mother and sister Maya in Indonesia. After that visit, Obama traveled to Pakistan with a friend from college whose family was from there. The Obama campaign says Obama was in Pakistan for about three weeks, staying with his friend’s family in Karachi and also visiting Hyderabad in Southern India.
But here’s what Daily Musings has to say about the situation in Pakistan in 1981.
Pakistan was in turmoil in 1981 and ruled of martial law. Millions of Afghan refugees were living in Pakistan, while the Afghan Mujahedeen operated from bases inside Pakistan in their war with the Soviets. One of the leaders that based his operation in Quetta, Pakistan was Usama Bin Laden (The Sheik).
Pakistan was on the banned travel list for US Citizens at the time and all non-Muslim visitors were not welcome unless sponsored by their embassy for official business.
The would be only a few reasons a young Westerner of the Muslim faith would travel to Pakistan in 1981:
To Participate in Jihad, which is the duty of every “True Believer”.
For religious education in a Wahabbi sect, Saudi funded, Madrassa.
In order to purchase drugs from the drug marketplace.
Pakistan was not a tourist stop nor the place to hang out with someone’s family in 1981.