Former Marine: Obama said he was born in Kenya


Jim “Race Bannon” Bancroft is a former United States Marine and a highly respected member of the Free-Republic online-community where he goes by the name “Race Bannon.”

In early August of 1980, Bancroft was in Honolulu and had a chance meeting with Barack Obama. Bancroft even remembers where — in the vicinity of Kalakaua Blvd./Ave.

(Note from Eowyn: In August 1980, Obama would be 19 years old, home in Honolulu on his summer break after his first year as an undergraduate at Occidental College. Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya.)

Jim BancroftU.S. Marine Jim Bancroft (l); Obama in a 1980 photo taken by Lisa Jack.

As recounted by Bancroft:

He [Obama] also told me something that I never forgot, for it caused me to do some other things in an effort to be nice to him and possibly a favor. We spoke of where I had been and the world as I saw it. I told him I had been to Africa, Mombasa specifically, and he said to me abruptly, “I was born there.”

I told him he is not eligible to be president if that was true, but I remembered he said his mom was an American, so, maybe it was okay.

But it was what I did after, that makes this a true memory: I went back to the barracks and told others of this guy and suggested we all grab our photo albums and visit him again and show him pictures of Mombasa so he could see where he was from.

No one wanted to go, and at that time, my camera had failed me weeks before we hit Mombasa and it was late August or early September until I had borrowed someone else’s pictures to develop myself so I had copies of where I was. But I never forgot meeting that man for those reasons. I was going to do him a favor and show him his home country of birth. And I never went back for some reason, most likely I forgot to or just felt that a one time chance encounter would be meaningless to both of us and didn’t mean we were friends.

Bancroft then closes his testimonial with the following observation:

In the light of what is called “The Birther” movement, these memories are still foremost in my mind concerning this. While I cannot swear it was Barack Obama, all the details I do remember of that chance encounter fit the profile of the man who some people claim is born in Kenya and others claim he was born in Hawaii. The man I met was about 18, thin, mulatto [mixed race], told me he was born in Mombasa, raised overseas, was living in Hawaii and hadn’t yet been to many places in the world outside of those places, mostly, hadn’t been to the mainland of America for any long time period if at all. And he openly told me he wanted to be President.

And I remember that face, the face of a young man who sat on a table to my right front, his hands resting on the edge of the table, him leaning forward, his smile, all teeth. It was Barack Obama. I don’t know if I’d bet my life on it, but I am willing to tell people openly at the risk of my ridicule. I was there, and saw him, spoke to him, and he openly told me he was born in Mombasa, Kenya, not Hawaii .

H/t Obama Release Your Records

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Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.


Thank you for posting this, Dr. Eowyn.
I hope Race Bannon keeps out of harm’s way. He’s going after some very bad people.

Antoinette Pantoliano
Antoinette Pantoliano

Barry Soetoro is registered to vote at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Go to site and enter name Barry Soetoro
Zip 20500

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WOW – I checked into it and sure enough, there it is, Barry Soetoro! Thanks so much for this post. My sentiments, too: Jim, take care of yourself, watch your back, sides and front!


Why would he have a registered date of 10/15/12?

Karen M
Karen M

Too late to worry about this crap now….he has done the damage…stupid ass fucks voted for him.


Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this fascinating post. The Truth always comes out!


Agreed! Now, if only the Obamination would also come ‘out’, so to speak. I’ll believe a Marine over a President any time, unless the Pres had also been a Marine, then it would be ‘He said/he said,’ and open to discussion. But in Obama’s case, I don’t see what there is to discuss: he’s been planted by the ruling elite and we’re stuck w/him for many decades to come.

Between his fat retirement pay-outs and the costs of maintaining protection for the creep and the rest of his rat’s nest hanger-ons, think tens of millions to come….