One of the latest stories floating around Birferdom is that Israeli scientists have declared Obama’s long form birth certificate to be a phony. The story started with Jerome Corsi and World Net Daily(WND). This is just another one of his vain attempts to make himself, and the Birther cause, look respectable. Instead of the old “Look, a real live sheriff said it’s fake!“, now it’s “Look, a real live scientist said it’s fake!“
First WND gives you this teaser, where it looks like the whole dang nation of Israel is telling us something:
ISRAELIS: OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS PHONY
Then when you click on that link, you get this, where the eight million Israelis quickly devolves down to one website and one individual:
ISRAELI SCIENCE WEBSITE: OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE FORGED
Award-winning, former Netanyahu adviser behind assessment
Maybe Corsi could sell this Israeli Reduction technique to Iran for a few extra bucks? Anyway, here are a few excerpts, and the link follows:
Israel Science and Technology, the national database and directory of science and technology-related websites in Israel, has published an article asserting the long-form birth certificate released by the White House is a forged document.
The website was created by a former science adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel Hanukoglu, Ph.D.
Hanukoglu, an award-winning researcher, is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Department of Molecular Biology at Ariel University Center of Samaria in Ariel, Israel.
The professor established the first version of his website during his tenure as Netanyahu’s science adviser. The site has evolved into “the premier science and technology portal for Israel.”
The website says that the White House’s release of the Obama document in April 2011, after years of controversy, “raised in our minds the possibility that there could be something suspicious about the information available on this document.”
The website conducted an independent analysis and cites others who came to the same conclusion.
Well, this means you have to surf off to Israel to check this out:
and when you type “Obama birth certificate” into the site search, you get this, which I screen saved:
Rather than going straight to the “phony birth certificate” story, I hit the second link, which takes you to an October 27, 2008 article at rhe site. You know, to kind of check out Hanukoglu’s street cred a little. This anti-Obama screed pops up with a list of 27 reasons why you shouldn’t vote for Obama:
Imagine for a few moments that you are the Human Resources Director of a major multi-billion dollar corporation. You are sitting in your office when you receive a phone call from the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He tells you that the board is considering a candidate for a high-level executive position. He advises you to complete a thorough background investigation and have it to him within 10 days.
You immediately call the Private Detective Agency you have used for years and give them the name and address of the prospective candidate, along with the deadline for a high level security clearance. Your next move is to call your assistant to your office, giving him/her the candidate’s personal information along with instructions to ‘do your standard beginning background checks.’
Preliminary findings begin landing in your fax machine on the third day.
1. Your candidate has used more than one name.
5. On day four, you receive in the mail from the security agency two books the candidate has written. You read both books, highlighting the anti-American, anti-white racist passages. You note the admissions of drug use.
8. The fifth day brings to your special delivery mail: The complete background on Bill Ayers; his association with your candidate, his FBI criminal record, and a copy of the book ‘Rules for Radicals’ written by communist Saul Alinsky.
9. You are advised your candidate used tactics from ‘Rules for Radicals’ at his previous employment.
15. You receive printed transcripts of his pastor’s anti-White, anti-American ‘sermons’ and are advised your candidate has been close personal friends with this ‘pastor’ for two decades.
24. The candidate has surrounded himself with anti-American grievance mongers, and appears to manipulate ‘typical white people’ by appealing to their guilt about slavery. He is a socialist, and totally disenfranchised from the history of ‘root America .’
Hmmm, that doesn’t sound very much like science to me. It’s a fun read, and you need to read the whole thing, but it ain’t science. Science is supposed to be non-biased, and rational, and fair to both sides of an issue. But this stuff reads like a Jerome Corsiesque smear job.
By putting that on his website, Mr. Hanukoglu made his personal opinion of Obama very clear. Which there is nothing wrong with having an opinion, but how in the world can someone plaster over their opinions with a SCIENCE label, and not feel pretty cheesy about it???
Moving forward to what I am sure is going to be a fair and independent analysis of the birth certificate [NOT!!!], we find that Mr. Hanukoglu realizes this shticks out like a sore thumb on what is supposed to be a science website. So, he tries to fool us into believing there is a noble and scientific reason for it to be here:
Since this is a site of Science and technology, there is a need to explain why this site dedicates a page to expose forgery about a document related to Mr. Barack Hussein Obama. Mr. Obama is the President of the USA that is currently the leader of the Free World, and the most powerful country in the Western hemisphere. In his position as the President, the policies pursued by Mr. Obama affects the whole world and not just the USA.
Yeah. Sure. Then he does a little more editorializing, and plays around a little with opening the birth certificate pdf in a program, and wiggling it around some, and then passes the reader off to some links with a series of experts like Mara Zebest and the Cold Case Posse to tie up any loose ends. And this is supposed to be SCIENCE??? There is nothing new here that hasn’t been addressed and debunked before. This is just recycling old garbage. Here is the link so you can see for yourself:
This is just another smear job, this time with the aura of SCIENCE to cover up all the bullsh*t. Hanukoglu, aka Mr. Science, doesn’t explain to us which information on the long form image is false or how one would go about proving a document is forged by analyzing its image. It could be done, but so far none of the Birther experts, including him, have even come close. And Mr. Science provided no parameters for his research, and what he intended to prove, and how his findings proved anything. He didn’t even define what forgery is.
Which is also why the Cold Case Posse isn’t going anywhere. None of this wonderful group of so-called experts has laid out the basic elements of a forgery charge, because to do so would show how pitiful their efforts have been. Forgery is either creating false documents, or materially altering real ones with the purpose of defrauding someone of some benefit. All these Birther “experts” have proven is that they can’t figure out how a document was scanned and uploaded.
Another thing that I found interesting is where these articles are listed on his website. It is NOT in the science section of the website, but under the Arab-Israeli Conflict section under U.S. Policy. Definitely not the stuff of science. More like an editorial section. Here is the link:
You can find other fun stuff here, like:
To sum it all up, this piece is typical Jerome Corsi-ish World Net Daily-ish histrionic yellow-journalism CRAP. With a SCIENCE label slapped on it to fool the idiots. I am surprised that Israel Hanukoglu is stooping to this level and playing along. Meanwhile, Birthers are already holding hands and dancing horas to Hava Nagila. Rudy1776 is probably trying to sign up as a double naught spy for the Mossad.
What a bunch of meshuganas.
UPDATE!!! By using the Wayback Machine, Dr. Conspiracy has determined the analysis by Hanukoglu was originally put out nearly a year and a half ago in May 2011, and his method of analysis was so lame that it was even debunked by one of the BIRTHER experts, Garrett Papit:
Note 1. Links. For people who are interested in all the imaging aspects of the birth certificate question, Mr. John Woodman has written a book which debunks all that Birther nonsense. Here is a link to his website:
Note 2. The Caption. This is a word play on the dragon Image ( Puff, the Magic Dragon?) and a quote from the 1961 film, The Abominable Snow Rabbit starring Bugs Bunny, and Hugo The Abominable Snowman. A “Puff Piece” is:
A newspaper article or item on a television show using exaggerated praise to advertise or promote a celebrity, book, or event.
Note 3. Horas and Hava Nagila. Here is a groovy way to do it:
Here is a different version: