The US State Dept.'s �countermisinformation� office headed
by Todd Leventhal is the subject of a nationally syndicated article originally
published in the Hartford
Courant, and reprinted in major papers, including the San Francisco
Leventhal, and the Bush administration�s �truth ministry�
(the US State
Department "Identifying Misinformation" Web Site) was previously
exposed by Wayne
Madsen as a shameless attack and cover-up apparatus. Madsen himself is the
target of many of Leventhal�s attacks.
Since Madsen�s 1995 expose, Leventhal�s ministry has
obviously remained busy.
Among Leventhal's current targets, all of which he concludes
(as an official asset of the US government) are myths:
plans to invade Venezuela
creation of Osama bin Laden
Historians, investigators, journalists, researchers and
academics know full well that a great number of Leventhal�s targeted items,
notably the above, are not myths, "urban legends" or "conspiracy
theories," but fact, proven by official US government documents and
credible mainstream news reports.
The site identifies what issues this administration
considers threatening enough to "debunk"--- i.e. cover up, deny, and
discredit. It identifies groups and individuals that the government wishes to
It is also no surprise that Leventhal�s office has resorted
to a familiar trick: lump genuine facts and real history into one cesspool
along with bad, genuinely "crackpot" material, so that the important
facts and real history are flushed down the pipe. Anything deemed to be
damaging to the image of the US government is fair game. This includes
The site goes out of its way, for instance, to label John
Perkins' book, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, a work of fiction. The
book details how Perkins sabotaged the economies of various nations while in
the employ of the National Security Agency (NSA).
Perkins responded to the State Department�s web site:
"Their mission statement is a lie. So when they use their mission
statement to say my book is a lie, I think it speaks for itself".
The very existence of this �truth ministry� speaks volumes
about what this country has become, and how low this administration has
stooped. Again, see the original expose by Wayne Madsen.
government has devoted an enormous apparatus (which includes the State
Department, the CIA, a corporate media, a corrupted educational system, and
more) to control what you think, openly manipulate reality, and cover up its