State department now concedes that Obama had dual citizenship. We are moving further, they need to provide the original birth certificate and explanation re the CT Social Security number
Posted on | August 24, 2010 | 2 Comments
State Department confirms Obama was a dual citizen of the U.K./U.S. from 1961 to 1963 and a dual citizen of Kenya/U.S. from 1963 to 1982.
Via WND; – State Dept. confirms Obama dual citizen – ‘Counter-misinformation’ website aims to debunk birth controversy – Jerome R. Corsi –
The State Department is maintaining a “counter-misinformation” page on an America.gov blog that attempts to “debunk a conspiracy theory” that President Obama was not born in the United States, as if the topic were equivalent to believing space aliens visit Earth in flying saucers.
However, in the attempt to debunk the Obama birth-certificate controversy, the State Department author confirmed Obama was a dual citizen of the U.K. and the U.S. from 1961 to 1963 and a dual citizen of Kenya and the U.S. from 1963 to 1982, because his father was a Kenyan citizen when Obama was born in 1961.
In a number of court cases challenging Obama’s eligibility, dual citizenship has been raised as a factor that could compromise his “natural born” status under Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution. The cases argue dual citizenship would make Obama ineligible even if documentary evidence were shown the public, such as the hospital-issued long-form birth certificate that indicates the place of his birth and the name of the attending physician.
The entry “The Obama Birth Controversy” was written by Todd Leventhal, identified as the chief of the Counter-Misinformation Team for the U.S. Department of State. The office appears to have been established “to provide information about false and misleading stories in the Middle East,” as described in a biography of Leventhal published on the U.S. Public Diplomacy website.
In a manner reminiscent of George Orwell’s novel “1984,” the “counter-misinformation” office appears set on communicating the accepted U.S. government-approved view on a wide range of controversies that are branded dismissively as “conspiracy theories,” including questions about President Obama’s eligibility to be president.
In the “conspiracy theory” section, a discussion of Obama’s birth certificate is lumped together with flying saucers, theories about the JFK assassination and a belief that the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” was a legitimate document.
Ideas considered absurd are identified in nine different “conspiracy theory boxes,” categorized by September 11, health, the military, outer space, economics, U.S. domestic concerns, U.S. and Islam, Latin America and “others.”
‘Expert on conspiracy theories’
State Department spokesman Noel Clay confirmed to WND that Leventhal was a State Department employee and that an office of counter-misinformation existed in the State Department.
Clay did not subsequently respond to WND’s additional inquiries. He was asked whether Congress authorized the office and to provide information regarding the process within the State Department that checked Leventhal’s postings for accuracy and approved them as official U.S. government positions.
“Todd Leventhal is the department’s expert on conspiracy theories and information – stories that are untrue, but widely believed,” the State Department explains on America.gov. “He enjoys reading obituaries, which tell the personal stories of people who have shaped the fabric of American life.”
According to America.gov, Leventhal’s qualifications for the job at America.gov include that he “worked for Voice of America for seven years and bikes to work year-round.”
On the website, the State Department explains, “Todd became interested in international affairs after a four-month trip to the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India in 1972.”
Leventhal did not respond to WND questions posed on his Facebook page asking for his job description at the State Department and for an explanation of the office and directors to whom he reports in clearing the information he posts. …much more here; http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=195441
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