I have absolutely zero problems believing this. I'm suprised that there are those who are naive enough to think this even sounds far fetched.
Then again, it's that nutty Newsweek! Always making stuff up!
Ehyeh asher ehyeh.
"You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream – the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order – or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism." -Ronald Reagan