Skip to comments.Controversial Syria Researcher Fired Over Doctorate Claim (O'Bagy)
Posted on 09/11/2013 9:48:05 AM PDT by Dysart
A young researcher whose opinions on Syria were cited by both Senator McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry in congressional testimony last week has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for allegedly faking her academic credentials. The institute issued a statement on its website concerning the researcher, Elizabeth OBagy: The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth OBagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University. ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. OBagys employment, effective immediately. OBagy and her op-ed drew scrutiny last week when the Wall Street Journal failed to disclose OBagys ties to an advocacy group backing the Syrian opposition and lobbying the US government to intervene in Syria. The Journal was forced to post a clarification that in addition to her role at the Institute for the Study of War, Ms. OBagy is affiliated with the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a nonprofit operating as a 501(c)(3) pending IRS approval that subcontracts with the U.S. and British governments to provide aid to the Syrian opposition.
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She sort of has the Kerryesque jutting chin thing going on too. Coincidence or another telling, common denominator?
...well...Obambi might be looking for a new secretary of state.....
Do liberals EVER tell the truth?
However, it was determined she has a BS degree from the George Soros University of Future Communists.
She fits right in with Obama, Kerry, McCain, Linda, Ayotte.
Yes she does. A fraud and a liar!
When do liberals lie?
When they start to speak or write.
Believing anything said by a LIB/DIM/RINO is one’s first mistake. ANYTHING!
She looks a bit like Sandra Fluke.
It’s not entirely clear whether O’Bagy was guilty of an outright lie, i.e., claiming a PhD with no basis, or an exaggeration, claiming a PhD when she’d done everything but the oral defense of a dissertation. Or something in between. Published reports said she was working on a disseration at Georgetown: people in that status are often referred to as ABD (all but dissertation) or C.Phil (Candidate in Philosophy) to acknowledge that they’re in the process of getting the PhD.
“Ms. OBagy is affiliated with the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a nonprofit operating as a 501(c)(3) pending IRS approval that subcontracts with the U.S. and British governments to provide aid to the Syrian opposition.
Can anyone check on this 501 (c) to see if it was funded by Obozo Liar’s puppet master, George $oreA$$?
I wondered last week what on earth the administration was doing relying on the “expertise” of a 26-year old right out of school to help define their Syria policy.
Now that she’s revealed to be a fraud and a paid shill, I’m not surprised, but it still demonstrates the amateurish approach this administration takes to everything.
How strange. I recall seeing her on Special Report not that long ago and was surprised that SHE was an expert on Syria. So where did this woman go to school if not Georgetown I wonder...?
How does one actually lie about something like that anyway..? Don’t these think tanks verify their experts?
"As President Obama prepares to speak to the nation on his desire for war in Syria, critical attention is being focused on the conflicts of interest and hidden agenda of an influential writer for The Wall Street Journal who has argued for U.S. military intervention on behalf of the Syrian rebels. The writer, an attractive young woman by the name of Elizabeth OBagy, has appeared on CNN, Fox News and PBS, but her controversial connection to one side in the Syrian civil war had been carefully concealed during these appearances.
As a result of the cover-up, she is now at the center of a growing controversy over whether Obamas policy is being manipulated by foreign interests such as the Muslim Brotherhood, and whether military intervention could lay the groundwork for the obliteration of Christians in Syria."
Source: Daily Caller
Here are three interviews she did on Fox. All fairly recent:
How do you tell when a liberal is lying?
When their vertical and have a pulse!
*It would be interesting if possible to check her DNA with another horse face, our lying SOS.
they get up, FACE THE AUDIENCE, and make an "impassioned" plea for the US to intervene.
The hair on the back of our necks and arms probably stands up in some ancient dna memory re survival, when ever we hear/read anything from these liars.
When they're not they stop lying but they don't stop voting
News Corp.(wallstreet journal, FOX News) Saudi bias on display
... . The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal,a nephew of the Saudi king. link
Sandra Fluke is a slut!!
The idea of such mentally & ethically deficient dolts as McCain, Kerry & Obama, squandering American lives & treasure in overseas adventures, is just plain sickening.
Read how much clearer, more moral & more relevant today, was George Washington's understanding or how Foreign Policy should be managed. (George Washington's Answer To George W. Bush on Foreign Policy.)
When someone says that they have a Phd, I always thought that they had a Phd. If they didn't have it, but were only working at it, they they didn't have a Phd.
Silly me for thinking that.
Worse, she lied about her affiliation with FSA and about the composition and character of Syria's rebel forces---and pushed her "research" about the "moderate" rebels all over Washington.
Much info on this thread
Betwixt this and one Bret Stevens’ wrongheadedness on Syria, the wsj has gone astray lately. For shame.
When they are horizontal and have no pulse they are still ‘lying’ are they not?.........
Is this the Gal who was on several talk shows tv and radio who spoke with conviction that she had been to Syria and knew first hand that there was a moderate rebel force there, who we needed to help?
I listened to her, and must say she convinced me for moment there, that maybe people like McCain and company were right.
At least a year ago.
She says now that the force are ex soldiers,over 100,000 strong.
She’s a Democrat so they will try to say “What difference now does it make? Proving O’Bull shiite is a liar never fed a hungray child?” but it does make a difference.
Did you issue voter’s cards for the city of Chicago by chance? I think they use the same qualifiers for voting.
Not anymore. Southeastern Asset Mgmt is the second-largest stockholder. Murdoch owns 39%, Southeastern owns 12%, and bin Talal owns 6.6%.
The short answer is 'no'.
The long answer is 'Hell, no".
I hope this clarifies matters? :)
When you are horizontal and have no pulse, you usually are ‘lying’ down............
See #39 for an update to that subject on which you sometimes quote me.
I think they have obtained a variety of assurances for future from these M.B.most of which would never materialize.
Basically there is no “high ground “ position available to assume when dealing with Islamic groups.
If American policy is seen to obviously deviate from altruistic to egocentric...What then of the dollar...It is based only on faith....and our way of life?
Now these are interesting times ,the whole world is watching as the American people...back the P.O.T.U.S. down from a morally questionable position.
At the same time 2 million Americans are making a statement..in D.C. basically supporting Putins position regarding Islam in general.
Right now today the world can see Americans in general supporting truth though its in conflict with national interest.
Obviously, in a communication to an employer, one could make the exact status clear without misleading, as in "I have completed the requirements for my PhD in X, [other than y], and expect formal award of the degree in [month, year].
I’d guess she’s a CIA operative whose cover has been blown
the intent was to immediately get into war... and those with the ‘evidence’ would’ve been forgotten
sloppy work all around
This only proves that people like McCain and Kerry seek out people whom they agree with to use as their sources.
The actual truth means little as long as they can quote some source.
This same ploy has made Al Gore a rich man. he seeks out people who agree with him about Global warming and quotes them as an undeniable source. The truth means nothing.
HA, it’s the big headline story on Drudge right now! HAHA!
Yeah, this is rather delicious, isn’t it? I’ve been laughing most of the day ruminating over this, and the administration’s comedy of errors along with their unraveling web of deceit we’ve had to endure over the Syria fiasco.
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