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Controversial Syria Researcher Fired Over Doctorate Claim (O'Bagy)
Buzzfeed ^ | 9-11-13 | Susannah George

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 O’Bagy: The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O’Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University. ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O’Bagy’s employment, effective immediately. O’Bagy and her op-ed drew scrutiny last week when the Wall Street Journal failed to disclose O’Bagy’s 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. O’Bagy 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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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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To: factoryrat

When you are horizontal and have no pulse, you usually are ‘lying’ down............

41 posted on 09/11/2013 10:33:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Dysart
Remember Kuwait Testimony,Babies tossed from incubators etc. in 1990? Name was Nayirah, daughter of a Kuwait Amb. living in the US. Wiki: In 1992, it was revealed that Nayirah's last name was al-Ṣabaḥ (Arabic: نيره الصباح‎) and that she was the daughter of Saud bin Nasir Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Furthermore, it was revealed that her testimony was organized as part of the Citizens for a Free Kuwait public relations campaign which was run by Hill & Knowlton for the Kuwaiti government. Following this, al-Sabah's testimony has largely come to be regarded as wartime propaganda. They don't even change the game plan or the play book....
42 posted on 09/11/2013 10:36:14 AM PDT by WorksinKOP
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To: null and void

See #39 for an update to that subject on which you sometimes quote me.

Heh. ;p

43 posted on 09/11/2013 10:36:52 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan


44 posted on 09/11/2013 10:45:47 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: nikos1121

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 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.

I think

45 posted on 09/11/2013 11:05:33 AM PDT by Therapsid (Communism has killed 50-60 Million people in only 50 yrs.)
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To: Wingy
I don't disagree, but if someone had done all the work, and was pending only a formality for the actual award of the degree, I could see them claiming a PhD for "squib" bio at the end of an article, though it would be more careful to say 'PhD pending'.

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].

46 posted on 09/11/2013 11:17:49 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Persae Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: Dysart

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

47 posted on 09/11/2013 12:04:35 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Dysart

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.

48 posted on 09/11/2013 12:29:19 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Dysart

HA, it’s the big headline story on Drudge right now! HAHA!

49 posted on 09/11/2013 12:49:35 PM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999

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.

50 posted on 09/11/2013 1:16:16 PM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: Dysart
Speaking of academic credentials, how about we get a look at 0bama's? Does he even have a legal degree?

If he doesn't, can we fire him too?

51 posted on 09/11/2013 1:21:17 PM PDT by Gritty (I enjoy living in the 3rd World. Soon Americans will be able to do so from the comfort of home-Fred)
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To: Gritty

Sealed, mostly.

52 posted on 09/11/2013 1:30:34 PM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: CatoRenasci
A lie is a lie. No Ph.D. until it is officially awarded.
53 posted on 09/11/2013 3:11:19 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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