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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

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John Kerry's Syria "expert," like he, is a fraud and a liar.
1 posted on 09/11/2013 9:48:05 AM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

She sort of has the Kerryesque jutting chin thing going on too. Coincidence or another telling, common denominator?

2 posted on 09/11/2013 9:50:04 AM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: Dysart

D’oh!


3 posted on 09/11/2013 9:50:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dysart

Liars, all!


4 posted on 09/11/2013 9:50:23 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Dysart

5 posted on 09/11/2013 9:50:37 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates)
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To: Dysart
Wow, that young lady sure flamed out fast. Saw her on Special Report with Bret Baier not long ago.
6 posted on 09/11/2013 9:52:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cripplecreek

7 posted on 09/11/2013 9:52:24 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

...well...Obambi might be looking for a new secretary of state.....


8 posted on 09/11/2013 9:52:44 AM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: Dysart

Do liberals EVER tell the truth?


9 posted on 09/11/2013 9:53:01 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cripplecreek

However, it was determined she has a BS degree from the George Soros University of Future Communists.


10 posted on 09/11/2013 9:53:02 AM PDT by spawn44 ( MOO)
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To: Dysart

She fits right in with Obama, Kerry, McCain, Linda, Ayotte.

Yes she does. A fraud and a liar!


11 posted on 09/11/2013 9:53:50 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Dysart

When do liberals lie?

When they start to speak or write.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 9:55:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Believing anything said by a LIB/DIM/RINO is one’s first mistake. ANYTHING!


13 posted on 09/11/2013 9:57:29 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Dysart

She looks a bit like Sandra Fluke.


14 posted on 09/11/2013 9:57:32 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Dysart

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.


15 posted on 09/11/2013 9:57:58 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Persae Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: Dysart; Liz; Travis McGee; BIGLOOK; Ernest_at_the_Beach

“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.”

Can anyone check on this 501 (c) to see if it was funded by Obozo Liar’s puppet master, George $oreA$$?


16 posted on 09/11/2013 9:58:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Dysart

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.


17 posted on 09/11/2013 9:58:32 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Dysart

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?


18 posted on 09/11/2013 9:59:51 AM PDT by bryan999
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To: Dysart
Very interesting development considering the following:
"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 O’Bagy, 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 Obama’s 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


19 posted on 09/11/2013 10:00:51 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates)
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To: bryan999

Here are three interviews she did on Fox. All fairly recent:

http://foxnewsinsider.com/tag/elizabeth-obagy


20 posted on 09/11/2013 10:02:30 AM PDT by bryan999
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To: Dysart

How do you tell when a liberal is lying?

When their vertical and have a pulse!


21 posted on 09/11/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Dysart
She sort of has the Kerryesque jutting chin thing going on too. Coincidence or another telling, common denominator?*

*It would be interesting if possible to check her DNA with another horse face, our lying SOS.

22 posted on 09/11/2013 10:03:54 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I've been listening to podcasts of Tucscon talk radio (one of our Milwaukee gems has a show out there now) and apparently McCain has been astro-turfing his town halls by filling them with the same group of pro-war Syrians, who he just happens to call on each time.

they get up, FACE THE AUDIENCE, and make an "impassioned" plea for the US to intervene.

23 posted on 09/11/2013 10:04:53 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (John "I'll Give you SUCH A PINCH!" Kerry reporting for doody.)
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To: hal ogen

Yep.

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.


24 posted on 09/11/2013 10:05:58 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: factoryrat
When they're vertical and have a pulse!

When they're not they stop lying but they don't stop voting

25 posted on 09/11/2013 10:06:55 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (John "I'll Give you SUCH A PINCH!" Kerry reporting for doody.)
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To: Dysart
… 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

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

26 posted on 09/11/2013 10:07:06 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
She looks a bit like Sandra Fluke.

Sandra Fluke is a slut!!

(Sorry, reflex)

27 posted on 09/11/2013 10:08:05 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Dysart
Contrast the quality of those who won our independence & then set up our Constitutional Federal Union with the caliber of those who are destroying it both domestically & by pursuing alien wish lists overseas! The contrast is as great as that between those who built Rome & the Caligulas & Neros.

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.)

William Flax

28 posted on 09/11/2013 10:09:13 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: CatoRenasci
So, to paraphrase Woopie, this may not have been a "Lie, Lie", but more of a fib? It's hard to keep it all straight.

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.

29 posted on 09/11/2013 10:11:32 AM PDT by Wingy
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To: RoosterRedux
Like!


30 posted on 09/11/2013 10:12:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Dysart; maggief
maggief--- ping-a-ling!

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.

Meet the Syrian Islamist Organization Controlling Senator McCain’s Agenda

Much info on this thread

31 posted on 09/11/2013 10:14:14 AM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Betwixt this and one Bret Stevens’ wrongheadedness on Syria, the wsj has gone astray lately. For shame.


32 posted on 09/11/2013 10:16:01 AM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: factoryrat

When they are horizontal and have no pulse they are still ‘lying’ are they not?.........


33 posted on 09/11/2013 10:17:16 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

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.


34 posted on 09/11/2013 10:20:35 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Dysart
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 hungry child?” but it does make a difference.
35 posted on 09/11/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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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.


36 posted on 09/11/2013 10:24:20 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Dysart
Well, yeah, it's a fake degree, but it's a fake degree from a really good college.
37 posted on 09/11/2013 10:29:34 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Red Badger

Did you issue voter’s cards for the city of Chicago by chance? I think they use the same qualifiers for voting.


38 posted on 09/11/2013 10:30:30 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: opentalk
The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king.

Not anymore. Southeastern Asset Mgmt is the second-largest stockholder. Murdoch owns 39%, Southeastern owns 12%, and bin Talal owns 6.6%.

39 posted on 09/11/2013 10:32:21 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Do liberals EVER tell the truth?

The short answer is 'no'.

The long answer is 'Hell, no".

I hope this clarifies matters? :)

40 posted on 09/11/2013 10:32:41 AM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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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? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmfVs3WaE9Y Name was Nayirah, daughter of a Kuwait Amb. living in the US. Wiki: http://www.ask.com/wiki/Nayirah_(testimony)?o=2801&qsrc=999&ad=doubleDown&an=apn&ap=ask.com 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

Thanks.


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 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.

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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