Skip to comments.Kerry's student spinner fired after WND report Resume fraud exposed after researcher cast Syrian
Posted on 09/11/2013 8:16:07 PM PDT by Nachum
Five days after WND first broke the news that the strategy by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Secretary of State John F. Kerry to cast members of the Free Syria Army as moderates among the Syrian rebel forces was the brain-child of a Wall Street Journal researcher, the analyst has been fired from a Washington think-tank for lying about her qualifications.
As WND reported, Elizabeth OBagy, 26, had claimed she was pursuing a Ph.D. in Arab studies and political science at Georgetown University and working on a dissertation on womans militancy.
In his Sept. 3 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Kerry cited OBagy, arguing that the war in Syria is not being waged entirely or even predominately by dangerous Islamists and al-Qaida die-hards, but rather the struggle is being led but moderate opposition forces a collection of groups known as the Free Syria Army.
Kerry was citing an opinion piece OBagy wrote for the Wall Street Journal on Aug. 30 titled On the Front Lines of Syrias Civil War. It ran with a tag-line The conventional wisdom that jihadists are running the rebellion [in Syria] is not what Ive witnessed on the ground.
OBagy, then the Syria team leader at the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War think-tank, claimed she had submitted and defended her dissertation and Georgetown University would soon confer her degree.
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I wonder if she knows Sandra Fluke.
For a minute I thought Kerry had fired her for the resume embellishment. Wouldn’t THAT be the ultimate irony?!?!?
+ + + The highest levels of media and government, and a significant percentage even of applicants to America’s sensitive services, have clearly been compromised by - not agents - but hard sympathizers with heavy connections. Would you wash your eyes or achieve a sense of balance on the issue of ‘penetration’ in the “distant history” of our government and offices, I beg you read BLACKLISTED BY HISTORY By Stan Evans. It is the most important book of the decade.
She is going to have a great career in politics.
How credible is a “think tank” with a 26 year old kid for a director?
WND, huh? Not so nutty, after all ;)
taken in by a pretty face
what a bunch of effing fools
The Wall Street Journal has bigger problems than just O’Bagy. You’re lucky if they write articles on China that have more than 40% accuracy in its content. They’re known as the National Enquirer of China.
Exactly. Not many 26 yr olds are an expert on *anything*.
This government is a joke. I hope Putin can prove it wasn’t Assad who used the gas. I want to see McCain squirm.
Shhh! Don’t tell the other Freepers WND is accountable, spends serious money developing serious stories, and basically kicks ass. (Oh! Here come the UFO replies! Must wear tin hat!)
PS insane to hear PBS commentators looking for “MORE INFO FROM KERRY AND OF COURSE LAVROV...”
Billions spent for intelligence by the Fed gov and dumb ass Kerry gets his from a 26 year old fraud writing in the WSJ.
She was all over the TV talking-head shows for a couple of days, including Fox News and CNN - talk fast, glibly, and authoritatively and anyone can become an expert for a day - or in the case of Obama, eight years.....
So, enlighten us, who broke this story? Because it’s been posted at least twice today before this thread. Who spent the “serious money”?
“Student Spinner” has a very different meaning in Thailand.
I thought I knew what a spinner was. Must be different in this context.
“Spinner” as in, “liar”?
She’s not even smart enough to be an elitist liar. Just a common everyday one.
What does it tell you when foreign policy is built on the opinions of a 26 year old non-expert who is a liar?
Beyond that, no 26 year old can possibly have the wisdom to guide national policy. Incompetent, over-her-head, inexperienced...no vetting of her background...a female version of Obama.