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Kerry's student spinner fired after WND report Resume fraud exposed after researcher cast Syrian
wnd ^ | 9/11/13 | Chelsea Schilling

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 O’Bagy, 26, had claimed she was pursuing a Ph.D. in Arab studies and political science at Georgetown University and working on a dissertation on woman’s militancy.

In his Sept. 3 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Kerry cited O’Bagy, 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 O’Bagy wrote for the Wall Street Journal on Aug. 30 titled “On the Front Lines of Syria’s Civil War.” It ran with a tag-line “The conventional wisdom – that jihadists are running the rebellion [in Syria] – is not what I’ve witnessed on the ground.”

O’Bagy, 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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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Arizona; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911truthers; antiwardotcom; arizona; elizabethobagy; johnmccain; kerry; lewrockwelldotcom; randsconcerntrolls; senatorjohnmccain; spinner; student; syria; waronterror
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Full title: Kerry's student spinner fired after WND report Resume fraud exposed after researcher cast Syrian rebels as 'moderates'
1 posted on 09/11/2013 8:16:07 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 09/11/2013 8:16:32 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if she knows Sandra Fluke.


3 posted on 09/11/2013 8:18:09 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Nachum

For a minute I thought Kerry had fired her for the resume embellishment. Wouldn’t THAT be the ultimate irony?!?!?


4 posted on 09/11/2013 8:20:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Nachum

+ + + 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.


5 posted on 09/11/2013 8:22:12 PM PDT by golux
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To: Nachum

She is going to have a great career in politics.


6 posted on 09/11/2013 8:23:29 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: Nachum

How credible is a “think tank” with a 26 year old kid for a director?


7 posted on 09/11/2013 8:23:42 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Nachum

WND, huh? Not so nutty, after all ;)


8 posted on 09/11/2013 8:24:03 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Nachum

these idiots

taken in by a pretty face

what a bunch of effing fools


9 posted on 09/11/2013 8:24:55 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

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.


10 posted on 09/11/2013 8:26:56 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Baynative

Exactly. Not many 26 yr olds are an expert on *anything*.


11 posted on 09/11/2013 8:36:01 PM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Nachum

This government is a joke. I hope Putin can prove it wasn’t Assad who used the gas. I want to see McCain squirm.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 8:37:40 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Nachum

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...”


13 posted on 09/11/2013 8:41:40 PM PDT by golux
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To: Nachum

Billions spent for intelligence by the Fed gov and dumb ass Kerry gets his from a 26 year old fraud writing in the WSJ.


14 posted on 09/11/2013 8:43:10 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Nachum

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.....


15 posted on 09/11/2013 8:43:19 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: golux

So, enlighten us, who broke this story? Because it’s been posted at least twice today before this thread. Who spent the “serious money”?


16 posted on 09/11/2013 8:43:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Nachum

“Student Spinner” has a very different meaning in Thailand.


17 posted on 09/11/2013 8:47:27 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: Nachum

I thought I knew what a spinner was. Must be different in this context.


18 posted on 09/11/2013 8:54:27 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

“Spinner” as in, “liar”?


19 posted on 09/11/2013 8:55:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Nachum

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.


20 posted on 09/11/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT by bigbob
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