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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
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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To: Revolting cat!

Farah, Corsi, Schilling. (To answer your question.)

I always thought it comical that Freepers hate, despise, mock WND unless the agency suits their aims. Then, after the thread fades, once again we are about the “tin hats.”

Money? WND is a COMPANY. The entire staff presumably endures 100x the pressure YOU endure when posting your “beliefs” (often based on their reporting) to FR and Facebook. Without original news gathering agencies like WND you surely feel you’d be more fortunate.

Their reward? Your ire.


21 posted on 09/11/2013 8:57:54 PM PDT by golux
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To: Nachum

public humiliation, proven liar, fired...this is not going to look very good on her...uh, never mind.


22 posted on 09/11/2013 9:04:33 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Nachum

Does WND know what a spinner is?


23 posted on 09/11/2013 9:09:12 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: dynoman

not today. few hundred years ago, there were many.


24 posted on 09/11/2013 9:10:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Nachum

This really makes sense and is a workable situation.

When you think of it, this is the Misadministration that gives you joebama as VEEP, Holder as DOJ and JF’nK as SECSTATE, keeping up with the race that NO SPOKESMAN is allowed to be smarter than or as smart as its ‘leader’.

These idiots think Caroline Kennedy would make a good ambassador because her father was JFK... Another Kennedy female went down in flames in MD because, among other things, she was dumber than a sack of rocks.

Jimmah Cartuh consulted with 13 year old Amy prior to trying to make a Nuclear Arms decision...
I can (possibly) see him asking what the mood may be amongst the children of the so called ‘elite’ - even as ridiculous as that may be you definitely do NOT stand at the podium and announce to the world your thoughts may have been the result of your chatting with a 13yo....

You also must realize that when you get to the Biden/Kerry level it gets almost impossible to find someone DUMBER than themselves.....

That gene pool ain’t but so deep.....


25 posted on 09/11/2013 9:15:29 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: Baynative
How credible is a “think tank” with a 26 year old kid for a director?

Hey! She's almost old enough to get off daddy's health insurance!


26 posted on 09/11/2013 9:18:12 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: golux

My ire? What are you talking about? Unlike you, I have no emotional investment in WND’s reputation. You didn’t answer my question: Who broke this story?


27 posted on 09/11/2013 9:18:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Nachum

Chumps "Я" Us


28 posted on 09/11/2013 9:21:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: dynoman

I would like to mention one field. Computers.


29 posted on 09/11/2013 9:29:22 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: wastedyears

She is sort of cute. Anybody have any bikini pics of her? Just want to see if she is credible or not.


30 posted on 09/11/2013 9:29:48 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: dynoman
Exactly. Not many 26 yr olds are an expert on *anything*.

This is totally wrong. Many 26 year olds are well into their careers by then and have garnered a wealth of experience. A perfect example can be found in the porn industry. (sorry, I felt compelled to go there.)

31 posted on 09/11/2013 9:35:39 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: D Rider

Not many 26 year-old people have a PhD either.

At 18/19 you start university. Four years later (but actually probably 5 or 6 years later if you are average) at age 22/23 you start the MA. Two years after that you can start a PhD 24/25 The PhD takes anywhere from 3 to 6 years.

In some fields, education for example, they actually prefer PhD candidates have some outside experience and don’t like and sometimes will not accept the people going straight through.

Almost nobody, not even my really smart, super organized, incredibly focused wife gets a PhD at 26. 28/29 is about as young as you normally see and generally more like 31/32


32 posted on 09/11/2013 9:50:27 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Iron Munro

Touche.


33 posted on 09/11/2013 10:43:11 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Nachum
a dissertation on woman’s militancy...

Seriously, WTF?
34 posted on 09/11/2013 11:11:01 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: dynoman
"Exactly. Not many 26 yr olds are an expert on *anything*."

Think again! Some are indeed very much experts.

"At 4:17 on the afternoon of July 20, 1969, the average age of the men listening anxiously in mission control as Neil Armstrong fought to land the lunar module before running out of fuel was just 26 years old. Kranz has described himself as the old guy in the room. He was 35 that day."

http://amyshirateitel.com/2012/08/11/apollos-youthful-glow/

Many of the brightest men at NASA were in fact in their mid twenties working together to put man on the moon.

I don't know the guys name but the head of the project to develop the F1 engine to launch the Saturn five to the moon was given the job in his mid twenties. He and many others saw it through and developed the most powerful rocket engine the world has ever seen.

Pretty amazing

35 posted on 09/11/2013 11:27:13 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Baynative
How credible is a “think tank” with a 26 year old kid for a director?

She's not the director. The director fired the 26-year-old for lying about having a PhD (kinda like Zero's daddy did, although there is absolutely no evidence that the 26-year-old is into bigamy or drunk-driving).

Nope. The director of the Institute for the Study of War is Kimberly Kagan, aged 41, shown below touring Basra in 2008, trailed by her husband Fred, 43, of AEI, and following Jack Keane, Gen., US Army, retired (not shown).


36 posted on 09/11/2013 11:43:35 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: precisionshootist
Think again! Some are indeed very much experts.
"At 4:17 on the afternoon of July 20, 1969


Sorry but your post is irrelevant.
The dichotomy between then (45 years ago & now) of what level of genuinely learned kids high schools & colleges were spitting out is enormous.
The mid-20's kids doing those things back then were coming out of college with a true education. The kids today are not coming out with a true education with which they can apply in the real world.
37 posted on 09/12/2013 12:39:47 AM PDT by brent13a
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To: D Rider

38 posted on 09/12/2013 6:00:25 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: Nachum

Very minor resume fraud. Funny how all the libs and conservative are outraged over a minor resume inflation. Its as if she murdered someone. Fraud and spin is what rules in DC

Meanwhile where is the outrage over NSA enhanced data gathering on US citizens starting in 2011. Obama regime requested this of the courts and it was approved


39 posted on 09/12/2013 6:07:32 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

She can slide as far as I’m concerned


40 posted on 09/12/2013 6:08:59 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: cynwoody

Thanks, I guess I was skim reading and it didn’t register that this manipulative liberal child had only worked her way up to “Team Leader” with her false credentials.


41 posted on 09/12/2013 6:40:39 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: brent13a
"The kids today are not coming out with a true education with which they can apply in the real world.

Your statement was vividly illustrated last week when Hannity conducted a panel discussion with college students and recent grads. The liberals had one mind and communicated in talking points. To a person, it was obvious that they have spent years being taught what to think, not how to think.

42 posted on 09/12/2013 6:46:18 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Think you meant to reply to the next post, I acknowledged the difference in the term “spinner”


43 posted on 09/12/2013 6:47:14 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: bigbob
"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.",/i>

...and here she is writing Op Ed for the Wall Street Journal. That gives me reason to look deeper into their leftward slide over the last few years.

44 posted on 09/12/2013 6:51:31 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

“The kids today are not coming out with a true education with which they can apply in the real world.
Your statement was vividly illustrated last week when Hannity conducted a panel discussion with college students and recent grads. The liberals had one mind and communicated in talking points. To a person, it was obvious that they have spent years being taught what to think, not how to think.


Good commentary.

Watched part of that and had to turn it off. The lack of real world experience , and the naievitay of the participants didn’t give me a
great feeling about our future.

Wait until they are in the real world, saddled with debt/no job, and get an real response to their BS.

Talking points won’t help them then.


45 posted on 09/12/2013 6:57:27 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: golux

It was really Jerome Corsi and his constant BS articles about the Kenyan that turned me off in regards to wnd. That
Jerk promised us time and again that he would produce proof of a Kenyan birth, never to deliver.
I respect what he did with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth but he has sullied his reputation in an attempt to sell books without any facts or concrete proof of what he claims.


46 posted on 09/12/2013 7:12:07 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Spinners from, "Bladerunner."
47 posted on 09/15/2013 4:06:38 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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