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Exclusive: Embattled Syria Expert Elizabeth O'Bagy Says She Made 'Many Mistakes'
The Daily Beast ^ | September 16, 2013 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 09/17/2013 5:25:08 AM PDT by don-o

Elizabeth O’Bagy, the Syria researcher at the center of a week-long controversy surrounding her academic credentials and her work with the Syrian opposition, admitted for the first time to The Daily Beast she was never enrolled in a Ph.D. program despite representations she made to the press and multiple organizations for whom she worked.

O’Bagy, whose work on the Syrian opposition was hailed by Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), was fired from her job as the lead Syria researcher at the Institute for the Study of War on Sept. 10 after it was revealed that she misled her bosses by telling them she had completed a dissertation defense for a Georgetown Ph.D. Subsequently, questions arose as to whether or not O’Bagy was ever enrolled in the joint MA/Ph.D. program that she claimed in her official biography.

O’Bagy confirmed to The Daily Beast that she was only enrolled in a master’s program at Georgetown and had applied to join the joint MA/Ph.D. program but was never accepted.

“I would like to deeply apologize to every person with whom I have worked, who has read and depended upon my research, and to the general public,” O’Bagy said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “While I have made many mistakes and showed extremely poor judgment, I most particularly regret my public misrepresentation of my educational status and not immediately disclosing that I had not been awarded a doctorate in May, 2013.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dncresumefraud; elizabethobagy; liars; resumefraud; resumefraud4treason; syria; treason

1 posted on 09/17/2013 5:25:08 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Fake but accurate.


2 posted on 09/17/2013 5:28:11 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Note: Keyword “Liars”. It could become most popular on the site. What about adding it to list on top?


3 posted on 09/17/2013 5:28:24 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: cuban leaf

Oh that we could get Emperor Obie to admit he too has made many mistakes...


4 posted on 09/17/2013 5:29:21 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: don-o

“the Institute for the Study of War”

Wow! How can I get a job there?


5 posted on 09/17/2013 5:31:14 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: don-o; big'ol_freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; Army Air Corps; ...
As the old saying goes... "The mask comes off--"

If red X above go to http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/11/kerry-and-mccains-favorite-syria-expert-fired-for-faking-credentials/ or http://www.rawstory.com/rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Woman-pulling-off-a-mask-via-Shutterstock-615x345.jpg

6 posted on 09/17/2013 5:34:30 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: don-o
I cannot defend Elizabeth O’Bagy’s lying about her education credentials, I cannot help but wonder why is a MA or PHD a requirement for employment at places like the Institute for the Study of War?
Places like that would not even read Harry Truman's resume. Or Will Rogers’ or Douglas MacArthur's, but a twentysomething with a PHD? Oh my gosh come on in.
7 posted on 09/17/2013 5:36:57 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: don-o

It’s always a mere mistake when THEY do it.


8 posted on 09/17/2013 5:41:56 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: cuban leaf
Fake but accurate.

O'Bagy, O'Rice, O'Hillary, and O yeah, O'Bama! Liars all!

9 posted on 09/17/2013 5:55:17 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: don-o

Her biggest mistake was voting for Obama.


10 posted on 09/17/2013 5:59:13 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Bushbacker1

A few days before this broke, I heard O’Bagy being interviewed on NPR. I remember thinking two things:

1. Study of war?
2. Who dug up this bimbo and why should I respect what she thinks.

And then, about five days later, this story broke.

Kinda funny. :-)


11 posted on 09/17/2013 6:02:15 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: don-o

“when you listen to fools.....the mob rules”
-Black Sabbath.


12 posted on 09/17/2013 6:05:29 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Farnsworth
Change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules
Change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of rules
Put my best foot forward, stop being influenced by fools

--Bob Dylan

13 posted on 09/17/2013 6:17:58 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
Embattled Syria Expert Elizabeth O'Bagy Says She Made 'Many Mistakes'

Code for: I was fraudulent for as long as I could get away with it.

14 posted on 09/17/2013 6:47:10 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: don-o

SSSSSSWWWWWWEEEEEETTTTTTT!!!!!


15 posted on 09/17/2013 7:06:22 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: don-o

She’s a phony!!!!!! No problem she can get employment in the climate change arena....they don’t give a damn if you’re a lying POS!!!!


16 posted on 09/17/2013 7:24:43 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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