Elizabeth O'Bagy, Syria Researcher Cited By Kerry And McCain In Hearings, Fired For Ph.D ClaimNEW YORK –- During last week’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on possible military strikes against Syria, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) read from an “important op-ed by Dr. Elizabeth O’Bagy,” whom he described as a “Syria analyst at the Institute for the Study of War.” That group fired O'Bagy Wednesday after learning she had falsely claimed she holds a Ph.D.
O'Bagy, 26, has recently appeared on CNN and Fox News as a Syria expert, but had her public profile raised last week when McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry cited her work in front of members of Congress discussing the possibility of military intervention in Syria. O’Bagy wrote that “contrary to many media accounts, the war in Syria is not being waged entirely, or even predominantly, by dangerous Islamists and al Qaeda die-hards.” For McCain and Kerry, each advocating intervention, the op-ed served as a way to speak to concerns over the make-up of the forces fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, and whether they're hostile to U.S. interests.
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So, the obama administration was fooled again. They have been making decisions based on incorrect information given to them by someone not qualified and who is not who she said she was.
She claimed to be a PhD. She isn't. She claimed to be an expert on Syria. She isn't that either. What she is is a lobbyist hack for the Syrian rebels. You know, al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as other not so nice people.
My momma would have called a her liar. A fraud.
"Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" ~~~ barack obama 2008
obama will probably hire her for a top level Syria advisor position.