posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 01:02 PM
* I didn't see this posted. Move if needed or duplicated.
Some of you may have seen recently where John Kerry cited a Media report when asked by Congress about his stance on Syria. It was an indirect
reference, but all he offered at that moment. It was an odd thing to choose as a source for a U.S. Official and a Cabinet Member, at that. Today? I'm
sure he AND the reporter he cited...wish he'd kept his pie hole SHUT. I'd guess she lost her career over his choice to use her in public....given
the high profile she suddenly took on, for this to then happen.
The Syria researcher whose Wall Street Journal op-piece was cited by Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain during congressional
hearings about the use of force has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for lying about having a Ph.D., the group announced on
“The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O’Bagy does not in fact have a
Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University,” the institute said in a statement. “ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O’Bagy’s employment,
Her lies were not about Syria directly, but her lies undermine her entire position of credibility to be speaking to the subject. Perhaps not in
reality....as credentials do not make or break an expert. Integrity and Honesty sure as hell do though, and she has little to none of it.....and was
fired for it.
But the piece had also come under fire for misrepresenting her affiliations. Originally the op-ed only listed O’Bagy, 26, as only “a senior
analyst” at the ISW, later adding a clarification that disclosed her connection to a Syrian rebel advocacy group.
(Emphasis by me)
So the person Kerry amd McCain cite as backup and support, to Congress no less, wasn't simply on shaky ground for professional credentials? She was
also an literal advocate
for the Syrian rebel movement. Oh Brother.... Ya think that may have had any relation to her position for her
Someone remind me...why is it we're supposed to ever give these guys the benefit of the doubt for being honest??