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September 11, 2013 - 10:03 am

Via Jammie Wearing Fool, lookie here at what’s become of Elizabeth O’Bagy.

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. ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O’Bagy’s employment, effective immediately.

O’Bagy is the Syria “expert” Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain cited in their pro-rebel Syria talk last week. We were among the sites that questioned O’Bagy’s connection to the Syrian Emergency Task Force, which has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is not “mostly secular.”

I guess this is why we’re not seeing O’Bagy on TV this week.

Speaking of the SETF, Walid Shoebat noticed that their web site is going through a bit of a makeover. O’Bagy is still listed there, but a “Research Associate” by the name of Ahmad Soliman is not. References to him have been deep sixed.

I’m sure his public connections to the Muslim Students Association and the Islamic Society of North America — Muslim Brotherhood fronts — have nothing to do with that.

Read Shoebat’s post. It’s interesting. He notices some other digital shredding going on over at SETF.

Exit question: Did Johns Kerry and McCain knowingly participate in Islamist disinformation to goad America into striking Syria, or were they just dupes?

More: A commenter at Politico sums things up nicely:

Another 26 year old “senior analyst.” Miley Cyrus wasn’t available?

More: So we have an alias — “Bailey O’Bagy.” A middle* name, I guess. And she played soccer for Egypt’s women’s national team?

That’s…odd. If she played competitively for the Egyptian national team, then she had to demonstrate some “clear connection” to Egypt. Being a student, typically, isn’t enough by itself. FIFA says that the player must have at least a grandparent or parent who was born in that country, or the player must have lived there for at least two years. The current regulation extends that to five years, before the age of 18. Depending on the year, if she lived in Egypt for more than two years as a student, then I suppose she could have gotten onto the national team.

Still…odd. Not what one usually expects to find when looking up a controversial subject expert.

*Or maiden name. I didn’t think of that before hitting publish.

More: State Department Funds O’Bagy’s Pro-Rebel Syria Lobbying

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Um .. No O'Bagy (whether Bailey or Elizabeth) appears in the list of Grad students at Georgetown's "Center for Contemporary Arab Studies" ...

http://ccas.georgetown.edu/people/students/

Guess even that modest claim was just foolin' too ...
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She should have declared her student records private, forbidding access to them under penalty of law. It worked for the Prez!
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wow a person that fakes their credentials sort of like B.O. but didn't have the luxury of the press cover her backside.
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as Sylvia implied I'm stunned that you able to profit $9298 in one month on the computer. best site... www.Cafe44.com
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Mr Kerry, you take advice from a 26 year old on how to work your new mobile phone - not on how to manage a political problem with a history spanniing decades, if not centuries.
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Um .. No O'Bagy (whether Bailey or Elizabeth) appears in the list of Grad students at Georgetown's "Center for Contemporary Arab Studies" ...

http://ccas.georgetown.edu/people/students/

Guess even that modest claim was just foolin' too ...
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I read somewhere today that she had successfully defended, just not convocated. *If true*, the whole thing is way overblown. I completed all requirements for my degree in Oct, the next Convocation was in the Spring. I asked whether I could use "Ph.D" and was told yes by my supervisor, but he said to put the month and day of my future Convocation (eg, Ph.D (June, 2014). I was told not to use it at all by an administrator. It's a grey area.
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hey dr J: do you really think they'd fire her over not having convocated? Generous to a fault, you are ...
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A apologist/propagandist for Muslim terrorists lied? I guess there's a first time for everything.
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Does not compute at all. She's at least a qualified as Susan Rice. Regular Right Guy ... Full Caf Americano.
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Ms. O'Bagy can sing that great old song by Laura Nyro "Save the Country" with the line "in my mind I can't study war no more". No doubt she'll land on her feet somewhere maybe as an unimpeachable Middle East "expert" on MSLSD
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She should have declared her student records private, forbidding access to them under penalty of law. It worked for the Prez!
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Kerry's syrian experts. That's a hoot.

Either they aren't experts, or he's a slow learner.

For me when he said Assad had to come to the table, or other words to that effect, it tells me he's knows nothing.

Dictators like Assad don't come to negotiating tables. They go out by being killed. Or they prevail. What's he going to do? Go back and be an eye doctor in Britain again? Right.

Not once have I heard mention of Alawites, of which Assad is one. It's a splinter off the Shia. The majority of that country is Sunni. They take a dim view of not only shias but most certainly of Alawites. Especially those Alawites that have had a boot on their neck for decades.

One way or another, this story ends with slaughter. Kerry should know that. Doesn't appear that way though.
44 weeks ago
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McCain knows they are moderate because he took pictures and ate dinner with some of them....
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"Either they aren't experts, or he's a slow learner."

Well, yes to the first part, obviously, but as to the second, what makes you think he's interested in learning anything?
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Kerry doesn't learn, he wants to teach.
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Worse still is O'Bagy is a 'protege' of the Kagans, fat Freddy Kagan and his wife. Tommy Franks once called Doug Feith the dumbest f-ing man on the planet and Fat Freddy Kagan makes Doug Feith look smart.
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We really have a circle of dipsh-ts pulling and influencing the levers of power.
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