UPDATED 09-11-13: OBAMA, JOHN KERRY AND JOHN McCAIN ARE TRUSTING THE OPINION OF 26-YEAR OLD ELIZABETH O’BAGY FROM GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY REGARDING THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR INSTEAD OF EXPERTS…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 — 3:48 PM (My original post follows my update)
This is what happens when low information voters elect incompetents…Not only is the Obama administration crawling with liars, the people they trust and support are liars as well.  They’re all a bunch of phonies.Elizabeth O’Bagy has been fired from the Institute For The Study of War for lying about having a PhD.  Just the fact that Obama, Kerry and McCain—The Three Stooges—embraced her, you don’t have to have a PhD to know that was not a good political move, and it wasn’t…

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/wall-street-journal-elizabeth-obagy-fired-96637.html

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/09/11/syria_expert_cited_by_kerry_and_mccain_fired_for_lying

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Here’s my Original Post…

“When you attempt to pull the wool over someone’s eyes, you’d better make sure there isn’t a moth around.”—QueenBeeObama, John Kerry and John McCain are now listening to Elizabeth O’Bagy, a 26-year old grad student from Georgetown University who wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal on August 30, 2013 titled, “On the Front Lines of Syria’s Civil War”, and are trying to convince Americans that what she’s spewing is right.  Sounds more like a Three Stooges move than a political one.John McCain was accompanied by O’Bagy on his trip to the Middle East in May so he could meet with Syrian rebel leaders in Syria, arranged by the Syrian Emergency Task Force.  O’Bagy has stated that the Syrian war is not being conducted by “dangerous Islamists and al-Qaeda die-hards, but by “moderate rebels”.  Uh, moderate rebels?  That’s an oxymoron coming from a moron.  As I’ve said before, my money’s on al-Qaeda and / or Obama’s brothers-in-arms, the Muslim Brotherhood.

So as far as Obama is concerned, a college student has more knowledge on this critical issue than intelligence estimates and experts specializing in the region.  What they’re not telling us is that she’s a paid advocate for the Syrian rebels.  They only tell us want they want us to know and what they want us to believe.

Remember when Obama was trying to convince the world that the Benghazi terrorist attack stemmed from an anti-Muslim film—a film that nobody watched, BTW?  We learned the truth later, but he hides the rest of the truth to this day, and he expects us to believe him about Syria?  He doesn’t even have a game plan!  The only game plans Obama is solid on is where and when his next vacation getaway will be and when he’s going to be teeing off.  In the process, he’s teeing us off.  This is the results you can expect when you hire a clown—you get a three-ring circus under the Big Top.

Obama is getting more and more desperate, and desperation leads to perspiration, and in this debacle, Obama is really sweating it out, staining America and the rest of the world with more bad BO and BS…

QueenBee

 

From:  http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/obama-relying-on-students-spin-on-syria/
WND EXCLUSIVE

Obama relying on student’s spin on Syria?

McCain, Kerry also informed by 26-year-old at  Georgetown

Published:  10 hours ago

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NEW YORK – Evidence is mounting 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 rebel forces opposing the government of Bashir  al-Assad was the brain-child of Elizabeth O’Bagy, a 26-year-old graduate student  pursuing a Ph.D. in Arab studies and political science at Georgetown University,  who is working on a dissertation on woman’s militancy.

In his 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.”

The O’Bagy narrative, however, is contradicted by intelligence estimates and  experts specializing in the region.

After Kerry’s testimony to Congress this week, Reuters  reported: “Secretary of State John Kerry’s public assertions that moderate  Syrian opposition groups are growing in influence appear to be at odds with  estimates by U.S. and European intelligence sources and non-governmental  experts, who say Islamic extremists remain by far the fiercest and  best-organized rebel elements.”

On April 27, the  New York Times reported that the Jabhat al-Nursa Front, a group declared a  terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department, has pledged allegiance to  al Qaida’s top leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and remains the group of choice for  foreign jihadis pouring into Syria. The Ahrar al-Sham, meanwhile, which shares  much of al-Nusra’s extremist ideology, is composed mostly of Syrians.

In her capacity  as a senior research analyst and the Syria team leader at the  Washington-based Institute for the Study of War think-tank, O’Bagy  authored a report in March titled “The Free Syrian Army” in which she argued  as follows:

The opposition movement in Syria has been fragmented from its inception, a  direct reflection of Syria’s social complexity and the decentralized grassroots  of the uprising. This condition has plagued Syria’s armed opposition since  peaceful protestors took up arms and began forming rebel groups under the  umbrella of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the summer of 2001.

The narrative is currently being circulated in Congress in an attempt to  counter the recent disclosure of evidence the rebel groups in Syria affiliated  with al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood, who have committed atrocities against  government soldiers and Syrian civilians, may be the parties responsible for the  chemical weapons attacks the Obama administration is blaming on the Assad  government.

O’Bagy also works  as the political director of the Washington-based Syrian Emergency Task  Force, or SETF, chaired by Mohamed Kawam.

Kawam is linked with  the Washington-based Syrian Support Group, or SSG, which encourages  Americans to send money that arguably could be used to buy weapons for the  Free Syria Group.

The “Donate” button on the  Syrian Support Group website specifies donations will go toward providing  “certain logistical, communications, and other services to the FSA.” The caveat  is “the SSG intends to support only those military councils that have adopted  the FSA’s Proclamation of Principles,” not the Jabhat al-Nusra or any other  group designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

Syrian Support Group donation

The “About the Syrian Support Group” page on the group’s website states the  SSG has pursued and received a license from the U.S. Department of Treasury  Office of Foreign Assets Control that permits the organization to raise funds  and provide certain services to the FSA, further specifying the SSG has to date  transported over $10 million in U.S. government aid to the Supreme Military  Council of the FSA.

The  Facebook page of the Coalition for a Democratic Syria makes clear the Syrian  Emergency Task Force organized McCain’s  surprise May visit to Syria, where he met with leaders of the FSA Supreme  Military Council.

Facebook posting by Coalition for a Democratic  Syria

On May 27, the  Los Angeles Times reported O’Bagy, in her capacity as political director for  the Syrian Emergency Task Force, said in a telephone interview from Turkey that  McCain’s office approached the task force two weeks earlier to ask if it could  arrange for him to meet with Syrian rebel leaders in Syria.

O’Bagy, who accompanied McCain on the senator’s May trip to the Middle East,  told the newspaper McCain met with FSA commanders in two meetings in Gaziantep,  Turkey, and in one meeting about a half mile inside the Syrian border at the Bab  Salameh border crossing. There, he talked with the Asifat al-Shamal, identified  as the Northern Storm Brigade, that controls the border.

O’Bagy further confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Gen. Salim Idriss, the  leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army, and other rebel  commanders asked the U.S. to consider giving heavy weapons to the FSA, set up a  no-fly zone in Syria and conduct air attacks on Hezbollah in Lebanon.

McCain asked the FSA commanders how they planned to reduce the presence of  Islamic extremists in Syrian rebel ranks, O’Bagy told the newspaper.

In Syria, McCain was photographed with a group of Syrian rebels that included  Mouaz Moustafa, a Palestinian Arab (seen to far right of photograph, closest to  camera) who  was introduced to McCain as the executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task  Force, the group that organized the senator’s trip.

McCain in Syria, May 2013, with Mouaz Moustafa (seen at far right, closest to  camera)

On Twitter, Moustafa  identifies himself as a Palestinian refugee who moved to the U.S. at 12 years  old, worked as a staffer in the U.S. House and Senate (Rep. Vic Snyder,  D-Ark., and Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.) and participated in the Libyan and  Syrian revolutions.

Mouaz Moustafa Twitter post

On Instagram, Moustafa calls himself a “Freelance Revolutionary,” adding that  he also worked as a field organizer for the Democratic National Committee in  2008.

On  Linkedin.com, Moustafa continues to list himself as the executive director  at the Libyan Council of North America.

A  Daily Caller profile of Moustafa added that he meets with National Security  Council staff “every couple of months.”

In recent weeks, O’Bagy  and Moustafa have been conducting a media blitz on behalf of the Syrian  Emergency Task Force, including interviews with NPR, Fox News, RT, Thom  Hartmann’s radio show, Foreign Policy Magazine and MSNBC, arguing that the FSA  is the “moderate” rebel group the U.S. should support in Syria.

The  Daily Beast has reported that in addition to meeting with Moustafa and FSA  leaders in Syria, McCain also met with Mohammad Nour and Ammar Al-Dadikhi  (a.k.a. Abu Ibrahim), two men who were part of a group that kidnapped Lebanese  religious pilgrims returning from Iran in May 2012. Both were identified as  being part of Asifat al Shamal, the Syrian rebel group known as the Northern  Storm Brigade controlling the border.

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