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Controversial Syria Researcher Fired Over Doctorate Claim

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Elizabeth O’Bagy’s ties to the Syrian opposition had become an issue.

    A young researcher whose opinions on Syria were cited by both Senator McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry in congressional testimony last week has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for allegedly faking her academic credentials.

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    O’Bagy and her op-ed drew scrutiny last week when the Wall Street Journal failed to disclose O’Bagy’s ties to an advocacy group backing the Syrian opposition and lobbying the US government to intervene in Syria.


    How about another round of curveball, anyone?
    #1 poncho, Sep 11, 2013
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