Researcher fired: Kerry, McCain source for Syria lied, rebel advocate, no PhD
The researcher fired this week is the very same 26-year-old U.S. researcher that Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain cited during last week’s congressional hearings regarding the use of military force against the Syrian government. The researcher has now been fired after it has been discovered that she was lying about having a PhD, reported Reuters on Sept 11, 2013.
The news about the fired researcher, Elizabeth O’Bagy, came to light on Wednesday when Elizabeth O’Bagy was fired by the Institute for the Study of War.
As it turns out, Elizabeth O’Bagy did not only misrepresent herself about having a PhD, she also misrepresented herself in her connections with Syria.
The fired researcher is in fact affiliated with the Syrian Emergency Task Force, which supports Syrian rebel groups and which subcontracts with the U.S. and British governments to provide aid to the Syrian opposition against Assad.