John McCain Bags Liz O’Bagy as Legislative Assistant

Senator John McCain (RINO-AZ) was disgraced when he posed with Syrian kidnappers on a trip arranged by Elizabeth O’Bagy. He was further disgraced on September 3rd, when he referred to her as “Dr. O’Bagy” while citing her work at a Senate hearing. In the days that followed, O’Bagy was fired from her post at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) because she didn’t hold a doctorate. Some days after that, O’Bagy was unceremoniously jettisoned from the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) Executive Board after two other Board members had suffered the same fate.

O'Bagy: Now on McCain's Staff.

O’Bagy: Now on McCain’s Staff.

So what does McCain do? He hires O’Bagy as a “Legislative Assistant”.

Via Foreign Policy (h/t Daily Caller):

Sen. John McCain has hired Elizabeth O’Bagy, the Syria analyst in Washington who was fired for padding her credentials, The Cable has learned. She begins work Monday as a legislative assistant in McCain’s office.

O’Bagy was a young but well-respected advisor at the Institute for the Study of War and had emerged quickly as an important voice among those arguing in favor of intervention in Syria. McCain and others had cited her work publicly before her nascent reputation collapsed when it was discovered that her claims to having a combined master’s/Ph.D. were false and that in fact she had not yet defended her thesis.

“Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year,” McCain told The Cable in a statement. “I look forward to her joining my office.” McCain’s office said there would be no further comment on the matter. {emphasis ours}

Is McCain looking to retain O’Bagy because of her ability to research or because he needs her as a political defense attorney? The more McCain doubles down on his support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the more he entraps himself.

Do you sense a Godfather III reference?

O’Bagy’s misrepresentation is not her biggest problem. Her most glaring problem is her support for the Syrian rebels, which have actually called for an Islamic caliphate (at least the increasingly prominent Al-Nusra has). Indications are that the other organization she worked for – the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) – smelled trouble when McCain shone the spotlight on her.

On September 3rd, McCain cited O’Bagy at the Senate hearing. Soon thereafter, SETF jettisoned the first of its four Board members – Ahmad Soliman. Soliman’s connections to Muslim Brotherhood groups in America (Muslim Students Association and Islamic Society of North America) are irrefutable.

A couple of days later, the SETF lost its second Board member – Cassie Chesley. Again, there was no public announcement; she was just quietly removed from the website.

That left O’Bagy and SETF’s Executive Director Mouaz Moustafa, who accompanied McCain and O’Bagy on the trip to Syria in May. Then… O’Bagy was quietly removed from SETF’s website a few days later.

Of course, we also have the issue of O’Bagy’s possible commission of perjury.

McCain would have the public believe that despite O’Bagy’s inflated bio, she’s still an impeccable researcher who is fighting for the persecuted rebels of Syria. What McCain won’t tell you is that he’s digging himself a deeper hole by hiring her as defense counsel a legislative assistant.

The SETF wreaks of Muslim Brotherhood. By hiring O’Bagy after her role with this organization and its Board members (Moustafa and Soliman in particular), McCain is only throwing his lot more behind the enemy of his country.

Please watch McCain very, very carefully. If the republic survives, he may share a fate similar to Benedict Arnold. When the truth finally comes out, so too will the money from McCain’s pockets, which likely came from America’s enemies.

(for you hypersensitive types, this is meant as a metaphor only)


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