WHAT ELSE HAVE THEY LIED ABOUT?
by Sharon Rondeau
O’Bagy had reported on national television that “allied groups” comprising the Syrian opposition “have formed alliances and incorporated goals conducive to U.S. interests.” On August 30, she had written in the WSJ:
In the past year, I have made numerous trips to Syria, traveling throughout the northern provinces of Latakia, Idlib and Aleppo. I have spent hundreds of hours with Syrian opposition groups ranging from Free Syrian Army affiliates to the Ahrar al-Sham Brigade.
The conventional wisdom holds that the extremist elements are completely mixed in with the more moderate rebel groups. This isn’t the case. Moderates and extremists wield control over distinct territory…
Later in her piece, O’Bagy claimed:
Moderate opposition groups make up the majority of actual fighting forces, and they have recently been empowered by the influx of arms and money from Saudi Arabia and other allied countries, such as Jordan and France. This is especially true in the south, where weapons provided by the Saudis have made a significant difference on the battlefield, and have helped fuel a number of recent rebel advances in Damascus.
It has been reported that a Saudi prince supplied chemical weapons to the rebels, not the Assad regime, which were used on August 21 in Ghouta.
Twenty-six-year-old O’Bagy was also working at the Institute for the Study of War and has been terminated from that organization for the same reason.
On September 6, Dr. Jerome Corsi of WND reported that O’Bagy was “pursuing a Ph.D. in Arab studies and political science” and in the process of writing her dissertation, which would have meant that she did not yet possess the Ph.D. designation.
Kerry’s testimony on Monday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee invoked O’Bagy’s “research” which contended that Syrian rebels do not “predominately” [sic] consist of Islamic militants and terrorists. Kerry’s and O’Bagy’s assertions were countered by Reuters, which reported that “U.S. and European intelligence sources” had found that Islamic extremists were well-organized and “most effective” in fighting the Assad regime.
The chairman of the committee, Sen. Carl Levin, said last week that he agreed that “vetted” members of the opposition should receive U.S. assistance.
The Obama regime has insisted on supporting the rebels openly with arms and humanitarian assistance while stating that the U.S. must effect an “unbelievably small” missile strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for allegedly releasing chemical weapons against the population in Ghouta, an area outside of Damascus.
Assad has stated that there is “no evidence” that his regime used the sarin gas which reportedly killed more than 1,400 people. Chemical weapons have been used previously in the two-year-old Syrian civil war.
A link from Corsi’s article to the website of the Syrian Emergency Task Force welcoming her to the organization as its political director and addressing her as “Dr.” now indicates an error message.
A link to the Syrian Support Group is also dead.
The Post & Email and other outlets have reported that Obama has been supporting Islamic militants in the Middle East. On his FULL-CONTACT radio show on August 22, Erik Rush stated that he believes Obama “orchestrated” the attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya which took place one year ago today.
The Obama regime has not explained why military assistance was halted or not sent that night, allowing four Americans to die.
Kerry’s and Obama’s credibility has also been questioned on Syria and other matters. On Tuesday, the Associated Press, which had once largely been a shill for Obama, reported that “The Obama administration has not laid out proof Assad was behind the attack.”
In June 2008, many citizens became concerned when graphics analysts reported that Obama’s short-form birth certificate was a forgery. A criminal investigation has shown that his long-form birth certificate, released almost three years later, and his Selective Service registration form, are “computer-generated forgeries.” Congress has failed to act to investigate the forgery and its perpetrators despite knowing about the crime.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.