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Woman informing Kerry, McCain’s opinions on Syria also an advocate for Syrian rebels

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Charles C. Johnson
Daily Caller [1]
September 6, 2013

The woman whose opinion lawmakers are relying on to go to war in Syria is also a paid advocate for the war-torn country’s rebels.

On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry encouraged members of the House of Representatives to read a Wall Street Journal op-ed by 26-year-old Elizabeth O’Bagy — an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War — who asserted that concerns about extremists dominating among the Syrian rebels are unfounded.

“Contrary to many media accounts, the war in Syria is not being waged entirely, or even predominantly, by dangerous Islamists and al-Qaida die-hards,” O’Bagy wrote for the Journal on Aug. 30. “Moderate opposition groups make up the majority of actual fighting forces,” she wrote.

But in addition to her work for the Institute for the Study of War, O’Bagy is also the political director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), a group that advocates within the United States for Syria’s rebels — a fact that the Journal did not disclose in O’Bagy’s piece.

In an interview with The Daily Caller, O’Bagy said that despite her title as the group’s political director, she is paid as a contractor.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/05/woman-informing-kerry-mccains-opinions-on-syria-also-an-advocate-for-syrian-rebels/

[2] Kerry portrait of Syria rebels at odds with intelligence reports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kerry-portrait-of-syria-rebels-at-odds-with-intelligence-reports.html

[3] John McCain: U.S. must arm Syria rebels to deter Iran from nuclear ambitions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/john-mccain-u-s-must-arm-syria-rebels-to-deter-iran-from-nuclear-ambitions.html

[4] Nearly 1 in 10 Syrian Rebels Are Now Terrorists In The Eyes Of The US: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nearly-1-in-10-syrian-rebels-are-now-terrorists-in-the-eyes-of-the-us.html

[5] Syrian rebels ramp up extrajudicial killings, kidnappings – Amnesty Int’l: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-ramp-up-extrajudicial-killings-kidnappings-%e2%80%93-amnesty-int%e2%80%99l.html

[6] Al Qaida groups lead Syrian rebels’ seizure of air base in sign they continue to dominate anti-Assad forces: http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-qaida-groups-lead-syrian-rebels-seizure-of-air-base-in-sign-they-continue-to-dominate-anti-assad-forces.html

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