Elizabeth O’Bagy’s Mistake – She Didn’t Seal Her Records – Like Barack Obama Did

Elizabeth O'BagyElizabeth O’Bagy, to whose research on the Syrian revolt Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain both alluded in their arguments for American military force, has been fired from her job with The Institute For Study Of War – for lying about her educational credentials.  She claimed to have a Ph.D. from Georgetown University.  She was never enrolled in the University’s Ph.D. program.

But O’Bagy, who issued a rather Orwellian apology (“I never intended to willfully deceive anyone.”) for her “misrepresentation”, stands by the veracity of her research, as does the ISOW administrator who fired her.  Isn’t that odd?  So, we can now continue with President O’Bama’s plans to launch military attacks against Bashar al Assad’s regime, with reliance on O’Bagy’s research?  Really?

Elizabeth O’Bagy’s biggest error in judgement, in these times when the truth about anything has become as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster, was that she didn’t have her educational records sealed by Court Orders, before she published her materials. 

The President of the United States has never released any of  his bona fides, save that forged computer-generated birth certificate that wouldn’t even suffice to get your kid signed up to play Little League Baseball.

If Barack O’Bama could legally conceal all of his educational records, which indeed he has, why couldn’t O’Bagy have done so?  With this Press Corps on the job, who’d have been the wiser?

With thanks to Michael Savage here’s a link to Josh Rogin’s report on Elizabeth O’Bagy’s Big Lie in The Daily Beast.


About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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