Friday, September 6, 2013

Kerry, McCain Cite Paid Shill For Syrian Rebel Group

'Expert' on Syria Cited by Kerry Paid by Rebels
And ironically, I'd bet that if you traced the funds back further there's a good chance they came from the US taxpayer.  We've been outsourcing propaganda for decades.  See, e.g., Ahmed Chalabi and the Iraqi National Congress.
"I noted earlier that the author of a WSJ article last week claiming--against most evidence--that the rebels in Syria are actually overwhelmingly moderate and growing in numbers was paid by a hawkish neo-con think-tank.  Still, her report was cited as gospel by Kerry, McCain and many others.  Now we learn that she is also paid by the Syria rebels themselves.  "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.""
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