The Inside Story Of How A Fake PhD Hijacked The Syria Debate

“Over the course of roughly a year, she went from a graduate student and intern to a pundit making regular appearances on Fox News and being published in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, and well, The Wall Street Journal. She was promoted to Senior Analyst and then to Syria Team Lead at ISW, and had become known as a go-to expert on the Syrian rebels among foreign policy experts.”

 

If it hadn’t been for Kerry’s gaff and the subsequent Russian proposal for a Syrian disarmament,the US would have been bombing Syria right now causing further loss of innocent lives. This story on all US media outlets should have been: how America came so close to the brink of a war against Syria thanks to convenient ‘experts’ that the US State Department rely on in making their case for war.

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About angelajoya

Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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