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  • PA launches pro-Mubarak demonstration in Ramallah

    02/02/2011 11:40:29 AM PST · by FourPeas · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/02/2011 20:59 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Dozens of Fatah supporters demonstrated in Ramallah on Wednesday in support of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The demonstration is the first of its kind in the West Bank since the beginning of the uprising in Egypt. RELATED:For Palestinians, Egyptian unrest is bittersweet The demonstration coincided with the attack that was launched by Mubarak's supporters against anti-government protesters in Cairo. Sources in Ramallah said that the demonstration was initiated by the PA leadership, which has banned anti-Mubarak protests in the West Bank. The demonstrators shouted slogans condemning Egyptian opposition figure Mohammed ElBaradei as a “CIA agent” and warned against foreign...
  • With dozens dead, U.S. tells Egypt to pull 'back from the brink'

    07/27/2013 5:08:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 minutes ago | Yasmine Saleh and Matt Robinson; Editing by Philip Barbara
    The United States urged Arab ally Egypt to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army's confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood... Washington, treading a fine line with an important Middle East ally and recipient of over $1 billion in military aid, urged the Egyptian security forces to respect the right to peaceful protest... U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to two senior members of Egypt's army-installed interim cabinet, expressing his "deep concern." "This is a pivotal moment for Egypt," he...
  • Egypt’s PM to offer Muslim Brotherhood ministerial posts

    07/09/2013 3:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    France 24 ^ | 07/09/2013
    Egypt’s newly appointed interim prime minister Hazem el-Beblawi is to offer ministerial posts to members of the Muslim Brotherhood and to the hardline Islamist Nour Party, state media said on Tuesday. “There is no objection at all to including members of those two parties in the government,” a presidential spokesman said. The announcement followed el-Beblawi’s appointment as prime minister in a transitional government, as the authorities sought to steer the country to new parliamentary and presidential elections. Adli Mansour, acting head of state since massive demonstrations ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi out of office last week, also appointed former UN...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...
  • ElBaradei not confirmed as Egypt PM ( Earlier reports had said he was confirmed as PM)

    07/06/2013 5:35:16 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | Last Modified: 06 Jul 2013 23:06
    Presidential spokesman says several options on the table for interim PM, after earlier reports of ElBaradei appointment. A presidential spokesman has said that talks are continuing over the appointment of a new interim prime minister for Egypt, following earlier reports that opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei had been chosen. Authorities said there were several options for the position and acknowledged that there had been strong opposition to the possible appointment of ElBaradei.Earlier on Saturday, the Tamarod (rebellion) movement, which engineered mass protests culminating in the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday, had made the announcement of ElBaradei's appointment after talks with Adly Mansour, Egypt's new interim...
  • Obama White House rejects 'false claims' of Egypt interference

    07/06/2013 3:06:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 6, 2013 | Matt Williams
    The White House has rejected "false claims" that it is working with specific parties in Egypt to "dictate" how the country should proceed following this week's military coup. Breaking its recent silence over events in Cairo, the Obama administration released a statement reiterating that the US was "not aligned with, and does not support, any particular Egyptian political party or group". The statement came as Egypt appeared to prepare to swear in Mohamed ELBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, as an interim prime minister. The Nobel peace laureate had been tipped for the post following the...
  • Egyptians believe Morsi in cahoots with US, Israel

    07/06/2013 1:48:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 07.06.13, 09:32 | Eldad Beck
    “What’s the American interest to support the Muslim Brotherhood?” I asked. “Look,” explained one distinguished, older gentleman. "The West says one thing and does another. The Americans and Europeans speak so highly for democracy, freedom and human rights, but in the Middle East they support the most autocratic regimes, which object to all these principles. The Americans have three main interests in the area: Defending Israel, the oil in the Persian Gulf and control over the Suez Canal. They’ll do everything to maintain these interests, and therefore are in favor of the status quo. Mubarak guaranteed Israel’s security. Morsi did...
  • Reversing denial, State says Kerry was briefly on boat

    07/05/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | July 5, 2013 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Secretary of State John Kerry was on his boat briefly on Wednesday, contrary to an earlier denial by the State Department, but was there only briefly and did not conduct official business while on board. “While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his national security council," spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday. Kerry also held calls "with Norwegian Foreign Minister Eade,Qatari Foreign Minister al-Attiyah, Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu, Egyptian Constitution Party President ElBaradei and five calls Ambassador Patterson on that day alone and since...
  • Muslim Brotherhood site says Egypt’s new president is secretly Jewish [LOL!]

    07/05/2013 8:49:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/5/13 | Max Fisher
    IkhwanOnline, the official Web site of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, posted an article on Thursday asserting that the country’s new interim president, Adly Mansour, is secretly Jewish. The article, since taken offline,suggested that Mansour was part of an American and Israeli conspiracy to install Mohamed ElBaradei, a former U.N. official and Egyptian opposition figure, as president. Mansour, the supreme justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, was sworn in as interim president on Thursday after the military announced that President Mohamed Morsi was no longer in charge. Morsi was a close ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has held large demonstrations protesting...
  • The Real Coup: Egypt's ElBaradei Named Interim Prime Minister

    07/06/2013 7:09:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/06/2013
    -excerpt- There’s no doubt that ElBaradei represents the smallest and least powerful of the main factions supporting big reform in post-Mubarak Egypt — the others being Team Muslim Brotherhood and Team Army. -excerpt- For the Army, ElBaradei is the closest they’ve got to a Terry MacAuliffe — love him or hate him, he keeps those donors writing checks. US dismay over regulations which prohibit foreign aid to coup-stricken countries will surely abate when it’s ElBaradei standing beside President Obama in the Rose Garden.
  • Egypt crisis: Mansour appoints ElBaradei as interim PM

    07/06/2013 12:02:34 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 July 2013 Last updated at 14:25 ET
    Leading liberal Egyptian politician Mohamed ElBaradei has been named interim prime minister. He was appointed following crisis talks led by President Adly Mahmud Mansour - three days after the army removed Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi amid growing nationwide unrest. The move has in turn triggered mass unrest by supporters of Mr Morsi. Mr ElBaradei - a former head of the UN's nuclear watchdog - is expected to be sworn in later on Saturday. He and other party leaders attended a meeting called by Mr Mansour on Saturday. Mr ElBaradei leads an alliance of liberal and left-wing parties, the National Salvation...
  • ElBaradei to become Egyptian PM

    07/06/2013 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 July 2013 | Last updated at 13:09 ET
    Leading liberal Egyptian politician Mohamed ElBaradei is to be named prime minister, the BBC understands. Mena state news agency says he is meeting interim President Adly Mahmud Mansour, three days after the army removed Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi amid growing nationwide unrest. …
  • Thomas Friedman Finally Admits the Arab Spring is a Disaster

    04/11/2013 5:21:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Deep Thoughts by Thomas Friedman But don’t worry, the term “admits” is a bit strong. It’s more like the weatherman who predicted there wouldn’t be a flood for a month straight clinging to an antenna on the roof of his house and trying to find reasons why he was right all along even while the sharks are circling his chimney. The standard fallback position for Tahrir’s international cheerleaders is to argue that we were expecting positive results too quickly. The term “Arab Spring” has to be retired. There is nothing springlike going on,” Friedman says. “It’s best we now speak...
  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 60 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regimeÂ’s chemical weapons and whether SyriaÂ’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after AssadÂ’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on SyriaÂ’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after IsraelÂ’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...
  • Remembering Some of Those Who Said the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Wasn't a Threat to Democracy

    12/01/2012 10:43:14 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    Egyptian "President" Mohammed Morsi "is not backing down in the showdown over decrees granting him near-absolute powers," that "clashes between the two camps (Morsi's Islamist supporters and secular opponents) ... left two dead and hundreds injured," and that the country's Muslim Brotherhood-dominated assembly "pushed through the 234-article draft (constitution) in just 21 hours from Thursday into Friday ... (after) Coptic Christians and liberals earlier had walked out." The draft constitution includes several articles "that rights activists, liberals and Christians fear will lead to restrictions on the rights of women and minorities," and omits "bans on slavery or promises to adhere...
  • Morsi declares expanded powers, bans breakup of assembly penning constitution

    11/22/2012 1:50:57 PM PST · by Founding Father · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 22 November, 2012
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made several decrees Thursday that will shape the country’s constitution and, he says, safeguard its “revolutionary” future. They include a ruling that none of his decisions can be overturned by any authority. Morsi gave the Constituent Assembly a two month deadline to finish drafting a new constitution, ruling that no authority may dissolve it until the country's defining document is completed. He further ruled that no authority may dissolve the Shura Council, the upper house of Egypt's parliament. In a move likely to bring criticism that the Egyptian president is inappropriately expanding his powers, he also...
  • Liberal, secular 'infidels' must be prosecuted, says Brotherhood preacher

    10/09/2012 11:35:01 PM PDT · by bronxville · 13 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | 30th September, 2012 | Staff
    Liberals, modernists and secularists are infidels and must be brought to trial for abandoning Islam, according to an ultra-conservative preacher in the Muslim Brotherhood. In a video posted on the YouTube channel of the privately owned newspaper Al-Shorouk newspaper on Sunday, preacher Wagdy Ghoneim said: “If they do not repent, the judge must apply the penalty for apostasy. “If anyone tells you that he is liberal, tell him directly that he is infidel.” Earlier this month, Ghoneim caused controversy after issuing a fatwa — an Islamic religious edict — that said joining the Constitution Party, led by Nobel laureate Mohamed...
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • American Islamist Groups Shape Arab Revolutions

    07/31/2012 8:55:16 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 31JUL12 | David J. Rusin
    Illustrating that the jihadist enterprise transcends all borders, American Islamist groups typically preoccupied with remaking the U.S. have been leaving their fingerprints on the campaign to exchange secular authoritarianism for religious authoritarianism in the Middle East. As these organizations labor stateside to nudge the governing class to embrace Arab Islamists at the expense of liberals — prompting Egyptian intellectual Essam Abdallah to lament that "the most dramatic oppression of the region's civil societies and the Arab Spring … is led by the powerful Islamist lobbies in Washington" — several of the groups' past and current officials have emerged as key...
  • ElBaradei gets behind new Egypt party

    04/28/2012 10:22:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:35am EDT | (Additional reporting by Ali Abdelati; Writing by Tom Perry Editing by Maria Golovnina)
    Mohamed ElBaradei and other prominent Egyptians on Saturday launched a party which he said would one day govern the country, offering a new choice to voters seeking alternatives to Islamist parties that now dominate parliament. Though ElBaradei pulled out of the race for Egyptian presidency in January, his role in the new Dustour Party shows the Nobel Peace Prize winner and political liberal still aims to play a leading role in the future of the country of 80 million. … ElBaradei has been a prominent figure in the Egyptian reform movement since he returned to Egypt in 2010 and challenged...
  • ElBaradei pulls out of Egypt vote, faults generals

    01/15/2012 3:38:58 AM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Mohamed ElBaradei pulled out of the race for the Egyptian presidency on Saturday, the Nobel Peace Prize winner saying "the previous regime" was still running the country which has been governed by army generals since Hosni Mubarak was deposed. "My conscience does not permit me to run for the presidency or any other official position unless it is within a real democratic system," said the former head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, once seen a leading contender for the presidency.
  • ElBaradei Quits Egyptian Presidential Election

    01/14/2012 2:59:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    Mohamed ElBaradei has dropped out of the running as a candidate in the Egyptian presidential race. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency announced his decision Saturday. "My conscience does not permit me to run for the presidency or any other official position unless it is within a democratic framework," ElBaradei said in a statement reported by the Los Angeles Times, adding that the ruling military council still had too much control over Egypt. The council, which in the past has said it will step aside when a new president is...
  • Egypt's ElBaradei Ends Bid for Presidency, Citing Continued Autocracy

    01/14/2012 9:38:36 AM PST · by Qbert · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | JANUARY 14, 2012 | Matt Bradley
    CAIRO—Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei on Saturday withdrew his candidacy from Egypt's coming presidential race in protest over the autocratic governance that has persisted under Egypt's post-revolutionary military leadership. Though Mr. ElBaradei wasn't considered among the top contenders for presidential elections scheduled for this spring, his global stature makes his pullout a symbolic blow to the military leadership and its often faltering stewardship of the country's transition to democracy. Mr. ElBaradei's statement on Saturday marks the highest-profile censure of the military's governance since a leading group of generals, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, or SCAF, assumed power from...
  • ElBaradei: U.S., Egypt In Secret Talks On Fate Of Israel Peace Treaty

    12/27/2011 7:59:58 AM PST · by edpc · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 27 Dec 2011 | Haaretz
    The United States is engaged in secret talks with Egypt's ruling military council geared at ensuring that the country's democratically elected regime will maintain its peace treaty with Israel, top Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei said on Tuesday. Results from Egypt's recent parliamentary vote, which saw considerable gains for Islamist factions such as the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party and the radical Salafi movement's Al-Nour Party, have caused some to question the future of Israel's 1979 peace treaty with its neighbor to the north.
  • Iran’s Nuclear Project (Michael Rubin)

    11/08/2011 1:47:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov. 8, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    -Excerpt- The IAEA’s findings are not only an indictment of Iran, however. They also reveal the fundamental corruption of Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian diplomat who was the IAEA’s director general from December 1997 to November 2009. While his job was to administer a technocratic agency, ElBaradei repeatedly intervened to distort the inspectors’ findings. Rather than confront the Islamic Republic on its cheating, he coached Iranian officials on their public diplomacy. He also repeatedly ignored mounting evidence of secret Iranian facilities until these were publicly exposed by other means. -excerpt- The IAEA report should also embarrass Thomas Fingar, Vann H. Van...
  • Moderate Egyptians Interviewed (video)

    09/19/2011 5:54:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 9/19/11 | Trevor Loudon
    CNN’s Nick Robertson speaks with some of the Egyptian protesters who, according to Mohamed AlBaradei, will establish a “moderate” and pro-American “democracy” after the fall of Mubarak.
  • ElBaradei: Egypt is 'disintegrating' as tourism drops (Mr. Arab Spring has second thoughts)

    05/22/2011 10:39:18 AM PDT · by mojito · 41 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/22/2011 | Unattributed
    Egypt is disintegrating socially and its economy “is bust,” said Mohamed ElBaradei, the former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency and possible candidate for the Egyptian presidency. “Right now, socially, we are disintegrating,” ElBaradei said on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” scheduled to air Sunday. “Economically we are not in the best state. Politically it’s -- it’s like a black hole. We do not know where we are heading.” ElBaradei said many Egyptians don’t feel secure as the country struggles to create a new government after former president Hosni Mubarak was forced from power by protests earlier this year. “People...
  • A taste of the future-Events in Egypt over the weekend do not bode well for what’s ahead

    05/16/2011 5:24:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/15/2011 | BARRY RUBIN
    First the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood said it wouldn’t run a candidate for president and would only contest one-third of the parliamentary seats. Then, it said it wouldn’t run a presidential candidate and would contest 50 percent of the parliamentary seats. Even that is misleading, since it could arrange with other Islamist parties not to compete against each other, thus adding 5-10% more Islamists (a majority). Now the Muslim Brotherhood says it will run a presidential candidate who might even conceivably win the election. Oh, but he will run as an independent. One reason for this change is that earlier on,...
  • Man Of Peace?

    04/05/2011 6:14:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 5, 2011 | Staff
    Mideast: Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Egyptian presidential candidate, says if Israel attacks Gaza, Egypt would declare war. The U.N. nuclear peacenik takes the "blessed are the warmongers" approach. If you thought the peace prize was a joke after it was given on spec to a new U.S. president in 2009, consider how ElBaradei, former chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, is living up to his 2005 prize. That was the one awarded because of his unceasing attacks on the Bush administration after the U.S. ousted would-be nuclear terrorist Saddam Hussein. "If Israel attacked Gaza, we would...
  • ElBaradei: Egyptian Warmonger

    04/05/2011 8:21:26 PM PDT · by Scottmkiv · 18 replies
    Rational Public Radio ^ | 4/5/11 | Scott Connery
    Egypt's slide into a theocracy which threatens the entire region is continuing. Many, especially those on the left, thought the revolution in Egypt was a wonderful outpouring of democratic conviction. President Obama, and the state department, did nothing to manage the situation as it unfolded over the course of weeks. Many warned that the Muslim Brotherhood would take over. That suggestion was at first dismissed as unlikely, and then as not a problem. National Intelligence Director James Clapper assured the world that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was "largely secular" shortly before that same brotherhood called for the creation of...
  • ElBaradei: Road Map by Friday or Demonstrations May Resume (Threats from Iran NukeBoy)

    02/13/2011 3:27:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | 2/13/11 | Coral Davenport
    Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate and Egyptian opposition leader, said this morning that the Egyptian military needs to reach out to the civilian opposition groups to begin planning a road map for a transition government -- and that if that doesn’t happen by Friday, street protests may begin anew. ElBaradei is uncertain about what will come next for his country after Egypt’s Supreme Military Council suspended the constitution, dissolved parliament, and announced in a communiqué that it will run a transitional government before overseeing the process of the next presidential and parliamentary election. “I have frankly started to get worried,...
  • Egyptian military dissolves parliament, and suspends constitution

    02/13/2011 2:01:53 PM PST · by Scottmkiv · 11 replies
    Rational Public Radio ^ | 2/13/11 | Scott Connery
    Things in Egypt are looking grim indeed. After weeks of protests and riots, Mubarak finally stepped down. The military has now taken over the country, in a move that many are bizarrely calling "democratic." This seems incredibly unlikely to bring about an Egypt which is more just and less corrupt. "Egypt's military dissolved parliament and will run the country for six months or until elections are held, it said in a statement Sunday, two days after President Hosni Mubarak resigned."
  • Beware the Brokering of Egypt’s ElBaradei

    02/11/2011 8:48:02 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb. 11 2011 | Claudia Rosett
    Now that Hosni Mubarak has resigned as dictator of Egypt, what role in the perilous transition ahead might be played by former United Nations nuclear chief and Nobel laureate, Mohamed ElBaradei? When protests erupted last month, ElBaradei returned to his native Egypt, and under the caption “opposition leader” has been all over the news, offering himself as a “broker,” a “vessel,” a “bridge,” an “agent of change,” from Mubarak’s rule to “democracy.” On Friday he welcomed Mubarak’s ouster as “the greatest day of my life.” Yet ElBaradei has linked arms with, among others, Egypt’s Islamist Muslim Brotherhood – the jihad-preaching...
  • ElBaradei (Opp. Leader): Egyptians Must Wait at least 'One Year' for Elections

    02/11/2011 9:45:41 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/11/11 | Aurelius
    Saying that Egyptians had already waited "thirty years," and citing the chaos in Egypt, Egyptian Opposition Leader Mohamed ElBaradei stated today on Al Jazeera that Egyptians must wait at least "one year" for elections. Ironically, on the day that now-former President Mubarak stepped down amongst calls for democracy, the military of Egypt now holds the country while its opposition leader now says elections must wait. Speaking live from Egypt with Al Jazeera, ElBaradei discussed the entirety of the protests and movements in Egypt. Touting Egyptians' grit and will power, ElBaradei was proud that Mubarak was forced to step down. However,...
  • INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (ICG) (All the usual suspects)

    02/08/2011 12:34:04 PM PST · by Danae · 2 replies
    Discover the Networks ^ | 2-8-2011 | Discover the Networks
    You might not have ever heard of this group, but you will recognize the names in this article. I know Glenn Beck has mentioned this, and indeed it is true, Socialists are working with people with ties to the Islamic Brotherhood and others. Power mongering makes for strange bedfellows, but in the name of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" I suppose it fits. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (ICG) 149 Avenue Louise Level 24 B-1050 Brussels Belgium Phone :+32-2-502 90 38 URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/ NGO that seeks to avert and resolve deadly conflicts around the world Many of its...
  • ElBaradei: Israel has peace agreement with Mubarak, not with Egypt

    02/07/2011 9:40:38 PM PST · by Scottmkiv · 49 replies
    Rational Public Radio ^ | 2/7/11 | Scott Connery
    "One of the reasons that the revolt in Egypt is so important is what their new government's foreign policy will be. The Middle East is tumultuous at the best of times, but Egypt hasn't been a part of the fighting since 1973 with the exception of a brief skirmish with Libya in 1977. Now, it looks like Mubarak's regime will fall. Mubarak is 83 years old, and the current riots make it seem unlikely that he will hold onto power until Egypt's election this fall." http://www.rationalpublicradio.com/israel-has-peace-agreement-with-mubarak-not-with-egypt.html
  • ElBaradei: The Israelis Have A Peace Treaty With Mubarak, Not With The Egyptian People

    02/06/2011 3:05:49 PM PST · by FromLori · 67 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 2/6/2011 | Gregory White
    Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the key leaders of Egypt's protest movement, has brought his country's peace treaty with Israel into doubt in an interview with Der Spiegel. From the Der Spiegel Interview: SPIEGEL: Are you now saying that a government that included participation by the Muslim Brotherhood would continue on with Mubarak's policies toward Israel? ElBaradei: No. Something the Israelis also need to grasp is that it's impossible to make peace with a single man. At the moment, they have a peace treaty with Mubarak, but not one with the Egyptian people. The Israelis should understand that it is in...
  • ElBaradei could run for president (Soros connection lol)

    02/05/2011 12:27:49 AM PST · by bronxville · 15 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | Feb 5th, 2011 | Sylvia Westall and Shaimaa Fayed
    CAIRO/VIENNA (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said on Friday he could run in Egypt's presidential elections if the Egyptian people asked him to, denying a report in an Austrian newspaper that he would not run. "This is not true," ElBaradei said in a phone interview with Al Jazeera. "If the Egyptian people want me to continue the change process, I will not disappoint the Egyptian people." ElBaradei has tended to answer the question of whether he wants to run for president, often asked of him, by saying he was ready for a role in helping Egypt achieve political...
  • Get Ready for the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/04/2011 9:03:39 AM PST · by Qbert · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/3/2011 | AYAAN HIRSI ALI
    WASHINGTON — In 1985, as a teenager in Kenya, I was an adamant member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Seventeen years later, in 2002, I took part in a political campaign to win votes for the conservative party in the Netherlands. Those two experiences gave me some insights that I think are relevant to the current crisis in Egypt. They lead me to believe it is highly likely but not inevitable that the Muslim Brotherhood will win the elections to be held in Egypt this coming September. [Snip] The secular democrats’ next challenge is the Brotherhood. They must waste no time...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Crisis

    02/03/2011 10:36:42 AM PST · by richardtavor · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | February 2nd, 2011 | Dore Gold
    • Will the Obama administration's policy toward Egypt be based on a perception that the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood would be extremely dangerous? Or have they taken the position - voiced in parts of the U.S. foreign policy establishment - that the Brotherhood has become moderate and can be talked to? Initial administration reactions indicate that it does not rule out Muslim Brotherhood participation in a future Egyptian coalition government. • Since January 28, the Muslim Brotherhood's involvement has become more prominent, with its support of Mohamed ElBaradei to lead the opposition forces against the government. In the streets...
  • Soros Says Israel “Main Stumbling Block” to Democracy in Egypt, Encouraged by Muslim Brotherhood

    02/03/2011 8:53:43 AM PST · by Qbert · 61 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/3/2011 | Weasel Zippers
    A self-hating Jew to the very hand. George Soros via WaPo op-ed: …President Obama personally and the United States as a country have much to gain by moving out in front and siding with the public demand for dignity and democracy. This would help rebuild America’s leadership and remove a lingering structural weakness in our alliances that comes from being associated with unpopular and repressive regimes. Most important, doing so would open the way to peaceful progress in the region. The Muslim Brotherhood’s cooperation with Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate who is seeking to run for president, is a hopeful sign...
  • ElBaradei could be Obama’s soul mate: A Far-Left Progressive

    02/03/2011 4:35:36 AM PST · by Heuristic Hiker · 13 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | January 31, 2011 | Ellie Velinska
    Obama and the convenient alternative of Mubarak in Egypt ElBaradei are very similar ideologically and have the same opinion on all key issues concerning the Middle East: Nobel Peace prize winner — check Pro-negotiations with Iran — check For nuclear disarmament — check Believer in UN — check Law professor — check Against the Iraq War — check Support Muslim cause: ElBaradei is endorsed by Muslim Brotherhood, Obama attended the Nation of Islam Million Man March and pro-Farrakhan worship place of Rev. Wright. — check Try this quiz! Who said the following: We must abandon the unworkable notion that it...
  • ElBaradei’s Ultimatum to Mubarak: 48 Hours to Leave the Country

    02/02/2011 4:01:21 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 50 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 1/2/2011 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Egyptian uprising idol Mohammed ElBaradei has ordered Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave the country by Friday – or he will be a “dead man walking” and not just a lame-duck president. The aging Egyptian leader, reportedly suffering from cancer, insists he will remain in power. He said Tuesday night, “This dear country is my country ... and I will die on its land." Mubarak dramatically announced he will not run in September’s presidential elections, but shortly afterwards, U.S. President Barack Obama dealt him a stinging slap, stating that a transition to a new government should begin “now.”In addition, he...
  • Report: ElBaradei tells Mubarak to leave Egypt in 48 hours or be a "dead man walking"

    02/02/2011 4:38:33 PM PST · by Qbert · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/2/2011 | Marisol
    Weasel Zippers notes what curious language this is from a past recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Not that standards have been terribly high in recent years (see also: Yasser Arafat, and later, Barack Obama). "ElBaradei's Ultimatum to Mubarak: 48 Hours to Leave the Country," from Israel National News (thanks to Ron): Egyptian uprising idol Mohammed ElBaradei has ordered Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave the country by Friday - or he will be a "dead man walking" and not just a lame-duck president. The aging Egyptian leader, reportedly suffering from cancer, insists he will remain in power. He said...
  • Being Hosni Mubarak

    02/02/2011 2:24:15 PM PST · by dervish · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/1/11 | Bret Stephens
    Egypt's leader has gambled that he can ride out the protests and hold on. It's a pretty good gamble. 'snip' Like everyone else, you've been "listening" to Egyptians marching through the streets and telling you it's time to go. That's an opinion they'll likely revise after a few more neighborhoods in Cairo and Alexandria are ransacked, looted and torched by gangs of hooligans. But you haven't just been listening to the demonstrators. You've also been watching them—the way they dress, the way they shave. On Sunday, in Tahrir Square, you could tell right away that most were from the Muslim...
  • Egypt's Kerensky

    01/31/2011 5:59:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 31, 2011 | Staff
    Succession: As talk of deposing Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak grows, one name keeps popping up: Mohamed ElBaradei. If he takes over, it'll be a disaster not just for Egypt, but also for the U.S. and the West. ElBaradei built a long, and lucrative, career as an international diplomat with the U.N., posing as a moderate technocrat. He's anything but, which has become apparent as talk of a "unity" government featuring the Muslim Brotherhood and former U.N. nuclear watchdog ElBaradei has increased. ElBaradei hasn't lived in Egypt in years. Yet after the uprising began, he immediately flew to Cairo. Over the...
  • Editorial: Terror In Waiting

    01/31/2011 6:07:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 31, 2011 | Staff
    Mideast: As the radical Muslim Brotherhood schemes to oust a pro-American despot in Egypt, U.S. pundits have cheered the move as a boon for freedom. This is dangerous pablum. The Muslim Brotherhood is in talks with opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei to form a unity government to replace the regime of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a U.S. ally. Pundits on both the left and the right have naively portrayed the Brotherhood — a worldwide jihadist movement based in Cairo — as a pro-democracy force that has "courageously campaigned against the government and for the poor," as a CNN anchor put...
  • Egypt's Future and the Chameleon Muslim Brotherhood

    01/31/2011 3:13:11 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies
    Investigative Project ^ | January 31, 2011 | Steven Emerson
    The protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak show little sign of relenting. The dismissal of the previous government, and swearing in of new ministers Monday did little to assuage those demanding Mubarak's ouster. There are calls for 1 million people to take to the streets of Cairo Tuesday. One report says demonstrators are giving the army until Friday to choose sides between the government and the people before protesters march on the presidential palace. Meanwhile, former International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohammed El-Baradei may be making progress in his campaign to become the consensus candidate to lead a future Egyptian...
  • Politico:American Jewish Leader: ElBaradei a 'Stooge for Iran'

    01/31/2011 2:55:31 PM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | January 31, 2011 | Ben Stein
    Israeli leaders and many of their American allies don't much like where this is going, as peace with Egypt is central to Israel's security. Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Council of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, speaks for a lot of Netanyahu's American friends in this interview, I think. "There is a myth being created that ElBaradei is a human rights activist," Hoenlein told the Orthodox Jewish site Yeshiva World News. "He is a stooge of Iran, and i don't use the term lightly. When he was the head of the International Atomic Energy Agnecy, for which...
  • ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report (2009)

    01/31/2011 2:24:25 PM PST · by Weird Tolkienish Figure · 8 replies
    TEHRAN, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei said Sunday that "Israel is number one threat to Middle East" with its nuclear arms, the official IRNA news agency reported.