ElBaradei: Hit the road, Mubarak; Update: Muslim Brotherhood backs ElBaradei? Update: What ElBaradei means to Iran

posted at 11:50 am on January 30, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Samuel Johnson once remarked after seeing a dog walking on its hind legs that the wonder wasn’t in the fact that the dog did it so well as much as it was in the dog doing it at all. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria interviews the man who has become — at least to Westerners — the face of the opposition in Egypt as Hosni Mubarak struggles to retain power after almost 30 years of dictatorship. Mohammed ElBaradei, known mostly until now as the ineffective head of the UN effort to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, tells Zakaria that Mubarak must go:

If he wants to save his skin — if he has an iota of patriotism — I advise him to leave the country.

ElBaradei calls Mubarak’s expulsion “non-negotiable for every Egyptian,” but he comes across as a rather bloodless, bland bureaucrat. If this is his negotiating persona, it’s pretty easy to see why the Iranians feared him so little. The only real passion ElBaradei exhibits is when he furrows his brow and talks disdainfully of the support Mubarak has received for decades from nations around the world in the name of “stability,” which again seems like a bit of hypocrisy when one recalls ElBaradei’s insistence on moderation in dealing with the despots running Iran.

Still, the wonder here is that ElBaradei is appearing publicly at all these days.  Supposedly, Mubarak had ElBaradei under house arrest just a couple of days ago.  Now he’s giving live interviews on CNN and calling for Mubarak’s ouster — and the army and police are nowhere to be seen.  Given ElBaradei’s influence with the opposition, keeping him under wraps would normally be one of the top priorities of Mubarak, especially given ElBaradei’s connections to the West through the UN.  ElBaradei undermines Mubarak’s almost-certain strategy of attempting to drum up support from his soon-to-be former allies using an apres moi, le deluge argument.  If ElBaradei remains at the head of the revolt, Western governments may feel that they can deal with ElBaradei a lot more reasonably than Mubarak at this point. Mubarak knows this, and so his inability to keep ElBaradei in seclusion signals that Mubarak may have already hit the end stage of his dictatorship.

The Western nations that think ElBaradei will be a leader they can trust had better hope that ElBaradei can deal with the Islamists in his own backyard better than the ones in Tehran.  He seems more like a convenient beard for the Muslim Brotherhood at this point than a charismatic revolutionary leader for democracy and personal liberty.  Obama and the EU don’t have many choices here — in fact, they have none at all, really — but ElBaradei is a long shot at best to survive as leader of a free Egypt.

Update (AP): Sounds like the Muslim Brotherhood has decided on its cat’s paw.

The Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday threw its support behind Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei to hold proposed negotiations with the government in order to form a unity government.

Speaking to Al-Jazeera, Muslim Brotherhood official Essam el-Eryan said that “political groups support ElBaradei to negotiation with the regime.”

As I write this, to add a little gloss to his new image as Egyptian savior, Al Jazeera’s airing footage of ElBaradei at the main protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo. To give you a sense of the level of dishonesty this stooge is willing to stoop to for his new patron, here’s what he told ABC earlier today:

“This is total bogus that the Muslim Brotherhood are religiously conservative,” he said. “They are no way extremists. They are no way using violence. They are not a majority of the Egyptian people. They will not be more than maybe 20 percent of the Egyptian people.

“You have to include them like, you know, new evangelical, you know, groups in the U.S., like the orthodox Jews in Jerusalem,” ElBaradei said.

He said the Islamists were “not at all” behind the uprising.

Update (AP): Iran, naturally, is root root rootin’ for the Brotherhood to turn this into an Islamist triumph, notwithstanding their sectarian differences with the group. This quote sums up the stakes:

While Egypt’s chances of transitioning to representative democracy remain an open question, especially with events on the ground so fluid, even the prospect remains deeply unsettling to Iran. “The focus would no longer be on Arabs being inspired by Iranian fundamentalism, but Iranians being inspired by Arab democracy,” says Sajadpour.

No doubt Iran is already working on ways to get money and arms to the Brotherhood for the power struggle ahead, which will end up being Exhibit 8,943 that Shiite and Sunni fundies are perfectly capable of cooperating against a common enemy. (See also Hamas.)

Update (AP): Just to put a cherry on top of this sundae, check out the screencap comparison at Big Peace between the Brotherhood’s English and Arabic websites. They’re practicing the same sort of deception by backing ElBaradei.

Update (AP): Needless to say, Egypt isn’t the only place where Islamists are looking to capitalize on recent unrest. Tunisia’s most famous fundie arrived home today after years spent abroad — and a crowd of thousands turned out at the airport to cheer him on.

Update (AP): One more point on ElBaradei. Even if he ends up as a compromise choice for leader, without any sort of formal Islamist takeover, having him at the top is guaranteed to weaken the west’s alliance with Sunni Arab regimes against Iran. Back when he was head of the IAEA and ostensibly charged with inspecting Iran’s nuclear sites, he was perfectly candid in saying that he didn’t consider that to be his main task. His main task, he felt, was preventing a western attack on Iran, a bias which made his reporting on their nuke program fatally suspect. If he was willing to do that in the name of “peace,” what else would he be willing to do if/when things finally come to a head between Iran, the U.S., and Israel? And if he, as ruler of Egypt, sides with Iran in that standoff, where does that leave other western-allied but weak Sunni regimes like Jordan and Saudi Arabia?

Update (Ed): Here’s a reminder of where ElBaradei’s sympathies lie in the Iranian nuclear crisis.  Covering up Iran’s weaponization efforts, and doing it so ineptly that France and Germany publicly protested ElBaradei’s omissions, hardly stokes confidence in either ElBaradei’s inclination or ability to stand up to the Muslim Brotherhood, if it comes down to that — and if he’s not totally in bed with the Ikhwan as many suspect, it certainly will come down to that.  For that matter, it doesn’t provide much confidence in ElBaradei’s executive abilities at all, even without the complications of radical Islamists.


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Hi$ main ta$k, he felt, wa$ preventing a we$tern attack on Iran, a bia$ which made hi$ reporting on their nuke program fatally $uspect.

FIFY

Sekhmet on January 30, 2011 at 1:28 PM

I’m still curious about the professionally made and printed protest signs that were used by demonstrators in the US over the weekend.

Key West Reader on January 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Heh. Remember that ten million dolars of Porkulus money spent on signs used on all those shovel ready projects? I assume the tool up hasn’t been destroyed.:)

a capella on January 30, 2011 at 1:31 PM

I’d be a little careful conflating the aims of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. They are not allies.

lexhamfox on January 30, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Key West Reader on January 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM

And in English to!!

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2011 at 1:35 PM

I see ElBaradei is actually lying for the Muslim Brotherhood. If you needed validation that he’s now their front man, that was it. ElBaradei is a man who will sell his soul for power.

NNtrancer on January 30, 2011 at 1:37 PM

I’d be a little careful conflating the aims of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. They are not allies.

lexhamfox on January 30, 2011 at 1:35 PM

O RLY?

from the article:

The Iranian Government, in response to Sadat’s peace treaty with Israel, and his provision of asylum to the deposed Shah of Iran, Shah, severed relations with Egypt and named a street in Tehran after Islambouli in 1981 in honor of his actions. Following Islambouli’s execution, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini declared him a martyr. Iran’s public portrayal of Islambouli as a hero and martyr has plagued Egyptian-Iranian diplomatic relations.[4] In light of extensive public protest, in May 2001 the Tehran City Council renamed the street “intifada street” in an effort to improve these relations.[5][6]

Sekhmet on January 30, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Mohammed ElBaradei, known mostly until now as the ineffective head of the UN effort to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons,

nuff said…

cmsinaz on January 30, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Interesting,ElBaradei wants Hosni to step down,but
Iran is a thousand times worse!!

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:39 PM

I’m still curious about the professionally made and printed protest signs that were used by demonstrators in the US over the weekend.
Key West Reader on January 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM

These?

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 1:40 PM

They will not be more than maybe 20 percent of the Egyptian people.

This has been the official line of the protesters for days now. As though majority rules in a revolution. How many people did Lenin have? Castro? Khomeini? Robespierre?

calbear on January 30, 2011 at 1:40 PM

His main task, he felt, was preventing a western attack on Iran, a bias which made his reporting on their nuke program fatally suspect.

wow, just wow…time for monies to Egypt to end…they are on their own….

cmsinaz on January 30, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Key West Reader@1:20,
Fox had some gal in Houston that has family in Egypt on the show this morning. She said she had gotten people together to protest for the Egyptians and against mubarak. There were protests all over the U.S. and more planned. They had signs, flags, the whole nine yards. I have got to wonder, if these protesters here aren’t getting from dc what they want, will they go to the streets like they are in Egypt? I just hope this calms down over there so we don’t have problems here.
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letget on January 30, 2011 at 1:43 PM

ElBaradei/Zawahiri 2011!

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Christien on January 30, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Mohammed ElBaradei, known mostly until now as the ineffective head of the UN effort to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons,
nuff said…

cmsinaz on January 30, 2011 at 1:38 PM

cmsinaz:Call me crazy,but,this ordeal stinks to high heaven,
with kicking the can…down the road,on Iran nuke
stalling,and one of America’s allys(Egypt)is busy
rioting and looting,

has the fingerprints of Lebanon Part Deux!!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:45 PM

just hope this calms down over there so we don’t have problems here

Too late

http://www.blrag.com/williams-world/2011/1/30/how-the-middle-east-crisis-has-come-to-america.html

The activists include environmentalists, Palestine Solidarity Movement activists, labor activists, and anti-war and globalization activists. Fitzgerald justified the subpoenas by claiming that the 23 activists provided “material support” for terrorist organizations in Columbia and Palestine.

Material support can come in the form of services or money, but can also signify words of correspondence with or addresses to any terrorist groups the United States government monitors.

In delivering these subpoenas, a total of seventy FBI agents raided activist’s houses, possessing documents and computers. One notable raid took place last September when the FBI searched the homes of SEIU steward Joe Iosbaker and his wife, Stephanie Weiner. Both have a history of anti-war activism

William Amos on January 30, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I assume Code Pink plus Bill Ayers and his lovely bride are enjoying a nice Sunday brunch as they see their efforts in Egypt come to fruition.

a capella on January 30, 2011 at 1:47 PM

These?

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Buy Danish:Excellent Intell grab!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:48 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:45 PM

indeed it does…

cmsinaz on January 30, 2011 at 1:49 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Mubarak is a raaaaacist. No one is immune to these charges when the advancement of Socialism is at stake.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 1:50 PM

For Research!
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Title:Cairo Speech
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Date: June 4, 2009

Location:Cairo,Egypt

“A New Beginning on US-Muslim Relations and Palestinian Israeli Conflict”
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http://www.asksam.com/ebooks/releases.asp?file=Obama-Speeches.ask&dn=Cairo%20Speech

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:51 PM

William Amos@1:47,
Well, well isn’t this special? Might be getting a real crisis going on here? bho just might have to get the ‘kill switch’ for the internet if things get nasty! Now, soros, acorn, piven, seem alive and well! This is not one bit funny, people!
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letget on January 30, 2011 at 1:53 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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Mubarak is a raaaaacist. No one is immune to these charges when the advancement of Socialism is at stake.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Buy Danish:I’ve been out of the loop,the last couple of days
and my impression,so far,is Jihady fueled,or a
way to pry Eygpt(as an ally to the US)away,and
this whole operation has been in the making for
over two-three years,while Obama,let the Peace
Talks fail on its own!!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:55 PM

As I quoted this morning, from discover the networks.org:

…Even as it is deemed insufficiently militant by some Islamist groups, the Brotherhood has had a discernible influence on contemporary jihadist terrorism. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of 9/11, was a member of Muslim Brotherhood. More prominently still, Abdullah Azzam, a Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood preacher, was a mentor to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden

.

kingsjester on January 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM

According to this timeline, things really heated up after -

a.) El Baradei entered the fray b.) protesters gathered for Friday prayers in mosques and c.)Prominent Muslim Brotherhood dude, Yusuf al-Qaradawi urged Mubarek to step down. He’s banned from entering U.S., but I digress.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Maybe this is why Hopey hasn’t said much,0r was it,
his speech,that sparked it!
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Democracy in the Middle East

The fourth issue that I will address is democracy.

I know there has been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of this controversy is connected to the war in Iraq.

So let me be clear:
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(no system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other.)
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But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things:

the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn’t steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere.

http://www.asksam.com/ebooks/releases.asp?file=Obama-Speeches.ask&dn=Cairo%20Speech

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things:

the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn’t steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere.

http://www.asksam.com/ebooks/releases.asp?file=Obama-Speeches.ask&dn=Cairo%20Speech

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

do as I say, not as I do…

cmsinaz on January 30, 2011 at 2:08 PM

According to this timeline, things really heated up after -

a.) El Baradei entered the fray b.) protesters gathered for Friday prayers in mosques and c.)Prominent Muslim Brotherhood dude, Yusuf al-Qaradawi urged Mubarek to step down. He’s banned from entering U.S., but I digress.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Buy Danish:Thanks BD,much appreciated:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:09 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:51 PM

f.w.i.w., here’s a roundup I put together at the time of reaction to Obama’s Cairo speech, which of course was a whistle stop on his Apology Tour.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 2:12 PM

My apologies. I hate it when that happens.

kingsjester on January 30, 2011 at 2:13 PM

The professionally made signs are from International Answer, which is present and is organizing every freaking protest in the country, from gay rights to anti-Bush to pro-Muslim Brotherhood Egypt.

And yet, not ONE media person has ever questioned their motives or even mentioned that fact.

They want the destruction of the United States, and any ally will do.

PattyJ on January 30, 2011 at 2:13 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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do as I say, not as I do…

cmsinaz on January 30, 2011 at 2:08 PM

cmsinaz:Yup,Obama seems to have a pattern,Sh*t Rhetric
Distrubing Speechs,followed by Goon Kaos,then
silence from the White house,as the fire rages!

However,I don’t recall any Speechs prior to Eygpts
Impolsion!!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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f.w.i.w., here’s a roundup I put together at the time of reaction to Obama’s Cairo speech, which of course was a whistle stop on his Apology Tour.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Buy Danish:Awesome,thank-you again!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Hey pay attention Europe and Canada……you’re on the list of states to join the Caliphate!!

Your membership is approved for 2020 (enjoy your last few **years of Freedom (Western style).

**American readers be aware first we will take Dearborn and then the Caliphate will liberate your infidel souls soon after!!!

sincerely,
Mu-Alluah al Bin Pahpeah
(formerly known as the Infidel Pappy)

PappyD61 on January 30, 2011 at 2:16 PM

El Baradei is a Mohammedan supremacist and has been from day one. His supposed secular democratic leanings is pure BS.
This snake is nothing more or less than the Ayatollah Khomeini in a suit.
He will be shown to be a completely despicable piece of shit eventually.

cjk on January 30, 2011 at 2:16 PM

To give you a sense of the level of dishonesty this stooge is willing to stoop to…

He’s an opportunistic snake. Always has been. We’d be better off if he were kept in jail.

petefrt on January 30, 2011 at 2:20 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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f.w.i.w., here’s a roundup I put together at the time of reaction to Obama’s Cairo speech, which of course was a whistle stop on his Apology Tour.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Buy Danish:It seems,the most vicious opinions,comes from
Huff Puff!!:)
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Peter Daou for The Huffington Post:
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Is that a joke?
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With women being stoned, raped, abused, battered, mutilated, and slaughtered on a daily basis across the globe, violence that is so often perpetrated in the name of religion, the most our president can speak about is protecting their right to wear the hijab?

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Andy McCarthy’s analysis here. Note cozy relationship between El-Baradei and Obama as reported by Gibbsy.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM

EL BARADEI HAS MONG BEEN ALLIED TO THE MB.

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, EL BARADEI SCREWED THE WEST AS IAEA DIRECTOR.

HE’S DOING IT AGAIN.

I DON’T THINK HE IS A CLOSET JIHADIST.

I THINK HE IS A POSTMODERN LEFTIST WHO FEELS HE CAN USE THE JIHAD TO FURTHER HIS LEFTIST/UTOPIANIST GOALS -WHICH OVERLAP WITH THE JIHAD’S GOAL:

DESTROY ISRAEL AND BRING THE USA DOWN FAR ENOUGH TOP MAKE IT SUBSERVIENT TO “THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY”.

IOW: ERASE ISRAEL FROM THE MAP AND NEUTER THE USA – MAKING IT ANOTHER BELGIUM.

reliapundit on January 30, 2011 at 2:23 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM

HuffPo and Ann Coulter.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Western governments? Who? Just us, right? Because the UK doesn’t, Merkel just made a statement, and z i p from the rest of the possible Westerners.

You know, just wondering. BTW, WE do the homework, not the media. Geez it’s like we are a US branch of Al Jazeera. Because of the “everybody hates us” meme. I don’t doubt that, but President WTF won’t do anything to improve our image…just his.

ProudPalinFan on January 30, 2011 at 2:26 PM

My bet: Øbama and Clinton see the handwriting on the wall… They see the power vacuum coming and the likelihood that the Muslim Brotherhood will end up calling the shots. So they’re out to go-with-the-flow and minimize the PR damage by sugar coating the MB and ElBaradei, and defining their ascension to power as a good and intended result of Øbama‘s influence.

*gag*

petefrt on January 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

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canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Brings to mind the Rev Wright narrative. Red flags all along the way.

a capella on January 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Here‘s a series of videos that I mentioned on an earlier post on a speech by an Israeli that sweeps Captain Kickarse after the speech he gave in Cairo.

Uses the Holy Bible, Bible prophecy and if Israel will just stand alone to face what’s to come.

NOTE: This speech is from 2009!!!!!!!!!!

ProudPalinFan on January 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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HuffPo and Ann Coulter.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Buy Danishh:Good point:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Interpreting the Signs

These professionally made signs with well used slogans which have been the hallmark of your garden variety far left marxist activists are a tip off to what’s going on here. It’s the far left coming out of the wood work to create mass chaos. Not only in Egypt and the Middle East but here in the US as well. This is the Soros plan and the 0 is simply the main puppet working to put this sinister anti capitalist, anti democracy plan into effect. El Baradei is another phony who is in bed not only with the MB but Iran as well. And he spouts the Hamas line with regard to Isreal as well. So lots of fun and games to come.

Don’t forget this whole chaotic mess was instigated by our administration by devaluing the dollar and making food prices rise considerably in places like Egypt, thus helping to spark these riots. Only part of the master plan. The 0 has blood on his hands.

shmendrick on January 30, 2011 at 2:36 PM

petefrt on January 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Yep. Although, it is looking more and more like there was some behind the scenes manuevering to help light the match. Now the fire is burning nicely, time to take credit. He probably thinks the U.S. voters have short memories and will be distracted by $12.oo/gallon gas. Could be right.

a capella on January 30, 2011 at 2:38 PM

You know, just wondering. BTW, WE do the homework, not the media. Geez it’s like we are a US branch of Al Jazeera.

Because of the “everybody hates us” meme.

I don’t doubt that, but President WTF won’t do anything to improve our image…just his.

ProudPalinFan on January 30, 2011 at 2:26 PM

ProudPalinFan:From Buy Danish’s link,and from Ann Coulter,
which is mind numbing,especially when one
knows the real history!!

Oh,from 2009 Cairo Speech!
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Ann Coulter:

Obama bravely told the Cairo audience that 9/11 was a very nasty thing for Muslims to do to us, but on the other hand, they are victims of colonization.

Except we didn’t colonize them. The French and the British did. So why are Arabs flying planes into our buildings and not the Arc de Triomphe? (And gosh, haven’t the Arabs done a lot with the Middle East since the French and the British left!)
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http://danishova.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/reaction-to-barack-hussein-obamas-cairo-speech-a-roundup/

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Mohammed ElBaradei, known mostly until now as the ineffective head of the UN effort to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons,

Actually he had been highly effective in obfuscating Saddam’s attempt to acquire weapons of mass destruction and stymieing the West’s attempt to block Iran’s development of nuclear technology.

bayview on January 30, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Conservative conventional wisdom, example #212358935:

Popular uprising in muslim nation seeks democratic government…

…If current dictatorship is Islamic in nature, we must support democracy, because freedom is at the very heart of American values

…If current dictatorship is military in nature, we must suppress the democratic will of the people, because self determination is for christians.

ernesto on January 30, 2011 at 2:49 PM

According to this timeline, things really heated up after -

a.) El Baradei entered the fray b.) protesters gathered for Friday prayers in mosques and c.)Prominent Muslim Brotherhood dude, Yusuf al-Qaradawi urged Mubarek to step down. He’s banned from entering U.S., but I digress.
Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Not any more. The 0 had his and another MB clown’s visa restrictions lifted recently so he could come here and help get the US caliphate going.

shmendrick on January 30, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Terrific,here was the MAIN OBJECTIVE OPERATION!!
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Egypt protests:
Sunday 30 January 2011 17.29 GMT

Cairo prison break prompts fear of
fundamentalism

Escape of Muslim Brotherhood leaders from jail in Cairo leads to fears that hardline Islamists could gain influence
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Abdel-Monaem Abdel-Maqsoud, a lawyer representing the Muslim Brotherhood, said 34 members were arrested and taken to a prison north-west of Cairo ahead of last Friday’s mass protests. All 34 got away last night, he said, including seven senior leaders.

The organised attacks and dramatic escapes highlighted growing fears in Egypt, the US, and across the Arab world that militant Islamist groups, backed by hardliners in Iran and Syria, may seek to exploit regional unrest – and resulting government weakness – to increase their influence.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/30/muslim-brotherhood-jail-escape-egypt

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:55 PM

ElBaradei demanding a Egyptian citizen leave the country immediately–no trial, no conviction, just the threat of the mob? LMAO! Looks like he’s trying to get his dictator on already.

Real democratic, there, ElJihadei enablers.

Christien on January 30, 2011 at 2:56 PM

It wll be interesting to see how hard the Soros funded left tries to ramp up the demonstrations here in order to create another Egypt-like situation in this country. They may see this Egypt thing they have created as a domestic opportunity too good to pass up and try to impliment their bottom up, top down, inside out stratedgy here. The chaos and demonstrations are the bottom up part.

The Soros left and 0 must know he is a goner in 2012. The real question is: Will they allow us to have an election in 2012 or will they attempt to usurp power before then? Is this the beginning of that process?

shmendrick on January 30, 2011 at 2:59 PM

The real question is: Will they allow us to have an election in 2012 or will they attempt to usurp power before then? Is this the beginning of that process?

shmendrick on January 30, 2011 at 2:59 PM

We’re coming for you ;)

ernesto on January 30, 2011 at 3:07 PM

ElBaradei, according to a Persian in the US is married to an Iranian ayatollah’s daughter and is strongly pro-Iran. Big win for Iran, including modern US military arms and control of the Suez Canal.

CARTER REDUX.

Friendly21 on January 30, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Got to hand it to the jihad enablers, they picked the perfect leader in ElBaradei. Now, if they had made the mistake of backing someone with a marked propensity for playing the stooge for terrorist regimes, that would make things more difficult.

Oh, wait…

Christien on January 30, 2011 at 3:13 PM

The real question is: Will they allow us to have an election in 2012 or will they attempt to usurp power before then? Is this the beginning of that process?
shmendrick on January 30, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Let’s not go overboard here. We’ll have elections.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 3:17 PM

ElBaradei demanding a Egyptian citizen leave the country immediately–no trial, no conviction, just the threat of the mob? LMAO! Looks like he’s trying to get his dictator on already.

Real democratic, there, ElJihadei enablers.

Christien on January 30, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Christien:)
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Evacuations begin in Egypt amid warnings

January 31, 2011 – 6:30AM
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Countries across the globe have warned against visiting Egypt and some have begun evacuating their citizens as bloody anti-government protests raged into a sixth day.

The United States and Iraq say they are starting to organise evacuations of their nationals, while Turkey and India have sent planes to begin taking out their citizens.

Australia, Britain, France and China have warned their citizens not to travel to the country but have no plans yet for full-scale evacuations.

Advertisement: Story continues below In a State Department advisory, Washington said on Sunday it “recommends that US citizens avoid travel to Egypt due to ongoing political and social unrest”.
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http://www.smh.com.au/world/evacuations-begin-in-egypt-amid-warnings-20110131-1a9xz.html

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:18 PM

And we should trust this fool for what reason???

Hah, then we get Iran and Egypt with nukes … how cool is that.

tarpon on January 30, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Will they allow us to have an election in 2012 or will they attempt to usurp power before then? Is this the beginning of that process?

shmendrick on January 30, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Elections aren’t the problem. Staggering, unsustainable debt is.

a capella on January 30, 2011 at 3:24 PM

And we should trust this fool for what reason???

Hah, then we get Iran and Egypt with nukes … how cool is that.

tarpon on January 30, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Relax. ElBaradei is an expert on finding clandestine nuclear operations. He’ll ferret them out if Egypt tries anything.

a capella on January 30, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Muslim Brotherhood Website,if the news is accurate!
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Either,this site is out of the US?,or,it escaped
the blackout from Egypt itself!!
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Breaking News
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16:03 Massive Army reinforcements sent to downtown Cairo and Tahrir Square (New)

15:58 Confirmed: Army receives orders to shoot at protestors and protect the regime (New)

15:50 F-16 fighter jets fly over protestors in Tahrir Sqaure (New)

15:33 One Army vehicle burned down in October 6th city, outside Cairo (New)
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http://www.ikhwanweb.com/

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:28 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Maybe it’s just me, but these State Department advisories are a bit late. The only thing I can think of is that they didn’t want to create panic by posting advisories earlier in the week.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 3:28 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:18 PM

They need Bishnu Shrestha on the security detail. Heck, he IS the security detail!

Christien on January 30, 2011 at 3:29 PM

From Team Thuggery!!
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Islamic Online

http://www.islamonline.net/ar/Page/Home

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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Maybe it’s just me, but these State Department advisories are a bit late. The only thing I can think of is that they didn’t want to create panic by posting advisories earlier in the week.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Buy Danish:Could be,or tip someone off,ya,I dunno!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM

What needs to happen is persons unknown release copies of ElBaradei’s Mossad payroll checks, even if there aren’t any.

Limerick on January 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Al Jazeera Streaming!
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http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

Some guy,on Al Jazeera is saying Hosni is becoming a liability to its allies!!

Boy,and I thougt US Lefty MSM was good!!

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:37 PM

News from Reuters,as it rolls in!
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http://af.reuters.com/

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:39 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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They need Bishnu Shrestha on the security detail. Heck, he IS the security detail!

Christien on January 30, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Christien:Lol,Bad *ss of the Week!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:42 PM

John Bolton on the situation in Egypt
Posted by The Right Scoop
Jan 28, 2011
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Bolton tells Levin this isn’t Jeffersonian democracy vs the Mubarak regime,

it’s the Muslim Brotherhood vs the Mubarak regime.

He agrees that people on the streets have legitimate grievances about open government and what not, but says that it’s likely that their grievances still wouldn’t be met to any level of satisfaction with whatever regime replaces Mubarak.
******************

http://www.therightscoop.com/john-bolton-on-the-situation-in-egypt

So it is about a Jihady(ruse)Operation!

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:47 PM

What needs to happen is persons unknown release copies of ElBaradei’s Mossad payroll checks, even if there aren’t any.

Limerick on January 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM

LOL.

a capella on January 30, 2011 at 3:48 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Any news on the Coptic Christians? We prayed for them in Divine Service this morning.

OmahaConservative on January 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Hillary On Egypt: “We Want To See A Transition To Democracy”
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(Video)
“We want to see an orderly transition so that no one fills a void, that there not be a void. That there be a well thought-out plan that will bring about a Democratic participatory government and i also believe strongly that this is in Egypt’s long-term interest. It’s in the interest of the partnership that the united states has with Egypt,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told “FOX News Sunday.”

Posted on January 30, 2011

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/01/30/hillary_on_egypt_we_want_to_see_a_transition_to_democracy.html
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“This Week” Roundtable: Crisis in Egypt
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(Video)
George Will, Sam Donaldson, Martha Raddatz and Abderrahim Foukara.

Posted on January 30, 2011

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/01/30/this_week_roundtable_crisis_in_egypt.html

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:55 PM

However,I don’t recall any Speechs prior to Eygpts
Impolsion!!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM

true :)

cmsinaz on January 30, 2011 at 3:56 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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Any news on the Coptic Christians? We prayed for them in Divine Service this morning.

OmahaConservative on January 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM

OmahaConservative:I’ll do some covert intell google
searchy!

I hear you,the Christians have been under
attack,alot more lately,in the past 6 mon
ths especially!!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 4:14 PM

FROM WND’S JERUSALEM BUREAU
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Egypt blames U.S. for fomenting uprising
Cairo regime in crisis as riots look to aid Muslim Brotherhoo

Read more: Egypt blames U.S. for fomenting uprising http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=257213#ixzz1CYVkJqmO

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 4:17 PM

I’m sure I missed it…

… but can any of you please give me the linky to where Obowma said it was OK for us to start drilling for our own oil?

Thanks in advance…

/

Seven Percent Solution on January 30, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Hey pay attention Europe and Canada……you’re on the list of states to join the Caliphate!!

sincerely,
Mu-Alluah al Bin Pahpeah
(formerly known as the Infidel Pappy)

PappyD61 on January 30, 2011 at 2:16 PM

PappyD61:When the Jihady Sh*t hits the fan,I’ll be bugging
out of Ontario…Canadian Beavers in tow,and making
a bee-line……….to Alaska,to rearm,regroup!!:)

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Has anyone else seen this piece or linked to it yet?
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/egypt-three-possible-outcomes/?singlepage=true

onlineanalyst on January 30, 2011 at 4:24 PM

onlineanalyst on January 30, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Good piece, thanks. Hadn’t seen that particular one before. This piece that Allah linked to linked back to Barry Rubin.

Buy Danish on January 30, 2011 at 5:02 PM

The world moves closer to kicking off ‘Big Mistake III’.

trigon on January 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM

… and so the Iranian Revolution now moves to Tunisia and Egypt. Not that we didn’t know where Al Baradai stood when he was the keystone cops of weapons inspectors.

“This is total bogus that the Muslim Brotherhood are religiously conservative,” he said. “They are no way extremists. They are no way using violence. They are not a majority of the Egyptian people. They will not be more than maybe 20 percent of the Egyptian people.

Didn’t read all of the previous comments, but this is a script from the Iraqi propaganda minister when we were rolling over the airport.

AZfederalist on January 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM

WikiLeaks’ Cables Reveal Important Background On Egyptian Uprising
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by Alex Alvarez
3:27 pm, January 28th, 2011

Today, WikiLeaks has released cables concerning U.S.-Egyptian relations, which may help further understand and add context to the current uprising gripping Egypt, with the fate of current President Hosni Mubarak (pictured) up in the air. The continued turmoil and violence threatens not only the fate of the Egyptian government and the well-being of the country’s people, but also threatens the stability of the Middle East as a region, as well as the the price of oil and, inevitably, a U.S. economy so reliable on the price of oil.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/recently-released-wikileaks-cables-reveal-important-background-on-egyptian-uprising/

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Bridgette Gabriel on Egypt and Mubarak
Right Scoop on Jan 30, 2011
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Bridgette Gabriel seems to be more on the side of Walid Shoebat in that supporting regime change could lead to an Islamic revolution. She believes that the Muslim Brotherhood has people on the ground actively recruiting and that Mubarak’s main concern at this point is cutting them off as much as possible. She believes there is a chance that he can stay in power but she does add though that it is simply too volatile at this point to predict an outcome.

http://www.therightscoop.com/bridgette-gabriel-on-egypt-and-mubarak

canopfor on January 30, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Bolton is spot on as usual.
This looks like “not great” versus a complete disaster.
Mubarak needs to crack down and fast.

jjshaka on January 30, 2011 at 6:31 PM

In case no one has yet posted this -

The Muslim Brotherhood is the Enemy

For example, Shariah: The Threat to America provides several key insights that must be borne in mind in the current circumstances especially:

* “The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928. Its express purpose was two-fold: (1) to implement shariah worldwide, and (2) to re-establish the global Islamic State (caliphate).

* “Therefore, Al Qaeda and the MB have the same objectives. They differ only in the timing and tactics involved in realizing them.

* “The Brotherhood’s creed is: ‘God is our objective; the Koran is our law; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.’”

* It is evident from the Creed, and from the Brotherhood’s history (and current activities)…that violence is an inherent part of the MB’s tactics. The MB is the root of the majority of Islamic terrorist groups in the world today.

* The Muslim Brotherhood is the ‘vanguard’ or tip-of-the-spear of the current Islamic Movement in the world. While there are other transnational organizations that share the MB’s goals (if not its tactics) – including al Qaeda, which was born out of the Brotherhood – the Ikhwan is by far the strongest and most organized. The Muslim Brotherhood is now active in over 80 countries around the world.

Of particular concern must be the purpose of the Brotherhood in the United States and other nations of the Free World:

* “…The Ikhwan’s mission in the West is sedition in the furtherance of shariah’s supremacist agenda, not peaceful assimilation and co-existence with non-Muslim populations.”

* “The Ikhwan believes that its purposes in the West are, for the moment, better advanced by the use of non-violent, stealthy techniques. In that connection, the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to establish relations with, influence and, wherever possible, penetrate: government circles in executive and legislative branches at the federal, state and local levels; the law enforcement community; intelligence agencies; the military; penal institutions; the media; think tanks and policy groups; academic institutions; non-Muslim religious communities; and other elites.

* “The Brothers engage in all of these activities and more for one reason: to subvert the targeted communities in furtherance of the MB’s primary objective – the triumph of shariah.”

In short, the Muslim Brotherhood – whether it is operating in Egypt, elsewhere in the world or here – is our enemy. Vital U.S. interests will be at risk if it succeeds in supplanting the present regime in Cairo, taking control in the process not only of the Arab world’s most populous nation but its vast, American-supplied arsenal. It is no less reckless to allow the Brotherhood’s operatives to enjoy continued access to and influence over our perceptions of their true purposes, and the policies adopted pursuant thereto.

Murphy9 on January 30, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Thank God for HA and the other sites. To read the MSM or even listen/watch, Egypt is just on its way to Democracy.
This situation looks very scary to me.

ORconservative on January 30, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Bravo! Too right…and pithy!

Gob on January 30, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Interpreting the Signs

These professionally made signs with well used slogans which have been the hallmark of your garden variety far left marxist activists are a tip off to what’s going on here. It’s the far left coming out of the wood work to create mass chaos. Not only in Egypt and the Middle East but here in the US as well. This is the Soros plan and the 0 is simply the main puppet working to put this sinister anti capitalist, anti democracy plan into effect. El Baradei is another phony who is in bed not only with the MB but Iran as well. And he spouts the Hamas line with regard to Isreal as well. So lots of fun and games to come.
Don’t forget this whole chaotic mess was instigated by our administration by devaluing the dollar and making food prices rise considerably in places like Egypt, thus helping to spark these riots. Only part of the master plan. The 0 has blood on his hands.

shmendrick on January 30, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Thank you. I liked your analysis. What alarms me is that the average person who is not versed in politics (nevermind ME politics) believes just as ORconservitive pithily said that Egypt is on it’s way to democracy (mistakenly thinking WESTERN). There is no way those uninformed even have an inkling about the nefarious Answer commie freaks. Eek!

On Glenn Beck, a college student thought “vitriol” meant “addicted to victory”. Oy vey! Oy g’velt!

Gob on January 30, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Nice green tie ElBaradei’s sporting. Don’t think he didn’t pick the color at random.

Tzetzes on January 30, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Mubarak has a few months to live. Why is all this happening now, when he would be dead in a few months anyway? Two dollars for the correct response.

dave742 on January 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM

The Jews have to be thrilled with what their vote is getting them.

will they ever learn?

Sonosam on January 30, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Conservative conventional wisdom, example #212358935:

Popular uprising in muslim nation seeks democratic government…

…If current dictatorship is Islamic in nature, we must support democracy, because freedom is at the very heart of American values

…If current dictatorship is military in nature, we must suppress the democratic will of the people, because self determination is for christians.

ernesto on January 30, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Leftist mantras are not going to cut it. Not only is this a complete distortion, it is poison. Poison kills.

This is utter nonsense.

Saltysam on January 30, 2011 at 10:26 PM

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