Tag Archives: Muhammed al-Baradei

Flash: American-Backed Egyptian “Moderate” (Next President?) Threatens War On Israel!

Everything has been so predictable. Designated “moderate” and U.S.-backed Egyptian leader Muhammad ElBaradei has made a profoundly shocking statement that should change U.S. policy overnight, show how disastrous Obama Administration policy was, and mark the beginning of the coming electoral defeat for the president. But presumably nothing will change. ElBaradei, a presidential candidate, said the […]

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Middle East on Fire: March 21, 2011

Events are happening so fast that I can only summarize, trying to add some analytical depth to each development. So here goes…. Egypt The referendum resulted in a 77 percent “yes” vote on constitutional amendments to reduce the powers of the president and ensure fair elections. The changes were reasonable ones. BUT the two leading […]

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Amr Moussa: Meet Egypt’s Next President?

It’s now official. The Egyptian presidential election will pit Amr Moussa against Muhammad ElBaradei. It’s hard to see a third candidate emerging with a real chance of being elected. Come to think of it, thinking that ElBaradei has a chance of winning is also hard to believe. In May 2007, here’s how al-Jazira prophetically began […]

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Egypt’s Future Starts Coming Into Focus: There’s Good News and Bad News

“All that [glitters] is not gold; Often have you heard that told… Gilded tombs do worms enfold…. –William Shakespeare, “Merchant of Venice” Is this the long-awaited Arab Spring of Democracy or is it a stealth Islamist revolution? Every country is different and most governments other than Egypt and Tunisia, possibly Bahrain, Yemen, and Libya, will […]

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What Next in Egypt? A Detailed Assessment

The Egyptian political situation has now entered a new phase. The first order of business is to write a new constitution, a process that should take months (some military spokesmen have said two months). Who is going to be assembling this new governing document and what are the parameters? Nobody knows. But this is the […]

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Muslim Brotherhood: from Cairo to a Weston, MA High School

We all know the sad history of revolutions – America being the one clear exception – how idealism quickly turns bloody as political thugs manage to triumph over the moderates. Will Egypt be different – or only a reenactment of Bolsheviks smashing Mensheviks, or Komeiniites devouring anti-shah democrats? Power is a dirty business; in times […]

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Flash: Egyptian “Moderate Democratic” Leader Negotiating Coalition Government With Islamists

[Yes, I know I’m posting a ton of Barry Rubin’s stuff today. Ordinarily I’d post a selection, but these are special circumstances. -MS] As I’ve been warning, Muhammed al-Baradei, seen as the leading “moderate, pro-democratic” leader in Egypt is negotiating with the Muslim Brotherhood to form a national unity government. That doesn’t mean the negotiations […]

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