El Baradei A Terrorist?

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President Camacho

I thought the obvious conclusion MSM would push is that El Baradei is a nice guy but too weak to rule and/or his obsession with civil rights will open the door for the Muslim Brotherhood.

But I was watching Hannity (Scarborough?) today and Dick Morris ("a pimpish clown" in Thomas777's words) was the guest, and he completely skipped this step, instead describing El Baradei himself as essentially pro-terrorist. Some points that stuck with me about his analysis of the situation:

- El Baradei is "pro-Iran" because he didn't support sanctions against Iran while with the IAEA
- Letting El Baradei come to power will turn Egypt into a terrorist state run by him as populist dictator
- The American economy will be adversely effected because (I forget his logic here) it will cause us to spiral into a period of rampant inflation and joblessness.

Any thoughts on this? I wish I could find the clip but it's apparently too fresh.

Niccolo and Donkey

El Baradei sits on the board of the International Crisis Group :

This puts him in the Brzezinski wing as he didn't play ball over Iraq nor over Iran. Nevertheless, he isn't a populist choice for Egyptians, but the MB are quite shrewd in throwing their support behind him simply to remove the Mubarak regime and allow him to play the Kerensky role.
President Camacho
Yes you're probably correct with the Kerensky analogy. Pepe Escobar also took the words out of my mouth in that other article you posted when he remarked how quiet the MB was in taking credit for the revolution or even maintaining a street presence. If they were anywhere in the streets, you can be sure as hell Fox News would be playing those clips on repeat. In fact, the most disturbing thing about this revolution is its complete lack of an Islamist face, and this is not by accident.... I'm sure they're out there waiting..

They understand Mubarak will have Western support to attack THEM but not the college girls wearing sunglasses, so they'll ride the hipster wave until Mubarak crashes and then very quickly mobilize once (or if) the army is neutralized. America's reaction will be interesting to say the least. Israel's too.
Niccolo and Donkey
The MB are playing the dialectic very well. It worked in Russia and it worked in Iran.

The MB aren't the huge force they're made out to be. You guys think you're being smart but you're still playing the neo con line. The MB's capability was hugely exagerrated to justify the Mubarak sellout regime.

Their capability now remains hugely overrated.

Bob Dylan Roof
Every other video I have seen involves an undulating mass of protesters chanting "allahu akbar." There is definitely a strong theological component to the protests.

El Baradei will put Egypt in the pro-Iran camp more surely than al Ikhwan will. They look to be depending on each other, El Baradei counts on al Ikhwan to garner Islamist support, and al Ikwan will rely on him to keep the secularist fucktard demographic happy.

Just saw a headline that the masses are demanding a storming of the palace, go for Mubarak himself. The army promised not to fire on civilians, if they start pounding at the gates it will be time for him to take flight.

President Camacho
I saw them chanting "We are all Egyptians, Christians and Muslims together" or something like that (my mother translated). Haven't heard any "allahu akhbars", maybe I haven't been matching the news enough.... Perhaps both Christians and Muslims are fed up with the secular regime? It's doubtful considering the Muslim mob violence against Christians the past few months.....
Bob Dylan Roof

Yes. I suppose watching a few selected news clips from Al Jazeera probably isn't the best way to ascertain the character of the revolt. I'll post the clips I was referring to later.