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Egyptian Opposition Leader ElBaradei Accepts Interim Prime Minister Role

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As the pro-Morsi Islamist coalition calls for widespread protests on Sunday against the military coup that just occurred in their nation, Al Jazeera is reporting that Mohamed ElBaradei (infamous for his strong stance against the US as UN nuclear watchdog amid the Iran WMD controversy) has accepted the role of interim Prime Minister. Following the last few days violence, where dozens have been killed post-coup, we suspect the Islamist coalition will be even more antagonized by this next step. Of course, realistically, until the US decides which side it wants to commit to, nothing will settle down in the re-couping nation.


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Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:11 | 3726477 I am Jobe
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Meanwhile John Kerry is taking up his azz a big fucking dick dipped with Heinz Ketchup.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:33 | 3726511 Yes_Questions
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Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:57 | 3726551 Skateboarder
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I read the title as "Egyptian Opposition Leader ElBaradei Accepts Internship."

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:40 | 3726630 killallthefiat
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Didn't we go through this last time there were riots in Egypt?  ElBaredei is a globalist stooge.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:11 | 3726776 bank guy in Brussels
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Mohamed Mustafa El-Baradei promising total submission to Israel and the American regime:

« it appears that President Barack Obama may well help usher Mohammad ElBaredei into Egypt’s Presidential Palace. If the Obama administration has success there will be joy in Tel Aviv ...

ElBaradei's representatives reportedly also made contact with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations which claims to represent the 52 largest American Jewish groups

What ElBaradei’s representatives are reportedly offering the White House in exchange for Obama’s discrete assistance, is that the 1979 Camp David Accord, including all its elements, will be observed. In addition, Egypt under ElBaradei can be expected to toughen its stance on Iran’s nuclear program including publicly adjusting some of his pre-2012 comments on Iran that the White House and Israel criticized as being "soft on the Islamic Republic." Also being promised by ElBaradei’s agents is that security cooperation between Egypt and Israel will grow stronger. »

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:24 | 3726997 Things that go bump
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There, see - what's not to like?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 22:53 | 3727483 Promethus
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Good. Morsi was Obama's boy until he got kicked out. Obama's support is the kiss of death. Obama supported the Muslim Brotherhood because he is a closet Muslim and hates Israel as the only island of democracy in a sea of turd  world losers in the Middle East just like the Bank Guy in Brussels. Shalom bank guy.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 23:21 | 3727522 jeff montanye
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i wish obama were a closet muslim and hated israel.  he shows no signs of either.

elbaradei may not have been a terribly effective opponent of g w bush, et al ad nauseum, but, as stalin said of the pope, how many divisions has he?  he did try to stop the iraq invasion to a degree: (from wikipedia) One of the major issues during ElBaradei’s second term as the director general of the IAEA was the agency’s inspections in Iraq. ElBaradei disputed the U.S. rationale for the 2003 invasion of Iraq from the time of the 2002 Iraq disarmament crisis, when he, along with Hans Blix, led a team of UN weapons inspectors in Iraq. ElBaradei told the UN Security Council in March 2003 that documents purporting to show that Iraq had tried to acquire uranium from Niger were not authentic.

ElBaradei described the U.S. invasion of Iraq as "a glaring example of how, in many cases, the use of force exacerbates the problem rather than [solves] it."[13] ElBaradei further stated that "we learned from Iraq that an inspection takes time, that we should be patient, that an inspection can, in fact, work,"[14] and that he had "been validated" in concluding that Saddam Hussein had not revived his nuclear weapons program.[15]

to call elbaradei "infamous" for that opposition, as this post does, is a mistake.  the evil was in the white house, the nyt, ariel sharon's government, etc.


Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:42 | 3726635 TeamDepends
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We read "Egyptian Opposition Leader ElBaradei Accepts Interim Prime Minister Pole".

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 15:21 | 3726644 One World Mafia
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When the writing is on the wall that an Egyptian leader will be ousted, the US makes sure the next person to "win" is their guy, and when that guy is also ousted the process repeats.

From Jan 2011 "Mohamed ElBaradei: Globalist Pied Piper Of The Egyptian Revolt":

...but the man now being positioned to form a new government is a pied piper working for the very same globalists and NGO’s that autocrat leader Hosni Mubarak has dutifully served for nearly 30 years...

The US military-industrial complex has known for at least three years that Egypt was teetering on the verge of regime change, and they certainly were not going to let anyone outside parties take control after Mubarak’s fall. That’s why the American Embassy trained rebel leaders to infiltrate opposition groups from the very beginning, as the Telegraph reveals today.

The military that overthrew Morsi is the main recipient of the $1.3 billion yearly US aid package to Egypt.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:35 | 3726514 Go Tribe
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That's pretty aweful but I had to up arrow you because kerry is pretty awful, too.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:09 | 3726575 Banksters
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I'm surprised they didn't appoint Mario Monti, oh wait...

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:15 | 3726482 Tinky
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Good news! Anyone who was despised by the Bush/Cheney U.S. war machine for calling out their lies about Iraq's phantom WMDs is all right with me.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:25 | 3726493 Charles Wilson
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Tinky. Please seek help for you affliction.

Maybe you can join John Kerry - Did you know he served in Viet Nam? -  on his boat and share some drinks or something.

Lookit: I'll be happy to bring up dat ol' Debbil Roosevelt if it'll make you happy.  We can argue all day about "Who lost China?".

Gales of laughter all around.


Speaking of Kerry: "How does it feel JK, to be the type of person you used to protest against?"

Ans: JK is just fine about it because it was all for effect. He was a HYPOCRITE about it then and he's a hypocrite and a liar about it now.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:30 | 3726501 Tinky
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WTF are you on about, Chuck? I'm referring to ElBaradei, not Kerry, as should have been obvious.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:02 | 3726564 Bear
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Is there a difference? One elitist pig is just like another

Elitist ... A person who believes that they are superior to others (and thus deserve favored status) because of their intellect, social status, wealth, or other factors. 

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:35 | 3726618 Tinky
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Given that one has been an integral part of the world's most destructive war machine, while the other tried very hard to stop an uneccassary and brutal invasion from occurring, I'd say yes, there a rather big difference.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:20 | 3726596 Charles Wilson
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No prob, Tinky.

ElBaradei is a rash, Kerry is an open sore.

Bush/Cheney aren't there anymore and their libary books is overdue.

We've got some REAL problems now and it's not...helpful... to keep looking at B/C when you've got Unchecked Power running amok.

Someone on this site asked when are NUKULAR aircraft carriers were most vulnerable, the answer being "When they're traversing the Suez Canal."

OK, but another answer might be, "When any of the 6 nuclear reactors on board are being compromised by bombs and water and stuff".

One of the Al Qaeda "#winning!" aphorisms is, "They have the watches but we have the time."

Imagine: The Suez Canal being lit up at night.  "I mean, those aircraft carriers can't be sunk, right? Those is American aircraft carriers!  The Bestest in the world, the best ever made".

'N those Caesar Worshippers wouldn't do anything that STUPID would they? WOULD THEY?  Well, never mind.


So, accept my apologies, Tinky.  Bush/Cheney were bad enough.  Today's situation is so much worse.



Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:34 | 3726621 Tinky
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I agree completely that the world's problems have escalated significantly in a short span of time. I'd also argue that Obama, given his faux liberal cover, has been worse than Bush and Cheney, who were at least up-front about their evil intentions.



Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:41 | 3726633 lakecity55
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Fact: He bought medals at a local pawn shop which he proceeded to throw over the WH fence during a protest, after he made sure there were cameras there to record the event. His real medals were safe at home.

Then, he ran for office.

Tool. Poseur.

Maybe he will drown in a ketchup vat while touring his wife's factory, haha.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:54 | 3726652 sgorem
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"His real medals were safe at home." real metals are safe at home 2............

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:23 | 3726994 One World Mafia
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It was Iran this time and Elbaradei's stance against the US was a psyop/photo op just like Morsi pretended he was against the US and called 911 an inside job before coming to power because he knew that was popular with the people and would help him come to power, and once in power he was went silent about 911 and cozied up with the US and tried to make himself supreme dictator.  How many times did Obama lie?  How often do aspriring politicians lie?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:29 | 3727004 Things that go bump
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Oh, Oh, I know that one - whenever their lips are moving.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:25 | 3726492 Ancona
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Bring on the Puppets! We want a real show Egypt, the Kardashians have been a little slow lately.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:28 | 3726497 marcusfenix
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wait... this was the guy the PTB's tried to install the first time around but the locals rejected him as being a NWO globalist.

it appears Americans aren't the only ones with really short memories.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:49 | 3726519 Petrus Romanus
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Not only that, but he was also a UN delegate under the Mubarak regime. I am pretty sure that one does not fill out a UN job application but is approved and appointed by the executive branch of government in their home country. This guy was also IAEA secretary in 2003 during the preamble of Iraqi invasion!

Regardless of what these people do to rebrand themselves they are players in the overarching game of TPTB. What a joke!

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:32 | 3726803 trader1
Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:57 | 3727018 Petrus Romanus
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He has admitted himself that he did not "fight" hard enough at the time. I believe that is very telling of his true allegiances.

Controlled opposition, paid off, whatever. One does not reach such proffessional success on the world stage without insider, TPTB approval. The UN is just a mask!

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:38 | 3726627 resurger
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Fuck El Baradi ... Fuck him big

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 15:21 | 3726696 FreedomGuy
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I seriously doubt the average Egyptian voter rejected him because of any NWO stuff. They voted for the Islamist which gave Morsi the election.

I did not like Morsi or his eventual plans for Egypt and the Middle East. However, I am not big on the military deposing anyone properly elected short of real abuses like a commie or fascist state. I do not know whay Egypt will become but the fundamental problem in all Mideastern countries is the absolute unwillingness to live at peace with anyone different, whether, Sunni, Shiite, Taliban, Jewish, Christian, Alawhite, etc. If you cannot do that, then really all you have left is a dictatorship option where the most powerful group rules. Being a realist, maybe a military dictatorship is the best Egypt can do for now. Let's see how it goes and remember it is not our choice to make for them.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:31 | 3726800 Hohum
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A commie or fascist state, FreedomGuy?  What, like the USA?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:51 | 3726832 FreedomGuy
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Yes, but you understand what I am saying. Yes, the USA is going the way of USSA but my focus is on Egypt. My point remains.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:42 | 3726818 marcusfenix
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actually those were the exact words several Egyptians used when describing him in interviews at the time...

they are still available on you tube if you care to see for yourself.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:33 | 3726508 virgilcaine
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This guy has been around forever at least since Ramses 2.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:52 | 3726528 FieldingMellish
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The new "interim" President, Adly Mansour, makes the Godfather look like Tinkerbell.


BTW, Tyler. It was Iraq, not Iran.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 15:22 | 3726699 RSloane
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He was part of the UN inspection team that went into IRAN after Israel and US were incessantly babbling about Iran using its nuclear research to build nuclear weapons. Think back to a few years ago when Israel was deliberately provokng Iran with threats to bomb their nuclear facilities and the US was all over it with  "we got your backs Israel". At the behest of the UN Iran agreed to allow inspectors to enter Iran and examine their facilities where nothing but use of nuclear power for engery purposes was found.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 15:37 | 3726725 FieldingMellish
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I think the US was more pissed off with his role, along with Hans Blix, in the Iraq WMD scandal. He was wishy-washy on Iran.

Second term as Director General[edit]

One of the major issues during ElBaradei’s second term as the director general of the IAEA was the agency’s inspections in Iraq. ElBaradei disputed the U.S. rationale for the 2003 invasion of Iraq from the time of the 2002 Iraq disarmament crisis, when he, along with Hans Blix, led a team of UN weapons inspectors in Iraq. ElBaradei told the UN Security Council in March 2003 that documents purporting to show that Iraq had tried to acquire uranium from Niger were not authentic.

ElBaradei described the U.S. invasion of Iraq as "a glaring example of how, in many cases, the use of force exacerbates the problem rather than [solves] it."[13] ElBaradei further stated that "we learned from Iraq that an inspection takes time, that we should be patient, that an inspection can, in fact, work,"[14] and that he had "been validated" in concluding that Saddam Hussein had not revived his nuclear weapons program.[15]

In a 2004 op-ed piece on the dangers of nuclear proliferation, in the New York Times (12 February 2004), ElBaradei stated that "[w]e must abandon the unworkable notion that it is morally reprehensible for some countries to pursue weapons of mass destruction, yet morally acceptable for others to rely on them for security – and indeed to continue to refine their capacities and postulate plans for their use."[16] He went on to say "If the world does not change course, we risk self-destruction."

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:05 | 3726749 Trampy
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As chief of the IAEA, he didn't actually do any of the inspecting himself.  But he chose and sent in the teams to look around and take soil samples, and he defended their findings before the UN security council, in opposition to the US!

The reason that Iran needs to enrich beyond the ~ 4-5% needed for LWR power reactors is not to make a gun bomb, but to fuel the small high-flux reactors used to produce medical isotopes.

Unlike Israel, which has never joined the NPT, Iran is in full compliance with IAEA safeguards.

US DOE/NNSA has always recognized Israel to be an illegal proliferator of nuclear weapons, so if there was any sense to U.S. policy, there would be a total ban of trade with Israel.

The biggest dirty secret of nuclear weapons in the middle east relates to how Israel could assemble a safe and secure stockpile of lightweight 3-stage nuclear weapons without illegally receiving what we call Restricted Data.

Both the US and Soviet Union each conducted over 1000 weapons tests and Israel apparently only conducted one, back in the 1970s. Over half of our tests related to safety and reliability.

So who shared that info with Israel?  India wasn't known to have 3-stagers until their 1998 test.  Was it France?  Maybe so, but that would have outrageously violated their NPT pledge.

All of this means that treaties and laws don't matter.



Sun, 07/07/2013 - 05:57 | 3727865 S5936
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That look is Zell in Marathon man. " IS IT SAFE "

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 13:57 | 3726549 Bear
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"Which side to commit to?" ... Our leaders = Morons on the Move

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:15 | 3726577 ebworthen
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Is this a Sunni versus Shiite civil war or secular versus religious divide, or both at the same time?

Is it tribal also, or just about money and power? 

Or is it "D).  All of the above"?

I see clusterfuck.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:36 | 3726809 trader1
Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:37 | 3726625 lakecity55
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I thought El Baradai was an IMF stooge.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:42 | 3726636 jon dough
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Dusty: "What does that mean? In-famous?"

Ned: "Ah, Dusty! In-famous is when you're more than famous! This guy El Guapo is not just famous, he's IN-famous"

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 15:23 | 3726700 Trampy
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Remember Scott Ritter?  He said there were no WMDs in Iraq and now he's in prison.

Bad things happen to those who challenge the Evil Empire.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:12 | 3726777 Trampy
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i've had dealings with el-Baradei at IAEA and there is no question of his integrity and independence.  He's no stooge or puppet.

My hat goes off to the Egyptian military for choosing him as their interim leader.  There is nobody in the world who could do a better job of it.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:40 | 3728074 Sandy15
Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:30 | 3726797 Hohum
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Why are all of you wasting your breath?  Egypt's problems are far beyond whether it has a democracy.  It can't feed itself, its subsidies although needed for the people are bankrupting the country, its oil production peaked in 1996, it has 84 million people (rising rapidly) and little arable land.  No one in the world can "fix" Egypt.  Of course, US reaction is bullshit.  What do you expect?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:42 | 3726814 Aknownymouse
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" until the US decides which side it wants to commit to, nothing will settle down"

What an arrogant statement. The Obama led US will settle dick. The good Egyptian people who went out in the millions last week and forced their way through and deposed of the Obama bin laden puppet DID ALREADY decide for themselves. Now Tyler go back to shepperding your flock to buying more gold and shorting more S&P futures. By the way, whats your ROI this year?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 17:15 | 3726883 DeliciousSteak
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The people didn't depose anyone. The military did. And with less than a week of demonstrations. A military that receives 1/4 of their funding from the United States moved in very quickly and decisively to get rid of an elected leader and have since killed over 30 people, wounding more than a thousand. This doesn't tickle your nose just a little bit?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:38 | 3727139 Aknownymouse
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you have no idea what you're talking about


Sat, 07/06/2013 - 17:02 | 3726864 Motorboat
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Fuck Israel?  You got that right!

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:06 | 3726953 earleflorida
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Published 2011 by Mohamed Elbaradei -- "The Age of Deception (Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times)" 

Excerpts:  Chapter 11; pgs. 258-259 (Iran, 2007-2008)

A full-on blitzkrieg ensued in the media. The Washington Post published an editorial entitled "Rogue Regulator."

ElBaradei has made it clear he considers himself above his position as a UN civil servant. Rather than carry out the policy of the Security Council or the IAEA board, for which he nominally works, Mr. Elbaradei behaves as if he were independent of them, free to ignore their decisions and to use his agency to thwart their leading members--above all the United States. [12]

It went on to accuse me of "freelancing," and condemned the IAEA for "striking its own deal with the Iranian regime."

The Economist was also critical:

Elbaradei is using the deal with Iran to intervene directly in the policy debate, rather than limiting himself to an impartial look at the safe-guards facts.  Mr. Elbaradei may think he is making space for diplomacy. But easing the squeeze on Iran may well make it harder to find a diplomatic solution. [13]

Predictably, the Jerusalem Post took the attack one step further, with quotes such as "Elbaradei is a man of dubious integrity" and "Elbaradei has been Iran's primary international defender" and even "Elbaradei has used his power to facilitate the proliferation of nuclear energy for military purposes."[14]  A columnist in Al-Hayat, one of the leading newspapers in the Arab world, charged that I was acting in defiance of the Security Council resolutions, trying to give Iran a way to avoid additional sanctions and perfect its technology. Even the New York Times took a shot, in a lengthy profile that portrayed me as somewhere between "everyone's best hope" and "drunk with the power of [the] Nobel."[15]  One journalist thought that the Times article had characterized me as a "dictatorial loon."[16]

In Vienna, the Americans reportedly gave their irritation more concrete expression. Abdul Minty, the South African ambassador, said he had heard from a journalist that the Americans were planning to orchestrate a campaign with the Board for a vote of no confidence in me for exceeding my mandate. The journalist had in his notes the names of twenty countries the Americans had targeted to lobby for their support. I was told that the media had received this information from Chris Ford, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for arms control. In any case, after the rumor reached the Associated Press,[17] the U.S. Mission publicly denied that any such campaign was under way.

There was a great deal of irony to these attacks.

End Quoted Excerpts... and, so as not to bore the audience there is but one thing I would like to impress upon those listening? It is the very fact that twenty nations, 'minimum' were being lobbied [coerced]! Concurrently five years have past and the mirror of time has not lost its sordid reflection, as what is happening this very moment in the Edward Snowden saga!?  

thankyou Tyler    :-))

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:45 | 3728076 Sandy15
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ZHer's this is exactly how George Soros wants it.  He didn't want the Muslim Brotherhood in there......

I think Obummer backing MB against Sorazz is intentional to start street riots here......Obummer hasn't gone against anything else Sorazz has wanted.  Everything else has been right down the line, why is it different now?

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:10 | 3728171 Schmuck Raker
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UPDATE SUNDAY June 7 - Al Jazeera

Uncertainty persists over Egypt PM nomination     Reports of Mohamed ElBaradei being picked are denied, highlighting challenges new leaders face in finding consensus.


The continuing chaos in Egypt in the aftermath of last Wednesday's military coup has been compounded further after the choice of liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradeias interim prime minister was thrown into doubt by objections from conservative groups.
ElBaradei's nomination had been confirmed by several sources and state media on Saturday, but just before midnight a presidential spokesman told reporters that no prime minister had yet been chosen.
The abrupt U-turn came amid opposition to ElBaradei's appointment by the Nour Party, Egypt's second-largest religious force that backed the military coup that toppled President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.


The Al-Nour Party's deputy leader Ahmed Khalil told the state news website that the party would withdraw from the political transition process if ElBaradei was confirmed in his post.

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