Sunday, 30 January 2011

Update on ElBaradei and the Muslim Brotherhood

A report from Reuters said that Mohamed ElBaradei is now putting pressure on the United States to support calls for President Hosni Mubarak to step down, saying "life support to the dictator" must end. In a series of interviews with US television networks from Cairo, ElBaradei also said he had a mandate to negotiate a national unity government and would soon reach out to the army. "I hope that I should be in touch soon with the army, and we need to work together. The army is part of Egypt."  Even more telling is his statement: "I have been authorized--mandated--by the people who organized these demonstrations and many other parties to agree on a national unity government."

Meanwhile, on Sunday, a leading member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said Egyptian opposition forces had agreed to support ElBaradei to negotiate with the government. It should be noted that a number of Muslim Brotherhood members have escaped from prison--now they can help ElBaradei with with his "mandate" to takeover.

Yes, of course, lets just put ElBaradei and the Muslim Brotherhood at the head of the Egyptian armed forces. Anyone want to guess what their first course of action will be?

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