The Worldnutdaily, always eager to play a game of Six Degrees of George Soros (or Saul Alinsky), has an article full of conspiratorial overtones about Egypt. You see, one of the people mentioned as a potential transition leader in Egypt is Mohamed ElBaradei, who once served on the board of an organization with Soros. To the batshit cave, Batman:
Mohamed ElBaradei, the favored candidate to head a transitional government in Egypt, was a longtime member of a George Soros-funded “crisis” group with deep ties to the Middle East revolutions.
Soros himself is one of eight members of the executive committee of the International Crisis Group, or ICG.
ElBaradei suspended his board membership in the ICG in January 2011 after he returned to Egypt to help direct protests then led to the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak. ElBaradei was an early presidential candidate in the elections to replace Mubarak.
Now, ElBaradei is widely reported to be the favored candidate to head a transitional government after the military overthrow of Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohamed Morsi.
“ElBaradei is our first choice,” a source close to the military high command, which selects the transition president, told Reuters.
ElBaradei is also the reported pick of the main alliance of liberal and left-wing parties youth groups that led the anti-Morsi protests.
He is a former United Nations nuclear agency chief and a Nobel Prize winner for his work as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
ElBaradei was also a longtime member of the ICG board alongside Soros.
Yes, ElBaradei is one of the most prominent advocates of liberal reform in Egypt, meaning he wants to diminish the influence of the Islamist parties and make Egypt a secular democracy. Gosh, that sounds great, doesn’t it? Isn’t that exactly what we should want? Isn’t that exactly what the Worldnutdaily should want, something other than a strongly Islamist government in Israel? Wouldn’t that be good for everyone, including Israel? Yes, obviously. So what exactly is the point of bringing up the Soros ties? They never get around to saying, of course. It’s all just implication, and since every single article they’ve ever written on Soros was about how he was an evil Marxist trying to take over the world, those implications are obvious. And quite bizarre.