Soros fingerprints on Mideast chaos
Philanthropist billionaire George Soros has funded opposition organizations in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, where anti-regime chaos has already toppled the pro-Western leader of Tunisia and is threatening the rule of President Hosni Mubarak, a key U.S. ally.
Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the main opposition leaders in Egypt, has also sat on the board of an international "crisis management" group alongside Soros and other personalities who champion dialogue with Hamas, a violent offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood, which seeks to spread Islam around the world in part by first creating an Islamic caliphate in Egypt, now backs ElBaradai, who has defended the group in the news media the last few weeks.
So there we see a direct link between Soros and ElBaradei. Interesting. And we already know of the ties between ElBaradei and the Muslim Brotherhood. It isn't that hard to connect the dots. Of course, we also see the usual cast of characters included:
Soros is one of eight members of the ICG executive committee.
U.S. board members include Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was national security adviser to Jimmy Carter; Samuel Berger, who was Bill Clinton's national security adviser; and retired U.S. ambassador Thomas Pickering, who made headlines in 2009 after meeting with Hamas leaders and calling for the U.S. to open ties to the Islamist group.
Another ICG member is Robert Malley, a former adviser to Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign who resigned after it was exposed he had communicated with Hamas. WND first reported Malley had long petitioned for dialogue with Hamas.
That alone reveals some strong connections, but there is more:
Soros also has other ties to opposition groups in the Middle East.
His Open Society Institute's Middle East and North Africa Initiative has provided numerous grants to a wide range of projects that promote so-called democratic issues across the region, including in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood stands to gain from any future election.
In September, Soros' group was looking to expand its operations in Egypt by hiring a new project manager for its Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, which is run in partnership with the Open Society Justice Initiative. The group is seeking to develop a national network of legal empowerment actors for referral of public-interest law cases. Such organizations in the past have helped represent Muslim Brotherhood leaders seeking election or more authority in the country.
He claimed the "Muslim Brotherhood's cooperation with Mohamed ElBaradei … is a hopeful sign that it intends to play a constructive role in a democratic political system."
And there is no doubt about Soros hatred of Israel:
Soros did, however, single out Israel as "the main stumbling block" in paving the way toward transition in the Middle East.
It seems clear that Soros may well have a significant role to play as we watch the last days approaching the Tribulation. That idea is based on his enormous wealth and his desire to shape world events towards his view - and his view doesn't include a free and independent Israel. One could make the same arguments regarding his view of the U.S. as well.
This most recent example is just one of many examples of his influence in world events, as directed against the U.S. and Israel:
Soros Blames Israel (again)
Soros: The Man Behind the Curtain
This is someone definitely worth watching - and watching closely.