Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Egypt-Soros Ties: Will Soros Get His Wish In Egypt?

This article is interesting on many levels. First, we see George Soros back in the news. That is always worth noting, as he is admittedly very influential in this era and most if his influence is against traditional America, against the U.S. dollar and its influence in the world, he is opposed to a strong and free nation of Israel and he was one of Obama's biggest backers in the 2008 elections. More information can be found here.

Additionally, if you were watching the events from Egypt in 2011, many of us felt that Mohamed ElBaradei would assume power in Egypt and if so, it would be the worst news possible for Israel. For a variety of reasons, that didn't work out during that period, and Egypt ended up electing Morsi. It looks like ElBaradei is back in the running and it also appears that some strong George Soros connections are in play. 

The article below from The Blaze is worth reading in full as the prophetic implications could be significant - below are just a few quotes from this lengthy report:

Since the coup, there have been multiple reports that former U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohamed ElBaradei — who also served as the Brotherhood-endorsed interim Egyptian steward after Mubarak was forced out — was a rumored favorite to take power with the military. However, it seems that the military leadership found ElBaradei too controversial to be president and chose to install Adly Mansour as interim president.
Since then, ElBaradei was selected — and subsequently un-selected — to be the new Egyptian prime minister. However, the prime ministership remains up for grabs and could ultimately go to ElBaradei.
Over the last 48 hours, reports are swirling that ElBaradei could be named the new vice president — putting him one heartbeat away from the office he’s sought since Mubarak’s removal and, considering ElBaradei’s repeated condemnation of Israel’s “humiliation” of Palestinians and his stated desire to return to the 1967 Israeli borders, likely causing not a little concern in Jerusalem.

Very importantly, we pointed out the close relationship ElBaradei has with liberal progressive billionaire financier George Soros in our cover story, “Family Ties: The Muslim Brotherhood and George Soros,” written by Tiffany Gabbay. The left-wing sugar daddy has some unnerving ties to the radical Islamist movement that is seeking to take over Egypt and the rest of the Middle East, implement Shariah law and establish a global caliphate.

For those familiar with George Soros and his myriad organizations—from the Open Society Institute to the International Crisis Group—the billionaire financier’s long and distinct history of promoting far-Left causes both at home and abroad is well known. But the mention of Soros actually joining forces with the extremist Muslim Brotherhood takes radical political activism to an entirely new level, conjuring up images of an unholy alliance forged in the fiery pits of Mordor.
When examined through the lens of Soros’ own actions and words, an unsettling link between the godfather of the American Left and one of the world’s most radical Islamist groups comes dangerously into focus.

During his three terms as director general of the IAEA from 1997–2009, ElBaradei routinely downplayed the threat of Iran’s nuclear program, thus subverting U.S. efforts to place pressure on Iran over its safeguards violations.
In an interview with the German news magazine Der Spiegel published July 12, 2010, he said that he wanted to open the Gaza Strip-Egypt border, accusing Israel of being the greatest threat to the Middle East because of its nuclear weapons. In that same interview, ElBaradei went on to state that the “Gaza Strip is the world’s largest prison” and that Egyptians must “do all that we can to relieve the suffering of the people there.” He then added:

When asked if he still believed in a Palestinian state that can coexist with Israel, ElBaradei was quick to invoke the familiar “return to the 1967 borders” narrative adopted by so many of Israel’s foes. For ElBaradei, in order for a two-state solution to materialize, “a government must come to power in Israel that respects the 1967 borders, that accepts that repression is no solution.”

ElBaradei sits on the board of Soros’ ICG along with others who advocate opening a dialogue with Hamas—another Muslim Brotherhood offshoot—based on the purportedly legitimate way in which its election to Palestinian political life came about.

The first sign of George Soros’ sympathies with the Muslim Brotherhood were revealed in a Feb. 3, 2011, Washington Post op-ed written by the leftist sugar daddy himself. After unilaterally deciding America’s power and influence in the world had all but vanished, Soros trivialized U.S. and Israeli fears over the civil unrest in Egypt, dismissing the idea that dissidents who sought to topple the Mubarak regime would be the least bit hostile to Israel. Soros even went so far as to say the opposition was “not advancing a theocratic agenda at all.” 

Soros then praised the only organized political force in the region—the Muslim Brotherhood.
Consistently referring to Israel as the “stumbling block” to peace in the Middle East, Soros made no bones about his hopes for the Brotherhood. He even heartily encouraged giving the Muslim Brotherhood a place at Egypt’s social and political table when the country’s streets erupted in flames of dissent in early 2011.

Urging President Obama and the U.S. government to take a leadership role by standing with the revolution in Egypt—and lamenting Israel’s being in the way—Soros wrote:
“President Obama personally and the United States as a country have much to gain by moving out in front and siding with the public demand for dignity and democracy. This would help rebuild America’s leadership and remove a lingering structural weakness in our alliances that comes from being associated with unpopular and repressive regimes. Most important, doing so would open the way to peaceful progress in the region. The Muslim Brotherhood’s cooperation with Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate who is seeking to run for president, is a hopeful sign that it intends to play a constructive role in a democratic political system. As regards contagion, it is more likely to endanger the enemies of the United States—Syria and Iran—than our allies, provided that they are willing to move out ahead of the avalanche.
“The main stumbling block is Israel. In reality, Israel has as much to gain from the spread of democracy in the Middle East as the United States has. But Israel is unlikely to recognize its own best interests because the change is too sudden and carries too many risks.”
Given his penchant for an “all-inclusive” one-world government, one wonders what Soros sees in the militant Muslim Brotherhood, an organization hell-bent on bringing about a global Shariah caliphate. Perhaps it’s a mere instance of my enemy’s enemy is my friend, or perhaps there is something more sinister to this alliance.
Whatever the case, given the Muslim Brotherhood’s history and its stated present-day objectives concerning Egypt and the broader Middle East, George Soros certainly hasn’t gone out of his way to distance himself in any way from the Islamist movement. This may be the most telling move of all where Soros and the Brotherhood are concerned.

No comments: