Who is he: Mohamed ElBaradei is an Egyptian law scholar and diplomat and formerly was the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an inter-governmental organization under the auspices of the United Nations, from December 1997 to November 2009. ElBaradei and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
Although he has spent the last few decades living in Vienna, he was obviously the Anglo-American elite choice inserted back into Egypt at the height of the 2011 Egyptian protests, which culminated in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. He has little support from the mass of protestors but for a while during the protests he became the face of the Egyptian Revolution in interviews and reporting by the establishment cable news reporters before being eclipsed by Wael Ghonim, a young and charismatic Google Inc. executive
Background: Mohamed ElBaradei was born on June 17, 1942 in Cairo and is a graduate of Cairo University, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and New York University. ElBaradei is a lifelong UN bureaucrat, having started in 1980 as a senior fellow in charge of the International Law Program at the UN Institute for Training and Research. He was also an adjunct professor of international law at the New York University School of Law.
As a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group, which George Soros helped to create and finance, he helped advance the top-down solutions to problems which always seem to demand more international controls required by governments, international corporations and civil rights organizations to resolve problems such as we have seen in the Balkans and in the Middle East. The ICG is funded by the usual suspects. in addition to Soros, the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, etc.
George Szamuely best described the role of the International Crisis Group's actions in the earlier Balkan conflict as a game plan for the elites with, "'Independent' figures like Soros identifying a 'crisis' and demanding urgent government attention. Governments act on implementing them and then parcel out the lucrative contracts to Soros and his pals." This is how they turn all real or contrived crises into money making opportunities as well as creating more need for "international control and leadership" in order to advance their one world agenda.
Surprisingy, while moving about in elite circles of power, as Director General of the IAEA ElBaradei has done much to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and has worked to advance its peaceful use – although overall the IAEA is usually a tool of GE and the nuclear power industry to advance profits of the major participants. ElBaradei has not always followed the lead of the United States and differed with the US on Iraq and the current situation with Iran – so much so that the Bush Administration tried and failed to stop his last reelection as Director General of the IAEA.
In any case, with the Mubarak Administration on the way out, he became the Soros and Washington preferred candidate for continued Western control of Egypt. On March 7th 2011 it was announced that ElBaradei intended to run in the presidential elections, confirmed March 10th, 2011 during a live interview given by ElBaradei to the Egyptian ON TV channel.
For Egypt, one outcome is almost guaranteed and that is the Egyptian government will be less of a puppet for the Western elites than in the past – even if Elbaradei should become president. It appears the Internet and social media have ended the 120 years of Western dominance and control of Middle Eastern governments and their ability to easily change leaders, as was the case in the past. ElBaradei may well be the Soros man in Egypt as well as the Anglo-American favorite but unlike the past, this really does not guarantee anything to the potential leader or those who would financially benefit from his taking power.