ElBaradei's Unsavory Associates
Self appointed spokesman for the Egyptian "revolution" Mohamed ElBaradei is not a man to inspire confidence in pro-Western circles.
However it is ElBaradei's service on the Board of the International Crisis Group that should really set alarm bells ringing.
With a staff of 130, based in 46 countries and an annual budget of $15.5 million, the I.C.G. is an influential but little publicized organization.
According to I.C.G.'s own website;
The International Crisis Group is now generally recognised as the world’s leading independent, non-partisan, source of analysis and advice to governments, and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, European Union and World Bank, on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. Our work has been applauded by, among others, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (‘a global voice of conscience, and a genuine force for peace’)...A more accurate description might be - meddlesome cabal of internationalists, mega "capitalists", socialists and communist troublemakers.
ElBaradei's I.C.G. Board colleagues include;
Thomas R. Pickering - Co-Chair, Crisis Group Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Russia, India, Israel, Jordan, El Salvador and Nigeria Vice Chairman of Hills & Company - a member of the Science and Security Board for the communist initiated and infiltrated Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
George Soros - Chairman, Open Society Institute
Kofi Annan - Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
Wesley Clark - Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Trustee of the leftist and highly influential U.S. "think tank" Center for American Progress
Gareth Evans - President Emeritus of Crisis Group; Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Australia. Affiliate of the socialist Australian Fabian Society
Igor Ivanov Former Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation. Former Soviet era Foreign Ministry official
Jessica Tuchman Mathews President of the leftist Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, U.S. Affiliate of the internationalist Council of Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission. Serves on the Board of Sponsors of the communist initiated and infiltrated Federation of American Scientists
Senior Advisors to I.C.G. include;
Oscar Arias - Leftist former President of Costa Rica. Mark Engler was Boston Democratic Socialists of America’s last paid staff person, before he moved to Costa Rica to become a speech writer for Oscar Arias.
Zbigniew Brzezinski - Leftist former U.S. National Security Advisor to the President. Affiliated to the Trilateral Commission
Joaquim Alberto Chissano - Former Marxist-Leninist President of Mozambique
Jacques Delors - Former French Socialist Party Minister and President of the European Commission
Cyril Ramaphosa Former Secretary General, African National Congress, South Africa. A committed socialist and South African Communist Party ally
Judging by the company he keeps, is Mohamed ElBaradei likely to lead Egypt into a more open pro - Western style of government?
Or will he take the most strategically placed country in the Middle East into the increasingly powerful Russia/China/Iran/radical Islamic axis?