February 2, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Mohammed ElBaradei,the former head of the IAEA has become a top contender for leader of a transition government in Egypt even though he says that he "does not necessarily want to replace" Mubarak. He has strong ties to Iran and would include the Muslim Brotherhood in any ruling coalition. Experts say that ElBaradei who is anti-American and anti-Israel is being used by the Muslim Brotherhood as front man in order to come to power. According to Israel National News, "the radical Muslim Brotherhood has become more vocal in its calls for Mubarak's resignation, drowning out several opposition groups that have accepted an offer by newly-appointed vice president Omar Suleiman to negotiate." [see, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/142095]
ElBaradei has said that Friday will be the day that Mubarak leaves the country and that if he does not, he will be "a dead man walking."
"Mr. ElBaradei's report culminates a career of freelancing and fecklessness which has crippled the reputation of the organization he directs. He has used his Nobel Prize to cultivate an image of a technocratic lawyer interested in peace and justice and above politics. In reality, he is a deeply political figure, animated by antipathy for the West and for Israel on what has increasingly become a single-minded crusade to rescue favored regimes from charges of proliferation."