ElBaradie slam Western meddling in the Middle East

Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei (born 1942), the former head of World nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for 12 years – returned to his motherland, Egypt, last year to a hero’s welcome. As secretary general of IAEA, he showed his absolute independence of the ‘world order’ by standing up to the lies of the West and Israel about the Iraqi WMDs. He also took a similar stand in the current Western bullying of Tehran on later’s nuclear program on behest of the Zionist entity. His such ‘political wrong opinion’ made him very unpopular in the Zionist imperialist world. Therefore, when in November 2009 – he made the announcement that he might consider contesting the 2011 Presidential election – the Zionist-controlled mainstream media started a campaign of vilification.

The secularist pro-USrael Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak (born 1928) has ruled Egypt with an iron fist for the last 29 years. He took over the presidence in 1981 after Anwar Sadat was shot for recognizing the Zionist state for an annual bribe of US$1.5 billion. He supported Saddam Hussein’s 8-year-war against Islamic Republic of Iran and then on the behest of his masters in Washington – he supported ‘Crippling Sanctions’ against the same Saddam-regime in 1990. Hosni Mubarak has been grooming his son Gamal his place when he meets his Creator to pay for the crimes against his countrymen and the Muslim world at large. However, Gamal being unpopular – can only be elected through the ‘US-style democracy’ as we see in Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and in the West Bank.

ElBaradei in an interview he gave to Guardian last month – blamed Western powers for creating unstability in the Middle East by supporting its repressive puppet regimes – in its unsuccessful efforts to Islamic revival as a political force. “I see incresing radicalisation in this area of the world, and I understand the reason. People feel repressed by their own governments, they feel unfairly treated by the outside world, they wake up in the morning and who do they see – they see people being shot and killed – all Muslims from Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine, Darfur”.

“Sure, there are dictators, but are you ready every time you want to get rid of a dictator to sacrifice a million innocent civilians? All the indications coming out of [the Chilcot inquiry] are that Iraq was not really about weapons of mass destruction but rather about regime change, and I keep asking the same question – where do you find this regime change in international law? And if it is a violation of international law, who is accountable for that?”

The popularity in the Middle East of Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, he said, should be seen as message to the West that its “policy is not reaching out to the people. The policy should be: ‘We care about you, we care about your welfare, we care about your human rights.’”

ElBaradei had stated on several occasions that Iran’s nuclear program is totally kosher: “Iranians are working under a legal framework. They have permitted the international agency to monitor their imported materials….. However, IAEA cannot deprive Syria of its right to become a member of the Nuclear Supplier Group,” Al-Hayat, December 2008.

On October 18, 2009, Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post, under the heading “El Baradei: Iranian nuclear threat hyped“, wrote:

Mohamed ElBaradei, outgoing chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, maintains that the danger posed by Iran’s nuclear program is being exaggerated, and that the only way to resolve issues with Teheran is through talks. Negotiations should also eventually lead to the Middle East being a nuclear-free zone, he believes, thus ending the “imbalance” resulting from the fact that Israel is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. “The threat in Iran’s nuclear program is exaggerated. I do not think that we will wake up tomorrow and discover that Iran has a nuclear weapon,” he said in an interview with the Austrian Die Presse published on Sunday. “[US] President Barack Obama has understood that negotiation is the only possible solution with Iran… Iran wants to discuss not only the nuclear issue, but also the entire palette of problems with the US. Iran can play an important, central role in the Near East; in Afghanistan or also in Iraq,” the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize laureate continued. The greatest danger in the region, according to ElBaradei, comes from the possibility of an Israeli air strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. “Bombing Iran is not the solution. An Israeli attack would turn the entire region into a fireball,” he said. “We should ask ourselves why countries develop nuclear weapons. They promise power and prestige. Israel says it cannot tolerate an Iran in possession of nuclear weapons. But when you talk now with Arab leaders, they say they cannot tolerate a nuclear Israel. “The solution: We need to ensure a lasting peace in the region, and the entire Middle East must become a nuclear-free zone. That, however, takes time. But we must also remember the imbalance in the fact that a country, namely Israel, remains out of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, while other countries are bound by the contract.”

 

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