Here comes the rebrand.
The filthy hand prints of NATO and friends..banksters, corporations and other assorted evil doers are all over this move
Nobel Peace laureate ( Just like Obama) Mohamed ElBaradei took over as Egypt’s interim prime minister, a day after 36 people were killed in clashes involving Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents.His prize cannot be taken seriously as having anything to do with peace or curtailing inappropriate use of nuclear energy. He is a front man for the nuclear industry's spin.
ElBaradei, a former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, emerged as one of the leaders of the movement against President Hosni Mubarak during Egypt’s 2011 uprising and later became of Mursi’s main opponents.
He was among the leading opposition and religious figures who flanked Defense Minister Abdelfatah al-Seesi when he announced Mursi’s ouster three days ago, alongside the convening of a civilian government, the suspension of the Islamist-drafted constitution and the holding of early elections.
“Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei has accepted the offer by Interim President Adly Mansour to form the Cabinet,” read an announcement on ElBaradei’s Facebook page. It said he would give a news conference after being sworn in.
Television pictures tonight showed thousands of Mursi supporters rallying again in Cairo’s Nasr City district to protest his removal from power. Troops were deployed in the capital today to forestall new violence between pro- and anti-Mursi factions, after yesterday’s street battles across Egypt left more than 1,000 people wounded, according to the country’s ambulance service. Five of the dead were policemen, the Interior Ministry said.
ElBaradei, 71, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for “efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy, for peaceful purposes, is used in the safest possible way.”
His prize is part and parcel of a sales campaign.
We can all see for ourselves that nuclear is used for “peaceful purposes” always- Depleted Uranium.. and yes I am being facetious completely!
Nuclear power is also green and carbon free too. More elitist bullshit.
And always used in the safest possible way.... as Fukushima continues to radiate the planet
He stepped out of his role as chief of the United Nations atomic energy agency in the months leading up to the 2003 Iraq War in order to urge Mubarak to open up his government after 30 years in power.
ElBaradei’s appointment is a “victory for the revolution,” Mohamed Adel, a member of the April 6 youth movement’s political bureau, said in an e-mailed statement.(The April 6th movement- Nothing says Washington like the NED brats of the April 6 revolution)The new interim premier will have to “pay attention first to the issues of democracy and economic conditions,” Adel said.
Nabil Fahmy, a former Egyptian ambassador to the U.S., will be the foreign minister in the new government, Al Jazeera television reported, citing unnamed officials in the interim president’s office.Ministers Meet
Mansour met today with the defense minister and Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, who oversees the police, following yesterday’s clashes, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported. Skirmishes broke out in Cairo, the port city of Alexandria and the Sinai peninsula.
The military forced Mursi out July 3 after hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets for four days. Egypt’s first democratically elected civilian president, he’d been in power for one year. Critics accused him of betraying the 2011 revolution by grabbing power for his Islamist backers and ignoring the nation’s economic plight and political rifts.
The Cairo court trying Mubarak on charges of involvement in killing protesters in the 2011 uprising adjourned the case again today until Aug. 17, MENA reported.
Mansour’s appointment of ElBaradei comes a day after MENA reported that he ordered the dissolution of parliament’s only functioning chamber yesterday, the Islamist-dominated upper house. The interim president appointed a team of advisers today, including a new head of intelligence, according to an e-mailed statement.
The turmoil in the country has further hurt investor confidence. Yesterday, Fitch Ratings downgraded Egypt’s long-term credit rating to B-, six levels below investment grade, from B with a negative outlook. It cited “high uncertainty over how the risks resulting from the military coup evolve over the short term and the eventual pathway to a peaceful political transition.”
This rating cut is bad news for Egypt. It will be more costly to borrow, guaranteeing debt servitude of the Egyptians and further degradation of their lives for generations to come.
Egypt’s economy is in worse shape than it was during Mubarak’s last days in office, with growth near its weakest in two decades and unemployment at a record 13.2 percent. A bid for a $4.8 billion International Monetary Fund loan has yet to be accepted, and the country has been relying on aid, primarily from Qatar.
Wonder why the IMF had not yet accepted the “bid” for the 4.8 billion dollar loan?
The removal of Morsi had absolutely nothing, zip,zero, zilch to do with the Egyptian people. And everything to do with a rebrand.