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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mohamed ElBaradei returns to his native Egypt

which may perhaps spell the end of the nearly 30-year rule of hosni mubarak... i have a lot of respect for ElBaradei, particularly when his leadership at the international atomic energy agency was under attack by the bush administration for refusing to fall in line with the demonizing of iran with the false accusations of developing nuclear weapons (see my previous posts here)...
Egyptian pro-reform advocate and Nobel peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei is returning home Thursday to take part in the anti-government protests gripping his country.

A spokesman for the pro-reform leader, Abdul-Rahman Samir, said ElBaradei was expected to join protests planned for after Friday prayers across the country.

ElBaradei, the former head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, has emerged as a prime challenger to President Hosni Mubarak's regime since he first returned home last year. He has created a wave of support from reformists, but insists he would not run in this year's presidential election unless restrictions on who is eligible to contest are lifted and far reaching political reforms are introduced.

things are heating up in the region... the tunisia regime overthrow is now being partially attributed to wikileaks which, in turn, is fueling the unrest in egypt... now i see it's spreading to yemen...
Yemen protests: Thousands call on president to leave

the flames are spreading...

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