The frontrunner to lead Egypt should the current government fall is none other than former U.N. weapons inspector Mohamed ElBaradei. He’s a Nobel Peace Prize winner, scholar, former Director General of the IAEA. He can’t be too bad, right? Not unless you count his odd support for the Muslim Brotherhood. Glenn discussed the issue on radio this morning, and he highlighted some other supporters of the questionable group as well.
“ElBaradei. I love this guy. I loved him when he was, you know, he was the UN weapons inspector and couldn't get the job done there,” Glenn said.
Glenn played audio of ElBaradei showing support for the Muslim Brotherhood and saying the group is as much a part of the Egyptian society as the “Marxist party”.
“This is a myth that was sold by the Mubarak regime, that it’s either us — the ruthless dictators — or a Muslim al‑Qaeda type. The Muslim Brotherhood has nothing to do with the Iranian movement, has nothing to do with extremism as we have seen it in Afghanistan and other places. The Muslim Brotherhood is a religiously conservative group. They are a minority in Egypt. They are not a majority of the Egyptian people, but they have a lot of credibility because of liberal parties have been a struggle for thirty years. They are in favor of a secular state. They are of – they are in favor of an institution that have bread lines, they are in favor that every Egyptian have the same rights, same obligation. That the state in no way will be a state based upon religion. And I have been reaching out to them that we need to include them. They are part of the Egyptian society as much as the Marxist party here.”
What does this mean for the rest of the world? Glenn warned that this could be one of the tipping points that push the world into chaos.
“I've been talking about the perfect storm that was formulating and I said at some point there's going to be an Archduke Ferdinand moment and it will be something that the world dismisses and most likely you will dismiss at first. And then it will snowball. I believe that Tunisia or Egypt may be that moment. It may be that moment,” Glenn said.
ElBaradei isn’t the only one supporting the radical Muslim Brotherhood. He played audio of “unbiased” CNN anchors letting America know where they stand on the group.
“I'm asking about the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that has tirelessly and in many cases quite courageously campaigned,” a CNN anchor said. “In elections, it has campaigned against their government, it has campaigned on behalf of the poor in Egypt.”
“Because when you think of Muslim Brotherhood, right, you think of fair elections?” Glenn joked.
Glenn has been warning people for months that this kind of chaos could be heading to America. Every time a country breaks out into riots, he’s said to watch as it spreads from one country to another.
“All this stuff going on in Egypt, Greece, Tunisia, Yemen, France, England, that could never happen here. It's not spreading,” Pat said.
“Some might have said it's The Coming Insurrection but definitely not anybody you should listen to. Now, let me show you in completely unrelated news, some audio of some protestors here on the streets of America this weekend. “
Glenn played some audio from a protest here in America.
“Revolution now! Revolution now!” a voice said. “Roger Frazer from Chicago. I'm happy to be here. I tell you this is what we need more of in America. This kind of street heat! Brought against those kind of folks, you know, to win this country back. Revolution. You know what I mean by revolution. What's happening now in Egypt. Same thing needs to happen here.”
“Yeah, but the standard here is ridiculous. You have a guy who's just some guy on the street saying this. It's not like you have a well respected liberal politician ‑‑ liberal professor who's been teaching our kids at Columbia and other universities for years and years and one of the most ‑‑ the largest intellectuals of the last 50 years on the left. Not like they are saying we want riots like Greece and bringing them here. That's not happening. It's just some guy on the street,” Stu said in reference to Frances Fox Piven and her calls for mass gatherings, much like the riots in Greece, here in America.
Obviously, Glenn was 100% wrong on all that “it could happen here” nonsense. No one is calling for riots in America. Right?