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    Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

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    ElBaradei, who has emerged as a potential challenger to the three-decade rule of Egypt's president, Hosni Mubarak, said western governments must withdraw the unstinting support for autocrats who were seen to be a bulwark against extremism.

    "Western policy towards this part of the world has been a total failure, in my view. It has not been based on dialogue, understanding, supporting civil society and empowering people, but rather it's been based on supporting authoritarian systems as long as the oil keeps pumping."
    Dam straight.

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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    He's pretty much right, in a nutshell, but it has transformed into something completely different and simply withdrawing American support is not going to fix it, IMO.

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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    While useful during the Cold War, with very few exceptions, it is something that is not only not needed now, it is counterproductive in dealing with regimes like China, Burma, North Korea, et. al.
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    Elbaradei needs to go, and someone like Phillip Coyle needs to be put in charge of the IAEA.
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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Who voted in Hamas?

    Who voted in Ahmadinejad?

    Did we forget this?

    I suppose its the West's fault for the Ottoman Empire as well?
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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Elbaradei needs to go, and someone like Phillip Coyle needs to be put in charge of the IAEA.
    Dr. ElBaradei is no longer the head of the IAEA. Yukiya Amano is now its Director-General.

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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Dr. ElBaradei is no longer the head of the IAEA. Yukiya Amano is now its Director-General.
    My mistake.
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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    he nailed it
    as a fellow nobel peace prize winner, i hope Obama will heed his expressions of concern about our middle eastern foreign policy

    truly hope he has success running for the egyptian office
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    he nailed it
    as a fellow nobel peace prize winner, i hope Obama will heed his expressions of concern about our middle eastern foreign policy

    truly hope he has success running for the egyptian office
    You don't like having Egypt as an ally much do you?
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    Re: Mohamed ElBaradei hits out at west's support for repressive regimes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You don't like having Egypt as an ally much do you?
    seems you are opposed to someone willing to express the truth and advocate democracy in the region
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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