Egypt's ElBaradei: Liberals 'Decimated' In Vote...

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    Why is he so surprised? His surprise surprises me. When will this Blow-Back be blowing back our way? Or is it already blowing?


    CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's top reformist leader said Sunday the liberal youth behind the country's uprising have been "decimated" in parliamentary elections dominated by Islamists and expressed concern about the rise of hard-line religious elements advocating extremist ideas such as banning women from driving.
    Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Prize laureate and possible presidential candidate, said he hopes moderate Islamists will rein in the extremists and send a reassuring message to the world that Egypt will not go down an ultraconservative religious path.

    "The youth feel let down. They don't feel that any of the revolution's goals have been achieved," ElBaradei told The Associated Press in an interview on the same day electoral authorities announced that Islamist parties captured an overwhelming majority of votes in the first round of elections last week. "They got decimated," he said, adding the youth failed to unify and form "one essential critical mass."

    The High Election Commission announced that the Islamic fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party garnered 36.6 percent of the 9.7 million valid ballots cast last week for party lists. The Nour Party, representing the more hard-line Salafi Islamists, captured 24.4 percent.

    The tallies offer only a partial indication of how the new parliament will look. There are still two more rounds of voting in 18 of the country's 27 provinces over the coming month and runoff elections on Monday and Tuesday to determine almost all of the seats allocated for individuals in the first round. But the grip of the Islamists over the next parliament appears set,particularly in Provinces voting in the next rounds.

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    There's one current US presidential candidate who way back in 2002 warned that Middle East governments would be overthrown by Islamic fundamentalist regimes... who could that have been...
     
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    Initials R.P.? Maybe it's time for that great video you posted the other day? Hmm?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPDhLtVnqNo]Ron Paul's predictions - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    It doesn't take a Nostradamus to figure this out, that if arab muslims get free elections, they will pick islamists every time.
     
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    Very scary. Pfffft!

    NOW maybe we'll make Israel do something to fix the Palestinian problem. The solution is ALWAYS more democracy. Sorry about your pet dictators...that's why the world hates Pubs, dupes.

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    We've done it again i guess. We've created more problems for ourselves where we didn't have to. But i guess the Military Industrial Complex wants it that way. And so our awful vicious circle interventionist foreign policy continues to go round & round.
     
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    Actually, democracy and freedom is the opposite of what the MI complex wants. They love "friendly" dictators and control...
     
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    No,they love permanant War. Nothing more,nothing less.
     
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    He's surprised because he is arrogant enough to think that the people would vote for him, a man who left Egypt for the good life and who now comes back to fight for it?

    We had a fellow here named Ignatief who was much the same. When the time came to vote, he lost almost the entire Liberal party along with his own arrogant ass...

    Historic Liberal Defeat at the hands of Michael Ignatief
     
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