I been watching El Baradei out of the corner of my eye since his IAEA days leading the whole Iraqi nuclear peekaboo game.
I have a theory on what happened in Egypt. With Morsi in charge the country was suddenly running out of food, fuel and cash. Amazingly once Morsi was deposed the food and fuel reappeared and other Arab states started ponying up big bucks. Of course the military runs most of the economy. I think the Egyptian people got a good view of the back of the master’s hand.
El Baradei only fits in the military’s plans if he says what he’s supposed to and does very little. There’s a reason he hopped on a plan and cooled it in Europe for a few years after Mubarak fell.
ElBaradei is another (now former) member of the international crisis group. No good will ever come from them.