The fake drama developing in Tehran these days is sort of ironic.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad further fueled the unprecedented drama in Iranian politics ahead of Friday's national elections, giving a fiery response Wednesday to harsh criticism from one of the country's top politicians and other critics.Of course, anyone can easily see where Mahmoud the Mad is personifying the pure evil as we all came to know and love it lately. Although, to be frank, after studying a bit the realities and the intricate political structure of the Islamic Republic, I still strongly suspect that Mahmoud is what I always thought him to be: a deranged motormouth puppet of the real powers that benevolently watch his antics. Up to a point, and it looks like Mahmoud has already reached that point.
Of more interest is a related question: who exactly is leading the charge against Mahmoud? Lo and behold - it is none other than the former President, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani:
Responding to the president's verbal attacks during a presidential debate last week, Rafsanjani said Ahmadinejad's "baseless and irresponsible" statements brought back "bitter memories" of anti-revolutionary groups in the aftermath of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.There is more about the tiff between these luminaries in the CNN article linked above. However, seeing the name Rafsanjani I feel that it's necessary to remind you all who this creep really is. That same Mr Rafsanjani who is wanted by Argentina on charges of murder, who has expressed his "love" for Jews so unequivocally, who is a moderate murderer (in this last link there is some info on Iranian political structure that could be useful to those who still harbor some hope).
In the debate with his chief rival Mir Hossein Moussavi, Ahmadinejad accused Rafsanjani and another former president, Mohammad Khatami, of mismanagement, corruption and masterminding a plot against him.
As for the pretender to Mahmoud's job, one Mir Hossein Mousavi, here it goes:
International Atomic Energy Agency documents revealed that Iran began a secret nuclear program during the tenure of Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition leader running against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.There is more in that link, a worth reading.
As for that CNN statement:
- sorry, folks, it is just crapola. No matter who occupies this chair, he wouldn't really matter, just as Mahmoud the Mad didn't. No ramifications whatsoever, folks, don't hold you breath.
The whole drama is no more than a show, organized for the naive Westerners' consumption and to facilitate the work of various fellow travelers predicting the advent of democracy in Iran every few months or so.
Democracy is not coming to Iran anytime soon. You can take it to the bank, ladies and gentlemen.
Too bad, though...
Cross-posted on Yourish.com