16 October 2006

Khamenei brandishes a Kalashnikov

Or, in its full form: Khamenei Brandishes a Kalashnikov at US and Israel

This is a headline of another Debka opus, classified as "DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis".

The powerful spectacle of Iran's be-turbaned supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei clutching an automatic rifle, displayed exclusively by DEBKAfile, drew on the belligerent imagery of Yasser Arafat and Saddam Hussein. The Iranian media suppressed this particular shot in its coverage of his sermon at Tehran University Oct. 13, the third Friday of Ramadan. But the AK 47 toted by the ruler of the world's foremost sponsor of terrorism was not missed by the political and military leaders in his audience and accentuated his war message.
That quote sounds very ominous, as most of the Debka's productions. I must add my two bits, though:

Bit 1: The way Hon. Ayatollah holds his gun will surely earn him some cruel punishment in the hands of any, even the most slovenly, sergeant.

Bit 2: Could it be just a new fashion on canes for senior citizens in Iran? It is not that I would dare to cast a shadow of doubt on the rest of this Debka's exclusive analysis, but...

Cross-posted on Yourish.com