Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Khomeini's Ghost - The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam Makes sense of everything including Ayatollah Sistani

You know I have said many times that having legitimacy is not Ayatollah Khamenei's concern! Ayatollah Khomeini betrayed the 1979 revolution right off the bat and Khamenei is following him. That is why the most popular Ayatollah in Iran Ayatollah Sistani who has lived in Iraq since he was a teenager but visited Iran every year left Iran for Iraq and has never returned.

Ayatollah Sistani is gaining more converts every day. Ayatollah Montazeri was a leader of the Revolution too and has disagreed with Khamenei's betrayal of the Revolution. Instead of leaving like Ayatollah Sistani he chose to stay in Iran and has frequently butted heads with Khamenei. Ayatollah Sistani the most powerful Ayatollah in Iran has stayed out of Iran since the 1979 Revolution. He said the Revolution was betrayed and it was. Ayatollah Sistani Intrigue

Reading the book by Con Coughlin titled Khomeini's Ghost - The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam while as usual not totally correct it certainly makes you think and put everything in its proper frightening perspective. Please look at the book review and decide for yourself. From Khomeini's response on his return to Iran after 15 years of exile to today's events it all makes sense and the world better be concerned as there is more than idle threats and braggadocio coming from Ahmadinejad. Khomeini's Ghost - The Iranian Revolution and the ...

When asked by a journalist how he felt upon returning to Iran after 15 years in exile. Khomeini’s curt, one-word reply “nothing” Whoa! From day one of his return to Iran Khomeini expressed no love for Iran only a love of the atom bomb. The drive even then was to possess a nuclear weapon though that desire is still denied until Iran can get their hands on one.

I have tried to give Iran the benefit of the doubt when they say their nuclear desires are peaceful knowing they could use nuclear power as an energy source for their growing population. I have always asserted that perceived need could be cover for the real goal of developing a nuclear weapon. I now believe it is!

I do not trust Iran an Iota any more! They are playing war games taunting Israel. Check out the link, despite supposed recent cooperation I am more concerned than ever about what Iran is really up to and not just with their nuclear ambitions. Reuters South AfricaIran begins war games to protect nuclear sites

IRG Ahmadinejad, the stolen election, the killing and imprisonment of the children of the Revolution, the violent crushing of all oppositio0n, the clandestine nuclear program, It is all making sense, beware! Natanz, Qom, Isfahan, Bushehr, Natanz, how many more nuclear facilities? How will this end?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Holte Ender said...

The history of nuclear armed nations include a testing period, which causes outrage i.e. India and Pakistan. I wonder if Iran will go through that process of testing their (alleged) device and where would they test it? They don't have an empire in desolate parts of the world or a country big enough to do it at home plus Iran is very earthquake prone, so a big bang underground could be disastrous for the whole region.

an average patriot said...

It would have to be an underground test probably an old oil well. From what I feel coming from them I would expect them to test it on Israel to the detriment of the entire middle east and the world.

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

yep, would say so as well: underground-testing.

what a pity they can't test it in Iraq! - You know like the French testing it just in front of the nose of the British! still can't believe they got away with that!

Israel - don't even wanna think of that!

Jim, did you see, that both Karen and me left a comment on yesterday's post? and brother Tim left one on the day before that you didn't answer?
Because I really would like to know about the gravel strip!

an average patriot said...

Hi Sarah!
You know, despite Iran's obvious belligerence I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt but not any more. It still blows me away because if anyone uses them there they are all screwed.

I thought I answered everything but let me check, Take care!

Weaseldog said...

Jim, I'm pretty much in agreement with you here.

I'm coming to the conclusion that civilian nuclear power generation isn't worth it, unless it can be justified by a weapons program.

On this basis, it makes sense that some of our leaders are freaking out over this.

Iran is sliding down the back side of Peak Oil. It could become very scary seeing them dissolve into social chaos, with their fingers on nuclear weapons.

an average patriot said...

Okay Sarah! 285 tons, max load wt 585 tons including fuel. I guess they can handle about double the plane weight. They can go anywhere a 130 can and need 3,000 feet to take off and land.

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

Okay, got your answer now.
yeah, should be interesting to hear what he has to say about dirt strips and so not so good conditions of them...

And since you mentioned hot spots... well he's not gonna end up in dog fights alright, BUT I wouldn't necessarily believe that part about staying out of harm's way.
I would guess he's also flying supplies into airbases where there is very little protected airspace, so he would have to take the aircraft down in a very narrow spiral in order to avoid heat seeking missiles (or anything else that they choose to fire at him!), right?
And given the weight of the aircraft, that won't always be the easiest thing to do I would guess...
but it certainly should give a nice adrenalin-rush!

Re your comment above: of course everybody's screwed then! But the problem with the Iranians is that they believe too much in authority and anybody who promises to help them out of their misery. People are afraid and in spite of all the enforced education not very bright.

brother Tim's comment was from the day before yesterday.

By the way: what are you doing for Thanksgiving? Using Brother Tim's recipe? come to think of it, it actually does look pretty polluted, you like it had a couple of (hundred) hormones too many or so...

an average patriot said...

Hey Wease how the hell are ya? I tried to give them the doubt but no more. Peaceful use is a cover sadly it is a valid excuse as you say. I can no longer get by all the facts! Happy Thanksgiving man!

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

Cool. Thanks for the data.
Alright, 3.000 ft. is quite good,
but not always available. So if he had to improvise, what would he do? Rev it up with the breaks on? Or would he just say it's a no-go, I'm not gonna do it?
(But I suppose he's not gonna tell his Dad that, is he? Because he knows you would be worrying...)
Also I shouldn't really be asking, but you know life usually ends up in the "make-it-work-out-somehow"-zone, where you have to improvise and that's what I've done most of my life: come up with untraditional solutions to situations where there's no normal way out, so naturally I'm curious about that sort of stuff and what others do when they get to that point...

an average patriot said...

Hi Sarah!
They do go to all the hot spots and often. As you know we use bases in the stans too to resupply Afghanistan. Cargo planes have protection systems and can avoid most everything. If they could not land he is air drop qualified. They are prepared for every eventuality.

You know Sarah! I am concerned about my youngest in Iraq looking for IED's but I am really not a worrier. I raised men and it is their job to worry mine is to be there if called on.

Happy Thanksgiving if you guys indulge! We have to go to the nursing home where both Trice's parents are. We will have ours Sunday. Take care!