Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Iran funeral descends into anti-regime protest ahead of election; June 14 another 2009?

*What to make of Rafsanjani's disqualification: Khamenei's authority has been significantly eroded and the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began to challenge him openly. Ahmadinejad handpicked Rahim Mashaei as his successor to keep the presidency within his own faction, only to be stymied by the Guardian Council. 
I think this is going to be bad but we will see soon. There was a lot of outrage over the 2009 stolen election that was quelled with outrageous brutality. I was told then that with Iranian's the anger does not go away it just seethes until something happens and it blows once again only worse. The way this is being set up and displayed, this is going to do it.
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!

Khamenei is not going to let his programs "nuclear, for the midd;le east, and around the world" for Iran to be derailed. I have never heard of such a thing as deciding who can run and who can't when they are obviously qualified. In Mousavi, Karroubi, Rafsanjani, and yes even Mashei you would have a great field. Any of the first 3 would be a great proven leader at this time for Iran and be better for Iran and its people but it will not be allowed. What the heck is that? 
IRG Ahmadinejad, the stolen election, the killing and imprisonment of the children of the Revolution, the violent crushing of all opposition, the clandestine nuclear program, It is all making sense, beware! Natanz, Qom, Isfahan, Bushehr, Natanz, how many more nuclear facilities? How will this end?

As this ratchets up instigated by the Basiji and the IRGC another reminder! You know how I feel about Iran's Revolutionary Guard Command, but now there are many pro Government citizens calling for the death of those against the current regime and the IRGC! Like most I believe the election was stolen. I originally thought it had to be known right to the top but I do not think so. I now thing even Ayatollah Khamenei was duped about the stolen election. Some not all of the clerics have been dragged into bed with the IRG!

As you know, the IRGC was set up to protect the ruling authority after 1979 and are supposed to be controlled By Ayatollah Khamenei's authority. I know Ahmadinejad and 2/3 of his first 21 member cabinet are ex IRGC members and that simply reinforces that I am right to believe the IRGC has become the final authority not the Supreme leader.

The IRGC is in control of furthering Shiite demands around the Middle East! You know by now what they are doing in Yemen, Iraq,, Syria, and everywhere they can in the Middle East. I now believe Khamenei is the power behind the crackdown but he is unknowingly enforcing a lie!
 Iran will not give up her nuclear weapons designs and will never give up power or efforts to dominate the Middle East. Ahmadinejad and the IRGC are the driving force and will not relent. Increasing sanctions will only work to defeat all the opposition has done.
Having said that, it will be interesting to see if Khamenei in the end allows Ahmadinejad's close ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie to run. I doubt it because they do not want to see their instigating come to a halt. As long as we can keep from conflict with Iran I firmly believe that the people will rebel again and it will be much worse than 2009 with the same result. I for one do not like it but?

You know, I have long said that Iran’s civilian nuclear program is a cover for their nuclear weapons program. You know that Arab leaders feel the same way. They fear a nuclear arms race and I can only conclude that knowing how far along Iran is and how they feel, that they are hedging their bets and an arms race is already under way clandestinely. The only question is when will it become an overt arms race and just how big the middle east explosion I have been predicting since Bush attacked Iraq, will be?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

1 comment:

Demeur said...

There's a lot more than meets the eye going on here. Having read a little bit about some of the background. We painted the Ayatollah as a bad guy when he returned to Iran. That wasn't the perception the people had of him. They were delighted because they could once again get back to a true democracy (remember we threw out their leader and installed the Shah). The religious ramifications in all this are to complicated to go into it here. That said we all know power seeks more power in politics. And put aside any notion that other nations in the area wouldn't like Iran to have such weapons. To them it's a badge of honor. Again I recommend Richard Engle's book "War cronicles" which is about Iraq but gives insight into the relationship they have with Iran.