Wednesday, June 17, 2009
For years the conventional wisdom was that the elections in Iran were rigged by teh mullahs - who approved candidates to the ballot. Recent events in Iran look to some observers like Ahmandinejad has developed a power base independant of the heretofore ruling mullahs. He's put a lot of former Revolutionary Guard peers of his in power in the government. Khamehni's statement about a recount which seems to have gone no where seems to confirm this view.
If so, it should not surprise anyone with a knowledge of history. The parallels to Napoleon's rise should be obvious.
Robin 4:50 PM