Sunday, December 17, 2006

Honeymoon over for Ahmadinejad?

Maybe, just maybe, the bloom is off the rose with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Yesterday, Agence France Press reported that Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ('moderate' whackjob) was well ahead of Mohammed Mesbah-Yazdi (bullgoose looney whackjob) in the election for the Assembly of Experts, Iran's theocratic guiding force.

Today's Telegraph reports that Ahmadinejad has instituted a rating system to crack down on a restive student population.

I think that this is a good trend reflecting dissatisfaction with Ahmadinejad's last-day mongering freaks, but as Allah over at Hot Air says:
It’s not good news long term. The more “centrist” the regime is, the more Iranians will tolerate it. An apocalyptic, sharia-babblin’ fundie in the top spot could be just what the doctor ordered for stirring up a popular uprising.
Time will tell.

2 comments:

Urban_Infidel said...

The bloom may be off the rose, but there are still some mighty big thorns.

'Iranian students hide in fear for lives after venting fury at Ahmadinejad'

· President's supporters vow revenge on protesters
· Activists forecast harsher crackdown on dissent

http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,1974334,00.html

Eric said...

Iran won't change overnight, and probably not peacefully.