The Death Spiral of the Islamic Republic III
These little stories illustrate a great event, indeed a world-changing event: the death of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Khamenei and Ahmadinejad, and the rest of the evil empire in Tehran, are all dead men walking. We don’t know the schedule for the funeral yet, but Iranians know it’s on the agenda. One will get you ten at my betting window that, aside from a very thin veneer of top officials (for whom there is no hope, for they will fulfill the demand of the nightly rooftop chants), anyone who is anyone in Iran today is trying to make a deal with Mousavi and Karroubi. They are all whispering that their hearts are green, and always were green.
Read all of Michael Ledeen's excellent article here.
Minus: When a megalomaniac dies, their whole world ends. When a regime based upon religious megalomania is about to fall, its supporters can be willing to make our world end.
If and when the Islamic Republic collapses, will they finally use their weapons of mass destruction (not just the nukes that they may or may not currently have, but dirty bombs and chemical/biological weapons)? Or perhaps even worse, rather than letting the infidels take their weapons, would they transfer these weapons to terroristic Jihadis?
Scary. Very, very scary...