Iran may crumble.
The government that the mob carried in 30 years ago may get the boot from that mob’s children.
This electrifying story can go in any direction, but the past several days have seen things indicating that the closed, Mullah-run society is teetering on implosion:
1) Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has reversed himself publicly — twice — on recounting the votes.
2) He is floundering over what to do as the streets erupt in violence and protest;
3) The government clampdown on foreign journalists, text messaging, cell calls, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter shows that Tehran is worried about losing control of its people.
4) The people are increasingly unsatisfied with the government’s response, so the protests are spreading, not decreasing.
The point is: No one knows where this is headed. Is it bound for a calm re-acceptance of the status quo? Or is it on its way to either a new election or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s removal by the Mullahs as a way to calm the situation? (This could happen.)
Ahmadinejad is a disgrace. He was one of the leaders of the 1979 hostage-takers in Iran, despite our CIA's ridiculous “research” and denials. Many of our hostages to this day are adamant that he was one of the so-called students. Thus, he is a criminal, and we have allowed him to get away with kidnapping and torturing 53 Americans for 444 days back in 1979-1980.
He hates America and rules that way as the president of Iran.
And, of course, he wants to nuke Israel off the map — or at least talk about it as a way to rally radical Jew-haters to his side and become the No. 1 Muslim leader worldwide.
Apparently not all Iranians agree with his hate-filled strategies, and they used the June 12 election as an attempt to move Iran into the 21st century. Unfortunately, they, and many others, naively thought a dictatorship would honestly count the votes. Duh!
Imagine counting 39 million paper ballots in two hours.
What dictatorship ever allows itself to be voted out of power?
Why does the world care so intensely about this fraudulent election and its aftermath? Because millions are praying that Ahmadinejad would be removed and Iran’s mad sprint to acquire nuclear weapons would cease. Because if it goes much further, it is inevitable that Israel will strike —and heavily — all the key underground sites for centrifuges and other processes to develop their nuclear military capability. Israel’s hope is to retard the progress of that program.
The result of these strikes will be catastrophic: Oil will zoom at once to more than $200 a barrel; inflation will soar; the worldwide economy will head back down; the Muslim world will polarize; and America will be dragged into it — either on Israel’s side or, if not, the special American-Israeli relationship will be harmed severely.
All of this — and more — if this evil leader in Tehran is allowed to continue his hate-filled mad dash to the edge of a mid-east nuclear winter.
But perhaps the courageous people protesting the obviously fraudulent election will carry the day.
This is the single most compelling story of 2009. It affects us all.
Pray that — like the Berlin Wall coming down 20 years ago — God’s hand is in this.
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