Friday, June 12, 2009

The Highway to Evil Iran

Iran is having a Presidential election today June 12, 2009. Apparently the voters have been stoked by public debates between the candidates. It seems the top two candidates are the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the challenger with the most publicity (there are others) is Mir Hossein Mousavi. At this point it appears this election may have the largest turn out since Ruhollah Khomeini booted the Shah of Iran off the throne.

The Iranian political scene must be tense for both President Ahmadinejad and Mousavi have declared they are outright winners of this election. If there is any honesty in this election it appears politics are politics like anywhere else in the world. The duo declaration could mean both Ahmadinejad and Mousavi are doing a little dirty electioneering to sway the voters who been given and extended time to vote since the voters are still streaming in to get in line to vote.

Does it matter who wins this Iranian Presidential election? I am guessing NO. For no matter who wins the Big Dog is still Supreme Leader (if it was Germany it would be Der Fuhrer) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Indeed the candidates were selected with the rubber stamp of Khamenei approval. There was no primary or caucus process to be a candidate for President in Iran.

So Americans wary of Jew-hating, Twelver-Shi’ite, regional hegemon Ahmadinejad may get excited about an Ahmadinejad loss, I don’t think it will change anything about Supreme Leader’s Islamic goals for Iran. In fact Supreme Leader may benefit in a geopolitical stall tactic by removing Ahmadinejad as the public face of Iran.

Mike Evans of the Jerusalem Prayer Team has some insight on this Iranian election. And yes I am also including the obligatory pitch for funds for JPT along side of the insight.

JRH 6/12/09

Nuclear proliferation will continue under Iran's new president

Mike Evans
Founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team
Jerusalem Prayer Team
Jerusalem Report
Email Sent: June 12, 2009 9:22 AM

Elections are being held in Iran today. Even if Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should lose his position as president, there will be few if any changes in the government. Actual policy is decided by cleric and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Certainly, Iran's position regarding nuclear proliferation will not change as it, too, is dictated by Khamenei. Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. and president of the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs Dore Gold confirmed this: "The key decisions in the nuclear field are taken by the spiritual leader Khamenei, so it doesn't matter who is elected president. All of the candidates support continuing the nuclear program."

The Jewish state considers Iran's nuclear bid a very real threat given that Ahmadinejad has spent four years in office calling for Israel's destruction. He has vowed to "wipe Israel off the map."

According to Prime Minister Netanyahu, Iran is the greatest threat to Israel since the nation was founded in 1948. This is true not only regarding the Islamic republic's atomic aspirations, but also due to the fact that Iran funds, trains, and arms the fanatical groups that surround Israel - Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. Both groups have drawn Israel into wars to defend its citizens. Netanyahu has not ruled out a military strike against Iran's nuclear sites. He said after a meeting with President Obama in May, "Israel reserves its right to defend itself."

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that even the Obama administration was becoming more wary of Iran's nuclear program. He indicated that the U.S. and Israel share the same concerns regarding Iran's reluctance to even discuss its nuclear pursuits.

Iranian affairs expert Menashe Amir believes a more moderate leader in Tehran such as Ahmadinejad's opponent Mir Hossein Mousavi may prove even more detrimental to efforts to stop Iran's nuclear pursuits. Mr. Amir feels that "If the real policy remains the same but the tone becomes softer, Iran would be able to dupe the West while it continues to develop its nuclear program, and plot in Afghanistan, Pakistan and prevent peace between Israel and the Palestinians."

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The Highway to Evil Iran
John R. Houk
© June 12, 2009

Nuclear proliferation will continue under Iran's new president

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