Bad News: The Iranian psycho-regime might fall apart soon
Posted by KingShamus on January 4, 2010
It would be a real shame if President Obama lost his BFF Mahmoud, right?
A former high-ranking intelligence official in Iran has called for his country to form better relations with the United States and Israel and says the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on the verge of collapse.
In an exclusive interview with the Bangkok Post Sunday, Mohammad Reza Madhi, a former officer in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence service, described Mr Ahmadinejad as ”crazy” and unfit to lead his country.
…Mr Madhi said a motivation for Iran improving international relations was the poor economic situation in the country and the need for it to be part of a globalised world economy.
”We cannot close our eyes to the United States and Europe. They are strong political and economic powerhouses. If Iran is to prosper, we need to have good relationships _ both political and economic _ with everyone, including Russia.” On Israel, he said: ”It is the Iranian government which doesn’t recognise its right to exist, but the Iranian people might think differently.
I dunno if this guy is legit. Some of his story seems a little too ‘agreeable’ to me, like he was trying to play to a Western-ish audience. But what if Mahdi’s not lying? More importantly, are the boobs in the current US government even sorta prepared for the demise of the Islamic Republic?
Think about the end of the Cold War. Right up until the Berlin Wall fell, there were intelligence dudes and foreign policy swells in Western Europe and America that were convinced that the USSR was in it for the long haul. Eggheads like Strobe Talbott built careers around overestimating the Soviets.
We could very well be in the same situation with Iran in the present day. The recent violent demonstrations during Ashura, along with everything that has happened in Persia since the June elections, may be a sign of something really haywire in the Iranian theocracy. Not just, “Hey, we got a little bump in our never-ending road of oppression and terror” but “Hey, we’re about to get strung up by our nads.”
So yeah, this Mahdi dude might be a faker. But that doesn’t mean that Iran isn’t about to throw off the mullahs.