Ayatollah Khameini Is Dead
Michael Ledeen is reporting that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khameini, is dead.
He had been in poor health for some time, which was what made the recent elections so crucial to the Ahmadinejad/Ayatollah Yazdi circle of apocalyptic Hojjatieh believers. They sought to win control of the Guardian Council, now tasked with nominating and electing the next Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its ultimate authority. They failed, but had hoped to be in a position to insert Ayatollah Yazdi as Iran’s Supreme Leader, believed by many in order to hasten the return of the 12th Imam by creating the believed preconditions for his return: Warfare, chaos, bloodletting and death untold in the history of civilization.
Who will now emerge as the front-runner among the competitors will be evident very shortly. While it will likely not be Ayatollah Yazdi, it most assuredly will not be a friend of the United States or the West, though the individual can be predictably expected to be touted for his 'moderate' tendancies.