Who’s Ready For Another Crazy Iranian Election?

The good news is that Ahmadinejad won’t be running in this election. The bad news is that Ahmadinejad intends to keep on running things through a handpicked puppet president. The good news is that all the infighting is tearing the Iranian regime apart.

Ahmadinejad has already threatened to cancel the election before it happens if his puppet, Esfandiari Rahim Mashaei, isn’t approved as a presidential candidate. It’s not clear if he will actually be allowed to do that, but political disputes in Iran get settled by whoever has custody of the Revolutionary Guard.

As part of his non-election, which he may try to cancel, Ahmadinejad has kicked off what he declares is a “Viva Spring”. That apparently consists of him releasing tapes of his opponents engaging in corruption. His opponents have been releasing tapes and videos of his cronies engaging in corruption. The tape releases are meant to restore Ahmadinejad’s image as a reformer, but they are infuriating the Iranian establishment, such as it is.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who in theory runs the country, has blasted Ahmadinejad for his antics, but can’t remove him because he declared that the rigged election last time around was Allah’s work. And you can’t talk back to Allah when he steals an election. The ridiculous side of this is that the same establishment which brutally murdered and tortured its own people to protect Ahmadinejad’s stolen election are desperately trying to get rid of him.

Khamenei is calling for unity in the face of the Great Satan, the Medium Satan and the Little Satan, but no one is paying attention to him. The actual outcome of the election probably rests with Revolutionary Guard generals and may  come down to a question of which side can offer the biggest bribes.

Meanwhile Ali Fallahian is the establishment’s likely next choice to be the President of Iran. Ali Fallahian makes Ahmadinejad look like a sane and reasonable moderate. Ali Fallahian specialized in terrorism and is wanted by Interpol for the bombing a Jewish community center in Argentina. He’s wanted by a German court for restaurant assassinations and by Switzerland for a murder over there.

Fallahian will be running on a platform of turning Iran into an “Advanced Islamic Country” and improving relations with the United States.


  • Jeff Bargholz

    Fallahian sounds like he has all the right credentials for "improving relations" with Obamerica.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Regardless who rules the Iranian roost, this much is clear – its rulers dare not be allowed to have nuclear weapons. Not just for Israel's sake, but for the entire west, particularly America.

    In any case, the question remains: will Israel's leaders be able to muster the spine to take it out? It is not a question of are they able to. but do they possess the spine, specifically PM Netanyahu? – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/19/pm-netanyahus

    The jury is still out….

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Jeff Bargholz


    I read your articles and the question of Israeli action against Iran does remain but I don't believe Netanyahu will let the mullahs or anybody else finish their nukes. Nothing the Obamahdi or the Israeli left can do to him would be worse than what Iran could do with nukes. Even weaklings have a sense of self preservation and Netanyahu is no weakling.