Iran, Iran so far away
In the increasing tension between Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, supporters of each faction, who have been drawing lines in the sand for the past few days claiming that there will be blood, took their disputes to the streets of Tehran.
According to reports from Iran, serious clashes between the rank and file supporters of Khamenei and the supporters of Ahmadinejad erupted on Saturday. Many were severely injured with clubs and machetes. The clashes are said to have been so fierce that the security guards did not intervene and stood aside, watching the brawl.
Rift in Iranian Leadership Spreads to the Streets of Tehran, by Reza Khalili, May 8, 2011.
Seems the President thinks (or wants people to think) he’s a messianic figure. Ayatollah Khamenei says that’s his job. These things don’t often turn out well. Of course the MSM is paying more attention to other things (seems Seinfeld put his comedy online…damn waste of bandwith).
No one thought an asthmatic would be painter would become the leader of the Nazi party. Just as no one figured that a spoiled rich boy would become the worlds most wanted. We need to pay attention to Iran, whoever emerges from this pissing contest could either make peace or make lots and lots of trouble.
However, the more the crazy mullahs fight amongst themselves, the less trouble we get from them.
UPDATE: Things are not looking good in Egypt…