Sunday, July 29, 2007

Ahmadinejad: Is it All Just a Political Power Play?

An interesting take from Strategy Page on Iranian President Imajihadi (or whatever his name is). Basically, the story says, Imajihadi is losing his grip on power in Iran over a number of idiotic statements and policy moves, and his only hope to regain power is to provoke the US into a war.

Such things have been done before. Unfortunately for him, a full-out war with the US wouldn't turn out so well, and his political future would be cut very short. The analysis does make some sense, but I think there are deeper, highly mystical, religious machinations at work.

In short, I don't think many of Imajihadi's actions are merely political maneuvering.

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