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accused Ahmadinejad’s camp of putting secular nationalist values ahead of Iran’s Islamic identity
In moves to contain Ahmadinejad, several of his political allies have been detained and his close associate, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie, has been accused of sorcery and corruption.
Khamenei, eyeing the troubled economy and the risks of contagion from popular revolts sweeping the Arab world, has no intention of letting Ahmadinejad’s rivals unseat him as this could harm the clerical establishment, analysts say. “Removing Ahmadinejad might revive street protests that harmed the system after the 2009 election,” said Sharifi.
Originally posted by subcsailor
reply to post by -W1LL
Uhh...I know it's almost 2AM where I am but I am a little slow anyway I guess. But......I don't get the OP. The first two quotes seem to pit the Pres and religious leaders against one another. Then the third quote seems to emply the religious leader needs the current Pres.
Am I reading it right? So what is it? Do they need each other or are they going after each other?
I swear on everything dear to me, I believe that part of the earths population missed some of the evolution potion.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
We have differed in opinion on many aspects of the events unfolding recently. One thing we can agree on is that the people in power over there are not saints. I may speak out against certain actions of the American government on various threads and it may seem I am defending the Iranian government. As difficult as it may be to believe I am not a supporter of the Iranian government.
I am just against a few things that are being done to them on the world stage. That being said there are many members who will also say that they are not fond of many things Iran are doing as well, which is understandable.
What it all comes down to in my opinion is we need to replace ALL the world leaders with people who will work for the common good of ALL the people. I know this dream of mine is very far fetched and will never happen. The few good leaders that do get put into place usually don't last very long. Nice guys finish last.