posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 05:53 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69
What seems strange is that Mashaei has been a close confidante of Ahmadinejad for nearly 30 years now.
During that time Ahamdinejad developed a close relationship with Mesbah Yazdi who was until recently Ahmadinejad's spiritual advisor.
Yet on the face of it Yazdi and Mashaei have quite conflicting views.
But the one thing all three have in common is a deep and unfaltering belief in The Mahdi and his imminent emergence.
And they believe they can speed up and force The Mahdi out into the open by creating discord and chaos.
All Twelvers supposedly believe in The Mahdi - differences centre around whether his return can be enforced and what sort of society / government etc
Iran should be in the meantime.
It is rumoured that Yazdi has aspirations to be Iran's next Spiritual Leader whilst it has been suggested that Mashaei is indeed being groomed to
make a run for the Iranian Presidency.