On better newsstands now: “Who is Khamenei: The Mind of Iran’s Supreme Leader” by Akbar Ganji, the cover story of Foreign Affairs magazine.
Available for free and just as troubling is “The New Rhouhani” by Reuel Marc Gerecht.
And of course Michael Ledeen has written extensively on the regime and its leader, with Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West as his most recent book on the nightmarish state.
Those applauding the president’s big announcement Friday cannot be familiar with these articles or books, or any other serious treatment of the theofascist regime in Tehran. The long-time hard-line president of Iran was insufficiently hard-line for the harder-line Iranians, and was pelted with eggs on his return to Iran for even speaking wih President Obama, and this is just a peek at the reality of the regime.
The semi-official Mehr news agency ran pictures of groups of protesters holding up a Death to America placard and banging the sides of Rouhani’s limousine as it began to depart the airport. Mehr said one protester threw his shoes at the car, a gesture of deep insult in the Islamic faith.
Americans are very right to be concerned that this wildly incompetent Administration has no idea what it is doing vis-a-vis Iran, and should be very worried that after the Syrian fiasco, the president and his hapless team of advisors is looking for some face-saving “wins,” wins that will turn out to be even greater losses than the Syrian collapse.
“Israel is interested in a diplomatic solution, like anyone else. But we don’t want to cheat ourselves,” Israel’s Minister of Intelligence and International Affairs, Yuval Steinitz, said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal Thursday. “Some people are willing to be cheated,” he added.
Who do you suppose that remark is referring to?
Meanwhile, Israeli jets scrambled to intercept unidentified objects in its airspace today. Hezbollah has drones you see. They had to have come from Iran.