‘The rise and fall of Iran’s Ahmadinejad’ (Karim Sadjadpour, The Washington Post) http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-rise-and-fall-of-irans-ahmadinejad/2011/07/08/gIQACK4ADI_story.html
“Khamenei’s desire to project a unified front to the world is likely to keep Ahmadinejad in office until his term expires in 2013. Khamenei seeks to wield power without accountability; this requires a president who has accountability without power. A disgraced Ahmadinejad can conveniently absorb blame for the country’s endemic economic, political and social disaffection. For Washington, the best outcome of Iran’s conservative fratricide is only that the fight continues. Authoritarian collapses tend to have three prerequisites: grass-roots protests, fissures among the elite and a regime’s loss of will to use sustained brutality to retain power.
While Iran has the first two, the regime remains quite willing to rule by terror….By accentuating the country’s internal rifts and breaking previously sacred taboos – such as challenging the supreme leader – Ahmadinejad has become an unlikely, unwitting ally of Iran’s democracy movement. Once thought to be leading the Islamic Republic’s rise, he is more likely to be remembered by historians as the man who hastened its decay.”
[THESE ZIONIST NEOCON PUNDITS MAKE ME LAUGH...AHMEDINEJAD HASTED IRANS DECAY?LMAOO SAYS WHO? THIS FRAUD? ZIONIST-NEOCON-WATCH-- Burkle Center Iran Conference: Prospects for Change Inside Iran http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2011/06/zionist-neocon-watch-burkle-center-iran.html SPEAKER # 2 - Karim Sadjadpour - http://www.carnegieendowment.org/experts/index.cfm?fa=expert_view&expert_id=340 Karim Sadjadpour is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment. He joined Carnegie after four years as the chief Iran analyst at the International Crisis Group ----------------------
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