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Tactics of the shah and Ahmadinejad

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Submitted by cibber (United Kingdom), Jun 16, 2009 at 09:51

It is very interesting to note that the very methods that the Shah used to keep Iranians under control viz, the dreaded Savak, now has its counterpart in the Revolutionary Guards of Ahmadinejad and the mullahs in charge. A cursory glance of what is now happening on the streets of Iran simply underscores the fact that "Power corrupts, and Absolute Power corrupts Absolutely".

In fact, corruption seems to be a primary agent in the current economic collapse of Iran. Is there some "hidden agenda" of Khamenei? Of course there is! Maybe this is all part of Ahmadinejad's "apocalyptic" vision of the coming of the Maghdi, a vision that demands lighting the fuse of the apocalypse to come.

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