Hoping For The Worst

Is it true this time? Who knows, we can only hope.

Iran awash with rumors of Supreme Leader Khamenei’s death

Iran’s blogosphere has been awash with rumors since Monday that the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has died.

The rumors, spread on the micro-blogging Web site Twitter and other sites across the country, have been given credence by claims that security forces have surrounded Khamenei’s home in Tehran, and that only the leader’s sons are allowed access to him.

There has, however, been no formal confirmation of the reports or any reference to them in Iran’s main news outlets.

The rumors were cited on a number of relatively prominent blogs in the United States on Wednesday.

See also:
Khamenei in Coma?
Khamenei Said to be in Coma
Rumors say Ayatollah Khamenei in coma
Iran: Blogs Stirring, “Ayatollah Khamenei Is In Coma”
Is Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Dead or in a Coma?
Ayatollah Khamenei In Coma Or Dead, Rumors Say
Is Khamenei Dead?
Khamenei: Dead or Alive?
Ayatollah Khamenei dead? How rumours start
If Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei dies, then what?
Iran rejects reports Khamenei is dead
Iranian website: No truth to rumors that Khamenei is in a coma

You know, if this turns out to be true, the ensuing power vacuum and struggle for succession would present an excellent opportunity for U.S. and other Western intelligence services to exploit the situation and bolster the more Western friendly Iranian opposition.

/it would be a good turn of events for U.S. and Western national security interests, not to mention good for the freedom of the Iranian people as well, a win win scenario


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