everything is broken
Bob Dylan


Saturday, April 15, 2017

meanwhile, Iran

Iran’s presidential elections are fast approaching, and, as always, all the political groups, from the reactionary fundamentalists to the traditional conservatives, moderates and reformists, have been trying for months to position themselves for a strong run in May. But what is different this time around is the influence of the “deep state” ― the secret and semi-secret networks of military, security and intelligence forces that allegedly profess support for Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ― which is setting itself up to decide the future president of Iran. The next few weeks are crucial.