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1 posted on 03/08/2011 3:51:30 PM PST by nuconvert
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2 posted on 03/08/2011 3:52:23 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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There are still bad people in the pistachio business


3 posted on 03/08/2011 3:56:29 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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IIRC Rafsanjani was the one we dealt with in Iran/Contra.


4 posted on 03/08/2011 5:49:39 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: nuconvert

Rough Son of Johnnie, who’s yo’ Daddy?


5 posted on 03/08/2011 5:51:36 PM PST by stboz
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To: nuconvert

Interesting shakeup.


6 posted on 03/08/2011 6:01:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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Rafsanjani’s old-school greedy, pragmatic, and corrupt. That’s soooooo much better than full blown nut cases like I’madinnerjacket... Thanks for the ping.


8 posted on 03/08/2011 6:09:44 PM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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"I regard division at the Assembly as detrimental ... I had said before that should he (Mahdavi-Kani) stand for the position, I would withdraw to prevent any rift," Rafsanjani told the Assembly in a speech, the students news agency ISNA said.

Overall, an uninteresting & predictable development. Yet, meaningful so far as Rafsanjani & his cronies are concerned, in their desire to keep the overall Islamic regime & establishment in tact.

Where would these regime cronies (hardliner, conservative, principalist, traditionalist, pragmatist or reformist) seek sanctuary should the regime fall ? Russia, Syria, S. America, Indonesia, Africa, Malaysia, S. Arabia, etc..?? Many of them are already in the U.S.A, the UK & Canada - With all their billions stashed away in various locations they could even buy an Island or three of their own, if they haven’t already. They are like a chameleon.

Btw, 1983 only refers to the first *formal* election & convening of the Assembly of Experts (for Leadership) post-approved-Islamic-Constitution. The original Assembly of Experts * for Constitution* (73 members vs. 86 members since 1983) was formed in summer of 1979 to consider the initial draft Constitution & to re-write it in accordance with much stricter Islamic guidelines, laws & principles. This Constitution later was approved in a public referendum in December 1979.

Today, the Assembly of Experts draws its representatives (aka “vultures”) from most Iranian provinces. It has its key *meeting place* (headquarters) in Tehran. Similar to Qom, it should be another significant place long overdue for serious ‘reconstruction’.

9 posted on 03/08/2011 8:02:41 PM PST by odds
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To: nuconvert

The position probably gave him a mouthpiece to blast the regime and some protection. Anyone want to start a betting pool on how long it will take until his corpse is found in some dark alley in Tehran?


10 posted on 03/08/2011 8:36:50 PM PST by yup2394871293
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I wonder how similar this is to Stalin’s purges.


11 posted on 03/08/2011 8:37:29 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: nuconvert

Very interesting.


12 posted on 03/08/2011 8:43:00 PM PST by FourPeas
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