Skip to comments.‘Khamenei victory in elections signals Iranians’ readiness for potential war’
Posted on 03/13/2012 11:42:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The decision by the Iranian people to vote for deputies loyal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei -- the staunchest anti-Western political camp in the country -- in last weeks parliamentary elections showed they are preparing for an assumed attack on their country as a result of Irans alleged nuclear enrichment program, political observers have argued.
The Khamenei loyalists religious faction, which includes the Iranian elite Revolutionary Guards in its ranks, won a big victory in last weeks Iranian parliamentary elections over incumbent President Mahmud Ahmedinejads party, taking 75 percent of Irans 290 parliamentary seats.
Speaking to Sundays Zaman last week, Hasan Kanbolat, director of the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) in Ankara, claimed that the election results represented the Iranian regimes success after long-standing efforts to prepare the public for war. The Iranian regimes defiant discourse against the West and Israel, which aim to deter Iran from developing its nuclear program, has prepared Iranians for a battle. Iranians have chosen those who would respond in the harshest manner to intimidation by the West, stated Kanbolat.
Khamenei, Irans supreme leader, is known for his confrontational stance towards the West, particularly over Irans nuclear program, which is accepted as being developed for peaceful purposes by the Iranian people. The elite Revolutionary Guard, which is under the command of the supreme leader and loyal to him, made harsh statements over outside criticism of Irans nuclear program.
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“Thei blood be upon their own heads.”