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Unraveling of Iran's mullahs - Mark Steyn
Washington Times ^ | 6/23/03 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 06/23/2003 2:37:00 AM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:04:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

It's mullah time. The question now is whether Iran's ayatollahs and the original "Islamic republic" can survive the summer, or whether President Bush will mark the second anniversary of September 11, 2001, with two-thirds of his axis of evil consigned to the trash can of history.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iranreform; marksteyn

1 posted on 06/23/2003 2:37:00 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
So what should the West do? The European Union and large elements of America's State Department can't seem to wean themselves off the idea that the ayatollahs are "reformers."

That's a gut-busting laugher. The ayatollahs want to "reform" Iran back to the Seventh Century A.D.

2 posted on 06/23/2003 3:11:59 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: kattracks
Ayatollah Rafsanjani said last year that on the day the Muslim world gets nuclear weapons

It already has those weapons -- the Pakshave them courtesy the Chicoms
3 posted on 06/23/2003 3:14:59 AM PDT by Cronos (Mixing Islam with sanity results in serious side effects. Consult your Imam)
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To: B4Ranch; blam
steyn ping.
4 posted on 06/23/2003 3:25:55 AM PDT by glock rocks (remember -- only you can prevent fundraisers. become a monthly donor)
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To: kattracks
When he going get tough, Ayatollah Rafsanjani will go from a follower of Khomeini to: What?
5 posted on 06/23/2003 4:22:57 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: kattracks
Great article. Thanks for posting it.
6 posted on 06/23/2003 4:29:37 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: kattracks
Ayatollah Rafsanjani said last year that on the day the Muslim world gets nuclear weapons the Israeli question will be settled forever "since a single atomic bomb has the power to completely destroy Israel, while an Israeli counterstrike can only cause partial damage to the Islamic world."

I suspect an event like this would do much to wean remaining dispensationalists from their idiotic ideology.

7 posted on 06/23/2003 5:02:04 AM PDT by TomSmedley ((technical writer looking for work!))
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To: TomSmedley
If that happened we would go on a rampage against anyone with nuclear weapons. The risk being far too high not to.
8 posted on 06/23/2003 6:00:49 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: kattracks
Thanks for posting; Steyn has no equal.

Yes indeedy, it's mullah time.

9 posted on 06/23/2003 6:18:10 AM PDT by americanSoul (Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. Live Free or Die. I should be in New Hampshire.)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
Iran is older than the 7th Century. It gnaws at the Shiite clergy that Iran's heritage is older than Islam and much of it is glorious.
10 posted on 06/23/2003 6:24:18 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: TomSmedley
Rafsanjani seems to overlook the simple fact the Islamic world would be reduced to a smoking pile of rubble.
11 posted on 06/23/2003 6:25:22 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Bump! You ought to speak to a Zoroastrian (the 'Magi') which was the original religion of Persin and whose dualistic nature influenced Manicheanism. I'm glad to see Persia returning to it's roots and shaking off the yoke
12 posted on 06/23/2003 6:50:18 AM PDT by Cronos (Mixing Islam with sanity results in serious side effects. Consult your Imam)
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To: kattracks
"I'll wager there are a more than a few quiet-life mullahs weighing the options. Iran is not a one-man cult like Saddam's Iraq, and many imams, whether "conservative" or "liberal," can recognize the smell of death percolating from the head office. "

ROFLMAO
13 posted on 06/23/2003 6:53:51 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: americanSoul

Mullet Time?

14 posted on 06/23/2003 7:28:50 AM PDT by gridlock ("Living History" is like the "Living Constitution"; reinterpreted as current conditions require...)
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To: goldstategop
Iran is older than the 7th Century. It gnaws at the Shiite clergy that Iran's heritage is older than Islam and much of it is glorious.

While true in the historical sense, it is neatly overcome by the Islamic insistence that the Koran mystically preceded the Bible, the Torah, human history and, I'm sure, creation itself.

Islam provides irrational solutions and convenient historical revision for all rational or factual arguments, which, of course, makes it a the ultimate tool for despots, terrorists and wild-eyed Ayatollahs.

15 posted on 06/23/2003 9:45:53 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: Pokey78
This appears to be more or less the same article as the last one, but I thought you might want to know about it.
16 posted on 06/23/2003 10:46:21 AM PDT by Smile-n-Win (The EU will break up any day, but the USA is here to stay!)
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