Ring of power is in the air. Lets see who will win at the end. I wish poeple were the winner
I hope that people will get the power to build their own, more prosperous future, bettern sooner than later. If it is not possible at the polls, than by civilian disobedience.I have one question, and I guess you are much closer to the things going on in Iran behind the curtains: I red again and again in the newspapers and on websites that Khamenei's favorite candidate, Saeed Jalili, is absolutely loyal to the ruling mullahs. But considering that he was the negotiator with the West on the nuclear issue, and that he was willing to expose himself several times to the international community (recently here in Munich at the International Conference on Security Policies) to me shows that he is not a completely dogmatic figure. Somebody who accepts to discuss political issues in front of the free media, being criticized and bullied as a representative of a paria country must have some natural intelligence and must understand that the current system has no future.Maybe I am completely naive, but when M.Gorbachev was made Soviet Leader in 1985, he was also considered just another puppet of the party, in particular with his links to the KGB. But soon after gaining power in the kremlin, Gorbachov showed his long-hidden unease with the dogmatic political system and initiated the most important reforms that finally led to a complete brackdown of the omnipotency of the CP.Do you think that a similar surprise might happen with a newly elected IRI president ?greetings, Michael
Hi Michael, he's very conservative, extremely ideologist with very little flexibility when it comes to matters that has any thing or nothing to do with religion. Regarding the nuclear issue, he or any other presidents do not have the first or the last words, the actual policy already is made, it's not for the president to decide. He's given several speech so far with the same or some say even more hostile approach to Israel than Ahmadi-nejad's. The surprise you're mentioning usually does not come with people that are extremely religious I think, their brain does not function in a way that you could define as logical. I hope I'm wrong and things get better...
Hi Behi, But couldn't ut be, that he only "played" the extremely conservative, ideological pretedermined and obedient character, in oder to have the mighty mullahs promoting him to the top. And maybe once arriving there, he feels committed to change the entire direction of the Iranian politics towards a more liberal, human course ? (At least this is what I would do, if I would be him :=() At least this would guarantee him a much more pronounced position in the history text book, instead of counting as just another loyal technocrat of the existing regime. Of course from the last public appearances, Ruohani will probably be supported by the majority of young, educated, progressive people. But will the majority of ordinary Iranians be convinced that Rouhani can quickly improve their economic hardship ? Its very hard for me as an outsider to guess what the majority in Iran care more about: A longterm liberal and prosperous prospective, or quick economic help. I heard that Ahmadenijad was always very successful in bribing the voters with little gifts, like free bread etc.I hope that more and more people understand that this means nothing on the long term.best regards, Michael
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