Thursday, January 25, 2007

Khameini Dead, Chapter XLI

El Jefe secret police headquarters (a/k/a tracking software) is noting visits from all over the world from people wondering if the Iranian Valî-ye Faqîh, (“Guardian Jurisprudent”), Grand Ayatollah Ali Khameini -- is dead.
As I noted earlier, Pajamas Media and Michael Ledeen reported his demise back on the 4th -- and it appears that the man is at the least -- very sick.
Since the weekend, though, I have had a lot of visits from people interested in this subject -- apparently people trollling around looking for information. Sorry folks, I have no information whatever on Ali Shah's condition. But the interest is damned interesting. If you know something, or think you do, drop a comment.


louielouie said...

drop a comment.

a comment is not what i'd like to drop.

El Jefe Maximo said...

hey LL, maybe this is what you had in mind ? When you care enough to send the very best. . .

louielouie said...

and you said you didn't speak ">>>><<<>><<>>><<"!!!!!!!!!

El Jefe Maximo said...

As for the link, somebody sorta told me about a trick I hadn't thought of.

Didn't notice the link in yours when I added mine. GMTA. I see that our choice of eggs is somewhat different, and maybe someday, (if the Bad Man doesn't oblige us and depart for a warmer place), there will be an opportunity to compare omelettes.

Candidly Caroline said...


You boys and your bombs!

El Jefe Maximo said...

All hahas aside, I don't like the mullah government, but I really hope it doesn't come to dropping eggs and throwing dinnerware.

I think the Iranians will do away with the regime themselves, given time, encouragement and a little under the table help as needed. Yes, I know people said that about Saddam era Iraq too, and it never worked out, but Iran is not as nailed down as that place was. The regime is widely detested, at least in the cities.

louielouie said...

this guy said the same thing as your second para. darn near verbatim. circa 1992, when i was working for him. he take a nice picture, no? even got his own webpage.

you know more about the state security in iran. do you think the chamber of commerce coalition can/will stand up to the islamic secret police? imo it won't happen. the C/C coalition will be branded as apostates(sp). your comments on hugo chavez apply to the stop-n-go clerk as well.
i would bet they even text message each other ensuring the other that each is still around and in charge.

El Jefe Maximo said...

Re the "chamber of commerce" business, I'm not saying we're ever going to make lovey-dovey with these people, or even like them too much. I'm just saying I hope that it is not necessary to go to war with them.

Sure they have a secret police apparat, that is dammed efficient at harassing dissidents or whoever else it wants to. What of it ? Poltical police are helpful with dissent as long as its marginalized. They can harass students, bust strikes and unions, and jail professors. . .but when dissent becomes general, when the children of the rulers ask questions, they are of limited usefulness. When there are too many dissidents, too many people ready to rebel, police states collapse.

Most regimes have secret police. The mullahs got their apparatus from the Shah, they just shot the bosses and put in new ones. Middle management and below generally work for any regime.

I wish we didn't have these people to deal with. But Jimmy Carter and the ill Shah sold the pass on that one long ago.

Basically, I agree with the people who say military action would be counter productive though. I hope we don't have to do it. Iran is a tough, tough customer, and I think we'd have to take the gloves all the way off. Before we do that, I want to see us try other things first.

Interesting mug shot.