The Iranian Rahbare Enghelab, (the “Leader of the Revolution”); and Valî-ye Faqîh, (“Guardian Jurisprudent”) – just say “Grand Poobah” -- Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, affectionally known here as "Ali Shah," is reported by Pajamas Media to have died. (Hat tip: Confederate Yankee). The Ultimate Iran Source, Michael Ledeen, confirms.
Among other things, Ali Shah is thought to have authorized the bombing of the Khobar Towers, in Saudi Arabia, that killed 19 US servicemen in 1999, as well as a Saudi national, and injured 372 other persons. No question Khamenei was a hard man:"human rights are a weapon in the hands of our enemies to fight Islam," he once said.
A great disturbance in the Force. Emperor Palpatine is dead. While the furnaces in Hell are taking in fuel, what will Darth “Mad Jad” Ahmadinejad do now ?