Read the whole thing. A democratic revolution in Tehran could well prove the most momentous Mideastern event since the fall of the Ottoman Empire. A politically freer Iran would bring front and center the great Islamic debate of our times: …Continue reading →
Reuel Gerecht on Hasan, the FBI, the Muslim world, and foreign policy. (Gerecht is a former CIA agent who worked on Iran. He knows this stuff much more deeply than your average “expert,” even if he’s occasionally a tad biased …Continue reading →
Your Volgi saw this story about the clerical establishment in Qom’s (the “q,” by the way, sounds a lot like a French or German uvular “r’) condemning the Khamene’i/Ahmadinejad faction in the sham election and thought, “Damn, that is a …Continue reading →
Here in the Standard. Here in the NYT. Mr. Gerecht notes that “Command the good; forbid the evil,” has been the religious-ideological justification for the “Islamic Republic.” One wonders if the ḥadîth, “My community will never agree upon an error,” …Continue reading →
…make it Reuel Gerecht. He’s by far the most knowledgeable American writer out there with a profound understanding of the intelligence, military, cultural, and political context. His best guess: HH: Now this is Wednesday. Of course it’s now deep into …Continue reading →
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