Dissidents Warn Iran's Supreme Leader

Ever since the fraudulent Iranian elections of 2009 -- in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader -- cracks within the Islamic establishment have widened to unprecedented levels. Many within the Revolutionary Guards, the very force that has protected the clerical regime since its inception in 1979, have become disgruntled.  Former high commanders have publicly criticized Khamenei, something that courts execution, as the regime's clerics have stated that obeying the supreme leader is like obeying Allah; those disobeying him will be considered a "Mohareb," an enemy of God, and therefore killed as justified under Islam. Former senior Revolutionary Guard commander Hossein Alaei, in an op-ed in a state-owned newspaper, openly criticized the Islamic leadership for suppressing the people and not allowing criticism of the supreme leader and of the direction of the country.  He came immediately under attack by Khamenei's...(Read Full Article)

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