In addition to the repercussions of General Kazemi's death, notably that this is going to be a lot more short-term power consolidated into the hands of IRGC's commander-in-chief Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi and his deputy General Mohammed Baqir Zolqadr (assuming that neither were on the plane, which I doubt since both are more prominent than Kazemi and would have been mentioned first), which seems to be part of a continuing trend in Iran. One thing I've noticed of late about the regime is that if you compare the frequency and prominence of current and ex-IRGC members in the current government to clerics you'll see that Iran looks less like a theocracy and more and more like a traditional military junta. [Baar's emphasis]Thanks to the BlogBreak over at pajama's media.
Monday, January 09, 2006
Iran: Theocracy or Military Junta?
Modern tyrannies mask themselves with a religion or ideology but after a while it becomes so unbelievable your just left with the tyrants. Dan Darling suggests that's happening now with Iran,