Originally Posted by Rabs
That a crazy guy that thinks his messiah is comeing and the only way to isnure this is to destroy the west. T
This may sound like i'm nit-picking, but actually its the messiah (Mahdi) who is supposed to destroy the West.
And, also, in accusing Iran, aren't we basically basing all our arguments on Ahmadinejad? I mean its not like he's a dictator with the kind of authority to use nukes on a whim. I dunno what the stance of the rest of his govt, and the opposition is. Has anybody here head any of those wacko things from anybody else in Iran?
Plus most importantly, what is the Ayahtullah's position on all this? At the end of the day, ANY big decision/step has to go through him. And in general this Ayatullah seems a much more low profile than Khoemini.
Anyway, Ahmadinejad's popularity doesnt stem so much from his anti-Zionist stance. As far as i've read he's a populist in the sense that he's really into liberating Iranian society (comparitively), especially in regard to women. Though the Ayatullah has rejected some of his policies in regard to this.
Also, assuming what somebody said earlier about Iran being atleast 10 years away from a nuke if resources were channelled into it now, is true, then i wonder if the 'pre-Messiah' will even be in power then.