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Khamenei's Assault on Rafsanjani's American Allies

One noteworthy observation about the recent arrests in Iran all of those detained have close ties to former president Rafsanjani and his family. Rafsanjani may believe it's a good time to establish direct channels between his trusted contacts in Iran and the U.S. -- relations that Khamenei does not want him involved in.

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rtsi yuniog:

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Tarik:

Hossein Darakshan is thinking out loud.
I find his musings interesting. It is similar to Richard Cohen's Bush the Neo-liberal.
It is hard to label any one.
It is important to note that power in Iran is still in the hand of Khameni the Supreme leader vs the veteran Rafsanjani.
How then is Ahmadin-nejad who got 60% of the votes
relevant. Things are not as simple as they look.

Anonymous:

"And to be honest, I personally think businessman-politicians around Rafsanjani are corrupt enough to easily sell out Iran's interests in exchange for personal gains."

Yeah, as opposed to those around Khamenei!

Reza from Tehran:

Well ,Hussein is right when he says Rafsanjani is a fadeing figure in IranoAmerican compromise.
Thats also true when he says supreme leader has the uperhand in the Iran0American current rapprochment .But he is wrong when he says that is the realities of Iran's political environment .
All I guess is that these two gentelemen has no differences in grand issues, specially in foreign policies and even economic issues.
Everything they do is based on a very rare cooperation which is a sample of the rarest political duet in the modern history of Iran.
These two men could overcome big storms and I have no doubt there is no problem.
Well ,perhaps hussein talks of Kargozaran when he says Rafsanjanis circle?If it is ,So let me tell you Kargozaran was a good and bright Idea of rafsanjani in the first post-war decade.Even the idea of reformism was a good idea of Mr.Rafsanjain which Mr.khamenie didn't support it first but he found it a very suitable vehicle .
Thats why I think Mr.Khameneii will be grateful if dovish reformist could come to power again .
I think this would be a good mechanism to launch a perpetual political machine .This machin in one side will run by right hand role by Mr.Khameneii and in left with Rafsanjani.

Yasin:

Good job!
I am really happy that this guy (Rafsanjaani) is losing his dominance over Iranian government (oil ministry is still in the hand of his mafia)

Aghrab:

Well only a Neutered Mullah should be considered as a good Mullah. The same goes for whoever supports any kind of Mullah. Khamenei, Rafsanjani, Khomeini, Jack the Ripper…they all were/are criminals. Do we still need to debate over them after so many years?

However, what really amuses me is that how some people in Media still give air-time to a person like Hossein Derakhshan, a well known Iranian Intelligent Agent , sleeping overseas.

Ask Hussein if he likes me to publish his pictures while he was in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard back in Iran. As usual over there he had a bearded face and having some fanatical signs over his head? Sad to see Media still buys Husseins fabrications.

Well , I guess that is how Mullahs are still surviving!
Aghrab_2000@hotmail.com

erinther:

For those of postglobal’s readers who are confused and have some hard time to understand how “khamenei’s assault on Rafsanjaani and his allies” are possible and sensible, only less than two months after that Mr. Derakhshan made it clear that “Iran's establishment is more united than everyone thinks” (1), I should inform you that Mr. Deraskhan has such a difficult task to do, namely to defend Iran’s supreme leader by any means and in any situation. So I hope everyone will be a gentleman to ignore these contradictions.

And I hope postglobal’s editors, who have given a space to Mr. Derakhshan at face value, will do the same the Comment-is-free’s editors did: Now they have added a few open-minded, educated and informed contributors on their list who discuses Iran’s related issues.

1- link: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/hossein_derakhshan/2007/04/lessons_from_iranbritain_stand.html

erinther:

For those of postglobal’s readers who are confused and have some hard time to understand how “khamenei’s assault on Rafsanjaani and his allies” are possible and sensible, only less than two months after that Mr. Derakhshan made it clear that “Iran's establishment is more united than everyone thinks” (1), I should inform you that Mr. Deraskhan has such a difficult task to do, namely to defend Iran’s supreme leader by any means and in any situation. So I hope everyone will be a gentleman to ignore these contradictions.

And I hope postglobal’s editors, who have given a space to Mr. Derakhshan at face value, will do the same the Comment-is-free’s editors did: Now they have added a few open-minded, educated and informed contributors on their list who discuses Iran’s related issues.

1- link: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/hossein_derakhshan/2007/04/lessons_from_iranbritain_stand.html

marie paya:

Is this supposed to be a political analysis or an entry in your gossips column?
I'm glad that Mr. Derkashan has discovered a network of neoliberal Americans, your own Richard Cohen confessed that he didn't know who they are, or what it means ( Bush the Neoliberal; By Richard CohenTuesday, May 29, 2007; Page A13)
I'm less concerned by his unsubstantiated "enough evidence" or " One can speculate" concerning Khamenei and Rafsanjani than by Mr. Darkashan's irresponsible innuendo on " espionage charges against Mousavian."
This blogger should be more respectful of facts, at least when posting in Washington Post's blogsite.
Best regards

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