Hot gossip foments that fractioneering factions in Pre New Clear Persia are facing off and forcing off the fastening facades of the fascist monolith!
"...The regime is in trouble. Iran's leaders have lost legitimacy in the eyes of the people, are unable to manage the country's many problems, face a growing opposition, and are openly fighting with one another.
"...A few weeks ago, according to official and private reports, the Iranian air force shot down three drones near the southwestern city of Bushehr, where a Russian-supplied nuclear reactor has just started up. When the Revolutionary Guards inspected the debris, they expected to find proof of high-altitude spying. Instead, the Guards had to report to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei that the air force had blasted Iran's own unmanned aircraft out of the sky.
"...Iranian military had created a special unit to deploy the drones—some for surveillance and others, as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad bragged on Sunday, to carry bombs—but hadn't informed the air force.
Such a happy event is one of several faux pas that make up to take up a general backdrop of internal conflict within the regime
"...It’s likely that these growing concerns prompted Khamenei to take the unprecedented step of issuing a new fatwa in which he described himself as the representative of the Hidden Imam (Mahdi), and which ranked his rulings alongside those issued by the Prophet Mohammed.
"...Khamenei has been Supreme Leader for more than two decades, but until now he hasn’t needed to stamp his authority in such a public way as there was never any doubt who was in charge.
"...So, was Khamenei's decision to issue a new fatwa a sign of desperation? Either way he had little choice but to do so.
"...The fighting within the regime is growing increasingly intense—so intense that perhaps even his ‘supreme’ voice and authority now lies at risk of becoming lost in the chaos.
Pic "It is a transformation inextricable from Iran’s internal struggle for democracy."