A brief post Iran, part 2
The mullahs hold an election, and insist on the invisible huge turnout, in order to justify their own legitimacy.
The election has candidates that only the mullahs have vetted. Over a 1,000 possible candidates were rejected.
The election goes well, with one candidate, supposedly for “reform”, going to a second round with a “traditionalist”.
Why would anyone be surprised, then, that the “traditionalist” won?
As the Beeb said, His victory means all the organs of the Iranian state are now in the hands of conservative hardliners. And in the guise of legitimacy, too.
For more on Iran, don’t miss Editor: Myself blog (hat tip: BuzzMachine). Via Roger L. Simon, Michael Ledeen explains how What we’re seeing is a power struggle within the tyrannical elite
(Part 1 of A brief post on Iran here)