Numbering the Days of Dictators

[Jerusalem Post] Caroline Glick - By securing the unconditional support of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for his power grab, Iranian President Ahmadinejad is free to maintain and escalate his policy of international brinksmanship on all levels. From Iran's race toward nuclear capabilities, to its efforts to destabilize Iraq and Afghanistan, to its support for Hizbullah and Hamas, to its support for anti-American regimes in Latin America and its cultivation of terror networks in the Western hemisphere, to its strategic proliferation alliance with North Korea, Ahmadinejad's continued reign means that the world can expect expanded Iranian activity on all these fronts. Despite Ahmadinejad's success in maintaining his grip on power, it is an indisputable fact that regime opponents succeeded these past few weeks as never before in destabilizing the regime and in demonstrating its hollow core. The June 12 elections were not supposed to pose a challenge to the regime. All they were supposed to do was pit one regime loyalist against three other regime loyalists. The fact that the public could view Ahmadinejad's decision to steal the election as an opportunity to bring down the regime demonstrates clearly the magnitude of the public's rejection of the Islamic Revolution.

2009-07-06 06:00:00

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