The Wall Street Journal reported on November 23rd that Members of the Iranian Parliament are passing a petition to impeach President Ahmadinejad despite the protests of the leading Cleric; Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Ruler of the Guardian Council, which has absolute power in Iran.
Loyal followers of SHTF America will remember that we BROKE the story on October 16th, that Ahmadinejad could be replaced as part of a new strategy devised by the Guardian Council to save Iran from annihilation, and worse, “regime change” for pursuing nuclear weapons. WSJ, you are slow on the draw, but good follow up. What a nose for news!
|Supreme Ayatollah Ali Khamenei|
The Journal is reporting that 14 charges have been leveled at Ahmadinejad, including the illegal withdrawal of $590 million of foreign reserves from that nation’s Central Bank. Curiously, he is also charged with illegally importing $9 billion worth of oil and gas.
|Iranian President Ahmadinejad|
Curious because Iran probably has 25% or more of the known hydrocarbon deposits in the world, yet cannot refine enough gasoline for domestic use. Did he use that money to buy gasoline? As Members of the Iranian Parliament would face the brunt of the discontent of gasoline consumers if the gasoline shortages were too great, he probably did them a favor. The devil is in the details, which no one seems to have yet. Lack of transparency on the national budget seems to be the great concern here. Sound familiar?
The Supreme Ayatollah is supporting him publicly to help him save face while other members of the Guardian Council are siding with Parliament behind the scene, understanding that Ahmadinejad must go if the nation is to be spared “regime change”. How it plays out is anyone’s guess, but as SHTF America reported on October 16th, the Iranian Guardian Council of Ayatollahs, understand and agree that they must sacrifice one man for the good of the nation. Ahmadinejad can bend over and kiss his ass goodbye: for now!
|Map of Persian Gulf States|