Scuttlebutt

Rumors are going round that Ayatollah Khamenei’s cancer has now killed him. That would certainly complicate any pending deals, unless there’s a successor and an agreement that have just been waiting in the wings. Hard to see how things could coalesce that fast, or that reliably, though.

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9 Comments

  1. djf says

    If this is true, should we extend condolences to our Obama-loving friends? What’s the etiquette in this situation?

    Posted March 8, 2015 at 9:11 am | Permalink
  2. JK says

    http://forward.com/articles/216184/iran-s-khamenei-appears-in-public-to-curb-israel/

    Posted March 9, 2015 at 5:09 am | Permalink
  3. JK says

    http://www.presstv.com/

    (Iranian News Site – mind your firewall settings!)

    Posted March 9, 2015 at 5:13 am | Permalink
  4. Khamenei appeared in public? How do we know that wasn’t a mock-up . . . like the mock-up of an American aircraft carrier?

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted March 9, 2015 at 6:21 am | Permalink
  5. JK says

    There is that of course.

    Posted March 9, 2015 at 6:39 am | Permalink
  6. JK says

    This though Perfessor, isn’t a dadburned mock-up. Notice the first signature bears a resemblance of Arkansas.

    http://go.bloomberg.com/assets/content/uploads/sites/2/150309-Cotton-Open-Letter-to-Iranian-Leaders.pdf

    Posted March 9, 2015 at 6:41 am | Permalink
  7. Whitewall says

    JK, if the old buzzard Ayatollah actually understands that letter, he will be ahead of his American puppet counter part. I would have added a footnote with the wish that all of the Iranian government share in the tumor that is performing so favorably on the afore mentioned buzzard. I’ve always been an accommodating sort. Maybe it’s just my natural “southern manners”.

    Posted March 9, 2015 at 7:59 am | Permalink
  8. Malcolm says

    Yes, it’s beginning to look as if the rumors of Khamenei’s death were, as Mark Twain put it regarding his own, “greatly exaggerated”.

    Posted March 9, 2015 at 9:28 am | Permalink
  9. JK says

    Well Whitewall, I’ma reckoning you know something about prostates an’ how the people who choose to work on ’em gets there.

    I’d “footnote” s’long as O & Co are dickering with ’em anyway, we might send ’em all a few hundred AGM 114 enemas. P-models appropriately.

    Posted March 9, 2015 at 10:28 am | Permalink