Could Ahmadinejad destroy Israel?

That’s a good question, with a simple answer: NO! What people here in the West don’t understand is that based on the Islamic Republic’s Constitution, the president is little more than the head of the executive. The Iranian president is NOT the commander-in-chief. In fact, Mr. Ahmadinejad does not have the power to move a single soldier, let alone push the entire army into a conflict.


That’s a good question, with a simple answer: NO! What people here in the West don’t understand is that based on the Islamic Republic’s Constitution, the president is little more than the head of the executive. The Iranian president is NOT the commander-in-chief. In fact, Mr. Ahmadinejad does not have the power to move a single soldier, let alone push the entire army into a conflict.

So who is in charge? The supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, is. And he has never ever declared any intention to wipe Israel off the map, in fact he is not the kind of person to make such insane statements.

Now, The Economist reports, in its latest issue, that:

“In the higher echelons of the Islamic Republic, people may be losing patience with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Informed Iranians do not think he risks losing his job. But plainly he is not as safe as he was. Conservatives in Iran’s parliament and press blame his extravagance at home and braggadoccio abroad for Iran’s worsening economic malaise and for the unpleasant sense of being ever more squarely in the Americans’ firing line.”

What people fail to understand is that Mr. Ahmadinejad was elected on the grounds that he was going to push for economic reform and fight corruption. There was absolutely no mention of his view on Israel during the presidential campaign. Now, after two years, and as a result of his presidency, the economic conditions in Iran are much worse, and the Iranian national security is under existential threats by the US, Israel and their allies. Everybody’s losing patience in with this guy, he talks a lot, makes provocative statements, but he has failed to deliver what he was meant to deliver, and is therefore losing not only his popularity, but also the limited power he had as the president. Israel will be safe, and so will Iran (hopefully) and we will hear less and less about Mr. Ahmadinejad, unless Western propaganda wishes otherwise.

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