Stealing Iran’s rain? Ahmadinejad under a spell?

Ali Khamenei has been the supreme leader of Ir...
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Image via Wikipedia)

Not much to say here, just thought the news was funny.  Some of you may be familiar with the fact that Iran is going through quite a crisis at the moment, indicating that the Arab Spring may have a Persian Summer sequel. The “Supreme Leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been at odds for some time, and now the Ayatollah is apparently accusing Ahmadinejad of being “under a spell.” And, as for Ahmadinejad, he is accusing the West of using some mystery technology to rob Iran’s of raindrops and cause drought.

Perhaps the Ayatollah’s fears are credible, since it is clear that the Iranian president is not wearing his protective tin foil hat these days.

I don’t know if American politics would be more entertaining, more depressing, or both if it contained drama of such flavor.

5 thoughts on “Stealing Iran’s rain? Ahmadinejad under a spell?

  1. BrianL

    I think they are about the same (US politics). There are numerous accounts of our current President stating emphatically that he would or would not do something, only to turn around and do it 6mo to 2yrs later. How many in Congress blame our deficit problems on ‘the others’ but have been in their position for a decade or more, thus taking no responsibility- even if they voted for the policy or action that is a cause of our situation. The same party that is SOOOOOO adamant about animal rights (often placing them above humans’ rights) are also very adamant that it is just fine and even encouraged to slaughter helpless fetuses that are gestating into God’s image. There is an extreme lack of reason (some would call it sense) today, indeed.

  2. Norbert

    It does seem there are parallels between the Christian and Muslim sphere’s of influence. Some Christian groups promote the building of a third Jewish temple to speed up the return of Jesus Christ while some Muslim groups look for ways to speed up the appeareance of their 12th Mahdi.

    In both cases there are those who are opposed to such a direct focus and more cautious about their own actions.

  3. Steven

    Mr. Smith, I am shocked that you have yet to say anything about the tornadoes that hit Missouri recently. Any comment?

  4. Greetings, Steven, and please don’t be shocked. I do this blog for limited personal purposes (such as to stay in an active “writing mode”) during the limited spare time I have. This week has been busy — even as I type this, I am four hours away from my house at a gas stop, I left before my children were all out of bed and I will return after they are asleep.

    I certainly do have thoughts — all the more for having lived in Missouri five of the previous six years of my life — and the devastation there should give us all “thoughts.” Even as I passed under a tremendous cloud and into torrential rain here in northern Ohio before stopping here, I was tossing a few thoughts around, but I don’t know that I will have the chance to post them here. I may, but if I don’t find the time I will just save them for my local congregations or our traditional Friday Night Greetings.

    Have to hurry up and get back on the road — break’s over!

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