Say what you will about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. That he’s crazy. That he is a closet Hitler or even that he’s simply delusional. (Charges which may or may not be true). What is certain is that this man is no dummy.
His recent trip to New York City to address the United Nations was not so much about what he said. It was the fact that, for an hour or so, he took the world stage and in so doing gained credibility in his home country. You see, Ahmadinejad needs credibility right now. Lots of it.
It is no secret that factions within the Iranian leadership are having their problems socio-economically and politically. You can only lie to your people for so long before they begin to figure things out. When this happens, it’s time for a sacrificial lamb and rumor has it that Ahmadinejad’s number may be up. (After all, what better way to abruptly change political course than to kill off the current president). Moral here; Keep the citizenry guessing and you might live another day.
I will be watching with great interest to see just how much longer this, would be, tyrant has left on planet earth. I fear that soon he may be dining at the table with Allah and that, at least, should make him happy. Could someone please pass the Lamb and Beef Kubideh!