It’s a reminder of how viscerally Antisemitic and anti-Western the Iranian regime is. The Ayatollah Khamenei at Friday prayers today in Tehran:
“The competition for the election was very clear. Enemies and dirty Zionists tried to show the election as a contest between the regime and against it. . . . Zionists and the bad British radio said it was a challenge to the regime.”
Is that what they said? Those dirty Jews and naughty Brits! This ugly, paranoid, and psychologically insular regime will obviously not go gently into its good night. The regime’s clerical rulers clearly intend this week to shed a lot of blood in the streets and arrest a lot of people in midnight-raids.
Oh, and by the way, after the Ayatollah’s speech the crowd, packed with regime supporters, chanted “Death to the United States! Death to the UK! Death to Israel!” In other words, the regime’s axis of evil is still firmly in place: America, Britain, and the Jews.
We’ve got the narrative and the rationale for Khamenei’s abuse of his own people now, don’t we? He will repress Iranians who don’t support him and make it about us.
For the BBC report on Khamenei’s speech today, click here. Do it because Khamenei wouldn’t want you to see it.