Some will remember him as ‘a moderate’, – but he was part of the Iranian fundamentalist revolution in 1979 – long-time follower of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Look for severe unrest and assassinations and charges of treason within Iran’s upper ranks as soon as they plant him.
Don’t say that “religion” doesn’t pay, – Rafsanjani died a multimillionaire!
UPDATE: Monday AM, 9 Jan 2017
Well THAT didn’t take long. The USS Mahan – a guided missile destroyer – was forced to fire three shots on Sunday as a warning to four Iranian speedboats making a simulated swarm attack….
The Iranians need a political distraction now as they sort out who is in charge.
The Twelver’s end game is to start a major war with the West (the United States) which they hope will bring on Armageddon – and cause the “Hidden Imam” to reveal himself and lead them all to Paradise….
In the shorter term,….they want to use their swarm attacks to disable or sink a US aircraft carrier in the Strait, – so they can salvage the technology and the nuclear weapons aboard, – while holding the survivors hostage…
In this cat-and-mouse game, – their young sailors and airmen are totally expendable – Allah’s will….
Strangely, for these past eight years, Obama seems to have been quietly helping them.
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And in the Far Pacific,…we have the growing Chinese Navy….