Iranian Presidential Candidates: Politicians or Puppets?
Published May 11th, 2013 - 04:00 GMT
After looking at all the criteria involved in becoming a candiate for Iranian president, one writer sees it more as finding the best mouthpiece for the Ayatollah: America's motives in Syria; and technology is ruining the finer things in life.
No women, Sunnas, Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians are allowed to run.
This is not about electing a president in the normal sense of the term. It is about choosing a “yes-man” for the “Supreme Guide...”
We are lucky that he decided to allow us to publish this remarkable interview which sheds so much light on one of the most unusual Arab writers and commentators around today.
It also gives a unique insight into the situation in Syria unlike anything you might read anywhere else.