The ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the expiry of his second term would start working again as a professor of engineering and teach at the “University of Tehran”. A situation where the highest state official and a man who wielded enormous power subsequently returns to his humble position as a university professor job is hard to imagine.
Now the former Iranian president takes the bus to work every day as any other citizen.
A few minutes ago on May 5, 2011, Arab TV announced that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini requested Iran’s President Ahmadinejad to step down from his post. This has not been confirmed nor verified by Western media as yet, however, it has been reported that several of his close aides are already under arrest.
BAD HEAD New York police officers look at men dressed as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a protest against the two leaders outside the Warwick Hotel in New York City on Sept. 25. Ahmadinejad is staying at the hotel; he addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. (Photo: Andrew Kelly / Reuters via NBC News)
Ahead of Iran’s presidential election in June, President Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Khamenei are squabbling over the succession. Ahmadinejad wants Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, his chief of staff, to run but Khamenei disapproves. Regardless of who wins, the real loser will be Iranian democracy.
“The Shia tell Ahlus Sunnah that Imam Mahdi will come and kill all of us just like the Jews in Makkah told the Arabs that the next prophet would come and do the same. And we all know what happened to them.” Nasser Balochi
It is unimaginable that there is someone who is able to kill and bombard his own people… How can a ruler bombard his own people and say, ‘I will kill anyone who opposes me’? This is absolutely unacceptable. I think the whole world was appalled at what happened in Libya. It was very bad behavior, and I hope they will make up for that and meet their peoples’ demands.
Iranian president MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, through a translator, reacting to Gaddafi’s slaughter of anti-government protesters in Libya.
To which The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart quipped, “I think Iran has finally mastered the technology to weaponize irony.”