Friday, October 3, 2008

Rafsanjani Escapes Assassination Attempt

You do not fight in the name of Allah, but you fight to further your own interests. You do not fool me when you say that you have the interest of Islam at heart. You fight for power, and I know it. You always want more power. None among you is content with his own carpet, and each one among you seeks to stretch his legs on his neighbor's carpet." -- Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of IranRafsanjani may have found powerful allies in his struggle for political power in the persons of Ahmed Khomeini, the son of the Supreme leader, and Velayati, the Foreign Minister, but the powerful Parliament Speaker has also made a few very dangerous enemies.Today, a commando led by Mir Lohi attempted to assassinate Rafsanjani as he was leaving the parliament. Rafsanjani escaped but four of his Afghan bodyguards were killed and several others wounded. Read full story

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