COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT
“Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 'barred from standing in Iran's presidential elections'”
Ahmadinejad is in many ways a good and decent man, but he has a penchant for poking fun at sacred cows, and it was this tendency which got him into so much controversy previously.
Insanely exaggerated accusations were leveled at him previously. There was even a deliberate mistranslation of his words put out and repeated in the press many times to the effect that he threatened Israel's future.
He did not.
But additional controversy and phony attacks are the last things Iran needs now with Trump's people ratcheting-up Israel lobby-inspired accusations against a country which has faithfully kept its international agreements.
Israel is after blood, both in Syria and in Iran, and all sense of integrity has vanished suddenly from Trump's administration with the Syria missile attack based on a fake event.