Reza Kahlili has broken another important story. Critics of Ahmadinejad’s camp are referring to them as “The Deviant Movement” for their beliefs regarding the Mahdi. One of the officials in the “Deviant Movement” has said that a decisive moment is about to happen that will benefit them. Khamenei loyalists are claiming that the Deviants believe that the Mahdi will secretly appear in Medina, Saudi Arabia on June 5. The Mahdi will then take 1 to 3 years to officially reveal himself.
However, one of the Khamenei loyalists, Ali Mottahari, claims that Ahmadinejad believes this “covert emergence” has already happened and it explains why he is disobeying Khamenei:
Ahmadinejad believes that the covert emergence has, in fact, occurred. Therefore, he acts like he no longer needs the supreme leader and that he can disobey him, as he is taking his orders directly from the Mahdi himself.
Another supporter of Khamenei, Mehdi Khazali, is saying that the Persian month of Khordaad that goes from May 21 to June 21, will be one of political strife within Iran.
The pro-Khamenei enemies of Ahmadinejad have received some sort of information that is scaring them, that is for sure. It is risky for an official to say something will happen within a specific timeframe.
At the same time, however, Iran’s backing down from confrontation with Bahrain (see my article, “Iran Blinks Over Bahrain”) makes me question whether the regime really is looking for a fight.
It also raises questions about the film produced by the regime, The Coming is Upon Us. If the regime believes that Khamenei, Ahmadinejad and Nasrallah were foretold in Islamic prophecy and are tasked with jointly making the Mahdi appear, then why does a power struggle exist?
It’s becoming more difficult to analyze the political situation inside Iran, but it is undeniable that there are major splits and divisions that are bound to get worse.