IRAN: BLOGS STIRRING, "AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI IS IN COMA"
AGI) - Rome, 14 Oct. – Iran’s Supreme Guide, ayatollah Ali Khamenei, “is in coma”. The news, reported by US journalist Michael Ledeen who cites “excellent sources”, is bouncing around Iranian blog sites, to the point that many have already taken to the streets in Teheran. Ledeen wrote in website 'Pajamasmedia' that “This news was reported to me by a person who is in a position to know about these things. I am full aware (since there have been past reports on the death of Khamenei) that it is easy to be fooled, in the past (the Supreme Guide) already had health problems and was admitted to hospital, but the source (of this report) is excellent”. Leeden served as an advisor to the US Department of State, to Israeli intelligence services and is an expert on terrorism and foreign policy. Before publishing the full text that came into his hands, Ledeen warned that “Trust me but check it out, I’m doing my best. On Monday afternoon, at 2.$%pm local time, Khamenei collapsed and was taken to his private clinic. Nobody (except for his son and his doctors) has been allowed to stay by his side. His collaborators stated in secret that his conditions lie ‘in the hands of God’. The outcome is uncertain, but the chances are that, considering that he has been in a coma for 24 hours, that he may not wake up and will die very soon...".