You got to wonder whose move this was on the checkerboard of political games…-A.m.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 6:27

(Before It’s News)

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei “has become a hostage” of an elite branch of Iran’s army that has quietly consolidated its economic and political power, a top analyst said Tuesday.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) appears to have supplanted Khamenei and other top clerics in a significant power shift that has left Iran a “military dictatorship,” according to Ali Alfoneh, who has spent years investigating the IRGC.
Khamenei “has become a hostage in the hands of his own praetorian guard,” Alfoneh said Tuesday during a discussion hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.
The mainstream media isnt reporting on this.  I suspect there is indeed a power struggle going on in Iran.  Probably because of sanctions on them among other things.  -Mort