Apparently the story just broke in the last day or so that Iranian president Ahmadinejad had been “arrested.” I believe a better word might be “detained.” The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), represented by the intelligence arm according to the article, pulled Ahmadinejad and his men aside, held them, and warned Ahmadinejad not to use the dirt he had on government officials to blackmail his way to get the man he wanted to be nominated as a presidential candidate. He was not charged with anything.
In an earlier post, I wrote that developments with the IRGC are such that they will be supporting who they want for president, and it isn’t Mashaei, the man whom Ahmadinejad supports. Ahmadinejad has turned into a disappointment for the IRGC. Though the supreme leader determines who will run for president, the IRGC makes their favorite candidate, president.
Unless Ahmadinejad has some earth-shattering information that would turn the government on its ear, it looks like this story is confirmation that Ahmadinejad will not be the second horn. We will have to watch, as always. My belief is that Ahmadinejad is simply digging himself into a deeper hole.
“I looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. One of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later.” (Daniel 8:3 NIV)
The IRGC is the power behind the second horn which has been growing longer for the last thirty years. The use of the symbol of horns in Daniel 8 suggests that any single horn is a single man in power, or an office of power. Some people have suggested to me that perhaps the IRGC itself is grown up and could be the horn itself. But that requires the one-man-one-horn interpretation to be wrong, which it could be. But one thing I do know is that the second horn has not quite grown up yet taller than the ram’s first horn that is the supreme leader, because it is the supreme leader that reserves the power to declare war and no one else.