In the news today we have two confirmations regarding the Iranian elections.
Reported by the website Iran Daily Brief, of a Fars News Agency (which is very IRGC-leaning) is the following brief story –
The story says a “poll” reveals that Jalili and Qalibaf are the front runners heading to the second round of elections on June 21. This is confirming for two reasons. The first is that as I have written about in past posts the election will come down to Qalibaf and Jalili, for various reasons. This is encouraging because it means we might be somewhat understanding of what is going on there in Iran. The second confirmation is that the IRGC is in control because how can a poll taken of Iranian voters who would favor a more moderate candidate show that the supreme leader’s poster child and the IRGC’s favorite son are the frontrunners? And instead of simply saying the two are in the lead, that the two are heading to the second round when the first round hasn’t even happened yet? Well this just shows that the IRGC is indeed running the show.
We are close to the start of the Second Signpost.