Michael Ledeen and George Soros, together at last


They’re plotting to overthrow Iran’s theocracy. Or so says the theocracy, in this insightful New Yorker piece on Iran by Jon Lee Anderson.

He’s speaking to Hossein Shariatmadari, a spokesman for Ayatollah Ali Khameini, the Supreme Leader:

The Green Movement, he said, was part of a grand conspiracy—conceived by, among others, Michael Ledeen (a veteran foreign-policy hawk), Richard Haass (the president of the Council on Foreign Relations), Gene Sharp (an authority on nonviolent resistance), and George Soros (the financier and philanthropist)—with the aim of overthrowing Iran’s government. The protests were not against Ahmadinejad, he explained, but “against the whole system.” Fortunately, “the people” had been mobilized and had stopped the conspiracy in its tracks.

Soros and Ledeen. That’s a seder I want to attend, and through all four cups.

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