Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ahmadinejad Disqualified from Running for President

Recently Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that he would try to run for the presidency. Naturally PCG, having had a long history of condemning him, related this news with excitement.
Firebrand Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former president of Iran, has announced that he is again running for the presidency. While walking his former vice president, Hamid Baghaei, through the registration process on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad turned and strode to the registration desk, registering his own papers and sending the media into a frenzy. (Callum Wood, He’s Back! Ahmadinejad to Run for Iran Presidency, April 14, 2017.)
But even Wood had to note the possibility that Ahmadinejad would not be allowed to run for president.
Many in the media suspect that Ahmadinejad will be vetoed. Some say that the former president expects it—choosing to apply only to aid his former vice president. The Associated Press speculated that the Guardian Council is less likely to veto Baghaei if they veto Ahmadinejad. 
But there may be more credibility to Ahmadinejad’s play than the media care to admit.
As it turned out the many people in the media turned out to be right: Ahmadinejad was blocked from running for president.
An Iranian panel charged with vetting candidates approved the country's incumbent president and five challengers but disqualified former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month's presidential election, state television reported Thursday. (Nasser Karimi and Adam Schreck, "Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disqualified from presidential election," Associated Press, ABC News, April 20, 2017.)
And so it appears that PCG will no longer be able to use Ahmadinejad as a prop to scare their audience.


  1. Armstrongites need worst possible scenario in order to make the HWA prophecy mold appear credible enough to scare people. Scary beast, scary Pope, menacing Germany, evil King of the north and king of the south, drought, depression and disease epidemics, all required for an HWA-styled apocalypse.

    It's always a wonderful occasion when one of the flames which they furiously fan simply will not catch or burns itself out! Now that he has his Gulfstream, I wonder if Flurry will imitate Herb by inviting the person he believes will be the beast to Herbert W. Armstrong College.


  2. It is quite amusing to see this particular dire prediction peter out so quickly. What a joke. They do not see the future.

  3. Awww! Ahmadinejad was so much fun!

    We wanted to learn more about his talking to the twelfth Imam at the bottom of a well (or was that hell? we get so confused).

    I guess he was just full of Shi’ite.