Thursday, January 14, 2010
Looks like Larijani already knows who was behind the killing of the scientist Massoud Ali Mohammadi, a hard-line regime supporter who...wait a second, make that a Mousavi supporter.
There is generally a process that a country goes through when it is generally surprised at an event like this. Step one is to issue a general condemnation, along with a call for national unity, and patience. After that the event dominates the news for the next few days after which an investigation takes place, and a few days later they will generally have an idea about who was responsible. Here though Larijani and others have already said they know exactly who is responsible for (the US and Israel) a single day after the event and are already taking potshots at Obama.
More background on the professor here, and Andrew Sullivan's view here.