Sunday, May 19, 2024

Helicopter carrying Iran’s president suffers ‘hard landing’

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi suffered a “hard landing” on Sunday, Iranian state media reported, without elaborating. Some began urging the public to pray for Raisi and the others on board as rescue crews sped through a misty, rural forest where his helicopter was believed to be.

The likely crash comes as Iran under Raisi and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched an unprecedented drone-and-missile attack on Israel just last month and has enriched uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. Meanwhile, Iran has faced years of mass protests against its Shiite theocracy over an ailing economy and women’s rights — making the moment that much more sensitive for Tehran and the future of the country as the Israel-Hamas war inflames the wider Middle East.


  1. First, politically this means very little. The ayatollahs control Iran, they will choose a replacement and there will be a token election to ratify their choice. If Israel really wants to do something, they need to wait until Khameini is in a helicopter.
    Second, if it turns out these men are dead (IY"H), I want to know the Biden White House official response to it.

    1. I was wondering the same. Considering the Ayatollos controll Iran, Raisi will likely be replaced by an equal or bigger Rasha.

    2. We can only hope there's a couple of rashoim looking for the job willing to start a civil war over the positin.

    3. Hashem is giving us an opportunity to beseech him. This can be a ויקם מלך חדש ויצעק בני ישראל because the new person is worse or because the new person is better.

    4. True. The interim president is apparently also a mass murderer with a hate-on for Israel. So this is actually that moment to beseech God.


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