Michael Ledeen berichtet:
This story has been floating around the net for the past day or so, but this report comes from a person who is in a position to know such things. As I know very well (having been gulled into wrongly announcing Khamenei’s death a while back), it is easy to be misled, and Khamenei has had previous medical emergencies in the past, and recovered, but the source is excellent. Nonetheless, it’s always smart to apply the Reagan Caution: Trust, but verify. I’m doing my best.
Here is what he/she says:
Yesterday afternoon at 2.15PM local time, Khamenei collapsed and was taken to his special clinic. Nobody – except his son and the doctors – has since been allowed to get near him.
His official, but secret, status is: “in the hands of the gods”.
Reportedly this collapse is natural. Many would like him to move to his afterlife but reportedly the collapse was not ‘externally induced’ [no poisioning]. The few insiders who know about the collapse see this development “as a gift from the gods”.
His condition had already seriously deteriorated over the last
months, aggravated by his nervous condition due to  his
inability to solve the problems created by his manipulation of the election results and the refusal of [a large part of] the
population to accept this, plus  his loss of religious authority by means of the repeated condemnations of events by senior clerics
Reportedly the principal aims of Khamenei of the last couple of
weeks, if not months, were to ensure  a positive reputation as his legacy and  the physical survival of his family members and their wealth, reportedly now largely in Syria and in Turkey (remember the truck convoy of $8.5 billion in cash and gold that was seized by the Turks?).
Outlook is uncertain but speculation is – considering that he is in coma since more than 24 hours – that he may not come out of his coma and/or that he may die very soon.
If he dies it is expected that immediately a bloody clash will
develop between the powers behind Rafsanjani, who will immediately
claim temporary religious authority and overall control, and the
powers behind Achmadinejad who will scramble in order to regain
control and ensure their survival.
13. Oktober 2009 um 20:38
Ich vermute, wenn er stirbt, zu einer blutigen Auseinandersetzung kommen wird… Wir müssen die Bassidji und Ahmadinedjads Anhänger nicht untersetzen… Sie sind brutal und unberechenbarer dennje…
Und auch wenn es absurd klingt, sehe ich dies trotzdem als eine Chance für alle freiheitsliebenden Menschen im Iran, sich zu formieren und konsequenter widerstand zu leisten… Auf jeden Fall sie befinden sich in harten historischen Zeitdimensionen…
Hoffen wir alles bestens im Sinne der Freiheit, Demokratie und Frieden… Und tun wir das bestmögliche, sie weiter zu unterstützen…
15. Oktober 2009 um 15:56
fuck that humman killer let him die as a donkey just think how
many young people has been killed with he’s order but
if he die there is many other dogs as him to take over
its hopless 😦
15. Oktober 2009 um 20:45
خوشحالم از اینکه این خامنه ای ابله جنایتکار در حل سقط شدن استواما حیف میشهو محاکمه نشده سقط میشه
»Wir sind sehr froh, daß sich das Ende der Ära dieses ignoranten Verbrechers ›Khamenei‹ nährt… Schade nur, wenn er ohne ein Gerichtstribunal stirbt.«
Mit bestem Dank an Nasrin Amirsedghi für die Übersetzung!