Makhmalbaf: Secrets of Khamenei's life - part 3 - His wealth
homylafayette / homylafayette
01-Jan-2010 (2 comments)

The Secrets of Khamenei's Life - Part 3

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I compiled this text which is based on information relayed to me by former staff members of the Leader's Household and the Intelligence Ministry who have escaped abroad.

Khamenei's residences
[Islamic Republic founder Ruhollah] Khomeini's residence in Jamaran (NB Neighborhood in northern Tehran) was 200 square meters. Khamenei's main residence on Pasteur Street measures 1,200 square meters. (This 1,200-square-meter residence is the only one that everyone knows about).

Khomeini only lived in a small house in Ghom and the Jamaran prayer complex, but Khamenei uses all of the Shah's palaces (NB Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, deposed in the Islamic Revolution of 1979) which have not been turned into museums, and has even added to them.

Nevertheless, Iranian children still read in their schoolbooks that the Shah's teaspoons were made of gold and that the revolution took place because of his aristocratic manners.

A 5,000-square-meter anti-nuclear protective bunker has been built under Khamenei's Pasteur Street residence, at a depth of 60 meters. The elevator alone cost $5 million. A protective bunker has also been built under the Vakil Abad Palace in Mashhad. But these bunkers cannot prevent a revolution. If a revolution occurs in Iran, Khamenei will escape to Syria, otherwise to Russia.

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Secrets revealed

by homylafayette on

I've translated and posted part 3 of Makhmalbaf's fascinating report on Khamenei.

This part covers Khamenei's wealth.



Opposition must use this to regime's working class support

by FG on

Tens of thousands of DVDs should be copied and circulated--sliding them under doors if night if necessary.  It would be even better if BBC, PBS or "60 Minutes" did a special on it.

Imagine the possible slogans:

"Islamic rule made Khamenei a billionaire"

"While you go payless, Khamenei's is now worth $37 billion." 

 "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

 "Khamenei has $37 billion.  What have you got?"