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Report: Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Said to Be in Coma

In a coma?

A woman holds a picture of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei while attending an anti-Israel demonstration after Friday prayers in Tehran October 9, 2009. (REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl)

Iranian expert Michael Ledeen reported this today:

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.

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