Author, Pajamas Media contributor, and analyst Michael Ledeen was interviewed by ADN Kronos in ITaly while on a promotional tour for his new book The War Against the Terror Masters.
Michael and Barbara Ledeen in March at the Secular Islam Summit.
ADN Kronos reported:
“You just need to mass a million people in front of the buildings of Tehran’s government to make the regime topple,” according to Michael Ledeen, an historian and political analyst at the Washington-based neoconservative think tank American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. The problem is finding someone who can lead a new ‘grassroots revolution’ in modern Iran, Ledeen noted in an interview Friday with Adnkronos International (AKI). Nevertheless, Ledeen said he believes the problem is not if, but when and how the system in place since the 1979 Islamic revolution will fall.
Speaking from Rome, where he is presenting the Italian edition of his book The war against the terror masters, Ledeen said the issue is quite relevant considering the international crisis over the nuclear programme Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is threatening to pursue, defying the international community which fears it is aimed at building nuclear weapons.
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Though Iran is “the greatest enemy of the western world” according to the analyst, “Nobody does anything, all Western leaders talk about dialogue” with Tehran.
“But Iran has been waging a war against us for the past 28 years and we must stop talking about it as if we could just solve the issue like that,” said Ledeen. “Tehran’s leaders have pledged they will destroy us,” he added, stressing that the danger is getting greater as time goes by.