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 Khameneiâ€™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, itâ€™s always smart to apply the Reagan Caution: Trust, but verify. Iâ€™m doing my best.
The obvious question – how can anyone tell a comatose state from his natural state? More importantly, who will threaten us with death now? Stupid question, as the queue stretches from Tehran all the way to some of the more dank corners of the White House.