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Editorial

Fortunately, the Helicopter Crashed Due to ‘Technical Failure’

Initially, the news of the helicopter crash involving Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi caused international turmoil.

What really happened? How credible was the information from Iranian state television that the helicopter made a ‘rough landing’, that there was heavy fog in the area, and that it later crashed due to ‘technical failure’? If the President’s helicopter isn’t safe, then what is? And what does this say about the overall state of the armed forces, and more generally, about the situation in Iran?

In the end, it appears that indeed this was the reason for the death of the President, the Foreign Minister, and other senior Iranian officials. Technical failure. Fortunately…
Everyone’s nerves are now on edge, however. One bad thing follows another.

The world has entered a period reminiscent of the worst times of the past.

Dmitry Medvedev, former president of Russia, insists that we are on the brink of World War III. He says that the man who attempted to assassinate Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico is reminiscent of Gavrilo Princip, the assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, which led to World War I.

If you add to this the near war between Iran and Israel, the war in Ukraine, and the Israel-Hamas war, as well as the decision by the International Criminal Court in The Hague calling for the arrest of Benjamin Netanyahu and Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas – which, while lacking practical power, has moral value – then it’s reasonable that we are all on edge.

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