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If Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Is Dead, That Could Push The Middle East To The Brink...

•, By Michael

Did we just witness a moment that will permanently alter history?  

As I write this article, the entire world is waiting for confirmation that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is either dead or alive.  If it turns out that he is dead, that will be really bad news, because that could push the Middle East to the brink of all-out war.  No matter what actually happened, there is no way that you are going to be able to convince Iranian leaders that the U.S. and Israel were not responsible for bringing that helicopter down.  So let us hope that Raisi survives, because if he doesn't the Iranians will be overwhelmed with emotion and will begin planning how to avenge the death of their president.

Ultimately, this could have just been a tragic accident.  Flying a very old helicopter while there is "heavy fog" in a very remote area surrounded by high mountains is never a good idea, and shortly after the helicopter went down it was being reported that "information coming from the crash site is very concerning"…

The lives of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister were feared to be in jeopardy after their helicopter crashed Sunday in heavy fog in a mountainous area following a visit to the country's northwest border, prompting a massive search and rescue effort.

"We are still hopeful, but information coming from the crash site is very concerning," an official who spoke on condition of anonymity told Reuters.

There were three helicopters that were traveling in a convoy, and several of Iran's highest ranking officials were all traveling inside one of them

The helicopter was one of a convoy of three and foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, Friday prayer Imam Seyyed Mohammad-Ali Al-Hashem and other high-ranking officials were also reportedly on the helicopter with the president.