REVOLUTIONARY DISINTEGRATION

THE NEW U.S. EMBARGO MAY HURT, BUT THE GREATEST DANGER TO THE MULLAHS IS FROM THEIR OWN PEOPLE

How potent is Iran's variety of militant political Islam? To Bill Clinton and Warren Christopher, it is one of the most dangerous forces on earth. But listen to what an Iranian housewife named Hafezeh has to say. Earlier this month, just before the sixth anniversary of the death of Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini, she sat on a carpet inside his gold-domed mausoleum. Under her loosely draped chador she wore blue jeans and a bright turquoise blouse.

"I was 16 when I joined the Revolutionary Guards [in 1979]," she said. "I used to go out in the patrol car with the sisters [female...

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