Meet the Kurdish guerrillas who want to topple the Tehran regime.

Notes from different corners of the world.
June 12 2006 2:12 PM

Iran Bombs Iraq

Meet the Kurdish guerrillas who want to topple the Tehran regime.

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The Iranian Kurds in Qandil are eager to do the same against Ahmadinejad and the ayatollahs in Tehran—first by working with other Sunni minorities to destabilize the central government's hold on Kurdish areas, then by waiting for Washington to come in and help it make Kurdish autonomy official. "Ahmadinejad waits for Imam-e Zaman," says Warya, referring to the quasi-messianic "hidden" imam whose return Twelver Shiites await as a day of righteous vindication. "Kurdish people say Imam-e Zaman is George W. Bush."

Graeme Wood is a writer in Sukhumi, Abkhazia.