The somber group of men sat in a large room.

It rested far belowground, accessed by only a single elevator.

The chamber had been built secretly during the Ahmadinejad regime

under the guise of renovating the building squatting over it.

The plan was to use this “super-bunker” as a refuge

during a feared nuclear attack by America and its allies.

This facility was not for the top leaders of Iran.

It was intended to protect senior bureaucrats in the government.

Even in the context of Armageddon there must be order.

Order must be preserved to safeguard the Revolution’s far-reaching ideals.


Paraphrases from the novel Saving Faith by David Baldacci.