But, the Truth Must Be Told and Expectations Must Be Set Right
Why do the Khomeinist mullahs keep persistently promising the Shiites that al-Imam al-Mahdi is soon to reappear?
The turbaned clergymen are basically calling upon the disenchanted mobs in Iran and other countries to be even more patient, and assuring their burdened subjects that final relief is soon to come.
Obviously, numerous Shiites are quite unhappy with the direction and situation under Khomeinist mullah rule; thus, the Shiite populace, especially in Iran, are constantly reminded that the efforts of the Khomeinist regime are directed mainly towards the higher goal of paving the way for The Awaited al-Mahdi to reappear, for it is only then that the quality of the Shiites' lives is to significantly improve and unlimited riches and spoils of war are to be enjoyed, under the direct rule of al-Imam al-Mahdi.
Of course, all of this is to happen after the Twelfth Infallible Imam conquers the world and defeats all non-Shiites, in very bloody final wars.
Indeed, setting the expectations right is not a crime, but misleading mankind is not honorable.