Iran’s supreme leader has been enjoying himself lately on X, Elon Musk’s social media platform.

In one post, he delighted at pro-Palestinian protests on U.S. campuses; in another, it was someone waving the flag of Hezbollah, his proxy militia in Lebanon. Here was proof, said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that even in the Great Satan itself the world is waking to the evils of America and Israel, and backing his "resistance” movement against oppression.

Khamenei’s gloating is understandable; he’s surely right about the damage that the war is causing to the international reputations of the U.S. and Israel. But his hypocrisy is mind-melting. One of the great ironies of the war in Gaza is that it has given a free pass for repression to one of the world’s ugliest regimes — Khamenei’s.