Regime change

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Hearing rumors etc. from the intelligence community that fall right in line with this: namely, that Trump is being paid off to invade Iran at the behest of the Saudis. And once again, it is all about the oil:

As the White House formulates its official policy on Iran, senior officials and key allies of President Donald Trump are calling for the new administration to take steps to topple Tehran’s militant clerical government.

Supporters of dislodging Iran’s iron-fisted clerical leadership say it’s the only way to halt Tehran’s dangerous behavior, from its pursuit of nuclear weapons to its sponsorship of terrorism. Critics say that political meddling in Iran, where memories of a 1953 CIA-backed coup remain vivid, risks a popular backlash that would only empower hard-liners.

That’s why President Barack Obama assured Iranians, in a 2013 speech at the United Nations, that “we are not seeking regime change.”

But influential Iran hawks want to change that under Trump.

“The policy of the United States should be regime change in Iran,” said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who speaks regularly with White House officials about foreign policy. “I don’t see how anyone can say America can be safe as long as you have in power a theocratic despotism,” he added.

Cotton advocated a combination of economic, diplomatic and covert actions to pressure Tehran’s government and “support internal domestic dissent” in the country. He noted that Iran has numerous minority ethnic groups, including Arabs, Turkmen and Balochs who “aren’t enthusiastic about living in a Persian Shiite despotism.”

What could go wrong?


4 Responses to Regime change

  1. Imhotep June 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm #

    If we attack Iran then we should all drop to our knees and pray.

    Because nobody here or anywhere else will escape that attack with a life worth living.

  2. Doug in Oakland June 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    Iran has twice the population and three times the area as Iraq, and our little Iraq thing turned out so well after all… Add to the potential chaos an attack would unleash in the region already in chaos from our last attack, our military hasn’t fought a stand-up war against a state army since Vietnam, and how did that one turn out?
    But hey, president four-year-old’s poll numbers might go up and the Russia investigation would be knocked off of the front page for a while…

  3. Izquierdo June 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

    Stop kvetching, all you nervous nellies — ambassador plenipotentiary Jared Kushner is on the job.
    In a week — two weeks, tops — he will have brought peace to the Middle East.
    Just give the kid a fair chance, and after that he’ll end the opioid epidemic and solve healthcare. All this before labor day!

  4. Imhotep June 27, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

    Kushner was chased out of the Middle East by the Palestinians. Which is why there’s no news about what he’s up to.

    It turns out that Kushner was nothing more than an errand boy for Netanyahu.

    Kushner presented a list of demands from Netanyahu to the Palestinian as his “peace plan.”
    After everybody had a good laugh, then the Palestinians asked Kushner to please leave and come back once they allow him to wear his big boy pants.

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