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'Regime change is in the air': US establishment seeks to capitalize on Iranian protests… again

The protests in Iran that followed Tehran’s admission of its role in the downing of the Ukrainian passenger jet were met with an outpouring of support from Washington. But is it about Iranians, or regime change?

US officials and establishment figures certainly spared no effort as they went out of their way to show how much they supposedly admire the ‘courage’ of Iranians who took to the streets to vent their anger at the fact that a Ukrainian passenger jet, with many Iranians on board, was mistakenly shot down by Iran’s military – something Tehran admitted of its own volition before the results of the crash investigation were made public.

However, Washington apparently decided that this tragedy, which took the lives of 176 people, is a good enough reason to remind Iranians – who are already consumed by grief – just how much they are ‘suffering’ at the hands of a supposedly ‘oppressive’ regime that, by sheer coincidence, turns out to be America’s arch-rival in the region.

President Donald Trump spent the last couple of days tweeting compliments to the protesters and warnings to Tehran, both in English and in Farsi. On Sunday he demanded that Tehran “stop the killing of your great Iranian people.” There are no reports of deaths during the protests over the plane downing, even though law enforcement had to deploy tear gas and water cannons against an agitated crowd on several occasions.

Pentagon Chief Mark Esper, meanwhile, hinted at how Washington really views the protests sparked by the downing of the Ukrainian jet. “You can see the Iranian people are standing up and asserting their rights, their aspirations for a better government — a different regime,” he told CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’.

Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton – a notorious American arch-hawk and a big fan of the idea of launching a war against Iran – was much blunter in his words, openly stating that “regime change is in the air” and “the people of Iran can see it.”

https://www.rt.com/news/478082-us-establishment-support-iran-protests/

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Olivia Kroth
January 13, 2020

And not only the US, the UK is mixed up in it, too.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
January 13, 2020

PRESS TV: Iran summons British ambassador over ‘unconventional behavior,’ attending ‘illegal’ rally – Sunday, 12 January 2020 Iran has summoned the British ambassador to protest his “unconventional behavior and attendance at illegal rallies” in Tehran held days after the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane near the Iranian capital. The deputy foreign minister and director general for the European affairs of the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Robert Macaire on Sunday. During the meeting, Macaire was reminded that the presence of foreign ambassadors in unlawful gatherings goes against their responsibilities as a political representative of their country and it violates… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
January 13, 2020

PRESS TV:

Iranian protesters in Tehran call for expulsion of UK ambassador –

Sunday, 12 January 2020

The demonstrators on Sunday, which included a large number of university students as well as students from religious seminaries, called for the expulsion of Ambassador Rob Macaire.

Macaire was briefly detained during a protest in front of Amir Kabir University in downtown Tehran on Saturday when he was organizing and provoking people angry at the government’s handling of the aftermaths of a plane crash earlier this week.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/01/12/616018/Iranian-protesters-UK-embassy-Rob-Macaire

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
January 13, 2020

Why I’m not surprised? The Empire’s poodles + lackeys can’t resist in ‘preaching’ their phony subversive corrupt [fake]Democrazy/Regime-Change/Color-Revolution Gospel.

cudwieser
cudwieser
January 13, 2020

As hackneyed and clichéd as the expression is, but you get the government you elect. Iran has the government the Iranians want as the US has theirs. I agree with Iran’s want of a regime change if that is what they truly want, but what I fear a loathe is the US’s insistence upon it. Whether we agree or disagree a person has a right to decide their path in life and the least we can do is not oppose them, but unfortunately such freedom to choose is also a freedom to be denied and this is something we need… Read more »

Magic Man In the Sky
Magic Man In the Sky
January 13, 2020

I cannot get over how arrogantly overt the Jewish subversion of America has become.

(Apparently they are now pushing for a US/Israel mutual defense pact which would oblige America to come to the aid of Israel if attacked, even in the event of hostile Israeli adventurism).

peter mcloughlin
January 13, 2020

Regime change in Tehran would have serious repercussions for the region – and the world. It could bring Washington into direct confrontation with Moscow and Beijing. These countries also have legitimate, vital interests at stake. A clash between the US and a Sino-Russian alliance will be a world war.
https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

TravelAbout
TravelAbout
January 13, 2020

From the exact same playbook as the US in HK. I’m convinced that all countries that are NOT vassals of the US should close all their US, UK, Canadian, Australian & NZ embassies and conduct business strictly via video with those countries.

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
Reply to  TravelAbout
January 13, 2020

The US + Five-Eyes Serfs and NATO-Mafia Serfs as well.

TravelAbout
TravelAbout
Reply to  Brokenspine66
January 13, 2020

In this day and age there’s no reason why this business can’t be conducted via secure video. Yes it’s certainly better to have the human contact aspect to foster better relationships but in the case of those nations I noted above why bother?

AM Hants
AM Hants
January 14, 2020

The Daily Mail are throwing as much as they can into the mix, hoping we have forgotten the lies of Blair and the Media, when they begged to invade Iraq. ‘We will invade 7 nations in 5 years, ending in Iran’ – General Wesley Clark now Atlantic Council Member.

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