Trump Endorses Regime Change In Iran

The Hill reports:

President Trump on Tuesday said the Iranian people are “finally” taking action against the country’s “brutal and corrupt” rule, again warning its leaders that “the U.S. is watching.”

The Trump administration has publicly said it supports peaceful protesters demonstrating against the Iranian government. In a New Year’s Day tweet, Trump said it is “time for change” in Iran, arguing the country’s “people have been repressed for many years.”

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    Funny how he is supporting Iranian protesters, but at his own campaign events, longed for the days when they ‘would be carried out on a stretcher’.

  • Frostbite

    I’d like to see him try and find Iran on a map.

    • DonnaLee

      ^^THIS!^^

    • Scott MB

      I want him to try to find the US on a map.

    • carlstrauser

      I initially read this as: “I’d like to see him fry” not “try”.

      My brain has its own agenda.

  • hdtex

    I wish Obama would relent and let Trump suck his dick once and for all……… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a095ad74c9e243670d4a0c79eaf4fea31d0c8cacff917ec43bd5420955b2fe0e.jpg

    • Michael White

      I don’t think I want that mouth around my dick.

    • McSwagg

      We know that’s a lie because if Obama really did it, dRumpf would be trying to erase it.

  • jeffg166

    Iran is a case of pissing off the majority of the population long enough. It should be a cautionary tale for him. Watch out what you wish for Donnie.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Be careful of what you wish for, you may get it.

    Regime change isn’t pretty, eg Iraq and Libya, it can have consequences that you don’t foresee. While I’d be very happy if they got rid of their fundamentalist religious government, I also know that what follows will not be a ‘good’ thing.

  • Todd20036

    Why do I see similarities between the Iranian government and our present one?

    • Authoritarians and religious fanatics? Nah, I don’t see anything. >.>

      • Kate

        Bush, Obama, Trump? Yeah, the US has a bit of an authoritarian streak going.

        The US was set up to make governing hard. People keep directing their States to vote for people to change the status quo, which means fighting congress and executive ordering things done.

        If we want to change that, we need to change the system. Eliminate first-past-the-post, and we can start to have third parties. Third parties means coalitions.

        Until then, we have a system that encourages the parties to be extreme, and to try to radically change everything when they happen to get the presidency and congress.

        The left should be glad they got Donald Trump (even if they aren’t). Of all the candidates, he agreed the least with the Republicans, which is why he has a hard time getting bills passed that he wants to. If Ted Cruz were elected, a lot more would have passed by now, and he had the connections to make things happen. Trump can pretty much only hire people from industry, since career politicians don’t want to be seen aligning themselves with him.

        Given the stupid (and arguably illegal) shit Hillary pulled, she wasn’t going to get elected no matter what happened. The left really should be happy that the guy who won wants things (restrictions to immigration, trade wars, increased wages, etc.) that the Republicans don’t.

        • FAEN

          Vichy Kate is that you????

          • PeedeResistance

            Sarah, though clearly intelligent and well-intentioned, must be relatively new–no oldsters on this board would ever feed Katya/Vichy Kate 🙂

          • Ah, my bad. No, I’ve been around here a while, but hadn’t seen that poster. I’ll keep that in mind in the future, then. Thanks!

          • FAEN

            Vichy Kate is a lesbian(so she says)that voted for the man that wants to eliminate us from the planet. She’s an apologist for BLOTUS and will continue to apologize for him even as she was being dragged away to a camp.

            Yes I’m being a little dramatic but that is very much who she is.

          • Kate

            That the best you have? How original.

          • FAEN

            If the nazism fits…

          • Kate

            Would you really rather have a Republican President with experience and allies in Congress?

            One thing that Democrats and Republican senators agree on – they don’t like Trump’s anti-free trade, anti-mass immigration agenda.

          • “Good news, Sarah! We’re gonna break only one of your legs. Left or right, you get to choose!”

            All seriousness aside, I agree that Cruz (or whoever) wouldn’t be any better than Trump, but that’s not exactly a high bar to clear. Also, that the GOP has spent more time fighting each other than the usual folks they go after (poor, minorities, women, etc) is better than them actually going after such groups.

            That said, it doesn’t make me glad Trump is in office, because he still enables the GOP to do almost whatever they want, like put crazies on the SCOTUS, etc. So yeah, still worried. Ideally, the whole lot would of them be gone. As an optimist, I get the whole ‘glass half full’ thing you’re going for, but the damage we’re gonna suffer before this is all over is still pretty real. I’d personally kinda prefer to focus more on that rather than something hypothetical (unless something happens, and we actually get President Pence, in which case, I’ll burn that bridge when we come to it).

      • JaniceInToronto

        Yep. Pretty much like the current state of affairs in the U.S.

    • JCF

      Because you can imagine Mike Pence w/ a long beard.

      ““The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and
      from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was
      impossible to say which was which.” George Orwell, Animal Farm.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Because our government and our military are full of Dominionists. Just look at the Jerusalem edict last month. Typical of their plan to bring on the “end of days.”

      • chris james

        No End of Days on my agenda. Jesus came here once, he left and isn’t coming back. When you are dead you rot….there is no afterlife. Humans are so delusional.

        • Joseph Miceli

          At the risk of sounding like a hypocrite…Amen!

    • Kate

      Because both use the force of law to selectively enforce repressive, compulsory legal systems on individuals, using the power of the state to compel behaviour under penalty?

      Or perhaps because both permit individuals to suppress freedom of speech in the interest of “protecting” societal norms and moralities, often with the tacit approval of the government because the ends justify the means?

      “Punch a nazi” is the left-wing version of “assault a woman who uncovers her face” – both involve attacking people who violate norms and do things others don’t like, under the guise of “ends justifies the means”.

      There’s not much difference between a society that forces people to engage in behaviour they find detestable at work, and one that forces people to engage in behaviour they find detestable in public. Both are morality police, saying “this kind of behaviour is unacceptable for individuals”. Both enshrine disparate treatment into law or policy – one with special rights for men, the other with special rights for women, minorities (even when they are the majority). Both enshrine special treatment for religion, with (potentally rather severe) penalties for violating them.

  • JT

    Trump Endorses Regime Change

    Yeah. Some regimes should never have started.

    • Kate

      Certainly, but at least in the US, we were able to get Obama out after 8 years. Imagine if we didn’t have term limits.

      • JT

        So, you’re ignorant as well as stupid.

        • Kate

          I’m pro-worker. Globalism has been horrible for the working class, and unions can’t do jack shit when the factory is closed and moved to Mexico.

          Between Bill NAFTA/DOMA Clinton, “Cash for bombs” Dubya, and Obama’s globalism and war on wage earners, term limits have been very useful for the US.

          The last thing the country needs is a president who has had 8 years to amass power and influence getting to push their agendas. The presidents that the States have been electing for most of my life have been horrible. Trump is simply the “least bad” option, and if out of 330 million people we can only come up with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, we have a problem.

          Trump is unqualified (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing in a president), and too old. He’s a liar and an egomaniac. Hillary is corrupt as shit, too frail for the job, and has a personality that belongs nowhere near any position of power. Both are in it for themselves – Trump for the ego stroking, and her for the power, money, and benefit to the Clinton powerbase.

          Unfortunately, the qualifications to actually get elected president are very different from the qualifications to actually be a good one. Anyone honest enough for the job isn’t honest enough to get it.

          • JT

            You’ve added more claptrap to your patter.

      • jmax

        He was ineligible to run again, so no one got him out, you ninnyhammer.

        • Kate

          The US implemented term limits to get presidents out after two terms. The law worked as intended, which has worked out well recently, particularly given the advantages incumbents have.

          Two terms of Bill and Obama were too many.

          • prixator

            But, two terms of Ronnie and Lil Bush were just fine and dandy?

            “Pro-worker”? Yeah, right.

          • Kate

            Regan was elected before I was born, so I’m not going to comment on his presidency. I wasn’t a fan of the Bush presidency, either – I was rather disappointed when Bush won.

            It was Bill, however, that fucked over my marriage. Obama was the guy who bankrupted my company and lost my family insurance.

  • Rex

    I’d like to see Americans act on the corrupt Trump regime.

  • Nychta

    No support from Trump for protesters at his inauguration? A number of them – including medics – were rounded up en masse and charged with felonies.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-inauguration-protesters-not-guilty_us_5a37e6c2e4b040881becafe2

  • Gustav2

    There was a reason Obama only helped get the Iranian Green Movement’s internet access up and did not say anything publicly in 2009. Just a small, small thing, the history of the US’s decades long ham handed interference. While Iranians generally love Americans, they still hate our government.

    • Kate

      Well, gee, when you have the US tampering in foreign affairs all the time, to the point that you have Senator Hillary Clinton remarking that they shouldn’t encourage countries to have elections if they can’t rig them, it’s not surprising the rest of the world has a bad attitude towards the US government.

      “I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake,” said Sen. Clinton. “And if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win.”

      Apparently, it’s perfectly reasonable to rig foreign elections when you’re a superpower.

      • Gustav2

        We did more than rig an election in Iran. We removed an elected government and replaced it with the Shah.

        • Ninja0980

          And they still resent us for that and rightfully so.

        • Kate

          One of the many problems with taking a globalist attitude in general. Government policy starts being set based on corporate and foreign interests, and the Citizens suffer.

  • Mike

    Alan Dershowitz, grab your pom-poms and lead another cheer for your hero Trump, he’s antagonizing Iran again.

  • Michael White

    The United States of America needs a regime change. November 2018 is the start.

    • McSwagg

      I’m hoping for Mueller Time before November.

  • Thorn Spike

    What’s this about lining one’s “pockets” with taxpayer dollars?

    • BobSF_94117

      Hy’s lying, of course. The U.S. returned Iran’s money to Iran.

  • netxtown

    donnie – you should shut your mouth and go golfing. If the american people initiated regime change here, their very first targets would be anything with your name plastered on it.

    think about it dumbass. go golf and let the adults handle the international stuff.

    • Kate

      “their very first targets would be anything with your name plastered on it.”

      Hardly. Trump has much higher support in the military, and the people with guns (in other words, the people actually able to enact or oppose regime change), and the people with food, are the ones who most support him.

      Look at what happened with Antifa – they started getting violent and using pepper spray, and it worked right up until their victims started fighting back. After that, they started running away.

      https://m.imgur.com/PuaaJmE

      • netxtown

        I don’t know. Under the UCMJ there are provisions to disobey even a direct order when that order is illegal (killing civilians, theft, etc) And while I do believe the majority of the military is about protecting our country and our constitution – I don’t feel that most support servicing a dictator.

        • Kate

          Oh, certainly – there are plenty of orders Trump could give that they wouldn’t follow. I don’t see him issuing them, though. He’s not particularly a military genius – so far his approach seems to be letting Mad Dog Mattis have his way (which has been working).

          It would be nice if he didn’t start a war with North Korea, though.

    • boatboy_srq

      Which adults are those? Not like Lord Dampnut’s cabinet has many capable or qualified individuals (if the goal is anything but total destruction of the US).

  • Tawreos

    Why do I get the feeling he is watching for tips on how to deal with protesters and for any signs he can make his presidency into a dictatorship?

    • Joseph Miceli

      You’ll know for sure when he has the editorial board of the Times jailed for libel.

  • Halou

    Until Putin calls and tells him to stop.
    This is North Korea all over again.

    Also, Trump cares about human rights now??

    • -M-

      1) Yes.

      2) No. He just says stuff. This is stuff.

  • whollyfool

    “The US is watching.”

    Really? 🙁

    • Halou

      The US is watching… Binge watching Fox for hours on end. And yes, Dearest Dotard does seem to equate himself with the whole of the US and confuses his opinions for those of everyone, so when he watches something he thinks all of America is on it too.

      • whollyfool

        It just reminds me of the whole “we’re tanking names”thing at the UN 🙁

  • Steve

    I was going to phrase this as “What makes him think…”. The answer would be because someone on Faux news said so.
    That said, regime change does not mean it will be a positive for the US. It could be the same as the current regime. It could be more hostile to the US. It could be a democratic regime, which would still be Muslim. It could also be total chaos with government collapse and civil war.
    Total chaos is a most likely choice. Civil wars tend to cause that. Total chaos would also ensue with a major government crackdown. Regardless, none of this is good for business. It could also lead to more unrest in the region.

    • JaniceInToronto

      Kindly keep your revolution away from your northern border.
      We have a nice country here and really don’t need any U.S. made bomb craters anywhere.

      Thanks, eh?

  • Uncle Mark

    “All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their “pockets.”

    The Liar & Thief would have probably illegally stolen the frozen Iranian assets, instead of returning it, and then brag about it. (Just think of all the other countries having 2nd thoughts about investing in the US after that.) Wasn’t this the same mental defective, who boasted that if he were president, he would send troops to seize the Iranian oil fields along the Persian Gulf? (Still thinking of doing that, asshole, despite Putin having a limited alliance and trade agreements with Iran? Iran & Syria are drinking buddies with Putin)

  • DaveMiller135

    International diplomacy by Twit. Sorry, Tweet. Tweet.

    • -M-

      By a twit’s tweet.

  • Bluto

    We’ve meddled in Iranian politics for far too long & the current shit show is a direct result of our interference. Shut up dotard & no, you cannot have a jewel encrusted throne.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95fcd5397e31f14548eab6e9dfc663c188f46f9e5343699363603c9c7aa70192.jpg

  • FAEN

    Because it worked so well for us the first time.

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  • Ninja0980

    Congrats Trump.
    You and others just gave a big boost to the people in power in Iran, who can now point to the protesters as a U.S. plot to overthrow them.
    Nice job!

  • chris james

    When is Iran going to endorse a regime change in the US? How much longer do we have to put up with this moron in the White House?

    • AdamTh

      “…. this FUCKING moron…” as he is known in some of the highest circles

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    Oh lord, here we go again. I am calling it now. Trump is trying to start a war with someone, anyone to distract from Mullier’s ongoing investigation. The Right especally the NeoCons have a hard on to take out Iran. Dubya would have, but Iraq turned into such a massive Clusterfuck, he had to postpone it. Now Dipshit Donny will finish the job and really fuck up the Middle East more than he has already.

    • Steve Smith

      As Iran is a very close ally of Russia, the job may be harder than you think. Iran has still to recover from the sanctions imposed on it for daring to oppose US Middle East policy and overthrowing a puppet dictatorship, but when you consider the screw-up in Iraq, and the fact that after 16 years of the war in Afghanistan the US not only hasn’t “won”, but has no idea of what it is it is trying to “win”, then I expect Iran to use some very, very dirty tricks indeed should the USA try a war. After all, they’ve been expecting some sort of action now for over 30 years.
      Maybe just let things develop naturally there, because a Shia majority country isn’t ever going to lie down and be told what to do by a Saudi ally and supporter of Israel.

      • Alexander Stallwitz

        Intresting, didnt know that. Then i take it back, dipshit Donny will never mess with his real lord and master Putin. I guess it will be either North Korea or Yemen then

  • billbear1961

    And every American citizen LOYAL to the Republic, to the Constitution, to the rule of law, to the truth and human DECENCY, endorses regime change HERE, you filthy, thieving, hate-mongering predator and LIAR!!

  • Steve Smith

    So that’s Iran and Pakistan insulted in just two days. Good going. An alliance of middle-eastern states insulted by the Great Orange Moron should make a formidable enemy should the aforementioned G.O.M. try to start something.

  • andrew

    Among Trump’s other personality and psychological problems, he has an extremely unhealthy obsession with Obama.

    • stevenj

      “Unhealthy obsession” with Obama = overt racism.

  • JWC

    I wonder how Donny will feel about peaceful demonstration againsy him in the US

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • anne marie in philly

    howsabout a regime change in the USA, dump? FUCK YOU AND YOUR SHIT!

  • PlutoAnimus

    As usual, he does the worst possible thing.

    The regime is blaming the protests on ‘enemies.’ Now they can say Trump is secretly fomenting and financing them, along with the Saudis.

    And then comes the clampdown.

  • WombspaceOxygenator

    there should be a regime change in Iran!!! The Mullahs are gassing people, making lampshades out of their skin. Six Million Innocent Iranians have been killed in the last week alone. We need to take action!!!!

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      If that was the case, then I believe Trump would be talking about “very fine people on both sides.” Just a guess.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I endorse regime change in the USA. Hurry, Mueller.

  • PeedeResistance

    Aaand just in time for the new year, the return of VICHY KATE/KATYA–just when you thought Troll-B-Gon’s new and improved spray had finally worked!
    Please ignore or block trollettes like Vichy Kate. Feeding only gives them vain hope…

  • twb6yz

    Wasn’t the money Obams “gave” them actually theirs already and tequired by the court?

    • -M-

      Yes. At least theirs insomuch as they are the Iranian government. And returned per a ruling by a court of arbitration that settled a long list of mutual complaints between the U.S. and Iran.

  • infmom

    And in other news, the rest of the world waits for regime change in the USA.

  • Jim Maloney

    The idiot speaketh.