Iran finally admitted they shot down the Jet. Why would anyone ever believe them?
I think you've hit the nail on the head with your comment about the Iranian people.
Iran's rogue regime can only be dislodged permanently by a popular uprising, with a little help with Uncle Sam's financial clout.
The problem is that this process can be a protracted affair and who knows what will happen in the interim period.
One thing's for sure, Israel will never let Iran complete its nuclear bomb programme and this is a probable reason for Trump's determination to stop Iran from doing so before Israel picks up the gauntlet.