American realpolitik has led it to deal with immoral and illegitimate regimes.
Wilful non-participation of an election is only an offence to illegitimate regimes.
In 2007 he criticized the state of politics, calling the regime illegitimate, and saying that Egypt is "a suffering society with no way to express itself."
In so doing, they are paying money straight into the hands of Gbagbo, in Outtara's words, "financing the illegitimate regime".
What constitutes an illegitimate regime and what types of violence and war are acceptable against such a state are subjects of debate.
Terrorists thrive in failing, stagnant, weak states with illegitimate regimes - not countries on the rise.
Let's not forget: they are supporting an illegitimate regime that does not have a mandate form the people; they are supporters of a dictatorship!
If the West remained strong, he believed, the illegitimate East German regime would eventually collapse.
They propose that debts incurred by all illegitimate, repressive regimes should be made nontransferable to successor governments.
I mean, you've already said this is an illegitimate regime, so where does it get its legitimacy to provide support to anybody?