ALL THIS WORLD WAR 3 TALK IS NOT FUNNY, TRUMP , IRAN and co.
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All these Millenials and sub Millenials have been annoying me lately. Social Media has been agog this past few days with this World War 3 frenzy like it was some new Movie coming out in the cinemas. Im not one to spoil peoples fun, but seriously how is it that these days we find it easy to poke fun at everything no matter how serious it is.
Since when did War in any guise evoke anything near fun or pleasure. Please tell me? And before you say but its Harmless fun, take a few minutes on Youtube and watch the aftermath of the people whose lives have been destroyed by war and then lets have a conversation.
Its grim stuff, No place is safe during a World war. Every where is a Target. They bring the fight right to your doorsteps. International travel becomes like a suicide mission as your plane no matter where in the world can be shot down with no explanations given. who wants that? But wait before we trudge to far ahead of ourselves, how did we get to this point? where did all the World War 3 thing start?
US president Donald Trump
Donald Trump ordered an air strike that killed Qaseem Soleimani head of Iran’s Quds Force, at Baghdad International Airport, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces. At least six people were killed in the strike, an Iraqi security source told CNN on condition of anonymity. This marked a major escalation in regional tensions that have pitted Tehran against Washington and its allies in the Middle East. President Trump on Friday said he ordered the death of Soleimani, one of Iran’s most powerful men, to stop a war not to start one as tensions between the two nations were already heating up. Trump said Soleimani was plotting “imminent and sinister attacks” on Americans.The Pentagon blamed Soleimani and Iran-backed Iraqi militias for recent assaults on coalition bases in Iraq, including a December 27th strike that killed an American civilian contractor and wounded several US and Iraqi military personnel. After retaliatory US airstrikes against the militias last month, hundreds of protesters stormed the US Embassy compound in Baghdad on December 31, an attack the US blamed on Soleimani.
Abu Mahdi and Qassem Soleimani killed by US air strikes
After the embassy attack, the US sent to the Middle East 750 troops from the Immediate Response Force of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Soleimani was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and became the architect of Tehran’s proxy conflicts in the Middle East. The Pentagon blamed Soleimani for hundreds of deaths of Americans and their allies over the years.
This is the backdrop that has led to threats and counter threats from the US and Iran.
During Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani’s visit with Soleimani’s family Saturday, Soleimani’s daughter asked him: “Who will take revenge for my father?””Everyone will take revenge,” he replied, in video aired by Iranian state television.
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has vowed “harsh revenge,” according to a statement on his official website.