Conflict Between the United States and Iran Escalates

Qasem Soleimani,  Iranian major general.

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Qasem Soleimani, Iranian major general.

Leo Humphrey, Staff Writer

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After the glorious end of 2019 and the hopeful beginning of a new decade, people were hoping for change and real progress to come to America.

Unfortunately, the dreams of Americans fell short thanks to our President. On Jan. 2, Donald J. Trump ordered a military bomb strike on the second most important person in Iran, the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Trump did this without Congress’ permission and decided on a whim to attack a political and militant figure.
The Republicans’ excuse is that Soleimani was a terrorist and, although that may be true in some ways, he’s a very important person held in high regard by the Iranian government. The prime minister of Iran said that they will “swear revenge” on America. After the news came out, talk of WWIII became a common conversation. The hashtag #WW3 was trending on Twitter in seconds and memes created by the youth about the return of the draft were also trending on other social media outlets.

 The Democratic party was furious that our president would do such a reckless thing, but somehow the Republicans still support the man who may have nearly just started a major war. Many are saying that a war with Iran would be short lived because of America’s military power, but they couldn’t be more farther from wrong. Iran has big allies such as Russia and China. China wouldn’t be too big a problem if Trump hadn’t cut trade funding with them. Trump has done this to take attention away from the impeachment case, which has already started to drift out of people’s minds. 

Not only is this not fair for the justice that is in order, but according to MSNBC and others it’s totally hypocritical because Trump in 2011 made the claim that President Barack Obama was going to start a war with Iran to get re-elected and citizens find this hilarious and annoying, but fast forward to Jan. 9.  Iran has bombed a plane with Russian missiles on it. It seems the impeachment has faded, but it is still going on senate and the house has been on a bit of a hiatus due to Republicans not wanting to testify and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holding the impeachment documents. We will see what happens next. Impeachment or war?