Could World War III be on the horizon?


The popularity of World War III has spiked on twitter and other social networking platforms. The US and Iran have had conflict for over the past 50 years starting back in 1953 when Iran’s

democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh was overthrown by the United States and Great Britain. 

“They’re kinda unfounded because things have happened,” sophomore Alexis Coy said. “It just happened between America and Iran.” 

Another also agreed with Coy.

“Everybody has to be involved,” Spanish teacher, Scott Walden said. “I don’t know all the details that go into this, but I don’t think it will lead to World War III. The Mideast knows the US capabilities and military strength. I think that alone will prevent things from escalating.” 

On December 27, an Iranian militia, Kata’ib Hezbollah, attacked a military base in Kirkuk, Iraq. This group ended up killing an American contractor and injuring many other Americans and Iraqis. 

On December 28, Trump made the decision to strike five sites commanded by Kata’ib Hezbollah in Iraq. This attack resulted in 25 deaths of the militia members, and more than 50 wounded. 

On December 31, Kata’ib Hezbollah and their supporters in Tehran. They encouraged thousands to flock the US Commission in Baghdad. They were able to infiltrate the main entrance and set fire to the reception area. 

On January 3, US airstrike put an end to Iran’s most decorated military leader, Qassem Soleimani.

“We shouldn’t have assassinated someone without consulting the congress.” sophomore Ava Bartley said.

On January 8, Iran responded with several missile strikes. They hit two military bases shared by the country and coalition personnel with 22 missiles.

Some people think Trump has made the wrong decisions and have dealt with this situation wrong. 

“I think a lot of people who are against Trump will probably use it and talk about the war being started to their advantage and it’s possible he may have done it to distract us from the other stuff going on,” Walden said.

Trump expresses his opinions and thoughts on his twitter account, which irritates some Americans.

“The president shouldn’t keep bragging about the military and weaponry the country just bought,” Coy said. “It’s just going to make things worse and they’re gonna take it as a threat.”