On Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Iran fired multiple missiles onto “two Iraqi bases housing US troops” https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/politics/rockets-us-airbase-iraq/index.html. As many people believed this was their attack as revenge to the United States since President Trump had their major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Qasem Soleimani, killed on the 3 of January in Baghdad, Iraq.
According to CNN.com, Iran specifically targeted the al-Asad airbase and American and coalition forces in Erbil that housed many US troops. When the news broke that Iran fired the missiles onto the base many feared that soldiers would have be killed and a third world war would erupt. Luckily, as of now no United States citizen has been injured or killed.
2020 has just begun and so much has already happened in the U.S. and it’s national relations. With the passing of President Trump’s impeachment for many crimes, the country has been on the edge of their seats. Especially with the conflict in the eastern hemisphere. The Iranian Military Leader, Soleimani was killed in a drone strike that was carried out by American troops. Soleimani was visiting Iraq due to Iran’s ties with them to help rebuild their government. A missile was shot at a vehicle he was riding in. Iran called for three days of mourning, no one is quite sure what is coming next. Some claim that the reason for all of this was for a diversion away from Trump’s impeachment, so he can stay in office. It was a war crime so this could make things worse for him. This strike never went through the rest of the government and was announced by Trump himself from his resort in Florida. There is already talk of drafts for the very possible war going through the public. Hit “2” to read more