World War III won’t start but Donald Trump shouldn’t have done that

He shouldn’t have done that. This is a now all-too-familiar lament echoing the world over following the US airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The airstrike, ordered by President Donald Trump, caught everyone by surprise, from the US’s allies in Europe to Capitol Hill. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned the attack in a statement issued Thursday: “Tonight’s airstrike risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence. America — and the world — cannot afford to have tensions escalate to the point of no return”.

Talk of the start of World War III erupted all over the world in its aftermath. This is an unlikely scenario, however. This was an attack that was decided within closed doors in the White House and based on an order issued by a man known for shooting off the hip. Pelosi points out that the attack was initiated “without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF)”. The US’s North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) allies also seem to be in no hurry to commit to back the US in the face of retaliation threats now coming from Iran.

French, German, and Chinese foreign ministers discussed approaches to de-escalate the situation suggesting that the actions of the US now threaten regional stability in the Middle East.

“We have all noted in particular our agreement in the importance of preserving the stability and sovereignty of Iraq, and the whole of the region in general, as well as the need for Iran to avoid any new violation of the Vienna Agreement,” [French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian] said, following a telephone call with Germany’s Heiko Maas and China’s Wang Yi.

Responses from governments all over the world point to a stark fact, one that Pelosi punctuates in highlighting that Congress had been left out of the loop in the events leading to the attack: Trump’s actions are not seen to be representative of the interests — nor intent — of the United States. Indeed, Trump had, since his ascent to power, increasingly isolated himself and the White House from the rest of government and had, this week, demonstrated how such isolation could lead to misguided thinking.

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12 Comments on “World War III won’t start but Donald Trump shouldn’t have done that”

  1. The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress.

    1. Indeed and the reason why he did that is because he wants to delay his impeachment trial from the US congress somewhat similar to the movie Wag The Dog.

  2. It seems that the “Swamp Media” has done its work in informing the whole world about the impeachment of U.S Pres. Trump, and the U.S. -Iran standoff in the Middle East…these are the truth :

    U.S. Pres. Trump inpeachment:

    U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the “swamp creature”, Cong . Adam Schiff, conducted a secret Congress hearing of impeachment of Pres. Trump, on the ground that he had done “quid pro qou” on the aid to Ukraine…the conversation of Pres. Trump and Pres. Selensky of Ukraine, was the basis…the converation showed there was no “quid pro qou”…Yet, Speaker Pelosi, and the crook Schiff, proceeded on the trial, without giving the due process o f law to Pres. Trump. Since, the Democrats were a majority in Congress…Pres. Trump was impeached. Now, Speaker Pelosi, refused to give the Articles of Impeachment in the U.S. Senate…for sure…Pres. Trump will be exonerated, because the Republicans are a majority in the Senate…It is now 2020, Pres. Trump is running for re-election, and the polls are showing he is far ahead of any Democrat candidate…he will surely be re-elected for another 4 year term.

    The “Unkraine fiasco” came out because former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is seeking the Democrat party Presidential nomination…Former VP Joe Biden, was caught in video tape, that he pressured Ukraine in firing the investigator that was investigating his son on the BURISMA Corp. corruption on the aid to Ukraine…Biden’s son, Hunter Biden was appointed as Board of Director of Burisma Corp., receiving, U.S. $60,000 salary per month. Hunter Biden has no experience or any knowledge about Gas Energy business…he is a Lawyer…but served as a Board of Director in the Ukraine Burisma Corp…So this is where the Trump impeachment begins…because Trump , questioned the crooked dealings of the Bidens in Ukraine…

    Iran U.S. Standoff:

    Gen. Soleimani was a noted terrorist of Iran. He used “proxy militias” to destabilize the Middle East. He has the : Hezbollah of Lenanon; the Huttis of Yemmen, and the Iranian forces in Syria. He has also Shiiite fighters in Iraq. …this standoff began, when, the Shiite Hezbollah militia, killed an American contractor in Iraq…the U.S. replied by bombing the Shiites, killing 25 militias…Then, the terrorist, Soleimani, ordered demonstrators to attack the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. U.S. Pres. Trump ordered troops reinforcement to guard the U.S. Embassy. Gen. Soleimani, with his Iraqui Shiite counterparts flew to Iraq, to plan more attacks on U.S. interest and personnels. This was the time when, a U.S. DRONE, armed with Hell Fire missiles, fired at his convoy, killing them all instantly…U.S. Pres. Trump, played the “Trump Gambit” with Iran…Soleimani and the Ayatollah, took the “Trump Gambit”,and they were “CheckMate”…now Iran is weakened by the U.S. sanctions imposed by Trump. It has problems with its people wanting for change inside Iran. Iran vows a revenge; but Trump issued them a warning that 52 sites are on the table , for bombing in Iran, if ever they continue with their revenge. They cannot go “toe to toe” with the U.S. armed might…so World War IIi, is very far…the destruction of Iran, and the Ayatollah regime and Iran’s economy in collaspe will be the result, if the situation worsens !

  3. This murder plot of Iranian general was needed for Donald for his electoral gain & negate impeachment process. Even a child understands it.

  4. I’ve watched far too many truther channels on YouTube to know that all of this is PLANNED. You don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors and neither do I, but I know for a fact that all of this is planned from the start. This is all to divide and conquer nations. Divide and conquer, order out of chaos.

    All I can say is, ALL. POLITICIANS. ARE. LIARS. DO. NOT. TRUST. ANY. OF. THEM.

    Watch this video talking about the possibility of World War 3.

  5. Gonna say this is a bad take, especially since World War 3 happened like several times for the last 4 years, remember the escalation in the Korean Peninsula? the missile strike in a Syrian airfield? or maybe that Mother of All Bombs drop in Afghanistan that should started it, or the taking out of ISIS’ Al-Baghdhadi where ISIS threatened to engulf the world in terror in retaliation. The kneejerk response of idiots who think WW3 is gonna happen do not understand how the last two world wars happened.

    Benigno, I suggest you take a wait and see approach instead of following hashtag trends of #WorldWar3, this is stupid from those hypocritical Leftists who are apologizing to Iran while they should Death to America while supposedly being peaceful enough to fight against everyone in their region, or those warmongering politicians who say that Trump shouldn’t have bombed a terror general that was supposedly not allowed to go to the Iraq, where Iran is playing proxy wars against the US while the Obama and Bush administrations did not need congressional oversight to start destroying the Middle East along with doing that Iran Deal that supposedly was political bribery and an appeasement policy. Political powerplay by those Liberals and idiotic emotional kneejerk response without a hint of brainpower when asked who’s gonna risk their own countries to defend Iran’s so called Jihad against the US, utter claptrap. It’s even more cringy when you have Filipinos in social media doing their “hot takes” with pure ignorance and fearmongering because it’s popular in the West or regurgitating false narratives and propaganda from Iran.

    Lastly hope the OFWs in Iraq and Iran are ready if this escalates, because there won’t be World War 3, but there will be retaliation and if Iran is quite willing after the year-long Anti-mullah protests there, there might be a chance for a regional confrontation. We’ll see.

    1. This. Your post totally makes sense.

      And I hated those #DeathToAmerica bullcrap right there. And no, Soleimani is no anti-imperialist hero. He is just sharing his own Iranian imperialism in countries like Syria, etc.

  6. The death of Soleimani will reshape the political landscape of the Middle East. The winners here are the Sunnis, the Kurds, the Israelis, and others that were the victims’ of Soleimani’s terrorist activities.

    The Philippines can take a Neutral Stance; since the Iran and the U.S. quarrel is not of our own interest. Let these adversaries fight it off. We have our own problems to attend to….

    China and Russia will never fight and die for the Iranians. They are just there to sell them goods, and military materials. Oil as an energy is slowly being replaced by alternative energy like : natural gas, electric energy and renewable energy….so, the “politics of oil”, will soon be obsolete…nations rich in oil will become poor nations…

    We hope for peace….and remain an optimist !

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