On the morning of January 3rd, President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike on a Baghdad airport with the intent to kill top Iranian Commander, Qasem Soleimani.
There are many questions surrounding this event, such as why it happened, what does it mean for the future of the relationship between Iran and the US, will we start another world war, etc. There are many unanswered questions.
At the time of the drone strike, there had been protests at the US Embassy building in Baghdad. Protesters could be heard chanting “Death to America”, seen scaling the walls, and climbing onto the roof of the reception building they had previously set fire to, throughout this multi-day protest.
Because of this event Pres. Trump took this opportunity to strike down Qasem Soleimani, whom the US has had their eyes on for a while now. He was considered a threat to American safety, and he was also believed to have partly helped incite the riots at the U.S. Embassy in Iran.
“Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American Diplomats and military personnel,” Trump said.
The main problem with this decision, is the tension it creates with Iran, whom the US already has a rocky relationship with. This creates future tension, which can be concerning for the future of America.
After the attack, memes about WW3 went viral, spreading across popular social media apps like Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, spreading the idea of another World War and the possibility of a draft.
With the tension created by the drone strike, the threat of WW3 was a reality, as this was the most prime time for a war to break out due to high tensions. There hasn’t been a conflict like this for many years, and it was to the same degree of what has started other wars. Although there were concerns of a draft, if war was to break out, that would most likely not happen: and here’s why.
After the Vietnam War, in 1973, the draft was eliminated and the US Military became entirely volunteer based. Due to a lack of support and popularity throughout our government and public, a revival of the draft wouldn’t be a reality even if we were to break out into a war.