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Fears of a looming World War 3 are growing after Iranian Major- General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force and architect of Iran’s spreading military influence in the Middle East was killed by the US in an air strike on Baghdad airport as ordered by Donald Trump.
While the Pentagon has confirmed that the US caused the strike, issues were raised by Iraqi militia to slam the US.
US President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Qasem Soleimani, Iran Revolutionary commander, who died in Baghdad “in a decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad,” said the Pentagon on Thursday. It also stated that, “this strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.”
Minutes later the news regarding the death of Qassem Soleimani has rushed in, US President Donald Trump tweeted an image of the US flag which triggers further speculations that the airstike is an attack by the administration.
The attack has come in the midst of the tensions with the United States after Iran-backed has attacked on the US Embassy in Baghdad. The embassy attack was for two days and it has led to Trump ordering about 750 US soldiers deploying to the Middle East.
People on social media have started the predicting that world war 3 is likely to happen in 2020 and made it trending on Twitter.
World war 3 is coming. Prepare yourself. Iran vs US sebagai pencetusnya.— tuan holmes (@DodiEdogawa) January 3, 2020
President Trump’s airstrike on Soleimani is extremely dangerous,it can possibly lead 2 World War 3 or broader conflict in d Middle East.Trump has dragged Satan's breast with dis,US number bad guy Gen. Soleimani was a nice guy 2 some.hope North Korea pres. Won't team up with Iran pic.twitter.com/lWuFj7yyiIAMID HUMBLE (@amid_temitayo) January 3, 2020
The US was ready to launch airstrikes against Iran, in June last year after an American drone has been shot down by Islamic Republic’s forces. The operation was however called off by Trump at the last minute. In July, a British flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz was seized by Iran and was later released in September along with the 23 crew members.
The world war 3 is going trending over twitter with jokes and memes.
People: Trump why did you start World War 3?— Prison Mikey (@PrisonMike30) January 3, 2020
Australia is still burning— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) January 3, 2020
And now world war 3 is trending
2020 is telling everyone to hold its beer
Me laughing at all the World War 3 jokes and memes then realizing it could actually happen pic.twitter.com/E4Uu0FpSoY— ً (@babygirlxsinner) January 3, 2020
2020 is gonna *Sees world war 3— Nico Hischier and Gio Urshela SZN (@Gio_Nico_SZN) January 3, 2020
be the best year trending 2 days
ever! Into 2020* pic.twitter.com/4YFdoWU45H
By Shrithika Kushangi