War in Iran: The Right or Wrong Decision
January 27, 2020
One of the most debated topics in the news is if the United States should get fully involved and declare war on Iran or to try and avoid war at all costs to keep the peace throughout the world’s nations. Tensions have always been high in the middle east and recent events have now lead to drastic actions from the U.S. and Iran.
On January 4, 2020 President Trump ordered a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander, Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad. This was instigated by the United States embassy being attacked in Baghdad on December 31, led by Soleimani who was also in charge of earlier attacks on December 27, 2019. Soleimani ordered these attacks on coalition bases in Iraq. These strikes combined with earlier actions in the past that cost the lives of American soldiers pushed the United States to strike and kill Soleimani.
After the attacks, Iran began to collect and gather more uranium than ever, even though there had been talks of a nuclear deal with the U.S. The Washington Post reported that, “
Officials have stated that if there was no imminent attack from Iran, then killing Soleimani would be illegal”. The US viewed Soleimani as a killer and a dangerous person due to multiple threats and actions taken against the U.S. Since the recent flare up of tensions, there have been protests in Iran almost everyday.
However, Canada has also become involved now because of the earlier Ukranian airplane being shot down by the Iranian military. This flight was carrying mainly Iranian and Ukrainian citizens as well as Canadian citizens, causing Canada to now retaliate and want justice for Iran’s actions. With these added events, tension with Iran has never been higher in recent days. This begs the question; Is it time to go to war with Iran?