Sunday, December 3, 2023

WW3? Tensions Escalate in Iran as Revolutionary Guard Attacks U.S. Servicemen

'We won't hesitate to protect ourselves and take additional measures as appropriate... '

(Ezekiel Loseke, Headline USA) Iran attacked American forces on Wednesday, after President Joe Biden weakly attempted to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal, and in response the Pentagon vowed to “push back.”

Iranian missile strikes injured three American servicemembers in Syria, coinciding with the Biden administration’s demonstration of weakness. The Iranians carried out these attacks “as American, European and Iranian officials hold negotiations aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,” reported Axios, and noted President Trump “withdrew the U.S.” from the deal.

The Pentagon promised to retaliate against Iranian forces, while undersecretary of defense for policy, Kolin Kahl, denied a connection between the nuclear deal and Wednesday’s attacks. The Nuclear deal has been described as giving Iran a free pass by ignoring an established red line.

“We’re not going to tolerate attacks by Iran-backed forces on our forces,” Kahl said. “We won’t hesitate to protect ourselves and take additional measures as appropriate.”

The United States has already retaliated, taking out several of the Iranian assailants with attack helicopters.

Iran has not been silent in response. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, denied that the Iranian government participated in the attacks. Kanaani, however, denounced American “aggression against the people and infrastructure of Syria.”

If the 2020 lethal strike against Qasem Soleimani was cause for concern about World War Three, as CNN reported, then an active strike against American Forces amid political negotiations is also a threat of an active conflict.

Though the concern for war is just as great, there seems to be less anxiety amongst the press. CNN, Vox, and McClatchyDC all fretted about “World War Three,” in 2020.

Still, no such hand-wringing exists today, as the United States actively negotiates with a state that just attacked American soldiers.

Vox reported that many World War Three memes were made and disseminated on the internet to cope with global politics in 2020. Vox explained the need for therapeutic memes about WW3 in 2020, arguing that memes were a way to cope.

The leftist media organ claimed memes operate “as stand-ins for cultural anxieties and ways to express and alleviate fears or other emotions through humor.” However, 2022 has not seen a rise in World War Three memes.

Nothing to see here, folks.

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