Crisis in Iran

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On January 3rd, of 2020 a drone strike from the U.S. in Iran took out Iranian General, Quessem Soleiamani. The order was given out within June of 2019 as a military option for President Donald J. Trump. There was only one condition to the directive, the condition that Trump would have the final sign off of any operation to kill Soleiamani. The Trump administration claims that Soleimani, the leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, was planning imminent attacks on Americans and had to be stopped.

As a result of the strike on Soleimani, the nation vowed revenge on America for it’s arrogance. Since the drone strike Iran has launched at least 10 missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq. In the meantime, in the streets of Iran, hundreds of thousands of protesters rioted over the killing of Soleiamani. During all of the fuss over this situation a Boeing 737-800 airliner jet had reportedly had “engine failure” over Iran and crashed, killing all 176 passengers.

At first Iran found the blackbox recording of the crash but refused to release it to America or even the Boeing company. It would be common for the company of the plane to receive the blackbox so they can analyze it and find the failure in the plane. But as it was revealed by the Iranian government the Ukrainian flight PS752 was actually shot down on January 8, 2020 by the Iranian government. The government claims it was an accident but Iranian citizens are now in the streets once again in the hundreds of thousands. Except this time it is because of their own government lying instead of the U.S. What will happen next? Only time will tell…