New Year, New War?

“Don’t Die for An Oil Company” scribbled on Army National Guard recruitment poster in Harlem- January 4th, 2020

By Marc W. Polite

Four days into the new year and the new decade, the threat of a new war hangs over us all. As many news outlets have already reported, the Trump administration killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Thursday in an air strike in Baghdad.

This was carried out in secret, and the Ayatollah has publicly declared that there will be a “forceful revenge” for what is seen by many as an assassination.

Not that many of you need an explicit statement, but to be clear, I am in complete opposition to any move towards a war with Iran. The recent actions of the U.S. government potentially provoke a larger conflict. This feels like 2002-2003 all over again. The second Iraq war began in 2003 and 17 years later, there’s no end in sight. Who thinks it will be any different with Iran?

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