Everyone is chatting away about President Trump’s decision to bomb the snot out of a Syrian air base after the Assad regime murdered close to 100 people with a horrific gas attack, and boy does everyone seem to have an opinion.Some folks think we should mind our own business; let the carnage continue so the people of Syria will have to sort out their own mess.
Others feel that since we have the strength and resources to help end these crimes against humanity, we are morally obligated to do so.While both sides bring up interesting points, what’s really eerie about the bombing last night is the day on which it was launched.
Exactly 100 years ago, on the day Trump sent Tomahawk missiles into Syria, the U.S. entered World War I.
The Indy100 reports, The start of World War Three is predicted almost as often as the end of the world; although with today’s nuclear capabilities and global tensions, many are worrying about the future.As Trump sends missiles into Syria – in response to the devastating chemical weapon attack on civilians – further conflict with Syria or possibly even Russia becomes more feasible.
Trump dispatched 59 Tomahawk missiles yesterday, targeting an airfield where it’s said the chemical weapon attack was launched from. This is the first time the US has been a direct combatant against the Syrian regime.
In a coincidence we all hope isn’t prophetic, the US entered World War One exactly 100 years ago on the day Trump ordered the military intervention in Syria.On April 6 1917, Congress voted to enter the then bloodiest war history had ever seen, which had already been raging for three years.
The war took the lives of more than 17 million worldwide.
Historians argue that U.S. intervention altered the outcome of the war, and the course of history.The piece quoted above goes on to point out that many folks feel the rise of Hitler and Nazism that led to World War II was all the fault of the U.S. for getting involved in World War I, because it’s the cool kid thing to do to blame America for everything.
While it certainly is weirdly timed, this assault on an evil regime doesn’t mean the beginning of World War III, but that’s not going to stop conspiracy theorists, nut jobs, and doomsayers from going there anyway.
However, it’s always imperative that we know and understand history so as to have a baseline for predicting the future and for avoiding the mistakes that haunt us from the past.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]