Iranian Missile Crisis

Zach Weissman, Staff Writer

U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to engage in actions that could throw us into a new World War.  “The New York Times” reported Trump as saying, “They’re allowed to kill our people. They’re allowed to torture and maim our people. They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people, and we’re not allowed to touch their cultural sites? It doesn’t work that way” in early January. 

NPR published an article on Jan. 6,  stating, “The targeting of cultural properties by the U.S. is indeed not allowed. The U.S. is a signatory to the 1954 Hague Convention, which requires ‘refraining from any act of hostility’ directed against cultural property.” 

If Trump proceeds with his threats and ignores the advice of his own Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, he will threaten the world with war and chaos.

We need to get our troops out of Iran, instead of evoking more violence.

It is grotesque and belligerent to threaten to take away Iranian history, threaten imposing sanctions, which could cause financial hardship, and provoke a possible retaliation from Iran.

We are inching towards an economic blockade and possible embargo.

Cultural sites need to be honored because of their historical significance, and if we proceed under Trump’s threats it will show that America is a place of greed, tyranny and hatred. 

The president is truly putting us on the edge of the next World War, and it seems like he intends to push us over that edge.