While many expected Iran to become violent given enough time, nothing could have prepared the world for what happened last night. A string of destructive, yet seemingly unconnected, events took place that threw the region and social media into a furor over the past 24 hours. Here’s a quick recap of the chaos now surrounding Iran.
Iranian military forces launched missile strikes against two US military bases in Iraq.
— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) January 7, 2020
President Trump tweeted saying that “All is well!” He will address the nation with a status report and any plans he has in mind.
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020
Then, a Ukranian plane carrying 180 passengers caught on fire and crashed near Imam, Iran. Initial reports couldn’t determine what caused the plane crash or if there are any survivors.
— Ali Hashem علي هاشم (@alihashem_tv) January 8, 2020
Finally, a 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck close to a nuclear power plant in Bushehr. An analysis revealed that the earthquake was due to natural causes and resulted in little if any, damage.
A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck near #Iran's #Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. The depth and epicenter indicate it was a natural event and unrelated to this evenings events. A similar earthquake struck in late December. USGS report enclosed. https://t.co/WcfNffwSOm
— Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) January 8, 2020
Chaos was seemingly bound to happen in the Middle East, whether it be by human hands or by nature.
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