Sadly, most Americans have no idea that we were literally on the brink of the beginning of World War 3 this week.
In fact, our population is so clueless about the rest of the world that 75 percent of all registered voters can’t even find Iran “on an unlabeled map of the globe”.
We literally live in an “idiocracy” where a third of the country can’t even name a single branch of government.
For most Americans, the alarming headlines about Iran will soon fade from memory, and they will just go on with their lives as if nothing really happened.
But the truth is that we were right on the precipice of a cataclysmic war that could have resulted in millions upon millions of deaths.
And a major war in the Middle East could still start at literally any time, but President Trump’s brave decision has at least delayed it for now.
When Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq, it would have been so easy for President Trump to order an immediate military response.
But he didn’t.
Instead, he waited for an accurate damage assessment to be completed, and it turned out that no Americans had been killed or injured.
The Iranians possess very accurate weapons, and so at first a lot of people were quite puzzled by this. But then later on it started to become obvious that the Iranians “may have intentionally missed” their targets. In other words, this attack was essentially the equivalent of “a warning shot”…
Iran may have intentionally missed targets on bases in Iraq to avoid significant U.S. casualties and damage to infrastructure, according to U.S. government sources.
Iran appears to have fired the missiles into vacant areas where they were unlikely to cause significant harm, according to a U.S. official who was not authorized to speak publicly. The attack, the official said, was designed mainly for a domestic audience to show Iranians that the regime was responding to the killing last week of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
Iranian leadership had to show the Iranian people that they were “taking revenge” for the death of Soleimani.
But by choosing not to spill any American blood, they presented Donald Trump with an opportunity to walk away without escalating the conflict into a full-blown war.