Throughout the past several months there have been several war scares between the United States and Iran. On Sept. 16 and 17, Iranian-backed Yemeni rebels attacked Saudi Arabian oil fields. The attack was met with condemnation from the world, and the world turned to the Trump administration for its reaction.
The Trump administration has gone above and beyond in showing the United States how blatantly corrupt it can be, the most recent brow-raising scandal is being the President’s request for help from a foreign government in the investigation of a political opponent (that opponent being Joe Biden, one of the Democratic frontrunners).
This past Sunday was Veteran’s Day, and as always we should use this time to remember and be grateful for those who have served our country and continue to do so to this day. Each year, the University of Connecticut observes this holiday with a ceremony on the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial lawn in order to continue to honor the veterans in our lives, especially those affiliated with the university.
Four days ago, twin bombings ripped through Kabul. Over 20 civilians died, and well over 70 civilians suffered serious injuries. Yet the explosions are only the latest manifestation (and by no means the worst) of Afghanistan’s long history of violence and bloodshed. The country occupies a crucial strategic position, affording military access to Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East.
Ten days ago, 105 missiles filled the skies of Damascus and Homs. Earlier that week, butcher-in-chief Bashar-al Assad once again used chemical weapons on innocent civilians. America, France and the U.K. took action. Coordinated airstrikes targeted his Barzah Research Center and the Him-Shinshar chemical weapons complex.