World War 3 is trending atop on Twitter immediately after the USA killed Iran’s top commander & Al-Quds force leader, Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike at Baghdad airport on Friday morning.
The 62-year-old spearheaded Iranian military operation in the Middle East as head of Iran’s elite Quds force.
In a press statement, Pentagon confirmed that the USA hit Soleimani on the orders of President Donald Trump to thwart his plans to target the USA. Meanwhile, Iran condemned the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani in agonizing statements and alerted the USA and the rest of the world with severe consequences. Iran has pledged to avenge the death of General Qassem Soleimani.
— Berlin (@saysBerlin) January 3, 2020
This thread is worth a read, as it explains as to WHY #Soleimani 's Assassination is a HUGE trouble for US & #Trump & its repurcussions on #Iran #Iraq #Syria & #US itself 🤐#worldwar3 won't be a conventional war, as many suspect, but Iran will get even with US for this madness! https://t.co/EWIEp0HX1O pic.twitter.com/c0IYdc4wMl
— Maleeha Hashmey (@MaleehaHashmey) January 3, 2020
The escalated tensions between Iran and the USA have expedited the risk of war between the two hostile states with many anticipating that the dispute has the potential to draw other states and the already embattled Middle East into a massive war. Anticipations for World War 3 took a toll on social media following the incident.
However, amid a serious diplomatic crisis between Iran and the USA with unanticipated global consequences, social media cracked up with hilarious memes on World War 3. The global Twitter users mocked that people of Asian countries’ fear for World War 3 after the assassination of Iran’s General Soleimani.
— Abigail Garcia (@Abigail77454276) January 3, 2020
Welp , this aged so beautifully 😂😂 Now Donald Trump has potentially started a war with Iran 🙃 Dear Iran , leave the US out of it and we'll give you Donald Trump for FREE🙏🏾😂 #worldwar3 #WWIII #IMPOTUS pic.twitter.com/l1HkKscVD6
— Hipsey Nussle🏁😤 (@swaggy_rique) January 3, 2020
Each of these flags represents a country the US has bombed since WW2.
(Duplicates represent multiple bombing campaigns against same country.) #WorldWar3
— RD Hale🌹Open Selection NOW! (@SkyeCity_) January 3, 2020
— . (@sana_herre) January 3, 2020
Worldwide Twitter users posted hilarious memes on social media on World War 3. While the Twitter trend is petrifying several social media users, however, are convinced that World War 3 might not take a conventional form of war but Soleimani’s assassination has serious repercussions for the United States and the rest of the world.
Other posted messages to show restraint and support peace since the breakout of anything even close to war would be destructive for humanity and world order.
Me not getting drafted bcuz I already signed up for the Space Force #worldwar3
— Adultish Gambino (@Carl_noWinslow) January 3, 2020
— shaggy🤴🏾 (@_MrPatryk) January 3, 2020
— DIMZ | OMO IYA TAILOR👑🦁 (@Obadimz) January 3, 2020
Meanwhile, people including Jemima Goldsmith, the former wife of PM Khan, slammed the United States of America for upping the military ante in the region with its reckless foreign policy decision.
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Some using the trend World War III trend asserted that it was President Trump’s political antics to secure another term of the presidency as the elections are approaching. They asserted that his predecessors like Barack Obama and Bill Clinton unleashed war with aggression on other states to save their government or evict accountability.