Last night, I put on the television before getting ready for bed, finding out the breaking news that the US had killed General Soleimani, considered the most powerful person in Iran after the Ayatollah, along with a leader of Hezbollah and several others in Iraq.
Having seen the news, I could not go to sleep, so I watched the coverage as more information was trickling in. I, along with millions of others, fear even more violence in the Middle East, including the possibility that the US and Iran may be at war.
In the United States, only Congress can declare war. It appears that there was no advance warning of this attack to the Democratic leaders in Congress. I’m not sure if Republican leaders were informed or not. No one knows what will come next. Will there be a request for authorization to use force against Iran? Will Trump believe that, as commander-in-chief, he can do whatever he wants, even without the support of Congress – or anyone else, for that matter?
Early this morning, I saw the burnt remains of the vehicles that had carried Soleimani and his entourage after the drone strikes.
Later in the day, B, T and I went to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. There were plenty of battles and burnt wreckage.
I prefer wars that take place a long time ago in a (fictional) galaxy far, far away to those happening anywhere here on earth.
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