World War III or Game of Thrones?


On Friday January 3 2020, President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike than killed Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani. Immediately after the strike, tensions between the United States and Iran skyrocketed. On Wednesday January 8, Iran launched 16 missiles at two U.S. military bases. Although no casualties resulted from the strike, the use of military force by the U.S. and Iran and the international reaction to the escalating conflict, sparked fears of a new world war breaking out. The tensions rising within the international community are similar to the conflicts between the nine houses of the popular TV series, Game of Thrones.