A very very large majority of Planet Earth’s occupants have today overwhelmingly made it clear that they would not like to send their young people to war again.

As has been the case with the last couple world wars, everyone but the cranky old codgers in charge are more than aware that nothing good can come from this.

Aside from all the other pressing issues that the entire global community are going to have to work together to fix as one, such as climate change and slave labour, nothing is quite as undesirable and pointlessly miserable as the concept of another war that will millions of young men and women scrambled with trauma from bombs and bullets. Not to mention the millions of people who will likely be killed.

This comes as the al Asad air base in western Iraq, which houses some American troops, was hit by at least six rockets less than an hour ago, according to a U.S. defence official familiar with the situation.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said officials are aware of reports of attacks on U.S. facilities in Iraq, and added that President Trump was “monitoring the situation closely.”

The attack marks the most significant act of aggression in the growing conflict between the United States and Iran.

The strike comes as U.S. officials have defended Trump’s decision to kill Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, in an airstrike in Baghdad last week, Iranian leaders stepped up calls Tuesday for revenge against the United States.The calls for retaliation came as Iranian authorities prepared to bury Soleimani in his hometown of Kerman, a southeastern city. Early on Tuesday, authorities were forced to suspend the burial proceedings after a stampede killed dozens of mourners.

As tensions grow between the world powers, and Australia’s Prime Minister nails our flag to the White House, the nation can’t help but think about that final scene in the Mel Gibson movie Gallipoli  – where the teenage protagonist is needlessly killed in a hail of bullets in the final scene in the Turkish battlegrounds.

Americans are reportedly thinking about the actual subtext to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born In The USA’ – while the Brits think about all the horrific stories their pops told them about the tunnels in France.

Terrified citizens from right across the Middle East are reportedly thinking about the last time a sitting republic US President was worried about not winning a second term.


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