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Iran Update: Red Flags and the Potential for War

Written By: Taylor Elom

Since the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani on January 2nd, there has been nonstop speculation on what’s to come regarding retaliation and war. Well, we may have some insight...

For the first time, the red flag has been raised over The Holy Dome of Jamkarān Mosque in Iran. The flag has implication of a long and difficult battle ahead. With the death of the second most powerful man in Iran, this comes as no surprise given recent threats and developments.

With #WorldWarIII still trending and reports on the red flag development, let’s zero in on the possibility of war. The constitution has numerous contingencies regarding the declaration of war. The War Powers Act gives Congress the right to declare war.

We’ve seen that troops have been deployed to the region and many are thinking that this is the start of war...not necessarily folks. The President has the authority to send troops to a region for for a number of days without a formal declaration of war via a vote in Congress. Though, we have seen this bypassed on a number of occasions.

Given the status of impeachment, there has been no proposal of a vote. As we’ve seen this hasn’t stopped Democrats on the campaign trail from denouncing the vote before it happens.

Do you feel that Trump will abide by the parameters set by the constitution regarding conflict or will he find some way to by pass it? Speak up in the comments!

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