Threat of ‘World War III’ sends Black Twitter into a frenzy


Closeup of the southern facade of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: / Lux Blue)

The White House’s attack on Iran shocked people around the world. On Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, U.S. airstrikes, reportedly ordered by the United States president, killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport.

After news broke late Thursday night, Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, promised “harsh vengeance.”

The attack led many people to believe that it may be a precursor to World War III. As a result, the hashtag #WorldWarIII has trended on Twitter since news broke.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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