On April 12th The United States dropped the biggest non nuclear bomb in history. It is being dubbed the “MOAB.” Or “Mother Of All Bombs.” The technical name is ”Massive Ordinance Air Bomb.” No matter what you call it, it is undeniable that tensions in the Middle East are rising.
Russia has also accused the United States of planning the airstrike on Syria before the chemical attack even happened. The Bible has prophesied a war in the Middle East stemming from the Euphrates Region. What could this mean for American citizens? There would be an increase in the defense budget and active duty soldiers would be deployed to fight overseas. What would this mean for the armed forces of the United States? Lance Corporal Kenten Murray of the United States Marine Corps who is currently stationed over seas in Abu Dhabi answered a few of these questions in an interview with another news outlet.
“I don’t think we are going to go to war. The conflict isn’t strong enough to draw in all of the world powers yet. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen. What is happening over here isn’t really how the journalists make it sound. Although, I just try to mind my own business and stay focused on my duties,” said Murray. “We might send some more troops over just to get boots on the ground. There is strength in numbers, but I don’t see us going to war at this time,” said Murray. “I am not able to discuss most of what we do, but as of right now, I think we are in a good position.”
Many people are torn on the conflict of the Middle East. All the way from students to politicians. “I don’t think we should be bombing countries that we have no right to be in. Did Pakistan have any say in that giant bomb being dropped? I feel like the United States is trying to be the police of the world and that scares me. I think it makes us the biggest target,” said Logan Lynn, a Des Moines Area Community College graduate.