Many people have warned for decades that Iran should not have nuclear power, and given the country’s constant and recent attacks over the past few months on a U.S. Embassy, Saudi Arabia, the U.K. and other forces in the region, they seem correct.
And now, reports say that two earthquakes hit Iran while they were bombing U.S. forces in Iraq. However, the cause of the shaking has not been identified, other than assumptions it as the result of natural geological events.
BREAKING: 2 Strong ‘Earthquakes’ Have Struck Iran In The Past 2 Hours; The First a Preliminary Magnitude 5.5 & The Second a 4.9 – USGS @FoxNews
— Benjamin Hall (@BenjaminHallFNC) January 8, 2020
Fox News anchor Heather Childers tweeted:
As if tonight’s Iranian missile strikes in Iraq weren’t enough- Ukraine plane crashes taking off from Tehran Airport- AND reports coming in that a 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck near #Iran‘s #Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. https://t.co/qunEQBCM8c
— Heather Childers (@HeatherChilders) January 8, 2020
The Strategic Sentinel tweeted:
A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck near #Iran‘s #Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. The depth and epicenter indicate it was a natural event and unrelated to this evenings events. A similar earthquake struck in late December. USGS report enclosed. https://t.co/WcfNffwSOm
— Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) January 8, 2020
It seems highly coincidental that these earthquakes would take place during the bombings, leading to much speculation.
Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman issued the following statement Tuesday:
At approximately 5:30 p.m. (EST) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq. It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil.
We are working on initial battle damage assessments.
In recent days and in response to Iranian threats and actions, the Department of Defense has taken all appropriate measures to safeguard our personnel and partners. These bases have been on high alert due to indications that the Iranian regime planned to attack our forces and interests in the region.
As we evaluate the situation and our response, we will take all necessary measures to protect and defend U.S. personnel, partners, and allies in the region.
Due to the dynamic nature of the situation, we will continue to provide updates as they become available.
President Donald Trump responded to the most recent assault by tweeting:
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020
Preliminary reports claim that there were no causalities, and Americans are waiting for President Trump to address the nation today.