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U.S. Selective Service Website Crashes Amid WWIII Draft Fears

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

President Trump’s drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander at Baghdad International Airport on Friday has sparked concern among many Americans that the government could reinstate the draft ahead of a possible military conflict with Iran.

The Selective Service System website crashed on Friday after a surge in traffic was seen following the killing of Iranian General Qasem Suleimani.

Google searches for “military draft age,” “iran,” “world war 3,” “us draft,” “draft exemption,” “draft requirements,” and “is there a ww3” spiked around 10 am est. Friday and have been elevated ever since.

Hashtags such as #WWIII, #WorldWarThree, #WW3Memes and #WorldWarThreeDraft have been trending on Twitter in the last 24-hours.

The US sending upwards of 3,500 additional troops to military bases that surround Iran has also increased the hysteria – as many Americans now believe a war with Iran could be imminent.

Bloomberg noted that the Selective Service System website went down on Friday after high traffic volumes were seen. The agency said, “Due to the spread of misinformation, our website is experiencing high traffic volumes at this time. If you are attempting to register or verify registration, please check back later today as we are working to resolve this issue. We appreciate your patience.”

In a separate tweet, the Selective Service System said, “In the event that a national emergency necessitates a draft, Congress and the President would need to pass official legislation to authorize a draft.”

The draft was abolished in 1973. However, all men ages 12 to 25 are required to provide their current information to the Selective Service System.

A return of the draft is unlikely at the moment. But if tensions continue to escalate in the Middle East between the US and Iran, then it would be up to Congress and the President to reinstate the draft ahead of the next round of America’s forever wars.

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  • Pave Way IV

    US Khazar Mafia spawn are encouraged to forego the tedious, upcoming US draft and enlist in active duty combat units that are likely to be deployed to the Middle East. Do it now, unless you’re a self-hating zionist or are an unfortunate victim of bone spurs. We’ll have one of these reserved for your return, Heros of Zion. Israel will never forget your sacrifice, but would prefer those stupid f’king American goyim sacrifice themselves first for Israel – it’s their DUTY. At least leave a few arms and legs in the sand to show you care. MbS and MbZ say ‘Thanks for your sacrifice’ too. Ha – just kidding. They don’t give a shit about you, either. Do your patriotic duty and defend them.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/abced365d69394088f823048e5bafd8851598f8a36b05ff0b1fffeebbb8bb896.jpg

    • Z.P.

      Nice.
      Zion-proof.
      Last Charge of Goyim brigade in defense of Zion.

    • Toni Liu

      Hope many of them in syria and iraq comeback like this

      • Pave Way IV

        Why? What the fuck did they do?

        I’m a nobody American – you have ME to blame and nobody else. I killed those Iraqi PMU troops. I pulled the trigger to kill Suleimani and the PMU vice-commander. I own the soldier flying out to Qatar to kill Iranians, and I will own those coffins when they come back. I’m responsible for every last Iraqi and Iranian killed in this war. Trump and Pompeo are nobody random weak-minded, self-serving psychopaths. The Chief of our military is a guy I hired for the job. None of them can do shit unless I give them the power and authority to do so.

        If it has an American flag on it, then I own it. Leave the fucking help alone.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Well, a war with Iran will mean that “white” middle class kids will be drafted and they will die on thousands. Shades of Vietnam. The Americunts are scared shitless!

  • Peter Jennings

    I guess this is how the Trumpster intends to make america great again.
    The USMIC runs america. They will have no difficulty convincing american boneheads to protect america and its tumor…isreal. This will be especially true when these boneheads cannot find a job or want to get out of moms basement.

    Most americans think it’s patriotic to involve themselves in another isreali regime instigated war with the people of the ME. They will fall into the same trap as did their fathers and grandfathers before them who also ignored the real reasons for war and invented some sort of US patriotism to cover up the shortcomings. The facts are however, they were all duped like idiots by the press. The USMIC has no problem using american lives as fodder for attempting to solve any ‘problems’ they chose, real or imagined.
    Thousands of americans were murdered by their own gov’t on Sept 11th in order to get the ball rolling.

    The populations all over the ME all know that noone is safe as long as US forces occupy their land, or that of their neighbours.
    The Iranians will ensure that america’s latest aggression will be its swan song in Iraq.

  • FlorianGeyer

    If the US invokes a ‘Draft’ , it would be an opportune time to invest in ‘Outsize Coffin Makers Inc’, as the lardarse boys, girls, not sures etc will be returning home in boxes.

    Even the remains of draftee’s would need counciling and Safe Spaces in Arlington :)

  • Todd Allen

    all men ages 12 to 25 are required to provide their current information to the Selective Service System.

    I hope this is a typo, I thought SSS registration begins at 18 not 12.

    • Albert Pike

      12 – 18 is special service in the Greta Thunberg Brigade…