Since 1945 (Operation Unthinkable) Heaven is holding back the wind of the WW3. And so it will be until the appointed time. In the Book of Daniel, we read, "And both these kings [Great Britain and Russia. In 1882 British troops occupied Egypt. Great Britain then took the role of "the king of the south". Around the same time, Russia expanded its influence in the region, which previously belonged to Seleucus I Nicator, and took the role of "the king of the north"], their hearts (will be) to do mischief, and at one table (they) will speak a lie; but it will not succeed. Indeed yet (the) completion to (the) appointed time [it's mentioned in Daniel 11:29]. And [the king of the north] will go back (to) his land with great wealth [1945. This detail indicated that after the previous victories Hitler will attack the Soviet Union and will fight to the bitter end]; and his heart (will be) against the holy covenant [Soviet Union intro-duced state atheism and believers were repressed]; and will act [it means a lot of activity in the international arena]; and go back to his own land [1991-1993. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Russian troops returned to their country]. At the appointed time (he) will return back [Russia will again have military bases outside the country. The return of Russia in this context also means crisis, which will eclipse the Great Depression. Not only the eurozone will break up, but also the European Union and NATO. Then, also, many countries of the former Eastern block will return to a military alliance with Russia], and will enter into the south [this will be the beginning of the WW3. The detonator may be Georgia and its rebellious regions. (Matthew 24:7)], but it will not be as the former [2008 - Georgia] or as the latter [Ukraine], for the dwellers of coastlands of Kittim [the distant West, to be precise - Americans] will come against him, and (he) will break down [will lose hope], and will go back." (11:27-30a)
This time it will be a world war not only by name. The "great sword" will also be used. (Revelation 6:4)
Iran`s attack on Military Bases where American Personnel are was in "Retaliation"? Get Real. Nobody is going to buy that line as Iran has been provoking everyone with varied attacks for some time, mostly engineered by the late General Qassem Soleimani.