While You're Busy Talking About Miley Cyrus, World War III Is About to Start

While most people in the United States are more concerned with the way Miley Cyrus acted and dressed during the VMAs, our great nation could be on the verge of starting World War III.

The United States could start firing missiles at Syria as early as Thursday this week in an attack meant to send a strong message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in response to his regime allegedly using chemical weapons against rebels. Four U.S. destroyers are poised for the attack, sitting near Syria in the Mediterranean, awaiting orders to start firing Tomahawk missiles at strategic targets in Syria.

The looming attack on Syria is in response to an alleged chemical attack on rebels in the Damascus region that reportedly killed more than 1,000 people. According to some news sources, the Syrian Army claims the attack was a false flag attack perpetrated by the rebels to provoke action by the rest of world.

The impending threat of a U.S. attack on Syria has led a number of world superpowers to draw lines in the sand. Iran has warned a U.S. attack on Syria would lead to a much larger conflict in the region. Here's what Araqchi had to say about the impending U.S. attack:

"We want to strongly warn against any military attack in Syria. There will definitely be perilous consequences for the region. These complications and consequences will not be restricted to Syria. It will engulf the whole region."

While it's no surprise that Iran is taking a hard line against the United States attacking Syria, they aren't the only country calling for the United States to back off. Russia and China have both warned against an unsanctioned attack on Syria. Russia has gone on record as stating the U.S. is attempting to bypass the U.N. Security council and that military intervention in the region would be "fraught with new suffering in Syria and catastrophic consequences for other countries of the Middle East and North Africa" and that military intervention without the approval of the Security Council would amount to the United States violating international law.

China has also opposed military intervention in Syria. It's unclear whether China is actually opposed to the intervention or is going on record as being opposed as a show of support for Russia.

Both China and Russia have been supplying Syria with advanced weaponry that could be used to repel a U.S. attack. " target="_blank">S 300 SAM missiles capable of repelling a Patriot missile attack are currently on the ground in Syria and Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly planning on supplying Syria with hundreds of " target="_blank">24-Barrell Rocket Launchers and ">advanced S400 anti-aircraft missiles.

Britain and France have sided with the United States and the Arab League reportedly supports military action in the region.

While it's unclear what actions China, Russia and Iran plan on taking if the United States moves on Syria, this conflict is one to watch closely, as it could be the catalyst for a much larger conflict.