Pentagon deploys nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the Middle East… to deter ‘potential attack by Iran-backed militias’? (Various)This is nothing about militias.
It’s all about moving heavy stuff into place prior to another “We’re saving the world against someone we don’t particularly like”, failure.
Only this time they will be taking on more than they can handle as some will probably see this as a focused attack on Muslims and Islam. Especially if Israel joins in with the US.
As a result, every swinging dick with a beef against America (and Israel) will be queuing up to support ‘victimized Iran’. Potentially that’s over a Billion Muslims and includes their close friends Syria, Russia (by default), and the UAE once they realize that after Iran, the US will turn their attention on them.
Plus there is always the danger of Turkey joining in.
That’ll up the ante a bit, them being a member of NATO.
Historically the talk has always been the Middle East would see the start point of WW3. There again does that matter to the politically inept and the West in general?