|So how does it start?
(1) Naval attack on US vessel. Hazy to prove-or-not. Gulf of Tonkin retaliation start.
(2) Iranian intel officer(s) in Iraq. Dramatization of people captured or bodies or documents. War on terror masters.
(3) Response to border skirmish. Frequent opportunities. Establish small base within Iran for ‘defensive purposes’, which they must respond to.
(4) Tank exercise deep into Syria, following terrorists, Establish small base for ‘defensive purposes’. Pressures Assad gov’t to collapse. Iran is Syrian ally and US really makes it hard for Iran to back out.
(5) Osirik 2, the sequel. Israel bombs Iran. Iran retaliates.
(6) US backs down, Iran dominates region, dhimmitude.