Time's running out for Trump. His support is faltering and elections are around the corner. He needs to burn some place to the ground to show how big a man he is. This time we may not even need the fig leaf of WMDs to start an invasion. Some ships somewhere has been damaged, it seems. That's all the US needs to start yet another gulf war.
Every decade since WWII the US has done us all a solid by invading some place or the other and killing at least a million people. Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan. This decade's performance has been sub par - so far only a coup in Libya and proxy invasions in Yemen and Syria. C'mon guys.
Of course, it could all be a bluff, a way to take attention off the far more important confrontation with China over trade. Which, of course, is itself the first battle in what's likely to be Cold War 2.0.