Been waiting for Iran to start rocking the boat hard, since we took out the balancing force the US has used to keep the tension even (Saddam Hussein, Iraq).
When we invaded Iraq, and killed the dictator we helped prop up (the way we secretly propped up his enemies as well), sooner or later the vacuum left would be responded to when the opportunity appears.
The US created, with the help of Britain, the Middle East mess - with the various sides generally having no real edge over the others (Iran/Iraq, for example). All in the name of oil.
With Iraq no longer holding Iran in check (and the other way around), the various neighbors all feel the blowback of a destabilized region, and look for ways to get the upper hand. Too bad we helped make it all happen. For that black stuff that comes out of the ground...
Then there's Israel, sitting in the middle of a minefield of enemies, and holding lots of powerful weapons. Can you say powderkeg?
Meanwhile, Israel tests the waters for how much they can get away with, ditto for Syria, and so on and on.
Too bad we didn't let Mossadegh and others rule their own countries, but had to play the global oil game in a way that would likely eventually lead to WW3.
Unless that was the plan all along.
In that case, can we please have a planet that gentle humans can live on while the power mongers play their game somewhere else?