by: the Common Constitutionalist
Many smart people in the know are rightly worried that war may be inevitable in the Middle East. They are right to be worried, as this time it will not be a proxy war. This one will be a direct conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia for Muslim supremacy of the region.
But this is not about two nations. It is Iranian Shiites against Saudi Sunni Wahhabists. This war was always inevitable. There is no diplomacy that can or could ever have stopped it. No amount of intercession by Europe, Russia or the United States can curtail it.