In 2003 a load of you-know-what was cooked up about WMDs in Iraq so we invaded and eventually hung Saddam.
In 2006 Israel provoked a war against Lebanon.
So by late 2006 the USA was stuck in Iraq, the public was sick of war, and only two of the seven initial targets had been attacked, and one them, Hezbollah, had actually gained respect, strength and power from the 2006 war against Israel.
The initial plan was thus moribund.
To resurrect the initial plan, in 2007 the USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia had the brilliant idea of unleashing the worst international cutthroat Jihadis onto Syria, Lebanon and Iran. This was Plan B.
It took several years for the US State Dept to organise and unleash the Arab Spring which was designed to provide those international cutthroat Jihadis with cover as 'freedom fighters' so that NATO and its allies could supply and fight alongside them in a series of 'humanitarian interventions' to overthrow the targeted governments of Syria, Lebanon and Iran.
However, Plan B was ditched and Plan C was initiated. The first nation that these Jihadis were unleashed onto was actually Libya.
I've wondered why this occured.
Case in point, in 2010 under initiative from LIbya’s Qaddafi, Tunisia’s Ben Ali and Egypt’s Mubarak and Libya were planning to issue an Arab Gold Dinar and to demand payment for their oil exports in gold dinar and not US dollars, the seed of a Pan-Arab Bank. That would have spelled the end of the dollar, the key pillar of US hegemony. The released emails of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to her private Libya adviser, Sid Blumenthal, confirm this as the reason for Washington urgency in removing those three–Bin Ali, Mubarak and Qaddafi in their so-called “Arab Spring.”
[source : Washington’s Dangerous Middle East Agenda, New Eastern Outlook, http://journal-neo.org/2017/06/17/washingtons-dangerous-middle-east-agenda-2/, 17th June 2017]
After British Special Forces and NATO assisted the Jihadis in killing Gaddafi, Plan B was resurrected and the Jihadis were smuggled into Syria and have since then been in Syria trying and failing to either kill or overthrow Assad, despite the logistical support of the USA and the financial support of the headchopping monarchies, despots and tyrants of the Gulf States. The Jihadis were allowed grow into Islamic State in a plan designed to isoalate Assad, and intelligence agencies in some NATO countries have been allowing radical Jihadis to base their HQs and preach Jihad on their streets and in their mosques to provide fresh meat for the Jihad against Assad. We have recently seen the blowback from this diabolical dance with the devils of Jihad in Manchester and London, and Lee Rigby was butchered to death by a radical Jihadi preacher, Michael Adebalajo, who should have been in prison instead of being allowed to preach Jihad against Assad.
And a week or so ago, with Syria now a stinking, rotten carcass of the nation it once was and Assad growing stronger by the day, Islamic State began to turn its Jihad against Iran.
Bomber Trump is continuing this Plan B by agreeing a $350 billion weapons and defence deal with the Saudis (who did 9/11 and unleashed the Jihadis) and with the Saudis forging an alliance against Iran (who did't do 9/11 and is fighting the Jihadis).
Repeat after me : it doesn't matter if there is a red or a blue in The White House, there is a global agenda and it must not be stopped.