That appears to be what the period from 2001 to the defeat of Iran is likely to be remembered as. First Afghanistan, then Iraq, then Lybia, next Syria and finally Iran: the struggle of the Euro-American democratic MDCs against the pseudo-fascist Arabian dictatorship MDCs.
If you are male and live in America, Great Britain, or France, you should probably consider a rifle training course, because it seems probable that with America inexorably tied down in Afghanistan and drained at $100 billion/yr, the leading NATO nations will resort to a draft to hold Iran once its armor has been destroyed. Syria will probably be policed by UN peacekeepers, further straining the French and British armies, although Turkey is also likely to participate (but if Turkey has a particularly strong presence, the insurgency will be particularly fierce).
And get a gas mask and be careful when you are in the subway, because Bashar Assad will do anything to stay in power. America is probably safe, but I don't think the French can make the same claim.... Obviously the English Channel subway is a link between Britain and France, so if you are a British citizen who frequently travels to France -- or to Belgium -- you should consider carrying a gas mask in your bag.
But I also counsel you to look below the surface, because there is something far more sinister afoot than even these dictatorial regimes, I'm afraid.