The Middle East Crisis Needs To Be De-escalated

With the current crisis in the Middle East churning and violence flaring, I hope cooler heads will prevail and the tensions can be de-escalated.
   We don’t want lives lost needlessly in a war that could have been avoided. History is full of crises that resulted in wars because the countries involved kept escalating events instead of trying to calm the situations down.
   Both sides have said and done things worsening the situation. I think the Trump Administration’s leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal was a big mistake which added fuel to the fire. And although Soleimani was a ruthless individual with plenty of blood on his hands, assassinating him also inflamed the conflict even further. It certainly did not calm things down.
   We are at this point now, like it or not.
   We should try to de-escalate the tensions and work on other ways to deal with the ongoing conflict.