The article forgets to mention that a lot of these uprisings were spurred on by American funding via NGO's, USAID and other front organizations. Spurred on further by massive psychological warfare. Just look at Libya. That conflict puts Iraq to shame in terms of the lies, hypocrisy and deception. I'm sure there have been all kinds of intelligence analysts screaming at American leadership about what the possible outcome could be of a "democratic" push in the region. But either their arrogance deafened them or it's exactly what they wanted to hear.
Dozens protest in Nazareth against budget cuts targeting Christian schools (Haaretz)
from the article: Arab Spring showed its real face in attack on Israeli embassy in Egypt