The Shah of Iran was also a despot, and the West had a role in allowing Khomeini to return from exile. What happened next? It is better to let the Middle Eastern countries follow their course and their people to blow their steam and fight among themselves, than try to impose a social order they will never accept. Foreign Intervention only energizes the people. Remember that the Soviets and the USA jump started the global jihad in Afghanistan in the 1980ies. Why some people never learn?
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: Western action against Gadhafi has self-serving interests