Arab spring has promised to bring more transparency, accountability, and gender equality which all are good.
The “bad” dictators who turned against the West were “good” to them at times and even dictators from Egypt, Iraq, or Libya played the role of partners. The good dictators guaranteed a stable environment for the West to access oil and gas while polluting the region which has been painful for the people who live in it.
Traveling through the region, one can observe that Western countries status is lower than it has been. One sided policies from one country to another has not brought stability nor democracy… in our region where the West cannot fix or walk away from it, people must take control of their own destiny with ample resources and manpower at their reach. Here is an example to watch: