That's why these uprisings, even if they end up incomplete in many senses, will do U.S. imperialism no good. Any inkling of democracy and U.S 'interests' are going to be pushed into a corner. This isn't 1989, when the kids were all playing Rock-n-Roll in Eastern Europe.
Iran has already made the first move by sending warships through the Suez. And there wasn't a damn thing the U.S. military could do about it.
1'Arab Unrest Propels Iran as Saudi Influence Declines' - NYT