I expect that some features of Arab politics from the 1960s and 1970s will make a comeback. States that opened up, like Egypt and Tunisia, may experience plots and assassinations. Decades-long frustrations are destined to have an impact, here and there, and maybe everywhere. The second bombing of the gas pipeline to Israel is only a beginning. Israel has been an actor for decades, while Arabs were forced to watch. Tables will be reversed. Israel will begin to watch a show that it won't enjoy. The political trends are clear: from North Africa to Gulf. The counter-revolution is in full force, to be sure, but it suffers from a major weakness: it is led by House of Saud and sons of Zayid, for potato's sake.