Out with the Arab Spring. In with the Arab Autumn.
Even after the US supported movements, throughout the Middle East to overthrow, nothing seems to stop the flow of hatred. This is true, even in Libya, where US military might (and money) was used to overthrow Moaammar Qaddafi.
The Islamists seem to have been gathering their strength and are now taking action. One hopes that things will not get any uglier than they already have. There is not much reason for confidence.
Oh, of course this madness has nothing to do with one idiotic, offensive Youtube video.
So much for those repaired relationships and increased respect for the US abroad. Were you dumb enough to believe that?