and this meant that the group in power would always be in a weak position and would have to rely on Western nations to stay in power.
Yep. The West set the Middle East up to create social chaos. They did a very good job of it. :-)
The pattern of blowback from such interference is, by this point in time, way too apparent to be denied.
One would think. But there never seems to be a shortage of congresscritters who think that just one more intervention will fix something.
It’s the very definition of “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”