I think things are going to get very exciting in the Middle East, unfortunately. I just hope they limit the killing to each other. It doesn't seem that he has groomed a successor, so I think that they are going to fight amongst themselves (hopefully *only* politically) for leadership. I also think the fringe groups are going to slip their leashes and run amok.
I think the US is going to end up spending a great deal of money on this, one way or another.
To me this has the potential to be a much bigger deal than the election just past.