[CIA chief John] Brennan, who spent years stationed in the Middle East, offered a sober assessment about the prospect of Western-style democracies taking root in that arid terrain.
"I think there were very, very unrealistic expectations in Washington, including in some parts of the administration, that the Arab Spring was going to push out these authoritarian regimes and democracy is going to flourish because that's what people want," he said.
Nincompoopery rising to the level of malfeasance. More moronism at the highest levels of US government.It turns out that what they actually want, he countered, was freedom "for themselves, or their group, or their tribe. But the concept of democracy is something that really is not engrained in a lot of the people and the cultures and the countries out there."
In addition, they are technocrats that hate democracy as governance of, by and for the people, whom they view as needing to be led rather than leading. They see "populism" as rabble-rousing and Donald Trump as a rabble-rouser. So, of course, they want to sew fear that if President Trump is not guided by technocrats (them), then Americans are doomed.
Brennan says Trump ignores intel community at nation's 'peril'
Tim Skoczek, The Axe Files