Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CNN — Brennan says Trump ignores intel community at nation's 'peril'

[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.
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."
Nincompoopery rising to the level of malfeasance. More moronism at the highest levels of US government.

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.

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Brennan says Trump ignores intel community at nation's 'peril'
Tim Skoczek, The Axe Files

12 comments:

sidchem said...

Beware, just because Brennan is a dummy, it doesn't make Trump smart!

Penguin pop said...

Tom, this story is getting weirder. Now there are allegations that Trump made some Russian hookers pee on a bed, and some people are saying some people on 4chan's /pol/ board made up the whole thing and sent it to a journalist. Have you heard about this?

Tom Hickey said...

I wait for the fake news to be sorted out, but nothing is beyond the pale these days.

Tom Hickey said...

4Chan Claims To Have Fabricated Anti-Trump Report As A Hoax

Tom Hickey said...

But here's another one.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-10/us-intel-told-trump-russia-had-compromising-personal-and-financial-information-about

US Intel Told Trump Russia Had Compromising Personal And Financial Information About Him

"An Angry Trump Responds: "FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!

The "news" is getting to be a troller's paradise and clickbait heaven in the soaring demand for eyeballs.

Tom Hickey said...

And another

Donald Trump Was Bailed Out of Bankruptcy by Russia Crime Bosses

Tom Hickey said...

The Left Means to Break This President

Matt Franko said...

Even the Alex Jones people are starting to look respectable in comparison ....

Tom Hickey said...

Amazing, isn't it.

Penguin pop said...

This nonsense has even made Keith Olbermann look like left-wing Alex Jones now and somehow sounding crazier than him.

Bob said...

The CIA has been infiltrated by Chinese operatives. Shocking, but true :)

Noah Way said...

The so-called 'left' is simply using the same tools and techniques as its long-term opponent. Think of it as symmetry in asymmetrical warfare. It makes perfect sense when you realize they are both working towards exactly the same end: projecting the illusion that there is any difference between them.