From 2 of the leading American planners..
The proper organization of the world system, Henry Kissinger explained, should be based on the recognition that "the United States has global interests and responsibilities," while US-client states have "regional interests":
About the "Arab Spring," Zbigniew Brzenzski warned that:The United States must be concerned more with the overall framework of order than with the management of every regional enterprise.
Interestingly, the MSNBC interviewers seem to agree that the Arab Spring = "instability" or a disaster for US interests in the Middle East as they stop just short of worshiping the Rockefeller frontman.America’s position in the Middle East is disintegrating in between our eyes. The stakes are high. The Arab governments that we have traditionally dealt with are beginning to fold up. A new era is upon us but it is not in my view, an era of democracy. It's an era of populism. We have missed the boat here.