Former national security adviser of the United States of America, Zbigniew Brzezinski stated in a Financial Times op-ed published Sunday that President Obama should threaten to retaliate if Russia doesn’t stop attacking assets of the United States.
“In these rapidly unfolding circumstances the U.S. has only one real option if it is to protect its wider stakes in the region: to convey to Moscow the demand that it cease and desist from military actions that directly affect American assets,” Brzezinski said.
“The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland,” Brzezinski noted. “They could be ‘disarmed’ if they persist in provoking the US.”
Brzezinski wrote, the problem in the Middle East is bigger than Syria and it will be appropriate for Russia to cooperate with the US other than relying on the United Kingdom and France like they did in the past to play a decisive role in the region. He also added, “But, better still, Russia might be persuaded to act with the U.S. in seeking a wider accommodation to a regional problem that transcends the interests of a single state.”
Instead of what he calls a “new form of neocolonial domination. ”
He concluded by saying the United States, China and Russia must act in concert to protect there mutual interest, “China would doubtless prefer to stay on the sidelines. It might calculate that it will then be in a better position to pick up the pieces. But the regional chaos could easily spread northeastward, eventually engulfing central and northeastern Asia. Both Russia and then China could be adversely affected. But American interests and America’s friends — not to mention regional stability — would also suffer. It is time, therefore, for strategic boldness.”