“It’s an acknowledgement that much of the so-called isolation versus Russia is just bankrupt, it cannot work,” Brennan said, adding that, “It’s not a sensible foreign policy to attempt to isolate a power like Russia. Particularly, Russia has… continued to develop faster relations throughout the regions, continued its relationships with Syria… There is a notable modus vivendi with Saudi Arabia, which is a crucial US ally.”
The isolation simply is not viable, Brennan stated.
It’s important for the Obama administration, after many promises that there will be no boots on the ground, to rely on its allies in the region, he pointed out.
“There’s emphasis on using allies, and arbs in particular. And they’ve not been particularly enthusiastic about committing to this,” Brennan explained.
“I wouldn’t put too much emphasis on this so-called anti-terrorist coalition by Saudi Arabia. It’s a sort of window dressing to bolster their regional stature and posture, in order to show their policy is contiguous with the US anti-ISIS-terror campaign,” Brennan observed.
The expert observed that there is no decisive military impact to be expected from the new coalition.