Going Global: Republicans urge France to invoke Article 5 of NATO Treaty- an attack on one is an attack on all

November 2015 EUROPE Republican presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said U.S. allies should invoke the collective defense clause of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to terrorist attacks in Paris. “This is clearly an act of war and an attack on one of our NATO allies, and we should invoke Article 5 of the NATO agreement, and bring everyone together to put together a coalition to confront this challenge,” Mr. Rubio said Sunday morning on ABC. French president Francois Hollande called the attacks “an act of war” and cited Islamic State as responsible.
Former Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush stopped short calling for an Article 5 declaration, which is the formal recognition that an attack on one NATO member represents an attack on them all, and sets the groundwork for collective military action. “I think the president should convene the North Atlantic Council to discuss that,” Mr. Bush said Sunday morning on CNN. “If that’s what the French want, then, our longest and strongest and most loyal ally over our entire history, we should certainly consider it.”
The only time the collective defense provision was invoked came after the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the U.S. Later, on NBC, Mr. Bush said: “This is a threat to western civilization and we should consider it that way.” The U.S. and France already work together in operations in Iraq and Syria, sharing intelligence and coordinating airstrikes. Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama, agreed with Mr. Hollande that the attacks in Paris were an act of war. He said the U.S. wants “to continue to intensify that coordination” with France. While France hasn’t invoked Article 5, NATO’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said members are ready to assist. –Wall Street Journal
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3 Responses to Going Global: Republicans urge France to invoke Article 5 of NATO Treaty- an attack on one is an attack on all

  1. Joseph Sonny Skies says:

    Interesting! The USA kills it’s own citizens with a false flag event on 911 and initiates the NATO article 5…saying that it is a threat to western civilization…now as part of the same plan of finding a reason to take over the governments of other nations to win numerous cash and prizes and put in friendly paid off leaders to USA interests…Since local mercenaries were used in many of these locations to avoid the look of US invasion and these mercenaries were not united to any one cause but their own various interests[ NOT USA interests] they ended up fighting each other with a few gaining power over the other mercenaries until they coalesced into what is now known as ISIS and have outgrown their corporate western civilization master and are creating their own caliphate which neutralizes everything the USA has been trying to accomplish since 2001 and even further is ready to attack anyone and everyone around the world just because they can. This has certainly unified many other countries to rally together to fight this monster that dr.Freakenbankers has created and has gone totally out of control. Now the ones that built this monster are again calling on NATO article 5…But the original agenda of the monster builder has not changed…..Just my opinion my EP friends but based on what I have learned over these many years.

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