November 14, 2015 Leave a comment
France should invoke Article 5 of the NATO treaty – An attack on one, is an attack on all. Every NATO member must contribute to a combined NATO force in Turkey, to launch a full-scale attack on Islamic State in Syria. No more limited airstrikes – there needs to be a ground force marching on Raqqa.
“The near-simultaneous attacks in Paris that killed nearly 130 people were an “act of war” organised by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, says France’s President Francois Hollande.
He said the attacks, carried out by eight gunmen and suicide bombers, were “organised and planned from outside”.
The targets included bars, restaurants, a concert and a high-profile football match. IS claimed the attacks.
Mr Hollande has declared three days of national mourning.
He has raised the security threat level to its highest point and imposed a nationwide state of emergency.
This is the deadliest peacetime attack in France and the worst in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombings. At least 180 people were wounded, 80 of whom are in a critical condition.”
Paris attacks: Hollande blames Islamic State for ‘act of war’