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    US Politicians Call for Invoking NATO Article 5 in Wake of Paris Attack

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    The US and France have qualified the recent Paris attack as an "act of war" and called for massive retaliation, citing NATO's Article 5; however, Western policymakers remain silent about who facilitated the emergence of ISIL, US author Stephen Lendman notes.

    In the wake of the Paris attack a chorus of American politicians is calling to invoke NATO's Article 5 in order to bring together all 28 nations of the Alliance, US author Stephen Lendman remarks, posing the question of what the possible consequences of such a massive military buildup might be.

    "Article 5 considers an armed attack (real or otherwise) against one or more members, an attack against all. Collective self-defense is called for — perhaps in the wake of the Paris incident — all-out war on humanity, risking global escalation if confrontation is provoked with Russia or China," Lendman noted in his recent article for Global Research.

    "Unleashing US-led NATO's killing machine could become the war to end all wars, risking world peace and humanity's survival," he warned.

    American politicians as well as French President Hollande claimed that it was the infamous Islamic State who orchestrated the hideous massacre in Paris on Friday 13. Furthermore, none of them have admitted that the Western political establishment played a certain role in the emergence of the Islamic State.

    Meanwhile, with guns blazing, Republican hopeful Jeb Bush suggested that the North Atlantic Council should discuss invoking Article 5 as soon as possible.

    "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," Bush said as quoted by the US author.

    The American politician called the recent Paris attack nothing less than "a threat to Western civilization."

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio insisted that the Paris assault is "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 assemble a coalition to confront this challenge."

    In his turn, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the Alliance is ready to step in.

    Remarkably, while slamming and lambasting ISIL, US and NATO officials remained mute about the fact that hordes of Islamic extremists operating in the Middle East are actually the US political establishment's creation, used as proxy foot soldiers, Lendman noted.

    It goes without saying that the threat posed by ISIL and international terrorism is significant. However, the question arises, what lies at the root of the Middle Eastern insurgency and who benefits from the mess in the region.


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      to hell with USA... they just want article 5 so they can make trouble.... no doubt France doesn't want this as they know that USA is evil and will just use this to justify more terror... nobody trusts USA!!!
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      Invoking Article 5 would illegally place a NATO invasion force inside Syria that has the goal of fighting ISIL, but also carrying out the US goal of gutting the Syrian gov't and defeating the Syrian Army. It is not Syria that attacked FRA, but the Gulf Arab mercenaries placed inside Syria with Libyan weapons using US-Turkish logistical help in 2011. NATO deployment would lead to regional war in a matter of days.
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      Most loyal ally. Lol. The terrorist American government created Isis, funds Isis and supplies Isis. The criminal American government NEEDS a MAJOR military conflict asap or it knows the national debt will bring it to its knees.
    • Syden A D
      NATO's article five is simply an empty threat, they created and funded ISIL , they have been in illegal oil trade with the self styled caliphate , they've obviously air dropped weapons to support the terrorists and they now pretend to be hurt , simply because their ground little soldiers have hard touched their wounds or added salt to their wounds , that's hypocrisy, and western double standards
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      We need blood to save ours economic . Think your for your last two donation (80 000 000 deads from the last one) I propose the same thing but this one we will do it in america to be sure to be fair for every one. Futher information call N.A.T.O
    • Syden A D
      Other than bragging with their so called article 5 NATO should just cease sponsoring terrorist for their own political goals
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      Lucas T Rech
      It was a big blef from a U.S allied country. Is most likely that if Russia react with and air strike or something like, the NATO will unite forces against Russia.
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