France May Invoke Article 5 of NATO in Response to ISIS

PolitiChicks.comMany in the international community have wondered aloud if France will now invoke Article V of the NATO charter.  According to the NATO webpage, “Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which states that an attack on one Ally shall be considered an attack on all Allies.”

The first time Article 5 was invoked followed the 9/11 attacks on the United States of America. So, it stands that we may soon hear a similar request from France. What exactly this will mean can vary.

From the NATO website,

“Allies can provide any form of assistance they deem necessary to respond to the situation. This assistance is not necessarily military and depends on the material resources of each country. Each individual member determines how it will contribute and will consult with the other members, bearing in mind that the ultimate aim is to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.”

So, given this free reign of response, will we see President Obama order our secret weapon back to France in support? By secret weapon, I am of course referring to James Taylor who was sent to sing to our allies in France after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. It would be rather shocking to see any strong response from our President given his weak response to Benghazi and a myriad of other events across the globe.

If one conclusion can be drawn at this point, it is that all Syrian refugees should be stopped from entering any country. Several Presidential candidates have already come out against bringing the refugees here to the USA. Readers should be reminded that Hillary Clinton supports the Syrian refugees coming to America and that should be all that is needed to declare her unfit to be Commander in Chief.

Shannon Grady

South Carolina Politichick Shannon Grady came to the staff in late 2013 with experience writing political pieces on US foreign, domestic, and education policy for Shannon has also been a guest commentator on The PonyTail Patriot BlogTalkRadio show. Shannon brings a unique perspective to European politics as she is able to cover events happening across Europe from the heart of the EU, while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles include original coverage of the Memorial Day events at Flanders Field, Belgium and the 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy, France. Shannon has a BA in History from the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Webster University, and recently finished her doctorate program at Liberty University where she focused on Educational Leadership and Administration. She currently teaches online AP courses in Macro and Micro Economics and AP US history. She is the wife of active duty Army officer LTC Matthew Grady who is currently assigned to NATO in Belgium and the mother of one rambunctious little boy. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @SGPAExPat

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