Tuesday, November 17, 2015

EU Activates "Mutual Defense Clause" For France: First Time In EU History







EU member states agreed Tuesday (17 November) to grant military assistance to France following Friday's terror attacks in Paris.
For the first time in EU history, defence ministers unanimously decided to activate the "mutual defence clause" of the EU treaty.
"France is requesting help and assistance from Europe. And today all Europe, united, answers yes," EU diplomacy chief Federica Mogherini said at a press conference. "The European Union expressed its strongest, full support and readiness to provide all the aid and assistance asked for and needed."
French president Francois Hollande had invoked article 42.7 of the EU treaty in an address to the parliament Monday.

 "If a member state is the victim of armed aggression on its territory," the article states, "the other member states shall have towards it an obligation of aid and assistance by all the means in their power."
"It is a very important political act," French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told the press. "It will enable us to have the necessary bilateral discussions and the essential coordination to let us translate those commitments into action."
While EU law also includes a solidarity cause in the event of a terrorist attack, to "protect democratic institutions and the civilian populace", France chose to ask for help for its external military operations. 
France expects "capabilities cooperation on French interventions in Syria and Iraq, or relief or support in other operations," Le Drian said.
In addition to launching strikes against the Islamic State group and protecting its own territory, France has sent troops to the Sahel region, the Central African Republic, Lebanon, and to several minor theatres. 

Around 7,000 troops are deployed overseas.

"France cannot do everything on its own any longer," Le Drian said.
Bilateral talks have begun between France and other member states to clarify French needs and other countries' capabilities. 
Although all member states agreed to activate the mutual defence clause, some are more wary of sending troops to external theatres.

"All member states will be able to contribute in the spirit of their own defence policies and foreign policies," said Federica Mogherini, who seemed to downplay the operational implications of the decision. "It is, first of all, a political act, a political message."


Signaling a policy shift towards Russia, he added that he would soon meet Russian president Vladimir Putin. Until now, France had opposed the anti-terror coalition proposed by Putin.

On Tuesday the Russian air force bombed the IS stronghold of Raqqa,where the French had already struck twice on Sunday and Monday evening, as well as in Alep and Idlib. 






2 comments:

David Pearson said...

Didn't know how many knew this. I found it interesting...... Not surprising


Did you know that we now have a Muslim government?

John Brennan, current head of CIA converted to Islam while stationed in Saudi Arabia.

Obama's top advisor, Valerie Jarrett, is a Muslim who was born in Iran where her parents still live.

Hillary Clinton's top advisor, Huma Abedin is a Muslim, whose mother and brother are involved in the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for Homeland Security, Arif Alikhan, is a Muslim.

Homeland Security Advisor, Mohammed Elibiary, is a Muslim.

Obama advisor and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Salam al-Marayati, is a Muslim.

Obama's Sharia Czar, Imam Mohamed Magid, of the Islamic Society of North America is a Muslim.

Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, Eboo Patel, is a Muslim.

And last but not least, our closet Muslim himself, Barack Hussein Obama.

It's questionable if Obama ever officially took the oath of office when he was sworn in. He didn't repeat the oath properly to defend our nation and our Constitution. Later the Democrats claimed he was given the oath again in private?

CIA director John Brennan took his oath on a copy of the Constitution, not a Bible.

Congressman, Keith Ellison took his oath on a copy of the Qur'an.

Congresswoman Michele Bachman was vilified and almost tarred and feathered by Democrats when she voiced her concern about Muslims taking over our government.

Considering all these appointments, it would explain why Obama and his minions are systematically destroying our nation, supporting radical Muslim groups worldwide, opening our southern border, and turning a blind eye to the genocide being perpetrated on Christians all over Africa and the Middle East.

The more damage Obama does, the more arrogant he's become!

Our nation and our government has been infiltrated by people who want to destroy us. It can only get worse!

Dave Aldrich said...

Interesting article on WND yesterday, “Obama: Delusional or Something Worse?” This caught my attention and caused me to roll my eyes:

[quote] One veteran forensic psychiatrist I know – an expert witness in thousands of court cases, whose expertise is sizing up criminal/antisocial people and determining what makes them tick – has described Obama to me in terms of “malignant narcissistic personality disorder.” The modifier “malignant” signifies the version of “narcissistic personality disorder” that may cross over into criminality, he explained. [end quote]

source: http://www.wnd.com/2015/11/obama-delusional-or-something-worse/#zoxc6lmzJ0fdZZXf.99

Leave it to the psychiatric “experts” to make another “disorder” claim.

David, what you state above paints a far more disturbing picture. Delusional? You bet, but to the point of creating a delusional army of supporters around him.

And I can't help but believe that Mr. O is God's man in office – meaning that He allowed him to become president for the reason of judging this nation. In 2008 this country, that for the most part has forsaken God, asked for “change,” but didn't get the change for which it hoped.

Ultimately we know that it is SIN that is Obama's issue, as is the case with the rest of the human race. And Jesus is the only fix.

I agree that things will only get worse for this country and the world. It's all part of prophecy unraveling before our eyes. Ready or not, the NWO is coming and it's going to get crazier.

Meanwhile we continue to wait and long for Jesus to part the eastern skies and call us Home!