Paris Changes Everything—NATO Must Join Russia to Crush ISIS

November 16, 2015

The United States and Europe have been given a wake-up call by the barbaric terrorist assault in Paris. Multiple leading voices are now demanding that Obama's insane regime- change policy in Syria—that, as in Iraq and Libya earlier, is unleashing chaos around the world—must be ended immediately, so that the world can unite against the ISIS scourge.

President Putin said Saturday: "It is clear, that to effectively fight this evil we need real joint efforts by the entire international community."

Former NATO Commander Adm. James Stavridis told Foreign Policy that France could expect NATO to invoke Article 5, authorizing a NATO response to the attack, with the "fundamental purpose" of the NATO mission to "defeat the Islamic State in Syria and destroy the infrastructure it has created there." Most importantly, the Admiral added: "Russia should be invited to participate alongside NATO and other coalition members against the Islamic State."

In Vienna on Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov led a broad coalition of nations in calling for a ceasefire in Syria, with an 18-month time frame for elections. President Assad is not excluded from the process.

On Sunday, Presidents Obama and Putin spoke on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Turkey, where a White House official told Reuters that "President Obama and President Putin agreed on the need for a Syrian-led and Syrian-owned political transition, which would be preceded by UN-mediated negotiations between the Syrian opposition and regime as well as a ceasefire."

Helga Zepp-LaRouche said from Germany on Sunday that Americans must understand that "nothing will be the same in Europe after this." The intentional targetting of normal life—concerts, sports events, restaurants—shows that everyone is vulnerable, not only in France, but across Europe. She reported that high-level European sources know that U.S. and British intelligence forces have been openly supporting the terrorists, both through the Saudis and directly, as former U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency chief Gen. Michael Flynn has already exposed.

She pointed to the fact that in January, on the day of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, former U.S. Senator Bob Graham told a press conference that if the classified 28 pages of the congressional 9/11 report had been released, that Paris attack would not have happened. The 28 pages documented the Saudi role in funding the 9/11 attack on the United States. Now, Mrs. LaRouche said, we must re-focus our efforts to release this damning evidence now, showing that Obama is in an open alliance with the terrorists in order to achieve his criminal regime- change policies.

Lyndon LaRouche's friend, Sen. Mike Gravel, has issued a cover letter to a legal document which demonstrates that his victory in the Supreme Court in 1971—when the Court ruled that his release of the classified Pentagon Papers into the congressional proceedings was legal under the Constitution— applied to the 28 pages, and any Member of Congress could read them into the Congressional Record. LaRouche has mandated a full mobilization of his organization over the coming days to release this document to every member of Congress, the press, and all citizens.

LaRouche emphasized that Obama is now the most hated figure in the world, and that the United States is not and will not be trusted as long as he remains in the presidency.



Stavridis: Activate NATO Against ISIS and Invite Russia to Participate

The question of whether or not France will request the activation of NATO, under NATO's Article 5 collective defense provision, in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris, is now an open one. Retired Admiral James Stavridis, a former commander of NATO and the current dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, writes in a Nov. 14 article on the website of the journal, Foreign Policy, that France should invoke Article 5 and that NATO must now join the fight against ISIS.

Adm. Stavridis writes: "Paris would be within its rights to expect NATO to play a meaningful role in organizing a significant military response to the attacks...The fundamental purpose of a NATO mission should be to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and destroy the infrastructure it has created there." Stavridis then lays out the steps that NATO should take, including going to the UN Security Council.

Stavridis goes a step further, however, and calls for inviting Russia to participate in this NATO mission. NATO should emphasize that it is building an 'open coalition,' one that can not only include the forces of traditional allies, but also those of NATO's traditional adversary, Russia...Russia should be invited to participate alongside NATO and other coalition members against the Islamic State."