In Brussels, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian invoked the EU’s mutual assistance clause for the first time since the 2009 Lisbon Treaty introduced the possibility, saying he expected help with French operations in Syria, Iraq and Africa.
“France would like to ask its European partners for their bilateral support in the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria as well as increased military participation from member states in operational theatres where France is deployed,” an EU aide has told AFP.
Despite intense speculation, France has not so far invoked the Nato article 5, which guarantees military support to an ally under attack.
That part of the treaty gives all signatories the right to wage war as an act of self-defence, under the UN charter.
OMG! The EU? He can’t be serious!
What will they do? Invoke more sanctions against Israel?
Criminalize their own citizens as Islamophobes?
Eurozone elites won’t defend themselves against Islam, they’re too sophisticated for that.