Dear friends,

While it is way too early to come to any conclusions about what really happened in Paris, I want to share the following thought with you: President Hollande has just declared that what took place was an act of war.  This, in turn, means that the entire NATO alliance could be called in to respond to this (under Article 5).  As for the attackers, already one Syrian passport was found, and witnesses say that one of them screamed “for Syria” before opening fire.  In other words, this attack has just given NATO a pretext to intervene in Syria.  Last, but not least, the only French aircraft carrier was schedule to leave its port this Wednesday.  For the Middle-East, precisely.

Coincidences?

You tell me.

The Saker

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