NATO Needs To Fire Its First Salvo Over the Islamists’ Bow

In an article published in the WSJ by former Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar offers excellent reasons why NATO needs to re-invent itself in a post 9/11 world. Aznar correctly indentifies this latest totalitarian ideology as ‘Jihadism’, (Islamist Extremism) and as being ‘one in a string of totalitarianist ideologies’ the democratic west has had to confront during this past century. I agree that NATO needs to include key countries such as Colombia and India, as well as Japan, Australia and Israel to become full members.

It would be seen as a solid bold move that the West does indeed mean business, and would also send a message the terrorists that the West is uniting.
The War Against Islamist Extremism (WAIE) needs new and bold initiatives, and Jose Maria Aznar provides them in spades. KGS59

November 28, 2005; Page A16

“The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created in 1949 in order to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilization of Western nations. It was built upon the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law, and as such is equally vital today. The alliance was able to protect our freedom from the Soviet threat. Now it is imperative to defend us against the threat of Islamist terror.It is true that NATO reinvented itself in the ’90s, moving from its Cold War agenda to a kind of “stability-exporter” organization, a desirable outcome bearing in mind the conflicts in the Balkans……”

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