A few weeks after the government of French President Emmanuel Macron sent a similar message to the military, “Civil War” warned about its “waiver” and “Islamic” warning that a group of supporters of the French military had reacted angrily after the release of the letter. Dulal the aristocracy
The letter, published on the website of the right-wing Valers Aquiles magazine late Sunday night, echoed a letter published in the same publication last month but appears to still have written an unknown number of young soldiers who are in active service.
On Monday, Macron’s close ally, Interior Minister Gerald Dermanin, complained that the anonymous signatories to the second letter did not have the “courage” to dismiss “Defense Minister Florence Parley” as part of a crude political plan.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Jean-Castex Le Parisien told the newspaper that the letter was a “political ploy” by “extreme rights”.
But it was welcomed by far-right leader Marine Le Pen, seen as Macron’s main rival for next year’s presidential election.
He was also blamed by some government officials for the previous letter, which was signed by some officials and about 20 semi-retired generals.
‘Generation of Fire’
“We are not talking about increasing your orders or making others victorious. We are talking about the survival of our country, the survival of your country, ”the latest letter was addressed to Macron and his cabinet.
The authors described them as soldiers of the military youth generation, the so-called “generation of fire” who saw active service.
They wrote, “They have sacrificed their lives to destroy the Islamism you have allowed on our soil.”
They claim that the Sentinel has also worked on security operations in France, they started in 2015 after the offensive wave.
They complained that, for some religious communities, “France means nothing but criticism, contempt or hatred.”
“If a civil war breaks out, the military will maintain order on its own soil … The civil war is starting in France and you know it very well.”
Unlike previous missives, the latest letter may have been signed by the public, with Valers Aquiles saying it did more than 160,000 on Monday afternoon.
‘What is this courage?’
A senior official at the military headquarters told AFP that the armed forces would not allow the letter to go unanswered.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, “A strong reminder will be made by the command in honor of the responsibility.”
“One may have personal beliefs, but the armed forces are universal and have full allegiance to the elected president. If you feel bad, you can leave the army with a clear conscience, ”the official said.
“I believe you shouldn’t hide this kind of thing when you’re in the military,” Darmanin told BFM television. “These people are anonymous. What is this courage? Stay anonymous? “
“It’s part of a crude political plan,” Parley told the same channel. “It uses all phrases, vocabulary, melodies, references that are the ultimate”
Analysts say Macron Le Pen and his nationalist party have been blamed in recent months for “Islamist extremists” who immigrated to France in the late 2020s.
Le Pen’s response during a visit to western France was that the civil war was “being signaled.” “It simply came to our notice then. Of course, there is always the risk of civil war, “he said, adding that he welcomed the second letter as it was the first.
“It’s clearly not a call for rebellion,” he said. “Otherwise I wouldn’t support it.”
In a letter last month, Castax described the rare interference in politics by military figures as “an initiative against all the policies, honors and responsibilities of our republic.”
Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Francois Lecantre said those who signed it should be punished for disciplinary action, starting with full retirement.