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Francia. L’Esercito lancia il secondo segnale di guerra civile. 130,000 firme, 992,000 virtuali.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-12.

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Circa un mese fa circa 1,000 militari, tra i quali anche 20 generali, avevano lanciato l’accorato appello.

«Controversy is growing in France over an open letter signed by former and serving members of the military, warning of the threat of civil war»

«Around 1,000 servicemen and women, including some 20 retired generals, put their names to the letter»

«”The hour is grave, France is in peril”»

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Macron ha preso la lettera senza un briciolo di humour: era furibondo.

Ma la sua ira impotente non ha mica fatto nulla per rimuovere le potenziali cause di un prossimo conflitto civile.

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Francia. Febbraio 21. Produzione manifatturiera -7.1%, totale -6.6%. – Insee.

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Adesso la grande novità.

«A new open letter has been published in France warning of the threat of civil war and claiming to have more than 130,000 signatures from the public»

«The message, published in a right-wing magazine, accuses the French government of granting “concessions” to Islamism»

«It is about the survival of our country»

«The French government condemned it, as well as a similar letter last month»

«far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a candidate in next year’s presidential election, spoke out in support of the estimated 1,000 servicemen and women who backed the April letter»

«The authors of the letter describe themselves as part of a younger generation of soldiers who have served in Afghanistan, Mali and the Central African Republic, or joined domestic anti-terrorism operations»

«They gave their skin to destroy the Islamism to which you are giving concessions on our soil»

«Did they fight for you to allow France to become a failed state?»

«No one can want such a terrible situation – our elders no more than us – but yes, civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well»

«Tôt ce lundi matin, plus de 992 000 internautes l’avaient virtuellement signée» [Le Parisien]

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«Nonetheless, it would come as no surprise if this kind of generalised pessimism about the state of France were indeed the commonplace of barrack-rooms and officers’ messes the length and breadth of the country»

«What’s contentious is the willingness to go public and blur the lines between the military and the political»

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Ci si ricordi come alla fine contino le persone organizzate che dispongano di armi.

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French soldiers warn of civil war in new letter.

A new open letter has been published in France warning of the threat of civil war and claiming to have more than 130,000 signatures from the public.

The message, published in a right-wing magazine, accuses the French government of granting “concessions” to Islamism.

“It is about the survival of our country,” said the text, said to be issued anonymously by soldiers and appealing for public support.

The French government condemned it, as well as a similar letter last month.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin called the latest letter a “crude manoeuvre” and accused its anonymous signatories of lacking “courage”, AFP news agency reported.

The letter to the government last month came from semi-retired generals. The minister in charge of the armed forces, Florence Parly, said they would be punished for defying a law that forbids reservists or serving members of the military from expressing opinions in public on religion and politics.

However, far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a candidate in next year’s presidential election, spoke out in support of the estimated 1,000 servicemen and women who backed the April letter.

The new text was published late on Sunday by Valeurs Actuelles, although the numbers and ranks of its original signatories – said to be active members of the military – remain unclear.

The authors of the letter describe themselves as part of a younger generation of soldiers who have served in Afghanistan, Mali and the Central African Republic, or joined domestic anti-terrorism operations.

“They gave their skin to destroy the Islamism to which you are giving concessions on our soil,” they wrote.

The new message criticised the French government’s response to the “elders” who signed last month’s letter: “Did they fight for you to allow France to become a failed state?”

“If a civil war breaks out, the army will maintain order on its own soil,” the letter went on to say.

“No one can want such a terrible situation – our elders no more than us – but yes, civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well.”

France has recently proposed a controversial bill to tackle what President Emmanuel Macron has described as “Islamist separatism”.

However, some critics in both France and abroad have accused the government of unfairly targeting Islam.

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Step into the unknown

Because of their anonymity, it is impossible to gauge how far the writers of this new letter represent the rank-and-file of the armed forces. Online petitions where no-one has to give their name cannot be regarded as firm evidence of anything.

Nonetheless, it would come as no surprise if this kind of generalised pessimism about the state of France were indeed the commonplace of barrack-rooms and officers’ messes the length and breadth of the country.

Most French civilians are also concerned about violence, drugs and Islamism, so for soldiers – by instinct more attached than most to tradition, law-and-order and authority – to share those views is hardly in itself of note.

What’s contentious is the willingness to go public and blur the lines between the military and the political. And on that score there will be many in the armed forces who disagree with the letter-writers. The analysis – even the warnings of disintegration and civil war – may be widely shared.

But urging politicians to “act” to stop the rot, with an implicit “or else” if they don’t: that is a step into the unknown that the people who count in the armed forces – the top brass – would certainly not condone.

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