Twenty retired generals and a thousand lower ranked officers have signed an explosive open letter warning that France is on the verge of civil war because it is “disintegrating with the Islamists of the hordes of the banlieue [suburbs] who are detaching swathes of the nation and turning them into territory subject to dogmas contrary to our constitution.”
“France is in danger. Several mortal perils threaten her” warn the generals in a letter penned by Jean-Pierre Fabre-Bernadac. “Even in retirement, we remain soldiers of France and cannot in the present circumstances remain indifferent to the fate of our beautiful country.”
They go on to suggest that Macron’s failure to act could lead to “an explosion and then intervention by our comrades on active service in the dangerous mission of protecting our civilised values and the safety of our compatriots.”
“There is no time to waffle,” they say, “or tomorrow civil war will put an end to this growing chaos and the dead, for whom you will bear responsibility, will be counted in the thousands.”
The bombshell comments, which suggest that things may get so bad that military rule is required, were brushed off by Emmanuel Macron but hailed by his 2022 adversary Marine Le Pen, who said “I subscribe to your analysis and share your suffering.”
The comments come in the wake of the brutal murder of a female police officer last week Rambouillet, as a Tunisian migrant screaming “Allahu Akbar” slashed her throat at the entrance of a police station.
She was only the latest victim of a chilling migrant crime wave. Thousands of French citizens showed up on the streets of Paris this weekend to protest against the decision to not try Muslim migrant killer Kobili Traoré for murder, after he threw a Jewish woman to the street from a third-floor apartment – with a top French court saying he couldn’t be held criminally responsible because his fifteen spliffs a day drug habit led to him suffering a “delirious fit”.
Is it any wonder nationalist firebrand Le Pen is gaining traction, with recent polls showing her way up on her 2017 second round performance?