Fresh warnings that “civil war is brewing in France” under Macron

French military figures have once again warned of an impending civil war in France as the bungling government of Europhile Emmanuel Macron fails to get a grip on the rising Islamism crisis, while also accusing the PM of having “trampled” on the honour of senior military veterans.

It follows an earlier letter by top retired military chiefs who warned that “France is in danger” and that society is “disintegrating” under the weight of a brewing Islamism crisis.

“Our seniors are fighters who deserve to be respected” said a new open letter penned by ex-military figures and published on Sunday. “These are for example the old soldiers whose honor you have trampled on in recent weeks. It is these thousands of servants of France, signatories of a platform of common sense, soldiers who gave their best years to defend our freedom, obeying your orders, to wage your wars or to implement your budget restrictions, which you soiled while the people of France supported them.”

The letter accuses Macron of treating the senior military figures who signed the first letter “as factious when their only fault is to love their country and to mourn its visible downfall.”

“We see hatred for France and its history becoming the norm” they warn, going on to suggest that the “chaos and violence” announced by recent events in France will come “from a civil insurrection” rather than a military coup.

“To encourage the leading army officers to take a stand and expose themselves, before fiercely sanctioning them as soon as they write anything other than battle stories, you have to be very perverse” they told Macron in a frank and direct rebuke.

“Yes, if a civil war breaks out, the army will maintain order on its own soil, because it will be asked to. It is even the definition of civil war. No one can want such a terrible situation, our elders no more than us, but yes, again, civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well.”

The latest letter was published, like the first, in Valeurs Actuelles, where it is prefaced with the claim that it is not intended “to undermine our institutions but rather to alert people to the gravity of the situation.”