While the stir created by the generals’ platform relayed by Current Values remains lively, 16 officers warn parliamentarians against a risk of civil war in France and Europe against a backdrop of an Islamist threat.
Quoting a document given to elected officials of the various groups on April 14, the JDD unveiled on May 1 that 16 officers, mostly French generals, warned parliamentarians against a risk of civil war and called for “a global strategy against Islamism and the break-up of France”.
A hybrid war has been declared to us, it is multifaceted and will end at best with a civil war, or at worst with a cruel defeat without a future.
According to the weekly, which quotes one of the editors, this document from the Joint Reflection Circle (CRI), entitled “For a global strategy against Islamism and the break-up of France”, has no connection with the recent generals’ platform relayed by Current values, at the origin of a scandal which caused a reaction at the top of the State. Two of the contributors to the text, “army reserve cadres”, would on the other hand also be signatories to the controversial forum, according to the report. JDD.
The document would affirm that a “hybrid war has started against Europe and France” and that it is necessary “to forge the psychological, sociological, moral, educational, legal and penal weapons to lead and win it”. “A hybrid war has been declared to us, it is multifaceted and will end at best with a civil war, or at worst with a cruel defeat without a future”, continues the text quoted by the newspaper.
The threats weighing on the country would be “Islamism, immigration, binationality and the loss of reference points in the youth”, summarizes the JDD, the 21-page document calling for a “multidimensional strategy” action plan to deal with it.
Whistleblowers for some, budding putschists for others, the officers having co-signed the column “For a return of the honor of our governors” published by Current values were severely rebuffed by the military hierarchy.
The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces François Lecointre announced on April 28 that 18 of these soldiers would pass before a military council. But the indignation displayed by the macronie and part of the left does not seem to be mostly shared by the French. According to a Harris Interactive poll for LCI on April 28, 58% of respondents “somewhat” or “strongly” supported the signatories.