No, not our own Deep State commanders speaking. That was the message in a letter that French generals sent to the young little guy with the old wife, in Paris.
Apparently the French military is one of those all chiefs and no--um, Native Gauls?--outfits. There are said to be thousands of retired French generals. Well, from what I hear we're getting to that point, too--so, no aspersion intended.
The major point in this is: How did the French public react, given that France does have a bit of a history of military involvement in politics?
A survey by Harris Interactive found that 58% of respondents “support the words of the soldiers,” reports Valeurs.
A clear majority – 84% – said violence was increasing in society and 73% thought the country was disintegrating.
Almost three quarters think the “anti-racism” movement is having the opposite impact and making race relations worse.
Almost half (49%) also think that the military should be sent in to occupy problem areas, “which would act on its own to restore order.”
Only one in three respondents said the signatories should be punished, despite the minister in charge of the armed forces, Florence Parly, indicating that active duty members would face sanction.
Maybe Macron needs to launch a Domestic War on Terror. But that remedy can prove dicey--the military could heed the voice the people and "act on its own to restore order." It wouldn't be the first time by a long shot, and surely not the last.