His reply was expected.
This Monday, during a trip to Creil air base (Oise), the Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, gave her “point of view” on the publication of a new military column, published this Sunday evening on the current Values site.
A text whose signature is open to citizens and which also affirms that "civil war is brewing in France".
It is a "gross political machination", denounced Florence Parly.
This forum "is a gross political plot [...] it uses all the rhetoric, vocabulary, tone, references which are those of the extreme right," she said during a press briefing.
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"This forum opens doors on subjects that the government has taken head on for four years, the fight against terrorism, against communitarianism, against radical Islamism, against trafficking of all kinds, in short everything which is damaging our Republic, ”said Florence Parly.
"What is damaging our Republic is also attacking our armies, their neutrality," she said.
“The neutrality of our armies is what makes the French have confidence in their soldiers […] it is an element of national cohesion.
A text aimed at "fracturing our nation", according to Parly
These texts, quite close to the arguments developed by the RN, were received coldly within the staff of the armed forces, which wishes to distance itself from these comments. "A firm reminder will be made by the command on the respect of the duty of reserve" because "the apoliticalism makes our credibility and the cohesion is what makes our strength", declared Monday to AFP a high official of the state -major. “One can have personal convictions but the armies are apolitical and of an absolute fidelity to the elected president, they are subordinate to the chief of the armies. If you have moods, you have to leave the army in conscience. "
The Minister of the Armed Forces does not intend to engage in conversation with the slingers either. "It is difficult to engage in a debate with people who we do not know who they are," she criticized. "This morning, a simple reader who read this column on the site of the media which published it was counted as an anonymous signatory since everything is anonymous", she detailed, considering that this text aimed to "fracture our nation ". Now, Current Values makes the distinction: at 7 pm on Monday evening, the site claimed more than 160,000 signatories in less than 24 hours.