Mission périlleuse

Save France, former generals tell rulers, or “active comrades” will intervene to save it for them.

Related: Michel Houellebecq (via VR): How France lost her dignity.

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60 Responses to Mission périlleuse

  1. stackja says:

    Charles DeGaulle needed?

  2. Nick says:

    Yet another post lifted from the OF without attribution. It’s been discussed already

  3. C.L. says:

    I’ve had the French generals link in my possible posts folder for two days, Nick, you sour dickhead. It was VR’s Houellebecq link that inspired me to combine it here.

    I had also read Houellebecq’s column via Rorate Coeli days ago. I mentioned VR above as a mere courtesy.

    Furthermore, you don’t know what “attribution” means. Noticing a link somewhere doesn’t make a person an author.

  4. Penguinite says:

    In a failed and futile plan/plot Labor/Labour/Democrats and Progressives or equivalent, the world over, are destroying their respective countries, with borderless immigration, in order to prolong their incumbency.

  5. Roger says:

    As Cardinal Mercier, Primate of Belgium, said: “When prudence is everywhere, courage is nowhere.”

    Liberty Quote!

  6. egg_ says:

    without attribution.

    Da ironing: “something of little value stolen whilst inebriated”.
    /Marcus Adonis
    Is there a better sociopathic profile?

  7. egg_ says:

    C.L. says:
    April 25, 2021 at 11:10 am

    I’m sure your posts are appreciated by the majority and others seem to source posts from the OT – its purpose in the fist place?

  8. David says:

    Strong words, and welcome, from the Generals.

  9. woolfe says:

    If only US military would do the same.

  10. Primer says:

    Really.
    They better get the Foreign Legion on side, the rest will still be more concerned with tonight’s entree choice, I predict.

  11. Scott Osmond says:

    It won’t surprise me when the militaries of Europe step in within the next decade or 2. When even going to school and or the market can get your head cut off at some point the general public will have had enough. It’s as if our poloticians haven’t studied history or something.

  12. herodotus says:

    Agree Woolfe.
    What else is going to save the USA?

  13. Roger says:

    They better get the Foreign Legion on side, the rest will still be more concerned with tonight’s entree choice, I predict.

    France is the highest rated military power in Europe (excluding Russia, that is).

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    France is the highest rated military power in Europe (excluding Russia, that is).

    Must rankle in Germany.

  15. Primer says:

    “France is the highest rated military power in Europe .”

    As long as they aren’t fighting Germans, Vietnamese, Algerians, I guess that could be.
    A military coup is going to need a lot of dash and determination, I wouldn’t rely on the French military for those qualities.

  16. Cassie of Sydney says:

    I believe civil war in France is inevitable. Intellectuals like Houellebecq have been warning about this for years. Whilst the progressive left in France, as in every western country (apart perhaps from Israel) are culturally dominant…France does at least have a strong right-wing intellectual tradition that has been sounding the alarm for years about out of control secularism, out of control immigration, religious cowardice, the rise of Islaaaaaaamism etc. Apart from Houellebecq…there are others right-wing intellectuals, men such as Eric Zemmour, a journalist/intellectual who prides himself on his conservatism. Zemmour is a Jooo, of North African origin. French Joooos, understand the threat of Islaaaam.

    What out of control far-left progressivism is doing in France as well as across western Europe and in the Anglosphere, is fomenting the rise of a new Nietzschian right.

  17. Scott Osmond says:

    The pendulum always swings back at some point. The longer delayed the harder the swing. What will amuse me is that after the swing the number of intellectual’s, business people and poloticians who were aposed to clown world and the death cult all along. “Hello fellow nationalists and supporters of western civilisation and it’s values!” This is why it’s important to keep a record of those who are fueling the attacks on western civilisation so they can’t pull this trick.

  18. Roger says:

    Must rankle in Germany.

    Not particularly, as they don’t aspire to military greatness anymore.

    But Field Marshal von Schlieffen is turning in his grave!

  19. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Scott Osmond says:
    April 25, 2021 at 12:36 pm”

    Quite so. And when I wrote above about the rise of a new “Nietzschian right”…I don’t regard that as a good thing however it will be an inevitable backlash to how the progressive left have trashed the western civilization. The left learn nothing from history.

  20. Roger says:

    The left learn nothing from history.

    Thus the soft left are always taken by surprise when the hard left turns on them.

  21. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    By all means borrow, steal or purloin anything I put onto the OT.

    As for Frog pollies “returning to honor”…good luck with that.

  22. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Thus the soft left are always taken by surprise when the hard left turns on them.”

    Not just that….the soft left are always taken by surprise when the hard-right turn up and turn on them.

  23. Roger says:

    As for Frog pollies “returning to honor”…good luck with that.

    They may get a shock at the next presidential election.

    Marine Le Pen is mounting a serious challenge.

  24. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Marine Le Pen is mounting a serious challenge.”

    And watch the scenario that could arise…a scenario that Houellebecq writes about in his novel Submission..which is that the left will do a deal with the Islaaaaaaamist parties to keep Le Pen from power.

    Adios France.

  25. gardez bien says:

    La France, Elle est fucked.

    It’s too late. En retard.

  26. Mother Lode says:

    Thanks for putting this up, CL.

    I didn’t see it on the OT.

    And putting it on a dedicated thread allows more focussed and in-depth discussion than the Open Thread – what with threads being made of shorter intertwined strands that run some length, overlap each other, and yet none of which runs the entire length of the thread.

    Right, Nick?

  27. Rex Anger says:

    yet none of which runs the entire length of the thread.

    Bullshit, Motherlode.

    Gypsum is forever…

  28. Entropy says:

    These fossils are just pissed that they don’t clearly have control of the EU. If they managed a coup they will end up biting more than; they can chew crossing the channel. For particular entertainment they might size the first Pyne Class submarines as part of their battle plan.

  29. Roger says:

    And watch the scenario that could arise…a scenario that Houellebecq writes about in his novel Submission..which is that the left will do a deal with the Islaaaaaaamist parties to keep Le Pen from power.

    Not if it comes down to a run off between Macron & Le Pen, as it did last time.

    Macron is now implementing a reform of Islaaam and is unpopular on the Left.

    Still, a year to go.

  30. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Nick says at 10:54 am:

    “Yet another post lifted from the OF without attribution. It’s been discussed already”

    A remarkable contribution Nick – other posters will also take notice of your offering I trust.

    You will appreciate they are likely distracted by Currency Lad’s other threads – I have not yet seen the main page today but I expect he will have a half dozen there, always interesting, across many subjects, disciplined, substantiated, thoughtful, stimulating, most welcome reading don’t you agree? He’s been at it for the fifteen years I have been paying attention, impressive eh?

    Perhaps you might chance your arm writing here one day … 😉

  31. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Macron is now implementing a reform of Islaaam and is unpopular on the Left.”

    Macron is a poodle and leftist stooge. He talks the talk but he’s yet to walk the walk. We will see. The beheading of Samuel Paty followed in quick succession by the murders in Nice prompted him to pull his finger out but thus far it’s all cheap words. What he’s trying to do is to “secularise” Islaaaaam in France in much the same way the Christian churches were secularised. Good luck with that.

  32. H B Bear says:

    Houellebecq gets it. Weird guy but not wrong.

  33. Riversutra says:

    If only US military would do the same

    but they do , well they did, when Trump was the Commander in Chief.

    Any way , it’s France…who cares for the French any old how?

  34. cuckoo says:

    The pendulum always swings back at some point. The longer delayed the harder the swing.

    I desperately want that to be true, but this movement of the French Generals is little more than the premise for a Frederick Forsyth novel, helas. I once saw a Bastille Day parade on tv – this would have been the 80s – and the Foreign Legion guys, many of them amply bearded, did not march but rather swaggered down the Champs Elysees as if they owned it. Perhaps it’s a regimental privilege.

  35. Roger says:

    Macron is a poodle and leftist stooge.

    He’s a centreist who hedges his bets so as to leave a way out to either the left or right if he needs it.

  36. areff says:

    Often wondered what’s with the axe over the shoulder?

    A quick education would be much appreciated.

  37. Roger says:

    Often wondered what’s with the axe over the shoulder?

    Pioneers (Les Pionniers).

    We might call them sappers.

    The axe was used to demolish enemy fortifications.

  38. areff says:

    Merci beaucoup, Roger

  39. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “, but this movement of the French Generals is little more than the premise for a Frederick Forsyth novel, helas.”

    Correct.

  40. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    cuckoo says at 2:05 pm:

    ” …

    …. I once saw a Bastille Day parade on tv – this would have been the 80s – and the Foreign Legion guys, many of them amply bearded, did not march but rather swaggered down the Champs Elysees as if they owned it. Perhaps it’s a regimental privilege.”

    I am surprised at your comment. The arrogance – well deserved arrogance – of the Légion étrangère is well known, they drill into their blokes quaint concepts such as honour, loyalty and duty. Their slower than typical military marching speed, appearing as swagger, is just another display of their fierce independence and pride I suppose.

    My father spoke of them in similar complimentary terms as the Sikh cavalry and the Ghurkas he encountered (as a Lighthorseman) on Gallipoli and in the Middle East during World War I.

    I came across some of their young blokes on leave in Tahiti in the mid ’90s and they were certainly private, cautious and intense in manner.

    Whoever runs the Foreign Legion is, or was, noticeably smarter than the average European official boofhead – they do not waste their time accommodating wymminses in any way (other than for their pleasure, and the wymminses I knew over there kept well clear for “ils sont sous-humain”! … primitive, brutal, animals etc). 😁

  41. Rex Anger says:

    Pioneers (Les Pionniers).

    We might call them sappers.

    The axe was used to demolish enemy fortifications

    Pioneer Platoons are still employed in Australian infantry battalions.

    Their primary role is demolitions and reducing enemy strongpoints, and assisting the construction of local defences.

    The Sergeant of this platoon wears an apron and axe on formal parades, and is the only member permitted to grow a full beard.

    (At least, that is how I understand the Australian tradition works)

  42. Mother Lode says:

    who cares for the French any old how?

    Those vineyards must be defended at all costs. Terroir is central to winemaking and you could not make those wines anywhere else.

    No dicking around. This is important, goddamit.

  43. CrazyOldRanga says:

    I never came across the Legion during my time, but did catch their Band in Hong Kong in 1989. Quite excellent.

  44. mareeS says:

    We used to call them cheese-eating surrender monkeys, but the Francais we have met over the years sailing to New Caledonia are a bit more like the rest of us in the South Pacific, fairly relaxed with their own take on things. Most who we know would never return to life in France. They spend more time in QLD, educate their kids here. (the virus has put a crimp between us, though).

  45. mareeS says:

    Ps, There is a Foreign Legion Club in Noumea, only serving and ex-service veterans are welcome. Very funny crew there, spouse passes the test, we have been there lots. I hope they put something on for ANZAC Day today.

  46. Nob says:

    What am I, chopped liver?

    I posted the Houellebecq link 2 hours earlier than vr .

    Sulking now.

  47. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Sacre bleu! 🇫🇷
    😕

  48. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    The Legion marches at this pace as when they were trained at Sidi bel Abbes in Aleria many years ago they used to march through the rough bush and sand and this pace was not so hard on the men , they could march further in a day and fight at the end of it . It is speculated the march pace came from the heavily ladenSpanish Arquebussiers in the LowCountries wars ,teir weapom]ns and equipment were very heavy . It is quite menacing to have “les Volontaires ” marching toward you at that easured pace .

  49. Baa Humbug says:

    France and her intellectuals?
    Has there been a clique that has done more cultural damage to the West in the last 200 years than this lot?

  50. Tator says:

    highly rated military in France reminds me of a few French military jokes
    Seen on EBay, Genuine French Army rifle, never fired, dropped once.
    How many Frenchmen does it take to defend Paris?
    None as it has never been attempted.
    New French Main Battle tank has been produced, one forward gear and 10 reverse gears.
    There was a fire at the French white flag factory and French military efficiency dropped by 60%
    At the opening fireworks at EuroDisney, 3 of the local military bases tried to surrender.
    What did the Mayor of Paris say to the German Army as they entered during WWII?
    “Table for One Hundred Thousand?”.
    The real reason the French have not mobilized in the war with Iraq is they were covertly asked not to participate with the coalition. Seems the British, Americans and everyone else had logically concluded that having both sides of a war trying to simultaneously surrender would be too confusing.
    What is the first thing the French Army teaches at basic training?
    How to surrender in at least 10 languages.

  51. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    How many Frenchmen does it take to defend Paris?
    None as it has never been attempted.

    Taxicabs at the Battle of the Marne?

  52. Boambee John says:

    areff says:
    April 25, 2021 at 2:11 pm
    Often wondered what’s with the axe over the shoulder?

    A quick education would be much appreciated.

    Pioneer (engineer) SNCO. On formal occasions, worn with a white leather apron.

  53. Ubique says:

    Assault Pioneers, aka Assault Peons.

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Assault Pioneers, aka Assault Peons.

    Pioneers were originally destitute peasants, hired for a pittance, or compelled to clear the path for the army. Not much has changed…

  55. Andre Lewis says:

    Macron has sniffed the wind and knows the French public is well and truly over their government supporting Islamic culture and left wing nonsense that undermines their society. He is belatedly trying to look tough by cracking down on extremism but Le Pen has his measure.

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  57. Rockdoctor says:

    Rex Anger says:

    April 25, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Apparently assualt pioneers are no longer. My mate was one, reckons they’ve been disbanded much to his disgust.

  58. BrettW says:

    Which army are you talking about ? Australia has Combat Engineers.

    “Apparently assualt pioneers are no longer. My mate was one, reckons they’ve been disbanded much to his disgust”.

  59. Rockdoctor says:

    Australian Army used to have assault pioneers. Even my dad used to talk about them. As my mate says big ugly men of the infantry battalion and jack of all trades master of none. Field Engineers are more specialised from what I know.

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