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French military launches another salvo at Macron with new open letter — RT World News From “RT World News”



A group of active French military personnel has published a new open letter to the country’s president Emmanuel Macron, warning him of a “civil war” brewing in the country after all the “concessions” he’s made to Islamism.

The letter, published in the conservative Valeurs Actuelles magazine late on Sunday, strikes a similar tone to the message published by the same outlet last month. Unlike the previous one, which was signed by 25 retired generals and active-duty soldiers, the new letter is anonymous and is open for signing by the general public. As of noon on Monday, it had attracted over 100,000 signatures.The authors of the letter have described themselves as active-duty French soldiers, belonging to the younger generation of the military that saw actual combat over the past years.”We are what the newspapers have called ‘the fire generation.’ Men and women, active soldiers, of all armies and of all ranks, of all opinions, we all love our country. These are our only claims to fame. And while we cannot, by law, express ourselves with our face uncovered, it is equally impossible for us to stay silent,” the letter reads.

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The letter accuses President Macron of making “concessions” to Islamism on French soil, while the country’s military has been spilling its blood to fight against it in “Afghanistan, Mali, the Central African Republic or elsewhere.”The authors have also indicated that at least some of them have taken part in the domestic Operation Sentinelle, launched after the devastating 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks, and witnessed certain ethno-religious communities in France completely detached from the rest of the country.For such communities “France means nothing but an object of sarcasm, contempt or even hatred,” the letter reads.Like the previous letter, this new one warns the republic’s authorities of an impending “civil war,” with the very existence of France being at stake. “Once again, civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well,” the letter reads.We are not talking about extending your mandates or conquering others. We are talking about the survival of our country, the survival of your country.The authors of the letter have also voiced strong support towards the signees of the first one and harshly criticized the government’s response to it.”To encourage the army’s senior officers to take a stand and expose themselves, before angrily sanctioning them as soon as they write anything other than battle reports, one must be quite perverse,” the letter reads.Cowardice, deceit, perversion: this is not our vision of the hierarchy. On the contrary, the army is, par excellence, the place where we speak the truth because we commit our lives.The first letter, published on April 21 – on the 60th anniversary of a failed coup d’état against General Charles de Gaulle over his support in favor of independence for Algeria – caused an uproar among France’s top officials. Prime Minister Jean Castex branded the message “an initiative against all of our republican principles, of honor and the duty of the army,” while the military vowed to punish the active-duty signees.

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Agent Orange complaint against multinationals including Monsanto and Dow Chemical rejected by French court as ‘inadmissible’ — RT World News From “RT World News”



A Paris court has rejected a 2014 complaint brought against 14 companies involved in the production and sale of Agent Orange to the US during the Vietnam War, declaring it does not have jurisdiction to rule over the matter.

The lawsuit in the French court was filed by French-Vietnamese former journalist Tran To Nga. She accused the companies – among them Monsanto and Dow Chemical – of being culpable for the injuries caused to her, her children, and others, as well as for damage to the environment.However, the case was rejected on Monday, after the court said it did not have jurisdiction to rule over America’s wartime activities in Vietnam, halting the suit seven years after it was filed.Tran, who covered the conflict, has been supported by non-governmental organizations in her quest to hold companies responsible for manufacturing Agent Orange and providing it to the US military. Those accused in the lawsuit have denied any responsibility for the damage caused in Vietnam, arguing that they cannot be blamed for how the American military used the chemical. Had Tran been successful, the case would have set a legal precedent for millions of Vietnamese civilian victims to have claimed compensation for health effects caused by exposure to Agent Orange.Currently, only American, Australian, and Korean military veterans who were exposed to the chemical have been awarded compensation, with America’s Agent Orange Settlement Fund having paid out claims to 52,000 former service members or their survivors, averaging at around $3,800 each.

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Agent Orange was deployed across Vietnam by American forces from 1961 to 1971. During a brutal chemical warfare campaign against Viet Cong guerilla fighters, 12 million gallons of herbicide were used to defoliate the ecosystem, thereby exposing the enemy and destroy crops.The Red Cross of Vietnam estimates that around a million people are disabled or suffer from health problems as the result of their exposure to the chemical. Dioxin, a highly toxic element of Agent Orange, has been linked to birth defects, cancers, and other deadly diseases.Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!







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The government of French President Emmanuel Macron reacted with fury after a group of serving French soldiers published an open letter warning that “civil war” was brewing over his “concessions” to Islamism, weeks after a similar message from elements in the military rocked the elite : worldnews From “World News”



This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 83%. (I’m a bot)The government of French President Emmanuel Macron reacted with fury on Monday after a group of serving French soldiers published an open letter warning that “Civil war” was brewing over his “Concessions” to Islamism, weeks after a similar message from elements in the military rocked the elite.”We are not talking about extending your mandates or conquering others. We are talking about the survival of our country, the survival of your country,” said the latest letter, which was addressed to Macron and his cabinet.”If a civil war breaks out, the military will maintain order on its own soil… civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well,” the letter said.Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: let#1 military#2 Macron#3 France#4 Civil#5







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French court dismisses landmark case against the U.S. makers of Agent Orange From “World”




The ruling frustrated victims who had seen the trial as a path toward accountability, but the plaintiff said she will appeal the decision.







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French court dismisses case over Agent Orange use in Vietnam From “World News Headlines, Latest International News, World Breaking News – Times of India”



Tran To Nga, a 79-year-old former journalist, will appeal the decision, according to her legal team. AP PhotoPARIS: A French court on Monday dismissed the case of a French-Vietnamese woman who sued 14 companies that produced and sold the powerful defoliant dioxin Agent Orange used by US troops during the Vietnam War, her lawyers said. The judicial court of Evry, a Paris suburb, ruled that the case fell outside its jurisdiction as the defendants said they acted under the constraint of the US government in wartime. Tran To Nga, a 79-year-old former journalist, will appeal the decision, according to her legal team. Tran described in a book how she breathed some Agent Orange in 1966, when she was a member of the Vietnamese Communists, or Viet Cong, that fought against South Vietnam and the United States. She filed a lawsuit in 2014 in France against firms that produced and sold Agent Orange, including US multinational companies Dow Chemical and Monsanto, now owned by German giant Bayer. She is seeking damages for her multiple health problems, including a cancer, and those of her children. Tran’s lawyers said they will argue at the appeal court that the companies were not coerced into producing Agent Orange. They also said they hoped that their client’s health will allow her to continue her struggle until the end of the judicial process. Bayer said in a statement “it has been well-established by courts for many years that wartime contractors … operating at the behest of the US government, are not responsible for the alleged damage claims associated with the government’s use of such product during wartime.” Backed by a group of NGOs, Tran’s legal action also aims at gaining better recognition of civilian victims and the damage done to the environment. US forces used Agent Orange to defoliate Vietnamese jungles and to destroy Viet Cong crops during the war. So far only military veterans from the US and other countries involved in the war have won compensation. The justice system in France allows citizens to sue over events that took place abroad. Between 1962 and 1971, the US military sprayed roughly 11 million gallons of the chemical agent across large swaths of southern Vietnam. Dioxin stays in the soil and in the sediment at the bottom of lakes and rivers for generations. It can enter the food supply through the fat of fish and other animals. Vietnam says as many as 4 million of its citizens were exposed to the herbicide and as many as 3 million have suffered illnesses from it, including the children of people who were exposed during the war. FacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail







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French serial killer dies at 79 in secure hospital unit From “World News Headlines, Latest International News, World Breaking News – Times of India”



A French serial killer sentenced twice to life imprisonment for the murder of eight women has died Monday at 79, the Paris prosecutor said.PARIS: A French serial killer sentenced twice to life imprisonment for the murder of eight women has died Monday at 79, the Paris prosecutor said. Michel Fourniret, one of France’s most notorious serial killers, died in a secure unit of a Paris hospital, prosecutor Remy Heitz said in a statement. Arrested in 2003 in Belgium, Fourniret was convicted to life in prison in 2008 for the murder and the rape or attempted rape of seven female teenagers and young women. The crimes were committed in France and Belgium between from 1987 to 2001. Fourniret’s wife, Monique Olivier, received a life sentence as an accomplice in several of the cases. Ten years later, he was convicted again to life imprisonment for the murder of the companion of a former cellmate, who had disappeared in 1988. The same year, he confessed two other murders, including in 1990 of 20-year-old British citizen Joanna Parrish, who worked as a teacher in the Burgundy region. In 2019, Fourniret was charged in the case of Estelle Mouzin, a nine-year-old girl who disappeared in 2003 as she was coming back from school in Guermantes, a small town east of Paris. In March last year, Paris prosecutor said Fourniret confessed to the murder of Mouzin. Olivier, who divorced him in 2010, has accused Fourniret of several other murders in which he was suspected of being involved. FacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail







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Agent Orange: French court rejects lawsuit against chemical companies From “BBC News – World”



The case sought damages from firms that produced the notorious defoliant used in the Vietnam War.







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Michel Fourniret: French serial killer dies aged 79 From “BBC News – World”



Dubbed the Ogre of the Ardennes, Fourniret killed at least eight girls or young women.







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French soldiers warn of civil war in new letter From “BBC News – World”



Members of the military accuse the French government of granting concessions to Islamism.







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French soldiers warn of civil war in new letter : worldnews From “World News”



Most of that is true. But there are some things that maybe you should know if you are interested.The second República was a complete shithole in politics, with anarchist, socialist, communist fighting each other on the streets and the fascist of the JONS. Then, at the congress, It was practically the same but without guns.Then, some arshole called Sanjurjo that fucked Up real good in África decided to take down the goberment, and he decided to Contact General Mola and Franco ( the latter was the Commander of The morrocoan army, the veterans). When Sanjurjo was coming to Spain, his plane crushed, yes, but because all of his equipment was filled Up with sand, and considering he was with francos soldiers… Then, mola, Who was second in charge, decided to give all the power to Franco (Cuz if he didnt maybe he would have had a plane accident), the third one as you said, and he took the north front of the civil war, killing most of my grandfathers family in his way. Source: Spanish.







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