Former Foreign Legion Commander Stands Against Migrant Waves


A former commander of the French Foreign Legion is facing prison for protesting against the number of UK-bound refugees in Calais.

Christian Piquemal was arrested after speaking in front of supporters of Pediga, an extreme right-wing anti-immigrant movement based in Germany, during a banned protest on Saturday.

Piquemal, 75, who led the legendary fighting force between 1994 and 1999, said he wanted to prevent ‘the decline of my country’ during the protest in the French port city.

I don’t know enough of French politics and military affairs to guess what import this will have, if any. Still, it’s… interesting, since there is something of a track record in these matters. See THIS, and then THIS.

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VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to Former Foreign Legion Commander Stands Against Migrant Waves

  1. slater says:

    Very interesting to see a General hanging out at a protest like this. He’s a patriot like blogger in France. Key to this is, under the State of Emergency following the November attacks is that this protest was declared illegal before it occurred. So they knew they’d get arrested when they didn’t disperse. He’ll probably be released.


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