French Military Boss Resigns – Claims Macron Was Trying To ‘F**k’ Him

French chief of armed forces Pierre de Villiers has resigned with immediate effect, claiming that President Macron was trying to "f**k" him.

The French military chief has resigned after a bitter dispute with President Macron over spending. Pierre de Villiers publicly complained about Macron’s deep cuts to the military’s budget, stating that the French Republic will not be able to defend itself, and saying that he won’t be “f***ed like that.”

In the current circumstances I see myself as no longer able to guarantee the robust defense force I believe is necessary to guarantee the protection of France and the French people, today and tomorrow, and to sustain the aims of our country,” De Villiers said, as cited by French media.

He military chief added that President Macron had accepted his resignation.

RT reports: The open conflict between the head of state and the chief of armed forces started earlier in July when France’s Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin announced military budget cuts.

According to the proposed budget cuts, the Defense Ministry will have to make savings of €850 million (US$980 million). The Interior and Foreign Ministries also had to face budget cuts.

Darmanin told Le Parisien that the authorities “have found €4.5 billion in savings… solely in the national government” and promised that neither social security nor local authorities “will come into it.”

De Villiers, 60, protested the cuts before the parliamentary committee.

I won’t let myself be f***ed like that,” he said according to Reuters, citing two parliamentary sources. “I may be stupid, but I know when I am being had.”

Macron slapped down De Villiers, saying that he has “have made commitments” and he was De Villiers’ boss during his traditional annual address to the army where top army officers and their families were present.

I have made commitments, I am your boss,” he said

If the [Armed Forces] chief of staff has an issue with the President of the Republic, the chief of staff will be changed,” Macron added in an interview to Journal du Dimanche newspaper.

Armies basically obey. So in substance the president was within his rights to restate his authority… But the way he did it will leave marks. You cannot publicly question a military leader like that in front of his subordinates,” former chief of the French armed forces Henri Bentégeat told Le Monde newspaper.

When Macron attends the first ceremony for a soldier killed because of a lack of equipment, all the criticism will be directed at him,” Bentégeant added.

Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian praised De Villiers on Wednesday, saying “He is a great soldier, one of great integrity and intelligence.” 

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  • hiphop

    Exactly what Macron wants so he can destroy the French country and it people.

    • Ron Wheeler

      Increased military spending is the answer – huh?

    • SpidermanVitamin

      Let them be destroyed, they’re the ones who elected him. Assuming the election wasn’t rigged..

  • Ron Wheeler

    Who is the boogeyman which France has to be defended?

  • clarioncaller

    The French military needs a ‘haircut’. It’s not like they’ve been doing a great job of protecting the French people lately.

  • fuckthefrench

    The French are a fucked race.. all throughout history they failed.. failed at everything they did.. failed at the countries they colonized…failed at war… failed as a society….. failed failed failed…everywhere you go in the world the only race hated more than the French are the amewhoricans.. the French are a loser race…. fuck the French…they never mattered,,, and they don’t matter now…..