Hello, could a tattoo (non racists or political) be a factor at the moment they select the candidates?Just on the tattoo issue. The vast majority of the tattoos you see in photos on legionnaires hands, neck, face and even head are inked once they are IN the Legion. Every tattoo (and scar) will be thoroughly scrutinised.
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Un militaire du 2 * R.I.M.A. avec des tatouages néonazis, l'indignation dans les rangs Sarthoise
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Thank you führer", answers an Alpine hunter to a brother in arms
Once the recruitment stage has passed, it is up to the Directorate of Defense Intelligence and Security (DRSD, the military police) to investigate a possible radicalization which could occur within the framework of the service or "when the the person concerned is in less frequent contact with the military institution (sick leave, retraining, etc.) ”, explains the report of the fact-finding mission. The DRSD, intelligence service known as the first circle, can then receive the reinforcement of its counterparts.
The Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI) organizes awareness meetings with the various army corps. This is to improve the exchange of information on soldiers suspected of belonging to the ultra-right movement. It must be believed that it is not enough. There are still, as he did not like being reminded of a former Minister of the Interior, "holes in the racket".
Among the cases identified by Mediapart, there is Rurik R. This sergeant in the 2nd Marine Infantry Regiment (RIMA) likes to expose himself topless on his Instagram account. His thousand followers are free to admire his collection of tattoos, his Celtic cross at the level of the heart, surmounted by the word "White", as well as the motto of the SS, the same as that exhibited by the alpine hunter Alan . With a difference, Rurik was tattooed in Russian and not in German on the forearm.
However, the army has put in place a device supposed to send back “information concerning possible radicalizations”, can we read in the report of the fact-finding mission which cites as an example sanctioned slippages: the command “does not can tolerate, for example, a "badly trimmed" beard (contrary to the regulations) or discriminating speech ". But what can we say in this case of signs resuming neo-Nazi imagery?
"The army fights against all types of radicalism, assures the ministry. It carries out awareness-raising actions upon incorporation, then remains attentive to any deviant behavior. Any demonstrated case is the subject of a disciplinary procedure leading to an immediate and strong sanction. "
François D. could have been detected before as well as after his recruitment. Two months before he joined the 13th battalion of alpine hunters in September 2016, we see him on Facebook boasting with outstretched arms, making a gesture that is similar to a Nazi salute. His profile is specified on the picture, which facilitates his identification.
And once he became an alpine hunter, François made no secret of his opinions to some of his regimental comrades, like Dylan who wrote him "Merci führer" after having published one of his photos.
According to Streetpress, the Alpine hunter was also an activist of the Edelweiss, the section of the Social Bastion based in Chambéry. Heir to the GUD, the famous militant extreme right group post-1968, the Social Bastion then tried to heal its image by "coming to the aid of the most deprived" while applying "national preference". Its members do not give up the tradition of the punch. In October 2017, François D. participated alongside other activists from the Social Bastion in the attack on a concert by the local anarchist federation. He received a legal reminder. Pending a possible disciplinary sanction, he is still in the military.
Mediapart could not determine with certainty if the legionary of Russian origin Rodion K. had posted licentious photos before or after his entry into the French army. What is certain is that several images published in August 2015 show him making a gesture similar to a Nazi salute in a forest, or even wearing a sweatshirt sporting in particular a swastika. The first photos of Rodion in the Foreign Legion that we were able to identify date from January 2017, which does not mean that he had not joined before. Anyway, these photos exist and did not raise any questions from his hierarchy. In addition, on the social network VKontatke, an equivalent of Facebook very popular in Russia, Rodion K. appears on the premises of CasaPound, an Italian neofascist movement.
Maxime P. and Teddy M. were together in the 2nd foreign paratrooper regiment. The first has left the army, the second still officiates there. The two friends collect tattoos very suggestive of neo-Nazism.
Maxime P. is conspicuously displayed on social networks with a black sun on his shoulder (symbol commonly used by Nazi esotericism, notably represented in Wewelsburg Castle, headquarters of the SS), a kolovrat (double swastika ) surmounted by the slogan "White Pride" on the chest, an Odal rune (Nordic rune notably used by certain units of the Waffen-SS) on the biceps, the SS badge on the wrist or even the numbers " 14 "(reference to a slogan of the American white supremacist David Lane) and" 88 "on the fingers (reference to H, the eighth letter of the alphabet, for" Heil Hitler ").
Teddy M. decorated his body with an imposing black sun on his shoulder, the slogan "White Power" on the arm as well as a totenkopf (the emblem of a division of the Waffen-SS especially assigned to guard Nazi concentration and extermination camps), and finally the SS motto on the chest.
A non-commissioned officer of the Foreign Legion, who uses the pseudo "Piou Turon" on Facebook, appears with Maxime P. and Teddy M. in several photos taken in recent years in Besançon. If this non-commissioned officer is more discreet on social networks than his two brothers in arms, the nickname he uses is inherited from the neo-Nazi group "Loups Turons", of which he was a member in the early 2010s. Sometimes on Facebook, the comments of the non-commissioned officer who hides behind the pseudo "Piou Turon" suggest that his old ideas are still valid. In November 2018, he shared a song by the identity rock group Insurrection called "Fumeur de Spliff", which he added with the following comment: "A thought to all the big shits who smoke spliffs and who call themselves NS [national- socialist] ”…
BY SÉBASTIEN BOURDON AND MATTHIEU SUC