This is an "open letter" General Salvan (ret) sent to the daily "Le Monde". I quite agree with him. What are your thoughts ? "I hated watching the news on September 27. In Calais and in various cities of France, Young Afghans, all in great physical shape, coming to seek fortune in Europe, were being controlled by the police and then released by the French justice. Every day, young American, British, French soldiers are killed in Afghanistan to defend human rights and the rights of women. Meanwhile, the French population, which generosity exceeds common sense, cares for these young Afghans who have refused to participate in the fight that we lead. This has a name: they are deserters or draft evaders. If our government seriously believes in the Western engagement in Afghanistan, why not have these young people put onboard planes going to Kabul, and have them assigned to Afghan army and police training centers ? In the name of human rights, Young Afghans stay quietly in Europe while our soldiers are killed in their names. Instead, it would be better to repatriate our troops, and quickly. " General Salvan (Retired). General Salvan fought in Algeria and in Lebanon in 1978 where he was the CO of the 3 RPIMa when this unit was engaged in several heavy firefights against the PLO at the beginning of the UNIFIL mission. He was twice WIA, losing an eye in combat in Algeria.