"I am Colonel Dupin. Obey or you are dead! All resistance is futile...I protect the good but have no mercy for evil men. I kill men, I rape women, I murder children; I exterminate the enemy by fire, by steel and by blood; remember my words!"
Yet more from the Internet web site "The Mad Monarchist". That French counter-insurgency unit during the French invasion of Mexico referred to the as the "Red Devils" commanded by this man.
Colonel Dupin. Cashiered French officer who found a niche as commanding counter-guerrilla units of the Mexican Imperial Army.
Mexican Imperial Army = those military forces loyal to Maximilian.
Juaristas = those insurgents in resistance to Maximilian.
"Monarchist Profile: Colonel Charles Dupin"
"When the war in Mexico, particularly along the northern frontier, degenerated into guerrilla warfare it was Emperor Napoleon III himself who recalled the aging Dupin for service in Mexico.. . . he had a reputation for courage and fearlessness, he was also known to employ methods ranging from extremely harsh to downright brutal. Nonetheless, Colonel Dupin came to Mexico and was given command of the contra-guerrillas operating on the coast and along the Texas border. He cut an imposing figure in his braided uniform, wide sombrero and a cigar always clenched in his teeth. His mission was to fight fire with fire, to wipe out the bandits and Juaristas in the region and he had no qualms about returning harshness with harshness and cruelty with cruelty."
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER THE CAT IS WHITE OR BLACK, ONLY THAT IT CATCHES MICE? GUERRILLAS AND PARTISAN BANDS OF THE ENEMY IN PARTICULAR AND USE ANY MEANS NECESSARY TO DO SO!
Et inimici exterminare ignis, et ferrum, et sanguine!