French intellectual, founder and chairman of Voltaire Network and the Axis for Peace Conference. His columns specializing in international relations feature in daily newspapers and weekly magazines in Arabic, Spanish and Russian. His last two books published in English : 9/11 the Big Lie and Pentagate.
All the actors in the « wider Near East » are waiting anxiously to know what Washington and Teheran have decided for their future. Since no-one knows, and in order to ensure their own survival, everyone has to imagine hypotheses and prepare for sudden changes in the situation. In this article, Thierry Meyssan explains his predictions.
Macedonia has just neutralised an armed group whose sponsors had been under surveillance for at least eight months. By doing so, it has prevented a new attempt at a coup d’État, planned by Washington for the 17th of May. The aim was to spread the chaos already infecting Ukraine into Macedonia in order to stall the passage of a Russian gas pipeline to the European Union.
Far from admitting defeat, Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to sabotage the agreement between Washington and Teheran which is to be signed the 30th June 2015. In order to do so, he could restart the war in Syria. His idea is to continue the work already accomplished by the Islamic Emirate in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, by applying the Wright plan and creating an independent pseudo-Kurdistan straddling Iraq and Syria.
The Russian authorities publish few documents concerning their vision of the world. So the programme « Direct Line » with Vladimir Putin offered a rare opportunity to examine the evolution of Moscow’s perception of things. Beyond the performance of the Russian President, who spent four hours answering questions from his fellow citizens, we note that Russia seems to have given up the idea of regularising its relations with the United States, and is preparing for a long period of Western isolation.
The political leaders of the European Union are entirely wrong about the Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe and the migration to the Union of people fleeing the war zones. Thierry Meyssan demonstrates here that these are not simply the accidental consequences of conflict in the wider Middle East and Africa, but a strategic objective of the United States.
The world has just commemorated the centenary of the genocide of Turkish non-Muslims. However, contrary to conventional wisom, this crime began with the Hamidian massacres of 1894-95, which were ordered by Sultan Abdülhamid II, and continued on a huge scale with the massacres perpetrated between 1915 and 1923, planned by the young Turks. They continue today with the massacres of Deir ez-Zor and Kessab, organised by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. For 120 years, the Turkish power elite have been successively massacring non-Muslimns - to general indifference - in order to build a homogenous nation.
Many of the states and personalities who had taken position at the start of the Yemen war have since changed their mind. Careful to avoid automatically taking sides along the sunni/chiite split, they are calling for a cease-fire and a political solution. Behind this useless war is the project for the creation of an Arab NATO … under Israeli command.
For the last two years, the United States have been secretly negotiating a regional cease-fire with Iran. Having now arrived at a bilateral agreement, they have announced a solution to the nuclear question and the economic sanctions within the framework of the multilateral negociations which have been dragging on since 2003. A privileged witness, Thierry Meyssan reveals the stakes of this diplomatic imbroglio, and how Washington intends to organise the Levant and the Gulf regions for the next ten years.
Revisiting a theme that he has already investigated, Thierry Meyssan demontrates that, over and above State strategies, the people of the Arab world are now dividing into two camps which are defined neither by class struggles, Resistance to Zionism, or even religious conflict. The confrontation which is presently being generalised, with the bombardment of Yemen by Saudi Arabia, is revealing a social division which no-one had expected – two new camps are emerging around the question of womens’ rights.
At the request of President François Hollande, the French Socialist Party has published a note on the international “conspiracy theorist" movement. His goal: to prepare new legislation prohibiting it to express itself. In the US, the September 11, 2001 coup established a "permanent state of emergency" (Patriot Act), launching a series of imperial wars. Gradually, the European elites have aligned with their counterparts across the Atlantic. Everywhere, people are worried about being abandoned by their States and they question their institutions. Seeking to retain power, the elites are now ready to use force to gag their opposition.
For several months, Barack Obama has been trying to change US policy in the Middle East in order to eliminate the Islamic Emirate with the help of Syria. But he cannot do this, partly because he has been saying for years that President Assad must go, and secondly because his regional allies support the Islamic Emirate against Syria. However, things are slowly evolving so he should be able to do so soon. Thus, it appears that all States that supported the Islamic Emirate have ceased to do so, opening the way for a redistribution of the cards.
Once again, the Obama administration has tried to force the change of a political regime that resists it. On February 12, an Academi (formerly Blackwater) plane disguised as an aircraft of the Venezuelan army was supposed to bomb the presidential palace and kill President Nicolas Maduro. The plotters had planned to place former MP María Corina Machado in power and have her immediately acclaimed by former Latin American presidents.
After long hesitating, the Obama administration has adopted its new defense doctrine. For the Levant, it is no longer a question of "reshaping the broader Middle East", nor of overthrowing President Bashar Assad, but only of "reducing" the Islamic Emirate. The White House hopes to put its military machine in order and running. To do this, President Obama is trying to get the support of Congress.
While the Atlanticist press hails the new US doctrine of national security as a willingness to first explore non-military means to resolve conflicts, Thierry Meyssan has read an imperialist profession of faith and a declaration of war on the world. Readers can refer to the original document which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page to see who is right.
While the war against Syria was decided in 2001 to break the "Axis of Resistance" to get its hands on gas reserves and reshape the "Broader Middle East", Washington’s priorities have been disrupted. The new goal is to stop the terrorist contagion fueled by all the states involved and which none are able to control. The military-industrial complex, the notables of Washington and the mainstream media now hope for the victory of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.
The crisis gripping the US state apparatus is directly threatening the survival of the Empire. This is no longer merely the opinion of Thierry Meyssan, but the subject that is shaking the ruling class in Washington to the point that the honorary president of the Council on Foreign Relations is demanding the resignation of the chief advisers of President Obama and the appointment of a new team. This clash has nothing to do with a typical opposition of Democrats and Republicans, nor even with that of the doves / hawks. What is at stake is leadership in the United States and NATO.
While millions of French just came to stand without hesitation in defense of freedoms of expression and worship, politicians and the press, which one and the other constantly undermine them, have seized the opportunity to recover their virginity. For Thierry Meyssan, the government has led an extensive manipulation to cast itself at the head of a great popular event and is now looking for ways to justify a new military operation in Libya.
While many French react to the attack against Charlie Hebdo denouncing Islam and demonstrating in the streets, Thierry Meyssan points out that the jihadist interpretation is impossible. While it would be tempting for him to see it as an Al Qaeda or Daesh operation, he envisages another, much more dangerous hypothesis.
While Washington has no foreign policy, but several contradictory and simultaneous policies, "liberal hawks" have formed around General David Petraeus and the Center for a New American Security. Thierry Meyssan spotlights this think tank which now plays the role formerly devolved to the Project for a New American Century in the Bush era: promoting expansionist imperialism and world domination.
The Syrian people have won two successive wars in four years. Yet the country does not yet know peace. Not only are Washington "liberal hawks" doing everything in their power to prolong the crisis, but they have devised a plan to prepare a third war. Thierry Meyssan reveals here how they intend to use to their advantage the peace conference planned to be held in Moscow in late January 2015.
The announcement of Washington’s restoration of diplomatic relations with Havana prefigures that of relations with Tehran. The United States has not abandoned its imperialist ambitions and these two states have not renounced their revolutionary ideals. However, pragmatic, Washington acknowledges that Cuba and Iran will not be defeated by diplomatic isolation and economic war. He is preparing for another type of confrontation.
Russia is reacting to the economic war which NATO is waging against her in the way she would have reacted in a conventional war. She allowed herself to be hit by unilateral "sanctions" in order to better lead the opponent to a battleground of her own choosing. Simultaneously, she has signed agreements with China to safeguard her future and with Turkey to disrupt NATO. As long ago, against France or Germany, her initial defeat could be the guarantee of her victory in the end.
Thierry Meyssan, who was the first to predict Chuck Hagel’s possible appointment as Defense Secretary, ponders the reasons behind his dismissal. They are not to be found in Hagel’s acts, but in the President’s change of policy. Moreover, he observes, Washington no longer has a specific policy and the Obama administration is carrying out dangerously contradictory actions.
In the context of the extended 5+1 talks, Thierry Meyssan shares his thoughts about the issues at stake: behind the false accusation of developing a nuclear bomb, Washington had hoped to curb the influence of the Iranian revolution. However, in light of its military defeats since 2006, it would now be amenable to maintaining the status quo in the balance of power. Its aim is to split the Arab world between pro-Saudi and pro-Iranians based on the assurance that neither would encroach into the other’s sphere of influence. Despite appearances, the failure of the 5+1 talks in Vienna does not imply that the separate negotiations between Washington and Tehran met a similar fate, as suggested by John Kerry. However, it is not in the interest of either party to divulge what they have agreed to. Hence, one should keep an eye on the conflicts unfolding in the region to decipher the tenor of their (...)
Washington seems to have abandoned its Levant remodeling map for another. However, the failure of the first project and the strength of the Syrian people do not bode well for the implementation of this new plan. Thierry Meyssan reviews the adjustments it requires and the division it has created within the coalition: on one side, the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, on the other, France and Turkey.
Since May, the White House has continued to delay the publication of its national security strategy. In fact, President Obama noted that while his team better manages events than that of his predecessor, it is unable to present a coherent analysis of the world and define its doctrine. Moreover, the expected loss of the majority in both houses of Congress would force him to find new collaborateurs.
In this new and original analysis, Thierry Meyssan exposes the geopolitical reasons for the failure of the war against Syria and the real objectives of the so-called war against Daesh. This is particularly important for understanding current international relations and the crystallization of conflict in the Levant (Iraq, Syria and Lebanon).
At Kobané and in its region, where more than 300,000 Syrian Kurds are threatened with extermination by the Islamic Emirate, everyone can take the measure of NATO’s duplicity. As the commander of the US Coalition declares he is fighting against the Islamic Emirate, a NATO member, Turkey, furnishes the latter with the military and medical assistance they need, preventing civilians from fleeing and PKK fighters from coming to their aid.
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