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.
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.
The initiatives of the new Iranian president, Sheikh Hassan Rohani, have largely strayed from Imam Khomeini’s anti-imperialist line. It appears that the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had favored the election of Rohani, decided today to sabotage the agreement Rohani secretly negotiated with the United States and the European Union. Washington does not see it that way and is preparing its "Plan B".
Though everyone adheres to Washington and its Gulf allies’ anti-terrorist discourse, everyone understands that it is only a rhetorical justification for a war that has other purposes. The United States say they want to destroy the Islamic Emirate which they created and which performs for them the ethnic cleansing necessary to its plan for the remodeling of the "Broader Middle East". Stranger still, they say they want to fight in Syria alongside the moderate opposition which is composed of the same jihadists. Finally, they destroyed Rakka buildings that had been evacuated two days earlier by the Islamic Emirate. For Thierry Meyssan, behind these apparent contradictions the gas war continues.
While Western public opinion is fed information about the constitution of a purported international coalition to fight against the "Islamic Emirate", the latter changes shape discreetly. Its principal officers are no longer Arab, but Georgian and Chinese. For Thierry Meyssan, this mutation shows that NATO ultimately intends to use the "Islamic Emirate" in Russia and in China. Therefore, both countries must act now against the jihadists before they return to sow chaos in their countries of origin.
Thierry Meyssan was the first to demonstrate the impossibility of the official version of the September 11 attacks and conclude that a profound change in the nature and politics of the US regime had taken place. While most of his readers continued to get excited about this day, he went his way and has committed against imperialism in Lebanon, Libya and now Syria. He looks back on this crazy day.
The glitzy NATO summit in Newport has not publicly announced major decisions but it is likely that they were taken in secret. To prevent Russia and China - but also India - from continuing their development, NATO can count on Terrorism from the Islamic Emirate which it pretends to condemn and fight.
While for the past 35 years Saudi Arabia has supported all the jihadist movements to the most extremist, Riyadh seems suddenly to have changed policy. Threatened in its very existence by a possible attack from the Islamic Emirate, Saudi Arabia has given the signal for the destruction of the organization. But contrary to appearances, the EIS remains supported by Turkey and Israel who sell their looted oil.
Everyone has noticed the contradiction of those who recently characterized the Islamic Emirate as "freedom fighters" in Syria and who are indignant today faced with its abuses in Iraq. But if that speech is incoherent in itself, it makes perfect sense in the strategic plan: the same individuals were to be presented as allies yesterday and must be as enemies today, even if they are still on orders from Washington. Thierry Meyssan reveals below US policy through the particular case of Senator John McCain, conductor of the "Arab Spring" and longtime partner of Caliph Ibrahim.
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