The French Republic Taken Hostage
The war which has now spread to Paris is incomprehensible for those
French citizens who are ignorant of practically all the secret
activities of their government in the Arab world, of its unnatural
alliances with the Gulf dictators, and its active participation in
international terrorism. These policies have never been discussed in
Parliament, and the major media have rarely dared to take an
interest in them.
By Thierry Meyssan
November 18, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - "Voltaire
Network" -- For the last five years, the
French people have been hearing about distant wars, but without ever
understanding what they meant. The Press informed them about the
engagement of their army in Libya, but never about the presence of
French soldiers on mission in the Levant. My articles on this
subject are widely-read, but perceived as some sort of Oriental
aberration. Despite my personal history, it remains quite acceptable
to qualify me as an « extremist », or a « conspiracy theorist », and
to point out that my articles are reproduced by Internet sites of
all political colours, including those which are in fact
authentically extremist or conspiracist. Yet nobody seems to have
any quarrel with what I write. But neither do they pay any attention
to my warnings about the alliances concluded by the French
Now, suddenly, the unheeded truth surfaces.
France was attacked on the night of Friday 13th November 2015 by
several commandos who massacred at least 130 people in five
different areas of Paris. The state of emergency was decreed for a
period of 12 days over the whole territory, and may be extended by
act of Parliament.
No direct link with
the Charlie Hebdo affair
The French Press interprets these acts of war by linking them to the
attack made on Charlie Hebdo, although the operational modes were
completely different. In January, the attack was aimed at killing
specific people, while in this case, it was a co-ordinated attack on
a large number of people chosen at random.
We know today that just before the January attack, the
editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo had received a « gift » of 200,000
Euros from the Near East in order to continue his anti-Muslim
campaign  ; that the killers were linked to the French
intelligence services  ; and that the origin of their weapons is
covered by the Official Secrets Act . I have already demonstrated
that the attack was not an Islamist operation , that it was
immediately recuperated by a state , and that this recuperation
had raised echoes in populations hostile to the Republic  – an
idea which was brilliantly developed a few months later by the
demographer Emmanuel Todd .
To get back to the war which has just spread to Paris, it has been a
shock for Western Europe. It can not be compared to the attacks in
Madrid in 2004. In Spain, there were no shooters, no kamikazes, but
10 bombs placed in 4 separate locations . The type of horror
which has just exploded in France is the daily lot of many
populations of the « Wider Middle East », and has been since 2001.
And comparable events can be found elsewhere, like the three days of
attacks in six distinct locations, in Bombay, 2008 .
Even if the assaillants of the 13th November were Muslims, and even
if some of them shouted « Allah Akbar ! » as they killed passers-by,
there is no link to such earlier attacks, to Islam, or to an
eventual « war of civilisations ». These commandos had clearly
received the order to kill at random, without first enquiring as to
the religion of their victims.
In the same way, it is absurd to take at face value the motive
claimed by Daesh against France – even if there is no doubt about
its implication in this attack. Indeed, if the terrorist
organisation had wanted to « avenge » itself, it would have struck
France has been a terrorist state since at
The interpretation of these events is unclear, because behind
non-state groups there are always states which sponsor them. In the
1970’s, the Venezualan Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known as « Carlos » or
« The Jackal » aligned himself by conviction with the Palestinian
cause and the Revolution, and was offered the discrete support of
the USSR. In the 1980’s, the example of Carlos was revived by
mercenaries working for the highest bidder, like Sabri al Banna,
known as « Abou Nidal », who carried out terrorist attacks for Libya
and Syria as well as Israël. Today, there exists a cloudy network of
terrorism and secret actors implicating a large number of states.
In principle, states always deny their participation in terrorist
groups. However, the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius,
declared in December 2012, during the « Friends of Syria »
conference in Marrakesh, that Al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaïda,
had « done a good job » .
Because of his status, M. Fabius knew that he did not risk being
taken to court to answer for supporting an organisation listed as «
terrorist » by United Nations Security Council, but he took a
serious risk for his country by dropping them into the cauldron of
terrorism with this statement.
In truth, France had been implicated on the side of Al-Qaïda at
least since the beginning of 2011. At that time, the United Kingdom
and France had signed up for the US project called « the Arab Spring
». The goal of this operation was to overthrow all the secular Arab
régimes and replace them with dictatorships run by the Muslim
Brotherhood. Although London and Paris had discovered this operation
while it was on-going in Tunisia and in Egypt, they had previously
been solicited for Libya and Syria . In Libya, with the help of
the Italian Special Forces, they organised the massacres in
Benghazi, and then, with the help of Al-Qaïda, the capture of the
Libyan arsenals. I can attest to the fact that in August 2011, while
I was under the protection of Khamis el-Kadhafi, NATO assaulted the
capital, and the Hotel Rixos, where we were staying, was seiged to
cries of « Allah Akbar ! » by a unit of Al-Qaïda. They were called
the Tripoli Brigade, and were commanded by Mahdi al-Harati and
supervised by operational French officers. The same Mahdi al-Harati
was present with his commanding officer, Abdelhakim Belhaj, the
founder of the so-called « Free Syrian Army » which was in reality a
section of Al-Qaïda, fighting under the French colonial flag.
In Syria, the presence of French officers supervising armed groups
while they were committing crimes against humanity is widely
France then went on to play an extremely complex and dangerous game.
In January 2013 - in other words, one month after Laurent Fabius’
public support for Al-Qaïda in Syria - France launched an operation
in Mali against the same Al-Qaïda, provoking the first reaction
against its agents infiltrated in Syria.
You, of course, have never heard anything about all that, because
although France has democratic institutions, its current policy in
the Arab world has never been publicly discussed. In violation of
article 35 of the Constitution, it decided to enter into war with
Libya and Syria after only a few hours of superficial parliamentary
debate - at the most - and without a vote. The French
parliamentarians thus discarded their mandate to excercise control
over the Executive as far as foreign policy was concerned,
apparently believing that this was a private domain of the
President, and without real consequence for daily life. However, as
anyone can now see, on the contrary, peace and security, one of the
four « Human and Citizens’ Rights » of 1789 (article 2), depend upon
it directly. The worst is yet to come.
In the beginning of 2014, while the liberal US hawks were working on
their plan for the transformation of the Islamic Emirate in Iraq and
Cham into what was going to become Daesh, France and Turkey
transported munitions to Al-Qaïda so that they could fight the
Islamic Emirate – this point is attested by a document presented to
the Security Council on the 14th July 2014 . However, France
later joined this secret operation, and participated in the
international anti-Daesh Coalition, which, as everyone now knows,
contrary to its name, did not bomb Daesh, but delivered weapons to
it for a year . The situation evolved further after the
signature of the 5+1 agreement with Iran. The United States suddenly
turned on the terrorist organisation and pushed it back to Al-Hasakah
(Syria) . But it was only in mid-October 2015 – a month ago –
that France began to fight Daesh. Not to stop the massacres, but to
conquer part of the territory it occupies in Syria and Iraq, and
install a new colonial state which is to be called « Kurdistan »,
even though the Kurdish population will be largely in the minority
In this perspective, France sent its aircraft-carrier – which has
not yet arrived – to support the Marxist-Leninists of the Kurdish
party YPG against its ex-ally Daesh. But what does this polititcal
reference mean when the project is to create a colonial state ?.
We are currently witnessing the second reaction. Not from al-Qaïda
in Syria this time, but from Daesh in France, on the instructions od
France’s unmentionable allies.
Who directs Daesh
Daesh is an artificial creation. It is nothing more than the
instrument of the policies of several states and multinationals.
Its principal financial resources come from petrol, Afghan drugs –
of which the French have not yet understood the implications on
their own territory – and Levantine antiques. Everyone agrees that
the stolen petrol freely crosses Turkey before being sold in Western
Europe. Given the quantities involved, there can be no possible
doubt about Turkish support for Daesh .
Three weeks ago, a spokesperson for the Syrian Arab Army revealed
that three planes, respectively chartered by Turkey, Saudi Arabia
and the United Arab Emirates, had exfiltrated Daesh combatants from
Syria and taken them to Yemen. Once again, there can be no possible
doubt concerning the links between these three states and Daesh, in
violation of the pertinent resolutions of the UN Security Council.
Following the first Geneva Conference in June 2012, I explained in
depth that a faction within the US state apparatus was waging its
own policy, contrary to that of the White House. At first, this
conspiracy was directed by the head of the CIA, which was the
co-founder of Daesh in 2007 (« The Surge ») , General David
Petraeus, until his removal in handcuffs the day after the
re-election of President Barack Obama. Then it was the turn of
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was prevented by an
unfortunate « accident » from completing her mandate during the
period of presidential transition. Finally, the combat was continued
by ambassador Jeffrey Feltman from his offices at the UNO, and by
General John Allen, at the head of the phoney anti-Daesh Coalition.
This group, a part of the US « deep state », which had never ceased
from opposing the 5+1 agreement with Iran and fighting the Syrian
Arab Republic, maintains its members within the Obama
administration. Above all, it can count on the multinational
corporations, whose budgets are greater than those of the states
themselves, and who can finance their own secret operations. In
particular, this is the case of the petrol company Exxon-Mobil (the
true owner of Qatar), the investment fund KKR, and the private army
France has thus become a mercenary state working for these
France, object of blackmail
On the 11th November 2015, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls
declared that France was engaged against terrorism .
On the 12th November, the Observatoire national de la délinquance et
des réponses pénales (National Observatory for Delinquency and Legal
Response) - attached to the Ministry of the Interior – published a
report stating that terrorism has become the second preoccupation of
the French people, after unemployment .
On the morning of the 13th November, in Nanterre, the Minister for
the Interior, Bernard Cazeneuve, presented a 20-part plan to limit
the arms traffic .
Clearly, the government was expecting the worst, which implies that
France was in negotiation with the organisation that attacked it.
France made engagements that it did not respect, and is now
certainly the victim of blackmail by the terrorist leaders it has
An excercise simulating terrorist attacks was carried out on the
very morning of the attack by the hospital emergency services .
A coïncidence that had already been revealed during the attacks of
the 11th September 2001 in New York and Washington, those of the
11th March 2004 in Madrid, and also the 7th July 2005 in London.
The successive French governments have created alliances with states
whose values are opposed to those of the Republic. They have
successively engaged in secret wars on their behalf, and then
retreated. President Hollande, his private Chief of Staff, General
Benoit Puga, his Minister for Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius, and
Fabius’ predecessor Alain Juppé, are today the objects of blackmail
from which they can not extricate themselves without revealing the
mess in which they have implicated their country, even if this
exposes them to the High Court of Justice.
On the 28th September, at the tribune of the United Nations,
President Putin, addressing the United States and France, exclaimed:
« I would like to ask those responsible for this situation – "Are
you at least aware of what you have done ?" But I fear that this
question will remain unanswered, because these people have not
renounced their politicies, which are based on an exaggerated
self-confidence and the conviction of their exceptional nature and
their impunity » . Neither the United States nor France listened
to him. It is now too late.
Keep in mind
- The French government has progressively
distanced itself from international legality. It has perpetrated
political assassinations and supported terrorist actions since at
- The French government has created unnatural alliances with the
petrol dictatorships of the Persian Gulf. It is working with a group
of US personalities and multinational companies to sabotage the
politicies of appeasement advanced by Presidents Obama and Putin.
- The French government has entered into conflict with some
untrustworthy allies. One of these organisations sponsored the
attacks in Paris.
Hebdo : les révélations de la dernière compagne de Charb»,
Thibault Raisse, Le Parisien, 18 octobre 2015.
Selon McClatchy, Mohammed Mehra et les frères Kouachi seraient
liés aux services secrets français », Réseau Voltaire, 9
Les armes de Charlie-Hebdo couvertes par le Secret-Défense
», Réseau Voltaire, 17 septembre 2015.
Qui a commandité l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo ? », par
Thierry Meyssan, Réseau Voltaire, 7 janvier 2015.
Charlie Hebdo a bon dos », par Thierry Meyssan, Réseau
Voltaire, 12 janvier 2015.
De quoi ont peur les politiques et les journalistes français ?
», par Réseau Voltaire, 25 janvier 2015.
Qui est Charlie ? : Sociologie d’une crise religieuse,
Emmanuel Todd, Seuil, 5 mai 2015, 252 p.
11 mars 2004 à Madrid : était-ce vraiment un attentat islamiste
? », «
Attentats de Madrid : l’hypothèse atlantiste », par Mathieu
Miquel, Réseau Voltaire, 11 octobre et 6 novembre 2009.
The Siege, Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark, Penguin, 2013.
Pression militaire et succès diplomatique pour les rebelles
syriens », par Isabelle Maudraud, Le Monde, 13 décembre
Watch the declaration of the ex-President of the Constitutional
Roland Dumas sur LCP.
Lire l’intervention du représentant syrien «
Résolution 2165 et débats (aide humanitaire en Syrie) »,
Réseau Voltaire, 14 juillet 2014.
This point is ignored by the Western Press, but has been widely
discussed for a year by the Arab and Persian Press. The truth
was made clear when fifty analysts from CentCom denounced the
lies in the Coalition reports, an internal inquiry was set into
motion, and finally, General John Allen was obliged to resign.
See, in particular : «
Stewart, Brennan et Cardillo dénoncent les manipulations du
Renseignement au Pentagone » et «
général Allen présente sa démission (Bloomberg) », Réseau
Voltaire, 12 et 23 septembre 2015.
La France tente d’entraver le déploiement militaire russe en
Syrie », Réseau Voltaire, 6 septembre 2015.
Les États-Unis et Israël débutent la colonisation du Nord de la
Syrie », Réseau Voltaire, 1er novembre 2015.
More information : «
rôle de la famille Erdoğan au sein de Daesh », Réseau
Voltaire, 26 juillet 2015.
Daesh was initially created in Iraq as part of a plan aimed at
stopping the Resistance to the US occupation. To facilitate this
plan, the USA created a number of anti-Chiite armed groups –
including the Islamic Emirate in Iraq, the future « Daesh » -
then a number of anti-Sunnite groups. Finally, the two groups of
the local population forgot about the occupying army and fought
la France engagée contre le terrorisme», AFP et Le Figaro,
11 novembre 2015.
grande peur du terrorisme», Timothée Boutry, Le
Parisien-Aujourd’hui en France, 13 novembre 2015.
Cazeneuve présente un plan contre le trafic d’armes», AFP,
13 novembre 2015.
Cf. Declaration by Dr Patrice Pelloux, President of the
Association of Emergency Specialists of France, on France Info
at 10h26 and on the evening news on France2, 14th November 2015.
le Samu s’est préparé aux attentats simultanés de Paris»,
Kira Mitrofanoff, Challenges, 15 novembre 2015.
Discours de Vladimir Poutine à la 70ème Assemblée générale de
l’Onu », par Vladimir Poutine, Réseau Voltaire, 28 septembre
Thierry Meyssan - Translation - Pete Kimberley