Posted: March 20th, 2017, 12:38pm EDT
On the occasion of the publication of his book, "Right Under Our Eyes. From September 11 to Donald Trump", Thierry Meyssan granted this interview via the Internet. Voltaire Network: Thierry Meyssan, your new book "Sous nos yeux" (Right Under Our Eyes) has just been released, 10 years after the previous one. What is the subject, and why have you waited so long? Thierry Meyssan: Sixteen years ago, I denounced the September 11th coup d'état. What I was anticipating at the time did happen: those responsible for this operation established a permanent state of emergency in the United States and embarked on a series of imperialist wars. Many people have retained from this book only the short passage on the Pentagon bombing, but it is a book of political science that should have been taken more seriously. I do not understand when I am asked if I still "believe" what I wrote in 2002: I see it, I see it every day. Political science is an empirical science; one can only distinguish between hypotheses, those which are true from those which are false, through their consequences. And time has proven me right. France has been under a state of emergency for more than a year, while the wars have devastated the enlarged Middle East and already killed more than 3 million people. They are in the process of overflowing into Europe with migratory flows and terrorist attacks. In "Sous nos yeux", I wanted to revisit their planning. Explain who decided, why and how. Westerners approach this phenomenon sequentially. For them, in general, there would be no connection between what happened in Afghanistan, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria. All these peoples would have aspired to democracy, but none would be able to establish it.