The Twin Towers
- It was interesting to see on the 27.02 Russian TV broadcasted a news
item on the French Professor who has written a book on 9/11 stating
these attacks were an orchestrated `American-Israeli conspiracy'
`An academic in France has been sacked by the Ministry of Defence
after questioning the official version of events surrounding the 9/11
attacks. He now reportedly plans to sue the government.
Aymeric Chauprade lost his job allegedly over the introduction to his
latest book about political crises around the world, and more
specifically, that the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington
D.C. were an orchestrated "American-Israeli conspiracy".
The Defence Minister had strong objections to the material, so
Aymeric had to go.
Jean Dominique Merchet, a French journalist, was the first to report
on the sacking.
"The Ministry of Defence has reacted too brutally. They have
transformed Chauprade into a victim, and not an intellectual
opponent even if what he defends is not good," Merchet said.
Chauprade explained his firing by the Ministry of Defence as the
result of him speaking about a subject that was considered off limits.
"I touched upon a taboo the theory of a conspiracy plot.
Apparently there is only one possibility in an accidental world. And
all the wars have sprung from this Afghanistan and so on."
The book's introduction highlights a theory that the twin towers were
blown up as part of an American-Israeli pact.
"He did scientific work see it's written here, `the theories
included here are contesting the official theory of Muslim
responsibility'. That's an opinion!" says Chauprade's lawyer Antoine
Defence Minister Herve Morin was reportedly outraged by the
suggestions and demanded the academic's sacking from his job at the
French Military College in Paris, where Chauprade was teaching
The Ministry has refused to comment on the affair'.