François Meylan speaks with EL ESPAÑOL and denies being a paid topo of the CNI, as the Catalan separatist media defend and Puigdemont’s lawyer insinuates.
7 July, 2019 02:42
Cristian Campos @crpandemonium
“What was François Meylan doing at the Strasbourg demonstration today?” Gonzalo Boye asked on his Twitter account on July 2. The nationalist newspaper elnacional.cat was soon echoing the tweet of the lawyer of Carles Puigdemont and entitled The Swiss anti-independence sympathizer who has sneaked into the demonstration in Strasbourg. But … why is François Meylan so important for the independence movement? And is it true that it is a Swiss ex-spy?
In the text of Elnacional.cat, the editor reported that Meylan wore “black shirt and sunglasses” and recalled that he had been seen before in Catalonia removing yellow ties and demonstrating together with the union constitutionalist Union of Mossos for the Constitution against the UN offices. In the comments, some readers gave the key to Boye’s interest in Meylan, citing one of the most common rumors in pro-independence circles: that the Swiss is a hired mercenary hired by the CNI.
Actually, Meylan has never been a mole. The Swiss was a police officer for 16 years and also served three years of military service in various fields: Military Police, Infantry and Air Forces. There he served as a military intelligence officer with the rank of commander. He is currently a reservist. Which does not make him, as is obvious, into an ex-spy.
Contacted by EL ESPAÑOL, Meylan agrees to explain kindly the reason for his presence in Strasbourg, as well as his anti-nationalist activism. “I have no orders to fight against the separatist propaganda apparatus,” he explains wryly. “I spend my time and my money as a volunteer, I am totally apolitical and I do not receive any type of institutional or private funding, I currently live near Lausanne, in French-speaking Switzerland, and I have my own financial consulting company.”
But why the interest of Meylan in the Catalan conflict in particular? “Because it affects the entire continent and because it is the starting point for a destabilization of the European Union, the separatist apparatus is in the process of assuming the leadership of nationalisms in Europe, and we know that nationalism is a poison for prosperity. as for social cohesion.
“Although in the separatist media it has been said that Meylan’s anti-nationalism arises from his relationship with a Catalan constitutionalist, the explanation is much simpler than that. “She is the mother of my children and although her deceased father was from Badalona, she, like many Spaniards and Catalans, seems to have lost interest in the conflict, I went to Strasbourg on behalf of the Swiss association Catalunya Peuple d’Espagne (CPDE) ) “.
The goal of the CPDE is to fight against the supremacy and nationalism in the Catalan autonomy. And Meylan in particular as a member of the CPDE, collects information on the organization of the event in Strasbourg and on its origin, which is the National Assembly of Catalonia (ANC). “I recognized some Swiss accomplices of the separatist apparatus and also the Mossos of the Republic, who are no longer police officers, but, at best, criminals and, at worst, a true political police,” says Meylan.
Meylan participated on August 29, 2018 in his first withdrawal of ties in Catalonia. “The separatist apparatus contaminates and deteriorates the region and its heritage, and we also denounced this situation at UNESCO in Paris and received a good response to our complaint.”
But the surprise comes when Meylan talks about the activities of the ANC in Switzerland. “The ANC does same activities in my country as in other places: propaganda, mass manipulation, apology of hatred and violence, coordination of local events and denigration of Spain.” The worst thing is that he has managed to convince many people who speak in name of all the Catalans when it only represents the separatist minority “.
But even if it is not ex-spy, Meylan’s experience in Military Intelligence provides him with a good analytical capacity and a better understanding of nationalist tactics. In addition, Meylan has studied and written about ETA, terrorism, political violence and organized crime. Also about narcissistic perversion and nationalist supremacism. “In Catalan autonomy there are currently all the ingredients for the situation to become an infra-war,” says Meylan.
Of the rumors about his connection with the CNI, no trace. Meylan affirms with forcefulness to have no relation with the Spanish spies. Their concern seems to be no other, in short, than to prevent the spread of nationalism in Europe. “What happened in the Catalan autonomy in the autumn of 2017 is an attempted coup d’état, and if we let that be forgotten, we encourage it to happen again tomorrow in other parts of the continent.”
“The separatist apparatus is supremacist and selfish,” Meylan concludes. “As for Carles Puigdemont, what about this character? He organizes a coup d’état and abandons his comrades the day before he fled, he no longer has any credibility on the international scene and he will lose.” Puigdemont’s problem is that he will never admit among his bases the misdeeds he has committed, such as indoctrination in schools, linguistic discrimination and violation of the Constitution.