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Italy's former President: 9-11 was a CIA-Mossad inside job

Italy's former President Francesco Cossiga has told Italy's "most respected newspaper" [Corriere della Sera] that the 9-11 attacks "were run by the CIA and Mossad and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies."

Here's something every U.S. citizen should consider before voting in the Presidential primaries.

Paul Joseph Watson reports that, as of late last year, Italy's former President Francesco Cossiga "has gone public on 9/11, telling Italy's most respected newspaper [Corriere della Sera, November 30, 2007] that the attacks were run by the CIA and [Israel([search])'s] Mossad and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies." (Mr. Watson's full article appears below.)

Mr. Cossiga's perspective echoes that of some of the most highly regarded international 9-11 truth researchers and authors, but Mr. Cossiga may be the first former head of state to publicly voice this perspective.

You'd think this would have been the subject of at least one question to at least one candidate in at least one of the U.S. corporatist media's televised so-called Presidential "debates," but it hasn't. This is not surprising; it was the corporatist media who sold us the official conspiracy theory--the "Osama conspiring from a cave" theory--in the first place.

Also, Kurt Nimmo reports that earlier this month a member of Japan's Parliament, Fujita Yukihisa, raised questions about 9-11 in a twenty-minute speech to Parliament's upper house. According to Nimmo, Mr. Yukihisa asked whether terrorism is "crime or war." He also asked "Can Japanese police arrest president Bush if he was one of the suspects?" (Nimmo's January 13, 2008 article, "Member of Japanese Diet Doubts Official 9/11 Fairy Tale," is at

If Italy's former President is correct, and if Japan's Parliamentarian is on the right track, isn't it time for Members of the U.S. Congress and our U.S. Presidential candidates to seek and speak the truth?

Dennis Kucinich (who has stated his desire to reopen investigations into 9-11) is now out of the Presidential race, but former Democratic Representative turned Green Party Presidential contender Cynthia McKinney is one who might dare to ask the right questons and to demand a full investigation.

But what about the Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates?

On the Republican side, you might think Ron Paul would be so daring. But just a couple weeks ago, Paul indicated the opposite during an interview on Fox News, unambiguously distancing himself from issues of 9-11 truth. (To his credit, Paul refused the interviewers' repeated urgings to order Paul's 9-11 truthseeking supporters to, in essence, shut up about it.)


On the Democratic side, Bill Clinton offered an important clue last fall when confronted by 9-11 truthseekers at an October, 2007 Minneapolis fundraiser speech on behalf of Hillary Clinton's campaign. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported "When a third [9-11 truthseeker] called 9/11 an 'inside job,' Clinton snapped back 'How dare you? I live in New York, and I know who did that. You guys have got to be careful, or you're going to give Minnesota a bad reputation.' (

With polls showing that tens of millions of Americans suspect 9-11 was an inside job, "How dare you" seems like a rather haughty response. But doesn't it also seem just a little personal? Did Mr. Clinton feel the heckler was accusing him of personal involvement with (or foreknowledge of) 9-11?

Would former President Clinton say "How dare you" to Italy's former President Cossiga?

More to the point, what would Hillary Clinton say to Cossiga or to the truthseeker in Minneapolis? Would a President Hillary Clinton demand a full investigation into 9-11, or would she do everything possible to prevent one?

And how would Barack Obama or Mike Gravel respond?

(Note that on January 30, 2008, Mr. Clinton was again confronted by 9-11 truthseekers. This time, Mr. Clinton proclaimed "Nine-eleven was NOT an inside job, it was an Osama Bin Laden job..." For more, see


If President Cossiga's remarks intrigue you, here are three more articles to consider:

1. "Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism" by Michel Chossudovsky, January 20, 2008

KEY EXCERPT: "Ironically, Al Qaeda --the "outside enemy of America" as well as the alleged architect of the 9/11 attacks-- is a creation of the CIA."

2. "Unraveling the Myth of Al Qaida" by Peter Chamberlin, January 13, 2008

KEY EXCERPT: "The myth of "al Qaida" is built on an expansive foundation of many half-truths and hidden facts. It is a CIA creation. It was shaped by the agency to serve as a substitute "enemy" for America, replacing the Soviets whom the Islamist forces had driven from Afghanistan."

3. "There Is No “War on Terror” by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, January 21, 2008

KEY EXCERPTs: "If Al Qaeda didn’t exist the United States would have had to create it, and of course it did create it back in the 1980s, as a means of destabilizing the Soviet Union. ...In sum, the war on terror is a political gambit and myth used to cover over a U.S. projection of power that needed rhetorical help with the disappearance of the Soviet Union and Cold War."


"Ex-Italian President: Intel Agencies Know 9/11 An Inside Job"

Man who blew the whistle on Gladio tells Italy's largest newspaper attacks were run by CIA, Mossad

by Paul Joseph Watson,

As posted at Global Research, December 5, 2007 (

Former Italian President and the man who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, Francesco Cossiga, has gone public on 9/11, telling Italy's most respected newspaper that the attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies.

Cossiga was elected President of Italian Senate in July 1983 before being winning a landslide 1985 election to become President of the country in 1985.

Cossiga gained respect from opposition parties as one of a rare breed - an honest politician - and led the country for seven years until April 1992.

Cossiga's tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio - a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Gladio's specialty was to carry out what they coined "false flag operations," terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.

Cossiga's revelations contributed to an Italian parliamentary investigation of Gladio in 2000, during which evidence was unearthed that the attacks were being overseen by the U.S. intelligence apparatus.

In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony, "You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force ... the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security."

Cossiga's new revelations appeared last week in Italy's oldest and most widely read newspaper, Corriere della Sera. Below appears a rough translation.

"[Bin Laden supposedly confessed] to the Qaeda September [attack] to the two towers in New York [claiming to be] the author of the attack of the 11, while all the [intelligence services] of America and Europe ... now know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the CIA American and the Mossad with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic Countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part ... in Iraq [and] Afghanistan."

Cossiga first expressed his doubts about 9/11 in 2001, and is quoted in Webster Tarpley's book as stating that "The mastermind of the attack must have been a "sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel. I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel."

Coming from a widely respected former head of state, Cossiga's assertion that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job and that this is common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies is highly unlikely to be mentioned by any establishment media outlets, because like the hundreds of other sober ex-government, military, air force professionals, allied to hundreds more professors and intellectuals - he can't be sidelined as a crackpot conspiracy theorist.


Excerpt from the Corriere della Sera article:

Osama Bin Laden in esso 'confessa' che Al Qaeda sarebbe stato l'autore dell'attentato dell'11 settembre alle due torri in New York, mentre tutti gli ambienti democratici d'America e d'Europa, con in prima linea quelli del centrosinistra italiano, sanno ormai bene che il disastroso attentato è stato pianificato e realizzato dalla Cia americana e dal Mossad con l'aiuto del mondo sionista per mettere sotto accusa i Paesi arabi e per indurre le potenze occidentali ad intervenire sia in Iraq sia in Afghanistan


Paul Joseph Watson is a frequent contributor to Global Research.


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