I posted this yesterday at http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/4962
<!--break-->Many blogs and websites linked to <A HREF="http://www.corriere.it/politica/07_novembre_30/osama_berlusconi_cossiga_27f4ccee-9f55-11dc-8807-0003ba99c53b.shtml">an Italian article</A> revealing former President of the Italian Republic, Francesco Cossiga's, statements regarding OBL tapes and the 9/11 Attacks.
Most have roughly translated the revealing middle portion, I provide a translation in full:
<blockquote>President Emeritus of the Italian Republic Francesco Cossiga's views
<b>Osama-Berlusconi? "A Journalistic Trap"</b>
"Nothing but a Mediaset video montage sent to Al Jazeera to re-launch Berlusconi, The Troubled Cavalier"
ROME – "How often has it been said to me that tomorrow, or the day after, the country's largest daily newspaper chain will have to prove, with exceptional scoop, the authenticity of the video (actually an audio file according to NDR) in which Osama Bin Laden reappears, leader of the 'Great and powerful Islamic Revival movement Al Qaeda', may Allah bless it, and in which threats are made against ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi? It is nothing but a video montage put together at the Mediaset offices in Milan and sent to the Islamist television network Al Jazeera, who diffused it widely", affirmed the President Emeritus of the Italian Republic Francesco Cossiga in a statement.
"TRAP" – "The 'trap' would have been set, according to the above-cited printing press, to raise a wave of solidarity with Berlusconi, at a moment when he found himself in difficulty due to another scoop, from the same journalistic chain, weaved by Rai and Mediaset", continues the lifelong senator. "From circles around Palazzo Chigi, nerve centre of direction of Italian intelligence, it is noted that the non-authenticity of the video is testified by the fact that Osama bin Laden 'confessed' therein that Al Qaeda were the implementers of the September 11th attack on the Twin Towers in New York, <b>while all the democratic circles of America and of Europe, within whose forefront lie those of the Italian centre-left, know very well now that the disastrous attack was planned and implemented by the American CIA and Mossad, with the help of the Zionist world, to put under accusation the Arab countries and to persuade the Western powers to intervene in Iraq and in Afghanistan.</b> For this reason", concludes Cossiga, "no word of solidarity reached Silvio Berlusconi, who has been the author of the brilliant falsification, neither from the Quirinale, nor from Palazzo Chigi, nor from representatives of the centre-left!"
SOLIDARITY – In fact, solidarity with Berlusconi was expressed by Vannino Chiti's administration, minister for Parliamentary Relations: "I express my solidarity with Silvio Berlusconi, called into question along with other European leaders by the terrorist Osama Bin Laden in his message of propaganda. The political institutions of Italy, the engagement of the greater whole and the solidarity of European nations must remain strong in the face of terrorism and the in face of such absurd propaganda".
30th November 2007
The translation was kindly provided by a friend studying European languages, who spent time in Italy studying Italian. When asked about the source, he (wishing to remain anonymous) replied:
<em>"The website it is on (Corriere della Sera) is one of the two main national newspapers in Italy. Definitely a broadsheet, very serious and usually full of political articles, I think a little conservative if I remember correctly. It's a good source."</em>
The comments by Francesco Cossiga should be taken seriously. Not only is he quoted by a major Italian newspaper of repute, but he himself has a long history of involvement in Italian politics, eventually becoming President and then Life Senator. Furthermore, he has admitted to being involved in setting up Gladio, the project responsible for much of the false flag terrorism that plagued Europe in the 1960s and 1970s (blamed on Communists), so one would expect him to be familiar with the tactics, goals, propaganda, and players involved with false flag terrorism.
Cossiga claims that 'all the democratic circles of America and Europe' know that the 911 attacks were a CIA/Mossad/Zionist operation. And yet he's the first (to my knowledge) highly placed member of these circles to share this knowledge in public, and the 'mainstream' media has otherwise ignored and opposed arguments and evidences supporting such a stance, whether from democratic circles or otherwise.
There are <A HREF="http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2006/06/media.html">many respectable, authoritative individuals</A> who have come out questioning the official story of the 911 attacks. However, very few have brought to the spotlight the Mossad and Israeli involvement as dramatically as Cossiga has.