Italy Ex-President - CIA And Mossad Ran 9-11

Source: Auburn Journal
Submitted: 9/18/09 03:27 PM

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Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy's oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies. In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:

"All the [intelligence services] of America and Europeknow well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from 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 was elected president of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide election to become president of the country in 1985, and he remained until 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. This was a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and '80s. Gladio's specialty was to carry out what they termed "false flag" operations-terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.

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 first expressed his doubts about 9-11 in 2001, and is quoted by 9-11 researcher Webster Tarpley saying "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 among global intelligence agencies is illuminating. It is one more eye-opening confirmation that has not been mentioned by America's propaganda machine in print or on TV. Nevertheless, because of his experience and status in the world, Cossiga cannot be discounted as a crackpot.

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". . .the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was[is] common knowledge among global intelligence agencies."

The list of credible critics just keeps getting longer.

The closer we get to the tipping point, the higher chances are that the next "9/11" event will be staged to divert attention away from the real perps. I fear that in the aftermath our main means of communication, the Internet, will be either shut down or radically censored/controlled. We need to plan for this possibility.

We need to get this right..AJ shouldn't hurt us...and CI

We really need to get this interpretation absolutely right. We cannot allow AJ's looseness to get us attacked as being manipulators of the truth.

As to what to do regarding the loss or control of the internet...I suggest that you consider CI...Civil Informationing in your own neighborhoods.

CI...Civil Informationing helps create a grassroots system of contact and information disemmination.

Believe it or not, CI has been fairly well thought out.

AND...CI disables cointelpro to manuever activism groups to be manipulated into self destruction...too many small groups handing out DVDs and other info...not enough cointelpro agents to go around!

BTW...after years of suggesting that the nation's major peace groups to do less major actions and more local actions...they are beginning to make the change into local actions...

Hooray for CI....and for the 9/11TM!

love, peace and progress...

Robin Hordon
Kingston, WA

That's not what he said ..

Or rather - He DID say something along that line but as is often the case, Alex Jones took one short quote and ignored the
context of the statement .. Cossiga was being sarcastic ..
I think those of you who understand Italian will agree with me .

As for Cossiga himself : Yes, he admitted Gladio and his part in it, because he had no choice .
It might be worth remembering that Cossiga was in charge during the kidnapping and murdering of Aldo Moro by
"Red Brigades" ( Gladio-tools) and resigned when Moro was found dead in 1978.
"Listen carefully now : DO NOT DESTROY OIL-WELLS" Dubya

"As for Cossiga himself : Yes, he admitted Gladio and his part in it, because he had no choice"

Wow. I mean, just, wow. How can you look at yourself in the mirror? How do you live with yourself?

I've been wondering for a while

but.. I have to ask: you aren't by any chance Daniele Ganser, the author of the book about Gladio, are you?


If the question is directed at me, the answer is no. Great book though. I think operation Gladio is a close approximation to the " WAR ON TERROR". People should mention (and study) it far more often.

This is not news...

The blurb was by americans4truth, a 911 truth group.

It's best to rely on sourced material only. Otherwise, the pursuit of truth become a mere cluster---k.

Have the comments been published?

Edit: Saw the link in the preceding comment. November 30, 2007.

Agree on that

Yes, I agree on that. It's indeed the weak spot in the information.

Knowing the same information was mainstream a few years ago, I also knew (that in the eyes of the public) the subject could never be apparently manipulated by the truth movement, but just was repeated by them due of its significance. The article is on the Google News search-engine.

This was reported in

This was reported in Corriere della Sera almost two years ago.
What exactly did he mean?
I'd be grateful for a contextually accurate translation from a native Italian speaker.

Had posted this to my own web site, but now have second thoughts

I did post this to our web site, but I have had second thoughts, prompted by a charge of anti-semetism against Francesco Cossiga on a forum on which 9/11 is being discussed in Australia.

Firstly, learning that the quote is two years out of date makes this problematic.

Also the term "Zionist world" does make it appear anti-Semetic.

Even if it is not ant-Semitic, I still have concerns with the viewpoint that seems to place Israel and Zionism at the centre of nearly everything all that is wrong with the world today and that is what the translated statement appears to imply.

I can accept that Mossad may have played a role in 9/11 and had an interest in getting the US and European nations go to war against Afghanistan and Iraq, but, until I see stronger evidence I am not conviced that Israel and Mossad were the principle instigators of 9/11 as Cossiga seems to be saying.

BTW, this is also a reason why I am a reluctant to cite that former head of the Pakistani ISI in support of the truth movement, even if a lot of what he says seems to be true.

If Fancesco Cossiga himself had a role in setting up Operation Gladio I need to better understand why he blew the whistle on it. One person here has suggested he had no choice.

I also note that Francesco Cossiga is not listed at

So has Waarheid911 been premature in claiming Cossiga as amongst those who dispute the Official 9/11 Conspiracy Theory?

Waarheid911 not claiming anything, just providing relevant news

What I TRY to do in the first place is providing relevant and serious information that questions the official account of 9/11. Therefore I'm focusing on mainstream sources as much as possible. My tools are both a very successful website on 9/11, [Dutch language] and a substantial Twitter news feed on 9/11 [English language], called W911.

The fact that we're talking about old news can not be a reason not to mention it. It was re-published in a newspaper just two days ago. That's the way news regenerates itself and I am not reluctant to help ;-). 9/11 is old news in it self, but it's still brand new every single day due to the consequences on warfare, public opinions, government integrity, etc.

I do not belief in the integrity of a man like Francesco Cossiga, nor do I have strong opinions about his lack of integrity. Maybe - I should not be surprised - he is anti- Semitic. I don't know. But the fact of his high profile in international politics will boost everything he's saying about 9/11, especially when it's against the official account of what happened that saddening day.

You're way of underlining the phrase 'Zionist world'.

Problem with these kind of terms is that it actually CAN be anti-Semitic, but it won't necessarily have to be so. On I'm extremely cautious in talking about possible Jewish involvement. That's because of the enormous negative attention that it generates, that will dominate the real important issues. I refuse to be part of, or being used by, forces in the world that speaks out against Israel - not based on facts but fueled by hatred. I'm also aware that Israel has a very effective system of pushing critical sounds into the direction of Antisemitism.

Am I anti-Semitic when making that observation? Don't think so, but because of the complexity of this subject and the importance to give 9/11 any helpful attention, I choose to avoid the whole subject about Jewish involvement in 9/11 as much as possible. As long as I presume that there is enough serious and factual information on hand to make a good case against the official account. If there will be a thorough investigation to 9/11 some day, I'm sure these (additional) issues will have a chance to emerge.

Ending where I began, on your question if I'm claiming Cossiga is amongst those who dispute the official 9/11 Conspiracy Theory. Well, based on the facts mentioned in those articles (also older articles in Italian newspapers) I guess he indeed is disputing the official account. But that's not my claim. That's what newspapers are suggesting - surprisingly in the opposite direction of the mainstream news flow. That's what makes it newsworthy.

Thin Edge

When popular figures like Sheehan and McKinney and many others attack the Zionist state, they're really missing the underworld side of the question the politicians and businessmen on both sides of the Atlantic who who make money off of war. If Mossad was involved in 9/11, then there would have been a monetary reward. Perhaps the missing trillions in the Pentagon budget helped fund this whole operation. Then, there's all the insurance from Silverstein and payolas to insurance execs, etc. The question is much more about greed then politics - Madoff included, and Markopolous mentioned off shore accounts so he knew the mafia was involved. Politics is just the window dressing for greed.

Very well said

We should be looking into Rudi Dekkers and Arne Kruithof, because we can help a lot there. Did you see Rudi Dekkers on Pauw & Witteman? If my memory serves me well, he said he was unable to hit the WTC in a simulator, trying to match his student's achievement. I recorded that show, and I should subtitle it, but right now my resources in terms of time and energy are scarce. Nevertheless I think I should go about doing it anyway because unless somebody does it, the 9/11 research community is missing out on it. We also know Rudi Dekkers is a questionable figure with criminal ties in his past. (and perhaps, present). So far the only one looking into it has been Daniel Hopsicker, and I'm not sure he's very useful to the 9/11 research community considering his public remarks.

In my opinion, there is more to European (and Dutch) involvement in 9/11 than we care to imagine. If you ask the question "who benefits", clearly it wasn't just the United States but the EU, NATO, its allies, the European security cabal (similar to American National Security in its excesses) and large European corporations.

Atta and his buddies were all over Germany and Europe before they left for the U.S. While they were here (e.g. Hamburg), they were monitored by, among others, the BND. What exactly happened there? What happened in the SNPE munitions factory in Toulouse on 9/21 2001? Were they involved in the production of energetic materials similar to that found in the WTC dust? What were the Brits doing? The Russians? The Italians? Etc. etc.

Dekkers and Kruithof

I didn't see the show. Can't remember anything about it, but let us know when you post it!

Problem, though, with figures that carry a criminal history with them, is that they are not taken very seriously by the public. There are many questions that deserve answers and some of them are much easier to use in our struggle to build pressure than others. I try to focus on issues that can be explained fully, or issues with the potential to convince those who are still skeptic to people who question the official account.


Thanks snowcrash for filling in the details. Excellent. Also, someone should ask Cossigna why Rome airport was armed to the teeth on 9/11, as reported by an American airlines steward in USA Today in a letter to the editor a couple of weeks after the event and sadly removed from their site, but forever etched in my memory.

Can see where you are coming from

Thanks, Waarheid911.

I can understand where you are coming from.

In my eyes anyone who unambiguously speaks the truth about 9/11 stands head and shoulders above those who would sweep it under the carpet, even if, for example, they could be accused of, as examples, anti-Semetism, sexism or anti-gay prejudice.

Still, Francesco Cossiga's words, as they have been translated, remain problematic for me.

Cossiga appears to have retracted...

... or more probably indicated that he had been sarcastic:

“I refuse the conspiracy theory, which is a smart and sometimes sincere contrafaction of reality caused by the fear of that (reality)."

“Rememering how is “open” american society, I think is very unlikely, I may say impossible, that 9/11 was an inside job.”

More figures retracted previous information on 9/11

It seems quit obvious that high profiled figures tend to retract critical spoken words about 9/11. What pops up in my mind are the names of - recently - Van Jones, Green Tsar of Obama, and Van Romero, expert on explosives and vice president at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, who declared in 2001 that the Twin Towers collapsed due to explosives. Collapse due to damage from the impact of the planes was, according to Romero, considered as unlikely. Soon he took back his words and his institute seemed well rewarded for that. See with preferences:

I can't confirm because i didn't check, but I heard that in the latest National Geographics Documentary on 9/11 the same institute in New Mexico was used to debunk claims that contradicts the official account.

Therefore, I'm not surprised and not impressed that Cossiga took another stand, later on. Politics seems nasty per definition and has it's own unintelligible rules. Most substantial and balanced statements against the official account from high profiled men and women, are from people that retired. But I guess that Cossiga due to his previous position still has too much political influence to be able to speak freely.