Francesco Cossiga

The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera carried the following article on November 30, 2007. They report that President Emeritus of the Italian Republic Francesco Cossiga has stated that 9/11 was the work of US and Israeli intelligence. Not only that, all Democratic leaders in Europe and America are also aware of this fact.

The former President added that at least one of the alleged tapes by Osama Bin Laden is actually a fake. We here at SOTT have been stating precisely this to our readers for several years now, but still, it is nice to have it finally corroborated by a member of the political elite.

Mediaset video-montage sent to Al Jazeerah to boost Berlusconi's Image

Corriere della Sera
30 November 2007

ROME - "According to what I was told, tomorrow or the day after tomorrow the most powerful daily newspaper chain of our country will deliver an exceptional scoop saying that, the recent video (actually an audio file), in which Osama Bin Laden, a leader of the "Big powerful Islamic Revenge movement Al Qaeda" reappears and which also included threats to former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, was nothing but a video-montage made at Mediaset's studios in Milan and sent to the Islamic TV network of Al Jazeera, which then spread it" stated President Emeritus of the [Italian] Republic Francesco Cossiga has affirmed in a public announcement.


"According to the above mentioned newspaper, the 'trap' was designed to provoke a public wave of solidarity with Berlusconi at a time in he was in trouble due to a separate scoop by the same newspaper on the plots between the Italian broadcasting corporation and Mediaset", continued the Senator for life. "From the area around Palazzo Chigi, the nerve center of the Italian intelligence directorate, it has been revealed that the falseness of the [latest Osama] video is evidenced by the fact that in it Bin Laden 'confesses' that al-Qaeda was the author of the September 11th attacks at the two towers in New York, while all democratic elements in America and Europe, with those of the Italian center-left party at the forefront, now know very well that the disastrous attack was planned and carried out by the American CIA and the Mossad with the help of the Zionist world order to accuse the Arab countries and to induce the Western powers to intervene in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Because of that - concludes Cossiga - there was no wave of solidarity for Berlusconi, who is after all the creator of this [most recent] clever [Osama tape] forgery, neither from the Quirinale, nor from Palazzo Chigi or any center-left representatives."


Actually solidarity came to Berlusconi from the the government by words of Vannino Chiti, Minister for Relations with Parliament: "I express my solidarity to Silvio Berlusconi who was called into question, together with other European leaders, by the terrorist Osama Bin Laden in his propaganda message. There must be a strong unity of political forces in Italy and a common pledge and solidarity among the peoples of Europe against terrorism and against these ravings".

Translated by SOTT.net
Just to put this in context; the former Italian president is referring to last week's audio tape, purportedly from bin Laden. In the audio tape, the voice (supposedly Bin-Laden's) states the following:
"It is no longer a secret that (former British prime minister Tony) Blair, (British Prime Minister Gordon) Brown, (former Italian premier Silvio) Berlusconi, (former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria) Aznar and (French President Nicolas) Sarkozy and their ilk like to be under the shadow of the White House," the speaker said in Arabic.
The former Italian president is claiming that this latest tape is yet one more fake, and this time was made in Italian TV studios at the behest of Berlusconi in an attempt to garner public support for his right-wing Neocon-loving policies. It's the basic reverse psychology ploy: if you are a major Western politician and your less than wholesome policies have played havoc with your approval ratings, just record yourself a little tape in which satan himself, "Osama bin laden" lambasts you and your unwholesome policies and suddenly in a reversal of the concept of 'guilt by association', you and your pernicious policies are suddenly flavor of the month again because, after all, if Osama bin Satan says you are evil then you MUST be good! Pretty simple eh? It is precisely this type of reverse psychology that has underpinned the duplicitous arguments of people like Bush and his Neocon and Zionist friends as they wage their war of terror on the masses of ordinary people.

Now, the next question I have is: did anyone see this story picked up by the US media?

Didn't think so. Any ideas why?

The reason of course is that from the government and mainstream media's point of view, it is absolutely outrageous to suggest that the two main beneficiaries of the 9/11 crime, America and Israel, could have been its perpetrators! That's just a little to much talking truth to power! And to the power elite, truth is the enemy.

The thing is, the intelligence agencies in Europe are aware that 9/11 was an inside job. We have been told by one individual who was in one of Europe's Ministries of Defence the afternoon of September 11, 2001 as the news arrived, that it was no secret. They knew from the beginning the Osama story was a lie. They knew, by way of simple reasoning and logic, who was most likely to blame, and some of them it seems have been biding their time, waiting for the right moment, to speak the truth.

We do not yet know if the announced scoop was actually published in the days following Cossiga's remarks. Perhaps his comments were something of a trial balloon, a testing of the waters to gauge reaction. Much more likely however is that Berlusconi pulled some strings among his media cronies and had the story squashed.

It is curious that this item appears coupled with the revelation this week that US intelligence had come to the conclusion that Iran had ceased working on its nuclear weapons programme four years ago. That, to be sure, didn't stop George Jr. from insisting that they were still a threat:
"Look, Iran was dangerous, Iran is dangerous and Iran will be dangerous if they have the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon," the president told a White House news conference a day after the release of a new national intelligence estimate representing the consensus of all U.S. spy agencies...

"So, I view this report as a warning signal that they had the program, they halted the program. And the reason why it's a warning signal is that they could restart it," the president said.
I'm certain that even if the US media began calling 9/11 an inside job, Bush would continue to insist that the threat is still Al Qaeda. And there would probably continue to be Bush supporters who would nod their heads in vigorous agreement because, for people like Bush, the facts don't matter. Reality is what he says it is.

Time will tell whether these events mark something of a turning point, the beginning of open warfare between the neocons and those who oppose them and between Israel and those parts of the ruling elite that are fed up with Israeli blackmail, double standards and its powerful, manipulative lobbies. However, even if the in-fighting begins in earnest between the different factions of the deviants who rule over us, we can't allow ourselves to be fooled into thinking that some sort of progress has been made.

Let us not forget that there are many people in positions of power around the world who have known the truth about 9/11 for six years but who have chosen to remain silent. It is not so much that these people are not interested in the truth - they are - but they realise that truth is knowledge and knowledge is power and if they are to remain in their positions of power they must, at all costs, prevent the truth from reaching the masses of humanity. It is our job to ensure that that truth does reach as many people as possible, and we may be able to do it, with your help.