- 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
- "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