“(..) all democratic circles in America and in Europe, especially those of the Italian centre-left, now know that the disastrous attack [on 9/11] was planned and realized by the American CIA and Mossad with the help of the Zionist world, to place the blame on Arab countries and to persuade the Western powers to intervene in Iraq and Afghanistan” – Francesco Cossiga (1928-2010), former president of the Italian Republic (1985-92), quoted in the daily Corriere della Sera, November 30 2007.
The original quote in Italian:
“(..) tutti gli ambienti democratici d’America e d’Europa, con in prima linea quelli del centrosinistra italiano, sanno ormai bene che il disastroso attentato [9/11] 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.”
The full article in Italian:
An English translation (not very accurate) with comments:
A Cossiga obituary from 2010 summarizing his career. Notice that this article has been removed from “bloomberg.com” for some reason. Notice also how the author of the article tries to diminish the 2007 quotation by insinuating Cossiga was taking pills and might have lost his mind, right before bringing in the quote. And also how “Zionist World” is put inside quotation marks as if it was something that did not exist (something antisemitic).