Sassari, Sardinia, Kingdom of Italy
|17 August 2010 (Age 82)
Rome, Latium, Italy
|University of Sassari
| • Anna Maria
| • 9-11
• Operation Gladio
|Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, US/Department/State/International Visitor Leadership Program
|Christian Democracy (Italy), PPI, UDR, UDEUR, UDC
An Italian politician who became outspoken towards the end of his life.
Francesco Cossiga headed the Italian Government for seven years until April 1992.
Unlike a lot of members of the establishment, Francesco Cossiga wrote publicly about 9/11. One translation of an article of his in  reads "[Bin Laden supposedly confessed] to the Qaeda September [attack] to the two towers in New York [claiming to be] the author of the attack of the 11, while all the [intelligence services] of America and Europe... now know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the CIA American and 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." In Cossiga's obituary, the Guardian quoted a part of this and claimed that "He was, of course, being ironic".
“Maroni should do what I did when I was Minister of the Interior. First, leave the high school students alone, because think what would happen if a twelve-year-old was killed or seriously injured. Let them do the university students instead. Withdraw the police force from the streets and universities, infiltrate the movement with agents provocateurs ready for anything, and let the demonstrators devastate the shops, set fire to cars and set fire to cities for ten days. After that, thanks to popular support, the sound of ambulance sirens will overwhelm that of police and carabinieri cars. In the sense that the police should massacre the protesters mercilessly and send them all to hospital. Do not arrest them, since the magistrates would immediately set them free, but beat them to a pulp, and to a pulp even those teachers who foment them. Especially the teachers. Not the old ones, of course, but the little girls teachers, yes.”
Francesco Cossiga (2008) 
Quotes by Francesco Cossiga
|"9-11/Israel did it"
|“All democratic circles in America and of Europe, especially those of the Italian centre-left, now know that the disastrous attack 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.”
|Corriere della Sera
|“Sources close to Palazzo Chigi, the nerve center for the Italian intelligence agency, point to the non-authenticity of the video, which is determined by the fact that Osama bin Laden “confessed” that al Qaeda was behind the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, while all the democratic circles in America and Europe, in particular the Italian intelligence agency, know very well that the catastrophic attack was planned and carried out by the American CIA and Mossad, with the help of the Zionist world, to accuse the Arab countries and to persuade the Western powers to go into Iraq and Afghanistan.”