Hat tip: Weasel Zippers
* Former President of Italy, Francesco Cossiga, gave an interview to an Italian newspaper claiming the Mossad and CIA were behind 9/11. The truthers, in typical fashion, are now spreading a translation of his interview through various websites….
* Why is this kook not in an asylum?
A searing indictment by a former President of Italy, Gladio Francesco Cossiga, that the 911 attack was engineered by the CIA and Mossad, revealed last week in Italy’s most respected newspaper Corriere della Sera is definitely a story we will not see in American mainstream media. The unsubstantiated accusation by the retired head of Italy’s government is not to be taken lightly, and adds to a growing body of evidence supporting the view held by many that 911 was a false flag operation costing three thousand innocent lives in New York City, initiating the invasion of Afghanistan and the debacle in Iraq, and setting the West on its current course into the unending “War on Terror”.
Cossiga’s new revelations appeared last week in Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper, Corriere della Sera. Below appears a rough translation.
“[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 11th, while all the [intelligence services] of America and Europe … know 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.”
* If you thought Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury is a deluded f*kc, you haven’t heard Tutu yet:
U.S. and British policies like apartheid-era government: Tutu
By Wendell Roelf/via Weasel Zippers
Archbishop Desmond Tutu accused the United States and Britain on Monday of pursuing policies like those of South Africa’s apartheid-era government by detaining terrorism suspects without trial.
At an event to commemorate the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDR), the Nobel laureate said the detention of suspected al Qaeda and Taliban members at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was a “huge blot on a democracy.”
“Whoever imagined that you would hear from the United States and from Britain the same arguments for detention without trial that were used by the apartheid government,” Tutu told a news conference in Cape Town.
* Tutu of the bleeding hearts:
Tutu is chairman of the Elders, a group of prominent international statesmen that includes former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and his Mozambican-born wife Graca Machel.
The group is spearheading a campaign to get one billion people to sign a pledge reaffirming the principles of the UNDR, passed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.
Tutu, who helped lead the struggle to overthrow white minority rule in South Africa, said he was surprised so many Americans had accepted the argument that the Guantanamo detentions were necessary because of national security.
“It is exactly what the apartheid government used to say here,” the Anglican cleric said.
His remarks come amid a growing outcry over alleged abuses at Guantanamo, which in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States was used as a mass detention centre for suspected violent Islamic radicals.
Critics have said that the United States has circumvented international law by holding detainees without charge, often for years, and violated their human rights with forced confessions and torture tactics.
President George W. Bush says the detentions are lawful, humane and necessary as part of its fight against extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge by Guantanamo inmates who are contesting their detention.