As you may have read, the Italian publication “La Repubblica” has published a three part report on the origins of the Niger uranium forgeries which the Bush administration neo-fascists convinced Bush to cite in his now infamous State of the Union Address to Congress justifying the criminal invasion of Iraq.
La Repubblica reports that the forgeries originated with none other than Silvio Burlsconi, Italy’s richest person, Italian media mogul, George Bush buddy, and Italian Prime Minister.
Remember, in late 2001 Harold Rhode, a committed neo-fascist and Pentagon official; Larry Franklin, since indicted for espionage for passing secrets to Israel and an Israeli advocacy lobbying group; Michael Leeden, super uberneo-fascist and leading neo-fascist “intellectual”; Iranian arms dealer and Iran-Contra star Manucher Ghorbanifar and a number of other Iranians; and Nicolo Pollari, director of the SISMI, an Italian state intelligence agency all met secretly in Italy. Whether the Niger forgery idea was cooked up at the meeting we will hopefully find out soon.
Remember also that the Italian parliament has investigated the matter of the Niger uranium forgeries but has not released a report of the investigation’s findings. Until, that is, a copy of the report was provided, some time ago, to none other than special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.
Translations of the three parts of the report may be found: