|Summaries of people's lives after on their death are of obvious interest for deep political researchers. Like memoirs, they have great potential for truth telling and/or dissembling.|
Importance on Wikispooks
Obituaries are often a revealing source, especially about characters such asdeep politicians who were assiduous about secrecy during their life. Conversely, deliberate false trails to be left in obituaries, with no threat of contradiction by the deceased. Prior to the advent of the internet and search engines, there was less awareness of how easy it would be to assemble information from different sources, so 20th century obituaries may well be less guarded in their revealing of information that 21st century obituaries.
Francesco Cossiga was an Italian ex-head of state, who stated about September 11th, 2001 that “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.” The Guardian waited until their obituary of him to make the claim that "he was, of course, being ironic".
|Document:Allan Francovich Obituary||"He was, above all, a seeker after truth, wheresoever that truth might lead." - An appreciation from a friend.|
|Document:Megrahi Obituary||The day after Abdelbaset al-Megrahi died, Tam Dalyell opines that he was not the Lockerbie bomber.|
|Document:Reagan - Killer, Coward, Con-man|
|Document:Robert Faurisson - True Hero||An abridged version of an obituary to the late Robert Faurisson by a Catholic Bishop who has suffered expulsion from his religious order (The SSPX) and ostracism by his church authorities for raising similar questions to those raised by Dr Faurisson|
|Document:The Shameful Tragedy of Tariq Aziz. A Metaphor for the “New Iraq.”||An obituary - and requiem - for a courageous honest man whose treatment at the hands of his tormentors heaps further shame on their Western installers and puppet-masters who have very effectively destroyed his country|