Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Charlie Sheen Dons Tinfoil?
Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures in questioning the official story of 9/11 and calling for a new independent investigation of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it.The source for all of this is "Prison Planet" (Warning: Don tinfoil before clicking). Although the website of the GCN show yields nothing, the host of the programme - Alex Jones is (surprise surprise) also involved with Prison Planet. The article then states:
Speaking to The Alex Jones Show on the GCN Radio Network, the star of current hit comedy show Two and a Half Men and dozens of movies including Platoon and Young Guns, Sheen elaborated on why he had problems believing the government's version of events.
Sheen agreed that the biggest conspiracy theory was put out by the government itself and prefaced his argument by quoting Theodore Roosevelt in stating, "That we are to stand by the President right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."Note the occasional lack of quotation marks. TPrison Planet claims Sheen's story has been covered up by the mainstream media. It is interesting to note, they have not published a verifiable transcript or audio recording of his comments. (Update: See below for link to article in the Guardian - some cover up!)
"We're not the conspiracy theorists on this particular issue," said Sheen.
"It seems to me like 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75% of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory. It raises a lot of questions."
Sheen described the climate of acceptance for serious discussion about 9/11 as being far more fertile than it was a couple of years ago.
"It feels like from the people I talk to in and around my circles, it seems like the worm is turning."
Suspicious collapse of buildings
Sheen described his immediate skepticism regarding the official reason for the collapse of the twin towers and building 7 on the day of 9/11.
"I was up early and we were gonna do a pre-shoot on Spin City, the show I used to do, I was watching the news and the north tower was burning. I saw the south tower hit live, that famous wide shot where it disappears behind the building and then we see the tremendous fireball."
"There was a feeling, it just didn't look any commercial jetliner I've flown on any time in my life and then when the buildings came down later on that day I said to my brother 'call me insane, but did it sorta look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition'?"
Sheen said that most people's gut instinct, that the buildings had been deliberately imploded, was washed away by the incessant flood of the official version of events from day one.
Sheen questioned the plausibility of a fireballs traveling 1100 feet down an elevator shaft and causing damage to the lobbies of the towers as seen in video footage, especially when contrasted with eyewitness accounts of bombs and explosions in the basement levels of the buildings.
Regarding building 7, which wasn't hit by a plane, Sheen highlighted the use of the term "pull," a demolition industry term for pulling the outer walls of the building towards the center in an implosion, as was used by Larry Silverstein in a September 2002 PBS documentary when he said that the decision to "pull" building 7 was made before its collapse. This technique ensures the building collapses in its own footprint and can clearly be seen during the collapse of building 7 with the classic 'crimp' being visible.
Lucky there's Indymedia for this kind of thing...
Frankly, I don't tend to care excessively what celebrities have to say about any issue, where their only credential is celebrity. However, on this occasion I get the feeling Sheen's lawyers might have something to say about this... I suspect most of the 'report' of his comments will come as news and he has been libelled. Or he's an idiot.
Update: Yep - he's an idiot.
I don't care if you're liberal or conservative, Rep or Dem, what he said was disgusting. It smacks of neo-Nazi revisionism. He makes my skin crawl.