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Charlie Sheen Joins Conspiracy Chorus on 9/11 Attacks

Mar 22, 2006

It appears that actor Charlie Sheen has joined the chorus of conspiracy theorists that believe the attacks on 9/11 are not exactly as America watched unfold on live TV.

Sheen Joins Conspiracy Chorus

Sheen Joins Conspiracy Chorus

The 'Two and a Half Men' star said in a radio interview that on 9/11/2001 he "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'?"

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It's unclear what Sheen believed it would look like as a plane crashed into one of the twin towers or what he believed the buildings would look like as they collapsed.

But he wasn't finished as he gives more conspiracy theories in the interview. Sheen questioned President Bush's actions on 9/11 and his location at the Booker Elementary School in Florida.

"It seems to me that upon the revelation of that news that the secret service would grab the President as if he was on fire and remove him from that room," said Sheen.

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A release notes suggests that Sheen questions of how Bush saw the first plane hit the north tower, when no live footage of that incident was carried, an assertion that Bush repeated twice, was also put under the spotlight.

"I guess one of the perks of being President is that you get access to TV channels that don't exist in the known universe," said Sheen.

"It might lead you to believe that he'd seen similar images in some type of rehearsal as it were, I don't know."

And as far as the plane that crashed into the Pentagon - Sheen isn't even certain that happened. Red State notes that Sheen outlined his disbelief that the official story of what happened at the Pentagon matched the physical evidence.

"Show us this incredible maneuvering, just show it to us. Just show us how this particular plane pulled off these maneuvers. 270 degree turn at 500 miles and hour descending 7,000 feet in two and a half minutes, skimming across treetops the last 500 meters."

We have not been able to confirm that a large commercial airliner hit the Pentagon because the government has seized and refused to release any footage that would show the impact.

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For the record I like Charlie Sheen as an actor. But I live in Manhattan and frankly - his assertions are insulting. And it would be simple to rip Sheen as a nut - he's already asked to be called insane - but to suggest that the attacks were planned, and the president had already watched 'similar images' in a 'rehearsal' is just nonsense.

And he doesn't believe a plane crashed into the Pentagon? Wow.

Whatever cause he is trying to promote with such foolishness cannot be helped with such outrageous statements. Sheen - with this one interview - risks painting himself as one of the tin-foil hat types of folks he so often lampoons in his movies.

The radio interview is here

--Jim Roberts

 


 

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