Charlie Sheen’s 9/11 Conspiracy

A lot of liberals buy into flakey ideas and conspiracy theories, but they usually try to hide what they believe from the general public. However, there are two times when they tend to blurt out the truth.

The first is when they get particularly frustrated by something they perceive as a Republican/conservative victory. For example, after Bush’s last victory, you had liberals talking about how much they hated Southerners, “Jesusland,” and they flogged the whole, “The election must have been rigged because we lost,” meme to death.

But, these days, there’s the 2nd thing that causes liberals to get particularly nutty: the belief that they’re winning. They’re looking at the poll numbers for Bush, thinking it means that their ideas are having an impact, and suddenly you’ve got calls to censure and impeach Bush everywhere, liberal actors saying they know more about the war in Iraq than the troops serving there, and oh, you can’t forget about the conspiracy theories.

There’s a radio show run by a nutcase named Alex Jones. It’s paranoid, “Look out for the global conspiracy that runs America, Bush is a dictator, the Illuminati are going to sacrifice your baby to Satan,” gaga that no intelligent person would buy into for 5 seconds.

Which brings us to Charlie Sheen.

Apparently, Sheen has given an interview to Alex Jones’ show about the 9/11 attacks, and it turns out that big melon on top of Charlie’s head is emptier than one might think. Just take a look at this:

“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.” (Hawkins note: See? To Sheen, bad poll numbers for Bush means “the worm is turning,” which means more people may buy into his lunatic conspiracy theories.)

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 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.”

…Sheen said that “September 11 wasn’t the Zapruder film, it was the Zapruder film festival,” and that the inquiry had to be, “headed, if this is possible, by some neutral investigative committee. What if we used retired political foreign nationals? What if we used experts that don’t have any ties whatsoever to this administration?”

“It is up to us to reveal the truth. It is up to us because we owe it to the families, we owe it to the victims. We owe it to everybody’s life who was drastically altered, horrifically that day and forever. We owe it to them to uncover what happened.”

If you want to see a nice debunking of these sorts of claims, you can go here, but personally I’m not going to waste time refuting this nonsense. Being asked to prove that the damage at the WTC and Pentagon was done by planes is like being asked to prove the moon isn’t made out of cheese.

Yet, the variations on these sort of wacky beliefs are widespread on the left. Isn’t there a single politician on the left courageous enough to have a “Sister Souljah” moment with these kooks and set them straight?

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