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Thursday, March 23, 2006

CNN - Charlie Sheen - Not Conspiracy Theorist, but discusses possibilities of CONSPIRACY on 9/11

Below is a transcript of an interview with Charlie Sheen on the radio show Alex Jones. The video of the report is available at CNN.com

I get a kick out of Sheen and his show Two and a half men, but this type of theory is kind of ludicrous. They can definately be fun, but don't take them too seriously or else you'll be questioning reality before you know it. The interview speaks for itself - just the same you will see the occassional comment by me in RED.

SHEEN: The more you look at stuff, especially specific incidents, specific events in and around the fateful day, it just -- it just raises a lot of questions.

HAMMER (voice-over): Charlie Sheen has his own questions about 9/11, and SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has obtained the explosive ( bowels maybe) interview from the radio show of fringe journalist Alex Jones.
Sheen normally gets laughs as the bachelor on the hit CBS sitcom, "Two and a Half Men".

HAMMER: But now, Sheen is courting controversy by questioning the official story on 9/11.

SHEEN: We`re not the conspiracy theorists on this particular issue, you know. It seems to me like, you know, 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory.

HAMMER: So what exactly are Sheen`s questions about 9/11?
For one, Sheen is questioning the official story of what caused the World Trade Center collapse, that the impact of the two planes caused fires that weakened the buildings` support columns. In the interview Sheen says he wondered if the buildings could have been brought down by a deliberate - - yes, deliberate -- implosion.

SHEEN: I saw the south tower hit live, that famous wide shot where it disappears behind the building and then we see the tremendous fireball. And there was just -- there was a feeling that it just didn`t look, how do I say this, it didn`t look like any commercial jetliner I`ve flown on any time in my life. Had he been on a "commercial jetliner" like this anytime in his life it would be over.
And then when the buildings came down, later on that day, I was with my brother and I said, "Hey, call me insane, but did it sort of look like those buildings came down in a -- in a controlled demolition?" Like how they do them in movies.

HAMMER: Sheen is also questioning how a commercial airliner could have hit the Pentagon.

SHEEN: Show us this incredible maneuvering. Just show it to us. Just show us, you know, how this particular plane pulled off these maneuvers. What was it, a 270 degree turn at 500 miles per hour, descending 7,000 feet in two and a half minutes, skimming across tree tops the last 500 meters off the ground? I guess this has to be one of the questions that allows it to be a conspiracy theory; otherwise one might counter with "show me" how a particular plane could not pull off these maneuvers.

ALEX JONES, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: You can`t hold... Uh, sure you can...

HAMMER: Sheen also jumped on a favorite target of 9/11 conspiracy theorists: President Bush. Sheen questions why the president, after an aide told him about the attacks, continued with his Florida school appearance.

SHEEN: It would seem to me that, upon the revelation of that news, that the Secret Service would grab the president and remove him as if he were on fire from that room. Yeah, it seems to him...you know, kind of like they would do on his Dad's old show.

HAMMER: Ever since that horrible day, conspiracy theories about the attacks have spread far and wide through the Internet. As writer Webster Tarpley tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, Sheen is not alone in his opinion.

WEBSTER TARPLEY, AUTHOR, "9/11 SYNTHETIC TERROR": There was a Zogby poll carried out last August, actually August of 2004, by now, which showed that about 50 percent of the people in New York City believed that top government officials had knowledge in advance of what was going to happen. And he'll bring up this poll from a year and a half ago as though it is still the case.

HAMMER: Still, it`s safe to say that most experts and most Americans place the blame for 9/11 only on Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, not the U.S. government. Even Sheen knows his comments may not go over well with many people.

SHEEN: And I`m sure I`m being demonized across the nation by, you know, all of the people that do that sort of thing. "you know, all of the people that do that sort of thing, like blame Bush and the government....you know....demonize him..."

Why now, in late March 2006 does the media suddenly have time for something as ridiculous as this?


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