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“Truther” actor Charlie Sheen says President Obama needs to investigate fully the actions and conspiracies he believes resulted in the 9/11 attack on the United States.
Sheen, in a fictionalized “interview” with Obama on the PrisonPlanet website, notes that while the conversation did not take place, “This is an open letter to the president requesting a new investigation.”
Sheen and others contend the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed almost 3,000 people could have been arranged by officials high in the U.S. government to provide a pretext for war.
If they did not actually arrange them, government officials at least were aware of the looming attacks, Sheen and others believe.
Sheen has posted his “Twenty Minutes With The President” as a conversation he would like to have with Obama over the issue, which recently has been in the news because of Obama’s controversial “Green Jobs” adviser, Van Jones, who signed a statement alleging the Bush administration may have deliberately allowed the 9/11 attacks.
The Gateway Pundit blog found Jones’ name among 100 signatories of notable American citizens in the 9/11 statement, which called for an investigation and the formation of an independent inquiry to determine whether members of the Bush administration were involved in the attacks.
Jones signed the 2004 statement as director of the Ella Baker Human Rights Center. The statement, facilitated by the 911truth.org conspiracy website, calls for “immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.”
WND also reported that one day after the 9/11 attacks, Jones led a vigil that expressed solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans and what he called the victims of “U.S. imperialism” around the world.
Sheen’s fictional meeting with Obama describes more than a dozen points he believes provide evidence of the conspiracy, including:
- A report from CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that the mysterious “white plane” spotted and videotaped by multiple media outlets flying in restricted airspace over the White House shortly before 10 a.m. on the morning of 9/11 was in fact an Air Force plane.
- Claims Vice President Dick Cheney “usurped control of NORAD” three months before the attacks and afterwards “relinquished command of NORAD and returned it to military operation.”
- FBI investigations into five hijackers “being trained at U.S. military flight schools” that have been sealed.
- That Pentagon officials canceled their scheduled flights for Sept. 11 on Sept. 10.
- That the Miami Herald reported in 2003 how the Bush administration refused to release a 900-page congressional report on 9/11 because it wanted to “avoid enshrining embarrassing details.”
The issue also was discussed by leading 9/11 “truther” conspiracist Alex Jones, whose Prison Planet website posted Sheen’s Obama “interview”:
On the LATimes blog was this comment: “Sheen apparently figures that if Obama can waste all that time talking to American schoolchildren who can’t even vote or pay $2,500 for a Democratic fundraiser yet, the president who garnered so many millions from Hollywood people ought to make time to talk with one of them. Or at least read their letter.
“As the self-professed agent of change to believe in, Obama, Sheen reasons, should be burrowing into this obvious conspiracy to uncover the truth, unlike previous administrations.
“Raising such questions about a 9/11 coverup recently cost green aide Van Jones his White House job. Or the other way around,” the blog said.
From EOnline.com came this, “The ‘Two and a Half Men’ star has loosed upon the Internet ‘Twenty Minutes with the President,’ an incredible piece of fantasy journalism (or a failed treatment from his dad’s ‘West Wing’ days, we can’t be sure) imagining a meeting between himself and President Barack Obama in which Charlie Sheen schools the ruler of the free world about the government’s real role in the Sept. 11 attacks – as perceived, that is, by the actor’s conspiracy theorist mind.”
It continues: “As an unabashed Truther, Sheen proceeds to interrogate the president on the 9/11 Commission Report and proclaim that the government was actually behind the devastating events of the day and its subsequent alleged cover-up.”