Charlie Sheen to Obama: Investigate 9/11

author: 
Steve Edwards

ight years on and in the aftermath of Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen's 9/11 challenge to President Barack Obama, journalists of the world's media conglomerates have been slow responders to follow the trail of evidence. Sheen posed numerous questions in a YouTube video directed at the President and held a "letter" to support an argument that the 9/11 conspiracy fits an historical pattern of government-scripted attacks as pretexts to wage war.

Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen has publicly challenged the US President to reconsider what he claims is a fiction: the official 9/11 story. The intriguing piece of news creation on September 8 has apparently shocked America, but so far the crisis of an actor thinking independently and doing a much-discouraged activity called 'research' has not translated into any serious soul-searching among the professionals of the world’s media empires.

In an online video address to President Barack Obama, Sheen has posed serious questions about some of the inconsistencies in the official 9/11 story. Holding a transcript titled "Twenty Minutes with the President" to draw Barack Obama’s attention, Sheen stated it outlined the evidence that contradicts the official version of 9/11. The transcript is fictional and is written as though he had a 20-minute meeting with President Obama. In the video, Sheen said he had sent the President a copy and called on "Mr President" to initiate a new congressional investigation into the terrorism of 9/11.

The YouTube video makes use of footage from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, news stories and documentaries filmed subsequently to support his claims of a cover-up and implied by its construction that some in and out of the US government have much to hide. Sheen's questions focus on the lesser-known third tower to fall that day, Building 7; firefighters' statements regarding multiple explosions in the towers prior to and during the collapses; the mystery over what hit the Pentagon; US government connections with Osama bin Laden; lax air defense; mysterious in-flight cell-phone calls; and the 9/11 Commission's failure to conduct a professional and thorough inquiry.

At the same time as publicly pressuring President Obama to re-open investigations into 9/11, Sheen called on his fellow Americans to "wake up, stand-up and demand the truth." President Obama marked this year’s anniversary with a public speech on the Pentagon lawn, where eight years before the crime scene was covered-up when trucks dumped loads of soil within days of the attacks.

The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post and The Sun responded with slur-pieces that framed Sheen as a ranting actor with no business challenging the official story. The Telegraph‘s TV features editor Michael Deacon wrote a sarcastic piece claiming Sheen's publicity was “a rant of pure ego,” but like 'real' journalists from most of the other publications, Deacon chose not to take the time to thoughtfully synthesize the evidence on offer.

However, The Boston Globe reported that Sheen challenged ABC's Meghan McCain, radio show host Rush Limbaugh, and Fox TV's talking heads Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly to join him on Larry King Live to debate his claims. An internet-based news service, PrisonPlanet.com, that focuses its reports on what it claims is a New World Order agenda to control the planet by the global elite class, reported that Sheen made the challenge on journalist Alex Jones's PrisonPlanet.TV saying, "Let's do it."

Noting that all of the character assassinators had failed to contest the facts Sheen raised, Reuters stated that comparing people who contest the government's position on 9/11 to holocaust deniers "completely ignores the fact that six of the ten 9/11 Commission members, along with scores of other highly credible former and current officials, intelligence professionals, military officials, scientists, structural engineers and architects, and legal scholars have all publicly questioned the official version of the events behind September 11."

Sheen also posted the fictional transcript on a website called InfoWars.com, also owned by Jones. In his "Twenty Minutes with the President," the “transcript” poses that 9/11 was a pretext for the systematic dismantling of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and that the Obama administration was "reading from the same playbook" as the Bush administration. Sheen's creative writing has “Obama” becoming tetchy when the “President” felt his understanding about the meeting was breached and said, "I’m having a difficult time sitting here and listening to you draw distorted parallels between the Bush/Cheney regime and mine."

The transcript of a fictional meeting with the 44th President of the United States is a device for Sheen to place his views on the Obama administration into the public domain, such as Obama's about-face on promises he made while wooing the American public to vote for him. The fictional President Obama said the actor had "wandered blindly off topic" after he had challenged "the President" for reneging on various campaign hooks, like saying he would end warrant-less wire tapping, stop the CIA's practice of rendition flights and abolish the Patriot Act. This piece of legislation is very contentious for many patriotic Americans, including Sheen, as he implied that it subordinated provisions in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In his video, Sheen said to Obama, “We want our country back.”

The fictional “President Obama” said that it was important that the country moves forward, to which Sheen as “Sheen” replied it is difficult to do so when there is "a bottomless warren of unanswered questions surrounding the day and its aftermath."

In this imaginary encounter, the actor as author went on to draw parallels between the 9/11 terror attacks and historical incidents such as the sinkings of the USS Maine and the Lusitania, and the Gulf of Tonkin incident which drew America, respectively, into the Spanish-American War of 1898, World War I and the Vietnam War. Sheen’s Sheen said he was pointing to a pattern of official pretexts for war, which Alex Jones explained in his 2006 documentary Terrorstorm, are known as "false flag operations." Such clandestine operations are the work of criminally infiltrated governments, by groups who attack their own civilian or military people, then blame it on a real or perceived enemy in order to draw a nation into armed conflict.

Sheen's Obama responds sarcastically toward Sheen's fictitious version of Sheen when the actor claimed the official 9/11 story, the investigation and subsequent findings by journalists points to US government cover-up of the terror attacks. Sheen uses his imaginary meeting piece to "read out" 20 bullet points of serious inconsistencies with the official story, including placing former Vice President Dick Cheney under suspicion for having made himself the head of the military command three months before the attacks. This finding is a serious problem for the US government, since the official story says none of the four hijacked airliners were confronted in the air or shot down by the air force, as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is trained to do.

In a radio interview with Jones, Sheen said that what the world is being asked - with the official 9/11 story - is to believe that on one day "a new form of physics" came to be and to suspend everything people know, all their experience and all their knowledge and stand it on its head. Sheen stated that he knows a work of fiction when he sees one and said that the official 9/11 story is "not even a very good one." The actor argued that Americans and the world need the truth.

Sheen is not alone in his claims, as there is a “9/11 truth movement” that possibly numbers in the tens of thousands, with numerous websites, documentaries and books that each acknowledge the dedicated work of teams of people from all walks of life including aviation and construction professionals, scholars and researchers and journalists and filmmakers.

For instance, in his book 9/11 Revealed: The New Evidence, researcher Ian Henshall stated that there was a "wall" created in the FBI that separated earnest agents from criminal ones at the bureau and also from those at other departments including the State Department, the CIA and the Pentagon. Other authors such as Peter Dale Scott, Webster Griffin Tarpley and Mike Ruppert go further and claim that “deep state criminals” periodically conduct "re-adjustments" to extend the power of the global capitalist class. (See sources below)

The fictional transcript by Sheen contains Obama's signature humor, talking style and astuteness, and provides an intriguing situation which places the real Obama in a tricky position where he can either pretend he did not receive it, ignore the publicity and risk possible repercussions later from the public and law enforcement officials; or risk his presidency and possibly his life by signing off a new congressional investigation. After speaking to the “President” for his "allotted" twenty minutes, the actor finishes his scripted version of the fictional meeting with number 44 by saying, "Be on the right side of history." Sheen's “President Obama” promised nothing at the end of the make-believe meeting, except that he and his staff would "be in touch."

Like the lax air defense on 9/11, the slack journalistic effort so far to follow up on Sheen's claims makes the phrase "news is the first take at history" redundant. It would perhaps be better replaced with a telegram: "OBAMA PHOTO-OP ON PENTAGON LAWN STOP MAKES SEPTEMBER 11 2009 GROUND-HOG DAY SCENE OF MORE COVER-UPS STOP" and send it across all the newswires.

Then it will be interesting to see if new news stories test the “9/11 legend” by making it through "the wall" of the world's biggest media conglomerates to become the news it deserves to be and, if so, how it might be framed on that wall for public consumption.

Sources

Charlie Sheen’s Video Message to President Obama can be viewed at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyKR2-A0KPU&eurl=http://www.infowars.com/charlie-sheen-demands-obama-reopen-911-investiga...

Twenty Minutes with the President
Reported by Charlie Sheen (Sheen's fictional transcript with President Obama) Tuesday, September 8, 2009
http://www.infowars.com/twenty-minutes-with-the-president/

And Charlie Sheen's well prepared documentation ...

http://www.prisonplanet.com/20_minutes_bibliography.html

“9/11, Deep State Violence and the Hope of Internet Politics.” Scott, Peter Dale (June 11, 2008). Global Research.ca. Retrieved on July 23, 2009 from http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=9289

“Charlie Sheen's 9/11 rant is pure ego” Michael Deacon at:
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/michaeldeacon/100009318/charlie-sheens-911-rant-is-pure-ego/

“Breaking: Charlie Sheen demands Obama meeting on 9/11 cover-up” at:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/09/obama-charlie-sheen-911.html

“2½ screws loose” at:
http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/screws_loose_Geo3Wya43KUtJCRuTkZwIO

“Sheen Challenges 9/11 Truth Debunkers to Larry King Live Debate” at:
http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS201956+11-Sep-2009+PRN20090911

“Sheen Challenges 9/11 Truth Debunkers to Larry King Live Debate” at:
http://finance.boston.com/boston/?GUID=10053488&Page=MediaViewer&ChannelID=3197

“Sheen Challenges 9/11 Truth Debunkers To Larry King Live Debate” Paul Joseph Watson at:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/sheen-challenges-911-truth-debunkers-to-larry-king-live-debate.html

9/11 Documentaries

Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009) Dylan Avery
Demolitions: 9/11 Mysteries. (2007). Sophia Smallstorm
Terrorstorm (2007). Alex Jones InfoWars.com
Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement. Alex Jones (2007). InfoWars.com
9/11 In Plane Sight (2006). Dave vonKleist
Zeitgeist – The Movie: The Final and Revised Edition (2008). Peter Joseph Zeitgeist.com
Jones, Alex (2007) Interview with Aaron Russo. InfoWars.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nD7dbkkBIA & http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5420753830426590918

Books

Henshall, Ian (2007). 9/11 Revealed: The New Evidence. Carroll & Graf Publishers; New York.
Henshall, Ian & Morgan, Rowland (2005) 9/11 Revealed – Challenging Facts Behind the War on Terror.Constable & Robinson; London: UK.
Ruppert, Michael C. (2004). Crossing the Rubicon – The Decline of the American Empire, New Society Publishers.
Scott, Peter Dale (2008 The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire and the Future of America University of California Press: CAL
Scott, Peter Dale (1996). Deep Politics and the Death of JFK. University of California Press; Berkeley: CAL.
Tarpley, Webster Griffin (2007) 9/11 Synthetic Terror – Made in USA. Progressive Press; Joshua Tree: CAL.

Websites

http://www.911truth.org/
http://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=911_project
http://911scholars.org
http://www.ae911truth.org
http://911research.wtc7.net
http://www.deceptiondollar.com
http://www.globalresearch.ca