If you think this year’s Academy Awards were the ultimate example of Hollywood being out of touch with America — if not with reality — you haven’t yet heard actor Charlie Sheen’s interview with radio host Alex Jones.
Sheen usually does comedy on TV, where he currently stars on NBC’s "Two and a half Men." But last week on Jones’s radio show he turned in a hysterical performance discussing whether the U.S. government is conspiring to cover up what happened on 9/11.
"Call me insane," said Sheen, "but did it sort of look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition?"
Sheen also expressed his doubts about whether al Qaeda hijackers seized U.S. commercial jets that day. "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," he said.
Here are some excerpts from an interview Michael Moore would be hard-pressed to surpass.
Alex Jones: We were talking yesterday and you said over the phone that the biggest conspiracy theory is the official story, I mean, at every point it’s a fabrication. It’s a lie.
Charlie Sheen: It’s like they want to just pigeonhole all of us into conspiracy nut-bags, when we’re not really debating things that are related to UFOs bringing down the Towers or Building 7 or the Pentagon, right, and so it just feels like there’s things in there that, we’re not the conspiracy theorists on this particular issue, you know. 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.
Well, I’ll tell you, back in 2001 everyone admits that cell phones didn’t work over 3,000 feet, how were they working at 33,000, 32,000 feet? How did al Qaeda make NORAD stand down? Did al Qaeda call Mayor Willie Brown of San Francisco as the Chronicle reported and say don’t fly to New York? No, the White House did. Did al Qaeda call Salman Rushdie and say don’t fly to New York on Sept. 11? No, the Times of London reported that the White House did. Did al Qaeda run drills, CIA and Pentagon drills, on the morning of 9/11 of hijacked jets hitting those exact same targets, those exact same times, and then drills the day before and drills two weeks before?
Charlie Sheen: The answer to that would be probably not. But, no, it’s just the more you look at stuff, especially specific incidents, specific events, in or around the fateful day, it just raises a lot of questions. There’s a lot of questions. And I know that a couple of years ago it was severely unpopular to discuss any of this. But it sort of feels like, just in my research and in the people that I talked to, and in and around my circles, it seems like the worm is turning. Because you start talking about this even with conservative Republicans, and they can’t really debate away some of the most obvious facts of that day.
What did you think on that morning?
Charlie Sheen: Well, where do we start? I was up early, actually, and we were going to do a pre-shoot on "Spin City," a show I used to do, and, so, gosh, I was up and I was watching the news and the North Tower was burning, and, so, you know, the world was focused on what I guess they were assuming to be pilot error or some tragedy no one could really explain and, so, 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 it was there was a feeling that it just didn’t look, how do I say this, it didn’t like any commercial jetliner that I’ve flown on anytime in my life. And then the buildings came down.
Later on that day I was with my brothers at my parent’s house. We were out on the deck and I said, "Call me insane, but did it sort of look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition?" And he said, "Well, kind of, but gosh that’s impossible if you think what it would take for them to orchestrate that." And so as the days and the weeks went on, I was sort of told what to believe, and I was told through mainstream media and all of the talking heads about what really happened. …
Charlie Sheen: … It just seems odd that an event, something that we all witnessed — because September 11 wasn’t the Zapruder Film, it was the Zapruder Film Festival, okay — and I think that, what was the great Hoover quote about "The bigger the lie, the easier it is to pass over on people." I mangled it. I am paraphrasing.
Well, now, Hitler had a similar one about he bigger the lie the more they will buy it.
Charlie Sheen: Sure. There you go. There you go. Let me
Let me just throw out a quote, just because we’re 20 minutes into this and I’m sure I’m being demonized across the nation by the, you know, all of the people that do that sort of thing.
But people see through the propaganda organs now like they never have before.
Charlie Sheen: Well good, good, finally. There’s a couple of quotes here. The first is: "It is unpatriotic not to tell the truth whether about the president or anyone else." The second quote from this same gentleman is: "That we are to stand by the president right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt. …
Charlie Sheen:… Let me ask you this, though: Everybody is now familiar with the famous Andrew Card/Bush ear whisper at the elementary school, and that whole incident is problematic to me, because, as we talked about yesterday, it was broadcast three days in advance, his schedule, correct, the President’s schedule?
Charlie Sheen: And, so conservatively, if that event was being broadcast live, right?
Charlie Sheen: How many people in the state of Florida knew where the President was at that specific point in time?
Basically, the entire population that watched the TV news. It was a big event.
So, if in fact he was being informed that the second plane had hit, America was under attacked, right, isn’t he then putting everybody in his immediate circle at great risk?
Including that school full of elementary students.
Charlie Sheen: That’s what I’m talking about, yeah. And, so, it would seem to me that upon the revelation of that news that the Secret Service would grab the President and remove him as of he were on fire from that room. … It might lead me to believe that he’d seen similar images in some type of a rehearsal, as it were. I don’t know. … Again, I’m not on your show to say who did it or why, because I don’t have those answers. It would seem to me based on what we’ve all seen — those images that are indelibly emblazoned on our minds forever — again, I don’t have experience in avionics or high-rise mechanics, but it looked like the majority of jet fuel upon impact exploded.
Yes it did.
Charlie Sheen: So, I have a hard time believing that a fireball traveled down the elevator over 1,100 feet and still had the explosive energy to destroy the lobby like it was described…
Well, I guess in the court of public opinion, I would say that people are not buying the official story.
Charlie Sheen: No they are not. They’re not. … But then you’ve got to shift the focus to the Pentagon. … Show us this incredible maneuvering, just show it to us. Just show us 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 40 feet off the ground. … It is up to us to reveal the truth.