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 a TV star 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, and news stories filmed subsequently to support his claims of a cover-up and implied that some in the US government orchestrated the attacks. 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.”
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. A TV Features Editor from The Telegraph wrote a sarcastic piece claiming Sheen’s publicity was a rant of pure ego, but like ‘real’ journalists from other publications, 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 warrantless 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.
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, with 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. 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 those at other departments including the State Department, the CIA and the Pentagon. Other authors such as Peter Dale Scott, Webster Griffin Tarpley, Mike Ruppert go further and claim that deep state criminals periodically conduct “re-adjustments” to extend the power of the global capitalist class.
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.”
It will be interesting to see if new news stories test what has become the “9/11 legend” make 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.
by Steve Edwards
Charlie Sheen’s Video Message to President Obama can be viewed at
Reported by Charlie Sheen (Sheen’s fictional transcript with President Obama) Tuesday, September 8, 2009
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