Friday, April 6, 2007

A THIN SHEEN OF CELEBRITY

HOLLYWOOD'S TOP CONTRIBUTION TO THE FRAUD

The most famous figure yet to hop on board the truth train and bring these valid but skewed concerns to America’s attention is the gainfully employed prime time actor Charlie Sheen, then anchoring "Two and a Half Men," and nowhere the pits of obscurity. In his March 20 2006 comments on Alex Jones' radio show, he agreed with Jones that “we're not the conspiracy theorists on this particular issue […] 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.”

Sheen's concerns sounded by-now-boringly familiar; he related on seeing Flight 175 hit the South Tower “it just didn't look like any commercial jetliner I've flown on any time in my life.” On the collapses of the Twin Towers and Tower 7, he said “it sorta look[ed] like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition.” Regarding the Frustrating Fraud over the Pentagon attack, Jones (who elsewhere has called this a honeytrap) incredulously cited it "just disappeared into a fourteen foot hole." Sheen admitted “I don’t know what a Boeing jet is going to do into a reinforced limestone fa├žade,” but questioned the precision of the jet’s attack and was just starting to voice the by-then well known list of doubts when Jones cut him off for a commercial break. [1]

Not that I’m into Hollywood gossip on the integrity of Sheen’s intelligence or clarity of mind, and frankly I'd probably like the guy, but he does have dubious experience in calling attention to the video evidence of crimes and it can't go unnoticed. At a party in 1991 he got his hands on a copy of a horrific Japanese snuff film depicting a samurai in full costume hacking a captive girl to death. Sickened by the cruelty of it, Charlie immediately turned it over to the FBI, but in reality what he’d seen was "Flower of Flesh and Blood," the first installment in the Guinea Pig series of well-produced fake snuff films. According to the San Francisco Chronicle:

“The FBI confiscated Sheen's tape and proceeded to investigate all involved […] the Japanese [producers] took this time to release ‘Guinea Pig Two: The Making of Guinea Pig One,’ revealing the technical sleight of hand in all its bone-cracking glory. After viewing this film, the FBI backed off and dropped the investigation.”
[2]


Sheen (left) closely analyzed the video evidence (right), and found no sign of airplane debris.

Now after 9/11, Sheen’s legendary video analysis talents were needed again, and his conclusions as aired with Jones earned him the praise of the movement. On March 22, just two days after the interview, CNN’s Showbiz Tonight ran coverage of Sheen’s “9/11 shocker.” The show was remarkably open and uncritical of his astonishing comments, and the self-congratulatory response from the Truth community is telling. 83% of respondents in the show’s poll supported Sheen enthusiastically, despite Free Republic’s efforts to get their readers to vote against it. [3] The show helped bolster the impression that the movement was winning, but of course I’d guess about 75% of the people even viewing this segment were Truthers to begin with, tipped off in advance to tune in and show their support.

The people who run the "Factivism" website were inspired enough to create the tribute site Bravocharlie911.com, giving visitors a chance to praise (or less often curse) the actor. The Factivism website was having technical troubles when I visited on November 5, but clarified that they were also behind Oprah911.com, a website to urge Oprah Winfrey to bring 9/11 Truth to her massively-watched daytime talk show. In September 2006, that venture was dropped after Oprah's lawyers sent “Yossarian” at Factivism “a bunch of really nasty letters demanding that I cease and desist. So much for Oprah.” By this time, Bravocharlie911 had “served its purpose,” or at least ran out of things to say, and had been pulled as well with no word on legal maneuvers. [4] The Factivism site itself went down, set to “return shortly,” by the time I went back to look for more info two days later.

I drew a small measure of conciliation knowing even a comfortably famous person could share my suspicions from the very beginning. But to convey his doubts, Sheen was clearly drawing on the confused arguments of the IPS/Loose Change pedigree, no doubt scored at another Hollywood party. Of all the people to call on in the celebrity world, Mr. Can’t-tell-fact-from-fiction is the one that pops to the top.

(Thanks to fellow "Charlie" and total freak the Bizarre Alien for this "hot street tip")

Sources:
[1] Jones, Alex and Paul Joseph Watson. “Actor Charlie Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story.” Prison Planet. March 20 2006.
[2] Mikkelson, Barbara and David P. Snopes.com. “A pinch of Snuff.” Last Updated October 31 2006.
[3] “CNN Poll Ends At 83% In Support Of Charlie Sheen.” Prison Planet March 27 2006
[4] Yossarian. “Bravo Charlie, Exit Stage Left.” Factivism. September 2006. (link still broken? original url: http://www.factivism.com/story.php?title=Bravo-Charlie-Exit-Stage-Left)

7 comments:

Dr. Butcher MD said...

I think it's pretty cool that Charlie Sheen is intelligent enough too question the 911 situation but i also think the guy is totally hilarious! His involvment in contacting the fbi when he saw a part of the infamous pseudo snuff film Guinea Pig:Flower Of Flesh And Blood was kinda funny since there has been a 'conspiracy theory' in regards of "snuff films" . GP was proven too be faked( the dvd boxset has a 'making of') . I think this was Mr. Sheen's beginning foray into questioning thingees . Always question things!
Nice article man .

Caustic Logic said...

Yes, thank you Dr. Butcher for that... insightful... comment. If I ever need an autopsy-type forensics examination for the site, I know who to go to. You are, after all, a doctor. And I'm interested to see how your essay on the snuff film "myth" turns out.

SurveyQuestion#34 said...

If Charlie Sheen were to take a stance on the 9/11 conspiracy issue, would you find him to be very persuasive, somewhat persuasive, or not persuasive, or would you not believe him? hmmm... Charlie Sheen, yeah, he's cool. VERY PERSUASIVE!!!

Caustic Logic said...

Survey: Ha! I get the joke. I'd have to say, hmmm.... not persuasive. But Oprah, her I'd believe. I tried to get her to come forward with courage, but she had the door barricaded and was shooting at me with a machine gun, so I had to let it go.

And Dr Butcher - I didn't mean to be too sarcastic there - especially after I badgered you into commenting (blush). You a good guy. But can I have some anaesthesia before the next amputation? My arm's still killing me.

muldrake said...

Look at what this clown's been involved with, and tell me why anyone would believe anything he 'thinks'. That goes double for Rosie O'Blowsie:
1 - Frolicked incessantly with prostitutes
2 - heavy into drugs and alcohol, in rehab several times
3 - problems with gambling
4 - allegedly possessed child pornography
(sex-a-holic tie in with clue #1)
5 - allegedly beat his wife

Sheen needs to put a bucket on his head and march with his old man to protest bombing Hiroshima. His papa forgot that it happened over a century ago!

Caustic Logic said...

Well, these are allegations, but whether true or not, the perception is there. When celebrities get involved in "9/11 Truth," I get an uneasy feeling. They are not experts, and they bring baggage, but fame alone is enough to get them standing ovations from sundry "Truthers."

Which brings us to Rosie O'Donnell, who has her own issues with public resonnance and credbility. - If I"m not mistaken, her issues were solely with the possible demolition of WTC7, and so beyond the mandate of this site.

I will say WTC demo questions have more merit than no-757-at-the-Pentagon theories, but they seem to go hand in hand, and the logic void over the Pentagon attack thus casts doubt back on the WTC charges.

For example: Rosie was first spurred by James Brolin, who in December on The View directed her to 911WeKnow.com, a site for promoting the 911 Mysteries video "series." So far they've only done installment one, on the WTC demos, which it seems O'Donnell watched. The site has been anticipating the release of part 2 for several months - if it's ever released, it's to question the planes and the hijackers. Presumably the no-757 cases will be included and THAT will fall into my scope, along with any promos Rosie throws out.

Caustic Logic said...

And Muldrake, the Hiroshima thing is a tad confusing...