Dear Mr. President,
9/11 was an inside job. Can I talk to you about it? I am not a crackpot!
Wtf am I talking about? Apparently Charlie Sheen wrote a fictional meeting with Obama detailing what he would ask him about 9/11’s “inside job” (and apparently he was able to guess Obama’s responses). His goal is to actually meet with Obama to discuss his concerns – I guess because he’s not just any crackpot, he’s Charlie Fucking Sheen, bitches.
His “campaign” is being supported by conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones – who was also executive producer of Loose Change. The purpose of the fictional letter is to gain media exposure and restart this whole “9/11 was an inside job” nonsense. Sure, let’s give them media exposure. I’ll start by exposing why this is bullshit.
If he wants to go after Bush for something, there are much more concrete choices. But instead he’d rather make friends with a crank and spew bullshit about something that happened 8 years ago. I wish these people would think about what they are saying.
The government thought so little of your family member, that they murdered them and a few thousand other people. They also think so little of their own employees that they then destroyed a government building for good measure…with a rocket, apparently.
9/11 was a terrorist attack. It was a conspiracy, just not from the US government. Islamic extremists conspired to hijack planes and fly them into buildings for maximum damage – and it worked out far better than they could ever imagine due to the unfortunate circumstance of the engineers not considering frakking plane impact in their design [edit to clarify: they sort of did, just not one big enough to take out that many columns]. Your country was victimized, but not by Bush. Well he was an incompetent asshat, but he did not murder thousands US citizens.
Please see the excellent Popular Mechanics article that nicely details the physics involved. See also this humorous take from Cracked, the site Debunking 9/11, and the blog Screw Loose Change (that also talked about Sheen’s “letter”).
If anyone has any other good 9/11 links, please provide them in the comments.