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Ed Asner Talks On RBN Radio Show, The Investigative Journal, Calling For 9/11 Truth and Backing Charlie Sheen
Asner pulled no punches as he blasted the Bush administration and Congress over 9/11, the Iraqi War, the Patriot Act and the POW issue
29 Mar 2006

By Greg Szymanski

 

Actor and long time human rights activist, Ed Asner, on a radio talk show program Tuesday demanded the government come clean about 9/11, saying he supports re-opening a new investigation and backs up statements made last week by fellow-actor Charlie Sheen that 9/11 looks like an inside government job.

 

Asner, an Emmy ward winning actor and former President of the powerful Screen Actors Guild, made the plea for 9/11 truth on Greg Szymanski's radio show, The Investigative Journal on the Republic Broadcasting Network.

 

The famous television star appeared on the radio show to champion the issue of POW accountability, making a guest appearance with activist Bob Dumas who has been searching for his officially "missing and presumed dead" brother since the Korean War.

 

Dumas claims his brother, Roger, still may be alive despite being lied to about by the government and despite a Congress unwilling to get at the truth about thousands of GI's unknowingly left behind enemy lines.

 

Besides the POW scandal championed by Dumas now brewing in Washington thanks to Asner's help in narrating a video in the hands of every member of Congress, the vocal and free-talking actor not only demanded 9/11 accountability but gave the Bush administration and Congress a tongue lashing over the illegal Iraqi War and the passage of the Patriot Act

 

"As for 9/11, I was suspicious from the beginning, but nothing short of getting at the truth is acceptable for the 3,000 people who died on that tragic day" said Asner, adding from everything he has researched the government is obviously covering-up the truth. "AS for the Patriot Act, how can a law be passed when only a handful of legislators even bothered to read it."

 

Asner, who in 2004 also demanded for 9/11 accountability, joined Sheen who recently went public on the absurdity of the government's 9/11 story on the Alex Jones radio show, in what now has become a good "one-two Hollywood insider punch" by Sheen and Asner, a punch directed right into the credibility of the Bush administration.

 

With Sheen and Asner both calling the 9/11 government story a fraud in the span of a week, the outspoken Hollywood pair have taken the lead amongst their show business peers in seeking 9/11 truth in what some call a "hot potato issue" since it could lead to a loss of money and film jobs.

 

After Sheen's comments on the Alex Jones show, his 9/11 claims went national on CNN's Showbiz Tonight, where he trumpeted his 9/11 truth call for the entire nation to hear.

 

 Asner was also scheduled to appear on the same CNN show Tuesday after he appeared with Szymanski, but Showbiz Tonight pulled the segment at the last minute with Asner and Sander Hicks of the Green Party because they couldn't find anyone to take the opposite viewpoint, according to Mike Berger, media representative of 9/11Truth.org.

 

Asner's entire Tuesday radio interview can be heard on www.rbnlive.com at the archives page under The Investigative Journal 2006 shows.

 

In April 2004, Asner wrote a letter in support of the 9/11 families seeking the truth, a copy of the letter appearing on the 9/11 Visibility Project web site. The letter said in part:

 

"I would like to suggest to you emphatically that the 9-11 truth movement is the most pressing issue of the peace & justice movement today. Here is why. 9-11 has been used to justify "endless war" and a continual rollback in civil liberties that seems to have no end in sight. Yet, 9-11 remains the least examined tragedy in modern American history.

 

"Americans would have never agreed to the last two wars and the Patriot Act's disturbing policy . . . had it not been for 9-11.

 

"There are many disturbing issues around 9-11 that have yet to be examined in any meaningful way by our media, Congress, and even by the 9-11 Commission. These include accountability for the massive breakdown of air defense and plane intercept procedures as described in FAA and DOD regulations, which were violated on 9-11...

 

"This breakdown and astounding unpreparedness by U.S. domestic defense agencies is puzzling to say the least, given the detailed reports our government had of the coming attacks, that were bizarrely suppressed by key officials.

 

"For example, FBI Agent Coleen Rowley suggested that her offices' attempts to alert higher ups in the FBI of the pre 9-11 activities of Zacharias Moussaoui "seemed to have been consistently, almost DELIBERATELY thwart[ed] . . ." While George Tenet, Director of the CIA, had received a memo in August of 2001 (one month before the attacks of 9-11) on this report entitled, "Islamic Extremists Learn to Fly." Yet, Tenet took no action on this memo. The FBI agents responsible for the now famous "Phoenix Memo" regarding Osama Bin Laden sending students to the U.S. to attend civil aviation schools, also struggled to get their higher ups to act on this information.

 

"To date, no one has been held accountable for the massive defense failures on 9-11, nor for the bizarre suppression of critical warnings prior to 9-11. Furthermore, we still have no explanation for why the head of Pakistani intelligence, who was meeting with top Bush Administration officials in Washington on 9-11-2001, had wired lead hijacker Mohammed Atta $100,000.00 weeks before 9-11. We still do not know who made the insider stock trades in weeks and days leading up to 9-11, by betting "against" United and American Airlines stocks (the aircraft used as missiles on 9-11).

 

"What we DO KNOW is that $5 million of those insider stock trade "winnings" apparently by someone who had foreknowledge of the coming attacks, were made the day before 9-11 at AB Brown Trust. AB Brown Trust was headed until his induction into the CIA by Buzzy Krongard, who is now the Executive Director of the CIA. We also know that the current head of AB Brown Trust quietly resigned his position on 9-11, with no media scrutiny nor apparently government scrutiny. Lastly, and perhaps most bizarre is the fact that $2.5 million of those stock "winnings" against these airlines made at AB Brown Trust . . . remain unclaimed.

 

"We deserve to know why no one has been held accountable, and who made those insider stock trades. We also deserve to know why the Bush Administration allowed members of the Bin Laden family to quietly leave the U.S. after 9-11, with virtually no questioning by the FBI, and at a time when other Americans were not allowed to fly.

 

"There are many other profound, and bizarrely "unasked" questions around 9-11. I urge all to read "The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11" by David Ray Griffin, and endorsed by Howard Zinn, and to view "The Great Deception" documentary by acclaimed Canadian television journalist Barry Zwicker. Peace & justice leaders and activists will find these works a great resource for getting current on the 9-11 truth issue, and can be great organizing tools to educate others.

 

"I fear that if the underlying issues of 9-11 truth are not demanded, that Iraq may be but a flame on an ocean of gasoline that may be used to ignite war after war after war. We cannot, as a peace & justice movement only address the flames. We must look at the fuel being used to justify the flames of war and repression at home and abroad. We must look deeply at the events leading up to, on and since 9-11. We must demand full 9-11 truth."

 

For more informative articles, go to www.arcticbeacon.com

 

Greg Szymanski

Listen to my Radio Broadcast live Monday night at 8pm Pacific time on LewisNews, returning Jan. 1 2006 Radio http://webs.lewisnews.com/radio/index.html. Greg is also regular on Rense.com the first Thursday of every month at 9pm pacific time.

Greg also has his own daily show on the Republic Broadcast Network. Go to www.rbnlive.com and will be starting a daily program on the Genesis Communications Network soon at www.gcnlive.com Greg Szymanski is an independent investigative journalist and his articles can been seen at www.LewisNews.com. He also writes for American Free Press and has his own site www.arcticbeacon.com