February 3, 2014, - 4:40 pm
With last night’s Super Bowl win, Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll may be a champion. But in other ways, he’s a loser . . . and a nut. Carroll is a 9/11 Truther and conspiracy theorist.
He doesn’t believe Islamic terrorists were behind the 9/11 attacks, despite the fact that Osama Bin Laden bragged on video that the damage and amount of deaths were greater than he could have hoped for and despite all of the evidence against the 19 Arab Muslims who perpetrated the attacks.
Late last spring, retired general Peter Chiarelli, who had just finished his term as the Army’s vice chief of staff, visited Carroll at the Seattle Seahawks headquarters. Chiarelli was expecting a pleasant meeting. . . . The sit-down between Chiarelli and Carroll started off normally enough. They talked about the team, and then about head trauma. Chiarelli, who commanded the American forces in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II, talked about the brain injuries he had seen there. But Chiarelli’s mention of Iraq sent Carroll in another direction: He wanted to know if the September 11 attacks had been planned or faked by the United States government.
In particular, Carroll wanted to know whether the attack on the Pentagon had really happened. Chiarelli—who was the top-ranking Army official inside the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into its western side—explained that it had. He said he had lost many colleagues. But Carroll didn’t stop there. He ran through the whole 9/11 truther litany.
“Every 9/11 conspiracy theory you can think of, Pete asked about,” said Riki Ellison, the former NFL linebacker who now runs the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance and introduced Carroll to Chiarelli. Ellison, along with Seahawks offensive line coach Pat Ruel, was at the meeting as well. “And he didn’t stop at 9/11—he had lots of questions about the role of the military today.” . . . Ellison said . . . “Pete grew up in California during Vietnam, and during Watergate. . . .” The general had to leave the room because Carroll had rankled him so thoroughly.
Hey, the Paulistinians have found another kindred nutjob. Nothin’ super about that.
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