Nelson Believes Twin Towers 'Imploded'

Tuesday February 5, 2008

Country music legend Willie Nelson compared the collapse of the World Trade Center to the controlled implosions of casinos in Las Vegas while on nationally syndicated radio this week.

While speaking on Alex Jones' Texas-based talk show, a favorite among conspiracy theorists, the "On the Road Again" warbler made it clear he was skeptical of the official story of the events on Sept. 11. "I saw those towers fall and I've seen an implosion in Las Vegas," he said. "There was too much similarity between the two. And I saw a building fall that didn't get hit by nothing."

"The day it happened, I saw one fall and it was just so symmetrical," Nelson said on the show. "I said, 'Wait a minute, I just saw that last week at the casino in Las Vegas', and you see these implosions all the time, and the next one fell and I said, 'Hell, there's another one.' They're trying to tell me that an airplane did it and I can't go along with that."

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Known for his quivering voice, red-haired braids and songs like "Always on My Mind" and "Crazy," Nelson has never shied away from speaking out on numerous hot button issues, including the Iraq War, marijuana legalization and gay rights. In recent years he has campaigned for Dennis Kucinich's presidential bid and for fellow country singer Kinky Friedman's failed attempt for Texas governor in 2006.

"Two and a Half Men" actor Charlie Sheen made headlines on the same radio show in March, 2006 when he too aired his doubts about Sept. 11.

"It seems to me like 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of their targets: that feels like a conspiracy theory," Sheen told Jones.

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