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Is Pete Carroll A 9/11 Truther? [Seattle Seahawks head coach]
Deadspin.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Jack Dickey

Posted on 01/20/2014 9:34:25 AM PST by deks

Is Seahawks coach Pete Carroll a 9/11 truther? That all depends: Does badgering a former four-star general about whether 9/11 was real make one a truther?

Here's what happened, according to a couple sources: 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. After all, the pair had what important businesspeople tend to call synergies: Chiarelli—who grew up in Seattle—is a big Seahawks fan. His post-military work concerns traumatic brain injury research, a cause of some significance to the NFL. And both have plenty of experience leading groups of men on grand American stages.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at deadspin.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: 911truther; bushsfault; conspiracists; petecarroll; seahawks; superbowl; trufer; truther; trutherism
I just heard about this while listening to Chris Plante on WMAL Washington.

Is Pete Carroll a 9/11 Truther?

The Deadspin.com link above is the original source for this story. Breitbart and others including CBS have qouted it, as in this CBS New York article. . .

Report: Seahawks Coach Peppered 4-Star General With 9/11 ‘Conspiracy’ Questions

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll hosted a retired four-star general at the Seahawks facility last spring and blitzed him with questions about whether the 9/11 attacks “had been planned or faked” by the government, according to Deadspin.com.

Decorated general Peter Chiarelli, who had just called it a career, was discussing football and brain injuries with Carroll before the conversation took a turn, Deadspin reported.

“Every 9/11 conspiracy theory you can think of, Pete asked about,” former NFL linebacker Riki Ellison told Deadspin.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/06/14/report-seahawks-coach-peppered-4-star-general-with-911-conspiracy-questions/

1 posted on 01/20/2014 9:34:25 AM PST by deks
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To: deks

You have to consider that Pete Carroll has spent a lot of time on a left coast college campus. Some osmosis may be at play here.


2 posted on 01/20/2014 9:40:54 AM PST by MNnice
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To: deks

Reason number 136 to dislike the Seahawks and Pete Carroll


3 posted on 01/20/2014 9:41:11 AM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Michael.SF.
Reason number 136 to dislike the Seahawks and Pete Carroll

Yep, add poor officiating in yesterday's fame and a cornerback street thug acting like a douche; I can only say "Go, Broncos!"

4 posted on 01/20/2014 9:43:20 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Michael.SF.

Beside cheating his way through USC and leaving right before they got busted. They got punished, he did not.


5 posted on 01/20/2014 9:43:45 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: deks

Pete Carroll is an Obama supporter all the way.
And in a league with 2/3rds black players, that’s no surprise.


6 posted on 01/20/2014 9:44:04 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: deks

and I thought the air was thin in Denver.


7 posted on 01/20/2014 9:45:34 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: MNnice

And he left that college campus just in time to escape NCAA Sanctions for Reggie Bush’s violations.


8 posted on 01/20/2014 9:45:39 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: deks

Pete Carroll and Richard Sherman are doing what the
San Francisco 49ers could never hope to do......make
the Seahawks the most hated team in the NFL.
GO BRONCOS!


9 posted on 01/20/2014 9:46:49 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

The Broncos were pretty impressive yesterday...think I’ll be rooting for them.


10 posted on 01/20/2014 9:49:21 AM PST by deks
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To: deks
Is it just me or are others annoyed with the use of the word "Truther" to describe those who feel that the 9/11 events were staged?

The noun "truther" suggests a person who is out to get the truth about something. Not somebody who is trying to politicize something by turning it into a conspiracy theory. We used to call those people "nutjobs" and "crazies." I'd like to return to that nomenclature.

11 posted on 01/20/2014 9:52:07 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: deks

Ron Paul supporter?


12 posted on 01/20/2014 9:55:49 AM PST by montag813
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To: SamAdams76

Tru dat!


13 posted on 01/20/2014 9:59:04 AM PST by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: deks
9-11 Truthers are a laughing stock to most of us Freepers. They certainly were to me. But there really is nothing funny about this insane belief.

A few years ago I was at a family Christmas party that had a variety of different people there; some whom I had never met before.
The conversation went to 9-11 and it became obvious the two people I was sitting and talking with were "Truthers" My first reaction was they were putting me on and playing a joke on me but it became obvious that they believed deeply that 9-11 was a Jewish plot, and a US Govt. coverup.

I waited and asked them how the jews could get 19 Muslims in good health and wealth to give up their lives for Israel. They told me they never died, and the Tuesday following the incident all their relatives were give evidence they were still alive.
As far as the controlled demolition of one of the buildings I said a conspiracy like that would involve too many people not to have someone come forward with the truth and also it would require great expertise and attract attention, of people in the building.
. In any event, they persisted in those beliefs. These people are family people with decent jobs and fairly well educated and believe this stuff.
It is very discouraging to sit here an hear it first hand.- Tom

14 posted on 01/20/2014 10:00:21 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: SamAdams76

These shorthand terms do get popular. But for the record. . . Crazy nutjob 9/11 conspiracists.


15 posted on 01/20/2014 10:01:39 AM PST by deks
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To: deks

I’d be nervous if I had to bet my life on whether or not anyone connected with our government, with many winks and nods, knew about 9/11 prior to it happening. Please read that comment CAREFULLY before flaming.


16 posted on 01/20/2014 10:02:18 AM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: deks

Hey, Pete, what’s your deal?

He has always been a class A jerk


17 posted on 01/20/2014 10:02:20 AM PST by Nifster
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To: SamAdams76

Blame that idiots that started it... The call themselves truthers


18 posted on 01/20/2014 10:03:55 AM PST by Nifster
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To: bramps

And if it were true ( which it is not) I would be nervous too. The men in white jackets would be near by


19 posted on 01/20/2014 10:06:55 AM PST by Nifster
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To: deks

It’s bad enough the Hawks are from a hot be of liberalism, throw in the ranting dred locked thug and now truther Pete Carrol.........rooting for Peyton Manning a class act!


20 posted on 01/20/2014 10:13:53 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: deks

Because of this, I will be pulling for the Broncos.


21 posted on 01/20/2014 10:28:52 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: MNnice
You have to consider that Pete Carroll has spent a lot of time on a left coast college campus. Some osmosis may be at play here.

Plus a large number of helmet-to-helmet collisions during his playing days. ;~))

22 posted on 01/20/2014 10:36:30 AM PST by Ditto
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To: Capt. Tom

I believe ABC or one of the other networks did a two hour show on the 9/11 “conspiracies.” They debunked each and every one of the lunatic truther stories concerning the so-called planning by the government, the explosives, and all the other details. They even interviewed a bunch of the main truther lunatics and showed them the evidence. The evidence being, there was no conspiracy. The loonies refused to believe what was in front of their faces. Because, like conspiracist loonies everywhere, they wanted to believe. By definition, there’s no reasoning with lunatics.


23 posted on 01/20/2014 11:00:48 AM PST by driftless2
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To: kenmcg

You think colorado is conservative?


24 posted on 01/20/2014 11:46:38 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: deks

Pete Carroll. grew up in liberal Marin county Calif. Land of nuts and fruits.


25 posted on 01/20/2014 11:53:11 AM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: SamAdams76

“trufer” (turn the pejorative “birfer” nonsense back on the Bush-Cheney conspiracy nuts).


26 posted on 01/20/2014 11:59:36 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Capt. Tom

Ask the trufers if they accept that Bin Laden was killed during a raid on his compound in Pockystahn and buried at sea with no photo or video evidence.


27 posted on 01/20/2014 12:01:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Sivad

The last time the Seahawks were in the Super Bowl, I rooted for them. Along came Carroll and I’ll cheer on the Broncos. The whole situation in Seattle leaves a bad taste in your mouth.


28 posted on 01/20/2014 1:17:24 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: deks

Marv Levy was an animal rights nutter.


29 posted on 01/20/2014 2:07:53 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: SamAdams76

>> “Is it just me or are others annoyed with the use of the word “Truther” to describe those who feel that the 9/11 events were staged?” <<

.
When that’s all you have to deflect the evidence, what else can you do?


30 posted on 01/20/2014 3:16:57 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: JimSEA

Everything about Seattle leaves a bad taste in a decent human’s mouth.

Where else can one go in the US to see a statue of Lenin displayed honorably?


31 posted on 01/20/2014 3:20:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: gundog

>> “Marv Levy was an animal rights nutter.” <<

.
So is Tony La Russa.


32 posted on 01/20/2014 3:22:07 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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