Skip to comments.Mark Wahlberg apologizes for claiming he would have prevented 9/11 attack (Hollyweird Alert)
Posted on 01/18/2012 3:29:16 PM PST by jimbo123
Mark Wahlberg quickly apologized Wednesday for claiming he would have subdued the 9/11 hijackers.
The "Contraband" star said that had he been on hijacked flight United 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, as originally scheduled, it wouldn't have crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
Wahlberg was scheduled to fly from New York to Boston on the morning of Sept. 11 on the flight that was hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists. But he had a change of plans before the fateful date.
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Yep, he would have done it on all four aircraft simultaneously.
Mark would have done his duty ... in his pants.
Now that’s a movie I would produce..”Dirk Diggler vs the Terrorists”.
Mark needs to read some Jihad books. Then he will understand until then he is a good looking asshole.
United Flight 93 was bound from Newark to San Francisco. That's a rather roundabout routing for someone destined for Boston.
Chuck Norris is a REAL badass, not a Hollywood wannabe actor.
Kinda goofy thing to say but he has his priorities in place.
I can certainly understand why people are upset over the quote, and it was a really dumb thing to say. But I also think he was making an emotional response as a parent (he talked about being on the plane with his children) and his mouth just moved faster than his brain. All of us would like to believe that, if our children were in a dire situation, we would be strong enough to save them no matter what the odds. I could be wrong, but my gut feeling is that is what happened here.
At any rate, I’m *far* more offended by swine like Rosie O’Donnell and her leftist ilk claiming that terrible day was an inside job or the Rev. Wright’s of the world claiming it was America’s fault because of our “arrogance”.
None of the flights were heading TO Boston.
Very interesting interview with him rabidralph. I did not know he went to Church everyday and spoke so openly about his faith.
Here's an idea, lets go back in time and review all the threads regarding 9/11 and the subsequent posts by FReepers with the same sense of bravado and condemn them too, ok? None of them have come forth to issue an apology........Lets call them out!
Each flight has an origination point. Flight 93 while it may have been routed from Boston to the west coast that day, it could have very well have originated in NY. So in a sense yes Flight 93 FLEW TO Boston as Marky Mark pointed out.
There are connecting flights all over the country. Flying from New York to Boston then to West coast would have been considered a connecting flight in Boston. So yes the flight could have flown from NY to Boston like Marky Mark originally claimed.
For example I get on a flight numbered 1309 originating out of Chicago with a destination of Orlando Florida in mind. On our way we have a stop in Detroit. People get on flight 1309 in Detroit then fly from Detroit to Orlando. So you can see the flight headed TO Detroit then to Orlando. It quite possible could be the same way and the fact that Marky Mark had a ticket with the flight no. 93 TO Boston then bound for the West Coast.
Just because a flight comes from a city does not mean that it did not come a different city in the first place.
Not defending Marky Mark, but some people may be ignorant about how planes travel to multiple cities on a route.
I agree. I think most of us would like to think we would rise to the challenge if it were us. I certainly hope that I could, and I think I could... but that’s a long way from really being there and doing it.
He's just a tool.
Well, I’m glad Marky Mark wasn’t on the flight. If he had died on 9/11, I’d have to stop making fun of him out of respect.
I'm with you rabidralph. His statement reflects what we would all wish to have been capable of.
It reminds me of some other recent failures by our government to act upon threats or crimes against our citizens. We wish we could have protected the innocent. Having seen the data mining maps associating Muslims, mostly in New Jersey, with Al Qaeda leadership in Indonesia, and knowing that the data were analyzed in 2000, and probably before, by at least one team competing for selection by one of DIA, CIA, FBI, etc etc. Able Danger was little understood, unless you have some experience with data mining, but has since become a standarized tool in most of the world's intelligence and police agencies. I will never forget how dangerous bureaucrats, with Jaime Gorelick’s help, interfered with the exchange of critical information, and then, when the worst happened, crushed the messengers.
Mark, unfortunately, couldn't have done anything about the portable SAM (surface to air) that took out Flight 800, but the anger over abrupt termination of the lives of sixty or seventy children flying on their first trip to France, but the anger is well-placed. Israel has implemented a number of measures to protect their civilian airliners from ground-launched missiles. So could have the US. I hope we have now, but wouldn't bet on it. To be fair, if we had, it should not be publicly described.
Anger is good, but the solution must be a longer term solution. Inter-agency rivalry is probably what prevented the sharing of knowledge which should have prevented (9/11). It was a tight campaign for reelection which clearly caused Clinton to order the suppression of the truth about Flight800, but that was after the fact. One could argue about the damage to our civilian airline industry which would result from telling the truth, though there is little doubt that the FBI and CIA were used to keep the issue from damaging Clinton's reelection campaign.
To be even handed, Reagan should have had advisers who knew the potential for suicide attacks on US troops in Lebanon. After the fact, Reagan couldn't find the perpetrators and probably neither could have Clinton identified those who fired the the missiles(s). No changes were ever necessary to Boeing 747s.
We need to elect people who really understand peace through strength. Mark is young, but his anger comes from the right place. He will learn how best to channel it. Look at the people with whom he works, and the damage to his career his honesty has probably cost him. I'm sure he has paid a price. You sound like a good man Mark, and a good actor too. The two qualities are clearly not necessarily found together. Now, talking openly and honestly will help younger people understand that being patriotic is cool. They are beginning to understand the dangers being led by dusty old lefties poses. We need to teach them that Chez Guevarra was a vicious killer, and Ronald Reagan is why millions who, with Reagan's help, could leave the failed USSR were able to help enrich the whole world.
Too bad Serge Brin participated in the enslavement of tens of millions by hosting the managers of “The Arab Spring”, now more properly described as the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood. Mark is on the right track.
Walberg had been booked on Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles but changed his ticket at the last minute to attend the Toronto Film Festival. That flight, piloted by mastermind Mohamed Atta, was the first to hit the World Trade Center. I don’t think any passengers on flight 11 knew what was going to happen. Well the men of Flight 93 thought the same thing, as Wahlberg. But they knew the end game, and stopped another terrorist attack.
OTOH, we have plenty of people on FR, and conservatives in general, who don’t wait around for someone in authority to solve their problems. The people on the other flights thought it was just a typical hijacking and they’d be landing in a foreign country where they’d wait for demands to be met and they’d be free. Sort of like lawyers telling us we have to retreat to the furthest room in our homes before we can defend ourselves against home invaders. I grieve for those who perished in the buildings and on those flights but passengers on 93 made the right call. Maybe Walberg really feels that he could have convinced the others to take over the plane, too. There was a martial arts expert on the Dulles flight. I always wondered about that.
I saw that interview on TV the other night - pretty amazing.
“Yeah, so the producers wanted to know if I wanted to hang around the police station and do some ride-alongs so I knew what real cops were like. Nah - believe me, I know what real cops are like!”
You are right. Hindsight being 20/20. A term usually used with sarcasm in response to criticism of one’s decision, implying that the critic is unfairly judging the wisdom of the decision in light of information that was not available when the decision was made. Some will boast that had I been there, the results would have been different. Possibly, but probably not. The jig is up, most passengers now, will do whatever it takes, to not be victims. And the first rule is never, never, never, never trust a muslim!!!
I like the way you think!
Some of us did try to finagle our way back into the military, the 30 year old Mark Wahlberg didn’t try to enlist, I don’t think.
SURE, Marky, OF COURSE you can. Now go back and play with your game boy!
This guy is 40 y/o going on 12. The apology helps a little, but even for Hollywood, it’s really out there.
I’m been disgusted with this piece of crap ever since I learned he was once a street punk who blinded some poor bastard for the crime of being Vietnamese.
Mark Wahlberg is the opposite of a Hollywood lefty. But he’s full of himself and said something dumb here. He thinks he’s a tuff guy. If he was on Flight 93 he would have been fighting the Muzzies with`the “Let’s Roll” crew
He reminds me of the “Mac” character from “Sunny in Philly”: Mr. Kick Ass with his pseudo karate moves. Go to Hell.
He also is apparantly going to have a jailhouse sit-down with Whitey Bulger regarding a Whitey movie.