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IN MORE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Willie Nelson invites Alex and Jesse onto his world famous tour bus, where they discuss a number of topics including the family farm, the banker's consolidation, and the 2008 election.
But much of the conversation turns to the lingering questions about 9/11-- still unanswered, in part, due to a government that refuses to answer and a public that is unwilling to question.
Appropriately wearing a trucker's hat that reads, 'Follow no one,' Nelson says that for himself, it was never a question after seeing the buildings collapse on 9/11.
"It's not a clear cut situation; never was to me," the music icon and activist commented about 9/11. But, "Is there a reason to investigate?" he said. "Hell yeah."
"Those buildings were blown up internally," he said, before humbly adding, "I'm not a smart guy, but I can see that."
PUBLIC DELUSION & PROFESSIONAL SILENCE
But Nelson's point is valid in spite of his obvious intelligence-- it doesn't take anything greater than common sense to see that the story doesn't add up. On the other hand, that same analysis holds up (necessarily) to scientific scrutiny-- so long as the scientists aren't investigating on behalf of government agencies.
The work of qualified professionals like Richard Gage, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, and many others who have investigated 9/11 from a technical point of view have been ignored by the media, and instead, are often run out of their various positions via intimidation.
In spite of publicly available research and widespread questions, much of the public simply can't face the facts and refuses to accept the truth. Gov. Ventura doubted that they ever will.
WAR WAS A MOTIVE
Nelson says his theory is that "they did it so we could go to war."
After all, it's not just 9/11 that has fooled the public. An estimated 30% of Americans still believe Saddam Hussein was connected to the 9/11 attacks; a similar 30% believe WMDs were found in Iraq and millions are still waiting for the President to 'hunt down bin Laden' in Afghanistan.
Willie said he's 'not worried' about the 'certain percentage' of people 'in their own worlds' who lack the capacity to believe their government could do such things. After all, Willie agreed, from an authority as high as the President, there would be those in the public who would even 'believe the moon was made of cheese.'
So why do they mislead and deceive the public? For Willie, it isn't so complicated. "Why do they do everything? So we could go to war."
"We're the biggest arms dealer in the world; we sell bullets to both sides. We start a war over there & a war over there, and we stir it up. You know, whoever we want to win, we give the best bullets. And that's what we've been doing for a long time."
Additionally, the state of crisis combined with the state of war allows the government to violate civil liberties and threaten the freedoms of anyone bold enough to dissent.
DESTROYING EVIDENCE SUPPRESSES THE TRUTH
Yet, the public seems unwilling to recognize this, and the official truth may never emerge. "The truth about JFK still hasn't come out," Willie reminded. "I don't know what happened, but we know a lot of investigations were stifled. But, like 9/11... we'll never know for sure."
Gov. Ventura agreed, "The simple way they get to that is by removal of all evidence."
Ventura cited the fact that LBJ had Kennedy's limo sent for clean-up and restoration before the homicide evidence could be taken or examined. "That limo shouldn't have been touched until investigators went through it with a fine-toothed comb."
THE COVER-UP CONCEALS THE REAL CRIME
"That's what causes, for me, a light to go on," Gov. Ventura said. "Because when they start doing a crime investigation <em>the exact opposite</em> of the way it's supposed to be done, that tells you that there's ulterior forces involved here."
Similarly, Ventura says, "with 9/11, the priority is with removal of everything-- not investigating it." Evidence should have been set aside for thorough investigation, he said.
Willie said investigating "was what we all assumed they were doing." Instead, Gov. Ventura points out, steel from the towers was destroyed, sold to China and even used to build a memorial ship.
Now, Ventura asserts, with all the relevant evidence destroyed, "We are all valid investigators." Thus, questions should always be allowed and encouraged. For many investigators, the cover-up itself often points to the real crime.
So why do the authorities refuse to answer questions about 9/11? Perhaps the cover-up benefits them more than the truth.
"Anytime you cover-up evidence or take evidence away, you have an agenda there. You're trying to stop people from knowing what happened. And I really do believe that's what happened."
Ventura agreed that this would prevent us from ever knowing officially what really happened. If the official story were actually true, Ventura suggested, the government would easily be able to 'debunk' conspiracy theories-- because the truth would brush aside everything that had no merit.
Instead, the government maintains its silence, and conspiracy theories continue to flourish.