Sunday, March 02, 2008

cotillard is cuckoo?

marion cotillard, recent oscar winner for her rendition of the life of edith piaf, has claimed that the usa made up the terrorist attacks of 11th september. the mail on sunday quotes her as saying:

""I think we're lied to about a number of things," [Cotillard said], singling out the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as an example of the US making up horror stories for political ends. Referring to the two passenger jets being flown into the Twin Towers, Cotillard said: "We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? They [sic] was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burnt for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [in New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed." She added that the towers, planned in the early Sixties, were an outdated "money-sucker" that would have cost more to modernise than to rebuild altogether, which is why they were destroyed. She said: "It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to re-cable all that, to bring up-to-date all the technology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work, than destroying them.""

hmmmmm. she also doubts the 1969 moon landings. read it all here. there are quite a few celebrities who believe in some kind of a conspiracy with regard to the world trade centre, e.g., rosie o'donnell. so i wouldn't automatically diss this report or cotillard. it's when she starts going on about the moon that i start to worry. it would be one hell of a hoax, and maybe i don't want to think that what i saw was fake. on the other hand, maybe this is just a brilliant piece of publicity - say something outrageous and get yourself back in the news. let us hope so!


  1. I know when I want advice on advanced structural engineering, I go to a French actress!

    On a more serious note, I've been popping in on your blog for a while now (came across the link on the QPR mailing list a few years ago). I thought that I'd best post a comment and say 'keep it up'.

  2. you are too kind, kris!