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Rashard Mendenhall: What do 9/11 Truthers think about bin Laden's death? Let's ask a Steeler running back!

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has some doubts about Osama bin Laden's death.

One of the biggest questions in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death was "How are the 9/11 Truthers going to handle this?" After all, if 9/11 was truly the work of a secret U.S. government conspiracy, then wouldn't that mean that, to Truthers, Navy SEALs just broke into an innocent man's house, shot him and then dumped his body in the ocean. Would they bow to peer pressure and celebrate, or stand firm in their (crazy) beliefs?


Let us use the Twitter of Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, as a test case. First, let us establish his Truther bonafides:



That tweet has since been deleted, but now let's go to the tape:



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What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side... Favorite Retweet ReplyRashard Mendenhall

R_Mendenhall




"One side"? Oh dear. What would the other one be? Quick, say something about God to make up for it.



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I believe in God. I believe we're ALL his children. And I believe HE is the ONE and ONLY judge. Favorite Retweet ReplyRashard Mendenhall

R_Mendenhall




OK. I kind of see where you're coming from.



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For those of you who said you want to see Bin Laden burn in hell and piss on his ashes, I ask how would God feel about your heart? Favorite Retweet ReplyRashard Mendenhall

R_Mendenhall





Aww, that was sort of eloquent. Now you've almost converted us.


We don't think, as Mike Florio does, that Mendenhall should be fined or fired for his remarks. The notion that people shouldn't celebrate the death of any other human being may not be a mainstream opinion this week, but it's hardly one that deserves punishment.


But when it comes to 9/11 Trutherism, Mendenhall needs to educate himself. Read some Popular Mechanics, man, and grow up!

 
 
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