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Real-life ConAir: Mark Wahlberg could have prevented 911

19/06/2012

Mark Wahlberg: I could have prevented 9/11

AMERICA’S politicians, terror experts and airlines have spent the better part of the last decade asking themselves how they could have prevented 9/11.

It turns out that suffocating airports in a blanket of panicky security measures and hammering Afghanistan and Iraq were the wrong answers. The right one was Mark Wahlberg – according to Mark Wahlberg.

While out promoting his new film, the buff actor claimed history would have “gone down differently” if he had been on one of the flights that terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center.

He told Men’s Journal: “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.'”

Wahlberg was supposed to be on one of the doomed flights but he changed his travel plans a week before and flew to Toronto for a film festival instead.

He’s since taken that well-worn route taken by uber-egoed speak-before-you-think celebrities and apologised, but it’s not the first time Wahlberg has expressed his anguish over the tragedy.

He told an interviewer in 2006: “We certainly would have tried to do something to fight. I’ve had probably over 50 dreams about it” – but his words are wake-up call to America: forget about air marshals and passenger screening, just put Marky Mark on every flight.

Mark Wahlberg visits troops in Afghanistan [Im...

Mighty Mark visits troops in Afghanistan [Image 1 of 10] (Photo credit: DVIDSHUB)

Comments:
Maybe he’s suffering from post-traumatic guilt for not being on that flight and suppose to have been, obviously 50 + dreams about it is a bit OCD, and these comments are part of that. Yes his remark was a dumb, but give the guy a break! he’s only human and not Bruce Willis!
Sheila of Melbourne
Posted at 11:52 AM January 19, 2012

OK Mark ..and just how would you have jumped from the plane, into the Twin Towers and disconnected all the demolition explosives? CGI no doubt ….
NavyBrat
Posted at 11:57 AM January 19, 2012
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