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Crossing the Rubicon: 9/11 and the Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oilby Michael Ruppert
Synopses & Reviews
The attacks of September 11, 2001, were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspectsandmdash;finding some of them in the highest echelons of American governmentandmdash;by showing how they acted in concert to guarantee that the attacks produced the desired result.
Crossing the Rubicon is unique not only for its case-breaking examination of 9/11, but for the breadth and depth of its world pictureandmdash;an interdisciplinary analysis of petroleum, geopolitics, narcotraffic, intelligence and militarismandmdash;without which 9/11 cannot be understood.
The US manufacturing sector has been mostly replaced by speculation on financial data whose underlying economic reality is a dark secret. Hundreds of billions of dollars in laundered drug money flow through Wall Street each year from opium and coca fields maintained by CIA-sponsored warlords and US-backed covert paramilitary violence. Americaandrsquo;s global dominance depends on a continually turning mill of guns, drugs, oil and money. Oil and natural gasandmdash;the fuels that make economic growth possibleandmdash;are subsidized by American military force and foreign lending.
In reality, 9/11 and the resulting andldquo;war on terrorandrdquo; are parts of a massive authoritarian response to an emerging economic crisis of unprecedented scale. Peak Oilandmdash;the beginning of the end for our industrial civilizationandmdash;is driving the and#233;lites of American power to implement unthinkably draconian measures of repression, warfare and population control. Crossing the Rubicon is more than a story. It is a map of the perilous terrain through which, together and alone, we are all now making our way.
Michael C. Ruppert is the publisher and editor of From the Wilderness, a newsletter read by more than 16,000 subscribers in 40 countries. A former Los Angeles Police Department narcotics investigator, he is widely known for his groundbreaking stories on US involvement in the drug trade, Peak Oil and 9/11.
Book News Annotation:
Ruppert (publisher and editor of the newsletter From the Wilderness) charges that the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were carried out with the complicity and connivance of officials operating at the highest levels of the US government. He lays out his argument as if it were the prosecutor's case in a criminal trial, in turn addressing motive (geopolitics and the coming problem of "peak oil"); means (including control of the intelligence and aviation bureaucracies and penetration of Al Qaeda); and opportunity (use of wargames to scramble NORAD response times, for example). He concludes with speculation on how the events of 9-11 fit in with larger trends of geopolitics and empire. Much of the material is reprinted from his website, along with additional commentary. Distributed in the US by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The long-awaited exposand#233; of 9/11 and Peak Oil - by the "Godfather of 9/11 research."
About the Author
Mike Ruppert is the Publisher/Editor of From the Wilderness, a newsletter read by more than 16,000 subscribers in 40 countries. A former LAPD narcotics investigator, he is widely known for his groundbreaking stories on US involvement in the drug trade, Peak Oil and 9/11. His video on the latter, The Truth and Lies About 9-11, has sold more than 10,000 copies.
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