Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

Posted: March 18, 2011 in All Articles / Posts, Intelligence Operations, Main Stream Media Omission, Possible and Actual False Flag Operations, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy

A talk by Michael C. Ruppert author of “Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil” given January 15, 2005 at Kane Hall, UW Campus Seattle.

Michael C. Ruppert (born 1951) is the founder and former editor of From The Wilderness, a newsletter and website dedicated to investigating political cover-ups. He is now CEO and President of Collapse Network, Inc.[1]

On August 16, 2006 Ruppert announced that he was leaving the United States, citing years of harassment for his ongoing dissident activities.[2]

After returning to Los Angeles, Ruppert started writing again. Jenna Orkin continued running the blog, with occasional commentary from Ruppert, until the launch of his Collapse Network in June 2010.

Ruppert was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Collapse, in which he was interviewed about his theories, writings and life story. He is now dedicated to his weekly show on Progressive Radio Network, and his music, writing and playing songs with the band “New White Trash.”[3]

Since his appearance in Zeitgeist: Moving Forward in January 2011, Ruppert is thought to be participating with The Zeitgeist Movement.[4]

“Crossing the Rubicon”

Book Description: Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, by Mike Rupert

The attacks of September 11, 2001 were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects – finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government – 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 picture – an interdisciplinary analysis of petroleum, geopolitics, narco-traffic, intelligence and militarism – 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. America’s global dominance depends on a continually turning mill of guns, drugs, oil and money. Oil and natural gas – the fuels that make economic growth possible – are subsidized by American military force and foreign lending.

In reality, 9/11 and the resulting “War on Terror” are parts of a massive authoritarian response to an emerging economic crisis of unprecedented scale. Peak Oil – the beginning of the end for our industrial civilization – is driving the elites 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. (source: amazon)

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