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

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


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The long-awaited exposé of 9/11 and Peak Oil - by the "Godfather of 9/11 research."

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, narcotraffic, 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 élites 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865715400
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 562,541
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.39(d)

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.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Catherine Austin Fitts

CHAPTER 1: Petroleum Man
CHAPTER 2: Cheney Knew
CHAPTER 3: The CIA is Wall Street, and Drug Money is King
CHAPTER 4: Connecting Drugs and Oil
CHAPTER 5: A Criminal Meltdown
CHAPTER 6: Laying the Foundation: Destroy Russia, Prepare the Battlefield
CHAPTER 7: Caspian Corruption
CHAPTER 8: Setting Up the War: Pakistan's ISI, America's Agent for Protecting the Taliban and al Qaeda
CHAPTER 9: Business with the bin Ladens: The Real Saudi Arabia

CHAPTER 10: PROMIS: Controlling the Data
CHAPTER 11: Vreeland I
CHAPTER 12: Executing a Conspiracy: Shame and Honor in the FBI – An Air Force Colonel Blows the Whistle
CHAPTER 13: Penetration
CHAPTER 14: 9/11 Insider Trading, or "You Didn't Really See That, Even Though We Saw It"
CHAPTER 15: Israel
CHAPTER 16: Silencing Congress
CHAPTER 17: Vreeland II: Silencing Me

CHAPTER 18: The Attacks
CHAPTER 19: Wargames and High Tech: Paralyzing the System to Pull Off the Attacks
CHAPTER 20: Q&A: Many Questions Asked, Some Answered – and a Golden Moment
CHAPTER 21: The Last Hearing: FTW Confronts on the Wargames NORAD Runs
CHAPTER 22: Guiliani and TRIPOD II
CHAPTER 23: Dick Cheney, FEMA, and "Persons of Interest"
CHAPTER 24: The Secret Service and National Special Security Events
CHAPTER 25: The Commission's Wild Blue Yonder

CHAPTER 26: The Record
CHAPTER 27: "We Don't Need No Badges"
CHAPTER 28: Conquering the American People
CHAPTER 29: Biological Warfare
CHAPTER 30: Order of Battle
CHAPTER 31: Peak Oil Revisited
CHAPTER 32: Summation

APPENDIX A: Joint Chiefs of Staff "Northwoods" Document
APPENDIX B: Vreeland Financial Document Sample
APPENDIX C: Iraqi/Saudi Oilfields Information

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From the Publisher

"Astounding! Alarming! ... And yet at last, with this — Mike Ruppert's beyond-courageous offering — we gain sight of the whole of corporate-managed, government-assisted, bank-laundered, drug-funded plunder. And a jolt to spur our movements to take back the world."
— Chellis Glendinning, PhD, author of Chiva: A Village Takes on the Global Heroin Trade and Off the Map: An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy

"Mike Ruppert was one of the first journalists to understand the concept and importance of Peak Oil. What is more important, he has connected the dots: he understands the relationships between this historic watershed and the geopolitical events of our time. Mike still has the instincts of a cop (which he once was), but the criminals he is tracking these days are no small-time hoodlums; they are some of the most powerful people on the planet. If you want to understand the dynamics of the oil-money-drugs-and-war imperial system in which we are all embedded, start with this book."
— Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over and Powerdown

"Mike Ruppert represents, from top to bottom, the best tradition of an independent thinking, open-minded, uncorrupt able, humorous, prudent, American Cop. After running during his police career into conflicts with the drug dealing part of the CIA, Mike knows that government information seldom equals its disinformation. The doubt about the official 9/11 story brought us together. From the first day after 9/11, I could follow his scouting into the real world behind government propaganda. I firmly believe at the end of three years of conducting a really independent investigation, that Ruppert is not only heading in the right direction, but also touching the inner sanctum of the hidden government agenda."
— Andreas Von Bulow, former German Cabinet Minister and Parliamentary Secretary, author of The CIA and September 11

"Fasten your thinking caps! Something is clearly terribly wrong at the heart of American politics. The same is true of the mainstream media. Reporters just aren't asking enough difficult and dangerous questions. Michael Ruppert has been asking disconcerting but critical questions for more than two decades, even when it meant confronting unpleasant truths that challenge the very basis of industrial society. His unflinching reporting on the facts behind the coming decline of global petroleum has been an extraordinary service to the world. Whatever you think of Ruppert's bold hypotheses about the geopolitics of oil, this provocative book will force you to confront the contradictions of our increasingly unsustainable global economy."
— Julian Darley, author of High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis , founder and director of The Post Carbon Institute, and founder of

"I'm proud Mike asked me to appear in his seminal film, The Truth and Lies of 9/11. Mike has traveled and studied the Peak Oil issue with world renowned experts, and he and I share an abiding shock at the rampant despoilment of our planet, through fake stoked resource wars that have real consequences in real lives. Mike has something to say and I'm going to listen."
— US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Georgia

"Mike Ruppert's work should be a household item for any American Muslim, Jew or Christian looking to understand the difference between authentic religious piety versus the criminality that occupies much of the headlines these days. He brings this home for every American by exposing the perpetrators here within our own government, most notably using 9-11 as a paradigm. All folk of religion must have the courage to expose the agendas that use 'religion' as a guise, be these agendas in the name of 'Islamic resurgence' or 'Securing the Jewish State.' Kudos to Mike, one of the last of the true-blooded Americans around."
— Faiz Khan M.D., Triage Emergency Physician on 9-11, Assistant Imam, New York

"In a sector rife with disinformation and ill-informed comment, Michael Ruppert's work stands out as a conspicuous beacon of valuable well-informed analysis. His claims are bold and contrarian and have dramatic implications for the global oil price should the global economy experience a sustained recovery while Iraqi oil supplies are curtailed. Ruppert believes (with ample documentation to justify his view) that depletion dynamics will fuel energy price appreciation more in this cycle than any prior one. If he is anywhere near correct, as we believe, the oil market will begin an historic cyclical upmove with a tighter supply demand balance than at any prior cycle. For anyone wishing to understand the full ramifications of this for the energy markets and global economy, Ruppert's work is invaluable."
— Marshall Auerback, international portfolio strategist for David W. Tice& Associates, Inc., and weekly contributor to

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