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by Michael C. Ruppert

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Title:Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil
Authors:Michael C. Ruppert
Info:New Society Publishers (2004), Paperback, 696 pages
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Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil by Michael C. Ruppert

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Well, it was a very interesting book; it seems well documented!
I had my doubts about the whole affair, and I tend to believe M.Ruppert in this enquiry.
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  Gerardlionel | Apr 2, 2016 |


This book is a little bit of a runaway train, in the sense that the focus of the book seems to have gotten away from the author. In this particular case, I think that is a good thing. Michael Ruppert has produced a painstakingly methodical examination of the events of September 11, 2001 as they relate to a perceived world energy crisis. Central to his thesis is the idea of "Peak Oil", which essentially says that we are now passing a point where it will soon no longer be cost-efficient to extract oil from the ground. From the title, and from much of the text, it is apparent that this book is foremost intended to be a book about Peak Oil. Much more alarming, however, are Ruppert's conclusions about 9/11. In as far as it goes, the research here is stunning, showing that regardless of what DID happen on September 11, it didn't go down the way the official story says it did. Skeptics like to say "conspiracy theory" with a disbelieving sneer, but most of them can't exactly tell you what a conspiracy is. It is what you have when two or more people agree to commit a crime together. By that definition, nobody disputes that 9/11 was a conspiracy of some sort or another. I'm not sure whether Ruppert shows anything beyond any reasonable doubt, but coming down a step in rigor, he makes a very strong case by at least a preponderance of the evidence that, yeah... it looks like there were American officials in on it, maybe all of it, although specifically who and why is left as a topic for another book. That's a lot for one book to deliver. If half of what Crossing the Rubicon (CTR) claims is true, it is destined to be one of the most historically significant works since Woodward & Bernstein. Given the densely cited research and bountiful primary sources in Ruppert's research, that isn't a very big "if". As for the question of Peak Oil: there seems to be less here to support that idea, and nothing CTR advances along the lines of 9/11 requires you to believe in Peak Oil. ( )
  BirdBrian | Apr 6, 2013 |
Two copies.
  Qazifamily | Mar 3, 2013 |
For those of us who never considered the web woven by our most recent administration, Crossing the Rubicon might cause a resounding shock to echo through their consciousness. To those of us who have contemplated many of the assertions alluded to within in this shocker, a thundering applause just might be heard. A brave, thought-provoking novel by one who seems an appropriate source and an absorbing read. ( )
  EdwyneRouchelle | Jul 14, 2009 |
What I thought was going to be about the varied aspects of peak oil was a 9/11 conspiracy book. An inredibly well researched and and thought out conspiracy book but none-the-less a conspiracy book. Scatter shot with too many articles from the authors website the book was convoluted and obseesive on small points. But it did make you think about how fast all this was brushed under the table. ( )
  JBreedlove | Jul 4, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0865715408, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:30 -0400)

The attacks of September 11, 2001 were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. This book claims to discover and identify key suspects--some in the highest echelons of American government--by showing how they acted in concert to guarantee the desired result. The author offers 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. 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.--From publisher description.… (more)

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