I was Very sad yesterday to hear that
investigative journalist Michael C. Ruppert had taken his own life.
I saw Mike deliver his lecture 'The Truth and Lies of 9/11' in
Amsterdam eleven years ago, where he laid out the case for elements
within the US government having been involved in the events of
September the 11th. Mike was one of the most prominent
voices questioning the official account of 9/11 in those early days
and his book 'Crossing the Rubicon – The Decline of the American
Empire at the End of the Age of Oil', was the first one I read on the
subject and I believe remains one of the best. Mike particularly
documented the insider trading that went on on 9/11, the unbelievable
coincidence of war games mirroring the actual attacks that took place
that day and the CIA's connections to international terrorism and the
global drugs trade. The latter was a subject he had famously
confronted the then CIA Director John Deutch on, publicly informing
him of the Agencies long standing role of importing narcotics into
the United States.
Mike's erudite research provided a
platform for myself and lots of other people to understand the events
of September 11th and wider geopolitics in a much deeper
way. It's very sad that this work seems to have taken such a heavy
toll on the man himself.