Friday 18 April 2014

Remembering Mike Ruppert

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.

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