Michael Ruppert is a former Los Angeles
Police Department narcotics investigator, whistleblower and a 1973 Honors Graduate of UCLA in Political Science.
In 1977, while still on the job, Michel Ruppert discovered information linking the Central Intelligence Agency to drug
trafficking. Shortly thereafter, Michael Ruppert resigned from the Los Angeles Police Department.
According to the book description, Michael Ruppert’s
book, Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, “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.”
One reader of Crossing the Rubicon said, it “is
comprehensive in scope and Ruppert uses well-honed investigative procedures to reveal key missing pieces in the investigation
of 9/11/01. He also uses his vast knowledge of U.S. military procedure, protocol and policy to expose the inner workings of
CIA, FBI, NSA, JCS, NORAD and FAA in detail that far exceeds that of the 9/11 Commission. Ruppert composes circumstantial
evidence, eyewitness accounts, and actual testimony of participating agents and agencies from mainstream news sources, from
Richard Clarke's Against All Enemies, from the 9/11 Commission's activities and Report and from on-the-record interviews
of instrumental figures who reveal facts not published anywhere else.
He takes focus on the "wargames" issue and
exposes the FACT of numerous exercises conducted on 9/11 that included the use of false radar blips that clearly confused
FAA, NORAD and JCS personnel, that resulted in the wildly distant assignment of aircraft, and that was the result of a very
specific re-organizing and restructuring of air defense long before 9/11 and he thus comes to the conclusion of complicity
and awareness by high-ranking members of the Bush Administration fairly.
Ruppert conjectures from his research as to how the
events could have been orchestrated but does so by composing a specific narrative of FACTS, reproducing work he conducted
on his website [including revealing immense increases in "put" options that evidence foreknowledge by monied interests]
and conducting original research and interviews.
Ruppert identifies players who were involved, would
have had to be involved and may have been involved and clearly points out amazing omissions by the 9/11 Commission and 9/11
Truth researchers including the FACT that the deputy director of the National Military Command Center [a position required
to coordinate NORAD,FAA and JCS in both wargames and real-world events] actually asked on September 10, 2001, to be absent
from duty on September 11 between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. [the exact time of the attacks], that this did occur despite the fact
the hijackings and attacks were already taking place and that no one has ever received an explanation why. [further Ruppert
reveals that the Officer who replaced this important defense coordinating position was a long-time Bush Administration friend
recently qualified to hold the position as the result of Bush appointment who filed the shortest testimonial in all of the
9/11 Commission's requested written depositions]
Ruppert explores some fringe pursuits like the revelations
of Vreeland, but far-more of the book is about the back-story, about the relevance of Peak Oil, about intelligence factors
and about the workings of the U.S. military under conditions such as those on 9/11. Having interviewed
Ruppert twice for Pacifica Radio, I can say he is clear and direct on 9/11. He is not erratic or imprudent. I,
like many, have long suffered his overwriting, his penchant for vernacular and sometimes excessive language and pop metaphor,
but his research and investigation is far too good to allow such failings to be relevant. This book is
too important to miss; understanding its contents is integral to understanding the U.S.A. under Bush and the New World Order.
It also confirms lingering doubts and hundreds of unanswered questions as a result of the Bush Government narrative of what
happened on September 11, 2001.”