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

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

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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 elites 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages, 30 B&W illustrations and photographs
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Terrorism, armed struggle
  • ISBN: 9780865715400

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Michael Ruppert, a former LAPD narcotics detective, goes after the biggest organized crime in history in this book - the Bush administration at the time of 9/11. He asks the reader to play the role of a jury, as he establishes his case against the criminals, through proving beyond a reasonable doubt motives, means and opportunity. To those who would say this book is about 9/11 conspiracy theory, Ruppert would say, "I don't deal in conspiracy theory. I deal in conspiracy fact." This book has never been debunked. It has been met with a thunderous silence.

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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.

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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.

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