By Michael C. Ruppert
The assaults of September eleven, 2001 have been comprehensive via an awesome orchestration of logistics and team of workers. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects - discovering a few of them within the maximum echelons of yank executive - through exhibiting how they acted in live performance to assure that the assaults produced the specified outcome.
Crossing the Rubicon is exclusive not just for its case-breaking exam of September 11, yet for the breadth and intensity of its international photograph - an interdisciplinary research of petroleum, geopolitics, narco-traffic, intelligence and militarism - with out which September 11 can't be understood.
The US production quarter has been ordinarily changed by means of hypothesis on monetary info whose underlying financial truth is a depressing mystery. countless numbers of billions of greenbacks in laundered drug funds circulation via Wall highway every year from opium and coca fields maintained through CIA-sponsored warlords and US-backed covert paramilitary violence. America's worldwide dominance is determined by a always turning mill of weapons, medicines, oil and funds. Oil and ordinary gasoline - the fuels that make financial development attainable - are backed by way of American army strength and international lending.
In fact, 11th of September and the ensuing "War on Terror" are components of an important authoritarian reaction to an rising fiscal obstacle of exceptional scale. height Oil - the start of the top for our business civilization - is riding the elites of yankee strength to enforce unthinkably draconian measures of repression, battle and inhabitants regulate. Crossing the Rubicon is greater than a narrative. it's a map of the perilous terrain by which, jointly and on my own, we're all now making our method.
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Would you be prepared to pay $50 for a Big Mac if there were severe grain shortages? How about a $25 chicken breast? That would be a quality problem for an American, as opposed to someone in Africa or Asia who lived off of crops and food products sold by globalized agriculture in case there was nothing locally grown. You have always been told that these people just weren’t as productive as we are. It’s not true; they don’t have the oil and the natural gas that we do. 11 Would you pay for a $50,000 car and pay $5 a gallon for gas?
Not all oil in the ground is recoverable. When it takes more energy to pump a barrel of oil than is obtained by burning it, the field is considered dead, regardless of how much oil remains. Unconventional substitutes are extremely expensive and problematic to produce. Tar sands, oil shale, deep water, and polar oil sources have severe limitations. Canadian tar sands development is proving disappointing because it requires large quantities of fresh water and natural gas to make steam, which is a necessary part of the extraction process.
Our working model has continually produced a navigable, accurate map of the near future. The methodology is like the protocols followed by a detective when developing a case. ” Finding the connection strengthens the working model. Failing to find it either doesn’t help the model or weakens it. In more than 100 separate articles and all of my investigations since 9/11 I have found nothing to weaken my working model, only facts which have strengthened it. And I adhere to the same ethical standards a detective must adhere to.