[permaculture] Crossing the Rubicon

Keith Johnson keithdj at mindspring.com
Thu Oct 6 17:42:53 EDT 2005

Available from Permaculture Activist Books

Crossing the Rubicon:
The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil
by Michael C. Ruppert
2004, 696 pages, $23

Exposes the links between war, politics and the energy crisis. Exposes 
the Bush / Cheney / Bush terrorist crime family and their plans for 
global domination.

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 

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.

Keith Johnson
Permaculture Activist Magazine
PO Box 1209
Black Mountain, NC 28711

also Patterns for Abundance Design & Consulting
Culture's Edge at Earthaven Ecovillage

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