By Michael C. Ruppert
The assaults of September eleven, 2001 have been complete via an grand orchestration of logistics and group of workers. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects - discovering a few of them within the maximum echelons of yankee govt - by means of exhibiting how they acted in live performance to assure that the assaults produced the specified end result.
Crossing the Rubicon is exclusive not just for its case-breaking exam of Sep 11, yet for the breadth and intensity of its international photograph - an interdisciplinary research of petroleum, geopolitics, narco-traffic, intelligence and militarism - with no which Sept. 11 can't be understood.
The US production area has been generally changed through hypothesis on monetary info whose underlying fiscal fact is a dismal mystery. 1000's of billions of bucks in laundered drug funds move via Wall road every year from opium and coca fields maintained through CIA-sponsored warlords and US-backed covert paramilitary violence. America's international dominance depends upon a always turning mill of weapons, medications, oil and funds. Oil and average fuel - the fuels that make monetary progress attainable - are backed via American army strength and international lending.
In fact, 11th of September and the ensuing "War on Terror" are elements of a tremendous authoritarian reaction to an rising monetary drawback of unheard of scale. top Oil - the start of the top for our commercial civilization - is riding the elites of yank 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 wherein, jointly and by myself, we're all now making our means.
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