On October 20, Mike Ruppert spoke in Santa Cruz for the first time. His presentation at the Vets Hall was on The Truth & Lies of 9/11 and The Consequences of Peak Oil – the fact that the world is running out of hydrocarbon energy and what this might mean for human civilization.
Michael Ruppert is an American author, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, and investigative journalist and peak oil advocate.
On November 15, 1996, then Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch visited Los Angeles’ Locke High School for a town hall meeting. At the meeting, Ruppert publicly confronted Deutch, saying that in his experience as an LAPD narcotics officer he had seen evidence of CIA complicity in drug dealing.
Ruppert went on to become an investigator and journalist, and established the publication From The Wilderness, a watchdog publication that exposed governmental corruption, including his experience with CIA drug dealing activities.
Ruppert is the author of Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, published in September 2004. Crossing The Rubicon claims that Vice President Dick Cheney, the US government, and Wall Street had a well-developed awareness of and colluded with the perpetrators of 9/11.
Ruppert appears in the documentary films The 911 Report You Never Saw – The Great Conspiracy, Peak Oil – Imposed by Nature, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, The End of Suburbia, American Drug War: The Last White Hope and Collapse.
Crossposted at Santa Cruz Indymedia.