Michael Ruppert

Admittedly, I used to admire Ruppert. I thought his contributions, and his way of presenting them were priceless. However, he developed an ego. He also developed a negative approach towards everything.

"Peak Oil", to me, has turned into the Controlled Demolition debate. There are points from both sides that are convincing. Oil, and the control of it, was most certainly a motive. Whether it had to do with "Peak Oil", or not, I don't know. (Please do not turn this thread into a "Peak Oil" debate)

To my knowledge, Ruppert was a participant in the San Francisco Inquiry, the 9/11 Omissions Hearings, and the 9/11 Congressional Hearing hosted by then Rep. Cynthia McKinney.

Like him or not, imagine how interesting it would be to see him on Hannity & Colmes, or Bill O'Reilly.

"This is the man who cost CIA Director Deutch his guaranteed appointment as Secretary of Defense after confronting him at Locke High School with hard facts about CIA dealing drugs." - Dick Gregory

" ...in the course of investigations in the mid 70's he came across information that the CIA was trading drugs in order to fund covert operations in the Middle East...Perot called him back to offer encouragement...Ruppert says that his main objective is to see that the country gets a leader worthy of its people. Even for Ross Perot those will be tough shoes to fill." - PEOPLE MAGAZINE 6/22/92

The Record is Here
Learn More: OPENING REMARKS OF MICHAEL C. RUPPERT for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (WRITTEN STATEMENT WITH EXHIBITS)

Full Disclosure Part I – Michael Ruppert's LAPD records
Full Disclosure Part II – The Legal Record Around His 1978 LAPD Resignation

The 1981 Herald Examiner Stories – Two consecutive front page stories got it mostly right but confirmed that Ruppert had stumbled on illegal covert operations:

Part One
Part Two

"Mike Ruppert is a one man crusade trying to expose America's bogus war on drugs. From the time we met on the campaign trail in 1992 while filming THE LAST PARTY, through his challenge to John Deutch, Mike Ruppert has been on the front line trying to get the story out." - Marc Levin, - Emmy award winning Director of PBS's The Secret Government, THE LAST PARTY and Producer of Bill Moyers' 1998 series on Addiction.

Michael 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 and is one of the three best-selling books globally and in the US about the attacks of 9/11. Rubicon is the only book to show that Vice President Richard Cheney, the US government and Wall Street had a well-developed awareness of Peak Oil before the 9/11 attacks and that US policy since then has been consistent with Peak Oil imperatives. In May, 2006 Crossing the Rubicon was added to the Harvard School of Business library and released in a French version with distribution throughout all major book stores in France.

Mike is also the publisher/editor of From The Wilderness, a newsletter read in more than 50 countries around the world. Its subscribers include 60-plus members of the US congress, professors at more than 40 universities around the world, and major business and economic leaders. Since 9/11 Mike has been in demand as a university lecturer and has spoken on Peak Oil and 9/11 in nine countries. Recently, at the request of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, he served as an official questioner during a Congressional briefing looking into unanswered questions and the unaddressed flaws of the Keane Commission report. Having concluded that the US government and markets will be useless in preparing American citizens for the coming crisis, Mike's current focus is on individual and community preparedness for the coming challenges and the development of a reliable news service to quickly identify and track breaking developments around the world.

Mike is a former LAPD narcotics investigator, whistleblower and a 1973 Honors Graduate of UCLA in Political Science. After attempting to expose this he was forced out of LAPD in 1978 while earning the highest rating reports possible and having no pending disciplinary actions. In 1996, after 18 years of struggle, he finally achieved one of his deepest wishes in a face to face public encounter with then CIA Director John Deutch on national television. Washington sources later told Mike that Deutch's mishandling of the encounter cost him a guaranteed appointment as Secretary of Defense.

On November 28, 2001 Mike gave his first post 9-11 lecture at Portland State University, which was attended by more than 1,000 and resulted in a standing ovation. FTW's video, The Truth and Lies About 9-11, has sold more than 15,000 copies. It includes special exclusive interviews with Representatives Ron Paul (R-TX), Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Professor Peter Dale Scott, (UC, Berkeley), Professor John Metzger (Michigan State) and Catherine Austin Fitts (former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Managing Director, Dillon Read).

FTW's stories, including economic and military analysis, detailed exposés of the CIA and the American political and economic system, have been reprinted all over the world. A popular lecturer who has spoken in eight countries, Mike is beginning a new direction for FTW in 2005 focusing on breaking news in a world that is moving steadily toward global warfare, the draft and economic collapse. Mike's future plans include relocating to semi-rural areas of the Pacific Northwest to begin a detailed study of post-petroleum living strategies with a view towards saving as many lives as possible after 2007.

I think...

It was Michael Ruppert's original timeline entitled, ""Oh Lucy! - You Gotta Lotta 'Splainin To Do" that prompted Paul Thompson to create his 9/11 Timeline.

Whether you like Ruppert or not, he has done a lot of good.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."


You are correct, Jon. And not only did Ruppert inspire Paul Thompson, he essentially laid the groundwork for all non-physical 9/11 research. He was one of the first people to question the official story, the first to the mention the drugs, the first to mention the insider trading, the first to mention the ISI-CIA-Atta money trail, the first to blow the lid off the war games, and the list goes on. Sure, he has an ego and a pessimistic outlook, but I think he is entitled.

Unfortunately, Mike alienated himself from the 9/11 Truth Movement. But one does have to wonder where the truth movement would be if Ruppert's advice has been followed. If as much time was spent investigating and spreading the documented evidence of criminal complicity instead of speculating about controlled demolition theories, I think we would be a lot better off.

Don't forget...


In regards to your argument about circumstantial evidence vs. physical evidence... we weren't given that choice. It was made for us. By the media only focusing on Controlled Demolition, and the Pentagon. By every "hit piece" focusing on Controlled Demolition, and the Pentagon. Believe me, I've made the argument on SEVERAL occasions, but people are set in their ways.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."


I think today, the "focus" should be getting the new investigation asked for by representatives of the family members.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

I agree Jon

The focus should be with the victims famlies..problem is the media treats miscreants like Ann Coulter, who slams the Jersey Widows (thanks to them,by the way, for getting the original 9/11 investigation started), as credible. That is just despicable.
I hope Ruppert returns to add more to the movement, he has done many positive things for it.

As I said...

I think it would be interesting to see Ruppert be the "go-to" guy for the Mainstream Media. As opposed to others who have gotten their 15 minutes.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

All we've had...

99% of the time are individuals who promote the "scientific evidence..."

I'd like to see how the other side fairs.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Ruppert is retiring from public activity, check FTW

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I don't think he wants to be a martyr.

His Crossing the Rubicon really got me going on 9/11.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Be well Mike!

Yeah, has there ever been a bigger give-away...

....than Ann's vicious, gratuitous attacks on the Jersey Girls?...women whos' husbands were lost heroes and who weren't getting an answer or an investigation into who was responsible.

She said they "enjoyed" their husbands' deaths (can you believe the ugliness of that?), that they were just waiting for their opportunity to "pose in Playboy". That they were purposely using their status as "above criticism".

All because the asked for an investigation and then exposed and justly criticisized the sham and cover-up that was the end result.

The 9/11 criminals know the power the Jersey Girls could have with mainstream America. People look at them and see their neighbor.

What a disgusting propaganda whore.

When the investigations

When the investigations come, we ALL should get some input on the questions used in the interrogation. That means ALL angles. That way, the truth may be known.

Hear, Hear..

I agree.

The criminals behind 9/11 are all too happy to see us endlessly debating various theories of controlled demolition (especially since without a whistleblower, we can never "prove" it, no matter how obvious it is to the naked eye), and not talking about "who" and "why", once the basic evidence is understood and obvious.

Ruppert has been both an invaluable contributer and a (IMO, self-generated) divisive individual in the movement. Oh, well.

How about this, though

The explosive demolition of the Towers is obvious without a whistleblower -- based on collapse speed and pulverization alone. Somebody blew them up. Couldn't this in itself be the basis to demand a new investigation.? Just sayin'. I'm not trying to goad people into the ubiquitous argument here, but I think even the testimonial evidence people should acknowledge that there is NO credible explanation for the WTC destruction in any official report -- and that that fact is bizarre and unacceptable.


Ruppert is one of the rare people who saw the 9/11 attacks and immediately knew something was very, very wrong. It just clicked for him.

And don't forget his pioneering work on the military exercise aspects to 9/11.

Good people should be forgiven for having an ego, as long as they indeed do good. Let's wish him a quick and speedy recovery in Toronto.

Exactly, you must look at

Exactly, you must look at the SUM of the works, and he has done a great deal more good than having an ego could damage. He has informed and enlightened alot of people and does not deserve the personal critism. As usual the mindless attack the man not the works or their contents. How quickly and blindly the knives are drawn by the self righteous judgementalist. And how courageous, against a man who is sick and unable to respond. A pathetic smear if there ever was one.

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Are you...

Referring to me in any of your remarks?

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

lol, no some of the people

lol, no some of the people who have been criticising him in the 911 sphere.

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'Cause I was about to get my can out.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

LMAO :) CCC-Media: Watch,

Unfortunately Mike is very sick ...

He has been forced to move to Venezuela after his office
had been broke in and computers smashed. Over there,
he developed some sort of illness ... his site, from the
wilderness is now stalled. It still works but no news are
added and Mike told it may be bankrupt in one last message.

Mike is now treated in Canada for his illness.

Mike has made incredible contribution to 9/11 truth.
He also defended unpopular positions like Peak Oil
(which many find too hard to digest) or the fact that
9/11 was not the only elephant in the room. People
may disagree with his positions but I think it has been
a enormous error to marginalize this man and present
him as an enemy of 9/11 truth. It is time to give him back
the credit he merits.


may disagree with his positions but I think it has been
a enormous error to marginalize this man and present
him as an enemy of 9/11 truth."

i think he has done most fo the marginalizing himself. I had deep respect for Ruppert until he started posting hit pieces against Charlie Sheen and Alex Jones. It was obvious his ego was hurt and he couldnt face the truth of the situation. Now if he had found charlie sheen you better believe he would have put a different spin on the entire event, but since it was someone else who took the 9/11 truth movement oiver the edge he couldnt handle it. I love Crossing the Rubicon but i dont like the man. sorry to hear that he's sick

Ruppert is OK

He's several levels up from, say, Morgan Reynolds and he wrote a decent book, but he's not going to be much help now if he's ill (get well soon). What we really need to do is move the focus slightly away from the physical evidence (meaning explosive demolition) and towards non-physical aspects (Saeed Sheikh, warnings, wiretapping of the hijackers' calls, Able Danger, etc.), so that there is a better balance between the two sides.

From The Truth & Lies About 9/11...

Some of the things we are not going to talk about tonight are speculations about the attacks on September the 11th. We are not going to talk about "were there explosives in the building?", "were the planes piloted by remote control?", uh, any of those questions because those are speculative questions that produce the same kind of results that we just saw on the tape. After 38 years, you can play that all you want, and it doesn't change anything. - Michael Ruppert

He was referring to the Zapuder Film. Can anyone watch that film, and not come to the conclusion of MIHOP? Just curious.

"So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies."

Richard Cheney - Chief Executive Of Halliburton

That's not the point, Jon

The point is, he thought, from his experience, that the physical evidence could not be used to nail the bastards but means, motive and opportunity could.

Yes, I stand by Ruppert, but I don't agree with his conclussion the window for 911Truth is closing or that the physical evidence doesn't have a place. Remember how new internet activism is--the bastards under-estimated it, and so did Mike. Just a simple miscalculation based on experience from before the dot-com boom. Imagine how differenet the JFK assasination would have played with the public if they'd had the internet. That is part of what is informing Mike's very pessamistic outlook re: focusing on the physical evidence.

You say in your blog Ruppert has an ego; I also notice this was written a while ago so I decided to calm down about it. You NEED to have an ego if it's just you and the bastards and no back up is coming or expected. And what would you have the man do, if he really believes we're all screwed if we don't get it in gear? Soft peddle the message?

Let me tell you something about people who's lives are threatened FOR YEARS, reguardless of the circimstances( battle, living in a war zone(domestic abuse or Sarenjevo), having CIA gits shadowing you at every turn): it changes you. And assuming you come out the otherside with your conscience intact and not an emotional basket case--you have NO patience with pissing about when talking about the solutions. If you have not been under analogous stress, FOR YEARS, you cannot understand.

That doesn't make Michael right about everything. But his "tude" has more to do with "battlefatigue" than "ego".

Impeachment. Accountability. A better world.


Had a personal experience with Michael. I sent him a nice email that included a critique about something he said. He ignored the niceties, and focused on the critique, and responded rather aggressively. Using name calling, etc... I didn't think it was called for, and I still don't. I take nothing away from the man's work, and contributions. That wasn't the point of me posting what I just did. The point of me posting what I just did is to show that there are other avenues of attack that don't just consist of Controlled Demolition, Missiles, and so on. Incidentally, the correspondence I spoke of took place in late 2004 when Michael was on the book tour, and in his "prime". He wasn't "battlefatigued" yet.

If it means anything, I hear he's happy.

"So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies."

Richard Cheney - Chief Executive Of Halliburton

Not to take away from your

Not to take away from your absolutely valid complaints--but he probably was battle fatigued. And probably in AA by then. You didn't think 9/11 was the first time he crossed the bastards, did you?

He's been fighting them ever since his ex-fiancee, a CIA officer, tried to drag him into the whole running crack cocaine thing in the 1990's--and he said NO.

Impeachment. Accountability. A better world.

Who is after him?

It was Mike Ruppert who drew me into the 9-11 movement. He is a real hero to me. But since he took on the CIA to expose their drug dealing he has loads of enemies. We have to bear that in mind - he's been in this far longer and taken on far more adversity than most in the 9-11 Truth movement.

And I think we really have to consider the nature of who we really might be up against. I have just finished Dr Steven Greer's book "Hidden Truth - Forbidden Knowledge". It's a biography of his lifes work with UFO's and the disinformation and heavy heavy duty black ops protecting covert technologies. It sounds TOTALLY far out - but that is also how many view 9-11 "conspiracy theory". I really encourage you all to check it out - can read sample pages at Amazon.com. It is INCREDIBLE. I have given away 2 copies and each person said the same thing - they could not put it down for 3 days.

Anyway I say this because Ruppert has ticked these folks off. And Greer has too and describes the adversary of the military industrial complex or call it what you will, in many amazing first hand accounts of dealings with top level people in Intelligence, the military and secret "unacknowledged" black ops projects.

So if you want to know what Mike is up against - check this book out. I have a great deal of sympathy for Ruppert and can easily forgive any shortcomings he may have.