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Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

by Michael C. Ruppert - £21.99  New Society Publishers (2004)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780865715400 | ISBN 10: 0865715408

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 then in the highest echelons of American government - by showing how they acted in concert to gaurentee that the attacks produced the desired result. A superbly detailed scrutiny of the events of 9/11, the book also ranges across the terrain of rapidly diminishing hydrocarbon energy suplies, geopolitics, narco-traffic, intelligince and militarism - without which 9/11 cannot be understood. Crafted as a criminal investigation of a homicide, 'Crossing the Rubicon' examines: THE MOTIVES for the 9/11 attacks, including the Pentagon's need for a pretext for war that would enable an all-out drive for the planet's last reserves of oil and gas; Wall Street's need for liquid cash from restored traffic in Afgani heroin; and the administration's need for legal domestic repression during severe and imminent resource shortages; THE PERSONNEL, including Dick Cheney, the Pakistani Intelligence Agency (ISI), the Taliban, al Qaeda, the bin Ladens and elements of the government of Saudi Arabia; THE INTELLIGENCE, including covert software, the full complexity fo the US intelligence community, the connections with Wall Street and the Israeli Government; the carefully designed OPPORTUNITY on the day of the attacks, the role of the Secret Service and the US Vice President; THE COVERUP; and THE OUTCOME: 'The War on Terror' as pretext for the loss of US civil liberties and domination of world oil reserves.

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