mastermind Michael Ruppert joins Media Mayhem to continue his
conversation about the dirty secrets of the US government. This time he
pulls out the big guns when discussing 9/11, the Bush administration,
and why Dick Cheney was such an important (and nefarious) figure.
also gives his thoughts on President Obama, and the overwhelming force
that keeps the machine of US government ticking in the direction of
Michael Ruppert is an investigative
journalist and author of two books, Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of
the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil andConfronting
Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World.In the
1970s, Ruppert was a narcotics officer for the LAPD. While there, he
discovered evidence that the CIA was complicit in the illegal drug
trade. He alerted his superiors with this information and soon found
himself dismissed even though he had an honorable record. These events
spurred Ruppert to begin a new career for himself as an investigative
journalist. He was the publisher/editor of the From The Wilderness
newsletter which, until its closure in 2006, examined government
corruption and complicity in such areas as the CIA’s involvement in the
war on drugs, the Pat Tillman scandal, the 2008 economic collapse and
issues surrounding Peak Oil. Ruppert has lectured widely on these topics
and was the subject of a documentary, Collapse, in 2009 which was based
on one of his books. Currently, he hosts the radio show, The Lifeboat,
on the Progressive Radio Network.
00:01 Coming Up on Media Mayhem
00:41 The Collapse network of outside media.
03:34 30 years of experience in skepticism.
05:24 Osama Bin Laden and the truth.
09:44 9/11 was orchestrated by Dick Cheney.
11:24 Evidence for his case.
16:33 How Cheney consolidated power so effectively.
20:56 The excuse for the Iraq War, and the connection to Pearl Harbor.
26:12 Halliburton and the C.I.A.
31:44 Working with the LAPD and C.I.A. and coming from a background related to security.
34:34 The C.I.A. drug shipment conspiracy.
36:35 Has the LAPD changed since Rodney King?
40:14 Obama and the machine.
43:52 The balance of power and the executive.