By Michael C. Ruppert
The assaults of September eleven, 2001 have been comprehensive via an grand orchestration of logistics and team of workers. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects - discovering a few of them within the maximum echelons of yank executive - 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 9-11, yet for the breadth and intensity of its global photograph - an interdisciplinary research of petroleum, geopolitics, narco-traffic, intelligence and militarism - with out which Sep 11 can't be understood.
The US production region has been typically changed via hypothesis on monetary facts whose underlying fiscal truth is a gloomy mystery. countless numbers of billions of bucks in laundered drug cash movement 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 relies on a always turning mill of weapons, medicines, oil and cash. Oil and normal gasoline - the fuels that make financial development attainable - are backed through American army strength and overseas lending.
In fact, 9-11 and the ensuing "War on Terror" are components of a huge authoritarian reaction to an rising fiscal predicament of remarkable scale. height Oil - the start of the top for our business civilization - is using the elites of yank strength to enforce unthinkably draconian measures of repression, conflict and inhabitants regulate. Crossing the Rubicon is greater than a narrative. it's a map of the perilous terrain during which, jointly and on my own, we're all now making our manner.
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Oil and gas are hydrocarbons that come from dead algae and other plant life. 4 Since the earth is a closed biosphere, oil and gas are finite, non-renewable resources. 5 According to Richard Duncan, PhD in 1999 approximately 95 percent of all transportation was powered by oil. And 50 percent of all oil produced is used for transportation purposes. 6 Oil pervades our civilization; it is all around you. The shell for your computer is made from it. Your food comes wrapped in it. You brush your hair and teeth with it.
22 Oil is getting more expensive to produce in almost every part of the world. As oil fields get older, wells must be drilled deeper or in more hostile conditions, and more frequently into reservoirs that either are emptying or are smaller than the large fields that were tapped first. 24 There are not likely to be any major new discoveries that will make a difference in this trend. 5 days. Although technological advances are improving extraction rates, the bottom line is that without more discoveries, production cannot be increased indefinitely.