Following the September 11th attacks, Ruppert, who was a former LAPD detective, was one of the first investigators to challenge the official version of events. His writings concerning 9/11 on his website 'From the Wilderness,' inspired my interest in the subject. I recall that he was instrumental early on in helping promote a 9/11 Timeline, which Paul Thompson and others later expanded on to become one of the truly great achievements of the 9/11 truth movement. http://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=911_project
Ruppert was one of the first to connect the dots between 9/11, the CIA, and the international drug trade. He was a controversial figure, who had his emotional ups and downs. Although he had faced numerous death threats in the past, what I've seen so far indicates that he indeed committed suicide by shooting himself.
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His presence as an investigative journalist and activist will sorely be missed. ~ B.B.