Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mike Ruppert - February 3, 1951 - April 13, 2014

I just learned of the death of Mike Ruppert today.  Apparently he committed suicide last Sunday, after finishing a radio broadcast on his show 'The Lifeboat Hour.' 

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. 

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. 

Ruppert is the author of Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil.   Recently he completed a movie about peak oil, another cause that he was passionate about, entitled 'Collapse.'

His presence as an investigative journalist and activist will sorely be missed. ~ B.B.

9/11 truther Mike Ruppert kills himself after finishing his radio show

By Travis Gettys
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:11 EDT