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Mike Ruppert Blowhard Gatekeeper or Disinformation Agent?

In my opinion, Mike Ruppert is at best a blowhard gatekeeper who only cares that he is the ultimate mouthpiece of the alternative and Internet media, cashing in big time, or at worst, he is is a disinformation agent for one or more of our international alphabet soup intel agencies. When he first came to my attention, I bought his early 9/11 video.
Re: Mike Ruppert's statement:

"In front of a wildly enthusiastic throng of supporters, listeners, activists, and those just needing to learn and listen, Ruppert explained to them that although the 9-11 cause is still alive it is no longer useful as a political tool by activists. The window on 9/11 has closed. Simple as that." Ken Levine



 http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/011905_university_washington.shtml



In my opinion, Mike Ruppert is at best a blowhard gatekeeper who only cares that he is the ultimate mouthpiece of the alternative and Internet media, cashing in big time, or at worst, he is is a disinformation agent for one or more of our international alphabet soup intel agencies. When he first came to my attention, I bought his early 9/11 video.
I was impressed, though a little bothered over how he gloated over getting CIA Director Deutch's goat at the Compton meeting, a meeting inspired by Gary Webb's "Dark Alliance" series in which Mike inserted himself as the star! What bothered me even more in that same video is how he dismissed the possibility of any Israeli or Mossad involvement with 9/11. He never expressed that as an opinion. He authoritatively made it into a fact, despite so many reports involving Israeli spies posing as art students, suspicious moving vans with traces of explosives, the high fivers with the Israeli moving company that disappeared, and on and on. Not to rush to judgment Mike, but those are areas to investigate, unless there is an agenda not to.

Back to Ruppert's association to Gary Webb. Neat job of positioning on that meeting, which was assembled due to Gary's diligent journalistic efforts. Mike got the sound bite. Stole the show. Very impressive, and useful too. As Mike Ruppert eulogized Gary Webb's recent demise, all the while asserting it was a suicide and calling anyone who dared challenge that verdict as "Internet trailer park trash", I was reminded of a politician eulogizing an important figure more to grandstand than express true loss and regret.
As Mike waxed on with his "tribute" to Webb, he constantly inserted himself as someone who was a virtual buddy and prodigy of Gary in real life, urging us to be Webb like and not make hasty conclusions about Gary Webb being assassinated. Here's what Gary Webb himself said about Mike Ruppert, from a Boston Globe article on Ruppert a while back:*
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Gary Webb, whose explosive 1996 ''Dark Alliance'' series in the San Jose Mercury News alleged CIA complicity in the Los Angeles crack epidemic, says, ''Mike is a real conundrum. I think he's a sincere guy, concerned about the right things, and he was quite supportive of my efforts to expose the interplay between the CIA and drug traffickers. _But he's also written stories expounding a theory about the genesis of my Mercury News series that were, quite frankly, ridiculous.''
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 http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp...

Original Source; Mark Jurkowitz can be reached at  jurkowitz@globe.com
www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/191/living/News_far_off_the_beaten_pathP.shtml

Mike Ruppert's asserting Gary's death as a suicide, which he considered journalistic, were based on his discussions with an ex-wife and family, noting an error with "Freeway" Ricky Ross's testimony to an Alex Jones interviewer about the outside of Gary's house, and claiming that a .38 revolver is a "relatively weak" firearm, and as an ex-cop he has witnessed several double shot (in the head!?) suicides. By the way, the .38 revolver was used by the LAPD and virtually every police force in this nation for decades. I guess those bullets just bounced off bandits! The .38 revolver has been replaced by automatic 9 mm pistols, more for efficiency and ease of rapid fire and reloading than power. What is an ex-cop doing when he implies that a .38 revolver is sufficiently weak to enable a suicide victim to squeeze off a second shot, not easy with a revolver, to the head at point blank because the first shot missed his brain and merely blew off half of his jaw? I say he is lying about something. There is more, but I must move on, as Mike would say.

Again, instead of expressing an opinion about Webb's death, albeit a stupid one, he proclaimed his suicide announcement as absolute, irrefutable truth, attacked earnest investigators Alex Jones and John Hankey, and drew a line in the sand, calling everyone who suspected foul play in Gary Webb's death "Internet trailer park trash". Sorta reminds me of "you are either with us or against us". Hmmm, let's splinter up the Internet news, eh Mike. For what reason? Your glory as king of the alt press, your ability to profiteer more as the opinion leader, or gate keeping for . . . .?

The same pattern exists with 9/11. Ruppert jumped in as the 9/11 authority early on, overriding others who were on the scene at the same time, and dismissed all sorts of forensic and logistical evidence and anomaly, maintaining his word as the word. Why? Now that a 9/11 "Truth Movement" has gained momentum and is jelling with more and more actual evidence, Mike jumps in again and says move on folks, nothing worth pursuing here! Why?

Ken Levine, curiously, has been instrumental in helping Mike Ruppert obtain success on the international lecture circuit, promote his the FTW (From The Wilderness) website, even by getting subscribers to donate big money for full page ads in large dailys promoting that website, and of course the books and videos that are included. Lots a bucks, eh?

Who the heck is Ken Levine and how are they managing to maintain all this in a relatively high profile arena without attacks from the mainstream? Remember, the Boston Globe article where Gary Webb was quoted, was about the emerging star of Mike Ruppert, not Gary Webb. How are they managing to handle the legal expenses of slander suits directed at or from Michal Ruppert, involving 9/11 and other researchers, or even have the confidence to threaten others with law suits, and still profit on? BTW, those tactics to intimidate others need financial backing. Where is that money coming from?

I would say, as part of the legacy of Gary Webb that Ruppert claims we should learn from, that Rupert's threats and assertions and gate keeping does deserve further investigation. They are resulting in schisms and infighting amongst sincere researchers. As for me, he has nothing to offer. I do not trust him, regardless of his motives, or wherever they come from. On second thought, let us not waste our time pursuing this investigation of Ruppert and his motives. It is time to move on. We should all simply ignore him.


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I too, have problems with Ruppert 22.Jan.2005 12:27

roesetta stone

I, however, have problems with Mike's new book. I do not subscribe to the "peak oil" concept in explaining all he says it explains. If we have a crisis because we have reached peak oil output, that crisis is created and therefore just another "problem, reaction, solution" scam. That crisis is not a real impending shortage of oil. There are deliberately capped oil wells all over north America, a huge untapped supply (shaming all Saudi output to date) being on Gull Island in Prudeau Bay, Alaska. The international petro-chemical cartel has every reason and every power and tool to make it appear as though we are running out of oil. I do believe the "peak oil" hypothesis can be useful and saleable for the explaining of what our U.S. policies have been and will be in the future.

I believe the brotherhood of darkness have found their perfect "rosetta stone" in this "peak oil" propaganda. They can now kill and enslave us faster than ever, appear as if "they can't help it", and rake in everyone's money into their own pockets faster than even in the recent past.

I wonder why Mike Ruppert is staking his whole reputation on this "peak oil" idea. Since he is not stupid, what are our other choices to label his "program." Maybe he knows it may be impossible for anyone to ever prove him wrong. His all-encompassing peak-oil theory seems to force believers to believe and take at face value what our leaders and energy "experts" are telling the public as well as to believe that the leaders of the U.S.A. are doing what is right and good to save their country by engaging in agressive, imperialistic "pre-emptive" military actions. These big oil people do not necessarily want to own and control the whole world, they just want to steal big chunks of world oil for the purpose of saving their own countries. The brotherhood of darkness is thereby almost made to appear wise and noble. (It also does not at all hurt the success of this scam that Mike certainly appears to be getting out the whole truth about 9-11, at least all the right questions and all the latest information. Controlled opposition? Disinformation agent? )

Twenty million people 23.Jan.2005 12:55

Red neck

Live in trailers in the 'wealthiest country in the world' that's a whole lot of trash....And to think it's all down hill from here.

"I believe the brotherhood of darkness have found their perfect "rosetta stone" in this "peak oil" propaganda. They can now kill and enslave us faster than ever, appear as if "they can't help it", and rake in everyone's money into their own pockets faster than even in the recent past."
You can see how a lot of Americans especially those of a libertarian bent would have trouble with this. They may have to get rid of their monster truck and hence their freedumb. Sorry, the party's ending, if you had any commonsense (Something in short supply these days) you would see that. To think we've wasted all this irreplaceable wealth on Shit..... like TRAILERS!