The Rubicon signifies a point of no return. Peak Oil and 9/11 are two such points that signal so profound a change in the course of world events, that no one will remain unaffected.
The attacks of September 11, 2001 were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. “Crossing the Rubicon” discovers and identifies key suspects – finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government – by showing how they acted in concert to guarantee that the attacks produced the desired result. A superbly detailed scrutiny of the events of 9/11, the book also ranges across the terrain of rapidly diminishing hydrocarbon energy supplies, geopolitics, narcotic trafficking, intelligence and militarism – without which 9/11 cannot be understood. Crafted as a criminal investigation of a homicide, Mike Ruppert examines: the motives for 9/11 attacks, including the Pentagon’s need for a pretext for war that would enable an all-out drive for the planet’s last reserves of oil and gas; Wall Street’s need for liquid cash from restored traffic in Afghani heroin; and the administration’s need for legal domestic repression during severe imminent resource shortages.