Michael Ruppert gave a speech at the “Commonwealth Club” in San Francisco accusing Dick Cheney of actually being in on the 9/11 attacks. Activist Dick Gregory said of Ruppert, an ex-cop who took on the CIA: “This is the man who cost CIA Director Deutch his guaranteed appointment as Secretary of Defense after confronting him at Locke High School with hard facts about the CIA dealing drugs to get money for black budget operations.”
Promoting his new book, “Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil,” Michael Ruppert said:
“I will name Richard Cheney as prime suspect in the mass murders of 9/11 and will establish that, not only was he a planner in the attacks, but also that on the day of the attacks he was running a completely separate Command, Control and Communications system which was superceding any orders being issued by the NMCC (National Military Command Center), or the White House Situation Room.”
I will establish conclusively that in May of 2001, by presidential order, Richard Cheney was put in direct command and control of all wargame and field exercise training and scheduling through several agencies, especially FEMA. This also extended to all of the conflicting and overlapping NORAD drills on that day.
I will also demonstrate that the TRIPOD II exercise being set up on Sept. 10 in Manhattan was directly connected to Cheney’s role.
I will also prove conclusively that a number of public officials, at the national and New York City levels, including then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, were aware that Flight 175 was en route to lower Manhattan for 20 minutes and did nothing to order the evacuation of or warn the occupants of the South Tower. One military officer was forced to leave his post in the middle of the attacks and place a private call to his brother – who worked at the WTC – warning him to get out. That was because no other part of the system was taking action.
I will also show that the Israeli and British governments acted as partners with the highest levels of the American government to help in the preparation and, very possibly, the actual execution of the attacks.”
“There is more reason to be afraid of not facing the evidence in this book than of facing what is in it.”
Full PDF text of address given by Mike Ruppert to the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco August 31, 2004.