A reasonable alert observer will have noticed that increasingly wherever there are energy resources armed conflicts take place. At the same time we are confronted with a global financial and economic crisis. And then there is a widespread fear in this regard to face the facts.
Von Lars Schall
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
– Frank Herbert –
We talked at „Info-Schall“ with the U.S. Investigative journalist Mike Ruppert and the Swiss historian and peace researcher,Dr. Daniele Ganser. Issues that we discussed were specifically:
– the attacks of September 11, 2001, and Mike Ruppert’s book on that subject, „Crossing the Rubicon“;
– the so-called National Energy Policy Development Group, which met secretly in Spring 2001 in the White House;
– 9 / 11 in academia;
– motives for the war in Libya;
– Peak Oil, the maximum of global oil production;
– the relationship of money and economic growth to energy;
– rising food prices and their consequences;
– the future of the United States;
– the fear factor when looking at the reality and the changing global conditions;
– the information revolution and competing disinformation;
– staged terrorism.
Here is our conversation on Youtube:
Michael C. Ruppert was born 1951 in Washington, D.C. His family background is characterized by close proximity to the intelligence and military milieu. At the University of California in Los Angeles Ruppert studied political science. After graduation he went to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), to work as a narcotics agent. In the course of his career he came in touch with the illegal drug trade activities of the CIA. Since he refused to participate in such matters, he had to leave the LAPD. He then became a freelance journalist. In 1998, Mike Ruppert launched the website / newsletter „From the Wilderness (FTW), (http://ww.fromthewilderness.com) to report on drugs, the CIA and Covert Operations. After September 11, FTW became one of the most reliable starting points for „alternative“ information about 9 / 11. The years of research culminated in 2004 in „Crossing the Rubicon. The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil „(New Society Publis). 2009 he published „Confronting Collapse“ (Chelsea Green Publishing) and was portrayed in the documentary „Collapse.“ Today he is the editor of the website „CollapseNet” (http://www.collapsenet.com) and host of a radio show on The Progressive Radio Network, called „The Life Boat Hour „.
Dr. Daniele Ganser, born 1972 in Lugano, is a historian at the University of Basel, peace researcher and author. From 2003 to 2006 Ganser was employed at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich. Since 2006 Ganser teaches at the History Department of the University of Basel, where he is also the director of a research project on the peak oil issue and global war over oil. He is also a founding member of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO) in Switzerland. In 2004 he published the book “NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe” (Routledge). His website is: http://www.danieleganser.ch/.