Keith Sanborn on Wed, 12 Dec 2001 04:33:41 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> No longer in the Wilderness (fwd)

I pass this along without detailed comment. Perhaps someone on list could
offer enlightenment on the credentials or credibility of the person involved.
It has all the earmarks of classic conspiracy theory, but it could well
be true, for all I can tell. But then, the Bushes given us so much to be
paranoid about up to now.

Keith Sanborn

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Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 12:45:21 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: No longer in the Wilderness (fwd)

This is pretty incredible, but if true, really sickening...


No  Longer In the Wilderness

1,000 Turn Out In Oregon to Hear Mike Ruppert Expose Government Complicity in
the WTC, Pentagon Attacks

FTW, December 5, 2001 - On November 28th an estimated 1,000 people came from as
far away as Seattle and San Francisco to Portland State University to see FTW
Publisher/Editor Mike Ruppert give a two-hour lecture and documentary
presentation on the events surrounding the September 11th attacks and their
aftermath. Starting with an offer of $1,000 to anyone who could show that any of
the sources he cited were not authentic or misrepresented, Ruppert launched into
an display of more than 40 visual exhibits showing government complicity in and
foreknowledge of the attacks.

The event was organized by the campus newspaper The Rear Guard and its editor
Dimitris Desyllas. "I never expected that we would have this kind of turnout,"
Desyllas said. "But it is obvious that the public has very deep concerns about
what we are being told and what the government is doing.  We eventually brought
in 860 chairs and there were people all around the walls and on the floor." One
of the volunteer videographers at the event was a Native American spiritual
teacher of the Dakota Sioux nation, Skip Mahawk. Mahawk, then with the 101st
Airborne Division, won the Congressional Medal of Honor at the legendary 1969
Vietnam War battle known as Hamburger Hill. Mahawk refused to accept the

Ruppert's lecture was full of documentary evidence. After pointing out - among
other things - that the Chief of Pakistani intelligence (approved for his
position by the CIA) ordered a $100,000 wire transfer to lead hijacker Mohammed
Atta; that the Bush family had business dealings with the bin Laden family
through the Carlyle Group, that the U.S. and British governments had extensive
military deployments already in the area before the attacks, and that the Bush
administration had ordered the FBI to stop investigating two relatives of Osama
bin Laden living near CIA headquarters this January, Ruppert launched into the
centerpiece of the lecture which was a visual presentation of his timeline of
events around September 11th - which left some members of the audience in tears.

Special attention was also paid to a newly resurrected Unocal pipeline to
transport oil and natural gas from the Central Asian republics to the Pakistani
coast for sale to China and Japan.  Henry Kissinger is on both ends of that

Audience reaction and anger was strongest as Ruppert presented selected quotes
from "The Grand Chessboard," a 1997 book by former Carter National Security
Advisor and member of the Trilateral Commission, Zbigniew Brzezinski. Those
quotes - along with maps of Central Asia - indicated clearly that the current
war had been in the planning stages for at least four years. Two particular
quotes from Brzezinski indicating the need for a Pearl Harbor-like attack evoked
boos and hisses for the intelligence expert and professor who also served in the
Reagan Administration.

Ruppert closed the lecture with an analysis of the assault on American civil
liberties since September 11th in the form of the so-called PATRIOT Act and
several unilateral decisions made by President Bush and Attorney General John
Ashcroft which have effectively nullified three amendments to the Bill of Rights
and taken away part of another. He also showed documentary evidence from
Congress supporting his claim that the Bush administration was going to loot the
Social Security Trust Fund.

The audience responded to the lecture with a two minute standing ovation.


-- Mike Ruppert's website and information on his subscriber-based newsletter
"From The Wilderness" is located at Anyone interested
in arranging a 2002 lecture appearance can obtain additional information by
contacting the office manager at 818-788-8791 or by emailing

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