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Michael Ruppert Dead

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posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 06:05 AM
reply to post by GrantedBail

His site was called "From The Wilderness".
Without Michael Ruppert, I would never have started asking questions about 9/11.

posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 10:12 AM
reply to post by Esotarious

I knew Mike since 1995 when I was going public exposing corruption inside U.S. Customs and Mike invited me along to attend various functions in Los Angeles and later when I was available to assist in exposing the CIA. I was at the Crack the CIA Coalition meeting with Ed Asner, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and others like former DEA Agent Cele Castillo, Mike Ruppert(LAPD) who asked me to come and now Gary Webb(Dark Alliance)now deceased and Mike Ruppert(LAPD now deceased) are gone due to self inflicted gunshot wounds. Still hard to take, but WE must carry on with the cause! I have seen CIA personnel at the world's largest land border at San Ysidro. I can testify that most ALL of what Mike Ruppert had to say was real. Our government was also involved in killing DEA Agent Kiki Camarena in 1985 and yet our Government LIES to everyone.
I am still asking questions cause I know it is hard to take and fight a corrupt government when there is NO PROTECTION for law enforcement "Whistle-blowers". I know cause I have been one publicly since October 1, 1995 when My name was published in the San Diego Union Tribune and later in the Pittsburgh Union Tribune by Chris Ruddy.(Vince Foster case)
What's puzzling is the Gary Webb suicide with 2 gunshots to the head with a revolver.
Mike was very upset over Gary Webb's death as was most of us, but Mike was angry.
I knew about the break ins alleged by Mike to be outsiders and later FBI "infiltrators"(snitches) to his staff.
It was obvious someone didn't like what Mike was doing. He embarrassed the CIA director John Deutsch and Deutsch didn't have all the answers regrading the "rogue" elements in the CIA selling coc aine thru dealers like Freeway Rick Ross.
My back ground is all law enforcement and there was something serious going on at the Border as well.
Otherwise, why would CIA personnel come to visit and look around at the world's largest land border port in the United States/World at San Ysidro???
Mike was very smart and sometimes he was a little selfish and wanted to control things, but that is typical of some law enforcement types who need to maintain "control". Even though we may not have seen "eye to eye", I still did the best I could with meetings with people like black community to break thru the "wall of silence" so we could help expose the real truth. Generally People don't trust the Cops or Feds and rightfully so. Cause they are corrupt!! That's why I exposed them !!!
I have done numerous radio shows and television interviews on my own which still supported and contributed to Mike's story as well as former DEA Cele Castillo's case as well. After all WE are the front line of defense in the "Drug War".
Whistle-blowers don't usually "retire", but get forced out due to Death Threats as I have had as well.
Ending your life in such a way, is not something most people think about unless they are extremely frustrated and feel they have no where else to go or no one to contact.
I wish I had the chance to talk to Mike Ruppert again, and I reached out to him during the Chris Dorner case, but no response.(Dorner was LAPD and he was "set up" by a corrupt system) But, that's another case.
I'm still sifting thru the facts and we will know more in a couple of days.
God bless Mike where ever you are! Maybe you can help those of left form the other side?
John Carman
Former U.S. Secret Service
U.S. Mint Police
U.S. Customs
U.S. Immigration
Former Private Investigator
National Security Consultant


posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 12:57 PM
Very sad, Rest in Peace Micheal.
He was a bit too depressing and pessimistic at times in my view, but managed to open people's eyes.
I loved the mini series Vice did on him recently.

posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 04:41 PM
If it wasn't for Mike Rupert, I wouldn't be on ATS.

I used to be a normal "God Bless America", "America is good and right in a world of evil" type. Then along comes Mike Rupert. An LAPD detective with impeccable credentials and solid proof that the CIA was bringing drugs into the US. I was dumbfounded. I had heard rumors of this sort of thing but I always just dismissed it as urban legend.

I looked at his evidence, I saw the testimony from disgusted base commanders who were powerless to stop the CIA from running drugs through their installations. This was no "conspiracy theory," this was fact. I couldn't believe it. I thought, "Oh, boy! Heads are going to roll!" But the real shocker to me, at the time, was that nothing was ever done about it. No arrests, no trials, no prison sentences, not even an investigation.

Mr. Rupert's explaination was clear and right on the money. Drug kingpins had billions of dollars in cash, US banks were willing to look the other way to have that cash, and the banks used their influence to have the US Government facilitate the drug trade. In short, the US Government is willing to sell out the American people for cash.

I bounced around a couple of other conspiracy sites before coming to ATS, but Mike Rupert is the one that put me on the path to discovering how the US Government really works.

RIP Mr. Rupert. Thank you for opening my eyes.

posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 06:11 PM

When you believe you're already dead and you've got nothing to live for, you fight better than you ever fought in your life.

Apocalypse Man

The irony (sigh)... maybe you will fight from the other side better than you ever fought in this lifetime, Ruppert. But then, you probably don't care have jumped ship. Bon Voyage! May your soul find peace and truth.

It is interesting that nobody close to him got him professional help despite his telling them he was contemplating suicide. And those close to him knew!

What a rare combination of gifts of intelligence, position, character and great persona wasted. And I still can't believe he did it. What an anti-climax, Ruppert (sorry). I wish you really had fought better. Killing one's self as a "way out" serves no benefit. There have been few exceptions, I must the Tunisian fruit seller torching himself in front of a government building, Aaron Swartz death that highlighted the screwed up justice system (although I think they could probably have done better alive than dead...but who knows?).

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posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 06:31 PM
I'm sorry to hear of this.

He struck me as a guy who was unable to really step back from life, despite his sweat lodge style experiences, to try to find some of the lower gears that tend to bring oneself back to the real center of one's existence, as being, rather than doing. He was too engaged with the world's affairs, unlike most other people.

He was a very important pioneer of alternative media. The "Rubicon" book is a classic of 9/11 related circumstantial and background exposition.

Maybe there were personal issues that made his choice to end his life reasonable to him but I can't help feeling that he was too driven a "Type A" personality to do the things that might have helped him deal a little better with whatever hand that life had dealt him.

I wish he were still here and still helping us.
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posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 07:40 PM
Very sorry to hear this. Crossing the Rubicon was pretty eye-opening on a lot of levels for me and many others, as was his work in other areas. He will be missed.

posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 08:05 PM
What a very saddening piece of news.

So much wisdom. So much heart.

posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 09:06 PM
I am so heartbroken Michael is no longer with us. His legacy is now complete, and although he may be gone his message still rings as true as it did when first I heard it. I consider myself blessed to have known of him, when I found out earlier today scrolling through my facebook feed in class I gasped and had to hold back tears. As I looked around I realized nobody would even know who he was, and that was a stark realization.

Michael didn't choose the life he lived, many things were out of his control. The lasting impression I will always have is a man of great courage and integrity. A man who chose to speak out when so many chose silence. My sister and I used to listen to the lifeboat hour and cling to every word. I just can't believe hes gone....its truly devastating.

posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 10:38 PM
The world has lost a warrior for truth, in Mike Ruppert, something rare in this world, so he will be missed.

I offer my condolences to his family and friends.

I want to mention that despite what the media is announcing that this was definitely a suicide, we should nonetheless be vigilant and seek confirmation there was nothing sinister in Mikes unfortunate death. This man made great enemies, particularly with the CIA, therefore anything is possible, believe me.

Finally, I want to remind that while Mike Ruppert reported honestly on the myriad negative realities in this world, and indeed, he was correct in many of his analyses, imo, I want to emphasize that even though these negative forces appear to be getting overwhelming, as Ruppert pointed out often, we all have to look at the positive side of the spectrum as a balance to this and keep an outlook of strength and hope as much as possible in our hearts. I believe that eventually goodness, justice, and happiness will prevail in this dark world as long as we keep the struggle for truth foremost in our hearts and mind so in the end that light will overtake the darkness that people like Mike Ruppert lived and died fighting against.

We have to lift each other up when we get down folks, and be strong, for all we have is each other.

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posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 10:50 PM
reply to post by kellydog

hey kellydog, thanks for posting this. i found the ending of that podcast interesting. there's another link i came across as well:

the ending strikes me as particularly interesting. the moment i heard about this tonight i sat through the entire podcast to catch a hint of validity to it at all. he didn't seem particularly agitated.. upset.. confrontational.. negative.. or.. anything like that, really. in fact he was quite the opposite. there wasn't a hint of paranoia or uneasiness to him at all. maybe i'm reading too much into it because i really don't want this to be true - however having listened to the entire thing and his reactions to the matters of their discussion, it does strike me as notable.

i really can't believe he's gone.

does anybody know when this show ended vs. when he was approximately found dead?

posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 11:55 PM
reply to post by Esotarious

RIP Michael, I'm glad I got to meet you and shake your hand in PDX in 2005.

posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 06:27 AM
Its Weird that Abby Martin had to start with " Its not a fake suicide "

posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 07:33 AM
RIP Mike.

I loved your bravery, insight and passion. You may not have always been 100% right, but you were always 100% what this world needed. A damn fine man with a damn fine heart. You taught me a lot of things I am grateful for learning. Thank you.

Hugs bro!


posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 09:25 AM
Let us hope that the death of this "loudmouth" is a not a precursor to an imminent attack. I have seen this movie before. Its been quiet. Before an event, those who bullhorn the wrongdoings become absent on the big day.

posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 03:38 PM

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posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 04:57 PM
He helped open my eyes and my mind.
Taught me to question more.... Ever since 9/11.. from just through seeing vids of talks etc on YouTube.
Fir that I am truly grateful ...
It was a gift that changed my life.

Cheers r kid.

Hope you've found peace.

posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 05:08 PM
What more can I say other than that I am sorry he chose to leave this way. A violent end to a man who's legacy was just the opposite.

I enjoyed the picture of him at his desk at home with his beloved dog.

Peace to everyone who he has and will continue to touch.

posted on Apr, 17 2014 @ 04:15 AM
Just read about this on another site and it's sad news. Seemd to me as a really nice, smart & honest guy.

On that site I read about it it mentioned the following:

In 2009, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ordered Ruppert to pay $127,700 to a woman who had sued Ruppert for sexual harassment while he published and edited From The Wilderness, a website and newsletter

Also this part it seems he had no money for his own place?:

......where he had lived for a few months on a friend’s property.

Which makes me wonder as with Julian assange which also got such sex allegations when he became a problem and in my eyes it seems he was kinda out of money so IMO money problems got so serious and probably the most important reason, - he took his own life?

And bit OT but $127.700 for a sexual harassment (even when he really did it..) is CRAZY.
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posted on Apr, 17 2014 @ 04:25 AM
wikipedia says apparent suicide.
either way it sucks, i really liked him.

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