Michael C. Ruppert is author of "From the Wilderness" publications. Who is Michael C. Rupper? Mike Ruppert, 53, is the Publisher/Editor of From the
Wilderness or FTW, a newsletter he founded in March 1998 by mailing out 68 copies to friends and researchers. FTW is now read by more than 16,000
subscribers in 40 countries including 35 members of the US Congress, the intelligence committees of both houses, and professors at 30 universities
around the world. Through the newsletter and his website at www.fromthewilderness.com, Mike has pioneered innovative analysis and groundbreaking
original stories on the impact of $5-600 billion per year in drug money moving through the US economy and the illegal covert operations which maintain
control of that cash flow for US economic interests.
Since 9-11-01 he has been the point man in breaking major stories involving government foreknowledge, corruption and violations of the Constitution.
He has also pioneered the effort to educate the world about the consequences of Peak Oil -- the fact that the world is running out of hydrocarbon
energy, and what this might mean for human civilization.
An Honors graduate of UCLA in Political Science (1973), Mike is a former LAPD narcotics investigator who discovered CIA trafficking in drugs in 1977.
After attempting to expose this he was forced out of LAPD in 1978 while earning the highest rating reports possible and having no pending disciplinary
actions. In 1996, after 18 years of struggle, he finally achieved one of his deepest wishes in a face to face public encounter with then CIA Director
John Deutch on national television. Washington sources later told Mike that Deutch's mishandling of the encounter cost him a guaranteed appointment
as Secretary of Defense.
On November 28, 2001 Mike gave his first post 9-11 lecture at Portland State University, which was attended by more than 1,000 and resulted in a
standing ovation. FTW's video, The Truth and Lies About 9-11, has sold more than 10,000 copies. It includes special exclusive interviews with
Representatives Ron Paul (R-TX), Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Professor Peter Dale Scott, (UC, Berkeley), Professor John Metzger
(Michigan State) and Catherine Austin Fitts (former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Managing Director, Dillon Read).
FTW's stories, which have expanded to include economic and military analysis, detailed exposés of the CIA and the American political and economic
system, have been reprinted all over the world. A popular lecturer who has spoken in seven countries Mike’s new book, Truth and Lies of 9/11:
America’s Descent into Fascism at the End of the Age of Oil will be available in late 2004.
FTW has had a standing offer of $1,000 for anyone who could show that any of the entries in FTW's "Oh Lucy" timeline were either not authentic or
had been quoted inaccurately. The full legally binding offer is in writing at the end of FTW's video "The Truth and Lies of 9-11". That offer will
expire one (1) year from the date the lecture was given, which was Nov. 28, 2001. This statement supercedes any other previous statements on this
website concerning this offer.