INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST MICHAEL RUPPERT HAS REPORTEDLY COMMITTED SUICIDE

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST MICHAEL RUPPERT HAS REPORTEDLY COMMITTED SUICIDE

April 15, 2014
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The 63-year-old former narcotics investigator with the LAPD shot himself after his radio show, according to an announcement by author Carolyn Baker who was a guest on his final broadcast on Sunday.

“I’m tired. I’m ready to die.”

—Apocalypse, Man: Michael C. Ruppert on World’s End

Via: CollapseNet:

I have been informed that MCR has committed suicide. I am devastated, and very, very sad…

We’ll report more as information becomes available.

PLEASE DO NOT SPREAD SPECULATION!

MCR was my friend, my client (I was his attorney) and business partner in CollapseNet. We will gather and report THE FACTS about MCR’s death, and nothing else. On my honor, the truth of MCR’s death WILL BE TOLD, and his memory will be honored.

Media inquiries should come right here, to me, via ceo@collapsenet.com.

Rest In Peace Mike. I am so sorry that you are gone. You fought the greatest of fights, you opened thousands of eyes and you have earned your place in history, and in our hearts.

Much more to come…

Wesley T. Miller

6 comments

  • theunhivedmind

    9/11 conspiracy theorist and investigative journalist ‘commits suicide’

    The 63-year-old former narcotics investigator with the LAPD, shot himself after a final radio show broadcast, a friend reported
    Mr Ruppert gained notoriety for theories that the U.S. government and Wall Street were behind 9/11 attacks
    A friend told MailOnline today: ‘He believed what he believed. All of his work was motivated by his love of humanity’

    By LOUISE BOYLE
    PUBLISHED: 21:53, 15 April 2014 | UPDATED: 23:31, 15 April 2014
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2605429/9-11-conspiracy-theorist-investigative-journalist-Michael-Ruppert-commits-suicide.html

    9/11 conspiracy theorist and investigative journalist Michael Ruppert has reportedly committed suicide.

    The 63-year-old former narcotics investigator with the LAPD shot himself after his radio show, according to an announcement by author Carolyn Baker who was a guest on his final broadcast on Sunday.

    Mr Ruppert was famous for his litany of conspiracy theories which encompassed the CIA to drugs, international politics, the oil industry, Wall Street and 9/11.

    On her Facebook page, Ms Baker wrote: ‘This was not a ”fake” suicide. It was very well planned by Mike who gave us few clues but elaborate instructions for how to proceed without him.

    ‘It was my privilege to have known Mike for 14 years, to have worked with him, to have been mentored by him, and to have supported him in some of his darkest hours, including the more recent ones…. Thank you Mike for all of the truth you courageously exposed and for the legacy of truth-telling you left us. Goodbye my friend. Your memory will live in hour hearts forever.’

    Dozens of fans left tributes to Mr Ruppert on his Facebook profile page.

    Attempts by MailOnline to confirm Mr Ruppert’s suicide were unsuccessful.

    42 West, the New York publicity department for his 2009 documentary Collapse hung up the phone when contacted while the Milwaukee production office could offer no information.

    Attempts to contact author Carolyn Baker were so far unsuccessful.

    Phone numbers connected to Mr Ruppert’s businesses were disconnected.

    Max Mogren, who worked with Mr Ruppert for 15 months between 2011 and 2012, could not confirm his death today but said that a lot of his former colleagues’ close friends had posted messages of condolence online.

    Mr Mogren told MailOnline today that Mr Ruppert was very passionate and very committed to his work.

    Mr Mogren said: ‘He believed what he believed. All of his work was motivated by his love of humanity.’

    After leaving the LAPD, Mr Ruppert started a website From The Wilderness which claimed to expose government corruption. It included his claims that he had seen drug-dealing at the CIA.

    Mr Ruppert gained notoriety by confronting
    then-CIA Director John Deutch during a meeting in 1995 and telling him that he had seen CIA officers involved in drug-dealing.

    He later claimed on his website that the CIA and American government was involved in 9/11.

    In 2004, he published Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil.

    The book alleged than former VP Dick Cheney had conspired with Wall Street and other government officials over the September 11 World Trade Center attacks.

    In 2009, he starred in a documentary called Collapse where he spoke about his theories involving the demise of mankind following the economic and energy crises.

    His work was not without detractors. Many claimed that the investigator only used partial sources to qualify his work. Activist and writer Norman Solomon wrote: ‘Some of the problem is in how he characterizes news reports. These citations can be narrowly factual yet presented in a misleading way. Yes, such-and-such newspaper reported that thus-and-so claim was made by so-and-so. The paper reported on the claim, but that doesn’t mean the claim is true.’

    Mr Ruppert had recently moved to the Rocky Mountains.

    He is survived by his partner Jesse Re.

  • theunhivedmind

    Did Mike commit suicide or was he suicided? I often sat back and wondered about Michael, I would think is this guy loosing the plot or is he a genius who is absolutely correct. In many ways I suspect he is the latter and we are in for a real world of trouble shortly. My problem is this, what if he is reincarnated in a few weeks time and then he has to live within the big trouble and not even being aware of it through being vaccinated up by herd minded new parents etc. So is suicide the way? I do not know because if you come back you could be in a bigger world of trouble than you are now. It is a shame if he has gone from this world because a lot of what he said was fully documented and could be proved. I think one of the last things I monitored of his you could tell he had realized there was no hope. For instance how can one grow food when the climate is being hampered? So whilst a few might be able to the rest will not. I think nuclear energy could correct a lot of peak oil issues but the Club of Rome do not want us having nuclear energy because it will help rise the population again like oil did. There is not enough profit in nuclear energy for The Worshipful Company of Fuellers who want nothing more than to enslave people till the end on black gold and then have 90% of humanity killed off under population reduction agendas. There are not many people who can help get a CIA director fired, but Michael did and we should be grateful he did that but we must never forget those who were suicided for exposing the drugs trafficking by the CIA such as Brain Downing Quig and Gary Webb.

    -= The Unhived Mind

  • theunhivedmind

    April 16-17, 2014 — Remembering Mike Ruppert — and John Judge

    Michael Ruppert and his book “Crossing the Rubicon” and his website “From the Wilderness” were among the few sources of independent thought in the months following the 9/11 attacks. I use “attacks” because this time period not only saw the aerial attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon but also the anthrax attacks on Congress, the U.S. Postal System, and the news media, as well as sniper shootings of people in the metropolitan Washington region. It was during these truly dark days in America and the nation’s capital that this editor wrote for Mike’s “FTW.” And it was “FTW” that, in part, inspired me to start “WMR.” Ruppert demonstrated the absolute need for independent media on the web.

    Sadly, Ruppert committed suicide, reportedly using a gun, on the evening of April 13. He had just signed off on his radio show “The Lifeboat Hour.” Ruppert, the son of parents who worked for the CIA, was a Los Angeles Police Department detective who verbally jousted with CIA director John Deutch during a 1995 town hall meeting in south central Los Angeles. Deutch was in Los Angeles to deny that the CIA had imported cocaine into the neighborhood. Ruppert told Deutch that he personally witnessed CIA involvement in importing drugs into largely African-American neighborhoods in the city. The CIA-drug allegations had first been exposed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb in his book, “Dark Alliance.” Webb allegedly shot himself to death in 2004.

    In 2005, I joined Mike and former CIA officer Ray McGovern as a questioner on a 9/11 Investigatory panel in Congress that was organized by Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA). The panel’s coordinator, John Judge, introduced witnesses and various panels during the hearing, which was televised by C-SPAN. Recent times have not been kind to those involved with trying to get out the truth about 9/11 in 2005. Judge died at the Washington Center for Aging Services on the evening of April 15. He had a stroke a month ago and was hospitalized at George Washington University hospital before being moved to the aging services center. John will also be sorely missed as a tireless campaigner for the truth about events ranging from the JFK assassination and the Jonestown “mass suicide” to the RFK and MLK assassinations and 9/11.

    I did not agree with Mike on everything. Early on, I was a skeptic about “peak oil.” That was until I covered the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the Gulf coast. I also disagreed with Mike on the circumstances surrounding Gary Webb’s death. I had been in email contact with Webb shortly before his death and we were investigating the same company albeit for different reasons. I did not detect any deep depression with Webb. Mike concluded that Webb had, in fact, shot himself (twice at it turned out). I believed and still believe that Webb was murdered. Our late colleague John Judge also believed that Webb was murdered.

    Some in the media are now gladly “grave dancing” on the news of Ruppert’s suicide. Chief among them is Raw Story, whose editor, Tony Ortega, recently launched a broadside against this editor over reporting on growing Scientologist influence in the governments of Ukraine and Slovakia; reports that were confirmed by independent media sources in eastern Europe. Not only did Raw Story reporter Travis Gettys identify Ruppert as a “9/11 truther” and “conspiracy theorist” but also recycled a 2002 quote from columnist David Corn that condemned Ruppert. Corn wrote about Ruppert’s questioning the official line about 9/11: “Conspiracy theories may seem more nuisance than problem . . . But they do compete with reality for attention. There is plenty to be outraged over without becoming obsessed with X Files-like nonsense.”

    Constant attacks from the likes of Raw Story, The Daily Beast, Corn and his employers Mother Jones and MS-NBC, and people like Cass Sunstein (who favors taxing “conspiracy theorists” or silencing them through censorship) can eat away at anyone who is trying to expose the truth.

    The last time I saw Mike was at the 2011 conference in New York commemorating the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I was aware that Mike had suffered from a series of financial and personal problems and noticed that he had undergone a change in life style and his overall demeanor was somehow different.

    Regardless, Mike stepped up the plate in the aftermath of 9/11 and used the rights of a free press and free speech to cut through the jingoism, militarism, and xenophobia that pervaded post-9/11 America.

    Raw Story and its ilk are now carrying out the orders issued by Sunstein and being implemented around the world by his wretched war-mongering wife, Samantha Power, in her post as American ambassador to the UN. Those orders are to attack anyone and anything contradicting the propaganda from the U.S. government as “conspiracy theorists” and “unsubstantiated conspiracy propaganda.”

    Whatever personal demons plagued Mike and convinced him to take his own life, he will always be remembered as a tireless crusader for the truth and I will truly miss him as a friend, colleague, and fellow journalist.

    As for those who are dancing on Mike’s grave (and will inevitably do so also with John) and are tossing around the “truther” and “conspiracy theorist” pejoratives, they can go to hell — the hell where they and their like-minded swamp rats truly belong.

    As for those, who through grief or other reasons, are speculating that Ruppert and Judge fell victim to some sinister plot, they need to pull themselves together. Sometimes people do commit suicide and others die from natural causes.

  • theunhivedmind

    Very sad…I knew Mike and he once told me at a meeting at OISE that if they ever said he committed suicide that he would never do such a thing and that he was “suicided.” He was a regular on my Cloak and Dagger Radio Show AM640.

    -Lenny Bloom

  • seekingtruth

    This is a devastating blow. I remember when he reported on the Narco issues and when he did his collapes documentary. I use to visit his site collapes net alot, and literally two weeks ago i just so happen to go back there to see if it still existed. I remember a speech he gave on “post petroleum” man that was so compelling and how he talked about his farm and being happy there. I’m sure the truth will come out soon. Personally i dont think oil will stopped being used for awhile, until they figure out a way to control the next source of energy maybe. Ive just started studying nuclear energy, so far i can see some promise in this energy source. Do you have any suggestions on things to read to help further my understanding of nuclear? I’ve seen larouche info about it so far.

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