by Michael Kane
January 18, 2005 (FTW)
In an argument of over 600 pages and
Crossing the Rubicon makes the case
for official complicity within the U.S. government and names Dick
Cheney as the prime suspect in the crimes of 9/11. Since
the publication of this book (to which I had the privilege of
contributing a chapter), many people have asked to hear the case
against Cheney argued "short & sweet."
I will make it as short as possible, but it can never be sweet.
There are 3 major points made within
this book that are crucial to proving Cheney's guilt. I shall first
list them and then go on to prove each point as laid out in
Crossing the Rubicon.
Means - Dick Cheney and
the Secret Service: Dick Cheney was running a completely
separate chain of Command & Control via the Secret Service,
assuring the paralysis of Air Force response on 9/11. The Secret
Service has the technology to see the same radar screens the FAA
sees in real time. They also have the legal authority and
technological capability to take supreme command in cases of
national emergency. Dick Cheney was the acting Commander in
Chief on 9/11. (Click
here for a summary of these points)
Motive - Peak Oil: At
some point between 2000 and 2007, world oil production reaches
its peak; from that point on, every barrel of oil is going to be
harder to find, more expensive to recover, and more valuable to
those who recover and control it. Dick Cheney was well aware of
the coming Peak Oil crisis at least as early as 1999, and 9/11
provided the pretext for the series of energy wars that Cheney
stated, "will not end in our lifetime." (Click
here for a summary of these
Opportunity - 9/11 War
Games: The Air Force was running multiple war games on the
morning of 9/11 simulating hijackings over the continental
United States that included (at least) one "live-fly" exercise
as well as simulations that placed "false blips" on FAA radar
screens. These war games eerily mirrored the real events of 9/11
to the point of the Air Force running drills involving hijacked
aircraft as the 9/11 plot actually unfolded. The war games &
terror drills played a critical role in ensuring no Air Force
fighter jocks - who had trained their entire lives for this
moment - would be able to prevent the attacks from succeeding.
These exercises were under Dick Cheney's management. (Click
a summary of these points)
Here is the supporting documentation as
laid out in Crossing the Rubicon, making a legal case
against Dick Cheney for the crimes of 9/11.
Dick Cheney and the Secret Service
As the 9/11 plot unfolded, it has been reported that Secret Service
whisked Dick Cheney into an underground presidential bunker at 9:03.1
This establishes that the Secret Service was in the loop giving
orders by at least 9:03, and almost certainly much earlier, as we
Former counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke writes in
Against All Enemies:
"Secret Service had a system
that allowed them to see what FAA's radar was seeing."
The Kean Commission (also known
as the 9/11 Commission) would have us believe that the chain
of command on 9/11 was a complex web, but in reality the Secret
Service had the authority to communicate presidential and vice
presidential orders directly to fighter pilots in the air.
In Air War Over America, a book commissioned by the Air Force
documenting the morning of 9/11, it is stated that the FAA contacted
Otis Air Force base informing them Flight 11 was headed to Manhattan
and had lost its identification signal by 8:30.3
This indicates Secret Service was in the loop by the same time, or
shortly thereafter, since they are able to see FAA radar screens in
real time and FAA is reaching out to the military. There is no
question that by 8:45 at the absolute latest, likely much earlier,
Secret Service is in the decision-making loop.
They were most likely in the loop after
8:15 when flight 11 turned its transponder off.
National Special Security Event
It is the Secret Service who has the legal mandate to take supreme
command in case of a scheduled major event - or an unplanned major
emergency - on American soil; these are designated "National Special
Security Events." The Atlanta Olympic Games and the Republican &
Democratic National Conventions are notable examples of NSSE's. In
preparation, the Secret Service runs training initiatives of
simulated attacks and field exercises for such events.
The Secret Service works with state and local authorities as well as
the military to coordinate security efforts; it has the best
communication system of any agency in the country; and its personnel
are always present with both the President and Vice President -
making it the perfect agency to take supreme command in case of a
major emergency on American soil. 5
When 9/11 occurred, the legal framework was in place to allow the
Secret Service to take supreme command over any and all American
agencies, including the Air Force. 6
Richard Clarke writes in Against All Enemies:
"I was amazed at the speed of the
decisions coming from Cheney and, through him, from Bush."
This is to be expected. Everything was
in place for the Commander in Chief to be calling all the shots as
the 9/11 plot unfolded, but Bush was in an elementary school reading
about goats with Secret Service agents right beside him.
Bush's Secret Service detail was in real-time communication not only
with the FAA, but also the PEOC (Presidential Emergency
Operations Center), into which Dick Cheney had reportedly
been whisked by the Secret Service. While Bush continued his
elementary school photo-op after being told,
"America is under attack," Ari
Fleischer - according to the Washington Times,
10/7/02 - caught the president's eye and held up a handwritten
sign that said "DON'T SAY ANYTHING YET."
Bush was intentionally being kept out of
the decision-making loop during the critical moments of 9/11. The
Vice President has no place in the official military chain of
Thus far we have established that:
Secret Service was the supreme
command on 9/11.
Bush was not in the role of
Commander in Chief at critical times on 9/11.
The acting Commander in Chief as
the 9/11 plot unfolded was Dick Cheney.
MOTIVE: Peak Oil
By definition, world hydrocarbon (oil
and gas) production peaks when half the planet's reserves have been
used up. After that point, every barrel of oil will be harder to
find, more expensive to obtain, and more valuable to whoever
controls it. Many of the world's foremost experts place that peak
between 2000 and 2007.
We live in a global economic system based on endless growth, and
that growth is only possible with endless hydrocarbons to burn.
Demand for oil and gas is increasing at staggering rates; after
peak, there will be demand that simply cannot be met, and energy
prices will rise inexorably.
The resulting economic catastrophe may see oil hit $100 per barrel
before the end of this decade. Oil not only keeps us warm and moves
our cars, it is used to make all plastics and is, together with
natural gas, the most important ingredient keeping modern
agriculture afloat. It is a little known fact that for every 1
calorie of food energy produced, 10 calories of hydrocarbons are
We eat oil.
Without cheap oil,
billions of people will freeze or starve
and unfortunately, there is no combination of renewable energy
sources that can replace oil and gas consumption without massive
conservation efforts that are nowhere in sight.
Cheney knew about this.
There are no national plans for conservation in America. As Dick
Cheney has stated,
"The American way of life is not
Over-consumption is as American as apple
pie. Many industry experts have been speaking to the reality of
Peak Oil for some time. One of those experts - perhaps the most
prominent in the world - was in Dick Cheney's National
Energy Policy Development Group (NEPDG).
Just four days after Dick Cheney became Vice President he convened
the NEPDG. 11 Among
the experts whose opinion Cheney paid for (with taxpayer dollars)
was Matthew Simmons, one of the most respected energy
investment bankers in the world. Simmons has been speaking out about
Peak Oil for years, and there is no question that the urgent
story of Peak Oil is what he told Cheney's NEPDG.
The content of the NEPDG documentation has been illegally withheld
from the American public with a rubber stamp of approval from the
Supreme Court. FTW has always contended that the deepest, darkest
secrets of 9/11 are in those documents. That's why they've been
guarded so tightly.
Cheney knew about Peak Oil in 1999 as CEO of Halliburton,
long before was Vice President. A speech he gave at the London
Institute of Petroleum demonstrates this clearly.
As stated in Crossing the Rubicon,
"By way of confirmation, people in
and close to the oil industry are reporting that increased
drilling is not resulting as yet in significantly increased
A crisis of this magnitude required a
crisis plan, something the Neo-Liberals didn't have. The
Neo-Conservatives, including Dick Cheney, had such a plan:
manufacture a crisis - one that had long been imagined as
necessary by elite planners inside the national security state14
- and use it to maintain permanent war to steal the world's
last remaining hydrocarbons and temporarily stave off the Peak
OPPORTUNITY: 9/11 War
Games - a perfect "match"
On May 8, 2001 - four months prior to 9/11 - the president placed
Dick Cheney in charge of,
"[A]ll federal programs dealing with
weapons of mass destruction consequence management within the
Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Justice, and
Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal
This included all "training and
planning" which needed to be "seamlessly integrated, harmonious and
comprehensive" in order to "maximize effectiveness." This mandate
created the Office of National Preparedness in
FEMA, overseen by Dick Cheney.
Dick Cheney was placed directly in charge of managing the seamless
integration of all training exercises throughout the entire federal
government and all military agencies. On 9/11 Cheney oversaw
multiple war games and terror drills, including several exercises of
NORAD, the Air Force agency whose mandate is to "watch the sky."
The evening before September 11th, 2001, the National Security
Agency (NSA) intercepted a communication between Khalid
Shaikh Muhammad and the alleged ringleader of the 9/11 attacks,
The communication stated,
"The match is about to begin."
Were they "matching" their activities to
the war games? Was the attack a rigged "match" between the defenders
on one side, and the attackers with their accomplices on the other?
The Whitehouse was so infuriated when this communication leaked from
the Senate Intelligence Committee that they threatened
Senators with polygraphs and office searches for disclosing
classified information. This leak struck a nerve within the
We know multiple Air Force war games were running on the morning of
9/11, as documented extensively in the mainstream press.
16 What Crossing the
Rubicon has documented conclusively is that there was a live-fly
drill taking place on 9/11 titled Vigilant Warrior.
Richard Clarke disclosed the name of this drill on page 4 of his
book, but it was Major Don Arias of
confirmed the definition of the title "Warrior" to Mike Ruppert
Warrior = JCS/HQ NORAD sponsored FTX,
or field training exercise (live-fly).
That means that the Vigilant Warrior
drill conducted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff involved at least one
real commercial aircraft in the skies, intended to simulate exactly
the kind of airliner hijack emergency presented on 9/11.
This was further supported by an April 18 2004 USA Today
article titled, "NORAD had drills of jets as weapons." The report
cited NORAD officials who confirmed live-fly drills were conducted
using hijacked airliners originating from the continental United
States used as weapons crashing into targets including the World
Trade Center and the Pentagon. The specific drill USA Today
referred to was "planned in July  and conducted later" -
likely on 9/11 itself. 18
Remember, on 9/11 the Bush administration claimed it had "no idea"
aircraft would be used as weapons. Then why were they drilling such
scenarios before and during 9/11? The Whitehouse dodged this by
saying it wasn't aware of these drills but that is a transparent
lie. The drills took place in the Whitehouse!
Secret Service runs simulated attack field exercises - exactly what
Vigilant Warrior was. This Joint Chiefs of Staff drill was
likely being run through Secret Service lines of communication by a
central command under Cheney's control.
Additional war games on 9/11 included Northern Vigilance, an
exercise that pulled Air Force fighters from the east coast of the
United States up into Canada and Alaska simulating an attack out of
Russia. All of those fighters were rendered useless as the 9/11 plot
unfolded - too far away to respond.
One of the components of this drill included "false blips" (radar
injects simulating aircraft in flight) placed on FAA radar screens.
21 At one point FAA
head Jane Garvey said they suspected up to 11 hijackings on
9/11. Was she saying they couldn't determine which were real, which
were simulated, and which were live-fly military exercises?
Regardless, all of this rendered Air Force response on 9/11 useless.
In Air War Over America it is documented that General
Arnold of NORAD didn't pull out of the war game titled
Vigilant Guardian until reports of flight 93 being hijacked were
coming in. That was at 9:16, a total of 54 minutes after it was
known that flight 11 was a hijacking.
22 What took so long? Were there still "false
blips" on FAA radar screens at this time?
There were likely false blips on screen even after 9:16. The Kean
Commission's report introduced "phantom flight-11" as being reported
by the FAA at 9:25 on 9/11. The FAA reported flight 11 was heading
to Washington D.C. at that time when in fact it had already struck
the World Trade Center. The Kean Commission's report stated they
were "unable to locate the source of the mistaken FAA information."
"Phantom flight-11" was a false blip, but since the war games are
classified, specific information on "false blips" and other details
can't be reported.
Now imagine being an air traffic controller with both real planes
and "false blips" simulating hijackings on your screens when
suddenly there are real, multiple, hijackings. Where do you send the
few Air Force fighters that you have? You can't guess wrong, you
don't have enough assets for that. The FAA doesn't even make that
decision, the military does. The Kean Commission managed to
scapegoat the FAA in their report, but the Air Force itself
confirmed the FAA did its job properly on 9/11 in Air War Over
There were more 9/11 war games including Northern Guardian,
Northern Denial (recently confirmed by an Assistant Editor at
Harper's magazine) and an unnamed National Reconnaissance Office
(NRO) drill for a plane crashing into NRO headquarters at
precisely the time of an actual crash in New York.
War games, terror drills and exercises are run by the military quite
frequently. In this case, they mirrored the real attacks of 9/11
with such shocking congruence as to be beyond the realm of
This is made clear when we consider the warnings that had flooded
U.S. Intelligence prior to 9/11, indicating that terrorists were
planning to hijack aircraft and crash them into American targets on
the ground during the week of September 9th, 2001.
25 With that type of
information, who in their right mind would then schedule war games
that would leave New York and Washington D.C. completely undefended?
We've already shown that the man in charge of managing all such
programs was Dick Cheney. Among the central decision-makers
for the scheduling of so many simultaneous exercises would be
Dick Cheney and Ralph Eberhart, head of
It certainly was a perfect "match."
The most important revelation made about the 9/11 war games comes
again from Major Don Arias of NORAD. With multiple war games
running, there had to be someone coordinating them.
"Yes, there is an exercise maestro,"
said Don Arias in a phone interview.
So who was the maestro?
Mike Ruppert called every relevant military and government
office looking for an answer to this question and received no
response. At the final 9/11 Commission hearing on June 17, 2004, I
asked General Ralph Eberhart - the man in charge of NORAD on
9/11 - who was in charge of coordinating the war games that day. His
only response was, "No comment." None of the commissioners,
including Chairman Kean, could answer this question.
FTW's research has concluded the maestro was either Dick
Cheney, Ralph "Ed" Eberhart, or both. Whoever the
maestro was, he was certainly under Cheney's management as per the
May 2001 presidential mandate.
Additionally, Tripod II was a bio-terror exercise being
set-up on the west side of lower Manhattan, reportedly scheduled to
begin the next day. This exercise was being coordinated with
FEMA and the Department of Justice
- two of the agencies placed directly under Cheney's control in May
of 2001 by presidential mandate.
There is no question that Cheney would be responsible for
managing this exercise. The Tripod II drill became the
command & control emergency response center on 9/11. The command
center in WTC 7 was reportedly evacuated by 9:30 on 9/11, but
Tripod II provided a new command center organized just as the
original was. 28 How
The Air Force war games ensured the air attack would be successful,
and Tripod II assured Cheney would have control of the
response to the crisis of his making. Matching the war games with
hijackings - or hijacking the war games - was the opportunity for
Cheney to help ensure the 9/11 attacks would be successful,
justifying what he calls, "The war that will not end in our
lifetimes." The "war
on terror" is actually a war for the world's last
remaining hydrocarbon reserves.
This energy war is a response to a
coming energy crisis that Cheney was well aware of at
least as early as 1999.
Crossing the Rubicon
demonstrates much more than is presented here. The book goes
the failures of the 9/11
9/11 insider trading
the curtailing of civil
coming economic crisis
the real history of the
Osama bin Laden
and many other issues
critical to an understanding of today's historical
Crossing the Rubicon also looks
into the evolution of PROMIS software, a well-documented
artificial intelligence and data-mining program whose current
descendants played an integral role in the crimes of 9/11. As
Dick Cheney was running a separate chain of command via the
Secret Service, he also had the capability to intervene in the
functions of the FAA through an evolution of PROMIS software
developed and sold by Ptech, Inc. - a company funded by Saudi
terrorist financier Yassin Al Qadi.
Al Qadi claims he met Dick Cheney in
Jeddah before he was Vice President, a claim Cheney hasn't publicly
refuted. FTW will soon be releasing an in-depth report on Ptech and
its role in the crimes of 9/11.
What we have placed in front of you here is the legal case
against Dick Cheney and other persons of interest within the
U.S. government. Such evidence should constitute the foundation for
articles of impeachment and criminal prosecution against George
W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and their accomplices.
Review the documentation for yourself.
1 Crossing the Rubicon, page 435
2 Ibid, 428 - 429
3 Ibid, 444
4 Ibid, 431 - 432
5 Ibid, 427 - 436
6 Ibid, 433
7 Ibid, 592
8 Ibid, 435
10 Ibid, 24
11 Ibid, 109
12 Ibid, 47
13 Ibid, 38
14 Ibid, 40, 575
15 Rubicon, 333
16 Ibid, chapter 19, 333 - 356
17 Ibid, 368
18 Ibid, 345
19 Ibid 346
20 Ibid, 433
21 Ibid, 339
22 Ibid, 444
23 Ibid, 400
24 Ibid, 443
25 Ibid, chapter 13, 225 - 237
26 Ibid, 367
27 Ibid, 394 - 399
28 Ibid, 406
The following is a synopsis of
the case against Dick Cheney who was named as the
prime suspect in the crimes on 9/11 by Michael C. Ruppert
Crossing the Rubicon.
Dick Cheney and the Secret Service
Cheney was Commander in Chief on
9/11 calling the shots via Secret Service.
Secret Service has the legal
authority to take supreme command over all agencies in the
United States in time of a national emergency on U.S. soil.
Even the Air Force recognizes Secret Service supremacy.
Secret Service has the highest
technological communication systems of any agency in the
U.S. - as it should.
On 9/11 Secret Service had the
technology to see FAA radar screens in real time.
Secret Service was in the
decision-making loop as early as 8:15am on 9/11, no later
Everything was in place on 9/11
for the Commander in Chief to have full supreme control of
the Air Force via the Secret Service communication systems
and legal mandate to take supreme command.
However, Bush was reading
about goats in Booker Elementary School. Secret Service
was within arms' reach, and they chose to keep him there as
the 9/11 plot unfolded. Bush's Secret Service detail was in
full communication with Cheney's Secret Service agents in
the PEOC (Presidential Emergency Operations Center) as the
9/11 plot unfolded.
Dick Cheney was the acting
Commander in Chief on 9/11 and Secret Service was the
The world is about to start
running out of oil.
Half of the world's oil has
been, or is about to be, exhausted.
Once that midpoint is crossed,
every barrel of oil will be harder to find, and more
expensive, as demand grows. Controlling the last remaining
oil reserves is the key to controlling the world.
Almost everything in modern
society - vehicles, buildings, bridges, weapons, consumer
products, and much more - consumes oil in its manufacture,
its operation, or both.
Cheap and abundant hydrocarbon
energy keeps the industrial world warm and cooks our food.
Most houses are heated with natural gas.
We "eat" oil and natural gas:
For every 1-calorie of food energy produced, 10 calories of
hydrocarbon energy is consumed.
Four days after becoming Vice
President, Dick Cheney convened his National Energy Policy
Development Group (NEPDG) in which he received extensive
information on Peak Oil from world-renowned experts. He has
refused to release the documents from those hearings to
Congress or the American people. FTW has always contended
that the deepest, darkest secrets of 9/11 lie in those
Dick Cheney knew about Peak Oil
at least as early as 1999. He knows the economic impact of
oil depletion and the catastrophic effects that will result.
9/11 made possible what Dick
Cheney called, "The war that won't end in our lifetimes."
This is a war that is chasing the last remaining
hydrocarbons across the globe. The "war on terror" is in
reality an energy war and 9/11 was its pretext.
9/11 War Games
Cheney was managing multiple war
games and terror drills on 9/11 that paralyzed U.S. Air
In May of 2001 Dick Cheney was
placed directly in charge of managing the "seamless
integration" of all training exercises throughout the
federal government and military agencies by presidential
The morning of 9/11 began with
multiple training exercises of war games and terror drills
which Cheney, as mandated by the president, was placed in
charge of managing.
War games & terror drills
included live-fly exercises with military aircraft posing as
hijacked aircraft over the United States, as well as
simulated exercises that placed "false blips" (radar injects
indicating virtual planes) on FAA radar screens. One
exercise titled NORTHERN VIGILANCE pulled Air Force fighters
up into Canada simulating a Russian air attack, so there
were very few fighters remaining on the east coast to
respond. All of this paralyzed Air Force response ensuring
that fighter jocks couldn't stop 9/11.
An unknown individual or command
center referred to by Major Don Arias of NORAD as the
"maestro" coordinated the war games. It is possible there
was more than one maestro, but no one will name names. FTW
has asked this question of everyone in relevant government
and military positions, to no avail. Our investigation has
found the maestro was either Dick Cheney, General Ralph "Ed"
Eberhart, or both.
Whoever was coordinating the Air
Force war games was under the management and direction of
Dick Cheney, who was also in charge of managing a terror
drill being set up on the West Side of downtown New York on
9/11 titled Tripod 2. This exercise set up a command and
control center on 9/11 that was configured exactly like the
one lost that morning in WTC 7. It was the perfect command
center to respond to the crisis, and it was under Dick
Cheney's management before the hijackings occurred. How
Dick Cheney was one of the main
government officials deciding that such extensive war games
would take place on 9/11. This was when American
intelligence had collected dozens of warnings from
governments and intelligence agencies indicating that
terrorists were planning to hijack civilian aircraft and
crash them into American targets on the ground during the
week of September 9th, 2001.