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
cameá from as far away as Seattle and San Francisco to Portland
State University to see FTW Publisher/Editor
Mike Ruppert give a 2.5 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.
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
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.
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 deal.
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.
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.
audience responded to the lecture with a two minute standing
-- Mike Ruppert's website and information
on his subscriber-based newsletter "From The
Wilderness" is located at http://www.copvcia.com.
Anyone interested in arranging a 2002 lecture appearance
can obtain additional information by contacting the office
manager at 818-788-8791 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.