Sunday night following Mike’s Lifeboat Hour radio show, he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Those of us who have followed the 9/11 truth movement since early on were aware of Ruppert.
We took note of what he had to say, not only about 9/11 but of CIA drug running and other various government corruptions.
But somewhere along the line, some of us came to view him as a gatekeeper and basically ignored him.
There's no reason at this moment to speculate that it was anything other than suicide. If there was a legitimate reason to silence him, it could have happened many years ago.
I'll add this comment from Before It's News and move on. Whatever he was, suicide is an awful way to go.
Mike Ruppert – I go back with him to the days when I subscribed to his mailed-out newsletter, “From The Wilderness” over a decade ago. Finally, I realized he was a double agent – pretended to be a researcher for the truth movement, but covered up key information for the people he really worked for, and your guess is as good as mine on that one. His ‘peak oil’ theory received a lot of coverage, but now we know that good science has totally debunked it. Ruppert only told ‘part’ of the 911 story, and those ‘other guys’ he didn’t want to talk about are still dancing on the top of a van somewhere.
He tried to muscle in on the late Gary Webb’s exposure of CIA drug dealing, and later called people “Internet trailer park trash” who challenged the official verdict that Webb committed suicide – the way Webb’s body was found (check details) and the ‘shoot yourself twice theory’ made suicide a total impossibility, by the way. Webb himself had this to say about Ruppert before he was murdered:
”Mike is a real conundrum. I think he’s a sincere guy, concerned about the right things, and he was quite supportive of my efforts to expose the interplay between the CIA and drug traffickers. But he’s also written stories expounding a theory about the genesis of my Mercury News series that were, quite frankly, ridiculous.”
Ruppert left the USA for a few years (South America), and returned to relaunch his ‘career’, which has puttering along ever since. Plus he was in the middle of several lawsuits as he started suing people for slander who were writing about his antics and the now well-known way he has tried to divide the 911 Truth Movement, and vilify various individuals.
Well, maybe Ruppert had health problems, but maybe he had conscience problems also. He was getting older.
Condolences to friends and family.