The Case Against Cheney

Discussion in 'The Whiners' started by Lucifer Sam, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    Below is a very condensed version of the case against Dick Cheney as the man in charge of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon as described in Michael C. Ruppert's Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. I know that some people here have asked for this, so here it is.

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    MEANS: 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 than 8:45am.
    • 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 supreme command.
    MOTIVE: Peak Oil
    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 documents.
    • 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.
    OPPORTUNITY: 9/11 War Games
    Cheney was managing multiple war games and terror drills on 9/11 that paralyzed U.S. Air Force response.



    • 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 mandate.
    • 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 convenient.
    • 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.
     
  2. Burbot

    Burbot Dig my burdei

    ooo, quetion question...so was it Cheny who came up with the attacks? And was Bush in on it?
     
  3. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    Well, I would say that from what I have read, he was certainly one of the planners, as well as the main man in charge on that day. He knew about Peak Oil, and he was part of PNAC, the neo conservative think tank that called for war in the Middle East back in 1998.

    Well, I'm sure he knows now, and I'm sure that he knew then. I believe that it was more of a Secret Service/CIA operation than a presidential action, though. I also don't think that Bush planned 9/11, either. I see Bush as more of a puppet who is told what is instructed by people like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz.
     
  4. FemmeFatale

    FemmeFatale Member

    Dear Derek,

    Explain this "Peak Oil"...thang...to me. I'm reading a National Geographic article titled "The End of Cheap Oil" and it references it a lot, but I have no idea what they're talking about.

    Merci beaucoup,
    Krystin
     
  5. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    .. dbl post
     
  6. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    Means we are at or near the point where half of the entire world's supply of oil is gone. We use more and more oil, yet the suply is ever smaller. Before long it will be gone. :D
     
  7. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    Well, Patrick pretty much explained it, but I'll elaborate. The following is a paper I wrote on Peak Oil. It's not yet finished, but, meh...

    In 1956, Marion King Hubbert predicted the future of American oil. Hubbert realized that oil discoveries in the continental
    United States would be in the shape of a classic bell-shaped curve. This is the shape that discoveries of all finite resources take. In the beginning, discoveries are small. Over time, more and more discoveries are made and at a faster rate. Eventually, as the resource runs low, discoveries drop, and the bell shape is complete. Hubbert’s prediction was that American oil would peak around 1970, and in 1971, it did just that. This incident has become known as the “HubbertPeak." At the time when Hubbert created his peak there was a large group of disbelievers who shunned his research. Over time, however, people learned that Hubbert was indeed correct. Since 1971, as Hubbert predicted, US oil output has declined severely. This same peak can therefore be applied to world oil supplies as well. Eventually, world oil supplies will peak. The question that no one can answer is, “when?”

    There are currently roughly one trillion barrels of accessible, conventional oil left on the planet, and approximately eighty-two million barrels of oil are used everyday around the globe. If one simply does the math, it can be found that there are about thirty-five years of oil left. However, this number does not take into account the fact that consumption is on a steady incline and that oil is not simply sitting there ready to be used. An oil field is a set of wells with new ones being drilled as old ones dry up. The thirty-five year statistic takes the view that the oil is being continuously pumped from the field and that it is available on tap. This, sadly, is not the case.

    Many objectors to oil depletion, such as oil company executives who ritualistically lie about oil reserves to protect share values and defray tax burdens, claim that as the price of oil rises, more oil will become accessible because pumping it will once again become profitable. For example, if oil is selling for $35 a barrel and it costs $40 to pump out a barrel of oil, the field is no longer profitable. However, if prices rise and oil now costs $45 a barrel, the field is once again profitable. This can work to an extent to provide consumers with more oil, but this “solution” ignores one key fact. This new oil will not be cheap oil, and cheap oil is what fuels American culture. What most people will find startling is that anyone under the age of about forty years old will one day live in a world without oil.

    What many people fail to realize is that the end of cheap oil will result in more than carpooling to work in the morning. Despite popular conceptions, oil plays a major role in almost every aspect of American life. Long-distance transportation is dependant on it. Virtually all plastic products are petroleum-based. Agriculture is highly dependant on petroleum-based fertilizers and gasoline powered farm equipment. A great deal of America’s electricity is generated from oil. The list goes on. When oil is no longer cheap, the prices of all products that require oil will rise in the same fashion. In time, only the elite will be able to afford the modern conveniences that most Americans take for granted today.

    As oil peaks, transportation will become a great obstacle. Gas prices will skyrocket, and as gas stations are flooded with angry customers, many people will begin to catch on to what oil depletion is really all about. In the early stages of the depletion, the lower class will be forced to live without the convenience of driving a car. Public transportation, with rates that will skyrocket, will have to be strengthened in order to move the people. Eventually, as oil prices continue to soar, the middle class will also be without the convenience of automobiles. Therefore, bicycles will likely become a very common form of transportation once the depletion sets in. Most long distance transportation will become a thing of the past as only the rich will be able to afford to fly an airplane.

    Some researchers claim that when oil prices soar transportation will not become a problem. Most of these people feel that hydrogen will rush in to rescue frustrated drivers. However, the idea of hydrogen salvation is a naïve one. There are only two commercially viable ways to make hydrogen. One is to make it out of methane, which is a fossil fuel that will also in time deplete. The other way is to use fossil fuel to generate the electricity needed to electrolyze water to get hydrogen. However, when the above mentioned method is used, six gallons of gasoline are used to create enough hydrogen to replace only one gallon of gasoline. Therefore, the process is energy negative and not an option. Compressed natural gas could be used to power cars which are not very different from the ones people drive today. However, the HubbertPeak for natural gas is only roughly ten years behind that of oil.

    Once cheap oil is a thing of the past, Americans will also face a diminished food supply. Gasoline is needed to power farm tractors and combines, and fertilizers and herbicides are petroleum-based. Plus, farmers regularly use animal feed that is flown in from around the world. Without the use of oil-based farming equipment and techniques, crop output is expected to decrease by 60%. If food sources are not replenished, the population will be forced to decrease until a sustainable number is reached. Many researchers believe that after the oil age the global human population will drop to nearly two billion.

    Oil is responsible for most of the plastics that Americans use today. Without oil, a great variety of essential plastic products will cease to be. There are thousands of products that are created with oil. Oil is essential to making air conditioners, ammonia, anti-histamines, antiseptics, aspirin, bandages, butane, candles, car parts, computers, cortisone, deodorant, detergents, glues, glycerin, hearing aids, heart valves, heating oil, house paint, ink, insect repellent, insulation, life jackets, linoleum, lip balm, medicines, petroleum jelly, plastic chairs, plastic cups, plywood adhesives, refrigerators, telephones, toothpaste, water pipes, and thousands of other products. How will people in the near future live without these products that people now see as essentials to living?

    Electricity for American homes and businesses can also be attributed to oil. Over 75% of America’s electricity comes from oil, natural gas, and coal. There are alternate ways of generating electricity, but these only make up a very minute amount of the sources currently used. Hydroelectric power is limited due to the amount of water needed, and nuclear power is “out of favor.” In addition, nuclear power plants take up to ten years to build. Renweables are a good option, but developments are years away. Research and investment into renewables should have started in the 1970’s.

    Coal is always an option, as it can be liquefied and made into a substitute for oil, but it is a very dirty fuel. It contains nasty impurities such as mercury, arsenic, and sulfur. Some people think that once oil becomes too expensive, converting completely to coal is a good option. However, no one is really sure just how much coal there really is in the ground. There are reports that there could be up to enough coal to last hundreds even thousands of years. However, these figures are made based on current rate of use. If coal were to become a substitute for oil, the rate of use would skyrocket. These figures simply go to show that no one is sure about how much there really is. Regardless, coal is a finite resource, and it too will run out someday. Coal could be a temporary solution, but if that were to happen, mining levels would have to rise to five times the current levels. The result would be a mining industry beyond imagination.

    Without any resources to replace oil, society as the American people know it is sure to break down. Economic collapse is inevitable. In the beginning, things will start to level off, and many people will think they have seen the end. The rich will outbid the poor for oil-based supplies. The poor will simply not be able to afford the investment into oil or alternate fuel sources. Over time, millions of jobs will be lost as people cannot travel, car manufacturers and dealers close, gas stations go dormant, and factories and airports turn up empty. The exploration and exploitation of oil and gas will become utterly frantic. Food supplies will diminish and the population will begin to decrease. Suburbia as Americans know it will cease to be, and, unfortunately, there seems to be no solution in sight.

     
  8. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    Well that was a rather depressing read, but you did mention several things such as natural gas, and coal. While they are finite as well, they can be used to buy time, until more efficient sources can be found. Hopefully our current way of life, or something resembling it, can hold on until then.
     
  9. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    Well, you could use coal... for a while... but it would be horrible. The pollution and mining would destroy the environment. Plus, coal still doesn't provide a solution for many of the petroleum-based products we use today, including cars.

    Also, the hubbert curve for natural gas is only ten years behind that of oil.

    Right now, our best hope to save energy for the future is to build nuclear power plants. However, these take upwards of ten years to build, and suitable locations for their construction are few and far between.
     
  10. FemmeFatale

    FemmeFatale Member

    The article I read had charts supporting all this. It was horrifying to see how much oil we as Americans consume compared to how much we actually contribute to the industry. :eek:

    Bicycles aren't that bad, though...
     
  11. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    Yes, we are (basically) completely reliant on foreign oil today.

    That's true, but transportation is the least of our worries when it comes to Peak Oil. Our greatest problem will be, of course, the oil wars which have already started in Afghanistan and Iraq and which will soon be spreading to Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Latin America. Our second biggest worry would be the loss of our civil liberties, which has already started with the Patriot Act.
     
  12. novarys

    novarys Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    would this problem decrease any if more and more people decided to use solar power units for thier homes instead of electricity? Grant it, I dont think that you can use solar powered systems for other mechanisms, but it might just help if our homes were powered this way. wouldnt it?
     
  13. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    Yes, it would help, but it wouldn't solve the problem by a long shot. Besides, how many people do you know who want to take on the difficult task of harnessing solar power? Granted, it is not an easy or cheap thing to do. Plus, many homes simply aren't suitable for a complete reliance on solar power.
     
  14. novarys

    novarys Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    i know, i was just thinking out loud. But if I had the money to build a house, it would be a solarized home made up of recycled materials. (k, sorry that was way off subject)
    but i was just thinking that if more and more people quit spending thier money on frivolous things and saved that money up to use it for something more worthy, then maybe they could afford a solarized home, but yah okay i know that will never happen. lack of faith in man kind. :)
     
  15. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    No, that is actually a good idea. By all means, do that for yourself and your family. In this new American century, we must become more self-reliant if we want to survive. I say go for it, if you can. A lot of farmland and a slew of animals would serve you well, too.
     
  16. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    Oh yes.

    Everybody on these boards, except for Rubin, needs to remember that the oil our country is fighting for will not be available to us in a matter of years. The rich started this war for their own purposes, it's not like they are fighting for oil to keep us happy.
     
  17. Logan9998

    Logan9998 Member

    oh man, we're f*cked.... whos rubin?
     
  18. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    BraveSirRubin.
     
  19. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    I would not necessarily say we're completely fucked, but change is coming.
     
  20. Logan9998

    Logan9998 Member

    well..time to start hording.
     

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