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Crossing the Rubicon
Simplifying the case against Dick Cheney
January 18, 2005 (FTW) - In an argument of over 600 pages and 1,000 footnotes, 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.
1. 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)
2. 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 points)
3. 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 here for 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.
• MEANS: 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 will show.
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. 2
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. 4
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." 7 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." 8
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 command.9
Thus far we have established that:
1. Secret Service was the supreme command on 9/11.
2. Bush was not in the role of Commander in Chief at critical times on 9/11.
3. 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 consumed. 10
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 negotiable." 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
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
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. 12
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 supply." 13
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 state 14- and
use it to maintain permanent war to steal the world's last remaining hydrocarbons and
temporarily stave off the Peak Oil crisis.
• 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 agencies…" 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. 15
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 intercepted a
communication between Khalid Shaikh Muhammad and the alleged ringleader of the 9/11 attacks,
Mohammed Atta. 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 Whitehouse.
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 NORAD who
confirmed the definition of the title "Warrior" to Mike Ruppert via email.
Warrior = JCS/HQ NORAD sponsored FTX, or field training exercise (live-fly). 17
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. Coincidence?
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! 19
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. 20
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." 23
"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 America. 24
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
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 NORAD.
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. 26
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. 27
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
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 convenient.
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 into the
failures of the 9/11 Commission, 9/11 insider trading, the curtailing of civil liberties,
coming economic crisis, biological warfare, the real history of the Osama bin Laden, and many
other issues critical to an understanding of today's historical reality.
Crossing the Rubicon also looks into the evolution of PROMIS software, a well-documented
artificial intelligence and datamining 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
Review the documentation for yourself - purchase Crossing the Rubicon here.