Jack Ruby – Kill or Be Killed Situation

Jack Ruby with gun seconds before shooting Lee Harvey Oswald, who had been charged with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with Oswald. Oswald and the two policemen didn’t see Ruby holding the gun.

Jack Ruby reportedly shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, so Jackie Kennedy wouldn’t have to return to Dallas for the trial of Oswald, but I think that Ruby was ordered by underworld bosses to silence Oswald. The Warren Commission stated that Ruby had no underworld ties, but it is well-known, that he had many ties to the underworld. The Warren Commission was intent on pushing their lone gunman theory, so Ruby having underworld ties would render that theory useless.

Earl Warren and the Warren Commission were not curious enough about Ruby to let him testify in Washington, about the murder of Oswald. Ruby stated that he wanted to prove to President Johnson, that he was not part of a conspiracy, so why not let him testify, if he wanted to. Maybe the commission was worried about what Ruby would say if he had the chance to talk.

It is a coincidence that President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby all died at Parkland Hospital. It is strange that a new trial had been given to Ruby in December, 1966, after initially being sentenced to death for the murder of Oswald and then he dies the 3rd day of January of 1967. Somebody didn’t want to take the chance of a conspiracy being exposed during the new trial. .

It seems impossible that Jack Ruby could have been in all the places he was reportedly seen during the assassination weekend.

I have read reports of him being in Dealey Plaza at the time of the assassination, but he was reportedly in the Dallas Morning News building at that time placing his weekly ad for his nightclub when he heard about the assassination.

The Warren Commission disputes the account of Seth Kantor, a White House correspondent, when he testified that he spoke to Ruby at Parkland Hospital, after President Kennedy had arrived there. The Warren Commission said there was no video of Ruby being present at Parkland. It has been mentioned that Ruby may have left the pristine bullet on a stretcher in Parkland Hospital, that has been the subject of controversy.

There have also been reports that Ruby was parked down the street, from the scene of the Officer Tippit murder and others even have him with Oswald before Oswald or someone looking like Oswald murdered Tippit. The problem with Ruby being there to see the Tippit shooting is that it is at same time as Seth Kantor placed Ruby at Parkland Hospital, so even Ruby cannot be in two places at one time.

Some reports even say that Ruby was in the Texas Theater when Oswald was arrested. I have only seen this reported from one source, so that needs more verification. Any reader with more on the whereabouts of Ruby that weekend is welcomed to comment with their information.

There is no doubt that Ruby was at the Dallas Police station, while Oswald was being held there on the Friday night of the assassination. There is even less doubt that he returned to the police station on Sunday morning, with the sole purpose of killing Oswald.

The timing had to be perfect for Ruby to accomplish his mission. If he had arrived at the police station a minute later Oswald would have already been in the transfer vehicle and taken to another correctional facility.

Jack Ruby after being arrested for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Ruby was born on March 25, 1911 in Chicago and died January 3, 1967 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 55. He would be 102 if still alive today and was 52 on the day of the JFK assassination.

The Spartacus Educational website states in his biography, that Ruby connected with Sam Trafficante and Carlos Marcello in the summer of 1963. Since both Trafficante and Marcello have been mentioned as the two most prominent underworld bosses connected with the JFK assassination it makes sense that they would order Ruby to kill Oswald, to protect them from prosecution.

Of course the Warren Commission doesn’t include this information in their report, since it would show Oswald to be part of a conspiracy.

Ruby reportedly met with Joe Campisi a Carlos Marcello associate at Campisi’s restaurant the day before the assassination, which may have been the time, when Ruby was ordered to kill Oswald as soon as possible after the assassination.

The underworld had to know that Ruby had an inside connection with the members of the Dallas Police department and it has been reported that a policeman called Ruby to let him know that Oswald’s transfer was imminent.

We will never know how much Oswald knew about the conspiracy, because Ruby decided for the American people, that we didn’t need to hear Oswald’s story and made sure of that, on the morning of November 24, 1963.

Oswald was shot by Ruby at 11:21 AM CST, which was almost two days, after the assassination of JFK.

Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa says in the Wikipedia biography of Ruby, that Ruby was to have seen that police officers loyal to Ruby would see that Oswald was killed while in custody. When that didn’t happen then Ruby was told to either kill Oswald himself or die.

Ruby may or may not have been in organized crime, but he had connections with many of those connected with the underworld.

The question that has never been answered as far as I know is why Ruby was allowed in the Dallas Police building, with a firearm and in fact reportedly had a firearm with him on Friday night, when he was in the police station.

It was bad enough that President Kennedy had been assassinated in the streets of Dallas, but that was compounded by Ruby killing Oswald, who claimed to be a patsy and here we are fifty years later, not knowing 100 percent if there was a conspiracy or Lee Harvey acted alone, when he allegedly assassinated President Kennedy.

Summary:

My take on the assassination of President Kennedy is that President Lyndon B. Johnson was the mastermind behind the assassination, as he enabled the conspiracy to eliminate President Kennedy from the political scene, so he could become president.

President Lyndon B. Johnson being sworn in aboard Air Force One shortly after President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated.

Johnson, who in my book is the most evil president in the history of the United States enlisted the aid of the CIA, FBI, the underworld, and wealthy Texans like Clint Murchison to plan the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22,1963.

A fingerprint of Johnson’s hitman Mac Wallace was found on a box in the 6th floor of the Texas Schoolbook Depository.

The timing of the assassination prevented LBJ from having his name mentioned, during the Bobby Baker scandal hearings in Washington. Those hearings came to an abrupt end after Johnson took the office of president.

LBJ teamed up with several people and agencies, who had been angered by the actions of President Kennedy.

His brother Robert F. Kennedy had angered organized crime by deporting Carlos Marcello to Guatemala and for his prosecution of organized crime figures.

FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was in jeopardy of being fired by President Kennedy, but was more or less blackmailing the Kennedys, by threatening to release some information about their affairs, when they didn’t want LBJ on the ticket, when Kennedy was choosing his vice-president for the 1960 presidential campaign. They didn’t name Johnson as vice-presidential candidate, until Sen. Stuart Symington, who had already been told that he was their choice for vice presidential candidate was told, that they had decided to go with LBJ on the ticket instead.

The CIA was not happy with Kennedy’s spoken intentions of breaking up the CIA in bits and pieces and his firing of CIA Director Allen Dulles after the Bay of Pigs fiasco worsened the tension between JFK and the highly secretive agency.

It makes sense that Lyndon Baines Johnson, who was used to being in power was not happy being a figurehead in the Kennedy administration, with little power and it was eating at Johnson, to be surrounded by the Kennedy brain trust.

Carlos Marcello was particularly angry with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, since Kennedy deported him to Guatemala. Marcello had the connections to seek revenge, on Robert Kennedy by having his brother the president assassinated. Marcello had stated that to get rid of the dog you have to cut off the head, which implied that he was intent on murdering the president, so that his brother Bobby would get the message and back off in his war against organized crime.

It was no accident that Jack Ruby was able to gain entrance, to the Dallas Police station and be there the precise moment Lee Harvey Oswald was being taken to the vehicle for transfer.

Now fifty years later there are still a lot of unanswered questions, that are begging to be answered about the assassination of President Kennedy. However most of the people, who had answers to those questions have been silenced by a string of mysterious deaths and accidents. Our only hope to learn the truth about the assassination now is for all the sealed documents that are locked in files and safes, to be released and hope that the files with the smoking gun we are looking for have not been destroyed.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Jack Ruby – Kill or Be Killed Situation

  1. Why was Ruby at Parkland?
    If Ruby was supposedly at the Dallas Morning News at the time of the assassination, he couldn’t have been a eyewitness to the actual shooting. Unless they were communicating by walkie-talkie, how could the conspirators be sure that the President was dead? Maybe he didn’t sustain a mortal injury. Maybe the Secret Service did their job and shielded Kennedy from the bullets. I propose the conspirators had to make sure Kennedy was dead.
    History has proved that Ruby was prepared to go to jail for the rest of his life, be shot by cops, or be capitally punished, for killing Oswald. If we are to believe that Ruby was part of the conspiracy, how hard would it be to assume Ruby was at Parkland to finish off Kennedy. All he would need are fake Secret Service credentials, and supposedly, there were several men with such fake credentials in Dealey Plaza. If he gets to the hospital and Kennedy’s not dead, Jack flashes the ID, bursts into Trauma Room 1 and kills Kennedy. Secret Service guys kill him on the spot. Then, the Warren Commission would say the people at that Dallas Morning News were mistaken when they say they saw him in their building. They would believe some of Julia Ann Mercer’s story about seeing Ruby in a truck with a rifle. They would find “Ruby’s” rifle in the DalTex building with no prints. Oswald would never be accused of anything. Ruby would be the deranged lone assassin who just had to kill Kennedy.
    However, when Ruby gets to the hospital, the priests had just come out announcing the death and several motorcade witnesses are there talking of how Kennedy’s head exploded. Ruby doesn’t have to act. He talks up Seth Kantor. Ruby may have thought he was finished with his part. Oswald has been set up, and most likely supposed to be whacked before he gets arrested. When that doesn’t happen, Ruby knows he has to kill Oswald. He stalks him through the weekend and shoots him on Sunday.

    • David, Thanks for your comment. I also think Jack Ruby was very much involved in the conspiracy. His killing Oswald had nothing to do, with him feeling bad for Jackie Kennedy. I think Ruby was ordered to kill Oswald or be killed himself. Still think Ruby had help getting into the police station that Sunday morning. Thanks again for your comment and feel free to comment again.

  2. I have just finished reading Craig Zirbel’s book, The Texas Connection. Craig has an interesting take on Ruby at Parkland Hospital after Kennedy’s shooting. If Ruby knew then that Oswald was still alive, or at lest unaccounted for, he needed to let his “team” know, and he needed to know what to do next.

    • Ruby was all over the place. How did he know to be at Parkland Hospital, then was at police station that night, and then again the next morning. Puzzling how Ruby gained entrance to the police station. If Oswald had lived there would been a lot less books written about the JFK assassination, since Oswald wouldn’t have taken the rap by himself, and named names of the conspirators.

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