On 11/2/2012 9:14 PM, Saintly Oswald wrote:
> If, as some assert, the assassination was a CIA rogue element affair, then
> how does Jack Ruby fit into it? Did Jack work for the CIA, too? I suppose
No. Jack Ruby was a front for the Chicago Mafia and the Chicago Mafia
were partners in the CIA assassination plots.
> he could have been part of that element, since he seems to have been
> involved in the anti-Castro activities. But why does he implicate LBJ? Was
> his statement leverage on the part of the plotters to get LBJ to
He does not implicate LBJ directly. He is indirectly referencing the ad
by the John Birch Society which suggested that Kennedy should be
assassinated so that a truly patriotic American could become President.
> cooperate? I don't think so. I don't know the date of his "The answer is
> the man in office now," comment, but my impression is that this came well
> after LBJ had already shown his dedication to the cover up. It seems odd
> to me that Googling doesn't get me more info on Ruby's statement, but it
LBJ thought that it was a conspiracy immediately and by that afternoon
had started the cover-up even before Oswald was booked.
> looks to me that it occurred in his trial period, when the Warren
> Commission was in glorious full flight, so there would have been no need
> for the CIA to prod him at this point. It seems more likely that this was
> Jack acting in his own interest, or out of a belief that he had been left
> to twist in the wind by LBJ. And I don't see how that makes any sense
> unless Ruby saw LBJ as the boss of the assassination plot.
Ruby was given an offer he couldn't refuse. Just as in Dr. Phibes they
would have fed him his own dogs.